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

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: This is a very special week for the more than 4.5 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. I hope that managers and organizations will recognize their business partners with more than flowers.


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Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

Office Dynamics

Disasters and chaotic times dramatically impact our personal and professional lives. How do you manage external responsibilities, such as children and family, keep up with workload demands and safeguard yourself from difficult times in the world?

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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. Office Dynamics International has and always will be focused on YOU. 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.

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International, We Passionately Believe. 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.

The evolution of today's administrative professional

The Office Professionals Place

The evolution of the administrative professional is a development process that not only provides growth for the individual, but also for the industry. By 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for administrative assistants will increase by 8 percent.

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.

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. I’ve taken everything from project management courses to writing workshops.

Professional. Administrative Professional.

Office Dynamics

After a full day of managing an agenda, his comment caught me completely off guard. 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?

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. “Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.” There is a spectrum of professional administrative behaviors necessary to ensure successful executive support and business success.

How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants. Career Development Featured Networking Video admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

In a recent interview, I was asked, “What motivates you to be an Administrative Professional Trainer and Coach”? And finally, as an employee, I was fortunate to have managers and co-workers who provided me immense opportunities to lean in and lift up. . Sunday, March 8.

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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 22 April, 2009 Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 8 April, 2009 April 22nd - Administrative Professionals Day It often amazes me that a day is set aside for our profession. Administrative professionals usually go about doing their work with little or no recognition. Is your office doing anything for Administrative Professionals Day?

Administrative Professionals Day is coming … are you ready?

Office Dynamics

There is one “To Do” your administrative assistant can’t help you with … remembering Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 25! At Office Dynamics International, we know administrative professionals because that is our singular focus: providing superior, proven, trusted training and resources to build synergy and success!

For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services

Office Dynamics

For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services. She manages Seamless’ Client Relations and Account Management teams and is beloved by clients for her dedication and commitment to their satisfaction. After more than a decade of work with administrative professionals, it’s clear that their role has evolved and expanded significantly in recent years.

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times. However, after a recent turn of events such as staffing vacancies and promotions, I have found myself providing administrative support to several other key managers while we recruit for vacant positions.

2016 143

How to Move from Administrative Assistant to Executive Assistant

Eat Your Career

As a proud, former Administrative Professional and Executive Assistant, I pride myself on providing real-world career training and advice for the admin community. The EA role is often filled through either internal promotion or word-of-mouth referral.

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Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant!

Office Dynamics

COSTS TO MANAGEMENT. No professional can operate with blinders on. This is my challenge to all admin professionals for 2017 Admin Professionals Week : Now is the time to dial up your professional selves. About the author: Nan DeMars CAP is an internationally-recognized speaker, trainer and author on the topic of Workplace Ethics. The post Time For Administrative Professionals To Stay Vigilant! What if you had Donald Trump as a boss?

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. A stellar Executive Assistant must think of every detail for every function such as calendar management, travel planning, meeting preparation and execution, and e-mail management.

2016 160

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? By Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International. Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990. It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently.

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Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Questions from your admin peers: Administrative Professional blogs, Facebook, and Linked In resources. Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Scholarship: We will be offering a scholarship for the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence [The Revolutionary Assistant]. Limited time offer from Office Dynamics International: Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership program significantly marked down to $79 (from $249) until May 10.

NOT, “Just An Admin!”

Office Dynamics

Then one day I discovered that every admin is valued and the true value of the profession of the administrative assistant! Later I was recruited by Mr. W – he made it clear that my first priority was to create a highly functioning admin team and to assist him with his management team. I was a highly respected professional. I know my story is all too familiar for other administrative assistants. Facility Managers. Office Managers. Personnel Managers.

2017 169

Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! Join the blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals and be entered to win some awesome prizes (like a subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine !). I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London.

2016 111

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

It’s no secret that admin professionals rack up tons of knowledge on dozens of office topics and that no two days are ever the same. Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!). Author: OfficeNinjas.

2016 159

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office or 200, joining forces with your administrative peers will contribute to greater success for your organization. You create synergy with your administrative peers when you show a sincere interest in them.

2016 126

I am proud to be an “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT…because miracle worker is not a job title”!

Office Dynamics

I’ve been a professional assistant my entire life. Wow, an organization that was actually focused on administrative professionals! I was recently given additional responsibilities of becoming our IS Summer Intern Program Coordinator and providing support for Dr. Stanley Huff, our Chief Medical Informatics Officer, a world-renown medical informaticist. Share how continued growth and learning has impacted your own administrative career.

2016 144

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. We offer high level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, an executive assistant boot camp and more. However we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our our premium programs.

2015 171

Grow Your Company by Hiring an Assistant

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge is the founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. She was an executive assistant for many years, who now provides training for administrative professionals worldwide. Misconceptions people have about administrative professionals, and why it’s so important to address them. Free monthly webinars are available for administrative assistants. This guest post was originally published at CherylTanMedia.com and is shared here with permission.

2016 106

7 Must-Do Actions to be Successful in Your Career as an Administrative Assistant

Office Dynamics

Better managing conflict? Administrative Professionals Week and April is the perfect time to think about your career as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, and secretary. How can you deliver over-the-top customer service to your internal and external customers? The post 7 Must-Do Actions to be Successful in Your Career as an Administrative Assistant appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2017 174

Silvia isn’t just an admin, an appreciation letter

Office Dynamics

An appreciation letter to Joan Burge, CEO and Founder, Office Dynamics International. Why not take a few moments during our blog-a-thon for the administrative profession to highlight YOUR stories and why we’re here? I look forward to attending your ( 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence ), The Revolutionary Assistant, again this October and reunite with my administrative professional friends I met last year.

2016 109

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

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. If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Excellent time management skills. Professional presence. Let’s you check professional presence.

2015 167

How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

If you are an Administrative Professional looking for your questions to be answered by your peers, then this is the place for you! This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. asks: As an administrative assistant, how do you get your supervisor to complete his tasks and get things done, especially in a timely manner and meet deadlines?

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How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Office Dynamics

For years, Joan Burge has taught Administrative Professionals how to break into the management inner circle by embracing a powerful set of professional principles. In this month’s webinar, Joan is talking to a special guest, Peggy Vasquez, a successful Administrative Professional and author of “Not Just an Admin.” This webinar offers a special “sneak peek” at the topic Peggy will be presenting at the 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

2016 157

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? Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Business Management Daily had a daily free download or gift. Wow, what a fabulous April!

2015 116

Lessons from ATD Convention

Office Dynamics

Men take on more international assignments; they are more confident. Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Networking Self Development Uncategorized Workplace ToolsThere was no shortage of information, lessons, best practices, and thought-provoking conversations at the ATD Convention my team and I attended last week in San Diego.

2018 109

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

A person’s personality type and strengths have a big effect on the way he or she manages time, and the person gets and stays organized. A person’s Style Preference™ is determined by their natural behaviors related to time and space management. 2016 Julie Perrine International, LLC. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, speaker, and all around procedures pro. By Julie Perrine. You can’t make others work the way you work.

2016 134

Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

The theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence was The Revolutionary Assistant. We were really excited about this activity because the main goal was to get assistants to come up with revolutionary solutions on time-old problems such as managers not making time for their assistants; managers not providing sufficient information to their assistants; handling constantly changing priorities; getting support for training and development. Train to manage.

2016 169

5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

You should be able to answer these 2 questions: A company would hire you (or promote you) over another event professional because? Promote Yourself Internally. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. Judi will be speaking at our 24th Annual Conference For Administrative Excellence in October. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 140

Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Join Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics International, for an inspiring look at what it takes to live a BIG and bold life, even in today’s hectic world. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives.

2015 132

End of Year Reflection and Celebration Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Did you miss our last free webinar for administrative professionals of the year? WEBINAR REPLAY: End of Year Reflection & Celebration (a free webinar for administrative professionals). We have also announced that we will continue to offer free webinars in 2016 for the administrative profession. Don’t miss the next live event (free webinar for administrative professionals everywhere)!

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How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Several years ago I was preparing for my first annual review with my new executive, Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International. As I was looking for some ideas on how to prepare, I came across a document that labeled and provided measurement of the core administrative competencies. What are the core administrative competencies? Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Professional Behavior and Attitude. Professional Development.

2016 139

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING PIONEER, OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATES UNLIKELY 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. On Thursday, June 4 th , Office Dynamics International, a trailblazing leader in the field of training and development for administrative professionals, will celebrate its 25 th business anniversary—an immeasurable feat considering the odds stacked against it. Office Dynamics’ experience and expertise in the administrative training industry are unparalleled.