How much better could you be in your administrative professional role if you had instant and ongoing access every day to practical advice, news, ideas and tips specifically relevant to your administrative job and career that you could put to use starting today?
√… maintain or improve your job performance?
√ …further impress your employer (or prospective employers) with your expertise?
√ …better manage your career as an administrative professional?
√ …implement new strategies and processes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of both you and those you support?
√ …come up with new ideas and inspiration you can tweak and call your own relevant to your work, making you a more innovative and valuable admin in your company?
YES, you can do all that with the tips and knowledge available in Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals (VAAP) educational resources.
The Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals provides articles, advice, tips, resources and information for administrative assistants, executive assistants, secretaries, and all administrative professionals of any job title at any level in their career. This is available from and accessed through the online VAAP Private Member eLearning Community.
The resources there help you maintain and improve your job performance in your administrative role and manage your career in your chosen administrative profession and cover these topics:
► Business Writing Skills
► Career Management Skills
► Health, Safety, Security, and Well-being
► Interpersonal and Communication Skills
► Manager/Executive Support Skills
► Managerial Skills for Admins
► Meeting and Event Planning, Coordination and Participation Skills
► Office Technology and Technical Skills
► Organizational Skills
► Time and Workload Management Skills
► Travel Planning and Coordination Skills
You will find many downloadable publications there on those topics as well as articles and tips — including many tips from your own administrative professional colleagues too.
VAAP is an online resource produced by Karen Porter, owner of The Effective Admin (TEA) brand of continuous learning resources for administrative professionals that first provided assistance and tools to administrative assistants and executive assistants in 2004.
As a job performance and career success coach and advisor to administrative assistants and executive assistants globally and going on 10 years, Porter’s specialty is serving administrative professionals like you with job performance and career management advice.
As a member of VAAP, you also get a current subscription to The Effective Admin newsletter (8 pages/PDF format/6 issues per year). It is produced specifically for administrative assistants and executive assistants and offers articles, tips and advice to help you on the job and with managing your career. It contains feature articles on topics of interest to administrative professionals as well as tips and columns on technology and business writing. All of the archives of this newsletter (dating back to 2004) are also available to VAAP members for free at the Private Member Web Site.
Plus when you join VAAP as an individual, you will be issued a membership certificate. Feel free to display it in a frame by your desk and mention your membership to employers during performance reviews or on resumes to potential employers. Continuous learning in your field is a good thing! Make it a talking point that shows you have the edge among administrative professionals and are a leader in your field and proud of your administrative career and role. The best administrative professionals never stop learning!
The role of the administrative professional is constantly changing, sometimes fast, and you need to build and maintain a wide variety of practical skills and knowledge that you can apply in your workplace and career now. VAAP learning materials can be an addition to your current personal administrative professional reference library or supplement any administrative training you’re currently participating in.
Take action today and join now. All of the VAAP educational resources are electronic and either downloadable or viewable online at the VAAP Private Member Web Site. You access the private site with a username and password (details e-mailed to you when you join). There are various payment options to join VAAP listed on the next page. Choose the one that suits your budget and individual or company needs.
Don’t ask, “Why should I invest in VAAP?” Instead ask, “Why should I invest in myself?” That’s the real question.
“Today, you are not investing in the VAAP or in an association membership. You are investing in yourself: your continuous growth in your administrative professional career, your knowledge expansion, your success. When you realize and accept that mindset, you’ve grown further in your administrative professional career. It’s about you!”
–Karen Porter, Founder and President of Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals and of The Effective Admin