the future of work is changing!

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CAP Study Bootcamp

Are you preparing for the CAP exam and need focused study time with your peers and domain subject matter experts (SMEs)? CAP Study Bootcamp is just what you need.

Learn study tips, test-taking best practices, and experiences.

Bootcamp

Project Management

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?

Welcome to Project Management!

Project Management Specialty Certificate Course

Technology Applications

Today’s administrative professional needs to be well versed in various applications and application platforms to stay nimble in an accelerated digital transformative and hybrid work world to be an effective technology change agent in your organization.

Technology Applications Specialty Certificate Course

Meeting and Event Planning

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

The Future of Work is Changing

What organizations are now requiring and will continue to require looks different than before. Even skills you already possess need to be honed and updated to ensure relevance and efficiency. Earning a certification in your field is essential to verifying your skills and competencies.

CAPstone provides both Certificate Courses and a Study Bootcamp so that no matter where you are in your journey, you can find valuable, relevant information to keep you up-to-date and ready for whatever tomorrow brings.

Certificate Courses

CAPstone Certificate Courses are essential for all administrative professionals to learn and enhance valuable competencies and are designed specifically for you and your role. You can choose between Project Management, Meeting and Event Planning, or Technology Applications.

CAPstone Certificate Courses are available to all administrative professionals; if you are CAP certified, you not only earn 25 recertification points but you also have the opportunity to earn the CAP (Expert) after completing all seven CAPstone Specialty Certificate Courses.

The learning is engaging and immediately applicable when you get back to your office for a high RETURN ON INVESTMENT for you and your organization. Spaces are limited to ensure a customized experience, so register today!

CAP Study Bootcamp

Are you preparing for the CAP exam and need focused study time with your peers and domain subject matter experts (SMEs)? CAP Study Bootcamp is just what you need and includes lots of time learning from SMEs from all six of the CAP Body of Knowledge domains with fellow test-takers.

Based on the CAP Study Guide, small group cohorts spend sections of each day in each domain, reviewing information and asking questions. Learn study tips, test-taking best practices, and experiences from a CAP designee.

CAP Study Bootcamp alumni have a success rate of over 85% on the exam; while we can’t guarantee a passing score, we can guarantee Bootcamp will provide a great experience of preparation, learning, studying, and connection.

Schedule

March 26, 2023

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  – On-site Check-in

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. – Meet and Greet with Peers and Trainers

March 27, 2023

8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. – In-Session (Breakfast & Lunch included in Registration)

March 28, 2023

8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. – In-Session (Breakfast & Lunch included in Registration)

March 29, 2023

8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – In-Session (Breakfast Included in Registration)

Pricing

Through January 31, 2023:

IAAP Members – $1,199

Nonmembers – $1,399

February 1, 2023 – March 26, 2023:

IAAP Members – $1,399

Nonmembers – $1,599

Register before the early bird deadline for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale beach resort, dinner for two, and two spa treatments!

Includes all course materials and Breakfast Monday through Wednesday and Lunch Monday through Tuesday

FACILITATORS

* Click on the facilitator picture to learn more about them.

Jessie States
Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Course

“Jessie States is the Director of the MPI Academy for Meeting Professionals International, where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products.”

Vonetta Watson
Technology Applications Certificate Course

“Vonetta Watson MA Ed., CPC, MCT, the owner of TechGem Educational Technologies, is a 20-yr. veteran, SME, facilitator, instructor, mentor, trainer, speaker, author, coach, and software migration and implementation specialist.”

Mary Beth Imbarrato
Project Management Certificate Course

“Mary Beth has over 25 years of experience in project management and welcomes this opportunity to share the power of project management with the IAAP community.”

Kemetia MK Foley
CAP Bootcamp (Domain One)

“Kemetia is a humorist, storyteller, writer, and trainer. Her focus areas include customer service, onboarding, and mentoring employees brand new to the workforce.”

Leslie Hall
CAP Bootcamp (Domain Two)

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“Leslie loves words, books and writing. She enjoys speaking and sharing her passion with others. When not writing mystery and romance novels, Leslie can be found volunteering for writer events.”

Dawn Monroe
CAP Bootcamp (Domain Three)

“Dawn Monroe is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Microsoft Certified Educator, Modern Classroom Certified Trainer and Certified Virtual Educator with a background of over 26 years in the technical training industry.”

Vonette Yon-Evans
CAP Bootcamp (Domain Four)

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“Vonette has over 25 years’ administrative experience and has worked in the finance, medical and higher education industries.”

Sharniece Moore
CAP Bootcamp (Domain Five)

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“Sharniece Moore, PMP, CAP, OM, ITIL, GAPM has over 15 years of experience in the realm of business administration and project management.”

Sonya Ponds
CAP Bootcamp (Domain Six)

“Sonya Ponds Ngegba is an experienced, solution-focused human resources specialist with a demonstrated history of working in program management and office administration.”

Venue, Hotel, and Travel Information

CAPstone Spring 2023 will be held at the beautiful Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort – and it’s as amazing as the name sounds! Across the street from white-sand beaches, The Westin has beautifully appointed, window-filled meeting space; an outdoor terrace for the reception and meals; and comfortable, spacious sleeping rooms. Plan to stay a few extra days in Ft. Lauderdale to make the most of your time at CAPstone!

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
409.744.1500
https://www.marriott.com/

$259/night

*You are able to book the discounted rate in the conference block using the booking link in your CAPstone registration confirmation email through February 27, 2023

What Your Peers Are Saying

Amal Candido, CAP

I found a lot of added value for this program, and it definitely has me thinking differently when planning an event in the future. The program had a lot of great information and resources to use and rely on, and the checklists and other tracking sheets that were shared will come in very handy to use instead of creating new ones or even reinventing the wheel.

Executive Assistant HUT 8 Mining

Dinah Somerville, CAP

A course well-worth your time and efforts. Practical everyday methodologies to increase productivity and staying on track. A stellar instructor who truly cares about each individual and teaching methodologies that are quantifiable, immediately impactful and above all, avenues for individual success.

Executive Administrative Assistant, JTS Health Partners

Dexter Allen, MBA, CAP

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.

Executive Administrator/Special Assistant to President/CEO National Alliance for Caregiving

Monica Rodriguez, CAP

I learned so much in obtaining the Technology Specialty Certificate. I left the conference armed with new ideas, new strategies, and invigorated to return to work and try new things!

Senior Administrative Assistant, Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Jessie States, CMP, CMM, is the Director of the MPI Academy for Meeting Professionals International, where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products delivered through all channels, including live and digital events, educational experiences, professional certificate programs and through educational partnerships.

Jessie received the 2018 Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, an honor that recognizes emerging leaders and industry supporters who exhibit individual excellence based on innovation, impact, vision, leadership, influence, collaboration, courage, perseverance and other achievements. In 2017, she earned a place on the list of 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events (Successful Meetings magazine) and the title Trendsetter (Meetings Today magazine).

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Vonetta Watson MA Ed., CPC, MCT, the owner of TechGem Educational Technologies, is a 20-yr. veteran, SME, facilitator, instructor, mentor, trainer, speaker, author, coach, consultant, and software migration and implementation specialist. As an Instructional Technology and Software Education Specialist, she is an enthusiastic, dedicated, and committed educator with an innate ability to understand and motivate learners into the twenty-first century using unique combinations of Educational Technology.

 

Her background includes a Master of Education in Adult Education and Training, Curriculum and Testing Development, Instructional Design, Educational Leadership, Six Sigma Lean, and Personal Coach. With over 60 certifications in the IT field; her certifications include Internet & Computer Core Certification (IC5), Adobe® Master Suite, Microsoft® Certified Professional & Expert M365, which has gained her the Microsoft ® Certification for MOS Expert and Master, Microsoft® Certified Educator, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Vonetta also holds instructor certifications in Microsoft, IC5, Adobe® CS5.

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Certifications:
• New York City Women-Owned Business Enterprise – WBE
• Change Management Specialist – CMS
• New York State Woman’s Business Enterprise – WBE
• Strategic Planning Professional – SPP
• PMI Leadership Institute Master Class – LIMC
• Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster – CSM
• PMI Project Management Professional – PMP

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.

She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a graduate of the PMI Leadership
Institute Master Class (2013). Mary Beth is also an elected member of the Upstate New York PMI
Chapter Board of Directors and serves as the VP of Marketing as well as the Director of Sponsorship
Program. She is also a member of the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) and the Capital Region
Chapter of the Association of Talent Development (CRATD) and established the Capital Region Project
Manager’s Meetup group to help further the project management profession locally with new and
aspiring Project Managers.

As a Certified Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) Mary Beth has been working with New York State
and Federal agencies to establish standards for strategic planning programs in an effort to design
effective and sustainable strategic plans.

Over the years, Mary Beth identified a need to help Non-Project Managers succeed with their projects
and now dedicates her time to providing project management and strategic planning products, services
and training to individuals, organizations and colleges. Her passion can be found in sharing her
experiences and expertise as a conference speaker, business consultant, trainer and published author in
academic and professional journals.

For more information please contact:
Mary Beth Imbarrato
[email protected]
518-339-9487
www.mbiconsults.com
Blog: https://www.mbiconsults.com/news
Twitter: @MBI_Consults
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marybethimbarrato/

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Kemetia [pronounced Ka-MEE-sha] is a humorist, storyteller, writer, and trainer. Her focus areas include customer service, onboarding, and mentoring employees brand new to the workforce. She has been delivering outstanding professional development courses since 2003, and is the founder of #AprilDeskEscape, the annual April event developed to encourage employees to get up, get out, and get away from their desks for at least 3 times a week during the month of April.

Kemetia was recently recognized in the publication, Which Leaders to Follow, 84 Talented and Undiscovered Coaches for 2022 by David Poole (GoingBeyondTheIllusion.com). She is a co-author on the soon-to-be published, Heartset, Your Key to a Limitless Mindset-The Antidote to Painful Quantum Leaps. Kemetia currently serves on the board of True Tales Live NH, a Portsmouth Public Television supported storytelling troupe.

Kemetia earned her Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from University of Mary Washington and holds the Certified Administrative Professional® designation from the International Association of Administrative Professionals. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @CoffeeWithKem.

Kemetia is a humorist, storyteller, writer, and trainer. Her focus areas include customer service, onboarding, and mentoring employees brand new to the workforce.

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Leslie loves words, books and writing.  She enjoys speaking and sharing her passion with others. When not writing mystery and romance novels, Leslie can be found volunteering for writer events, leading Write Night, a weekly facilitated writing critique group, teaching beginning writing in adult ed, correcting others’ grammar, talking about writing, thinking about writing, and once in a while, sleeping. Leslie is a cheerleader for others; she mentors, trains, and coaches writers to be the best they can be.

Leslie is a board member for the Northwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a member of Sisters in Crime. Leslie has written eight novels, screenplays, and numerous non-fiction articles. Her Kaitlyn Willis Roadsigns Mystery Series will debut Fall 2020. Click here to read some of her writing clips.

Leslie has previously written and taught classes as Leslie Adkins.


Dawn Monroe is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MOSM), Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT) and Certified Virtual Educator (CVE) with a background of over 26 years in the technical training industry.

Dawn teaches and consults on popular software applications like Teams, Zoom, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and many others, with corporate workshops, webinars and speaking engagements in her hometown of Wichita, KS, and around the United States.

Dawn has a unique ability to translate technical concepts in a simplified, fun way, and empowers business professionals through ongoing skill development.

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Vonette has over 25 years’ administrative experience and has worked in the finance, medical and higher education industries.

Her extensive experience as an administrative professional in addition to her Certified Administrative Professional® (CAP) certification has afforded her the opportunities to be a mentor, coach, admin advocate and program director.

Vonette is a leadership member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) professional association. She served on the inaugural IAAP Certification Advisory Board (CAB) and is the founder of the IAAP Johns Hopkins Branch and co-founder of the IAAP Johns Hopkins Bayview Branch.

Vonette is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and shopping.

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Sharniece Moore, PMP, CAP, OM, ITIL, GAPM has over 15 years of experience in the realm of business administration and project management. A native of Virginia Beach, she began her career as an administrative professional to live her passion for helping others to eradicate complexities, simplify processes and . . . well . . . attain her lifelong dream of access to endless office supplies!

During her career as a senior administrative assistant at the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Technology Authority, Sharniece received accolades and awards for the support she provided to over 150 staff members and critical projects that impact the lives of Georgians across the state. In 2016, she transitioned into full time project management, applying the skills she honed as an administrative professional to oversee the delivery of major IT projects for state agencies. In addition to her work as a certified project manager, Sharniece has continued her association with multiple organizations, including IAAP and TI Communities.

Combining her affinity for administrative professionals and her entrepreneurial spirit, Sharniece founded Solutions for Excellence, LLC in 2019 to help others develop talents and skills that support living their best lives. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences, served as an IAAP Branch Director and a contributing author for the IAAP CAP Study Guide, and teaches project management courses. She and her two rescue dogs reside in metro Atlanta, where she has a closet devoted to office supplies!

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Sonya Ponds Ngegba is an experienced, solution-focused human resources specialist with a demonstrated history of working in program management and office administration.  For the past 13 years, Sonya has worked for the US Agency for Global Media, spending most of her time with the international broadcaster, the Voice of America.  As a federal employee and forever learner, Sonya is crafting her career and personal imprint as a “catalyst for empowerment.” She believes every day can be a career-enhancing, social uplighting experience if anyone is willing to accept the challenge.

 

Sonya holds a Masters’ in Counseling Psychology, a graduate license in counseling, and has various certifications in project management, business analysis, human resources, training development, and administrative/office management.   She is also a proud alum of the Americorp*VISTA program and an emerging Toastmaster.But, most importantly, she attended the first CAPstone in Feb of 2018 – and the rest they say is history!  #PowerOfTheCAP!