Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

When I worked as an executive assistant, I was always flattered on Administrative Professional’s Day when my leader would generously give me a gift in recognition for my service and hard work. Provide them with continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Office Dynamics loves to hold our annual Blog-A-Thon for the entire month of April. April is a month that can change your career if you’re an administrative professional. We love this time of year and it’s time to shine the spotlight on our favorite office professional, you, the administrative professional. You must register for Building A Star Partnership One-Day Workshop by April 10, 2017.

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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.

Welcome to Office Life (for administrative professionals)

Office Dynamics

Everything from thank you letters from workshop attendees to every single ad we ran to special little gifts from clients. Spearhead a cost-saving project, provide a new service, start an administrative team. I hope you closely follow Office Dynamics the entire month of June as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and administrative professionals and executives around the world. Have you ever taken the time to go back through old pictures?

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.

An Invaluable Trait (Administrative Professionalism)

Office Dynamics

Whenever I bring up the topic of professionalism in conferences and workshops, assistants – even at the highest levels – will tell me, “Oh, I know what you mean. I’m professional.” The problem is, many of us get so caught up in the “busyness of business,” as I like to call it, that we may let our high professional standards slide occasionally without even noticing it. Come back tomorrow for my next blog on the professionalism ‘don’t’ list.

An Invaluable Trait (Administrative Professionalism)

Office Dynamics

Whenever I bring up the topic of professionalism in conferences and workshops, assistants – even at the highest levels – will tell me, “Oh, I know what you mean. I’m professional.” The problem is, many of us get so caught up in the “busyness of business,” as I like to call it, that we may let our high professional standards slide occasionally without even noticing it. Come back tomorrow for my next blog on the professionalism ‘don’t’ list. Professional Image

Happy Administrative Professionals Day - It's Just the Beginning

Office Dynamics

First, I want to wish all of you a very special Administrative Professionals Day. It’s the same feeling I get when I’ve completed teaching a series of workshops to a group. This is our last day of our Blog-a-thon. I hope you have a great one. We have had a very exciting first Admin Blog-a-thon and your contributions have been beyond my expectations. I almost feel a little melancholy knowing today is the last day.

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Webinar Advanced Minute Taking Workshop

Office Dynamics

Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. After many requests, the editors of the Administrative Professional Today newsletter have produced a webinar to take your minute taking skills beyond the basic level to master minute taker. Join Christy Crump, 25-year veteran administrative professional and minute taker, September 4 for Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. Editor, Administrative Professional Today. Who Should Attend: Administrative professionals.

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What the Administrative Professionals Think About Joan Burge "Takin It to the Streets!"

Office Dynamics

Last week I received a cool message about two administrative professionals who attended the Joan Burge, "Takin It to the Streets" one-day workshop. I opened up the newsletter and found this wonderful article by Sandra Brekke about her experience with the workshop. "I The topic of professional development was the area which I shamelessly cornered her on during a break because personally I have been wondering if it’s time to switch into a more specialized field.

What the Administrative Professionals Think About Joan Burge "Takin It to the Streets!"

Office Dynamics

Last week I received a cool message about two administrative professionals who attended the Joan Burge, "Takin It to the Streets" one-day workshop. I opened up the newsletter and found this wonderful article by Sandra Brekke about her experience with the workshop. "I The topic of professional development was the area which I shamelessly cornered her on during a break because personally I have been wondering if it’s time to switch into a more specialized field.

The Best Assistant Learning Resources

Office Dynamics

Since 1990, we have provided rich resources for administrative professionals around the world. Office Dynamics International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As you can imagine, we have covered thousands of assistant-focused topics over the decades.

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Building the Partnership with Your Executive: Are You a Center of Influence?

Office Dynamics

As one Fortune 500 CEO puts it, “Administrative Assistants are the center of influence.” You will experience greater professional growth and financial incentives. In fact, she’ll be addressing these topics and more in her upcoming live workshop “ Building a Star Partnership ” in Chicago. Kick off Administrative Professionals Week with Joan on Monday, April 24 th where you’ll learn her secret success formula for becoming a center of influence.

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5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

I’m not sure if you know that 80% of my work is onsite training for administrative office professionals so I do a lot of traveling, in fact, 100% of my clients are out of state. Observing administrative professionals at work is one of my greatest moments. When I’m facilitating a full-day workshop for assistant or executives about maximizing their assistant’s time, I experience several aha moments.

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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. 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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The Heart of the Matter: My Tribute to Olympia Dukakis

Bonnie Low-Krayman

We told some of those stories when Olympia was a guest at two Be the Ultimate Assistant workshops in New York City. Administrative Professional Blog Leadership Olympia Dukakis Ultimate PartnershipBy Bonnie Low-Kramen . Bons, hand me a pen, will ya?”

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Shining a Light on Introverts: 4 Things You May Not Know

Bonnie Low-Krayman

These topics are covered in the Be the Ultimate Assistant workshops led by Bonnie Low-Kramen & Vickie Sokol Evans, MCT. Administrative Professional Blog Gatekeeper Leadership Management Uncategorized introverts leadership social stress team building workplace communication

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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. 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.

“EAs Need Better Press.” Agreed. Solving the EA PR Problem Once and For All

Bonnie Low-Krayman

They also need allies in the form of recruiters, HR professionals, managers, and educators. Bonnie Low-Kramen , the Founder of Ultimate Assistant Training and one of the most respected thought leaders in the administrative profession. By Bonnie Low-Kramen | February 15, 2021.

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

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.

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Do You Have the Desire for Learning and Growth?

A Great Day's Work

Learners can read books and other publications, enroll in college courses, watch online videos, register for classes and workshops, acquire certifications, attend conferences, engage in Webinars, and so much more. A person who wants to grow needs a desire to learn.

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Shining a Light on Black Assistants: It’s Not Black & White

Bonnie Low-Krayman

I wrote an article in 2018 called “ Times Up for the Boss ” and I raise these ideas in our Be the Ultimate Assistant workshops. Administrative Professional Blog Recommended Reading Black History Month communication Respect Your Voice Matters

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Secretary vs Assistant – do they think differently?

Office Dynamics

Do secretaries actually think differently than business professionals? Are people with the title “secretary” viewed differently than people with the titles “administrative assistant” or “executive assistant”? it can be a big thing in how non-administrative professionals view the role. Even if you are a progressive administrative assistant, you probably still embrace perceptions about your role that are holding you back from being seen as a business professional.

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BIG Self-Improvement…Commit to One Learning Event

Office Dynamics

I have been in the adult education/learning/training business for 24 years, mostly working with administrative professionals of all walks of life. ” It doesn’t matter if the event is an online course, a live workshop, webinar, or off-site retreat. Here are 4 things you can start planning for this week to continue your personal and professional learning journey. Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Happy Monday, Motivators!

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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. Let’s you check professional presence. Do you demonstrate a professional presence every day, even when someone has upset you?

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Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

Lisa Olsen is passionate about the administrative career and encourages assistants to be “relationship engineers” She currently is the Executive Coordinator/Office Manager at Dignity Health and is the Co-Founder of Admin to Admin – providing resources, workshops and retreats for assistants. Beginning in May, she will be a contributor for Admin Pro – a monthly newsletter for administrative professionals. Author: Lisa Olsen.

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How to Become A Valuable Employee

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, a renowned author and administrative expert, is the creator of the Star Achievement Series®, World Class Assistant™ Certificate Program, more than 40 customized workshops and seminars for administrative professionals and author of several books. Joan equips administrative assistants, executive assistants and office support professionals to move beyond task work to higher-level functions that meet the ever-changing demands of today’s workplace.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

This experience got me thinking about our own administrative conference we hold each fall and the attendee experience. I now understand why administrative and executive assistants have raved about the intimacy of the Office Dynamics Conference for Administrative Excellence. Whether you’re attending a large or small event this year to continue your administrative learning, take these three tips into consideration and make them part of your planning process.

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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. Conferences for Administrative Professionals. I see some offer a one-day workshop with no frills and title it a conference. At our administrative conference, we usually have about 11 – 13 speakers. There may be some half-day workshops, but not too many.

Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? In fact, they are often administrative professionals who have little to no training. This is one area of professional development that you can’t afford to ignore.

Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 3

Office Dynamics

In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , it is also used in a variety of situations and conversations. I highlighted the many professional and personal development focuses that I have learned from Office Dynamics resources, conference, team, and owner – Ms. What competencies do you find the most important as an administrative professional and why?

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Adjusting to the New Normal: How to Cope with Rapid Change

Eat Your Career

Many professionals are now working from home for the first time with little to no preparation. I am reminded of the many training workshops I’ve led where we’ve discussed change and how to manage it in the workplace. A lot has happened in just a short period of time.

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Dreams Do Come True

Office Dynamics

I will be teaching 12 full-day workshops with three levels of learning. I spent years devoting myself to writing an impressive in-depth curriculum for administrative professionals of all levels and all walks of life. It has stood the test of time and thousands of assistants have attended the course and received their CEAP (Certified Executive Administrative Professional) designation.

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I look like that!!

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! I was in a workshop today on presentation skills and one of the things they had us do was present something to the group while they filmed us. Posted by Patricia Robb at 10:06 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , administrative professional , how we look to others?

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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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Speaker Lineup Announced for Administrative Assistant Conference 2014

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has announced the keynote presenters for its administrative professionals conference , the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, to be held September 30 – October 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our administrative professionals conference is an unprecedented opportunity for the best of the best to learn new competencies and advance their careers, as well as the entire industry, together.”.

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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.

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What Assistant Certification Courses Are Best For You?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics, we are noticing a tremendous amount of interest in executive assistant certification or administrative assistant certification courses or programs. More and more, administrative professionals are asking my opinion on having a certification. Is certification for the administrative profession becoming a requirement in the business world?”. Then I focus in on whether the interviewee has taken workshops or classes in the administrative profession.

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Lead From Anywhere: How assistants can exemplify leadership

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, a renowned author and administrative expert, is the creator of the Star Achievement Series®, World Class Assistant™ Certificate Program, more than 40 customized workshops and seminars for administrative professionals and author of several books. Joan equips administrative assistants, executive assistants and office support professionals to move beyond task work to higher-level functions that meet the ever-changing demands of today’s workplace.

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Executive Assistant Training on the Rise

Office Dynamics

I’m happy to say that we have seen an increase in interest from companies who want to provide some type of training for their administrative professionals later this year. The end of July and August is when you should start to pull together your goals and recommendations for either bringing a program on site or attending a conference or workshop such as our World Class Assistant. Do you want to attend an intense 2-day workshop, conference, or 1-day seminar?

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Executive Assistant Training on the Rise

Office Dynamics

I’m happy to say that we have seen an increase in interest from companies who want to provide some type of training for their administrative professionals later this year. The end of July and August is when you should start to pull together your goals and recommendations for either bringing a program on site or attending a conference or workshop such as our World Class Assistant. Do you want to attend an intense 2-day workshop, conference, or 1-day seminar?

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Dress for the Venue

Office Dynamics

We have been hosting our World Class Assistant™ high-end workshops in Las Vegas since 2005 at the beautiful Red Rock Country Club. I have watched hundreds of administrative professionals come through the program and am always amazed when a participant shows up for class looking like they are going to the Strip or shopping. Keep in mind that I am usually dressed in a business pant suit or skirt suit when I give presentations or conduct workshops.

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Executive Assistant Training Can Be Fun! iAssistant Rap

Office Dynamics

I have been designing and conducting training programs for executive assistants and administrative professionals for 22 years. In all my classes, workshops, conferences, and seminars – whether they are one hour or three days long, I encourage creativity and fun. I’ve witnessed thousands of administrative professionals grow and change behaviors because they were engaged in the learning experience. Who says training has to be boring? Mundane?

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