Professional Development Workshop

          Waves of Change – Oceans of Opportunities
November 15, 2014   *   9:00AM - 4:00PM
                       Featuring Four Speakers
    Location:  National Boy Scouts Headquarters
                          1325 W Walnut Hill * Irving, TX
                   Vendor Expo  *  Networking
  Education * Breakfast and Lite Lunch Included
   Cost and topics will be posted shortly.  Stay tuned!!
**members, this takes the place of our November chapter meeting**

Texana Magazine

The October edition of the Texana is available now.  Lots of photos.  Read and enjoy!  READ MORE

Executive Assistant - Great Job If You Can Get It

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this profession to lose 10,500 jobs, or decline by 1 percent, by the year 2022. This is largely due to companies replacing executive assistants with administrative assistants, who earn an average of $16,600 less per year and may support more than one manager in an organization. In addition, many managers these days handle tasks that were previously in the realm of executive assistants, such as scheduling their own travel and meetings.  READ MORE  

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Immediate openings with nearby companies for full-time 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 September 29, 2014

Fifty Year Secretarial Career

When the high school recommended Sheilah Conner for a job at the college, no one thought it could be her dream job that lasted fifty years and eight deans at Oxford College. READ MORE


New Board Leadership


2014-2015 Officers

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

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.   

Work-Life Balance

Glassdoor blog shows office professionals in two of the top twenty jobs for work-life balance.  Not bad!  Here's the scoopREAD MORE

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 ("72 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! 

from LinkedIn

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

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.


 Registration is open!  All the info is available here.
  The TEC15 is in Texas - right in our back yard! Let's go to Austin. Mark your calendar! Member cost is only $560.

March 6-8, 2015

Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street        Single/Double: $179.00      
Austin, Texas 78701        (512) 478-1111 

EA is The New Power Job

USA Today reports this week that Executive Assistant is THE job to have, in California at least. READ MORE

Professional Certification

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

Starting in March 2015, the IAAP CAP certification and OM specialty exams will become available through computer-based testing. Candidates will apply for the exam through IAAP and then schedule a testing time through Pearson Vue with secure testing centers and a consistent delivery system with testing locations throughout North America and select international locations.

The move to computer-based testing will allow for additional testing dates. Dates and times will depend on each testing center's availability.

Spring exams will be offered March 2-7, 2015. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014.  JUST RELEASED OCT 10:  MORE INFO

Fall exams will be offered August 31-September 5, 2015. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015.

There will be no exam in November 2014.  For complete information, visit the Association’s web site at:

October Meeting

THANK YOU!! to NovaCopy for hosting our latest meeting.  Their facility is so nice, large, and accommodating.  They can do printing jobs up to unlimited sizes from the looks of their equipment. Please consider NovaCopy for poster printing and equipment service of your Konica Minolta machines.
NovaCopy, Inc.
4251 W. John Carpenter Frwy  *  Irving, TX 75063

LCC awesomeness brought to you by


...years 'n' years of great leaders. How many can you name?

From The President

  • Antoinette Smith

    October President's Message

    During our transition into the revitalized IAAP, we still have a lot to offer new and current members. We don’t need to wait until Branches and LANs are in place to reap the benefits of this amazing...

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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; 

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years!


We had a wonderful time and hope you did too!

[April 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

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. 


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