Hold The Date! 

        Waves of Change – Oceans of Opportunities Event

November 15, 2014   *   9:00AM - 4:00PM

Hosted by the Las Colinas Chapter for the North Texas Area IAAP 


Texana Magazine

This is the final issue of the Texana.  Lots of photos from T-L in Addison.  Read and enjoy!  READ MORE

From The President

  • Antoinette Smith

    August President's Message

    Welcome to the start of the 2014-15 year at IAAP. I’m still coming off the whirlwind of EFAM and catching up, as I’m sure many of you are as well. This year the association is embarking on a lot...

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August Meeting

What's happening at the August Meeting? LinkedIn as you've never seen before!  
August 11 -  Beyond LinkedIn             
Presented by Terry Pope
     .....join us at NYLO Las Colinas  * 1001 W Royal Lane  *  dinner-5:30pm  program-6:00pm
• How LinkedIn has changed the landscape of job seeking, talent searching and how business is conducted daily
• LinkedIn’s advanced search algorithms & “hidden” point system
• Getting Found – the new name of the game
• Why just copy / pasting your resume into your profile is a guaranty to NOT getting found
• How to build your “personal points”
• Keyword Density and Keyword Trend Analysis
• How you can lose points internal to LinkedIn
• Setting up your profile properly

One recertification point accredited for this program.  Don't miss it!

New Board Leadership


2014-2015 Officers

(L-R) Kelly Hughes, Treasurer
Rhonda Kilburn, CAP-OM, Secretary
Julie Cooper, CAP-OM, Vice President
Kimberly Garrett CAP-OM President

Thank You Shirl!!  2013-2014 President

On behalf of the chapter Starlyn Frank hand crafted this beautiful quilt for outgoing Las Colinas president, Shirl Jackson.  Nothing can say how much we appreciate your leadership and your heart for IAAP.  This quilt is a good start and we hope you love it as much as we love you.   

Coming in 2015...

Strategic Plan 2013-2018:  Goal 3 - Professional Development & Certification

We are excited to announce that we currently plan to move to computer-based testing in 2015. We can’t share a lot of specifics yet; however, we can say that computer-based testing will be done through a company with secure testing centers and a consistent delivery system, with testing locations throughout North America.

Also, with the change to computer-based testing, we will be changing our application deadline dates and the actual exam dates. Our plan right now is to offer the exams in March and September, replacing our current schedule of May and November.

Note, there will be no exam in November 2014.  For complete information, visit the Association’s web site at: http://www.iaap-hq.org/certification.

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years!


We had a wonderful time and hope you did too!

[May 2014] We're having a party! This is so special. Las Colinas IAAP has been a vital part of our community serving administrative professionals for twenty-five years. We are proud to invite charter 

members, past presidents, international officers, friends, family and coworkers for our Silver Anniversary celebration.  Our speaker will have words of enthusiasm and encouragement for all ages. To commemorate our $20 dues level since "day one" we're offering a special $20 rate for this event. This includes the networking, dinner, speaker, and all the fun!  MORE

Next Meeting Info

September 8, 2014   
Location:  DFW Westin on 114
Professional development topic is Excel.  Presented by Vicky Floyd.


One recertification point submitted for this program. 

You Lookinnat Me?

How Job Recruiters Screen You On LinkedIn
Some 93 percent of hiring managers search LinkedIn for recruits,
according to a 2013 survey by career website Jobvite; 

from LinkedIn

Am I seen as a Radical Agent of Change or "Pain in the ...Office?"
...tips to decide when to be the squeaky wheel, and when to just
let it go.

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Immediate openings with nearby companies for fulltime admin
positions.  These leads are a benefit of your local Las Colinas Chapter membership.  Please log in to see the job descriptions and contact information.
READ MORE    **new posting added August 8,2014


     The TEC15 will be

    right in our back yard!

    Let's go to Austin! 

    Mark your calendars

    for March 6-8, 2015.

Why Join IAAP?

There's so much to gain with a professional association.  This brief video will show you what members say to, "Because of IAAP..."  See The Video

Admin Awards

The Dallas Admin Awards are back!  Who should you nominate?  This year's event features Coleen Barrett, renowned uber admin-turned-president of Southwest Airlines. 

How's Your Profile?

Did you know you can view a complete directory of Las Colinas members?  Log in and click on COMMUNITIES to see Las Colinas, then click on the link to right ("77 members") to see the whole directory.

If you don't see your photo when you log in, that's easy to fix!  Look up to your log-in, click PROFILE (below your name) and then you can click to easily add a photo of yourself.  We'd love to see all member photos here.  It will help us to get to know you better and vicey versey!


Welcome to Las Colinas

Our mission is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development. Sign up for our next event. We look forward to meeting you.

Members connect, blog, and share information through the IAAP web community. Get started on your own online network of contacts and resources. Download a 
user guide and network with other Administrative Professionals at the Community Website.

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