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Affiliation with Worldwide Associations.

The Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) has numerous affiliations with worldwide associations to enhance our member benefits to you, our valued members.

For further information on our affiliations please read the below content and click on the relevant links.

The World Administrators Alliance

The World Administrators Alliance purpose is to guide, influence, develop and elevate the administrative profession. The WA-Alliance replaces the former informal body the WA-Summit Advisory Council.

The WA-Alliance Council was elected by the members at the Inaugural AGM on 4 September 2021:

  • Helen Monument, The Netherlands, Chair
  • Barrett Shaw, United States of America, Communications Officer
  • Christine Stewart, Australia, Partnership Officer
  • Debra Chafe, Canada, Membership Officer
  • Katherine Vaillancourt, Canada, Technical Officer
  • Ursula Wartha, Germany, Treasurer
  • Vicki Faint, New Zealand, Secretary
  • Charon Maxime, Trinidad & Tobago, Council Member
  • Shirwyn Weber, UK, Council Member


The Global Skills Matrix

The Global Skills Matrix is a globally recognised framework for administrators and HR teams that, irrespective of country, makes it possible to identify levels of work for a given role and career progression opportunities to realise the potential to an organisation of an effective administrator.

It's a game changer for an industry that is currently seen by many as ‘just a job’ and not the valuable profession that it is. It is the first global guideline that has been produced with direct and quantifiable input from the people who are at the sharp end of the profession, the administrative professionals themselves. There has never been a more important time for organisations to utilise their administrators to their full potential.

A career administrator with clear goals and objectives, combined with opportunities for personal development and career progression is a key component for achieving this.

    • Are your job descriptions up to date?
    • Do you organize administrator specific training?
    • Do you have clear career progression for your administrative teams?
    • Do they have objectives and KPIs in place for the next year?


The World-Administrators’ Summit

The World-Administrators’ Summit is a two-day working session in May each year.

AIOP (Australia) are Delegates and an Observer at the two half days (4 hours per day). This was a chance to participate in shaping our profession throughout the world and for the future. Input-on discussion topics, views through surveys and online engagement enabled discussion to take place meaningfully.

Helen Monument, Interim Chair, World Administrators Alliance thanked delegates and observers for their participation in an email dated 28 May 2021. Helen said “the feedback we have received from the survey was very positive and we will be sharing it in our next Newsletter”. Here is the link to the document with the meeting report and the Outcomes. Further steps and actions will be communicated as they happen, so please follow our LinkedIn Company Page and subscribe to our Newsletter for the latest updates.

We look forward to ongoing collaboration.


Executive Secretary Live

Join them every Thursday for the latest #adminchat webinar. Subscribe to the YouTube channel for more details. To subscribe to Executive Support Magazine, please visit their site.

They are keen to ensure that you continue to get the training and inspiration that you have come to expect from us. LIVE events offer training to not only improve your work life, but to help you strive for bigger and better things every day. They pride ourselves on bringing you the best of the best.

CEO, Lucy Brazier spends much of her time actively looking for undiscovered superstar talent to educate and inspire you. They book speakers and trainers that they have personally seen speak and who give you chills because of their brilliance. They guarantee that you will leave each session with at least one ‘ah ha’ moment.

Register your place now and enjoy massive savings.


Trainers from over 30 of the world’s top speakers & trainers. Book now and use code AIOP10 to get 10% off your registration. Member Benefit: Book now using code AIOP10 to obtain a 10% discount.


AdmiNZ is a voluntary national association administered by its members for its members. AdmiNZ is a not for profit, voluntary national association governed by a National Executive Team (NET) made up of the National President, two Vice-Presidents and the Regional Leaders for Northern, Central and Southern regions.

AdmiNZ helps address the changing roles and demanding responsibilities you face by providing year-round access to outstanding new knowledge (and updates on what you already know), so you can continue to grow and excel in your career. Weaving as one making it happen with passion and integrity.


Associations Forum

AIOP is a member of Associations Forum


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