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Illinois Division Education Forum (IDEF)

Power of the Past, Force of the Future

May 1-3, 2015
Bloomington, IL

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Illinois Division Newsletter

March/April 2015:  IDN Mar-Apr. 2015.pdf


2014-2015 Illinois Division Bylaws, as amended* at IDAM, June 7, 2014.
*Article IX-DISSOLUTION proposed amendment #2 unanimously passed...that upon dissolution of the division, all remaining funds (after indebtedness has been paid) will be delivered to The Foundation of IAAP.

2014-2015 Illinois Division Bylaws: Click Here!


International President's Message


April President's Message

I know it’s early but let me wish all of you a wonderful Administrative Professionals Day on April 22. Being a member of IAAP already sets you apart as dedicated, ambitious professionals. Administrative Professionals Day was created to celebrate amazing, essential, office and administrative professionals across the globe. All of you do so much every day. If you don’t hear it anywhere else this year (and I hope you do) thanks for all you do for your workplace, your profession and for IAAP. There is no better way to celebrate APW than with education (and a pat on the back is nice as well). IAAP is giving you a gift of a webinar worth one recertification point. In addition, the staff at Headquarters will host a reception on April 22.
Need ideas to celebrate APW and advance the profession? I have some simple ideas to try:

  • Pick one coworker who doesn’t know about IAAP and tell them about our great association. Share your personal experiences with IAAP and how you’ve had the chance to connect, learn, lead, and excel. Read up on how to become an advocate for IAAP.
  • Tell your boss how IAAP provides professional development, resources, education, and certification.
  • Participate in The Foundation’s Amazing Ride, APW Challenge and support the office and administrative profession. 

Even though IAAP and APW have been around for decades, as most of you are aware of by now, we are undergoing a lot of change in the association. We’re doing this so we can remain relevant for another 70-plus years to those working in office and administrative professions. I’m very excited about the changes ahead and I urge you to be well informed and stay involved.
Soon LAN applications will be available (May 1) and the 29 Branches will be established as soon as the divisions dissolve on June 30. Take a few moments to fully understand how IAAP is transforming as an organization and how you can be a part of it. View the new IAAP Revitalization Infographic and the All About LANs Infographic.
Take a moment to pat yourself on the back for your hard work each and every day, share IAAP with someone new. 

Antoinette Smith, CAP-OM
IAAP Board President