BTUA Chicago Sponsors  
Saturday, March 4, 2017  at 9:30AM - 5:30 PM CTC
Sunday, March 5, 2017  at 8:30AM - 5:30PM CTC

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200 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Accomplished Traveler logo Contact  Bobby Huebner at 
The Accomplished Traveler
to assist with travel & hotel reservations.  

  What Students Say:

"I left BTUA filled to the brim with new knowledge, skills, and professional connections. I recommend this workshop without hesitation."
~ Lauren Jiloty, Sr. EA to Bill Gates, Seattle 

"BTUA was the most thorough and spot-on training I have found in my 25-year career. I promise you that you will be a better person and better assistant after having experience BTUA.
~ Kimberly Martin, EA Chicago

"BTUA is an incredible goldmine for assistants. It gave me an energy boost and more self-confidence to succeed in my new role."
~ Muriel Poncin, EA, GE Belgium 

  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 
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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.


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Training that changes lives.
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"Bonnie and Vickie are masters of training and take you on a two-day journey that not only educates but inspires in bucketloads. This is some of the best training for Assistants I have had the good fortune to participate in and I have attended four times."

Lucy Brazier, CEO Executive Secretary Magazine

Bonnie Low-Kramen
I am the 25-
Bonnie rt side wht paddingyear 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 and I are passionately committed to empowering our students in both the soft skills and the hard skills.

Vickie Sokol Evans, MCT
Vickie rt side white padding The 4.5-hour technology segment of the class will be taught by Vickie Sokol Evans who is a 
former assistant and is the trainer to Bill Gates' team. She is now one of the most sought after technology and productivity trainers in the world. As the Founder of the RedCape Academy, Vickie is an expert in both PC and Mac and best of all, she "gets" what assistants do and the very best ways to get it done. She teaches MS Office and social media.

March 4-5, 2017 | Chicago

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This highly interactive and content-rich workshop is geared towards:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Private service professionals

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Computer Technology, Productivity and Social Media Privacy with Vickie Evans (4.5 hours)
  • Organization, Assistant Handbook & Checklists
  • Advanced Communication: Verbal, Written, Non-Verbal
  • Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Event Planning
  • Travel Planning
  • Networking and Mentoring  
  • DiSC Workplace Personality Assessment
  • Gender, Ethnic & Generational Issues 
  • Dealing with Difficult People & Situations
  • Resources for Assistants
  • Career Management
  • And always some special surprises!

This is for you if you...

  • Love being an assistant but feel stagnant
  • Need to up your game to stay relevant in technology
  • 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
  • Love Chicago like we do!

Two-Day Workshop March 4-5, 2017

    Day One 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM   Day Two 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Regular Price: 
Members of Professional Administrative Organizations: $1,099
BTUA Alumni: $899 

Optional Add-On: RedCape Academy Subscription: $300 for 15-month membership
(Click here for more info)

Please see below for the full list of what the workshop includes. Travel and accommodations are not included. Please contact the Accomplished Traveler for assistance with travel.

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Workshop Includes:

  • Pre-Workshop phone/Skype consultation with Bonnie
  • Signed copy of "Be the Ultimate Assistant" book by Bonnie Low-Kramen
  • Signed copy of "Tips in Minutes" book by Vickie Evans
  • 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
  • Post-workshop support from both Bonnie & Vickie
  • Delicious & healthy breakfast and lunch on both days
  • Certificate of Achievement

Note: This workshop is eligible for Recertification Point submission.