I went through most of my career unaware that we as admin assistants had a professional association. Since I have become a member of IAAP I don't know why I didn't join before. What a great place to network with our peers and a place we can learn and grow as a person and as an assistant.
Judy McCoy, Board President, of IAAP gave a good summary of what joining a professional association can do for you and your career in a recent article in The Bellingham Herald:
"I meet people who are stagnant in their job and who (upon joining the IAAP) discover there are many opportunities out there. You see people grow and become leaders, and then they do better at the workplace.
It is also a great place to interact with your peers about the industry."
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At this time of celebrating Administrative Professionals' week, check out joining your local professional association for your own career development.
For those who don't know, IAAP stands for the International Association of Administrative Professionals.