The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) holds two major educational conferences a year. The conferences provide administrative professionals an opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel.
In this episode, I talk with two guests:
Tracy Orpin, CMP – the IAAP's Conferences and Meetings Manager
Rachel Reynolds – the IAAP's Professional Development Manager
Discover how they work together to plan conferences that both educate & build relationships.
By the end of this interview you will learn:
- How the IAAP helps Administrative Professionals
- Suggested organizations to help event planners network.
- Why centralized planning is important for educational based conferences.
- The importance of educating attendees based on their level and needs.
- Why networking is such a huge part of a successful conference.
- Tips to generate survey responses from your audience.
- A method to find out what you don't know.
- The power behind planning so you'd want to attend.
- Things to consider when selecting a conference location.
- Venue/Hotel vetting tips.
- Ideas on creating a welcoming environment for attendees.
- How the IAAP promotes educational Conferences.
- Conference planning horror stories.
- And much, much more …
Links and resources from this interview:
Rachel's Recommended Reading:
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Rachel's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy's Email: email@example.com
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