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.  Tt 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!

From the President

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Introducing the CAAPR'S

CAAdministrativeProfessional'sRecognition Awards

Hollywood has it's Oscars, but IAAP California Division has the CAAPR's! Every Division Member is outstanding in their work environment or they wouldn't have become a member of IAAP. That alone shows they value their profession andare serious about improving their skills.

The Division Board wanted to do something excitingat our finalDinner and rewarding our members is at the top of our list, so wecreated the CAAPR's!This along with the
GLITZandGLAMOURof an Oscar-type ceremony on Saturday, May 16th is all included in the price of the Model Branch Event.

"One of our greatest talents is recognizing talent in others and giving them a forum to shine!"Tory Birch

And the Categories are

For Best Admin in . . . .

  • An Educational or Legal Role
  • A Government Role
  • An Insurance or Medical Role
  • A Technology or Manufacturing Role
  • A Non-Profit, Retail or Wholesale Role
  • An Engineering or Financial Role
  • Any other Business Role
  • California Division's Rising Star of the Year(member less than two years)
  • CaliforniaDivision's Lifetime Achievement Award
  • California Division's Admin of the Year. . .

So here's all you have to do.NOMINATE1 to 10 of your fellow IAAP members in good standing. One per category but, you don't have to nominate in all 10 categories.Nominate Admins you know and would like to see recognized.It's quick and easy all we need are theirnames. We will contact the nominees after they are announced on March 10th.Please keep in mind that we are no longer privy to employment information from HQ and we did our best to choose "Roles" that fit most of our members.

Click on links for CAAPR'sRULES and FAQ's. Printable flyers for Division Dinner & Conference Brochure.

Ladies and Gentlemen this is going tobe an absolutely unforgettable evening!!Please join us byregistering for the Model Branch Event. Visit the Model Branch Event website atwww.iaapcalifornia2015.comto register and learn more about this exciting event.

Look for more "HIGHLIGHTS" every week!

We Need Your IAAP Photos!

Deadline: April 1st

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 canshare thesepictures with all of the California IAAP Chapters. She would like you to be a member of the site so that you can add your chapter's picturesand be part of the presentation at our May 15-16, 2015 Branch event.

Site Name: IAAP CA Chapters

Thanks Crystal, you ROCK!

Upcoming Events

February 28, 2015, , 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Professional Development and Networking Forum (PDNF) - North

Mead & Hunt
180 Promenade Circle, Suite 240, Sacramento

"Scaling as a Virtual Administrative Professional"
Speaker:  Socorro McCaslin
Virtual Executive Assistant  
                  Cisco Systems

February 28, 2015, , 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Professional Development and Networking Forum (PDNF) - South


100 West Walnut Street,  Pasadena
Manage Your Now
Email Management
Speaker:  Tim Owens
Microsoft Certified Trainer  


April 18, 2015
Bunko for Chapters in the North
Location:  Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, American River Room North
Time:  TBD

April 18, 2015
Bunko for Chapters in the South
Location:  TBD
Time:  TBD

April 24 - 26, 2015
TEC15 Conference
Location:  La Jolla, CA
Click here for more information.

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.

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Complete Office Companion Free Webinar: Marsha Owen

Check out a short COC preview with COC contributor Marsha Owen. Managing Business Ethics and Etiquette in the workplace can often be challenging. Learn about confidentiality, dealing with office politics, and workplace diversity. Worth .5 IAAP CAP recertification points.

Greg Creech Webinar

If you missed the Greg Creech webinar on creating amazing office publications you can still view the free webinar and get .5 recertification points.

Doug Allen Webinar

If you missed the free Complete Office Companion webinar with Doug Allen on how to make your presentations pop, you can still view the recording and get .5 recertification credit. Thanks to the COC publisher, ByPass Publishing and the Grandview Group, for making this available to IAAP members.

Complete Office Companion Free Webinar: Kemetia Foley

Check out a short COC preview with Kemetia MK Foley, CAP-OM, author of COC Chapter: Leveraging the Web and Social Media. Learn about a little-known social media tool that is quickly becoming powerful—and often dangerous—for customer service. Worth .5 IAAP CAP recertification points.

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