Support for Supporters (Southern California)

Oct 11, 2022 9:00AM—2:00PM


St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Cost $1,775 members; $1,500 group-rate 3+; $2,650 non-members

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Support for Supporters

SESSION 1: October 11, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 2: February 1, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

SESSION 3: April 25, 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm


The position of Administrative Assistant to the Head of School or Division/Department Head, is a unique, complicated, and demanding one. This role requires a high degree of professionalism as well as a complex combination of exceptional interpersonal expertise, technology skills, and the ability to manage and monitor several projects and events simultaneously.

As this administrative support role requires maintaining a high level of confidentiality, those in it can feel particularly isolated from others in the school. This program offers a small, confidential, and welcoming environment designed to foster connections, learning, support, and dialogue with peers who share similar experiences and challenges. 

We will attend to the continuously changing demands of our roles. There will be time for connecting with new colleagues across Southern California. Along with guest speakers and readings, we will incorporate time to problem solve, share knowledge and resources, request practical feedback or suggestions, or just simply laugh about our jobs.

This year's ongoing program will be in person and consist of three 5-hour workshops. Each session will focus on a different theme, with a guest speaker, and time to connect and problem solve. 

Meetings will be tailored to the needs and interests of our current participants. Our first meeting will allow time to connect and get to know one another. Topics may include boundary setting, self-advocacy, delegation, leadership, tech resources, self-care, and more!


This program is for executive assistants, administrative assistants, and anyone serving in a support role at a school.


CATDC and St. Margaret's Episcopal School will be working together to do all we can to ensure your health and safety over the course of our three sessions, monitoring closely nationwide, state, and local updates and recommendations. We ask that you do not attend if you are infected with Covid, have  Covid symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is infected in the last 10 days. 

All participants in this program need to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and show a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card (with booster or boosters) before attending. You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.



"I so appreciated the support from the group, and the feeling of camaraderie among the participants. I found the technology tools and resources that people shared very helpful."

"It's always a good reminder to have self care and to make sure that we take time out in the day just to breathe and take a walk to refresh the mind. Staying in the present and taking each moment at a time."
"I really enjoy the camaraderie of the other Assistants and to continually not feel alone in my role."



Destiny Saunders earned her Master’s Degree in Positive Organizational Psychology and Program Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Morris College in South Carolina. She is passionate about organizational development and increasing the quality of the employee experience utilizing program evaluation and positive interventions. In November 2019, Destiny joined St. Margaret’s Episcopal School as the administrative assistant to both the Assistant Head of School for Strategic Initiatives and to the Director of Equity and Inclusion. She has also served in a leadership capacity as the Equity Team Professional Development Committee Chair since 2020. Destiny looks forward to connecting with other administrative assistants and facilitating the Southern California Support for Supporters journey.


Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.