Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals (Webinar)

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Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. The administrative field is highly diverse. This can make it difficult for administrative professionals to understand what career advancement really looks like within the field. Admin tips administrative assistant administrative professional career advancement

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Where would you be without your administrative assistant? This coming Administrative Professionals Day I want to challenge you when it comes to thinking about a gift. If you truly value your administrative assistant, I want to challenge you to think beyond flowers and lunch. Why not step up your game and show your assistant you truly value him or her as your administrative partner? Be sure to purchase books that are pertinent to the administrative profession.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Office Dynamics

The post Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Weekappeared first on Office Dynamics.

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! For decades I have said being an administrative or executive assistant is a Career of Choice. Well, what can I possibly tell you that you haven’t heard before or read somewhere else in relation to Administrative Professionals Day? The post Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Administrative Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

million administrative professionals in the USA. I’d like to acknowledge all the great administrative assistants, executive assistants, and the more than 40+ titles that represent the group that holds organizations together. If you are an administrative professional reading this, I hope you have a wonderful week. The post Administrative Professionals’ Week appeared first on Office Dynamics.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon. Proven tips on maintaining your competitive edge as an administrative or executive assistant. Join our April Blog-A-Thon.

Happy Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all the wonderful executive assistants, administrative assistants, secretaries, administrators and all support staff who support the management team! The bar has been raised over and over the past two decades and today’s administrative professional is valued as a vital contributor. Michele is the administrative assistant to Jasmine Freeman and supports me when Jasmine is out of the office.

Gift Ideas For Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

Finding the perfect gift for your administrative assistant can be a daunting task since flowers and lunch no longer cut it. Today’s executive or administrative assistant wants a gift that is long-lasting. In fact, thousands of administrative assistants will never attend an in-depth training program, conference, or take an online course because his or her company won’t pay for it. ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK IS APRIL 24 – 28, 2017.

Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. TRAVO is a trip planning and booking tool created specifically for administrative professionals. Happy Administrative Professionals Week and Day to all you office super heroes! About the Author: Tae Lee is the CEO and Founder of TRAVO , the trip planner for administrative professionals.

Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

I recently received an email from Joan in her trademark professional encouraging style. I realize many of you received this email and maybe additional emails celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and our profession. Reading through Joan’s encouraging words I recalled the numerous amazing women that I met during the past two Conferences for Administrative Excellence and the opportunities I have had to talk with Joan and the Office Dynamics team.

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Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

When I worked as an executive assistant, I was always flattered on Administrative Professional’s Day when my leader would generously give me a gift in recognition for my service and hard work. This year for Administrative Professional’s Day, reconsider the bouquet of flowers and rethink the gift cards. Provide them with continuing education and professional development opportunities. A stellar event can be transformative for an administrative assistant.

Administrative Professionals Week Instagram Challenge #AdminProud

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We appreciate you and we are really excited to kick off Administrative Professionals Week on Monday. We’re excited to also be hosting an additional challenge this month on our Instagram feed during Administrative Professionals Week (April 25 – 29). Instagram #adminproud Challenge Instructions: Follow our feed @OfficeDynamics during Administrative Professionals Week (April 25 – 29). Annual Blog-a-Thon for the Administrative Professional.

Meeting New People as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Meeting new people as an Administrative Professional is cool! Many executive assistants and administrative assistants work with a variety of cultures. In our company, we have been so fortunate to meet administrative professionals from Russia, Japan, Italy, and Qatar. Do you ever stop to think how fortunate you are to meet so many diverse individuals because you work in the administrative profession?

Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Office Dynamics loves to hold our annual Blog-A-Thon for the entire month of April. April is a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional. We love this time of year and it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the administrative professional.

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Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

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The post Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception appeared first on Office Dynamics. Starlight Welcome Reception – 10/23/2018. The Starlight Welcome Reception was a fun event! Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. His playlist was wonderful. I glanced over and saw a few couples dancing to the music.

A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

I was impressed with Gillie the minute she walked in the meeting room as she was polished, professional, and friendly. I also need to say that Gillie is an outstanding executive assistant and has always maintained a professional, polished image. There is something to be said for years of experience in the administrative field. 4. The fact that Gillie had a professional designation did matter. The Gillie Watson Story. May 21, 2018.

Creating an Administrative Professional Protocol Manual – Ask an Admin

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Asks: I’m finally getting around to creating my Administrative Professional Protocol Manual but I’m not sure if it should print everything out in a 3 ring binder (using dividers), using a One Note document, having it electronically in an online file or all of the above. What do most administrative professionals prefer? Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers.

Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

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I have shared several discussions about this topic with my peers throughout my years as an administrative professional. Stating facts about your performance is a form of professionalism and confidence. Providing quality work and taking pride in your performance encourages professional growth; whether advancing within or moving on to a better-suited career opportunity. Providing exceptional service both professionally and personally encourages confidence and growth.

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

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Last week Office Dynamics sent an email to all of our subscribers saying, “Thank you,” and we also provided the Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals. Your training, your education, your professional advancement, and your overall well being is important to us. 3 Stages To Problem Solving For Administrative And Executive Assistants.

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional

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It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional because you have a pulse on how people feel. It seems that most people in a workplace confide in administrative professionals. The post It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional appeared first on Office Dynamics. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Motivators Professional Image Self DevelopmentHow many times have your executive’s direct reports talked to you in confidence?

Today’s Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

OfficeTeam just-released research in time for Administrative Professionals Week about the changing administrative profession and the role’s impact at work. The survey found that today’s administrative professional assistants save their bosses an average of 101 minutes a day. 75% of managers feel administrative professionals’ responsibilities have increased in the past 5 years.

Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

Office Dynamics

Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way. In 1981, the day was changed from Secretaries Day to Administrative Professionals Day to incorporate not only secretaries into the holiday but a myriad of professional and administrative assistants. Here we go again!

Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Are you perplexed as to the ideal gift to give your administrative assistant in honor of Administrative Professionals Day? What are the ideal Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts? Unlike executives and managers, assistants are not presented with opportunities to extend their learning and grow professionally. You might want to get your assistant a special book written just for the administrative profession.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts – What They Really Want

Office Dynamics

Long gone are the days when assistants were thrilled to be taken to lunch or be given flowers in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. Today’s sophisticated, savvy executive or administrative assistant wants recognition that feeds their desire to learn and grow in their Career of Choice. They want to be acknowledged for their tremendous daily contributions by being able to attend a training program or administrative conference.

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! Peer Synergy: Working in Unity with Your Administrative Peers.

Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

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Disasters and chaotic times dramatically impact our personal and professional lives. At Office Dynamics International, Secretaries, Executive Assistants, and Administrative Assistants alike have approached us on skills, tactics, and traits to implement in order to achieve agility and survive the pressures of today’s society. The Administrative Professional Adapting to Working From Home. Survival Tactics Series for Administrative Professionals.

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

Office Dynamics

The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.”. We work each day toward a world where the administrative is highly-valued. A world where assistants are offered training and professional development opportunities without question. At Office Dynamics we believe the administrative profession is NOT a dying breed.

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Spearhead a cost-saving project, provide a new service, start an administrative team. I hope you closely follow Office Dynamics the entire month of June as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and administrative professionals and executives around the world. The post Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals) appeared first on Office Dynamics. Have you ever taken the time to go back through old pictures?

The Networked Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Join a professional group relevant to your profession or industry. “It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” Have you heard that line before? It’s true in the sense that the person who actively creates a reputable brand for themselves with genuine relationships will see more opportunity simply because there is a broader network of people in the world who know who they are, what they are capable of and know this is a genuine person they feel they can trust.

The Evolving Admin: What’s Next for Administrative Professionals?

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Back then, Administrative Professionals Day was not on my radar at all. More than ever before, I believe that Administrative Professionals are being recognized for the tremendous contributions they make in the business world. Admin also offers a wealth of potential for personal and professional growth and fulfillment. Throughout the month of April, I’ll be traveling to several different organizations to present training for administrative teams.

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Did you know that in the United States alone, there are over 4 million jobs in the administrative field, including those for executive assistants and administrative assistants like yourself? Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You’ll carry yourself well, have professional poise and presence.

Administrative Professionals Not Getting Respect – Ask an Admin

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Ask an admin is your place to ask your question and have other administrative professionals, from around the world, give you their advice based on their experiences. This administrative professional, Seething in the South, asks us: What do you do? Here we have an administrative professional that sounds like she did an amazing job covering and learning what was necessary but wasn’t thanked accordingly.

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

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From Ernan: When we created Ask an Admin we had hopes that we’d get questions from administrative professionals having trouble finding answers to their problems. We also hoped that we’d get answers from administrative assistants and executive assistants that wanted to help. NICE JOB ALL OF YOU) That is why we decided that we are going to have one of our Guest Bloggers, Dana Buchanan , give her administrative professional advice.

Happy Administrative Professionals Week

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Dear friends and colleagues, Please allow me to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Administrative Professionals Week! I suggest taking a few moments to assess your professional goals by writing them down. Join a professional association? As you know, I personally care deeply about this profession precisely because I was an administrative professional for so many years.

How does an Administrative Professional Set Up an Official Process? Ask an Admin

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The blog series that allows administrative professionals to ask any questions they may have and have their peers give the best advice they can provide. I would like to know how does an administrative professional set up an official process to obtain signatures and return the documents, but I could use some advice. This administrative professional has documents that need to be signed by the President and CEO then has to run the signed papers back to her co-workers.

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Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

Jen Lawrence

Whether you’re an administrative professional looking for a way to validate your skill set or a manager looking to contribute to your admin’s professional development ( thank you, thank you, thank you ), certification is the perfect step. An admin can spend years of doing professional development and training to become a badass at what they do. Clear indication of administrative intent and commitment. Certified Administrative Professional (CAP).

Professional. Administrative Professional.

Office Dynamics

Did he say it because I was an administrator, or because I was female? The remark wasn’t directed at another attorney, just the lone female administrative professional seated at that table. When did the important, respectful and honorable administrative support role cease being considered an admirable profession of choice, at least in the eyes of a few ignorant people? James Bond” it seems I should preface myself by saying, “Professional. By Nancy Fraze.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

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Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills. Chances are your boss will be pleased to get the additional administrative support.

Elevate Admins: Gaining Support for Administrative Professionals

Eat Your Career

As a former executive assistant, I have a huge respect and appreciation for the field of office administration. The role is absolutely essential to the success of any business, and yet, administrative professionals are often overlooked, under-appreciated and under-utilized. Ironically, “support” professionals often lack the very thing they provide. Businesses simply don’t support their administrative professionals the way they deserve.

Best Way to Organize Your Email Inbox for Administrative Professionals? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

This is where the administrative assistant and executive assistant can submit any question they have and their peers will answer the question based on their previous experience. So, executive assistants and administrative assistants from around the world, let’s help each other out! asks us: Good morning, I’m always curious how other administrative professional’s organize and manage their email inboxes. Well, let’s hear it, administrative assistants.

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Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistant Gifts! It might only be mid-March, but Administrative Professionals Day will be here before you know it (April 25, 2012). Now is the time to start looking for that perfect gift for your administrative peers, your assistants, or your entire administrative professional community. This book truly demonstrates the power of collaboration of executive assistants , administrative assistants, and administrators from around the world.

The Future of Administrative Professionals

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They are looking to amplify the success of the administrative profession, as are we. We hope you enjoy this article, The Future of the Administrative Profession - Surviving or Thriving? Do you read Executive Secretary Magazine ? We do and we love it! Lucy Brazier and her team do a fantastic job and that is why Joan is honored to be on their advisory board and to contribute occasional articles to this fantastic publication. They care about this profession, as we do.

Creative Thinking Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. We hold this blog-a-thon each April and the goal is to make assistants aware of the resources available to them and build a community of administrative assistant and executive assistants who want to learn and grow and flourish in their career of choice! Welcome to the Who Took My Pen. Again? If you are just tuning in, here's the scoop!