CAPstone Spring 2024 is 100% virtual and your opportunity to deep dive into Human Resources, Records Management, or Project Management. These specialty certificate courses provide relevant and up-to-date content designed specifically for administrative professionals.

Starts on February 12, 2024Ends on April 7, 2024

Project Management

Live Session Days and Time:

Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00pm Central Time

Are your days filled with juggling projects, staff, customers, and your “day job”? Do you need some help engaging your teams, staff, and colleagues in various activities related to your projects? Do you need to improve communication with staff, colleagues, management, vendors, and business partners?  

Project Management Specialty Certificate Course 

Human Resources 

Live Session Days and Time:

Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central time

A hands-on workshop covering HR-related duties and training to expand your knowledge and career opportunities.

This course is for you if you currently handle HR-related duties and desire more training, or if you aspire to expand your HR knowledge and career opportunities.

Human Resources Specialty Certificate Course

Records Management 

Live Session Days and Time:

Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central time

An introduction to the discipline of Records Management, arming you with the Why, What and How of organizing, storing, accessing, and disposing of information once it is no longer needed.  

Records Management Specialty Certificate Course

Business Writing

Live Session Days and Time:

Fridays from 2:00pm-3:00pm CST

Writing is at the core of an administrative professional’s skill set.

This skill is essential not only when you create your own documents, but in copy editing and proofreading the written work of others.

Note – Business Writing will be held on the following dates:  

February 26, 2024 – April 19, 2024


CAPstone Spring 2024

Whether you are expanding your competencies for your current role or are looking to expand your skills for a new role, CAPstone offers just what you need, right to your home or office.

Courses are open to all administrative professionals, but spaces are limited to ensure personalized learning, so register early!  Specialty certificate courses are worth 25 recertification points for CAP designees.

CAPstone Spring 2024 is February 12 – April 7, 2024. While most of the content can be experienced at times convenient to you (asynchronous learning), these specialty courses require attendance during the weekly live virtual 60-minute session (synchronous learning).

These sessions create space to connect with your learning community and facilitator for questions, discussion, and engagement for high-level learning. You’ll also be invited to a Virtual Meet & Greet before launch to get to know the platform, expectations, and your fellow learners and facilitator. 

Live Session Dates

Starts on February 12, 2024Ends on April 7, 2024
All three specialty certificate courses are worth 25 recertification points for CAP designees.

Pricing of specialty certificate courses

IAAP Members$750
Nonmembers – $900
Includes all course materials – no additional fees are required!
Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Community Calendar

Community calendar offers a comprehensive platform for users to stay informed about upcoming events as well as browse through photo galleries from past events. The calendar also facilitates easy registration and ticket purchasing for select events through its online platform.

Specialty Certificate Course Facilitators

Mary Beth Imbarrato

PMP, CSM, SPP, CMS MBI Consulting, LLC

Project Management Specialty Certificate Course 

Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in project management, change management, performance management, and risk. Mary Beth’s experience includes managing a wide range of project efforts in various market segments including finance, global risk, telecommunications, IT, publishing, health care, non-profit, state and federal agencies, and energy. Other efforts include helping clients establish best practices through process improvement assessments, which will identify efficiencies and increase effectiveness in an effort to support continuous improvement plans.

Maggie Peters

HR Options, LLC

Human Resources Specialty Certificate Course 

Maggie is passionate about the role Human Resources and Change Management plays in people’s lives and towards the overall success of organizations. Maggie’s knowledge and experience in Human Resources is deep and wide. She has spent her career in both public and private organizations of all sizes, small to Fortune 500. Her agility and business savvy have been built from the variety of industries she has supported including technology, consulting / professional services, distribution, manufacturing, and defense/aerospace. Additionally, Maggie is a forward-thinking and innovative professional.  

Julie Colgan & Tera N. Ladner

Records Management Specialty Certificate Course 

Julie Colgan, a certified Records Manager (CRM) and certified Information Governance Professional (IGP), has over 20 years of experience as an advisor, consultant, executive and operational leader helping organizations identify, understand and manage the risks and capture the opportunities inherent in their information assets and business operations.


Tera N. Ladner, JD, IGP, CRM specializes in cloud implementations of information governance enabled technologies, e-discovery and litigation preparedness and assuring alignment to information security programs. Currently she leads the strategy and implementation of a state-of-the-practice information governance and eDiscovery program for Aflac Inc.

What Your Peers Are Saying

administrative professional certificate

Megan Rasmussen, CAP, Administrative Coordinator Mercy Hospital

The final assessment was a real-life situation and how you were going to solve it using the knowledge gained in the past 8 weeks. I have never taken a more hands-on course where you could see how you could see solutions to problems in your current job every week.

Nora Onishi, CAP, Sr. Executive Assistant to the CLO at Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

CAPstone takes your professional development to the next level by providing education that is relevant and by presenting opportunities to develop initiatives and strategies that can be immediately applied in the workplace. The learning environment is one naturally lends itself to active participation and engagement by all attendees, creating a community that encourages growth and commits to be being a supportive resource for the future.

Dexter Allen, MBA, CAP, Executive Administrator/Special Assistant to President/CEO National Alliance for Caregiving

This course was very informing and engaging. It allowed me to think outside the box and become more involved at work with the information that I was receiving from the facilitator. The information confirmed some of the information that I learned over the years, as well as think of new ideas to incorporate in my daily responsibilities. This course has given me additional confidence in my ability to excel and strive to become a great asset to my organization. I was able to ask any questions and was provided with excellent responses. This course is worth taking and the case studies were a hit.