Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

The Grenada Association of Administrative Professionals (GrenAAP) wishes to remind all that Administrative Professionals Week is celebrated the last full week in April, from the 21st- 27th, and Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, 24 April. This year we celebrate under the theme “Sharpening the Saw… Encouraging Academic Success”.

The Association encourages all to join the World in recognising their respective Administrative Professionals, in a meaningful and professional manner, during this 61st year of observance. 

Deborah Remdeholl-Baveghems
Deborah Remdeholl-Baveghems

According to International Association of Administrative Professionals, An Administrative Professional is “an individual who is responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office-related environment and who is dedicated to furthering their personal and professional growth in their chosen profession”.

Research shows that many workers around the world still hold the “secretary job title; however, many alternative titles have become more popular, such as administrative assistant, office coordinator, administrative specialist, executive assistant, and office manager.

In Grenada, there was the National Secretaries Association, which had become dormant over the years.  However, in 2007 the President and the Territorial Representative of Caribbean Association of Administrative Professionals (the umbrella body of all regional associations), visited Grenada and encouraged a group of Administrative Professionals to form an Association.

In 2009, the Grenada Association of Administrative Professionals (GrenAAP) was registered as a Non Profit Company.  Since then, this Association has been recognising Administrative Professionals during the Week of celebrations by hosting Workshops and Seminars to encourage professional growth of the Administrative Professional.

“I do hope that all Administrative Professionals would indeed be effectively and meaningfully recognised and honoured during this Week long celebration, for their outstanding performance during the past year.”

Deborah Ramdeholl-Baveghems, APS, Chairperson Steering Committee, GrenAAP. grenaap@spiceisle.com

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