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This year is all about CELEBRATION! Join us as we celebrate our amazing administrative professionals and support staff, and look back on all the year’s successes!

HSF Administrative Professionals Event
April 25, 2018

In today’s ever changing office environment the people we rely on are our Administrative Professionals and support staff. The HSF Administrative Professionals Event provides opportunities to network, share ideas, problems and solutions with other professionals, and return to your job with renewed enthusiasm.

We will start our day together, with a Keynote with Christine Singer – President of Workshops for Success, and a fabulous presenter who has facilitated many trainings with HSF. Christine will guide us as we celebrate our professional successes, and share stories of how we make important contributions to our teams.

Online registration is closed. Please contact Meghan Person to register for this program.

Keynote – Let’s Celebrate Our Successes and Lessons Learned!

In the midst of very hectic work schedules and activities, some wonderful things happen to us and to those we support. We will take time to process emotional elements and reflect on the many positive personal qualities that lead us to valued outcomes. Let’s celebrate!


In addition to the keynote, participants choose ONE of four workshops.

#1 – Fantasies and Rules About Time Management      

Workshop #1 only has a few seats left. Please contact Meghan to register for these workshops manually.

Christine Singer, Workshops for Success

This session will focus on putting YOU in the driver’s seat by looking at time management from many perspectives. We will each review how we classify our time, what things always get done, and why some things just do not get done. We will review your personal self-management of work priorities and determine if some changes may needed to increase both productivity and job satisfaction.

Christine Singer has more than 30 years of leadership experience in non-profit management, organizational development and workforce development. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and child development from Connecticut College. She co-authored a training monograph entitled “Non-Aversive Alternatives to Behavior Manaement” and has received numerous awards for professional and volunteer leadership activities. Christine provides support to human service, education, and business professionals examining ways to maximize professional development. She serves as a motivational keynote speaker, conducts supervisory and management training and a variety of workshops to increase professional development for all levels of personnel. Christine assists businesses in strategic plan development, feasibility studies, board governance and program consultation. Christine is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in Massachusetts.

#2 – Storytelling for Celebration and Skill Building
Katie Gay, Visible Stories

The entire agenda of this workshop will be centered around the theme of celebrating you, your talents, and your accomplishments through the use of storytelling. The basic agenda will include: a fun warm-up activity; story-listening; personal story-reflection; and paired story-sharing. The workshop culminates in on-camera sharing — completely voluntarily — for participants who want to share their stories beyond this workshop. Please know, you can still fully participate in the workshop even if you choose not to share on camera. Not only will this workshop be a fun and supportive way to recognize you, your talents, and your achievements, but storytelling is also a wonderful tool (as recognized by science) for: activating empathy; improving listening skills; conveying a compelling message; and making a memorable impression — all things that can support you in your work!

Katie Gay has been fascinated by the power of storytelling and film since she was just a child. Fast forward to present day and Katie has been creating professional videos since 2012 and in January 2018 she completed a certificate program in Applied Storytelling at The Graduate Institute. The combination of these two skill sets and passions form the foundation of Visible Stories.

Back in 2003, Sociology instilled in Katie a clear desire to contribute to the creation of a just and flourishing world. With a BA and MA in Public Sociology, Katie has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire professional career. Visible Stories is also intertwined with Katie’s personal history. In 2007 Katie found herself at a dire crossroads and was miraculously able to gain her footing on a path toward health and healing through the transformational power of authentic sharing and listening. Visible Stories is Katie’s effort to share the power of stories with others so that they too might find connection, healing, and growth.

Lastly, from 2014-2016 Katie’s experiences working with a contemplative program led her to a deeper spiritual understanding of the transfiguration possible when we truly see others and are in turn ourselves seen by others, moving beyond limited impressions and biases. Visible Stories explores the role of personal and collective storytelling in helping to dissolve limiting beliefs of ourselves and each other, with the goal of moving our world toward a more compassionate place in which we don’t just tolerate differences, but we embrace and celebrate them.

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#3 – Staying Fit with a Desk Job             

Workshop #3 only has a few seats left. Please contact Meghan to register for these workshops manually.
Elizabeth Lenart, National and International Fitness Presenter and Educator

Studies have shown that sitting all day can be detrimental to your health, but what if your job requires it? In this workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to keep healthy and active while sitting at a desk throughout the day. Through easy physical activities, food choices, and technology, you can develop a healthy lifestyle. Specialist and Master Trainer, Elizabeth Lenart will lead this workshop incorporating both movement and learning.

National and International Fitness Presenter and Educator Elizabeth Lenart possesses an M.Ed and a multitude of fitness certifications. She is the owner of innerathlete, a local fitness and well coaching business.  She is the Program Director and Mater Trainer for Balletone in the United States, a ballet based fitness program for both dancers and those with no dance background.  She is a National Master Trainer with BOSU and Hedstrom Fitness where she presents and is involved with program development. She is Master Trainer Barre Above and Tabata Bootcamp Fitness Programs. She’s an ambassador for Carbon 38 and is sponsored by 361 Degrees. She can be seen regularly on Mass Appeal as a fitness expert. She is a member of the Women’s Fitness Organization of America. She writes and blogs for fitness companies.

#4 – Mission, Vision, Values: Not just for organizations!
Sara Miller
, Richard Levin & Associates

Just as an organization is founded through establishing statements on mission, vision, and values to emphasize internally and convey externally, each of us has passions that lend themselves to a similar exercise. In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to participate in exercises of self-reflection and interpersonal feedback to begin formulating their individual mission, vision, and values statements. This can be a helpful practice for those who want to reflect internally on their life and work, or it can be used externally for purposes of personal branding and representing oneself in the digital world in professional contexts (such as LinkedIn and other social media platforms).

Sara Miller, a consultant and facilitator based in the greater Boston area, is Richard Levin & Associates’ Managing Director – a title that encompasses her role in overseeing a number of our marketing and operational initiatives as well as project management and business development. Besides her consulting and facilitation roles, Sara’s position encompasses building out the services RLA offers to nonprofit organizations, as well as striving to understand the needs of potential clients and connecting them with the best coaches, consultants, and facilitators for their contexts. A graduate of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program and an MBA at the Heller School for Public Policy (both at Brandeis University), Sara devoted her graduate fieldwork to working at Gann Academy in Waltham, focusing on curriculum planning, financial aid data analysis, and human resources policy research.

Sara has previously worked in Providence, RI, in a collaboration between Brown RISD Hillel and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), as well as with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the BIMA Summer Arts Institute, and a women’s shelter abroad. She has a B.A. from Brandeis University, where she studied Music and Judaic Studies. Sara has also completed the “Facilitation for Community Engagement” training through Essential Partners.

Event Details

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: Registration and cont. breakfast ~ 8:30 a.m.
Keynote, Workshops & Lunch ~ 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Program Fee: Human Service Forum Members — $85     Not Yet Members — $155
Fee includes continental breakfast and scrumptious buffet lunch.

Add $5 per registrant if registration is received after April 20, 2018.


  • Refunds will not be given for unattended program.  Unpaid registrants who do not attend will be billed.  Substitutions always welcome.
  • If accommodations will be needed, including special meals, please indicate here c  and we will contact you.  A minimum of two weeks notice is requested.  Note: Lunch is buffet.




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