Contrary to what you might think, APD was not created by a greeting card company. It was launched by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1952 as National Secretaries Week. The founders had two objectives in mind: to recognize the “secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend,” and to call attention “through favorable publicity, to the tremendous potential of the secretarial career.”
Sixty years later, the role of an administrative professional has changed dramatically—adding new tools, techniques and responsibilities, while maintaining the traditional role of gatekeeper and confidante. Admins have remained steady throughout, ensuring that jobs get done right, on time and under budget. Quite simply, admins are the pulse of the office.
APD events bring together millions of people worldwide for community events, educational seminars and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff. The Vancouver Chapter will host its annual APD Breakfast Event on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre West. Our keynote speaker is Michelle Ray, CSP of Lead Yourself First Institute (www.michelleray.com). Michelle will deliver “The Power of Personal Leadership: Take Charge of Yourself, Your Career, Your Life.” Expect a delicious breakfast, a fun and inspiring presentation, and incredible door prizes. You won’t want to miss it! For more information and an on-line registration form, visit this link.
Green ‘n Green is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of APD. To show our support, we are providing one of these beautiful purse hooks for each guest at APD. Register soon to claim your gift!
Or, if you can’t make the April 25th APD event, check us out the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September through June at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Join us at 5:30 pm for networking, followed by a delicious dinner and a top notch guest presenter on topics relevant to administrative professionals, as well as fabulous door prizes.