"You have not embraced your administrative
professional career until you've made a commitment to continuous learning
and growth within your field."
--Karen Porter, VAAP Founder and President
4 Practical Reasons to Join
to continuously learn knowledge relevant to your
administrative professional role, job and career.
to stay current with
best practices for administrative professionals.
to gather new information and ideas you can bring back as value to
your own company and managers and executives.
4. to demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning
to current and prospective employers by highlighting your affiliation
with an educational and professional association in your field -- one dedicated to
training, professional development and education especially geared toward
Access to the VAAP
Private Member eLearning Community. It's a growing
members-only online area where you can:
facts about administrative professionals and the administrative profession in
Search The Effective Admin
(TEA) newsletter archives electronically. More than
600 TEA newsletter articles that appeared in past issues are posted and neatly categorized for you to
easily access the topics you need.
Get links to administrative
salary data and resources.
Read VAAP members-only
Search the eLearning
Community site electronically by keyword or phrase to find what you need
when you need it.
Read VAAP News & Notes, a quick two-page read
publication for VAAP members only that's published periodically to give
you even more insights, ideas, information and inspiration for today's top
administrative professionals; plus this newsletter highlights some of the
latest downloadable publications or articles added to the VAAP Web sites
so you don't miss anything major (because there is a lot of information
posted for VAAP members).
More features and resources
are being added to this private community ongoing.
Access to The Effective Admin Tips Series
-- contains 22 electronic publications on specialized topics tailored to
administrative professionals' daily workplace needs and on-the-job skills
and competencies. As the name implies, these publications are full of tips
and guidance on their individual specialized topics: Minute-taking, travel
planning, goal setting, meeting planning, time management, organization, and more. Get more
details on this series by
clicking here. This entire collection of tips publications is exclusively provided to VAAP members by The Effective Admin,
founder of VAAP.
Access to The Effective Admin In-Depth Special
Report Series -- contains eight reports (from 25 to 63 pages) that include quotes
and input from working administrative professionals and the Admin Pro
Coach. These special reports are for and
about administrative professionals. They're developed through
original research that includes surveying working administrative professionals. Special report topics
are relevant to broad or specific current issues related to or of interest
to administrative professionals, such as dealing with interruptions and
distractions, managing e-mail overload, stress at the desk management, and
more. Get more details on this series by
clicking here. This entire collection of reports is exclusively
provided to VAAP members by The Effective Admin, founder of VAAP.
A subscription to The Effective Admin newsletter, a publication of the VAAP. You get every issue of
that's published during your 12 month membership. That's six issues per year
of this eight-page electronic newsletter (which won an award for
publication excellence). Read
more about the newsletter here.
The electronic archives of
The Effective Admin newsletter. So no matter when you become a VAAP member, you
won't miss an issue. Look at some of the
expert advice and tips here
that are already published in this newsletter -- that you won't miss as a
VAAP member because these back issues are all included in your membership
setting guide information packet for administrative
professionals. This is meant for setting workplace goals but can be used
for guidance in setting personal goals too.
See what publications this includes here.
minute-taking guide information packet for
administrative professionals. Minute-taking will never be an obsolete
skill as long as there are meetings in the workplace (in person or
virtual). Learn it!
Read a list of the documents and checklists included here.
Access to past consultation advice from Karen
Porter to your administrative colleagues in the form of a
50+ page eBook; it's in a downloadable (PDF file) format and
contains 32 questions from administrative professionals globally and
Porter's responses to them. If your question isn't answered there,
you too can send in your own question, issue or dilemma seeking advice
from the Admin Pro Coach and Advisor.
Click here to read the table of contents of this eBook.
A downloadable and printable VAAP membership certificate
with your name on it (e-mailed to you within your first seven days of
membership; for individual rate memberships
only, not company rate memberships in which the company and not the
individual is the member). Print this certificate and put it in your portfolio or in your personnel
file. Or simply frame it and display it nearby as a visual cue to your
commitment to professional development and continuous learning in your
This benefit is priceless! If you frame your
certificate on the wall or add a copy to your professional portfolio, that
little piece of paper becomes a conversation starter allowing you to tell
current and prospective employers who see it and ask about it that you are
a lifelong learner in your administrative field and role.
A subscription to VAAP News & Notes
just for VAAP members (2 pages/electronic PDF format).
Click here to learn more about this resource.
Any new digital products or benefits added to the VAAP membership download page over the next 12 months. You will
be notified by e-mail so you can access them and/or download them for your usage.
(These are usually listed in VAAP News & Notes, another member
newsletter distributed periodically throughout the year.)
An option to renew your VAAP membership at the end of 12 months at a
significant discount off the first-year membership rate. Get the
details here. You can continue to be affiliated with VAAP at a
fraction of original first-year membership rates. While other associations
and communities often raise their rates in successive years, VAAP actually
lowers it rates to reward you for consecutive year membership. It's only
16% of the cost of first-year membership to maintain your membership in
consecutive years for "individual" memberships, not "companies" (that's
also lower too though).
You'll be able to proudly tell your employer and
prospective employers that you are a member of
the Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals – a professional
association in your field and source for ongoing training, professional development,
and educational resources exclusively tailored toward administrative
professionals. You can add your affiliation with VAAP to your resumes as a talking
point and to your performance review documents in the continuing education
or membership sections. This can give you an edge and positive
differentiation among administrative professionals in your workplace
environments by demonstrating a proactive commitment to continuous
learning in your field and admin role. Note that if your company purchases
a company-wide rate membership, you still have the right to tell others
that you are affiliated with VAAP and learn through VAAP participation and
Ready to Join?
you become a member today? It's time to go with your gut and own
your decision. If it's, "No," then best wishes in your future professional
career endeavors. But if you've decided, "Yes," then it's time to take
action on your decision: Make payment and checkout here on the
"Join Now" page so you can
start benefiting in the next five minutes from the VAAP resources and
professional affiliation recognition you'll have with VAAP. Either way,
own your decision confidently and act on it.
"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."
I've heard enough!
I'm ready to join. Enroll me now!