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. Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You’ll carry yourself well, have professional poise and presence.

Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

Office Dynamics

And, if it was a CEO who owned the business, the situation still could escalate into a hostile and costly environment. COSTS TO MANAGEMENT. One of the reasons Corporate America is taking the respectful working environment seriously is the high cost of harassment of any kind. The costs rise incrementally when victims fight back because the employer allowed the situation to exist or persist. No professional can operate with blinders on.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

Administrative Professionals Get Help With Your Career

Office Dynamics

It's the standard advice: if you want to advance in your career or find a new position, seek out people who are already succeeding in that field and learn from them. You can certainly shorten your learning curve by asking questions or by establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship. After all, you don't want to reinvent the wheel and learn by trial and error alone. And the mentor will be impressed that you have taken the time and done the research to learn about him or her.

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 19 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

Administrative Professionals Get Help With Your Career

Office Dynamics

It's the standard advice: if you want to advance in your career or find a new position, seek out people who are already succeeding in that field and learn from them. You can certainly shorten your learning curve by asking questions or by establishing an ongoing mentoring relationship. After all, you don't want to reinvent the wheel and learn by trial and error alone. And the mentor will be impressed that you have taken the time and done the research to learn about him or her.

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

This is the first time I am attending this particular training industry event which is mostly focused on learning technologies. And to top it off, to figure out which sessions I want to attend, I have to click on each session title to learn about the session. This experience got me thinking about our own administrative conference we hold each fall and the attendee experience. Are there specific learning objectives you wish to accomplish?

2017 144

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

She’s not alone – I hear this theme often whether delivering programs to attorneys or administrators. Tally the cost. We can only get what we really want in life if we learn to speak our truth.

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The Cost Effective Executive Assistant

Office Dynamics

Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. We are holding the 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. Cost Effective. How are you cost effective? Are you joining us for the first time during our Who Took My Pen. Again?

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

Office Dynamics

Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team (4/8/2015). Peer Synergy: 5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power (4/24/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April!

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge.

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The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. I hope you are curious to learn more about the skills you need to truly be successful in the administrative profession. Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Here are some non-edited , direct quotes from them. See how you measure up.

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Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals. the cost to have master trainer, Joan Burge, teach it onsite. “We’re Learn more by visiting www.OfficeDynamics.com.

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. Rarely, if ever, are any of those reasons a desperate move or because one simply desires contentment or lacks professional development desire.

How Well Do You Communicate? by Judi Moreo

Office Dynamics

<Guest Post by Judi Moreo> Administrative Professionals are the key to good communication in an organization. You will earn yourself a great deal of respect if you learn and practice active listening skills. You can learn more about Judi at www.JudiMoreo.com.

2015 176

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. Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events.

An Innovation Mindset: More Curious Than Certain

Office Dynamics

But I’ve learned a valuable, life-changing lesson from a wise, long-time friend and colleague, the late Jerry McNellis, who would say, “In business, mostly what we talk about is problem-solving, but in reality, what we have most of the time are predicaments. Author: Annette Brown.

2016 177

Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Be assertive in a professional fashion.

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The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

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Free Webinar Replay: 7 Steps To A Ridiculously Radiant Career

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals in particular often don’t even recognize the difference. In this informative, interactive one-hour webinar Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics, will share extraordinary insights and easy-to-implement strategies for radiating in the professional world.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost.

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The Power of One

Office Dynamics

I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week. On Wednesday, April 26 I hosted a Facebook Live where I spoke about what I love about the administrative profession and gave tips on how to shine in the profession. The great part of having a host site like Shure was that they provided the venue and all the A/V so Office Dynamics was able to keep the registration cost very reasonable. Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year.

2017 158

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

2015 143

6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has a library of over 60 educational videos for administrative professionals. You’ll gain access to past webinar recordings as well as the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence, Now is the Time, Adminology, and Reality Check courses.

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The Revolutionary Assistant Facebook Live Recap with Joan and Jasmine

Office Dynamics

Our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant. The cost of inaction. Educating management about the administrative role. Champions for the administrative profession. Learning from our mistakes.

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

“How do you invest in your administrative staff?” Yes, administrative candidates and employees should be advocating for themselves. However, overwhelmingly, companies still under support their administrative teams with professional development opportunities.

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years. Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels. million secretarial and administrative assistants’ jobs have been eliminated.

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Reading your way into a great career

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read professional magazines, books about topics that I want to be educated on, website articles related to my career and the list can go on. Educating yourself doesn't have to cost big bucks or take time away from your family to attend courses. Here is a list of magazines, books and websites that have caught my eye lately: Professional Magazines: OfficePro This is a well-written professional magazine put out by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

One question I get a lot is around the topic of professional certifications. After all, professional certifications cost hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. So, do professional certifications actually have a measurable career payoff?

2017 158

How to Be Proactive at Work: My Updated Strategies

Eat Your Career

So if you’re excited about what you see here, there’s more to learn! When you’re proactive, you keep your car running smoothly and prevent costly repairs. The 6 components of the Proactive Skillset from “The Proactive Professional” by Chrissy Scivicque.

2017 141

Sustainable Business Practices for 6 Popular Industries

Eco-Office Gals

Teachers and administrative professionals can increase their sustainability in a variety of unique ways. Moreover, such institutions can use their own projects and initiatives as a means of providing genuine learning opportunities for their students as well as the surrounding communities. As industry professionals continue to embrace computers and today’s smart devices, teachers can eliminate paperwork within the classrooms.

2016 143

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time? The impact might at first seem to be minimal as you save a few minutes here or a headache there; over time, however, the cumulative effect of all these improvements will be to transform you from an employee who does what they are told to a professional who largely dictates the course of their career. Achieving excellence as an administrative professional is no different.

2017 166

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan.

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Administrative/Clerical: Will Technology Replace the Administrative Assistant?

Office Dynamics

With corporate policy increasingly focused on productivity, many administrative professionals are beginning to wonder if they''re next in line for a pink slip. Will admin jobs be superseded by gadgetry, or will businesses continue to incorporate administrative assistants?

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Are Administrative Assistants Being Phased Out?

Office Dynamics

As you look through lists of clerical and administrative positions during your job search, you may find yourself wondering if administrative assistants are being phased out in the workplace. This may be a valid concern; after all, much of the work done by administrative assistants in the past can now be accomplished by office automation equipment or advances in technology software. Many software platforms offer free or low-cost classes through the internet.

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Tap Into Your Inner Child

Office Dynamics

I have seen it happen to thousands of administrative professionals over 20 years. They come to my classes and think they aren’t creative but after I have given them several opportunities through learning activities, their creative talents blossom—and they are all different.

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Adobe Acrobat: Advanced Tools Webinar on 11/30/11

Office Dynamics

To cut the cost of this event you may want to gather a group of peers in one area and participate in this webinar together! In one hour, you will: Learn 5 ways to customize your toolbars for maximum efficiency. When you learn how to use the advanced power tools of Acrobat, you’ll reap the benefits of being able to: Be more efficient. Now’s your chance to make your job easier and become a more productive and professional Acrobat user. Administrative professionals.

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My 2012 Career and Business Plan

Eat Your Career

As we head down the final stretch of 2011, I (like the rest of the world) am engaging in a little annual professional planning and review session. In total, I’d call it a productive, successful year for me professionally. What can I do to help you on your professional journey in 2012?

2012 173

Assistant Recommended Apps for Travel

Office Dynamics

Thanks to an extremely helpful resource for administrative professionals called Officepal , I have been inspired to gather and share with you favorite apps that myself and fellow assistant peers are in love with right now!

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Pros & Cons of Your Collaborative Work Space

Office Dynamics

I am preparing for a speech that I will give at our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: The Revolutionary Assistant later this year. PROS of open office space: More cost effective and flexible. Learn about our Love Your Admin Career Challenge, click the image below.

Do you provide royal service?

Office Dynamics

Did it cost extra? Learn more and request your FREE copy of our special report “Creating Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan” at www.AllThingsAdmin.comby Julie Perrine. I recently stayed at a Fairmont hotel while I was traveling.

2012 151

Stay on the Cutting Edge

Office Dynamics

I traveled to Baltimore to a large corporation to present a webcast to about 1,000 administrative professionals and then went on to Ohio to do some consulting work and training with a Fortune 500 corporation. While I was hired to share my expertise, I learned many things about today's workplace, expectations from executives and managers, and Human Resources.

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