Malaysian Association of Professional Secretaries & Administrators




Calling all practising administrative professionals
Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Assistants & Office Managers

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Benefits of Attending this summit:
  • Celebrate with MAPSA's 50th years of success in leading the administrative professionals in Malaysia
  • Enjoy a exclusive lunch on Day 1 summit to celebrate our anniversary with lots of prizes to be won and special awards in store
  • Enhance your PA & professional Admin skills to be the business partners to your bosses
  • Sharpen your leadership skills from our various professional and profound speakers
  • Get inspired from the wealth of experience sharing from our skilled speakers
  • Gain insights from distinguished and practicing professionals on their journeys, expectations and challenges of their roles
  • Rebrand yourselves to acquire the skills and knowledge
  • Discover your true potential from your work performance
  • Lead positive energy and healthy lifestyle with fitness
  • Increase work capability in overall performance
  • Discover innovative technological advancements beneficial to the administrative functions
  • Network with your peers to improve collaboration with your work
  • Receive premium gifts entitled to all participants registered for the summit



When did Administrative Professionals Day begin?
Administrative Professionals Day/Week was originally organized in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a consortium of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers. The association successfully campaigned U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer to proclaim the first National Secretaries Week on June 1-7, 1952. He designated Wednesday, June 4, as National Secretaries Day. Sawyer, Barrett and Woodbridge participated in ceremonies held in Washington, D.C.

Who founded Administrative Professionals Day/Week?
The idea began with Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association, now called IAAP, and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation. They served on a council addressing a national shortage of skilled office workers. Together with Harry Klemfuss, public relations account executive at Young & Rubicam, they originated the idea for a National Secretaries Week.

Why did IAAP create Administrative Professionals Day/Week?
IAAP created National Secretaries Week (now Administrative Professionals Week) with two objectives in mind: to recognize "the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend," and to call attention "through favorable publicity, to the tremendous potential of the secretarial career.“

When is Administrative Professionals Day/Week?
Administrative Professionals Week is always held annually during the last full week in April. Administrative Professionals Day is always held the Wednesday of that week.

Who qualifies as an administrative professional?
Many people who contribute to the workplace in a variety of settings. IAAP defines administrative professionals as “individuals who are responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office-related environment and who are 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, personal assistant and office manager.

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