Meetings & Events

Administrative Professionals Week Event 2014

13th Annual Administrative Professionals Week Celebration

Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Smith and Wollensky - Back Bay

101 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

This year we will dine like royalty in Boston's most famous  castle. Smith & Wollensky - Back Bay is located in a historic stone and brick "castle" built in 1891, the structure originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets and is listed on the National Historic Register. Our event will take place in the Battle Room surrounded by artifacts and pageantry of Boston's proud history. 

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  The Instincts of Success

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Frank Maselli


Everyone has strengths...but not everyone knows what they are or how to use them to their fullest advantage. This program will help you identify the deepest, hard-wired forces that drive your actions every day. These are the instincts that if harnessed properly will lead to your greatest professional success and life enjoyment. This is a revealing and highly advanced understanding that can be applied not only to you, but to those around you...colleagues, clients, managers and family members. Once you set foot into this world you will be armed with a much greater awareness of yourself and of others. You will have the skill to improve your personal performance and that of everyone around’s that powerful!


Frank Maselli is one of the most inspiring and dynamic trainers and keynote speakers in the nation today. He is a recognized expert in helping professionals of all kinds reach new levels of success and he does it with tremendous insight, warmth and genuineness that have earned him Top Speaker awards at industry conferences for two decades.

Frank is a former US Army officer and thirty year Wall Street veteran. He has led some of the must successful teams and organizations in the Financial Services Industry including one of the top mutual fund companies in the world.

Frank is a member of the National Speakers Association, The Investment Management Consultants Association, Toastmasters and MENSA.  He is the founder of The Financial Lifeguard Academy, a group devoted to radically changing the way financial professional serve their clients.  A native New Yorker, Frank now lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two daughters.

Be an “Early Bird” – Pay by April 9th  and save $10.00!

Early Bird Price: $70.00/pp if received by April 9, 2014
Regular Price: $80.00/pp if received AFTER April 19, 2014

All registrations must be received no later than April 18, 2014

Tables of 10 may be reserved.
Guests are welcomed at member pricing

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Parking: Valet parking  at  Smith & Wollensky is $16.00 per car CASH ONLY upon arrival. Valet starts at 5:00 pm per the City of Boston permits.  Self-parking is available  at  nearby lots. Go to   for information.
MBTA nearby:  Green Line to Arlington Station,  walk two blocks down Arlington Street or Orange Line to Back Bay ( & Commuter Rail) walk @ 9 minutes .


This Month's Meeting

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bring a Co-Worker or Friend!  Attendance is free for Members and Guests!

Create a Plan: Project Management for Admins

Let’s face it – we are all managing projects every day!

They may be simple or more complex, but  undoubtedly you are managing projects within your administrative role. You don’t need to be a project manager to learn how to manage your projects effectively and efficiently. This interactive presentation  will provide the basics of managing projects – regardless of their size or complexity. Participants will be provided a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to enable them to more effectively manage the projects they are assigned and the projects they want to undertake, including how to socialize initiatives to get buy‐in.  

Walk away from the presentation with a better understanding of how project management can assist you in performing your role as an administrator in your organization, along with best practices and techniques you can use immediately back on the job. All participants will be provided templates to use back on the job. Information will also be provided on the Project Management Institute (PMI) and project management certifications available through PMI.


Speaker: Gina Abudi M.B.A.

Gina Abudi, MBA has over 20 years of consulting experience in helping businesses of all sizes develop and implement strategy around projects, processes and people; along with working closely with clients to develop and deliver customized workshops, seminars and training programs to meet long term strategic needs.  Gina is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC. She writes a number of white papers, case studies, and articles on various management, leadership and project management topics, which can be found on her blog:

Gina is co‐author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Best Practices for Small Business (Alpha Books, 2011), contributing author to Gantthead’s Project Pain Reliever (J. Ross Publishing, 2011) and is working on a book for J Ross Publishing with the working title, Taking a Project Management Approach to Business Process Improvement Initiatives (Summer 2014). 

Gina serves as officer on a number of boards, including as President of the PMI® Massachusetts Bay Chapter and Secretary and Chair of Marketing on the board of Vital Impact.  Gina received her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management.  She is an active member of The Boston Club, serving on the membership committee and as an ambassador to new members. 

5:15pm - 7:00pm

Office Team/ Robert Half
125 High Street
20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

1 Recertification Point to be Awarded to CAP/CAP-OM Certificate Holders pending approval.

Free for IAAP members / Free for Non members

The meeting will feature catering by Cosi.


Chapter Meeting Schedule 2013 - 2014

The Chapter meets September through June on the 1st non-holiday Monday of each month. 

Monthly meeting agenda:

    5:15pm - 5:45pm    Registration, networking & dinner
    5:45pm - 6:00pm    Announcements & Business
    6:00pm - 7:00pm    Guest Speaker

 Date Topic Location
September 9, 2013  Communicate to Awaken Workplace Positivity
Metro Meeting Center - Boston 
 October 7, 2013  Plan Like a Pro: Event Planning Tools and Best Practices
 Fleming's Steakhouse - Boston
 November 4, 2013  Positive Steps for Managing Conflict
  Office Team - Boston
 December 2, 2013
Holiday Celebration
Wine Tasting 101: A Second Career Can Taste Great
  Office Team - Boston
 January 6, 2014
Building a Portfolio for Any Weather
  Metro Meeting Center - Boston
 February 3, 2014
How to Sing Your Own Praises: Write an Effective Self-appraisal   Office Team - Boston
 March 3, 2013  MS Office: Get Familiar with Advanced Features   Broad Institute - Cambridge
 April 7, 2014  Defining Your Success: Create a Plan C Strategy
  Office Team - Boston
 April 25, 2014
Administrative Professionals Week Banquet
 May 5, 2014 
Create a Plan: Project Management for Admins
  Office Team - Boston
 June 2, 2014  
 Social End of year Celebration
  Office Team - Boston

Speakers Topics are subject to change.  Please check monthly meeting notices on our homepage to confirm listed Speakers & Topics.