Well, OIVAC was a success and we had a lot of people in attendance – and I’ve heard from many who really enjoyed themselves.
Congratulations to Sharon Williams and Heather Jacobson on their award wins. This was a difficult process as the Steering Committee wanted to distance themselves from the selection process (especially since many of us were also nominated) so a coaching group were engaged to assist with the process – a learning process for all as we needed to ensure they understood what VAs were all about, but also what the award was about. Unlike some of the awards processes in the world, we hadn’t opened the nominations up to a voting process so it didn’t matter how many times someone was nominated for an award – it was their contribution to the industry that was assessed.
There were things we learnt in the process of the whole convention with respect to registrations for seminars, etc and whilst we might prepare for things a little differently next year, on the whole it went quite smoothly. Congratulations to all involved as there was a lot of work and lot of long hours invested in this convention.
The 3rd Friday in May is now officially registered with Chases Calendar of Events for International Virtual Assistants Day so make sure it is marked in your calendars for next year – the Convention will start the evening before (17-19May 2007). KMT