Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Administrative Professionals Week was established by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (I.A.A.P.) in 1952, and traces its roots to the National Secretaries Association (N.S.A.) when the first National Secretaries Week, now known as Administrative Professionals Week, was held. The National Secretaries Association was established in 1942 to recognize the importance of secretaries to the corporate workplace as well as showcase the field.

In 1981, the efforts became known as Professional Secretaries Week, and then renamed Administrative Professionals Week (APW) in 2000. In 1965, National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April and today, National Administrative Professionals Week continues with this calendar schedule.

Just as in those early beginnings,  Administrative Professionals Week is still utilized to recognize and thank administrative and support staff for their service to our agency, individuals served and their families, and our communities.  Please join me this week — and throughout the year — to shine a spotlight on the work, contributions, and dedication of our administrative professionals!

The supportive assistance provided by dedicated administrative professionals enable the CSBMG to fulfill its mission.  Administrative and support staff often perform the most mundane of tasks, many times hidden from public view, but no less critical to the overall success of our agency.  We appreciate their hard work, tireless dedication, and commitment to helping others; efforts that make a real difference in the lives of those who need or require behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services. Their efforts are not overlooked, and their compassion and customer service make a real difference in the lives of others.


Happy Administrative Professionals Week 2024!

With gratitude and appreciation,

Denise N. Forbes, MS, LPC, CMAC

Chief Executive Officer

CSB of Middle Georgia