IAAP Enhances Career Success For Administrative Assistants

By  //  August 16, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – IAAP stands for International Association of Administrative Professionals which was organized 70 years ago. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the success of the career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development.

Through the past two decades the role of the administrative assistant has changed. No longer is it just a supportive role of answering the phone, filing, typing, etc.

Now the administrative assistant is developing production reports using spreadsheet or data base software. Preparing charts, slides and handouts for management presentations; corresponding via phone, fax, or e-mail with clients all over the world; researching topics on the internet, coordinating videoconferences, supervising or training employees and representing management at meetings.

This requires a mastery of skills in Office Suite software and top-notch “soft skills” such as interpersonal communications, organizational management, customer service, project management, event planning and the ability to work independently.

IAAP helps administrative assistants get the training they need for these skills with continuing education opportunities, networking opportunities, the latest information and research and internationally recognized certification.

Your employer benefits too with the training and skill building activities, first-hand professionalism, a positive corporate image, building on team spirit, leadership training and experience; and, most importantly, maximum “bang for the buck” employee development that will come with you being part of IAAP.

Sound interesting? Are you ready to “Step up to the Challenge” because the “Sky is the Limit” then check out the Melbourne IAAP Chapter at our website: http://www.iaap-melbourne.org/and learn more about us.

Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Rialto in the Laffite’s Restaurant in Melbourne. Our speaker that evening will be Thomas Fulmer who will be speaking on “Dealing with Difficult People and Situations with Poise and Diplomacy.”

Becki Inman, CAP
President, Melbourne IAAP Chapter