Barb Ostrenga CAP-OM, a member of Girardot Chapter IAAP and administrative assistant in the Graduate Business Studies office at Southeast Missouri State University presented the program "The Unique Role of the Multi-Manager Admin" at the January 15th meeting of Girardot Chapter IAAP. The one hour program shared tips on how to establish priority of assignments, how to determine the "true" organizational chart of the company and how to avoid "multi-manager madness." The chapter members were enthusiastic in discussing suggestions that have been helpful to them, and trying to determine different paths that might be taken to maintain professionalism and advance their careers within a multi-manager office.
Barb has had several years of experience working in multi-manager departments. While she was comfortable speaking on this subject, she noted that she was eager to gain a better understanding of the subject by preparing the presentation and offering it to members.
IAAP International has created several training modules for use by chapters in lieu of other learning options. Girardot Chapter is successfully making use of these modules as well as inviting professional speakers to assist members to gain recertification for their Certified Administrative Professional status and other professional achievements.
IAAP is an organization for any administrative professional that is seeking professional growth. The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is a not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with approximately 28,000 members and affiliates and nearly 600 chapters worldwide. Celebrating its 70th year, IAAP assists office professionals to reach their career goals through education, community building and leadership development. Their certification programs are recognized as the industry standard of proficiency. If you would like to join us as we create a better workplace, one admin at a time, contact Membership chair Sherri Jenkins at 573-651-2112.