Administrative Professionals Week"Honoring the office professionals who make offices work"Modern business is a storm. Modern office professionals bring order. They take the swirl of international commerce and give it cohesion. Every April for 61 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the people who get the job done in their office. Please join us by marking Administrative Professionals Week April 21-27 and attend our annual IAAP Breakfast and Vendor Expo on Thursday, April 18th. Please visit our website at www.iaap-woodlandsarea.org and click on events for a complete registration brochure for more details on the event and agenda schedule. SPEAKER: Lonnie R. Bridges, Sr. Lonnie R. Bridges, Sr. has been employed in the Casino and Hospitality Industry for over 15 years. He is currently the Vice President of Organizational & Executive Development for Paragon Casino Resort owned and operated by the Tunica-Buloxi Tribe. His duties include the development and implementation of quality and continuous improvement processes; oversee the Training Staff, and further develop the supervisory and leadership skills of entry, mid-level, and senior management employees.Lonnie has eight years of military experience (US Marines Infantry) providing extensive development of leadership skills, traits, and characteristics. He has received honors to include accelerated promotion, Meritorious Mass Award, Combat Action Ribbon, and Kuwait Liberation Medal for active front-line involvement in the Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm/Shield). TOPIC: "Be the One"...by Influencing Change!Lonnie R. Bridges, Sr. will discuss key competencies and behavior traits that constitute basic elements of Leadership, including, Fundamentals of Character, Integrity, and Leadership Balance. You will leave this session with an overall view of how to become more effective in assisting supervisors in your organization with identifying the core Leadership Skills to develop and apply. THIS IS ONE EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS !!