The World Administrators’ Summit (WASummit) is a global meeting of administrative and office professionals and their associations committed to guiding, influencing and positively developing the profession.
The WASummit has convened nine times since 1992 and is a 2-day working session that takes place every third year. In 2018 the Summit is hosted by IMA. There are currently 25 countries being represented. It provides the international platform for peer-to-peer discussion regarding relevant topics that potentially impact those working in the administrative profession. The outcomes from each Summit form a World Action Plan with goals entitled Administra Read More Here
Representing administrative/office professionals from Sweden are;
Senior Executive Assistant at European Spallation Source,
Regional Chairperson of IMA Sweden South
Board member of IMA Sweden
Group Executive Assistant at Academic Work
Training Officer of IMA Sweden
Board member of IMA Sweden
Each report came with a conclusion and a set of recommendations. During a plenary session, agreement was reached and the recommendations accepted.
This report forms the basis for further discussions on Position Titles at the 10th WASummit 2018.
The aim of this Task Force would be to create a truly global network in terms of reach; effectively becoming the one place where the “voices of administrative/office professionals” are heard, allowing us to “Speak with one Voice”.
You can read more here about this important topic which has also been in focus the last year due to the #metoo movement.
Professional identity is the concept which describes how we perceive ourselves within our occupational context and how we communicate this to others. A positive professional image is essential to a successful career.
To succeed in any role & creating engagement we need clear and current job descriptions, development plans and career pathways.
Having the right prerequisites will enhance professional growth.
Digitation, technology and AI are impacting our profession and we need to understand the development and adapt our mindset and skills.
You can read more here .
The delegates presented a report about Technology in the 21st Century, as it relates to Sweden.
To be able to speak for Sweden’s administrative/office professionals the delegates prepared by undertaking own research, gathered information and held discussions.
Outcomes from the meeting in Frankfurt will continuously be posted at the World Administrators Summit webpage
You find the report from the Chairperson Eth Lloyd here: What happened at the 10th Summit.
Administrative/office professionals working in Sweden answered a survey to “make their voice heard”.
Thank you to all that contributed to the World Administrators’ Summit and the development of our profession!
To see the result from the survey please click here.
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