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The Best Part? You are not alone.

Tonight I came home from work and per usual, hopped on Twitter. I knew things would be kicking off in Sydney, Australia for #ExecSecLive.  I immediately searched the hashtag and starting following posts from the conference. Executive Secretary Live is a fantastic administrative conference that travels the globe.  So many administrative conferences: IAAP Summit, AIOP…

Updating Your Certification Designation

I must admit to having missed this announcement. But, back in November, the IAAP Certification Administration Board which oversees the CAP, notified members of the new and proper way to display certification designation. This change meant the designation should reflect separation between our certification and any specialties we hold.  So, effective 11/1/17, the new CAP format…

DC LAN IAAP Event- 5/24/16

Best Practices: Working with Boards and Committees This event for DC LAN IAAP is open for members and non-IAAP members, and is an IAAP approved program for 1 re-certification point. REGISTRATION – http://bit.ly/DCLANMay24 When: May 24, 2016 | Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm | Where: Nixon Peabody, LLP – DC Agenda: 5:30 to 6:15pm Networking Dinner and Program introduction…

Executive Secretary Live 2015- #KeepLearningKeepGrowing

For a few years now, my motto has been #KeepLearningKeepGrowing. Being here in London for Executive Secretary Live helps me refresh that purpose, that focus. Because it’s not just about presenting, but learning from presenting (what works, what are attendees getting from the session, what do I need to refine). It’s not just about networking…

Stating the Obvious: It’s Not Always Fun to Look in the Mirror.

What prompted this blog today? I am so disheartened by the number of posts I read on LinkedIn, on the IAAP web-community and on many other social media sites by administrative professionals that have been laid-off or have been job-hunting for months, sometimes years. The field is competitive for so many reasons during this economic…