The Edmonton Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) was chartered in 1971 with 15 members. Our Chapter was active from 1971 to 1983, when it disbanded for a few years and re-established in 1986. Over the past 43 years the IAAP Edmonton Chapter has vastly evolved. We have forged lasting friendships through networking opportunities and as the Administrative field has developed, our careers as Professionals have blossomed. To date, I am happy to report that we are 50 members strong (not including our Members at Large).
With the ongoing IAAP revitalization, our Chapter has voted to dissolve as of December 31, 2014. All Chapters and Divisions will be disbanded within the next 6 months and all memberships will move up under the IAAP Headquarter umbrella.
This is not the end of IAAP – it is only the beginning of an innovative Association where the development opportunities, supports and professional connections will only facilitate our careers to the next level. If you are currently an IAAP member, I hope you will continue supporting and growing with IAAP. If you are considering becoming a member – the opportunities for your career advancement are boundless!
It has been my unequivocal privilege and pleasure to serve as your President and Vice President this past year and I look forward to continuing my career path journey with you as we transform into Local Area Branches and Special Interest Groups with IAAP.
“Know that every breath is a miracle and every moment a blessing and you will achieve your dreams.”
Kathy Joseph, CAP
IAAP Edmonton Chapter President