What is Administrative Professionals’ Day & When is it?

Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. This year, Administrative Professionals’ Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Originally, the official period of celebration was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated as National Secretaries Day. In 1955, the observance date of National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and job titles of administrative support staff.

3 Ideas To Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day in 2022

Administrative Professionals’ Day has become one of the largest workplace holidays. Companies have celebrated through community events, social gatherings, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts. Many US companies celebrate by giving flowers, candy, trinkets, lunch at a restaurant, gift cards, training opportunities or time off. 

Gifting experiences is also another great option to show your appreciation for your employees. Over time, many more employers and supervisors have started arranging events to show their appreciation. These highlight the importance of administrative professionals to the organization and enhance their work-related skills. Show your administrative professional staff how much you appreciate their contributions this year.

1. Invest in Software to Facilitate Administrative Work

One of the best ways to make someone feel like their job is important is to invest in their role or department, especially in ways that make work more fun, efficient, or easier. Your team will be more energized, have more time for other tasks, and feel recognized.

If you’re managing a marketing department, ask your team to help identify opportunities for more data and automation. If you’re managing an accounting team, explore tools and training for programs like Salesforce. Do you lead a project management team? Check out tools like Trello.

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2. Have a Fun Experience as a Team

Having fun at work doesn’t just lead to great company culture, it also boosts productivity. Now more than ever, it’s important for employees to have fun and build connections with their coworkers.

Team building activities, events, and icebreakers also help the members of your team create bonds that are as authentic as they are deep. Opportunities for team bonding are a great way to celebrate and create a culture of teamwork. Whether they are virtual or in person, TeamBonding events are a perfect fit for Administrative Professionals’ Day.

As companies are slowly transitioning back to in-person events, outdoor activities are a great way to spend the day with your coworkers in a fun and safe environment. Schedule time for your team to participate in a friendly team building competition, with a game like Catapult to Success.  Or test your team’s survivor skills in our Corporate Survivor

If your team still isn’t back in the office then a virtual event is the perfect option. Bring out the fun and encourage relationship building with a Virtual Mixology event.


3. Gift Your Team Learning & Training Opportunities

Professional training programs and webinars delivered by industry experts are designed to energize your organization. Based on your specific need, each team building and professional development program combines work and play led by passionate, experienced, and often local trainers. Through programs like Breaking Barriers and White Privilege, Black Power Experience, your administrative staff will learn by doing and still have fun in the process.

Is your team spread throughout the country or around the world? Programs like our Virtual Resiliency Training workshop can still help you celebrate and learn.

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Whether it be through learning, gifts, or experiences giving back to your team for Administrative Professionals’ Day will make them feel appreciated and create a better working environment. What are some of the unique ways that you celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day?


Samantha McDuffee

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