“Our Association encourages personal and professional administrative excellence within a global network".
On behalf of the 2012/2013 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.
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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 one-off joining fee has been waived until the end of May - Click Here for more Information
Administrative Professionals Day (APD) - 17 April 2013
Congratulations and thank you to all Groups on a very successful 2013 APD celebration. Reports coming in from around the Groups are commenting on how positive and energising their various events were.
As you all know from my speech, I attended events in Blenheim, Nelson and Christchurch and I came home really inspired and very proud of theAssociation. There was so much energy and positivity at each venue and I loved how each of the three guest speakers’ who presented, incorporated the “Investing in yourself” theme into their presentations.
I heard about the Manawatu celebration, where as well as a successful celebration, the Group also signed up four new members with two more in the wings!!! Wellington Groups’ cocktail party was also a great success with a highlight being Valerie Jackson presenting Denise McElwain with the Doreen Smart Scholarship Award. Wanganui Group had a successful event with Margaret Bell being named 2013 Member of the Year and also winning a trip to Australia.
I would love to hear about other events so that we can all celebrate our successes and hopefully some new members. I have attached some of the photos sent to me over the last few days.
AAPNZ National President
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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.