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“Leadership is not a right for some; it’s a responsibility for all.”
– Veronica Cochran, IAAP CEO

IAAP Leadership Philosophy

Recognize Your Value, Develop Your Voice, & Empower Others
  • Recruiting and developing future leaders
  • Encouraging a culture of coaching and mentoring
  • Advocating and leading relevant change
  • Building and empowering the administrative community
IAAP’s Leadership Philosophy is the basis for all leadership positions within the IAAP community. Based on this philosophy, IAAP has developed a Leadership Matrix which includes leadership profiles for three key leadership positions within the association: Branch Director, Regional Director, and Board Director. The Leadership Philosophy and Matrix are also used by the Governance and Leadership Committee to align the nominations and application processes for these leadership positions.

C U R R E N T    O P E N I N G S
Willingness to Serve:
This application is open July through July and is for any ad hoc volunteer opportunities. The Board of Directors will often commission a small, short-term group of individuals (called a working group) to do work in a specific area; those individuals are contacted from the Willingness to Serve list. Contact Courtney Teel with questions.

Branch Director:
Applications are open the month of April for the next term of service; term is August 1 (Summit)July 31 (Summit) for one year. However, applications are accepted throughout the year to begin service immediately until July 31 (Summit). Lead the local branch of IAAP by coordinating networking events, education workshops, community engagement, and volunteer recruitment. Contact Kelli Nelson with questions. Worth 5 CAP recertification points.

Conference Education Committee:
Applications are now open until September 30 with work occurring October to early November. Help plan the education offered at Summit, IAAP’s annual conference.e. Contact Nikki Unmack with questions. Worth 2 CAP recertification points.

Academy for Leadership Development:
Interested in developing your leadership skills before stepping into a leadership role? Take the first step to owning your value and discovering your leadership purpose, regardless of what your title or role is. Check out IAAP's Academy for Leadership Development

F U T U R E    O P E N I N G S
Board of Directors:
Applications open March 16 - May 22 ; elections are held mid-June through July 1. Term is July – July for two years. Be a part of the governing body for the association; set strategy; oversee fiscal decisions, and mentor volunteer leadership. Contact Danielle Scott with questions. Worth 10 CAP recertification points.

CAP Exam Panel:
Applications are open during the month of July for a two-year term beginning early August. You must hold an active CAP designation. Review newly written CAP exam questions and review each CAP exam before it is delivered. Contact Rachel Suman with questions. Worth 5 CAP recertification points.

Certification Administration Committee:
Applications open from March 2nd - April 6th. Term is July – July for two years. Create and review policies that govern the Certified Administrative Professional certification program. Contact Rachel Suman with questions. Worth 5 CAP recertification points.

Governance & Leadership Committee:
Applications open June 3 through June 30. Work occurs August through June. Help review and create leadership criteria, as well as vet IAAP leadership position applications. Contact Danielle Scott with questions. Worth 5 CAP recertification points.

Regional Director:
Applications are open December 2 - January 24, 2020; elections are held late February through mid-March. Term is July (Summit)July (Summit) for one year. Regional Directors recruit, mentor, and lead Branch Directors, ensuring brand alignment and fostering success in their role. Contact Kelli Nelson with questions. Worth 5 CAP recertification points.

IAAP Foundation Opportunities:
If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent as a Foundation Ambassador or would like an opportunity to lead on the IAAP Foundation Board of Directors, please email us here .

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