Saturday August 24, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM PDT
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Baha’i Center 
16007 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008

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For Questions on the Event:

Emily Arrowsmith, President WA-AK Division
PH: 907.263.4921

Leslie Adkins, CAP-OM, Events Coordinator WA-AK Division
PH: 425.354.6800

For Registration Form Questions/Issues:

Constance Boyer, CAP-OM
PH: 206.902.1477 


8:00 - 8:30 AM
Arrival, muffins/coffee/Networking

9:00 –10:00 AM
Leadership 101 Speaker: Diana Wilson

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Division Strategy Discussion
(Discussion about chapter due dates, Chapter of Excellence, web community online form, etc.)

10:30 – 10:45 AM 

10:45 – 11:45 AM
Break-Out Sessions

11:45 – 12:45 PM

12:45 – 4:00 PM
Strategic Leadership Speaker: Karen Armstead

4:00 – 4:15 PM
Wrap Up /Announcements


Race for Relevance--Start Your Year on the Right Note!

 A Workshop for Today’s Administrative Professional
Leadership Training presented by IAAP Washington-Alaska Division

Start your year off on the right note by joining us for this incredible workshop! If you are a chapter leader, considering stepping up to be a chapter leader, or just want to network with your fellow Division members, this event is for you.

We’ll share tips and best practices to help keep you organized, proactive and effective during this term. We’ll discuss key deadlines, strategic leadership, succession planning, share resources and ideas for keeping your committees on track, and much, much more.

Discover ways to build camaraderie among your members, motivate them to participate, and ensure that you are doing everything you possibly can for the most successful year ever!

You’ll develop powerful skills to help you move ahead in an organization that creates new opportunities to increase your knowledge, become a more marketable professional, and accelerate your career.

Benefits of Attending

  • Exceptional Networking
  • Build Leadership Skills
  • Get your IAAP leader questions answered
  • Earn Recertification Points
  • Engage with Division Board
  • Learn more about leadership-building opportunities in IAAP



Strategic Leadership in the “New Normal": Engaging Members, Maintaining Relevance and Offering Value

Led by Karen Armstead.  Karen’s academic work in persuasive communications, decision-making strategies and multi-cultural competency has led to diverse consulting and training contracts. She has worked as coach to executives and their key staff, facilitated team building and organizational change programs, and led training workshops for universities, governmental agencies, professional development organizations, for-profit corporations, and non-profits. Recently, she has focused on consulting with managers and organizations to expand their marketing capabilities and organizational productivity. She also led a project to document the leadership experiences and management styles of successful Asian women leaders in Puget Sound and Japan.

Armstead Consulting is certified by Washington State as a woman-owned business in the areas of professional training, management consulting and organizational development. The tagline for her business is “helping organizations and people achieve new futures.” This phrase reflects Karen’s passion for helping to provide people and organizations with insights, tools and resources so they can make a difference.

Leadership 101

Lead by Diana Wilson

What You’ll Gain

  • Personal benefit of taking a leadership role in your chapter
  • Meet new people – both inside and outside the association
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Receive recognition from your peers
  • Learn to measure and take acceptable risks
  • Stretch your limits (many of them self-imposed)


  • Review the duties of leadership roles in chapters and the division
  • Review the legal, fiduciary, and ethical responsibilities of officers
  • Discuss mentoring and succession planning

Division Board Led Break-Out Sessions

We will break into small groups lead by one of the Division Board Members. A group for each: Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Vice Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers.Based on attendance, we will also have a group (s) for webmasters, newsletter editors, membership chairs, etc. Each group will discuss the successes and challenges we are facing and brainstorm ideas for re-energizing our chapters.


Registration, including snacks & lunch is only $20!  

Register Now! Pay by Check or Credit Card (via PayPal)