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
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.