ACE – Administrative Center of Excellence

The Admin Community Advocate

ACE Peer Learning Network™ understands the global perspective on what it takes to be the crusader supporting your organization's admin community; build on what you have; programs that inspire participation. All with the support of your own peer-to-peer network.


ACE Peer Learning Network™ member dues are annual and include quarterly 2.5-hour LIVE virtual meetings, and the prestigious ACE Speaker Series that will feature speakers who are subject matter experts sharing their points of wisdom. The ACE Speaker Series is for ACE Members Only where all members are invited. Included with membership are the 30-minute monthly video chats and 1 hour quarterly meetups for all members, and invitations to key Administrative Professionals events. In addition, ACE member companies will receive 10% off on any AdminUniverse™ training.

Each ACE cohort will be capped at 10 members to maintain an intimate setting where it is easy for all attendees to participate in discussions. If members are unable to attend their regularly scheduled meeting, they will have the opportunity to make up that meeting by attending another ACE cohort's meeting date, based on availability.

ALL Virtual meetings are conducted live and provide an encrypted, secure environment tailored to each ACE cohort.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a platform for CEO and C-Suite assistants to share and compare best practices; discover how to become leaders and advocates for our administrative teams; discuss challenges of supporting a high-powered Executive; determine how to take the Executive/EA partnership to the next level making the Executive/Assistant team as dynamic as possible and in the process enhancing the Executive's productivity.

One Step Ahead Membership

Give yourself a reason to learn something new; get answers from top-level Executive Assistants; Stay one step ahead of your Executive by understanding what's trending.

Benefits of joining:

  • Build meaningful business connections
  • Receive diverse perspectives and fresh insights on how to overcome similar challenges Executive Assistants face
  • Discover new ideas and concepts that can be implemented immediately either in the office of the Executive or in the company
  • Benchmark how other companies apply business practices/policies
  • Ability to tap into collective experience to solve daily issues such as vendor referrals, hotel/restaurant recommendations, etc.
  • Virtual - Live - Meetings offering enriched knowledge and peer sharing platform
  • ACE Chats and Meet-ups offering member networking
  • ACE Speaker Series featuring subject matter experts with timely answers to issues effecting Assistants, Chiefs of Staff and C-Suite Executives.

Ready to find out more?

ACE Peer Learning Network™
Attend | Share | Influence | Learn


How AI is shaping the Administrative career.

with Rhonda Scharf -

Thursday - December 14, 2023 - For ACE Members and Invited Guests.

Join us as we explore AI and how Administrative Professionals will overcome challenges and embrace opportunities. One commonality enjoyed by Administrative Professionals is the constant exposure to fresh challenges. It's a refreshing change from the repetitive responsibilities like managing calendars, scheduling travel and meetings – even though we might grumble about the rapid pace of changes needed, we still appreciate the variety and problem solving that is required. It’s safe to say we might have a soft spot for repetitive tasks, yet the desire for diversity remains. The advent of Artificial Intelligence is compelling us to pivot our job approaches. Globally, Assistants find these shifts more anxiety-inducing than thrilling; the fear of the unknown future is magnified by the influence of Artificial Intelligence.

ACE Speaker Series welcomes:
Rhonda Scharf, CSP, HoF, GSF
Certified Speaking Professional, Speaking Hall of Fame, Global Speaking Fellow
Live via Zoom, December 14, 2023, 9:00 to 10:00 AM (Pacific)
How AI is shaping the Administrative career.

"I'm genuinely excited about the time-saving capabilities that AI can offer us. However, it's equally important to discuss the unique value you, as the Administrative Professional, bring and which machines simply cannot replicate." stated Joanne Linden, Founder of ACE. I’m extremely excited to announce our December 14th ACE Speaker Series guest speaker Rhonda Scharf, who will share guidance on how you can truly maximize your potential. During her presentation, we'll also delve into the ethical considerations and the potentially unsettling aspects of AI technology. Rhonda will also share practical tech tips to help Assistants adapt swiftly to changing trends.

AI is here to stay, and it's time to broaden our perspectives and peer into the future. Join the ACE Peer Learning Network members on December 14th, 9:00-10:00 AM PT, as we continue the AI exploration to becoming better equipped with knowledge, readiness, and a willingness to refine our skills and professional trajectories.

Exclusive Invitation
This exclusive speaker series is presented by ACE Peer Learning Network™ and is intended for ACE Members and Invited Guests.  To learn more and secure your guest invitation, please complete the form below or write us at

Who Should Attend?

  • All ACE Members
  • Guests by Invitation: C-Level or above Assistants, Executive Assistants and/or Chiefs of Staff

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ACE Summit 2020 - "Rebounding with Purpose" hit all the marks, with guest speakers Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Zone to Win and Crossing the Chasm; Amy Vetter, author of Business Balance & Bliss; and Alana Wright, speaker and facilitator for David Allen and "Getting Things Done."

Event host - Joanne Linden, President of AdminUniverse and Founder of ACE.


Reviews are in and the second annual ACE SUMMIT 2019 was an outstanding hit! Our speaker John Rodriguez, Principal Consultant, The Table Group, Founder, JR Consulting was extremely engaging, informative and passionate in his delivery. This interactive event delivered beyond expectations, with everyone feeling drained from staying the day, yet to the person, energized with new ideas to share with their executives. Thank you all for your trust and support.



AmyK Hutchens, delivers big time with her presentation of "Ignite Brilliance in Your Leadership". Check out her message to ACE members.


ACE - The Administrative Center of Excellence
Location Silicon Valley & Sacramento, CA
(Toll Free) 866-402-2819

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed