All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. More free assistant training at your fingertips. You’ll find even more training videos by Joan Burge here.

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The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

The chart below, which shows a decline in employer-provided and on-the-job training in recent decades, has been making the rounds in the economic blogs. In this case companies are shifting the risks and costs associated with job training to individuals.

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The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

Add in a growing reluctance by corporations to train their staff and the mismatch becomes even clearer. In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged. The current employment picture is quite interesting.

2015 203

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015.   2015 Technology Trends. The ongoing technology platform shifts to Cloud and Mobile Computing will continue as long term drivers of change in 2015. Add to this a growing wave of cybercrime – which is increasingly targeted at small business through the use of automated online bots – and 2015 looks like a year when online security and privacy will be major small business issues. 2015 Economic Trends.

2015 219

Great venues for your 2015 events

Practically Perfect PA

Here are eight great venues for your 2015 events. We find venues for conferences, training courses, all kinds of business meetings and corporate hospitality events as well as weddings and private parties.

2015 221

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe.

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant? Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants.

2015 219

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference.

Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

2015 200

Create Your Professional Development Plan Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

Upcoming professional development events at little to no cost: As Office Dynamics International celebrates our 25th Anniversary in 2015 we will offer a free webinar each month.

2015 134

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Here at Office Dynamics International, as we wrap up this 25th year of business, we’re feeling both grateful and overwhelmed with all we’ve experienced in 2015. For this final session of the year, we’re sending 2015 off with a bang! December 3, 2015, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

2015 134

Free Webinar Replay: 7 Steps To A Ridiculously Radiant Career

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Assistant Training Cost Effective Self Development Workplace Tools #adminblogathon #radiantcareer free webinar Joan Burge programs for administrative staff radiant career webinar resilience training for assistants

2015 185

Understanding (And Countering) The Cost of Downtime

Dumb Little Man

While you can start investing in network and server monitoring, it’s also important to understand how we became so reliant on this technology and the cost of downtime. It usually costs over $10,000 for each hour of downtime. See Also: 5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees.

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

May 7, 2015. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society.

2015 172

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

2015 151

Take your boss’s business trip virtually

Practically Perfect PA

You can track the car so that you know when it will arrive and the cost will be automatically added to the business platform,which means no more annoying cab receipts! For the cost conscious assistant!

2015 240

Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t carry much cost – particularly when it comes to training us up. For all of you that could not attend the Assist Conference this year I wanted to share my presentation with you – Reward and Recognition within the Assistant Industry.

2015 255

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Then get the information or training. Spearhead a cost-saving project, provide a new service, start an administrative team. Attend extra training conferences, but don’t neglect the duties you hold now. I wrote that in 2000 and every bit of it applies in 2015.

Booking business travel: is there an app for that?

Practically Perfect PA

Their personal experience and understanding of their industry help them to advise you about the best choices of jet and departure times to minimise costs for your needs. Victor is the newest app of its kind with emphasis on transparency and cutting their costs to 10% as a booking fee.

2015 194

Should Your Home Go Solar?

Eco-Office Gals

Actually, having solar panels installed is probably going to cost you about the same or less than buying a new car. For most people, it’ll cost less – coming in at around $17,000. Unless you have a good deal of training, this probably isn’t a project you want to undertake yourself.

2015 224

Tips for Female Travelers (Safety and Bonus Travel Tips)

Office Dynamics

Hiring a town car is often better than taking a taxi and in several instances, only costs about $10 – $15 more than the taxi. Admin Assistant Training Travel business travel female travelers tips for women travelers travel planning travel safety travel tips

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost. It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training. What about taking advantage of training from Skillsoft or an employee training through your company?

2015 247

Choose to Avoid Negative Talk In The Office

Office Dynamics

Remember, if you have to do something over, you are costing your company money. When planning upcoming seminars, conferences, and training – see how they line up and teach you strategies that you can bring back and implement in your workplace.

2015 220

Ten tips for travelling Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If they immediately get their laptop out on the train or flight you should probably do some work too… as much as you want to check out the in-flight entertainment! Show your boss that you were worth taking along and you were worth the cost of the flight / hotel etc.

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Invest In Yourself

Office Dynamics

I anticipated there would be people who would say, “That cost is out of my reach.” In some instances (and industries) ongoing training, growth/focus is mandatory. “You are your most precious asset. You are your most precious thing in your world. You must invest in yourself every day.

2015 207

Why e-Mail Isn’t Always Your Best Option

Office Dynamics

It is in regards to an article I had read a while back called: E-mail Overload Costs Companies Billions in Lost Productivity. A White Elephant Called “e-Mail” I’m still digging through my Office Dynamics archives and found this great topic I want to share with you.

2015 199

How to Avoid Being Named in a Fancy Hands Type Lawsuit

Tips From T. Marie

Which begs the question, how ethical is it to take advantage of a situation like the one at Fancy Hands, Fiverr, Guru, Elance and other services that so many have turned to for extremely low cost virtual services? There is no standardized training either.

2015 160

When Is It Just Not Worth It? A Story of Failure.

Tips From T. Marie

In it I would share everything that I had learned through trial and error, personal experience and training. I even implemented a scholarship program that reduced the cost of enrollment to what often equaled less than the cost of a trip to Starbucks.

2015 171

Five Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Free

Tips From T. Marie

Yes, it’s true I felt I had little choice but to look for free alternatives to things like Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and marketing training. Yes, I was able to find alternatives out there for free, but I quickly realized there was a reason they didn’t cost anything.

2015 168

OPEN NOW! 7th Annual Done4You Giveaway

Office Organization Success

All at no cost to you. Training Workshops and ProductsIt’s that time again… it’s the most anticipated event of the year. For the 7th year in a row, the Done4You Giveaway of the Century is here with DONE-FOR-YOU business services and products — all FREE. No hype. No gimmick. All legitimate. And it’s open NOW! Click here to get your gifts now!

2015 130

Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

You may even encourage employees to train online in the education and teaching fields so they can transition to becoming professional educators or instructors within your organization.

2015 165

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Disney Junior

Tips From T. Marie

But using tools that are ill fitted to the job at hand ends up costing them additional time or can even keep them from doing the job right. Hey, we’re talking 3 year old entertainment here, potty training is recent history. I’m Granmama to a 3 year old princess.

2015 170

Seth Godin's Freelancer Course

Small Business Labs

I can't imagine any clearer signal that the freelance economy is happening than having one of the most successful business authors of past decade or so - Seth Godin - release a training class on becoming a freelancer. The class is available on Udemy at a cost of $57.

2015 147

How Well Do You Communicate? by Judi Moreo

Office Dynamics

It is imperative that we are able to communicate clearly and precisely in order to avoid misinterpretation and misunderstandings that can be extremely costly to the organization.

2015 171

How to Spur Employees Into Being More Loyal and Productive

On The Job

You knew who hated coffee, who played in a jazz band and who was training for a marathon. Since it can cost up to two times what a departing employee earns annually to replace him or her, it can add up to significant savings if employees stick around longer.

2015 184

5 Signs Employees are Thinking About Leaving -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

For example, disengaged workers cost their organizations an average of $3,400 every year for every $10,000 in annual salary, according to statistics from McLean & Co.

2015 180

The staggering lie of so-called Limiting Beliefs

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

You get training, coaching, consulting or you join some mastermind group to fix your stuck-ness. The cost for entrepreneurs caught in this trap is huge: Untold thousands of dollars wasted and the absolute grinding halt of meaningful progress. My gears are really grinding on this one.

2015 104

How MOOC s are Changing the Way we Do Corporate Education

Small Business CEO

As eighteen year olds continue to opt for more traditional means of education, there is room for the MOOC to make major waves in the world of corporate training and education. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve realized that the cost of education has skyrocketed.…

2015 105

Is Your Company Secretly Failing At Employee Recognition?

Office Dynamics

April 14, 2015 / PRNewswire / — With Administrative Professionals Week ( April 19-25 ) approaching, many members of the office support team will receive special acknowledgment for their contributions.

2015 165

6 Ways to Select the Best Employees

Small Business CEO

An article appearing in Harvard Business Review showed that of 2,700 employers surveyed in a recent study, 41 percent reported a poor hiring choice cost the company as much as $25,000.

2015 106

Five Obfuscating Business Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

One meaning of to onboard is “to train new employees.” Most of the time, the expression seems to refer to employee training, but it is also used with the meaning “to recruit supporters.”

2015 112

How ultra-achiever entrepreneurs use the holidays to win

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

The cost of missing that last part is tremendous: You’ll keep making the same mistakes without learning. The ultimate cost of this is that your unconscious mind will figure it out. The way you start 2016 will determine your success.

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