Administrative Professionals Conference

Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


Join us for a morning focusing on professional growth through enriching your communication, building relationships, and improving your mental outlook.

Communicating with SAVVY

Presenter: Dr. Iwana Ridgill, Adjunct Instructor, Midlands Technical College

Effective communication is critical to getting work done effectively and building better relationships between team members in an office and with colleagues in other offices and departments. Morale and productivity increase when communication is positive and professional. This program reviews important skills and provides practical tips for administrative professionals to use to confidently and competently communicate in the workplace.

You've Got That Glow!

Presenter: Dr. Matteel Jones, Educator and Life Coach

Have your mind and emotions been spinning for so long that you're actually sick of yourself? Sick of comparing yourself to everyone else and always coming up short? Well, you can stop spinning, gain confidence and turn your ordinary into extraordinary. In this engaging session, you will learn the five specific steps needed to get your glow back by completely transforming any area of your life. You will leave this energizing experience with everything you need to know to fully embrace the process that will bring about real, lasting powerful change – the kind of change that will completely convert your life and unveil the best version of yourself!



Dr. Iwana Ridgill

Back by popular demand, Iwana will provide participants insightful information on communicating in the workplace. Dr. Ridgill is a University of South Carolina Honors Graduate and faculty member at Midlands Technical College. She has presented at many state and national conferences and professional meetings, and especially enjoys topics related to motivation on the job and employee and leadership development


Dr. Matteel Jones

A life conqueror, Dr. Matteel has an intense desire to support others through positive change and authentic transformation. This passion is fueled by her own personal life renovations – surfacing and thriving on the other side of divorce, morbid obesity, first-generation education, and a lack of purpose, she now fully embraces a lifestyle that is grounded in choices that are mentally, physically and spiritually healthy and devotes much of her free time to personally coaching others through their own life makeovers.

Registration Instructions

This half-day conference is designed for UofSC's administrative professionals.


Registration is $70 per person, includes instruction, continental breakfast, and lunch.


The departments of those who cancel within 48 hours of the conference will still be charged.


The Office of Organizational and Professional Development is committed to providing access to all individuals attending training courses. Please let us know if you require any specific accommodations as a result of a disability by emailing us at

Campus Room, Capstone Conference Center

902 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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