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AMA Seeks Nominations for the 10th Annual Innovation Award for Administrative Professionals


In recognition of the contributions made by administrative professionals, American Management Association is soliciting applications for the 10th Annual Innovation Award for Administrative Professionals. The application deadline is July 18, 2008.

This award was created in 1999 to celebrate outstanding examples of creative problem solving and innovation in office support. The award acknowledges the outstanding efforts of office professionals, working individually or in teams, and encourages others to seek opportunities to demonstrate the contributions they can make to their organizations.

To be eligible for the award, the innovation must have been developed and implemented by administrative professionals and must provide sustainable examples of excellence that can assist others facing similar work and productivity issues. The innovation also must have been implemented for at least six months prior to the application deadline.

Entries will be judged on the basis of documented positive results related to at least one of the following: cost savings, increased efficiency and productivity, improved employee morale, enhanced customer satisfaction, and clearer communication throughout the organization.

One representative from the winning entry will be honored at an award ceremony during the 16th Annual Administrative Professionals Conference in San Antonio, TX, October 5–8, 2008. As a guest, all registration fees, hotel and travel expenses will be paid for by AMA. The winner will also receive a personalized plaque recognizing the innovation.

For information on previous award-winning entries, or to apply for the 2008 Innovation Award, visit AMA’s Website, /events/iaward/ or call 1.800.262.9699. Executive secretaries, executive assistants, administrative assistants, personal assistants, secretaries, office coordinators, office managers and receptionists are encouraged to apply.

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