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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Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

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.

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Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

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.

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?

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. Recognize the mentor. The mentor has the right to know, "Why are you contacting me?".

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. Recognize the mentor. The mentor has the right to know, "Why are you contacting me?".

Monday Motivators: School Is Never Out for the Career-Minded Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

One thing I have embraced since I was a child is learning. They mentored, coached and encouraged me. I learned a great deal from those executives. I also selected mentors throughout my career and, to this day, continue to have mentors. Every day I find something to learn. And while I am the “teacher” in the classroom training administrative assistants and executive assistants, I learn as much from them as they do from me.

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

I once worked for a company where anyone who needed help in a certain area could call on one of their senior administrative assistants, trainers or IT specialists who would come to your desk and walk you through a problem. She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job.

Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

For some, it involves climbing to the next level, becoming a “senior” support staff member or an administrative manager. If you’re still struggling with time management, organization, professional presence, and communication, focus on amplifying your skills in these key areas. Mentor Newbies. Mentoring shows you are team-oriented and not afraid of helping other people shine. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

The Future of the Administrative Profession – Surviving or Thriving? Changing the Lives of Administrative Professionals Since 1990. The global economic meltdown brought sweeping changes across many continents as companies made drastic changes to many sectors of employees, including the administrative profession. Before the crisis, the administrative profession operated differently. Cross-training, Mentoring – Open your heart and be a mentor to others.

2015 186

Writing Meaningful Performance Goals

All Things Admin

” For many administrative professionals, this is the single hardest moment of your annual performance review. Start with Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan. Learn the Objectives of Your Executive and Organization. Administrative Professionals

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6 Ways to Bring Your Lifetime Dreams to Fruition

Office Dynamics

I had a great mentor named Linda Miles who had an established speaking business. And I really wanted to do the same thing for administrative professionals. After doing our research and taking other necessary steps, we are holding the first Learning at Sea for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants in March 2017. So what made me finally pull the trigger for the Learning at Sea experience?

2016 104

Bonnie’s Workplace 2021 Wish List

Bonnie Low-Krayman

In prepping my new book, I have also been talking with leaders, recruiters, and HR professionals. Assistants have a PR problem and it will take all of us to change the perception of the administrative role. I wish that you find a mentor. By Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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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. Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles.

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5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency

Office Dynamics

Build your personal and professional networks. Your board should include trusted confidants who have an interest in your professional and personal success. Having faith can get you through the peaks and valley of your personal and professional journey – often with incredible results. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, and all around procedures pro. To learn more about All Things Admin, visit Allthingsadmin.com.

2015 179

5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

It’s hard to get stuck somewhere old when you are always learning something new. You should be able to answer these 2 questions: A company would hire you (or promote you) over another event professional because? Volunteer to lead the next sales or team meeting to share that really cool idea you learned from the last book you read or the last industry conference you attended. Mentor someone in the company. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 140

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. Learn simplification techniques from each other. Sometimes, it is just learning the basics about peers.

2016 126

Peer Synergy: 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. Learn simplification techniques from each other. An Administrative Team enjoying a formal event together.

2015 135

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

But if you’re willing to learn a person’s preferences, and not foist your own on him or her, you can help this person develop systems to stay organized by following these tips. Learn their Style Preference. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is an administrative expert, author, speaker, and all around procedures pro. Julie has more than 20 years of experience in the administrative profession spanning several industries and serving in corporate and startup settings.

2016 134

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

If inexperience is holding you back, approach someone whose work you admire and ask him/her to mentor you. Offer to help coordinate a “lunch and learn” session, or an after-hours network of your peers. Mentor someone else, and you’ll find it’s also good for you. Manage interruptions and learn to say “no” where appropriate. If you’re a perfectionist, learn when your work is “good enough” to submit rather than spending extra minutes or hours refining it.

2016 109

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. We also featured a special guest, Brenda Mason, who is a lifelong learner who holds a variety of professional designations. We have listed each speaker and what the attendees will learn. Is the CWCA a professional designation?

2015 188

Lessons in Revolutionary Thinking

Office Dynamics

When I was awarded one of three scholarships for the 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence, I was beyond excited. I looked forward to acquiring strategies and tools to advance my administrative career. As speaker after speaker challenged our assumptions about administrative work, and I found myself being inspired by a profession that I had so long ago wandered into with neither purpose nor ambition. Guest post by Tara Browne, DTM, 2016 Conference Scholarship Winner.

2017 113

How to Implement Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan

All Things Admin

If you’ve followed me for long, you probably already know how crucial it is to have a strategic administrative career plan. It’s a combination of your personal mission, vision, and goals that will guide your professional growth and development.

2021 61

7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. There is a wide array of roles that qualify as “administrative” in nature, and a wide variety of people who occupy them. But, if you’re an administrative professional who wants meaningful work and a meaningful career, you have more power than you might think. Mentor Other Admins.

2019 176

No Opportunities for Career Advancement? Do These 5 Things

All Things Admin

What do you do when you reach the highest job title for administrative support? But there are several things you can do to address the situation professionally and respectfully. Your professional network can be a great resource!) Train and mentor others.

2021 52

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

Next, Joan Burge took the stage with a strong message reminding us all why we’re really here, and how every professional can truly “Expand Your Influence.” As Joan explained, neither her career, nor this signature annual gathering, is about “training” — it’s about making work lives substantially BETTER for administrative professionals in every stage of their careers, and carving out the administrative path as a career of choice for high-performing and high-potential individuals.

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How to Build a Business Case for Training Requests

All Things Admin

Requesting Training and Professional Development Support from Your Employer. Professional development is essential for every admin, regardless of experience. Depending on the training or professional development you’re requesting, you may not need all of this information.

2020 79

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. Coursera Learning without limits.

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

All Things Admin

Running your career without a strategic administrative career plan is like hopping a plane to Paris without any preparation whatsoever. Your administrative career should not be left to chance. Did you learn any new skills? • Did you learn any new software or technologies? •

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An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

All Things Admin

Learn about the different time zones and how to list them correctly, or at least know where to go to find the right listing. And request your free copy of our special report “From Reactive to Proactive: Creating Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan” at www.AllThingsAdmin.com.

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Hired as C Suite EA and role description reads like an Office Assistant – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. If you’d like to learn more about Ask an Admin or submit a question, you may do so here.

2019 165

I wish for you as an Administrative Assistant.

Office Dynamics

After more than 40 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. be blessed with a great boss who is a mentor at least once during your lifetime. start an administrative team or lead a small group of admins once.

2012 145

Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Pam Cradic

Office Dynamics

We have dedicated several blogs to informing you about our administrative assistant conference speaker line-up. With each message we'll introduce a speaker and share with you a little bit about them as well as why we chose them to be a presenter at the 19th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Pam Cradic, Learning Analyst, Talent Management. and Learning Integration, Humana, Inc. Pam is a Learning Analyst at Humana Inc. Welcome to our Speaker Series!

2012 100

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 156

Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

What have you learned from years in the workplace that you aren’t sharing? Think about all the different jobs you have had and the lessons that you learned in each job. Also, organizations need the more seasoned employees to mentor newer employees. I finally decided to host a free webinar on March 30, 2017, for administrative professionals whereby I will be pulling back the curtain and sharing some of my secret strategies from when I was an employee for 20 years.

2017 116

My New Year's Wish for Admins

Office Dynamics

After 39 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. be blessed with a great boss who is a mentor at least once during your lifetime. start an administrative team or lead a small group of admins once.

2010 117

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. If you want to “up” your professional game, you need to surround yourself with people who elevate you.

2015 199

My New Year's Wish for Admins

Office Dynamics

After 39 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. be blessed with a great boss who is a mentor at least once during your lifetime. start an administrative team or lead a small group of admins once.

2010 100

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

The professional world of administrative and executive assistants and support staff is an exceptional melting pot of backgrounds, experience, knowledge, gender, age, education and personalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 there were 22 million administrative support occupation positions recorded in the United States alone! A willingness to learn and confidence to teach creates the roadmap to keeping our professional world evolving and relevant.

2018 132

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. The office Professional. The office Professional is a monthly PDF magazine featuring news, information and advise for all administrative professionals. pa-assist.com launched in 2000 and the site primarily offers help, information and resources for office professionals. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

2012 162

3 Tips to Organize Your Executive & Team Members

Office Dynamics

But if you’re willing to learn a person’s preferences, and not foist your own on him or her, you can help this person develop systems to stay organized by following these tips. Learn their Style Preference. Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, is the founder and CEO of All Things Admin, providing training, mentoring and resources for administrative professionals worldwide. Related Posts: Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants (Video).

2016 129

Administrative Assistant Conference Speaker Linda McFarland

Office Dynamics

We have dedicated several blogs to informing you about our administrative assistant conference speaker line-up. With each message we'll introduce a speaker and share with you a little bit about them as well as why we chose them to be a presenter at the 19th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Linda coaches, mentors, develops and trains administrative professionals. Here is what attendees will learn in Linda's general session.

2012 100

Debbie Gross – “Did That Really Just Happen?”

Office Dynamics

Learn to stop beating yourself up – don’t take yourself too seriously. She is a great mentor and role model for executive assistants and administrative professionals to become more than they were before. Debbie bounded to the stage with great applause.

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