Administrative Professionals

The Administrative Professionals Program creates a community of learning for Emory’s administrative staff, enabling them to build professional relationships and make meaningful contributions within their careers.

About the Program

The program is designed to develop and enhance skills within a cohort group of up to 25 participants representing different departments across the university.

Any full-time employee of Emory University in an administrative role would benefit from this program:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Secretary

Program Goals

The goals of the Administrative Professionals Program are to:

  • Enhance those skills that support employee development as well as the strategic vision of the university
  • Develop new skills that meet the demands of successful office management

Nomination and Selection Process

The application deadline for the next round of the Administrative Professionals Program is Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm.

To apply to the Administrative Professionals Program, you can either be nominated by someone else or you can nominate yourself. If you nominate yourself, you must still have the formal support of your manager in the form of a letter of recommendation, submitted with your application.

Participants will be selected for the program based on stated goals, departmental representation and manager recommendation.

Application Form


Attendance is mandatory for all program events, including the kick-off, all classes and seminars, and the program graduation.

Participants will also be required to complete a process improvement project in conjunction with their supervisor, which they will present on the last day of class.

If you are interested in applying to this program, please review the Program-at-a-Glance to understand the level of commitment involved.



Program sessions will focus on the following themes:

  1. Organizational Knowledge: Gain knowledge about university policies and systems.
  2. Competency Building and Strengthening: Develop and refine skills that are key to your ability to perform their current jobs.
  3. Self-Awareness: Gain awareness of your own personality, values, work styles and strengths.
  4. Professional Development: Learn skills that will enhance your job performance and personal growth.

Program Cost

The cost to the department for each participant is $700.