Registration is Open for the Branch Model Event!

IAAP Model Branch Event is coming on May 15-16, 2015 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, CA. This is going to be a top-notch administrative professional event with a sneak peak into the future of IAAP.  It offers EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Keynote + 4 Workshops, six recertification points), LEADERSHIP (Branch, Local Area Networks and Special Interest; Forum information), NETWORKING (Friday evening reception), RECOGNITION and CELEBRATION (Saturday evening's Division Dinner);in just 48 hours!;
Spread the word, post this invite, share the joy!
This is the Division's final event and you DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!

Special thanks to Karlena, Stacy Leitner, CAP-OM, President-Elect, Angie LaCarte, Susan Spreitzer, CAP-OM, and Mindy Cuppy for their hard work coordinating speakers, website, treasury, and logistics. Visit the website at  REGISTRATION IS OPEN; don't delay, sign-up today!

Click here for a full copy of our IAAP Model Branch Event Brochure.

From the President

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    May President's Message

    As I look out my window I see color everywhere. The trees are greening up and buds are popping on flowers all over my neighborhood and city. New beginnings. That’s what May brings. In addition, these...

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CAAPR'S Nominees!

CAAdministrativeProfessional'sRecognition Awards

And, the nominees are..

Click here to see the list of nominees and here to read more details about each.

Join us for a Night of Recognition and Celebration!
CA Administrative Professional Recognition
0 Awards will be given for Exemplary Administrative Support

In Eight Professional Categories
Administrative Professional of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

Join us for an absolutely unforgettable evening during the Model Branch Event, on May 16, as we announce the winners of the CAAPR!!  Please join us!  Get more information and register for the Model Branch Event at

Click on these links for the CAAPR's printable flyers for the Division Dinner & Conference Brochure.


As part of our CA Division Dinner Planning Committee, Crystal Schultze, CAP has taken on the task of collecting our memorable photos. She also created a website called "IAAP CA Chapters" so we can share these pictures with all of the California IAAP Chapters. Pictures from this site will be revealed at our May 15-16, 2015 Branch event.

Site Name: IAAP CA Chapters

Thanks Crystal, you ROCK!

Upcoming Events

May 15-16, 2015
Prototype Branch Event
Location:  Costa Mesa, CA
Register here: 

July 25-29, 2015
Summit 2015
(previously EFAM)
Location:  Louisville, KY

Click here for more information.

Member Blogs

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    Update Your Skills: Explore Online Learning Resources

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    TriCity Chapter: Fremont, Union City, Newark, CA - February 10th Event Update Your Skills: Explore...

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    TriCity Chapter Events

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    Join TriCity for the celebration of 10 years of service to Fremont, Union City and Newark California. TriCity was founded...

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Free IAAP APW Webinar Available Now!

Check out this helpful tutorial on how to successfully access your free IAAP APW webinar:

IAAP members can access the webinar until May 15. After accessing, members are given one year to complete the webinar.

News from the IAAP Board of Directors

The 2015 Spring Meeting Action>Direction provides information on the recent actions and activities of the IAAP Board.

Willingness to Serve

If you are interested in volunteering for a working group or a committee, fill out the Willingness to Serve Form. Volunteer opportunities are very important to the strategic planning of IAAP and a great way for members to share their thoughts and opinions. Applicants must apply every calendar year.

Complete Office Companion Free Webinar: Sonya Ford

Webinar: April 16th 12:00 EST

Oral Communication with Sonya Ford

The ability to speak clearly and professionally is essential in today's office environment. All office professionals must be able to actively listen to people both inside and outside of the organization, and respond with accurate information to questions and requests. Good communication, along with a positive attitude and respect for others, is essential in our technology-driven and global world.​​ Please join Sonya Ford as she provides tips on how to be an effective oral communicator. ​

IAAP is offering .5 re-certification points for attendance. Limited seats available.