According to IAAP members, administrative support personnel prefer
observances that recognize and provide opportunities for learning and growth.
Employers can facilitate professional development for admins by supporting:
Tuition reimbursement to attend college classes
and work toward a degree.
Membership and participation in professional
Reimbursement for online training programs in
technology, administrative, and management skills.
Registration for appropriate conferences,
seminars, and continuing education workshops.
Attainment of professional certification. IAAP’s
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) or Certified Administrative Professional Office Management (CAP-OM).
Professional - Office.
Management (CAP-OM) programs are widely
recognized standards of excellence.
Supporting IAAP chapter events.
Additional gift suggestions include
business-related items, such as personalized business cards, desktop
name-plate, gift certificate, ergonomically correct accessories, computer
hardware/software upgrade, or monetary bonus for exemplary performance.