Management, Leadership, and Professional Development Consultant
Rose Friend Schmitt, Ph. D.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - IAAP Summit, New Orleans
For the past four days, I have been attending the International Association of Administrative Professional (IAAP) Summit in New Orleans. I attended this conference because this organization was kind enough to help me complete my dissertation work by allowing one of their Branches to participate in my study. I must give a special thanks to Ann Dalkhe for sending out my survey link via e-mail to her Branch members, and then following up with reminder e-mail. I had the opportunity to meet Ann while at the Summit, and she has been elected to the IAAP Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Part of my agreement with IAAP included my submitting an article for publication in the OfficePro magazine (appeared in the March/April 2017 issue) and presenting the results of the study at this Summit. I have had a lot of positive feedback from these sessions, and I thank everyone who attended and wanted to know more about my study.
I have gotten to know three special individuals, Donna Koeniges, Jackie Lopez, and Christine Mednick. I hope to continue to get to know them better and to see them again at next year's Summit in Austin, TX.

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