IAAP Winnipeg is dissolving

IAAP is going through a revitalization and is dissolving all Chapters.  The IAAP Winnipeg Chapter will be dissolving as of December 31, 2014.  This website will no longer be available.  If you have any questions please contact Bridget at bkatazinski@gmail.com.  The IAAP organization will still be running and you can go to http://www.iaap.hq.org.

IAAP Winnipeg has been running for 52 years!  Thank you to every single member who have participated.


Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 4

You are invited to our IAAP Meeting on Tuesday, November 4.  Our guest speaker Vicki Olatundun is speaking on Project Management.

The course is really about a unique way to approach Project Management. There is a stereotypical way to approach things that will produce stereotypical results. There is a new and more dynamic approach that will guarantee progress and project completion at a rate that works.

It will cover areas such as:


Vision (Staring with the End in mind),Vision Casting,Vision Buy-in

Internal and External partners and stakeholders

Planning the project, laying the ground work for success

Setting Goals and targets and timelines

Costs, personal and professional

Baby steps and Eating the Frog first

Tracking progress

Finish line in sight (almost there) Now what?



Too many organizations embark on projects that don’t end, are too costly with counterproductive casualties along the way. This is a new millennium with the same old problems, the message is the same but the method is different and packaging is a whole lot nicer!!. My course on project management is fun, engaging and NOT TYPICAL.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 14

IAAP Winnipeg would like to extend an invitation to all Administrative Professionals to attend a professional development webinar:

Leading From Where YOU Are

Presented by: Susan Leahy, MA

It is essential to remember that leadership is not a title. Leadership is something you embody. It is a consciousness. It is a choice that you make during every interaction that creates connection and inspires movement. But, daily disappointments and realities of the work environment can leave people feeling disempowered, disappointed and disenchanted about leading. “Leading From Where YOU Are” is a webinar that puts the power back in your hands by sharing practical leadership tips and useful communication techniques that will support you to continue or to start leading from where YOU are.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • A new definition of leadership
  • 5 Steps to giving feedback so people will listen
  • How to create a communication environment that will inspire people

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Location: Red River College, Roblin Centre

160 Princess—Cafeteria on Main Floor

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Hear the words “You’re Fired” and panic sets in.  Hear the words; money, pizza, or politics now how do you feel?  Whether positive or negative, words are powerful, and every time you speak with someone you change them!  Using examples from her own journey to become a best-selling author, columnist and public speaker, plus entries following her North American Word competition Reena shares how to build people up, tricks for remembering names and the impact of appreciating others without spending a dime.  How talented are you at the skill of communication?  Here is your chance to find out!

Reena Nerbas is a University of Manitoba graduate of Human Ecology/Business. She is a popular  professional presenter and writes weekly newspaper columns for over one million readers.

Date:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Location: Red River College, Roblin Centre    160 Princess—Cafeteria on Main Floor
Dinner:    Taco Salad with ground Beef – (Vegetarian meal available upon request)
Cost:  Guests:$20.00, Members: $15.00
Time:       Networking: 5:00    Dinner:  5:45    Speaker :  6:30    Business Meeting: 7:30