Administrative Professionals Day event to offer information and inspiration

Kristin Hoaglund has received a jump start on career development as the youngest member of a local chapter of an association for administrative professionals.

“It’s been a great benefit,” said Hoaglund, a credit administrator and 24-year-old president of the Book Cliff Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

Hoaglund said she’s gained knowledge and inspiration from her membership in the IAAP as well as developed contacts with other administrative professionals.

Those same benefits are available to others who participate in an upcoming Administrative Professionals Day event organized by the chapter, she said.

The event is set for April 27 at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction and will include a luncheon, keynote address and workshop as well as a vendor expo with demonstrations and sales of products and services.

The IAAP, which introduced Administrative Professionals Day in 1952, ranks as one of the largest organizations of its kind with more than 600 chapters and a total of 40,000 members and affiliates worldwide. The Book Cliff Chapter based in Grand Junction has 32 members and conducts monthly meetings, Hoaglund said.

The Administrative Professionals Day event is designed to honor administrative professionals as well as inform an inspire them, she said.

The luncheon keynote address and workshop will feature Bill Beausay, an author, professional speaker and trainer whose presentation is titled “Conquering Obstacles With Passion and Purpose.” Beausay worked for 12 years as a clinical psychotherapist and also served as vice president of research and development for the Academy of Sports Psychology.

Hoaglund said Beausay returns by popular demand after delivering a presentation hosted by the Book Cliff Chapter in October. “He’s awesome,” she said. “He’s very inspirational.”

Through his address and workshop, Beausay will help participants create and focus on their visions, control themselves in simple and practical new ways and align themselves inside and out. The address and workshop are designed to help participants gain control of important phases of their lives.



Phil Castle is editor of the Grand Valley Business Times, a twice-monthly business journal published in Grand Junction. Castle brings to his duties nearly 30 years of experience in editorial management positions with Western Colorado newspapers. In addition, his free-lance work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Washington Post. He holds a bachelor's degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University.
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