2-Day Weekend Workshop
May 3-4 | Chicago  
Instructors: Bonnie Low-Kramen & Vickie Sokol Evans


Saturday May 3, 2014 at 9:30AM - 5:30PM EDT
Sunday May 4, 2014 at 9:30AM - 5:30PM EDT

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Petterino's Restaurant
Harris Room, Lower Level
150 North Dearborn St. (near W. Randolph St.)
Chicago, IL 60601

Jason Miller of President of The Accomplished Traveler will assist our students with travel arrangements and hotel accomodations. 


  What Students Say:

"The energy and motivation I get is fantastic. I've taken 3 workshops with Bonnie and I learn something new every time. When is the next one??"

~ Katilin Stern-Varga, Siemens Financial Services, NJ

"The one-on-one interaction was invaluable. I've worked for 20 years and the information I learned was priceless."
~Brenda Rogers, Asst. to CEO, Dallas 

"I hung on every click of Vickie's mouse!"
~ Carla A, Executive Assistant, San Francisco

"I can't wait to get home tonight (on a Saturday night) and create a document!"
~Lisa B., Executive Assistant, Chicago


  Olympia Dukakis Comments

"For 25 years, I have always been struck by the seriousness with which Bonnie takes her work, her profession, and now her new career choice as a teacher. She is inspiring others to be an 'ultimate assistant' and I have no doubt that is precisely what is happening."
                                                ~ Olympia Dukakis 

Click here to hear Olympia Dukakis speak about the value of Assistants


  Need On-Site Team Training?

Bonnie and Vickie are available together or individually to deliver a custom training program for your company. Please contact Bonnie or Vickie for a complete list of training options.

* Guest Speakers at prior workshops have included the Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey and the Assistant to Nate Berkus

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Bonnie Low-Kramen 

I am instructor Bonnie Low-Kramen, 25-year former assistant to Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and author of the best-selling "Be the Ultimate Assistant."  It would be my pleasure to have you join us for a transformational 2-days of learning and networking. If you are seeking to work at your highest potential, this is the workshop that will make an important difference for your career and your life. 


Vickie Sokol Evans 

The 3-hour technology segment of the class will be taught by Vickie Sokol Evans
 who is a former assistant and is now one of the most sought- after technology and productivity trainers in the country. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Vickie is an expert on both PC and Mac and best of all, she "gets" what we do as assistants and the very best ways to get it done.


This highly interactive and jam-packed workshop is geared towards:

  • Personal Assistants
  • Executive Assistants who handle personal matters
  • Private service professionals
  • Concierge staff

The class is designed to develop and fine-tune the mindset, confidence, and tools needed to succeed with the most demanding employer.

This is for you if you...

  • Love being an assistant but feel stagnant
  • Want to build a stronger relationship and partnership with your manager and fellow staff
  • Need to be as marketable as possible to earn top dollar
  • Enjoy learning and want more tools for your toolbox
  • Want to expand your network of colleagues and resources
  • Are overwhelmed by technology and need simple ways to keep up 
  • Love Chicago like we do!

Early birdEarly Bird Price     $525 / Student - Register by March 7th!
 Regular Price        $599 / Student - As of March 8th

    Members of NYCA, IAAP, EAO, DEMA, ACPA, IAPSP, ASAP, INA, UKACA       Discounted Price: $499/Student

Please note: The workshop price does not include accommodations. 

Workshop Includes:

Ultimate Cover

  • Pre-Workshop phone/Skype consultation with Bonnie
  • Signed copy of "Be the Ultimate Assistant" book
  • Materials packet containing articles, checklists, and forms
  • PowerPoint slides and document templates to help make you the
    Ultimate Assistant
  • Online DiSC Workplace Personality Assessment
  • Surprise Guest Speakers *
  • Access to the Ultimate Assistant Linkedin Discussion group, open only to
    workshop alumni
  • Unlimited refreshers: Attend a future workshop as a refresher in the city
    of your choice, as many times as you like (nominal fee to cover materials and food)
  • Post-workshop support from both Bonnie & Vickie
  • Discounts on RedCape technology classes for both PC & Mac
  • Certificate of Achievement

Note: This workshop is eligible for submission for CEU recertification points

Total value of workshop - $1795          

Special Early Bird Price $525
 only until March 7th!

"Be the Ultimate Assistant" Workshop
Tour Schedule


  • New York City | Apr 5-6 |
  • Chicago | May 3-4 | Registration Now Open | Early Bird ends Mar. 7th
  • New York City | Sep 20-21 | Save the date | Early Bird ends  July 25th
  • Silicon Valley | Oct 11-12 | Save the date | Early Bird ends Aug. 15th
  • London | Nov 17-18 | Registration Now Open