Without them, meetings would go unscheduled, documentation might go astray and supplies would go unordered until the last minute. Administrative professionals can make the difference to the success of a project, but they often do their work quietly, with little public recognition.
|Administrative assistants sign in at the 2010 Administrative Professionals reception. (Photo by p.cunningham)|
City of Hope and its International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) chapter have opened nominations for the third Annual Administrative Professional of the Year Award, themed “Passion & Purpose.” The award will recognize administrative support staff members who enthusiastically back City of Hope’s mission and core values through their daily work.
The winners will be announced at IAAP’s 10th annual Administrative Professionals Week reception on April 28. The ceremony will be part of a series of offerings organized by IAAP.
“We’ve gone to an all-new format this year and will hold events throughout Administrative Professionals Week,” said Amy Stillings, IAAP past president and clinical research project specialist. “It will be similar to Hospital Week, with something new happening each day.”
The week opens with a college fair open to all City of Hope employees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25. Azusa Pacific University, Citrus Community College, Pasadena Community College, University of La Verne, University of Phoenix, University of Redlands School of Business and other institutions will provide information on vocational education, junior college and undergraduate and graduate studies.
On April 26, Wade McNair, executive recruiter in the Human Resources Department, will give a presentation to administrative professionals on “Effectively Navigating Change.” Informed by social psychology and cognitive neuroscience, the workshop, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, will describe how people think, feel and act during different stages of change; it also will offer useful tools and successful strategies to deal with turbu-lent times.
April 27 is Administrative Professionals Day, and the Administrative Professional of the Year and two runners-up will be announced at a special reception from 2 to 3 p.m. on April 28.
To nominate someone for the Administrative Professional of the Year award, or to learn more about eligibility criteria, visit www.coh.org/iaap and click on “Passion & Purpose.” Judges from Beckman Research Institute, the medical center and Development & External Affairs will determine the winners.
The deadline to nominate a staff member is March 31. For event locations and other details, visit IAAP’s website or the City of Hope master calendar online at www.coh.org.