CAPstone Fall 2024 is 100% virtual and your opportunity to deep dive into Organizational Management, Technical Applications or Meeting and Event Planning. A specialty certificate course provides relevant and up-to-date content designed specifically for administrative professionals.

CAPstone Fall 2024

Whether you are expanding your competencies for your current role or are looking to specialize 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!

While most of the content can be experienced at times convenient to you (asynchronous learning), all specialties require attendance at one live virtual 60-minute session per week (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.

Organizational Management

Live session Zoom call:

Fridays from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Central Time

The course objective is to enhance supervisory and leadership skills through increased knowledge and application of organizational behavior, communication, teamwork, and strategic planning abilities in the workplace.

Records Management

Technical Applications

Live session Zoom call:

Fridays from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Central Time

This comprehensive eight-week course offers a transformative training experience in a wide range of software applications and platforms. 

TA Course

Project Management

Live session Zoom call:

Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 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?

Project Management Specialty Certificate Course 

Meeting & Event Planning

Live session Zoom call:

Thursdays from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Central Time

As part of your administrative professional role, you are often asked to plan meetings and events—from board meetings and management retreats to client-facing summits and even executive training programs.

Meeting and Event Planning Specialty Certificate Course

Live Session Dates

Starts on September 16, 2024

Ends on November 8, 2024

All specialty certificate courses are worth 25 recertification points for CAP designees.

Pricing of specialty certificate courses

IAAP Members$750

Nonmembers – $950

Includes all course materials – no additional fees are required!

Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Specialty Certificate Course Facilitators

Amanda Box

Organizational Management Specialty Certificate Course

As the self-proclaimed communication evangelist, and the unleasher of the awesome, Amanda trains and coaches individuals and teams for improved communication skills. The result for participants is more connection and cohesion in the workplace which improves productivity and reduces draining conflict.

Vonetta Watson

Technical Applications Specialty Certificate Course

Vonetta Watson-Edwards, the owner of TechGem Educational Technologies, is a 25-year technology veteran, SME, facilitator, instructor, international trainer/speaker, mentor, author, technology and personal coach, software and training consultant, and software migration/implementation specialist.


Meeting Professionals International

Meeting and Event Planning Specialty Certificate Course

MPI serves the entirety of the meeting and event industry, regardless of need, audience or specialization. MPI delivers leadership and education that are not only credible—they’re actionable. We empower our community to visualize and execute one-of-a-kind experiences that inspire people to evolve their outlooks, reexamine their preconceptions and take positive action.

Mary Beth Imbarrato

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.


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.