Last day of #EFAM2014 — Passing the Gavel and Taking on the Challenge

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Antoinette (Toni)  Smith, CAP-OM took on the gavel for IAAP’s International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals presidency for 2014-2015 year. Her walkup music, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’.. which I love.

Some highlights to Toni’s incoming speech:

  • Talked about the support of her supervisors and the role that has played into her success as an administrative professional
  • Recognized her Boeing colleagues– First-timers! and her family in attendance
  • The impact of IAAP membership.. on members
  • The challenge of moving the organization forward and move it forward quickly, to address the disconnect between the current workplace environment and the membership organization and governance
  • Challenged membership to help increase the number of certified members
  • Move to the electronic certification exam
  • Plenty of new leadership opportunities,especially with the transition to branches
  • Competition from other administrative professional organizations

The last day of EFAM is always bittersweet. Everyone is tired, but happy. Ready to go home but hating to leave behind our colleagues.

 

Author: AdminRenegade

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