AAP moves forward with 9th anniversary

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The Academy for Administrative Professionals moved forward by accelerating performance at its 9th anniversary celebrations held at Hilton Colombo on 21 March 2014, followed by an awards ceremony and annual seminar/workshop. Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala was the chief guest at this occasion and the keynote speech was delivered on the seminar theme ‘Accelerate Performance to Move Forward’ enhancing competencies, whilst protecting professional and business values were emphasised by him. He also appreciated the yeomen services rendered by the AAP, thus making administrative professionals, stabilise in their roles. Many organisations have come up and gone unheard of shortly but AAP has been able to stand out due to unique and innovative training concepts with quality standards it practices, he said. He assured his continuous support to the AAP to move forward in its future endeavours. “Almost everyone in the audience has stayed faithfully ever since the AAP was born and this unselfish commitment has made AAP a revolutionised leader in training and skills development,” AAP Executive Directress Sunethra Jayaratne Nugawela said in her opening remarks. Nine years is both long and a very short time and pioneering in a sector that is constantly and rapidly advancing is an achievement and AAP has managed to establish and protect its right place in the industry, being the only recognised training centre of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry in UK, specially for secretarial studies. In a world of ‘Knowledge Advent’ AAP trainings are most sought after and our seminar workshops are of great demand. Resource persons are exclusive to AAP and their dedication and commitment have strengthened AAP standings globally,” she said. Whilst congratulating the students who are graduating, she reminded them that it has become mandatory to stay on the leading edge of excellence and innovation. The demand for higher quality, continues to grow in response to competitive business environments and employers and employees, must be geared to grow expeditiously. It is no longer an option but is compulsory to move forward.  It is high time to accelerate performance she concluded. Peoples Bank Head of Marketing & PR Deepal Abesekera enlightened the participants on ‘Communicate to Brand’. His expertise to achieve set goals by correct communication was extensively discussed. MAS Industries Women Go-Beyond Directress Shanaaz Prena kept the seminar attendees interested with interactive session on ‘Building Capacity, Integrity & Reputation’. ‘Dealing with demanding and difficult personalities’ was another good topic that kept the audience on the go, conducted by trainer Vikash Pillai and Managing Directress of B-Connected Felicia Adhihetty who was able to share her experience enabling the audience to take up functions related to event management. Nilmini de Alwis and Chalani Subasinghe were the recipients of Best Project Book certificate and Piumika Rathnadasa and Saumya Jayakody were the recipients of the attendance award for punctuality. Nirmala Wijesinghe, Nilmini de Alwis, Saumya Jayakody, and Bimali Seneviratne, were the AAP presenters of the day. Sanasa Development bank was the gold sponsor of the event. AAP invites all administrative professionals to be a part of AAP and to enjoy the free membership it offers. Also to obtain professional development by following its unique courses, which are detailed in its website. Prof. Carlo Fonseka, Dr. Bathiya Satharasinghe, Nalin Nugawela, the AAP management and distinguished invitees graced the occasion.