During Administrative Professionals Week, the College of Southern Maryland is offering a one-day conference for administrative professionals who want to gain skills while networking with peers, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 27 in the Center for Business and Industry (BI Building) on the La Plata Campus. “We know that administrative professionals are the backbone of any organization and providing a fun professional development day just for them is our goal,” said Dr. Dan Mosser, vice president of the division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “If area employers are looking for a nice way to recognize and reward their administrative assistants, this conference could be it.” The day will include a continental breakfast from 8:15 to 8:50 a.m., buffet lunch, workshops and a keynote, “Beyond the Basics: The Unstoppable You,” by award-winning author and motivational speaker, Jennifer Foxworthy. Topics discussed will include achieving more and improving office communication. “We are pleased to have Jennifer Foxworthy set the tone for this annual conference,” said Mosser. Foxworthy is the founder of Inspirationally Speaking, LLC and the 'Unstoppable You' Women's Conference and she is the television show host of 'Living Unshackled ON Purpose.' Foxworthy is a U.S. Navy veteran with 21 years of service. The conference tracks of this one-day event will include “Enhance Your Communication Skills” presented by Foxworthy, “Office Energy” presented by CSM Fitness Coordinator Jane Pomponio, and “Time Management: It's All About Balance” presented by Jennifer Andersen, owner of Empower Consulting. The cost for the workshop is $125 and groups of five or more receive a discount rate of $99. Register by April 27 online at www.csmd.edu/AdminProfessionalsDevDay. For information, contact Karen O?Connor at 240-725-5479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.