“Our Association encourages personal and professional administrative excellence within a global network".
On behalf of the National Executive Team (NET) welcome to our website - we hope you enjoy this informative and helpful site. Many people are making a career in administrative roles and the breadth of demands and skills required is increasingly acknowledged. With our rapidly changing office environment, it is even more important these days to upskill and stay in touch with your profession through its professional organisation.
National Executive Team (NET)Become a Member
AAPNZ has 12 groups nationwide offering fantastic networking with similarly experienced professionals; access to wonderful training opportunities; and recognition of members' achievements. Members include recent newcomers to the profession through to experienced administrative professionals, both male and female. You have a sense of professional identity and belonging through being a member of AAPNZ. Check to see if there is a group near you, and take advantage of networking, mentoring, sharing common experiences, listening to interesting speakers, upskilling, socialising ... and having fun. You too can have that sense of professional identity and belonging through membership of AAPNZ. For more information, please phone 0800 469 737.
Our membership includes executive assistants, personal assistants, administration managers, receptionists, call centre operators, accounts staff, school secretaries/administrators, industry trainers … all those involved either full-time or part-time in administrative professional roles, in any industry.
Internationally, AAPNZ has maintained links with sister administrative/office professional organisations in many countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, England and Europe, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, and USA, to name a few. In 2009, AAPNZ was successful in securing their bid to host the 8th International Office Professionals Summit which was held in Auckland, New Zealand, 5-8 July 2011. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) coordinated a programme to meet both the personal and professional development needs of local, national and international attendees.
The theme for 2012 - 2013 was announced at the 2012 Conference in Wellington by the incoming National President, Lorraine McKeown.
Also at the Conference a new initiative was launched. This is a Competency based workbook which has been designed to encourage new and existing members to begin the journey of investing in themselves by getting involved in their own professional development. Download a copy of the new workbook from the AAPNZ website member's only page.