OfficeNinjas COVID-19 Information Page

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Our Commitment to You and the OfficeNinjas Community

Hi Ninjas,

You are at the top of our minds.

The COVID-19 outbreak is seriously impacting our global community and we know this is a challenging time for so many of us. Our hearts are with those who’ve fallen ill or have loved ones who are suffering.

In these uncertain times, we stand committed to facing this crisis together as a community, in kindness and support of one another.

Eight years ago, we founded OfficeNinjas to provide administrative professionals and workplace operators with opportunities for deep learning, collaboration, and global community. And we will continue delivering on that promise.

Our team has prepared a Plan of Action to address existing and foreseeable obstacles. We would like to share with you the measures we’re taking (more details below).

Thank you for trusting OfficeNinjas. As an organization with an innate “figure it out” attitude, our team is swiftly working through these unique circumstances and we look forward to providing our community with experiences we can all be proud of.

In community,

Nancy & Edwin Salgado
co-founders

FAQs

Updated as of March 14, 2020. We will add more information as it becomes available.

What can I expect during Admin Week (April 20-24, 2020)?

Admin Week is all about global recognition of administrative excellence. And despite present circumstances, we still have plenty to celebrate.

  • 2020 OfficeNinjas All-Stars. Five extraordinary Ninjas and one showstopping Ninja Team will be honored with an OfficeNinjas All-Star Award. Read about their personal journeys and heartwarming nominations as we reveal one winner each day of Admin Week.
  • Admin Day Mega Flash Raffle. This Admin Day (April 22), prepare for a chance to win one of 20 indulgent prizes from our Ninja-supporting sponsors — and it’s completely free to enter. Subscribe so you don’t miss out on important announcements and instructions.
  • OfficeNinjas Con and Admin Bash. On March 6, the San Francisco Department of Public Health recommended the cancellation of large community events in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we made the crucial decision to postpone OfficeNinjas Con and Admin Bash in light of this important information. (More details on how we’re reimagining this experience below.)

I’ve already purchased a ticket for OfficeNinjas Con and/or Admin Bash 2020. What happens next?

Registrants who purchased OfficeNinjas Con and/or Admin Bash 2020 tickets will automatically be registered to OfficeNinjas Con and/or Admin Bash 2021 — you don’t need to do anything.

In addition, OfficeNinjas Con registrants will receive complimentary access to the new virtual OfficeNinjas Con 2020 (valued at $695) this Fall. This is our way of providing existing registrants additional value as we ask for your support during these challenging circumstances.

We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks.

Can you tell me more about the virtual OfficeNinjas Con 2020?

No one can say with certainty when it may become safe to responsibly resume in-person events. Therefore, we’re transforming this year’s OfficeNinjas Con into a highly immersive virtual conference in Fall 2020.

Ninjas have long expressed a desire for location-agnostic learning opportunities — and we are thrilled to provide this experience, the OfficeNinjas way.

What will make our virtual Conference particularly unique?

  • Interactive engagement that removes physical barriers, allowing for real-time collaborative learning
  • Membership to our new OfficeNinjas Platform, a powerful digital networking and learning hub (launching this Summer)
  • Our OfficeNinjas Con Success Kit, a special delivery gift box to prepare you for an incredible virtual experience

We’ll be sharing dates, registration, and more details over the coming weeks. Subscribe and you’ll be the first to know.

I’ve already booked a hotel and flight for OfficeNinjas Con and/or Admin Bash 2020. Will I be able to cancel?

We recommend reaching out directly to your airline for details and next steps. Many airlines will allow you to use those dollars for another trip within a certain timeframe. Some have developed specific compensation plans for travelers whose travel has been interrupted by COVID-19.

If you booked with one of our partner hotels Galleria Park Hotel and Hotel Zeppelin, you will be able to receive a full refund. Contact them as soon as possible for next steps.

Are Admingling 2020 events still taking place?

We have postponed all Admingling events scheduled to take place between March and August. We are continually monitoring recommendations regarding COVID-19, and will reevaluate whether it is safe to resume Admingling events in Fall and Winter, 2020.

Sign up for our newsletter to receive Admingling updates.

What does this all mean for the future of OfficeNinjas?

We were working on Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) for 2020 — and had coined it the Era of the Office Ninja. While COVID-19 has greatly impacted our event-driven organization, OfficeNinjas remains committed to developing unique ways to unite this incredible community and provide new collaboration and professional development opportunities.

We aren’t going anywhere. Our nimble team is working diligently on new plans and will continue to keep you updated.

Is there anything I can do to help support OfficeNinjas?

Yes! Your support will contribute immensely to the success of this worldwide community. Here are a few ways you can support OfficeNinjas:

  • Invite your admin colleagues to subscribe to our free weekly Newsletter. Ninja referrals are instrumental to the health of this community. With every new member, we gain another unique perspective — and together, we become more influential in our mission to elevate the perception of the admin role.
  • Take an interest in both our Admin Week 2020 Partners and Event Partners and learn more about them. Our partners’ support makes it possible for us to continue providing free resources for our community.
  • Invite your company to become an OfficeNinjas Founding Education Partner, reserved for organizations who recognize the powerful evolution of the administrative role in the future workplace and are eager to join us in upskilling the admin profession. Email [email protected] for more info.
  • Follow us on our LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages and engage with the community. We have a good time together!

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Updated as of March 27, 2020.

We will continue to update this section with a highly curated selection of relevant information as it becomes available. Do you have additional resources that would be helpful for the community? Share them with us at [email protected]

 

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  • COVID Community Vulnerability Map. Identification of the populations  at risk for severe outcomes once infected to inform resource planning, interventions, outreach and other community initiatives.

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