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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2009, 04:55:58 pm »

Sorry gee4 - I didn't mean to sound flippant.

The IPA Regional Coordinator for Northern Ireland is Helen Nilen, a virtual PA living in County Down.  Helen's contact details are on the IPA website.

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009, 04:57:50 pm »

Ok thanks.  I enjoyed being part of IQPS when it was around.

Sorry can't find the link - can you post it?

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2009, 05:10:16 pm »

Hi gee4

The link to the IPA website is http://www.inprad.org/

If you click on Membership on the left-hand side, and then Regional Branches.

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009, 05:14:53 pm »

Mmm you had me thinking it was IPA.org....!!

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2009, 05:15:58 pm »

Well, that would make more sense I agree.

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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2009, 05:18:46 pm »

I'm as practical / logical as they come!

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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2009, 05:21:14 pm »

I think you have to be in our profession.

One of my favourite quotes...

We the willing, led by the unknowing, have done so much, with so little, for so long, that we're qualified to do anything with nothing.

This has rung true in most of the companies I've worked for.

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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2009, 05:24:34 pm »

Matt

If the IPA truly believed that the term Administrator encompasses all office professionals, then why not say that - Office Professionals?

I never really made the most of IQPS when I was a member - generally every other year because of financial constraints, being made redundant etc - because events etc were not always convenient and never ever supported by my bosses.  Don't know if it would be worth my while doing IPA, and also dislike the name.

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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2009, 05:27:07 pm »

I agree Jess.  It's much too similar to IAAP.  There will be confusion no doubt.

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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009, 11:51:28 pm »

Hi Jess

I'm afraid I can't comment on why the IPA chose Administrator over Office Professional - although I will ask.

Out of interest, what region would you fall into?

If you'd like to post some questions or concerns you have with regards to becoming an IPA member I will do my best to answer these.

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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2009, 10:36:35 am »

Gee's former branch was Northern Ireland, not Belfast.

Former branches were:

Scotland
North West
North East
West Midlands
East Midlands
East Anglia
Central London
Kent & Sussex Weald
Bristol and South West
Wales
Northern Ireland

I think I've missed one but can't think right now, so apologies.

I doubt there will be confusion with IAAP - that name change happened a long time ago now.  The web address though is confusing and while I haven't been through the entire site yet, there are quite a few typos which is a little disappointing for a professional organisation such as ours.

Matt, if you are on the board, perhaps you could enlighten me and other members as to several questions:

Who are the non exec directors - I know about Sue Cook and Jayne Ogier, who are the rest?
What happened to the IQPS staff?  Are they now redundant and did they receive the correct packages, or have they been subsumed into CfA
Can CfA please explain why they sold out IQPS members having said they would keep the brand, which is why they got the vote
What are Kerrie Fuller's qualifications to be the membership manager for this organisation?
How are they going to ensure the high quality of the previous magazine is maintained in the new one - there are a lot of typos in the current issue - again - and worse still, a mix of font sizes, some of which are not easy to read!!!



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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2009, 10:49:36 am »

Wow Jackie my mistake!  We are small you know.

The confusion I meant was IAAP, IPA.......similar letter abbreviations, that's all.
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2009, 11:31:20 am »

Gee4 - The IPA Regional Coordinator for Northern Ireland is Helen Nilen, a virtual PA living in County Down. Helen's contact details are on the IPA website at www.inprad.org

Jackie - I'm afraid I'm not on the board, hence not being in a position to effect any changes, I can only raise them with Kerrie and ask that they be discussed at the board meetings.

I haven't noticed any typos on the website but if you can tell what/where they are I'll bring them to the attention of IPA.

I will put these questions to Kerrie.  Kerrie Fuller was the CfA Development Manager and my understanding is that the role developed into the IPA Membership Manager.

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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2009, 12:37:23 pm »

Jackie - some answers to your questions from IPA.

Q1. Who are the non-executive directors?

The Non-Executive Directors are Sue Cook and Jayne Ogier.  This was mentioned in the winter 2009 copy of the magazine.

Q2. What happened to the IQPS staff?  Are they now redundant and did they receive the correct packages, or have they been subsumed into CfA?

The staff were made redundant – the terms of which is a confidential matter.

Q3. Can CfA please explain why they sold out IQPS members having said they would keep the brand, which is why they got the vote?

We did not sell out IQPS members and we never said we would keep the brand.  The business cases put to the members do not say this, and neither Jenny nor Andrew ever said we would keep the brand.  If the person saying this would care to talk to us directly Andrew will reassure them of this.  Otherwise I would view any repeat of this comment as libellous/slanderous.

Q4. What are Kerrie Fuller's qualifications to be the membership manager for this organisation?

The Board made the appointment and the organisation will not go into details of this.

Q5. How are IPA going to ensure the high quality of the previous magazine is maintained in the new one - there are a lot of typos in the current issue - again - and worse still, a mix of font sizes, some of which are not easy to read!

The previous magazine was of very poor quality which is why it was replaced.  I’d be interested to know what this person considers typos, please ask them to supply a list.  The mix of font sizes is a standard design technique as can be seen by looking at any magazine.  If any are hard to read please let us know which ones.

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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2009, 02:38:32 pm »

Members believed the branding would be kept and certainly is what I inferred from the proposal.  Unfortunately I no longer have the documents to check but suspect members of the Advisory committee, who have also been kept in the dark, will have them.  I have not used any libellous statement (slander is spoken, libel is written)

Who is on the Board?

I did not expect you to go into details of agreements regarding redundancy, just wanted confirmation that's what happened.

The previous magazine without getting into arguments, was good within the financial constraints of putting it together.  As one of the editors, I am proud that we had NO typos in it which were noticed by members.

Some of the font sizes in the current magazine - I'm amazed we've reached Winter 2009 as we're only in January 2009! - are too small to read.

Major typo on the website - "Member's area" - this would denote one member only.  The apostrophe should be on the other side of the 's' - if an admin-type professional organisation can't get this right, there is no hope!

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