Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

No matter how big or small your business is, it can benefit greatly from offering employees continuing education benefits. Employees want to continue their education and will value you as an employer if you help them make that happen. Online Education. Non-Credit Education.

2015 187

Does Education Still Matter? Yes and No

Eat Your Career

Today, I’d like to address the age-old question of education and employment. And, given today’s economy, how much does education matter? But let’s not forget that college costs money. Those with higher education were practically immune! But you still have a lot to learn.

2012 174

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Give Your Business a Boost with Continuing Education

Tips From T. Marie

There are many careers that require continuing education. So why is it that many of us are more than willing to spend money on software, computer equipment and all the physical trappings of business, but balk at spending anything on learning? Virtual Education.

2011 151

The Top Advantages of E-Learning You Might Not Know About

Dumb Little Man

With the advent of the internet and everything being almost fully available online, learning has changed. Now, almost anybody can easily learn even the most difficult skill right from the couch! Along the years, many remote learning centers have developed complete e-learning models with no brick and mortar school affiliated at all. This is why many people choose e-learning. What Exactly Is E-Learning? E-Learning Broken Down By Type.

2018 152

Why educate women – isn't it a waste of resources? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Why educate women – isn’t it a waste of resources? E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 130

5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

Learning a new language takes time and dedication, but the development of smartphone technology has brought new opportunities to fit learning into your daily routine. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to learn a new language.

2015 186

How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

Next week I’ll be attending a large conference in Las Vegas to further my education. 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. 4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference: Have a goal in mind for the learning event.

2017 147

What are MOOCs and Just in Time Learning?

Small Business Labs

 A non-profit with the mission of "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere," they've produced over 3400 short instructional videos anyone can access. They  They also provide interactive quizzes, teachers guides and other instructional materials so their courses can be used in schools and traditional educational settings.   MOOCs are part of a broader the education trend towards just in time learning.

2012 146

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

When you decide to go the second mile for your career, you learn how to harness all that “free time” spent surfing the television and ‘net, at the water cooler chatting — none of which are inherently bad, but they may be a poor choice when you could instead be focused on creating a better future.

The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc.  discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the U.S. becoming more cost effective.

2010 255

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn…. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over. 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.

2015 151

Self-directed Learning Puts Experts At Your Fingertips

On The Job

That''s why self-directed learning is gaining momentum. Workers can find online resources to learn about everything from project management to marketing, helping them learn when the time is best for them.

2014 165

The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

2010 141

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. Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events.

7 Ways to Save Money while Earning a College Degree

Dumb Little Man

Is the high cost of tuition and expenses keeping you from that college degree you want? It’s no secret that the cost of higher education keeps climbing at a staggering rate as each year passes. Community colleges represent one of the best deals in all of higher education.

2016 276

The Virtual Summit Hubs

Practically Perfect PA

At the cost of £250 for a day’s training, for an unlimited number of PAs, this is exceptionally good value for your organisation. With just a few weeks to go to the Virtual Summit (eeekkk!!) I wanted to send you a few more details about the Virtual Summit hubs.

2017 151

10 Best Sites for Free and Paid Online Courses

Dumb Little Man

One of the most significant benefits of today’s advanced technologies is the access to endless learning opportunities. Just a quick search on the internet and you’ll find tons of online learning platforms available at your fingertips. They can help you learn a new skill or perfect an existing skill. Because the number of options can be a bit overwhelming, we went ahead and put together this list of the best websites for online learning. College Learning Technology

2018 175

Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

For decades, the advice was the same: Get an education, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, start a family, work until you are 65, and then retire comfortably. The cost of getting a college education has gone out of hand. Learning Success

2019 219

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. Is there funding out there for education? . Check your local education campuses to see if you qualify.

2015 261

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There should be some training that relates to you directly, will improve your skills or will help you learn more about the business. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn’t cost my company a penny.

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

The great part of having a host site like Shure was that they provided the venue and all the A/V so Office Dynamics was able to keep the registration cost very reasonable. Not only have we touched lives, but now there are many others getting on the bandwagon to educate and support assistants. A desire to learn in the area you are passionate about. Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year. I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week.

2017 158

How to Co-invest In Your Future

Office Dynamics

I find this amazing as investing in your education is the best investment you can make. Yes, I wanted my employers to pay for my education or training or to send me to a conference. But I also spent my own hard-earned money to learn and become the best assistant I could.

2016 196

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity


The key to advanced productivity lies in the power of learning. Back in 2011, I took the time to learn new techniques in Microsoft Excel through a course. The methods I learned there have gave me greater confidence and speed (i.e. The value of learning is very clear.

2015 107

Public Shared Services Design: the service cost and quality balancing act


This method for shared services design is definitely cost-led but also takes into account both the adequacy of service of the best cost performer and also any regional environmental differentiating factors between the different councils.

2011 56

The War On Grad School

Dumb Little Man

Now more than ever, an educated public is essential for a country to remain relevant and competitive in the global marketplace. Making the most of our education has always been a part of the American dream. Education: $50,880. Career Goals Learning

2018 179

Four Steps to Change Your Life – With Books

Dumb Little Man

As a coach, educator and self professed life-long learner, I believe that books are one of the very best bargains around – with years of experience and best practice crammed into a $20 package. A book may only cost you $20.00, but the cost of your time to read it may be significantly higher.

2011 285

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve only been in this role for a month so I’m learning lots at the moment and also getting involved in marketing so it is exciting. But I do wonder how many of us actually take the time to develop our skills because we don’t think we are worth the cost to the employer.

2012 163

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve only been in this role for a month so I’m learning lots at the moment and also getting involved in marketing so it is exciting. But I do wonder how many of us actually take the time to develop our skills because we don’t think we are worth the cost to the employer.

2012 151

Reading your way into a great career

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read professional magazines, books about topics that I want to be educated on, website articles related to my career and the list can go on. Educating yourself doesn't have to cost big bucks or take time away from your family to attend courses. Tags: professional assistant educating ourselves learning books reading Administrative Assistant Read , read, read! There is so much available out there.

2008 100

6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

It is no secret that Joan Burge and the Office Dynamics team believes in continuous education and training so we wanted to provide you with several resources that give you access to free education and training. Educational Video Library.

2018 250

Can a Small Business CEO Have a Vocational Degree?

Small Business CEO

When I first went to college I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do – my major started undecided, changed to marketing, changed to PR, changed to journalism, and finally landed on English education. Cost – Tuition and fee costs are far lower than a four year institution.

2011 90

How to Find an Affordable Engagement Ring — Without Sacrificing Quality

Dumb Little Man

They have the highest standards for grading and education. Our education section breaks each of them down in depth because we want you to be able to inspect your own stone. Go in knowing that different diamond shapes will cost different amounts. Learn some insider secrets.

2019 204

The Revolutionary Assistant Facebook Live Recap with Joan and Jasmine

Office Dynamics

The cost of inaction. Educating management about the administrative role. Learning from our mistakes. Our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant. This is a video recap from Joan Burge & Jasmine Freeman.

Effective Use of Technology: 7 Ways To Use Internet To Your Advantage

Dumb Little Man

Online Learning. When you think about it, learning has never been more accessible. And it’s enough to learn almost anything. In a nutshell, now is the best time for education because you are not limited by anything if you have access to technology.

2019 236

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Facebook Advertising

Dumb Little Man

Social media ads enable you to connect to a more targeted audience at lower costs and turn your followers into customers. You can target users by location, demographics, age, gender, interests, behavior, relationship status, education, work, and connections.

2019 130

What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

” Something to remember is that typically if you want to dig deep into administrative training content and practice the skills you are learning, you usually get that in a training course or workshop. Skill practice – some Skill practice – ample time to practice newly-learned skills.

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

Employee training programs range from educational programs to guiding new employees to learn how to use the various features in the HR management system. Reducing Business Costs. When your team grows, managing them turns into a major task.

2018 236

5 Tips to Convince Your Overprotective Parents to Let You Travel Alone

Dumb Little Man

It may potentially take away their focus on what’s really important in life, like education and career. However, you and I know that traveling is actually one of the best ways to learn and grow. How much do you think it is going to cost?

2019 271

What Can Employers Do About The Student Loan Crisis?

Dumb Little Man

Daycare costs more than college, leaving parents unable to save beforehand. An Educated Workforce Is Better For The Economy. Our economy actually does better when more people are better educated. Investing in education can lead to greater economic opportunity.

2017 206

Will the New Artisan Economy Save the Middle Class?

Small Business Labs

 Key quote: The multi-trillionfold decline in the cost of computing since the 1970s has created enormous incentives for employers to substitute increasingly cheap and capable computers for expensive labor.   Key quote on what job polarization means: Demand for highly educated workers who excel in abstract tasks is robust, but the middle of the labor market, where the routine task-intensive jobs lie, is sagging.

2013 193

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [Part 1] Getting Leadership Approval

Eat Your Career

Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In fact, I highly encourage that if your leaders are unwilling or unable to support your educational endeavors. In making the request, you show your commitment to learning and professional growth. What are the learning objectives?

2017 151

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. Returning after a career gap due to health, caregiving, education, etc. Seeking better benefits; health, retirement, education assistance or flexible schedule.

5 Side-Gigs That Can Add Additional Income to Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

After learning WordPress to create my own website and with skills I already had related to website design like HTML and CSS coding, I decided to offer WordPress website creation as a service. There is always someone out there who is looking to learn about the things that you know. From how to use specific software to how to create meme’s, there are folks out there that want to learn.

2018 130