All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

Our free training programs began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add in a few additional programs >v iew our free video programs < We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training the administrative professionals. More free assistant training at your fingertips.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. It is for this very reason that I had Nancy Fraze, an Office Dynamics journalist, write, a list of Travel Tips.

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. What is most interesting is that administrative professionals are the ones who are very involved in their executive’s travels yet are not road warriors.

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Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. It is for this very reason that I had Nancy Fraze, an Office Dynamics journalist, write, a list of Travel Tips.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way. In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (4/20 – 4/24) and Office Dynamics 25th Year in business educating administrative professionals and their executives, we are bringing back our Blog-a-Thon.

Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing. You MUST hashtag your past #adminblogathon in order to be entered for the bonus entries. Example of a Tweet or Facebook Post: This article changed my life [add your favorite article link] #adminblogathon.

2015 153

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality. “Falling into a job” will never compare to “falling in love with your career.”

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

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. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant.

2016 160

Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

Between email, virtual Assistants, palm pilots, high speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, executives mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever – making their own travel plans, faxing their own letters and scheduling their own meetings. [This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant.

2015 153

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

Keep in mind; I travel quite frequently for business, so I know what I’m doing.) As I travel and talk to hundreds of administrative office professionals ranging from administrators to executive assistants, I’m hearing them say they are spending too much of their personal time (evenings or weekends) managing and/or responding to emails from their leader. Why assertiveness in the workplace matters, especially for assistants, how it benefits you and what it really means.

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Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Wow, what a fabulous April! 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. IAAP teamed up with Staples to #CelebrateAdmins.

2015 116

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

For 28 years, I have been teaching assistants to pay attention to the fundamentals such as meeting planning, travel planning, calendar maintenance, organizational skills, follow-up systems, time management, and communications. The world is moving at a much faster pace today so you have to be more organized, manage your projects better, take control of calendars, and cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘i’ when it comes to travel planning.

2018 181

Assistants Speak Out: The Biggest Struggles In Partnering With Their Executive

Office Dynamics

2 Struggle: Assistant not getting time with executive to discuss day-to-day events, priorities, projects, travel, meeting, upcoming projects and more. #3 The best executives I worked for over 20 years, always made time for me no matter how busy they were or how much traveling they did. Happy Monday! Fall is in the air and I love it.

2015 185

4 Ways To Get Noticed At Work

Office Dynamics

To continue our travels through this special month of June, the official month of the 25 th year anniversary of Office Dynamics, I found more goodies to share with you! For years, secretaries and administrative assistants traveled at low levels. Quit traveling close to the ground. Don’t Get Lost In The Clouds … The Visible Assistant . Hello Monday Motivators! I hope you had a great weekend.

2015 166

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

Office Dynamics

The scholarship award does NOT include travel expenses. Honorees are responsible for their own travel, hotel and incidental expenses; this scholarship applies to tuition only. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem. Do you struggle with getting people to notice you? You can view the replay of our webinar, Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem.

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

Office Dynamics

Travel Planning. Travel Planning. Travel Planning Example: Your travel planning system involves lots of different forms, templates, and checklists. You have an executive profile form with their key travel preferences and frequent flier details. You have a travel itinerary template you put all of the final details in to send them out the door with. The procedures all combine to create your travel planning system.

2016 128

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

Now this came from an executive who traveled around the world, would work until 2:00 a.m., Upcoming Travel. Find out about upcoming trips so you can anticipate schedules and prepare necessary travel materials. Training & Development. Discuss your training and development requirements with your executive. If you recently attended a seminar or training session, share the ideas you learned with your executive. The Importance of Daily Huddles.

2015 171

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The primary manager may be traveling and/or unavailable to answer your questions. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Communication Skills Executive Blog Mgr/Asst Team Multiple Managers Organizational Skills Productivity Workplace Tools A Great Day's Work administrative professional executive support how to prioritize with multiple managers juggling prioritizing project management Stacy Leitner supporting multiple managers

2016 143

Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

There are several factors that determine how we react to ethical situations including our background, personality, level of training, and most importantly our value system. If a co-worker asks you to fudge some numbers on a travel expense report, you can give yourself the space to react with a few responses like the following: “I need to think on that. Author: Lisa Olsen. Have you ever thought about your responsibility and power to improve ethical standards in the workplace?

2016 126

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. From this point forward, I will be traveling extensively through September. While traveling gets old after a while and is tiring, I love what I learn when I go on site into an organization.

2018 120

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

For example, I noticed on your website that some board members are out of state, will I help coordinate their travel needs for board meetings? A possible response could be – I will utilize any downtime researching professional development opportunities such as free or low-cost webinars, training, conferences, etc. Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Attitude Career Management Self Development UncategorizedOverqualified but applied anyway – NOT a desperate move.

Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

We provide executive assistant coaching on everything from being more assertive to professional image, communications, leadership, time management and building a partnership with the executive. The post Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants appeared first on Executive And Administrative Assistant Training - Office Dynamics. I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them.

2019 156

Happy Administrative Professionals Week! An Admirable Profession

Office Dynamics

Of course this profession is near and dear to my heart since I worked in the administrative profession for 20 years and Office Dynamics has been dedicated to administrative training and development for 25 years. I have to be extremely organized, deal with multiple personalities, manage my time, gather and process tons of information, be a leader, be assertive, tactfully communicate with other CEOs, consult with CEOs, teach others and the list goes on.

SMART objectives for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

To complete a training course on web analytics and optimisation so that I can report on the data in a useful and meaningful way for the business to improve it’s online marketing and content. To complete a training course on assertiveness so that I can learn to push back on administrative work from my departmental colleagues and focus on project work for the department Director coming up in Q3. The methodology and any training for staff to be completed by Q2.

2013 202

Day in the life: Donna Lindsay

Practically Perfect PA

Working for Scottish Government requires quite a bit of travel between offices so in one day I can be in Ayrshire, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Like all other PA’s I book lunches, travel arrangements, hotels and meeting rooms. Some days I eat my lunch on a train if I am travelling but I like it most when I am in my own office and have lunch in our kitchen area with my friends. Today’s Day in the life is with Donna Lindsay, who is a PA with the Scottish Government.

2017 113

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

He talks about a survey conducted with CTrip.com, which is China’s largest Travel agency. People from different cultural backgrounds have no training on a global mindset. They will depend on the constructed strategies of assertive collaboration. The trend of flexible working hours among the people is increasing exponentially. People prefer working from homes. As reported by Forbes, 73% of millennials are engaged in freelancing.

2020 168

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Las Vegas, Nevada: Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and the creator of many administrative professional and executive assistant training courses, books, web videos, has captured the new mindset for the new decade in “Adminology,” presented her opening remarks, “Professional Expertise for the New Decade” and her annual "State of the Profession" address at the 17 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence to an audience of 174 attendees. Admin Assistant Training Adminology

2010 100

State of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

Las Vegas, Nevada: Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and the creator of many administrative professional and executive assistant training courses, books, web videos, has captured the new mindset for the new decade in “Adminology,” presented her opening remarks, “Professional Expertise for the New Decade” and her annual "State of the Profession" address at the 17 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence to an audience of 174 attendees. By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field.

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SMART objectives

Practically Perfect PA

To complete a training course on web analytics and optimisation so that I can report on the data in a useful and meaningful way for the business to improve it’s online marketing and content. To complete a training course on assertiveness so that I can learn to push back on administrative work from my departmental colleagues and focus on project work for the department Director coming up in Q3. The methodology and any training for staff to be completed by Q2.

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SMART objectives

Practically Perfect PA

To complete a training course on web analytics and optimisation so that I can report on the data in a useful and meaningful way for the business to improve it’s online marketing and content. To complete a training course on assertiveness so that I can learn to push back on administrative work from my departmental colleagues and focus on project work for the department Director coming up in Q3. The methodology and any training for staff to be completed by Q2.

2013 100

Have you got game?

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Have you got game? If you’re a female executive, add that other balancing act, appropriate assertiveness versus perceived bitchiness, and you may find your carefully honed professionalism isn’t cutting it. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm // By: // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives Swagger. Bravado. Chutzpah. If you’re an athlete, you’re expected to have that and more.

2009 100

Dog Whistles, Whistle-Blowers, and Whistle-Stop Tours

Daily Writing Tips

A dog whistle is any one of various devices that emits a high-pitched sound audible to canines but out of the range of human hearing that is used to train and summon dogs. For example, in certain contexts, the invocation of the phrase “states’ rights” in assertions of the right of states in the United States to determine their own laws and policies without interference from the federal government is said to mask tacit advocacy of the perpetuation of racism.

2017 46

5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Fear and Even Use it as an Asset.

Productive & Organized

  Begin to assert control over your mind by learning to consistently follow five steps - 1)    Acknowledge the fear.    The proof is in process Just like you can’t train to run a marathon in one day, it will take some time before you can really learn to master your thoughts.  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

2010 183

Cars and Carriages

Daily Writing Tips

A car is a passenger vehicle designed to be driven on roads; autocar and motorcar are outdated terms used in the early days of automotive travel to describe cars so as not to have them be confused with train cars and streetcars, which were dominant modes of travel at the time. Car and carriage , and many other words containing the element car , derive from the Latin word carrus , meaning “two-wheeled wagon.”

2018 47

Life's Not Fair

Brilliantly Better

Road trip through Iceland Reply 4 Mr Twenty Twenty September 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm Dragos, Humans are a hoot – asserting life should be fair – then getting all dysfunctional when they notice that it’s not.

2010 84

What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I travel far to try and find a full-serve station, but they are becoming extinct. We need to be assertive and show our bosses how much better they can function if the administrative jobs are taken care of by us. I also do not claim to give any medical, financial, psychological, veterinary, retail, personal training or HR advice, although at times it may seem like I think I know what Im talking about, it is just my opinion.

2010 100

The Death Of The Deadline As We Know It

Brilliantly Better

Train yourself to become better at killing tasks. Do You Want To Improve Your People Skills Practice Assertive Communication Reply 13 dragos September 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm I’m afraid we’re not talking about roses here.

2010 77

How To Live A Scriptless Life

Brilliantly Better

If the brain was trained to give a pre-established answer, it will most likely give it, of course, but fact is there is some reaction time. So, my travel to become a scriptless individual is going really well, but I may still be around for a while. Reply 15 Traveling Magi June 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm Great post! I call my Blog Traveling Magi because for 25 years I’ve immersed myself in the study of astrology, the symbolic language of the stars.

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