SAA – Advisory Council for Office Professionals. Annual Meeting Held in Charleston, SC March 2-4, 2010. WHO ARE WE for 2010?. Wanda Rohrer, Miami, FL –NACOP Representative Wanda.Rohrer@ars.usda.gov Misty Stephens, Clemson, SC –Chair Misty.Stephens@ars.usda.gov
Held in Charleston, SC
March 2-4, 2010
WHO ARE WE for 2010?
Wanda Rohrer, Miami, FL –NACOP Representative
Misty Stephens, Clemson, SC –Chair
Jacqueline McDonald, Griffin, GA –Co-Chair
Deborah Osborne, Tifton, GA – Newsletter
Joyce Paist, Charleston, SC – Recorder
Rhonda Gantt, Athens, GA – Webmaster
Vacancy – Currently submitted names to be filled – Historian
Our vision is to serve as a foundation to the South Atlantic Area office professionals to enhance self awareness, strengthen skills and provide leadership
Revision to “Just a Minute” for distribution to SAA Office Professionals for past conference calls was conducted. Motion made, Seconded and Approved to distribute to SAA.
Motion made, Seconded and Approved to accept budget line items for Proposed Council Budget.
Agreements Training Coming Soon
Key Task Calendar Now Available
Review of the Training Needs Assessment Survey was conducted.
Approval for Assistance from Area Office Program Assistant, Sharon Jett to aid in planning and presentation will be submitted to Area Office.
Training is planned to be offered at different levels. (Beginner, Intermediate …) with an open forum for questions and live interactive slides.
Total training session to last between 1- 1 ½ hrs. including question/answer section.
A Key Task Calendar is now available on the SAA ACOP website.
This calendar is a great reference guide in a month by month format to keep you current on tasks you should be working on now and in the future.
**Save to your desktop and edit with your own ideas or personal tasks.
**If we left something off, let us know.
Please check it out – it’s a wonderful tool.
Dr. Richard Fery, Research Leader for the US Vegetable Laboratory gave the Council a tour of the facilities including offices, labs, and greenhouses on Wednesday morning.
We were introduced to many Federal employees as well as employees with Clemson University.
It is a beautiful facility and we greatly appreciate Dr. Fery taking the time from his busy schedule to show us around.
“Thank you for your gracious hospitality.”
Goals & Action Items
To enhance self-awareness: through Welcome calls and Welcome packages to let the SAA office professionals know they are not alone and we are here to help.
To strengthen skills: through the Mentoring program, webcast training, scholarship program, as well as training in AgLearn and other USDA-sponsored programs.
To provide leadership: by volunteering on subcommittees and council projects, by conducting surveys, distributing promotional items to recognize office professionals.
VISIONOur vision is to serve as a foundation to the South Atlantic Area office professionals to enhance self awareness, strengthen skills and provide leadership
Next Conference Call scheduled for April 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
The meeting was then adjourned.
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