Employees who are recognized for their accomplishments and abilities often times enjoy greater career satisfaction. Becoming an award-winning administrative professional can also boost your credibility. Awards can offer you something new to add to your LinkedIn profile, social media posts, and resume.
Recently, I attended the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) California Division Recognition and Celebration event in Costa Mesa, CA. IAAP members were nominated for awards based on categories, and their peers voted. IAAP California Division President Donna Kendrena, CAP-OM, and her dream team (a magnificent team of administrative professionals) hosted the evening event. It was absolutely delightful to be in the presence of those who were recognized that evening. I had the honor of presenting some of the awards, and it was truly a special moment for so many administrative professionals and their families. I loved seeing the photos posted on social media that evening and over the weekend from those who won awards. What a memorable evening!
There are administrative professional recognition opportunities throughout the year and some have deadlines coming up very, very soon. Do you know about them?
Office Excellence Award – Do you go above and beyond to keep the office running smoothly and improve the office environment? Nomination Deadline: November 30, 2015
Member of Excellence – Are you a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), who has worked to meet the criteria to be a 2014-2015 Member of Excellence? Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2015
2015 AEAP Excellence Award – Are you a member of the Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (AEAP) who has excelled in your job? Nomination Deadline: June 28, 2015
AMA’s 2015 Innovation Award – The American Management Association (AMA) is seeking nominations for their Innovation Award. Nomination Deadline: August 7, 2015.
I look forward to seeing these awards be given to deserving administrative professionals. Don’t forget to update your LinkedIn profile and post on social media so we can all congratulate you for your contributions and achievements.
If you know of other upcoming awards for administrative professionals, please leave a comment. We could all benefit from supporting one another to grow our careers.