Tips for EFAM 2014

Stacy Leitner's picture

Over the years, I have traveled throughout North America attending IAAP's annual EFAM conferences. It has been a remarkable way to network with other professionals and help develop my career. I am excited to attend EFAM 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis. July 26-30.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for EFAM this year:

Upon Arrival in Milwaukee

-Review the IAAP printed program in your attendee bag and download the EFAM app to your mobile device to ensure you take advantage of everything IAAP staff has prepared for attendees.

-Visit with IAAP headquarters staff in the IAAP Hub and registration areas. Get to know these incredible individuals.

-Where time permits, participate in special tours and sightseeing events organized especially for this conference.  Invite a new friend attending the conference to share this fun adventure with you.

Networking Tips

-Reach out and introduce yourself to those you sit next to during meals, the business meeting, keynotes and educational sessions.

-Take this unique occasion to meet colleagues who share your same career, interests, skills and goals.

-Share your business card, connect with new friends made at EFAM through the IAAP Web Community and allow Milwaukee to be a destination this year where your network grows and new friendships are formed.

Additional EFAM Benefits

-Reconnect with IAAP members from across the world—many attendeeshave become my friends, mentors, and mentees.

-Promote IAAP through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter posts.  Share with others what you are learning, who you are listeningto speak, and share your excitement for your career. Help influence others to consider the profession of administrative professional.

-Help grow the number of administrative professionals joining this career. As a member of IAAP, you are IAAP’s best marketing tool. 


The Educational Forum and Annual Meeting (EFAM) is an annual conference and the world’s premier career training and networking opportunity for all administrative and office professionals.  EFAM is hosted by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and sponsored by businesses and corporations. 

Stacy Leitner is dedicated to bringing value to administrative professionals' careers and work partnerships. Her goal is to shed light on the critical and necessary role that administrative professionals play in today's workplace. To learn more about Stacy, visit her informative website, "A Great Day's Work," or connect with her on twitterfacebook and linkedin.