2017 Administrative Professionals Retreat
This three-day retreat offers professional and personal development for non-exempt administrative professionals. The agenda features relevant, energizing topics and speakers chosen specifically with the administrative professional in mind.
November 8-10, 2017
Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg, TN
Cost includes select meals and all materials; participants are responsible for their own hotel and travel accommodations.
ONLY non-exempt administrative professionals are eligible to attend.
Details about the 2017 agenda will become available in early fall 2017. A full agenda will be released to registered participants later in the fall.
Past agendas are provided as examples of the format and sessions of this type of learning and development event.VIEW 2016 AGENDA VIEW 2015 AGENDA
How to Apply
The nomination/application form for the 2017 Administrative Professionals Retreat has closed.
All selected attendees, and those who are placed on the wait list, will receive notification from our office by AUGUST 31.
Last day to cancel without a charge: Wednesday, October 25, 2017*
*All Employee & Organizational Development seminars and conferences have a 10 business-day cancellation policy. If a registered participant cancels within 10 business days of the date of the conference or seminar, the department will be charged the full amount. If the department will not pay, the individual will be invoiced for the amount. Departments are welcome to send a substitute if the registered attendee must cancel within this 10 business-day period.
Words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to attend the 2014 Administrative Professionals Retreat! This retreat is one of the BEST training opportunities the university can offer the administrative staff. The speakers and presentations are great, and the retreat provides not only a time to learn, but a time to reflect and reinvigorate. The location at Park Vista in Gatlinburg is perfect! I left the retreat with new ideas and renewed joy in working for the university.
College of Agriculture
The Administrative Professionals Retreat is one of the highlights of the year for me. The topics and the speakers are always interesting and informative. The location overlooking Gatlinburg is also fantastic. I enjoy interacting with new and old friends who are also coworkers and seeing how we all fit into this big entity known as the University of Tennessee. Makes me proud to be a part of it.
Human Resources, Equity & Diversity
UT Space Institute
I come away from the Administrative Professionals Retreat feeling refreshed and energized to get back to work to apply the new information I’ve learned, whether it’s on health issues or new ideas for a better life, or ways to add more joy to my life. One of the most satisfying aspects of the retreat is meeting others and connecting with colleagues from other UT campuses. It is a joy to network with them at the retreat and in the months that follow.
My experience at the 2014 Administrative Professionals Retreat was awesome! Our theme was “Begin it Now! Creating Purpose and Being Deliberate in Your Work & Life” and each session offered valuable advice on how to accomplish this goal. The retreat location was absolutely beautiful and the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the state was truly great. I am confident that my professional development was enhanced because of this event.
Education Technology Specialist
UT Health Science Center