Administrative Professionals Week â April 22-28, 2007
Administrative Professionals Day â Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Professionalism Should be the Focus
In Observing Administrative Professionals Week-
Suggestions for Employers, Supervisors
Administrative Professionals Week is an opportune time to recognize the valuable and growing contributions of administrative professionals in the workplace.
Members of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), sponsor of Administrative Professionals Week, suggest that observances of the event recognize and support the professionalism of administrative support staff.
Specific recommendations from IAAP for observances include:
Hold a company-wide observance or special event for administrative staff, such as a presentation by an educational speaker, or group recognition of administrative professionals by the chief executive.
Provide registration for a professional development seminar to build the individualâs technical, interpersonal or business skills.
Support membership in appropriate networking and professional associations.
Encourage study for and attainment of professional certification.
Additional gift suggestions include appropriate business-related items such as personalized business cards, a desktop nameplate, a gift certificate, ergonomically correct desk accessories or equipment, computer hardware/software upgrade, or a monetary bonus for exemplary performance.
âSurveys of administrative professionals have shown that they prefer professionally oriented observances,â said Sandra P. Chandler CPS, 2006-07 IAAP international president. âWhile gifts of candy and flowers are appreciated, an observance related to professionalism is more meaningful. And, of course, itâs always wise to ask the administrative staff members in your organization how they would prefer to observe Administrative Professionals Week.â
Held annually since 1952, Administrative Professionals Week is April 22-28, 2007, with Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 25. Further information is available from the IAAP Web site, www.iaap-hq.org/APW/apwindex.htm.
We have an eCard you can send to the Administrative Professionals in your office or department.