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The Members Spoke, The IAAP Board of Directors Listened

“I’d like you to consider keeping chapters open as long as possible. I’m worried about chapter members losing interest.”

“While I understand we need to change, please don’t make my chapter close in December. We already had plans for APW next year.”

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The BIG Change

“When you hold onto your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.”
--Bishop Jakes

IAAP has a wonderful history. There might be information about your association’s past you might not even know about. Here are two facts: Did you know that Richard Nixon spoke at an IAAP Annual Meeting? Did you know this used to be an association for women only?

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IAAP Revitalization, Association Influencers

Have you heard about the exciting new initiative at IAAP? We want your ideas and opinions. We need them. We’re looking for a few good men and women to be the 2014-2015 IAAP Association Influencers. Apply now to be an Association Influencer.

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IAAP Revitalization, New Education Resources

Did You Know: According to a 2010 survey by Tagoras, nearly 78 percent of associations now use e-learning to deliver education?

Did You Know: In a recent survey, an astounding 73 percent of IAAP members indicated they want to see more online education from IAAP?

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Revitalize! A blog about the restructure and revitalization of IAAP

Welcome to the inaugural post of Revitalize!—the new blog about IAAP’s revitalization and restructure. Here, we’ll be communicating developments on the new structure of IAAP and having a conversation with our members, stakeholders and sponsors. Watch for periodic questions you can weigh in on.

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The Big 5 Personality Traits of Leaders

By Kathryn Hawkins

Psychologists have developed a set of dimensions that are used to define the human personality, which every individual falling somewhere on the scale for each trait. Although organizational leaders don’t all behave in similar ways, a number of studies have found similarities in how they rank on the “Big 5” personality scale.

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5 Mobile Apps For Smooth Business Travel

Every week, there are great new mobile apps being released on the market, and we here at IAAP are always on the lookout for cool and useful tools that will make your life a little easier. Few things have been more impacted by mobile tech as business travel. Whether you’re changing flights, booking a rental car, finding a replacement laptop battery, getting a cab at 3:00 am or retrieving key documents at the last minute, having a smartphone or tablet provides a lot of convenience.

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Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Run Out Of Steam

In a previous post (“Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Packs A Powerful Punch”), IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam’s 2014 Salary Guide was analyzed to reveal the top cities for administrative professionals in terms of overall salaries and salaries compared to the

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Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Packs A Powerful Punch

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2014 Salary Guide. This annual publication is packed with useful information for administrative professionals.

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Easier, Safer, Faster Records Management

By Christine Nolene

Managing records is often part of the job description of those working in the administrative profession. Often you’re called upon to not only managing your own records but the records of others. There are easy steps to easy records management and simple questions to ask about those records. Below are some easy steps for electronic file management.

Step One: Identify – What is the record and what will be its use? 

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