December Meeting


Next Meeting:   Monday, December 8, 2014
Place:  The Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas 
Prof Devel Topic:   Admin Expert?  Play Admin Jeopardy!

Registration details will be posted shortly. Please check back!





Jobs Jobs Jobs

Immediate openings with nearby companies for full-time administrative 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 November 3, 2014

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  


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

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; 

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.

FY14 CEO's Report


Admin Awards

Congratulations to Debbie Johnson, CAP!! Yes, our own division president won the coveted Coleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence at the Dallas Admin Awards last week.  Well deserved Debbie!

Board Meeting

Las Colinas IAAP board meets the Monday before chapter meeting.  All LCC members are welcome to attend.  Please contact Kim Garrett if you plan to attend; she'll put your name on the list at the security desk.


 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 

LCC awesomeness brought to you by


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

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. 
The process...Jennifer Mikic advises Candidates must first apply for the exam through IAAP to be approved for testing. The deadline to apply is December 1; or December 8 with a late fee.  All approved candidates will receive an MRA ID# from IAAP around mid-December. This ID# will be needed to create a Web account with Pearson.

Around late December, IAAP will share the names of all approved candidates and their MRA ID# with Pearson.  Pearson will add the approved candidate names into their system, and then candidates can begin scheduling testing appointments starting January 5.

Candidates can view the locations of Pearson Vue sites by selecting Locate a Test Center
located in the right column. However, candidates should NOT contact the testing center directly at this time. The staff who work at the Pearson testing centers do not have access to IAAP exam details until that information has been shared with them - which will be in late December.

For more:  IAAP Exam Guide    Any questions relating to the exam should be direct to

From The International President

  • Antoinette Smith

    November President's Message

    The IAAP Revitalization initiative, with its variety of organizational enhancements and multitude of member driven activities, is currently underway. As many of you are noticing, things are changing...

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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


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