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Association of Office Professionals

Overview of Association of Office Professionals (AOP)

The USM Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is dedicated to providing opportunities for communication and relationship building among staff members of the University. Membership is open to all USM support staff. Associate membership is open to supervisors of USM support staff. The USM AOP is affiliated with the Mississippi Association of Education Office Professionals (MAEOP), and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).    


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSP credits are posted as events are approved for PSP credits and held remotely using Teams.

Training Events
* Dates and time subject to change.  Changes will be reflected here and on AOP Listserv.

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK CAMPAIGN

Thanks to you.  We donated 37 backpacks.   See the coverage on our deliveries on the WDAM site- USM Blessings in a Backpack Delivers School Supplies to International Students

 


UPCOMING AOP WORKSHOPS

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live webinar series


 

hands with words transforming our community in them

JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH KINDNESS

Donating to Help the Needy-

Donations to Fieldhouse for the Homeless and the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter are still needed please contact Jennifer.LewisFREEMississippi%20with any questions. 

Donations to the Wesley Pantry are needed including school supplies. 

QUESTIONS/INTERESTED IN ASSISTING- email jennifer.lewisFREEMississippi Community Service Chair


IN THE NEWS

WDAM- USM's Blessings in a Backpack Benefits International Students

USM Blessings in a Backpack Campaign Benefits International Students

WJTV Blessings in a Backpack Campaign Benefits International Students

AOP Undertakes Holiday Community Service Events

USM Groups Collaborate to Help Beautify Campus

Organizations Team Up to Donate to Homeless, Domestic Abuse Shelter

USM AOP Members Earn Awards 

USM AOP Chapter Presents Awards, Installs Officers for 2021-22


AOP MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Cindy Wakers lovely headshot Cindy Walker, winner of the 2021 Outstanding Business Foundations Graduate Student Award
Joyce Headshot Joyce Powell, winner of the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award – USM Gulf Park Campus
Headshot of Ms. Jen Jennifer Lewis, winner of the 2020 President’s Volunteer Service Award, an honor bestowed directly by the U.S. White House

 


READ ALL ABOUT IT

The Voice: Newsletter of USM AOP

 


Free Training From Other Organizations

Coursera-

Mindfulness for Well-Being and Peak Performance

Mindshift- Breakthrough Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

Presentation Skills: Designing Presentation Slides

Problem Solving with Excel

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel

 


ON DEMAND TRAINING

Need on demand training.  USM AOP has a variety of on-demand series. For more information, see our webinar series page. 

On the Demand Training Opportunities


PAST HAPPENINGS

PAST TRAINING

PAST EVENTS


MEETINGS

Face-to-Face meetings have been cancelled indefinitely to avoid risks incidental to holding a public gathering.  Instead, AOP will be meeting remotely. The AOP General Meetings for 2020-2021 will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, unless a scheduling conflict occurs. This meeting will be considered a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams unless otherwise noted. If you have questions about our meeting schedule, email Jennifer.Lewis@usm.edu, USM AOP Secretary. *

* Meetings are subject to being rescheduled.  For a complete list of meetings, see the Meeting Schedule Page.  If you need a copy of previous notes, please check the Meeting Notes page.  If you do not see the notes posted, please email a request indicating the meeting date to USM Board

AWARDS- Don't forget to submit your nomination for Educational Administrator of the Year and Educational Office Professional of the Year by Friday, April 30th, 2021 (see the Guidelines document for additional information). 


 

 ABOUT USM AOP

AOP BoardAssociated Organizations Bylaws CommitteesFAQ Learn about AOP

Meeting Minutes

Membership Benefits Past Presidents

Professional Standards Program (PSP)


 EVENTS

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Upcoming Meetings


 

TRAINING

In-Service TrainingConferences

Supplemental Training Materials     Recommended YouTube    

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Membership runs from July 1st through June 30th.

 

 

Contact Us

Association of Office Professionals
118 College Drive #5181 Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
Valerie.CraigFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6675