**ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS BOSS OF THE YEAR!  Please see the link for more information on how to nominate your boss.  IAP BOTY 2018

The Illinois Administrative Professionals is an organization for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employees in certain Civil Service classifications. We celebrated the 70th birthday of IAP in October 2018. Over the years, office support functions and responsibilities have changed, as have the skills required to perform these roles effectively. The Secretariat seeks to build collegiality across campus. Our primary objectives are:

  • Establish a fellowship and create a high standard of ethics among members.
  • Assist in the professional development of members.
  • Serve as a forum for the discussion of issues affecting support staff of the University of Illinois.
  • Further knowledge about the University of Illinois and uphold its honor and dignity.

ARE YOU READY TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MENTOR OR A MENTEE?  Caterpillar learned after implementing their own mentoring program that the biggest benefits for both the mentors and mentees were learning from each other and collaborating with one another (5 Corporate Mentorship Programs Worth Imitating ). It’s not simply just a one-way relationship.  It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have; there is always room to grow, both professionally and personally, with the opportunity to develop friendships along the way. If you’re interested in becoming either a mentor or mentee complete this form by Friday, September 28. In early October we will work with you to make the best matches possible.  We will plan a special meet & greet shortly thereafter that will include a speaker to discuss what it means to be a mentor and mentee, provide resource tools, and discuss expectations (including your expectations of our committee). you may also visit our webpage to find the full document describing the mentoring program.  

UPCOMING ITEMS TO KNOW:
Next Career Connections Lunch
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Topic: Boss of the Year Celebration, Guest Speaker: Susan Key
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
Lunch Option: 
See Calendar and Newsletter for links to register.

PHILANTHROPY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
October is Dental Hygiene month and the Philanthropy Committee is campaigning to local dental offices in the area to donate toothbrushes and toothpastes through the end of October.  We plan to donate them to the CU@Home/Phoenix Drop-In.  If you have any of these unopened items laying around in closets or drawers, please feel free to donate them to our cause.  You may bring the items to the monthly luncheons in September and October.  Thank you for your support.


Contact us at:  thesecretariat@illinois.edu for more information!