Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

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Administrative Professionals Week – Celebrating An Admirable Profession. First, I want to thank my incredible administrative partner who grew into a Vice President at Office Dynamics. The Administrative Profession Is An Admirable Profession. Happy Administrative Professionals Week! One thing I wanted to talk about today is the many skills you develop when you work in the administrative profession. It’s Administrative Professionals Week.

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.

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A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

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I was impressed with Gillie the minute she walked in the meeting room as she was polished, professional, and friendly. Being a World Class Assistant, Gillie took her CWCA credentials, career portfolio, and everything else she had learned in that class in Las Vegas and within one month found herself being offered a great position in another large organization. She had one or two more job changes and once again armed herself with the right tools. You must keep learning.

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

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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! Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn….

Administrative Professional’s Day Gifts

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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? Assistants want to learn, grow and be challenged. Unlike executives and managers, assistants are not presented with opportunities to extend their learning and grow professionally.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts – What They Really Want

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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.

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

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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.

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

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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.

The Best Assistant Learning Resources

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Since 1990, we have provided rich resources for administrative professionals around the world. That is… Admin Assistant Training Workplace Tools assistant learning programs conference for assistants free learning program for assistants free training for administrative assistants free webinar for executive assistants ODI 30th Anniversary workshopsOffice Dynamics International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

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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. ► June (3) ► May (7) ▼ April (4) New Hire Overload Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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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?

BIG Self-Improvement…Commit to One Learning Event

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Here’s a message about giving yourself permission to continue your learning journey for your BIG life. Obviously, these are individuals who have committed to a learning event. They will learn valuable information from our speakers and their peers. Learn as if you were to live forever.” I have been in the adult education/learning/training business for 24 years, mostly working with administrative professionals of all walks of life.

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Free Webinar Replay: Don’t Let Fear Sink Your Career

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Learning Highlights From Webinar: How to identify the fears holding you back from living your best life. Once you have completed this webinar, Don’t Let Fear Sink Your Career, you may download the Certificate of Attendance to keep in your learning records. Please check out the library of free educational webinars we offer for administrative professionals. You find them all here in our post about all the free training we offer for the administrative profession.

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Take Your Seat … At The Executive Table

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Administrative Professionals leading in the 21st-century. With new technologies (apps, devices, office environments) and globalization, restructuring, downsizing and flattening of top heavy organizations, as administrative professionals, if we are not careful, we could literally get run-over! I feel strongly that the administrative profession must evolve to continue to be seen as relevant to our organizations in this changing business environment.

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Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team

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We have received numerous requests from assistants for permission to view our recorded or live webinars with their administrative peers or team. This seems to be a hot trend, learning as a team. Here’s some advice on how you can make training for your administrative team fun. 6 Tips To Make Learning Fun & Ensure Your Team Will Remember What They Learned. You and your administrative team can productively attend webinars and online courses: .

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017

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Do you struggle with interruptions when you take time to learn at your desk? HANDOUT DOWNLOAD: day-2-goal-setting-and-professional-image-handout. CERTIFICATE DOWNLOAD: certificate-of-attendance-goal-setting-and-professional-image. In this brief webinar with Office Dynamics, we cover quick and impactful tips on goal setting and branding. This video will help prepare you for 2017 and it can’t help but put you in the holiday spirit, too.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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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. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow.

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

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I’ve been a professional assistant my entire life. As the years passed, I raised my children as a working Mom while adding new skills, learning new technologies, etc. There was obviously much more to learn. 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.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

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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. Create a modern view of the administrative assistant.

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3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

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Most administrative professionals are intimately familiar with “emergency” business situations and sky-high stress—their own, as well as the stress that practically radiates off of others. Proactively managing your own self-care is a skill all modern administrative professionals must learn in order to deal with the challenging situations (and people!) Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: . Can’t attend the live webinar? Don’t worry!

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Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

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Mobility is changing how we work and live; blending personal and professional lives, apps and tools needed to work well across different devices, and employees expect—and are expected—to work from anywhere. Today, going mobile means having instant access to all documents, content and colleagues, and the tools to get any job done – anywhere, anytime. Learn more by using the guides. Join Donna’s Free Webathon on Administrative Professionals Day, April 27.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

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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. Working as an admin professional often means working closely with leadership positions and essentially acting as project manager for the C-suite. It brings a whole new meaning to learning on the job. “ I consider the biggest perks learning by osmosis by being in the same room as Fortune 100 execs. ” – Kiyomi D. Author: OfficeNinjas.

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Solutions for Online Learning In a Collaborative Space

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One administrative assistant told me that with the new collaborative, open-space work environment, she had difficulty participating in webinars because she gets interrupted. Before I even could give a response, the other assistants in the room began to chime in with their solutions to this problem of the collaborative work space harming the continued learning and development of the administrative professional.

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

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She’s not alone – I hear this theme often whether delivering programs to attorneys or administrators. We can only get what we really want in life if we learn to speak our truth. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Difficult People Self Development Workplace Tools #careeradvice administrative professional clarity Colette Carlson communicate executive assistant speak up workplace communications

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

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My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. She’ll be at the annual Conference for Administrative Excellence this year and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and insight. But back to the point: Being an administrative professional, the world is your oyster. Database Administrator. Get Involved in Professional Associations.

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Want to be More Proactive? Avoid These 3 Common Enemies

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Most administrative professionals understand that being proactive is an absolute must. The ability to be proactive is rare, even amongst the most experienced professionals. If you’re interested in learning more about how to be proactive, grab The Proactive Professional : How to Stop Playing Catch Up & Start Getting Ahead by Chrissy Scivicque. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

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Key Tip for Everyone to Remember: Learn your unique organizing style and work WITH your time and space style instead of fighting it. Get ready to go from chaos to control with the excellent tips that Julie Perrine shares in this free webinar. Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay. Webinar Resources & Downloads. Download the Chat Archive: Day 7 Chat Archive 12 Days. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-From Chaos To Control.

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Recorded Webinar Replay: The Resilient Assistant

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Every administrative professional knows nothing in life or work is constant. As an attendee, you will learn: How to proactively plan for what’s next and build a reputation for quick-thinking and swift action, even in times of chaos. Did you miss the webinar, The Resilient Assistant with Peggy Vasquez and Joan Burge ? Watch the replay here: The Resilient Assistant.

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Leading Administrative Training Company Donates Program to Deserving Organizations

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Office Dynamics International awarded two organizations its Star Achievement Series ® training program (Level 1) in support of Administrative Professionals. Office Dynamics International, the globally recognized authority for administrative training and development, made two sizable in-kind donations in the month of March. As a pioneer in the field, Office Dynamics has been a vocal advocate for the education of Administrative Professionals for over 25 years.


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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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Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

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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. You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

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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?

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Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci Webinar Replay

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As an attendee, you will learn…. Learn more about our upcoming event, The Revolutionary Assistant. Learn more about accessing our Conference On Demand. A free webinar replay is now available. This week we spoke with Lisa Olsen. Our “ Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci ” webinar replay is now available. Please feel free to view, share and view again!

2016 153

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

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As an attendee, you will learn…. 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]. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem.

I feel like I’m Wonder Woman! [Appreciation Letter]

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With April being Administrative Professionals Appreciation Month, I thought I would write a short note thanking you , Joan and the Office Dynamics team for all you do in promoting and supporting administrative professionals around the world! I have always been an administrative professional, other than my time in the military/US Navy. Best wishes to Office Dynamics for continued success and thank you for all you do for all administrative professionals!

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The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

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The most important ability an assistant has to learn to do is to figure out what NOT to do. The right tools and the common sense to apply them appropriately are a given in any role today.”. 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.

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

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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.

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Why should assistants choose to continue enhancing their skills?

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As a savvy executive or administrative assistant you’ll want to maintain your competitive advantage while building increasing your chances of future success. Why Be a Star-Performing Executive or Administrative Assistant? Continually striving to be a Star Achiever will ensure the constant development and learning of skills so you aren’t left behind. Senior Executives Have Higher Expectations of Administrative Staff.

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The Best Advice on Resiliency

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Well, I have finally recuperated from our big annual conference for administrative excellence. We hosted 250 energetic administrative professionals from around the world for 4 days. Learning to be resilient is a skill we all need to develop. We had an awesome event and amazing speakers this year who taught us how to be resilient. Each speaker took a different facet or element of resiliency and I talked about being proactively resilient.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque

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Watch the Replay: The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-The Proactive Professional. Why do you think it’s important for administrative professionals to be proactive? Get Chrissy’s book, The Proactive Professional for $18 + bonus downloads. Learning at Sea + All Paid Webinars (Registration due 12/20/16). The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque.

2016 126

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

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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. Conferences for Administrative Professionals. For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference. Webinars for Administrative Professionals.

3 Tips for Organizing Your Executive & Team Members

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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. The TSSI is one of the most comprehensive and effective assessment tools available to help people understand their natural behaviors regarding their use of time and how they organize space. By Julie Perrine. You can’t make others work the way you work.

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How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

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Use this assessment for assistants as a tool to measure your skill level. 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? Professional Behavior and Attitude. Professional Development. I’m going to provide you with the same Administrative Professional Effectiveness Assessment.

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