The University of Queensland Secretaries’ Association was established on 24 February 1976 for the purpose of fellowship and the exchange of ideas. In 2000, it was decided to change the name of the Association to reflect the changing role of secretaries, to encourage a wider membership from office professionals across the University and to bring the name in line with the change introduced by The Australian Institute of Office Professionals (formerly IPSA).
Over thirty years since its establishment, UQSOPA still holds true to its founding members’ desire to provide an avenue for professional and personal development of individual members and networking opportunities for office professionals employed by, and associated with, the University.
UQSOPA co-ordinates courses with the generous support of the University and its University Staff Development Committee and they appear on the University Staff Development website. Workshops in the past have covered topics as diverse as the professional resume and interviewing techniques; minute writing and the role of the committee secretary; introduction to records management; self-defence/personal safety and empowerment for women; and university protocol and event management. Current course offerings can be found here. The UQSOPA also runs a one day conference for its members in October of each year; other staff are also welcome to attend. A full program of the years activities are available below.
Office Professionals employed at The University of Queensland are encouraged to become members and participate in events.
Please select from the following links for:
Registration for the UQPN Conference (30th August 2012)
UQPN membership application
UQPN Executive Members for the current term (PDF)
UQPN program of events for the current year (PDF)
Latest newsletter (PDF)