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IAAP Mission, Objectives, Purpose, Vision and Core Values

  • The IAAP mission is to be the acknowledged, recognized leader of administrative professionals and to enhance their individual and collective value, image, competence and influence.                         
  • IAAP's purpose is to provide information, education, and training and to set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. 
  • IAAP's objectives are to elevate the standards of all administrative professionals and to promote their working relationships with management through continuing education, authorized programs, and publications.
  • IAAP's vision is to inspire and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence.

IAAP’s core values, defined as a set of guiding principles or tenets that define what the organization stands for, include:

  • Integrity: Trust for each other in all relationships, including those with other members, staff, employers, vendors, leaders, mentors and sponsors.
  • Encouragement: Offer inspiration for administrative professionals to fulfill their potential and advance their careers.
  • Leadership: Members serve as positive ambassadors and role models for both the profession and association; leadership development is a key purpose of IAAP.
  • Loyalty: Loyalty to the profession, to employers, and to IAAP is a characteristic of true professionals and is highly valued in business.
  • Professionalism: A commitment to excellence, both individually and collectively, is a hallmark of IAAP.
  • Relevance: To assure that IAAP continues to offer worthwhile programs and services—and meet members’ evolving needs.
  • Pride: Pride in our chosen career field and membership in IAAP.
  • Connection: IAAP offers invaluable opportunities to develop long-term friend-ships, to share information and build camaraderie among professionals.
  • Individual Importance: Each member is an important individual contributor and asset to the organization.