2015 T-L Office Professionals Summit

IAAP Mission


You are cordially invited to Connect – Learn – Lead – Excel

with the T-L Division Board and host chapters.

Three locations — three great leadership training opportunities.

Details coming soon for our last session on March 21 in Dallas, TX


Governance and Board Responsibilities Webinar

Learn more about non-profit board governance and better understand the role of serving on the IAAP Board of Directors. The Governance and Board Responsibilities Webinar is on January 29 at 6:00 pm CST and is worth one IAAP CAP recertification point for those who attend the live presentation. The webinar will be recorded and available for reference in the IAAP Library. Register today

OfficePro Needs Your Help!

What have you done to raise awareness in your office for Administrative Professionals Day? Whether only with your boss or company-wide, OfficePro wants to hear your ideas. How did you approach your manager or HR? What did you do to organize an event in your company? How do you believe you helped raise awareness of APW and the profession? 

Send your 100 to 200 word summary with a high resolution photo to by Friday, Jan. 23. Please put APW in the subject line. Those chosen will be featured in the March/April issue of OfficePro.



IAAP International News

Complete Office Companion Free Webinar: Greg Creech

The Complete Office Companion (COC), an updated web-based version of the popular IAAP Complete Office Handbook, will be released next month. Learn more about the Complete Office Companion from contributor Greg Creech on Friday, Jan. 30 at Noon CST. Sign up is easy and the webinar is worth .5 recertification points. Register today for this free webinar and find out more about the new Complete Office Companion.

Governance & Leadership Committee Application

Applications to serve on the 2015 Governance & Leadership Committee will be accepted until Jan 30, 2015.

Coming Soon! Mentor Match

We are excited to announce the launch of a new program for IAAP members: Mentor Match. This unique platform will match members for a mentoring relationship. Whether your mentor is across the street or on the far side of the globe, Mentor Match will help you connect to the right person for you. If you're a member with experience, or a member looking to learn a specific skill set, this free matching program is for you. Look for it at the end of January 2015.

IAAP Board of Directors Action>Direction

View the Board of Directors Action>Direction report as of October 2014.

Move to Computer-based CAP/OM Testing

IAAP CAP Certification Exam and OM Specialty Exam – Move to Computer-based Testing

One of the initiatives of our Strategic Plan 2013-2018 is to move our IAAP CAP certification exam and OM specialty exam from paper and pencil testing to computer-based testing. We are excited to announce the final plans to meet that initiative!

Starting in March 2015, the IAAP CAP certification and OM specialty exams will become available through computer-based testing. Candidates will apply for the exam through IAAP and then schedule a testing time through Pearson Vue. Pearson Vue is a company with secure testing centers and a consistent delivery system with testing locations throughout North America and select international locations.

Ways to Develop Your Brand

Connect @ any of our local chapters and events

Many communities in Texas and Louisiana are home to local chapters, click on the banner above to search for a city near you. Chapters meet monthly and often host special events. Doors are open to members and non-members alike. Come connect with us.

It's going to be EPIC!
Our final Texas-Louisiana Division conference — dubbed the Office Professionals Summit — hosted by the NOLA Chapter in New Orleans, LA. The Host Committee has been diligently working on creating the experience of a lifetime for attendees. Plenty of education, networking, delicious cuisine, trips and tours. The Astor Crowne Plaza has a room ready for you! You can make your reservations now

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learn@IAAP is your opportunity to take advantage of on-demand and live content and webinars on a schedule that fits your needs. We’ve taken care of all the planning for you. Topics, content, scheduling, industry-experts – the works. All you have to do is register, add it to your calendar, then listen in. Access hours of on-demand webinars, in a variety of technology, leadership, office skills and more topics to help you develop your career strengths – continuing to make you the go-to expert in your office. Most webinar sessions qualify for recertification points (check the course description to know how many). As a benefit of membership, each webinar is significantly discounted. Not an IAAP member? Join today and start saving. If you have a topic you’d like to suggest, email us at

Investing in the future

El Centro College’s BOSS Program Awarded Scholarship

The Big D Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and the 2014 Texas-Louisiana Division IAAP Annual Meeting Host Committee combined funds to establish the new “DFW Area International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Award Scholarship” through the DCCCD Foundation.

The DFW Area IAAP Award Scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in the Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS) Program’s Executive Assistant Associate in Applied Sciences Degree at

El Centro College who qualify based on the submitted criteria. One Scholarship will be awarded each Spring and Fall semester.


Olivia Frazier Kerr (left), Coordinator/Professor of the BOSS Program at El Centro College, accepted the awarded scholarship check in the amount of $2,450.00 from Pam Morison, CAP-OM (right), on behalf of Big D Chapter IAAP and 2014 TX-LA Division Annual Meeting Host Committee. Ms. Morison presented the award at the recent BOSS Program Advisory Board Meeting.