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

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. Joan Burge Founder and CEO Office Dynamics International.

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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. 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.

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.

Administrative Professionals' Organization

Laughing all the Way to Work

I went through most of my career unaware that we as admin assistants had a professional association. What a great place to network with our peers and a place we can learn and grow as a person and as an assistant. At this time of celebrating Administrative Professionals' week, check out joining your local professional association for your own career development. Tags: Judy McCoy professional assistant IAAP membership Administrative Assistant

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?

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.

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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. Top-performing executive assistants or administrative assistants must also be: Persuasive.

2016 160

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. Unfortunately, that company is no longer in business, but I spent a few years as their community spokesperson, writing professional development articles for admins and traveling the country to meet our admin community on a regular basis. Today, I am still a true supporter of administrative professionals. Create Your Own Admin Networking Group.

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

Office Dynamics

How to build, deepen, and strengthen alliances within your network. For an Admin Network – https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDynamics/. 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].

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

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

Office Dynamics

Without a trusted support network—an “inner circle” of people to share their wisdom, experience, and belief in you—the road to success is elusive, if not impossible. For years, Joan Burge has taught Administrative Professionals how to break into the management inner circle by embracing a powerful set of professional principles. This webinar offers a special “sneak peek” at the topic Peggy will be presenting at the 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.

2016 156

Assistants Are Simply The Best

Office Dynamics

The team at Office Dynamics International is ecstatic to work with administrative professionals around the globe every day of the year. This year we’re celebrating the administrative profession with our annual blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals. We will be sharing a variety of resources, giving away great prizes and introducing you to new resources and skills to enhance your professional development in the coming year.

2016 121

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 168

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 love the networking opportunities and coming away with actual tools that I can use in my profession. 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.

2016 141

Lessons from ATD Convention

Office Dynamics

In case you did not see my Facebook posts, there were over 11,000 attendees from around the world; 300+ concurrent sessions; 400+ exhibits in the big convention hall, and an amazing networking night aboard the USS Midway! Men take on more international assignments; they are more confident. Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Networking Self Development Uncategorized Workplace Tools

2018 108

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. If you really want to expand your network you need a seat at the table. You will expand your network. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 137

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. Professional presence. Great networking skills. Let’s you check professional presence. What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant?

2015 164

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 108

High Level Executive Assistant Seeks Networking Association

Office Dynamics

I am trying to find a local networking association. I want to network with other "executive" admins and C-level supporters. Thanks for submitting your question on networking in your area. You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others. This is a great way to expand your admin network and just because they aren’t local doesn’t mean they won’t be there when you need to call upon some help from your peers.

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. Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April!

2015 116

High Level Executive Assistant Seeks Networking Association

Office Dynamics

I am trying to find a local networking association. I want to network with other "executive" admins and C-level supporters. Thanks for submitting your question on networking in your area. You can go with the purpose of learning what they offer in the program and to network with others. This is a great way to expand your admin network and just because they aren’t local doesn’t mean they won’t be there when you need to call upon some help from your peers.

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.

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What Are Some Great Networking Groups for Assistants?

Office Dynamics

I am currently unemployed as an Executive Administrative Assistant and have been enjoying Joan Burge's free webinars for assistants. I was wondering if Joan could recommend some great networking groups for Executive & Administrative Assistants that would be in the Seattle area (e.g. International Association of Administrative Professionals/IAAP). Career Management Networking

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Network Extensively, Advance Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

In the administrative profession, success is based not just on what you know, but often on who you know. Create a vast network of acquaintances and advocates with whom you enjoy doing business, have done favors for, know well – or know remotely, via others. Administrative professionals fall into a category of people called “super-connectors,” because they’re often the hub of information and networking in their offices, as well as for the people they support.

What Are Some Great Networking Groups for Assistants?

Office Dynamics

I am currently unemployed as an Executive Administrative Assistant and have been enjoying Joan Burge's free webinars for assistants. I was wondering if Joan could recommend some great networking groups for Executive & Administrative Assistants that would be in the Seattle area (e.g. International Association of Administrative Professionals/IAAP). Tags: Career Management Networking

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Network Extensively, Advance Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

In the administrative profession, success is based not just on what you know, but often on who you know. Create a vast network of acquaintances and advocates with whom you enjoy doing business, have done favors for, know well – or know remotely, via others. Administrative professionals fall into a category of people called “super-connectors,” because they’re often the hub of information and networking in their offices, as well as for the people they support.

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer. Professionals hailed from a diversity of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, environmental services, education, and government integrators, with name badges showing companies like Boeing, Cisco, Duke University and Amgen.

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Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

Offer to help coordinate a “lunch and learn” session, or an after-hours network of your peers. Turn to peer networks, blogs and books to support your turnaround. Shelagh Donnelly is the founder and publisher of Exceptional EA ( [link] ), an online resource for administrative professionals that’s read in more than 130 countries. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued?

2016 108

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

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 18 October, 2008 Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro This is a guest post from JEM over at [link]. Networking Like a Pro One of the best ways to boost your career and hone your skills as an administrative assistant is to practice networking. Sometimes, its hard to know how to begin networking.

2008 100

25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Office Dynamics

I was working on Office Dynamics 25 year timeline the past few days and as I journeyed through all 25 years, I realized how blessed I have been to work with tens of thousands of amazing administrative professionals and executives in every size organization and every industry. friendly and care, you will build networks to the universe and. Welcome to June!

2015 180

Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you consider yourself a professional? Most, if not all, of the people I have worked for have been a professional in their field. One of the givens is they join their professional association for their particular area. Are you a member of your professional organization? Do you network? Administrative Assistants have professional associations they can join.

2007 100

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. to a few thousand dollars (still far less than most development and training for other professionals). Take a look and start putting together a package for your admin professional.

2018 40

New! Scholarship Application for 2014 Conference [TIME SENSITIVE]

Office Dynamics

Administrative Conference Scholarship Application Announcement. I am excited to share with you that we are now accepting applications for scholarships for the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence happening this Sept 30-Oct 3 at the Red Rock Resort & Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. I urge you to take advantage of this administrative conference scholarship application if budget was a primary reason why you aren’t able to attend an administrative conference this year.

2014 125

Create Your Professional Development Plan Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

What you can expect Joan to touch on: • building your professional development plan, • promotions, • seeing the BIG picture, • approaching your career with a positive attitude, • ask specific questions regarding your professional development challenges as an administrative professional, • and much more. Are you ready to create your professional development plan? Recorded Webinar: Create Your Professional Development Plan.

2015 102

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network.

Whose meeting is it anyway?

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! Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting? I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

2010 100

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. In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

2015 102

Florida here I come!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Recently on Facebook on the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) page they had a question on what would be the ideal gift from your boss or coworker on Admin Professionals Day. Not surprisingly, many of the comments, including mine, were in favour of a chance to go on paid professional development. This summer I will be presenting at the AdminPro Forum 2016 in Florida and am really looking forward to it.

2016 109

Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant! In the lobby, guests walked a red carpet between tall red pillars while overhead, a marquee announced Office Dynamics International’s 25th Conference for Administrative Excellence.

2018 149

5 Reasons Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

Office Dynamics

Having a high EQ comes in handy in today’s workplace, especially for administrative professionals. Eighty-six percent of workers said when a colleague doesn’t control his or her emotions, it affects their perception of that person’s level of professionalism. Joshua Freedman – CEO, Six Seconds EQ Network. Joan Burge – Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International.

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