Au Pair in America Community Counselors, Stamford & London Offices and our Foreign Partners gathered in Chicago May 7 – 10 for our Conference. We were led by Ruth Ferry, executive director and senior VP of APIA USA and Linda James, senior VP APIA UK. They inspired and led the group, along with William Gertz, President and CEO of APIA.
We learned about new systems and innovations, managing situations that arise, cultural communication and so much more. Connections through out the group were fostered and understanding increased.
We stayed at the Drake Hotel, a beautiful art deco hotel right on Lake Michigan. Our gala the last night was a big hit and everyone dressed as flappers or gangsters!
Selecting Au Pair in America for your childcare needs will allow you to have the best supported Community Counselor, staff and foreign interviewers. We have ongoing training throughout the year with webinars on many topics. There is always someone available to help a family or au pair when needed!
The State Department sent representatives to participate in the conference. APIA is determined to abide by all regulations and considers the partnership with the State Department key to our success since 1986!