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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 146

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 121
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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. You may need to split costs with your employer, such as using vacation to attend a conference they pay for, etc.

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. Perhaps you can relate to those feelings? This free monthly webinar series has given us the opportunity to get to know so many more of you than ever before.

2015 102

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. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to WinWeb.com The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? Why educate women – isn’t it a waste of resources? E-Mail me or follow me.

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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. Language apps such as Duolingo allow you to learn new words and phrases while on the go, such as during commutes or lunch breaks. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to learn a new language. Learning a foreign language increases your cultural knowledge.

2015 140

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. Building a strong network. Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year.

2017 145

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. Tuesday, May 11, 2010 The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job I was reading a blog today about how a boss and an employee got into a heated argument that started in a morning meeting and then escalated into the afternoon.

2010 109

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. For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference. Conferences are great if you want to network with a lot of different people, and hear many different speakers.

The Virtual Summit Hubs

Practically Perfect PA

Well, a Hub is the opportunity for your PA network (whether that is a regional network, internal network or group of PA colleagues in your organisation) to get together to watch and interact with the main Virtual Summit. We believe our Hubs offer an excellent opportunity for internal PA networks to get together for the day, and to use the content to develop their careers. With just a few weeks to go to the Virtual Summit (eeekkk!!)

2017 111

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. I take inspiration from that really – I’ve not been in the profession so long that I can do the job standing on my head and I’m not so new to it that I’m still learning or doing the basic administrative side of the role. I think of it along the same lines as networking and attending conferences.

2012 122

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. I take inspiration from that really – I’ve not been in the profession so long that I can do the job standing on my head and I’m not so new to it that I’m still learning or doing the basic administrative side of the role. I think of it along the same lines as networking and attending conferences.

2012 116

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. Networking Groups. There are PA networking groups springing up all over the place these days, which is absolutely brilliant!

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 it possible to get a list of attendee email addresses to network after the webinar? Is there funding out there for education? . Check your local education campuses to see if you qualify. Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost.

2015 186

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

BioTeams

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. I believe it achieves the best compromise possible between sharing around cost of service versus quality of service. The method, which I briefly overview below, reduces this risk by deferring the quality debate until the cost numbers are in.

2011 43

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. For many students, the cost of pursuing a graduate education remains hugely prohibitive. In 2012, the master’s degree student debt average ranged from $50,000 for education and science degrees and as high as $160,000 for law and health sciences degrees.

2018 133

Real Talk Conference Call

Loosely Speaking

AZVAs activities include: our monthly podcast (resuming in February), and accompanying newsletter, occasional face-to-face networking and educational events, a discussion listserv over on YahooGroups, a Facebook page (where you can interact and find out about upcoming events), low cost webinars on topics value to our audience and, new this year: occasional live conference calls as a place for all of us to come together, coffee break style, to discuss our businesses and learn from one another.

2011 109

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

Good: Professional Organization Membership and Continuing Education. In our modern world, continuing education can be completed nearly anywhere at any time. Here are a few options that I personally have found educational. The key to successful continuing education for your administrative professionals is allowing them to complete learning on the clock. And finally, many conferences offer Continuing Education Unit credit towards certifications.

2018 40

Why Virtual Events Make A Lot Of Sense

Dumb Little Man

This means that all the huge events like continuing education seminars and conferences are going to be in trouble if they don’t adapt. While you may be there to learn about specific developments in your own field, you often have to sift through about 90% content and exhibits that are not relevant to you. Think about how much it costs to go to a big summit or conference for work. Virtual conferences are significantly less costly than in-person conferences.

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To Connect With Customers, Invest in Yourself First

Small Business CEO

Within any profession, attending continuing education courses and reading relevant journals and publications will keep someone’s skills fresh and polished. Those are costly ways to take care of the problem. Each month or each quarter give yourself a project to learn a new skill that is relevant to your industry. Entrepreneurs business networking networking Freelancers and consultants are becoming much more the norm by the year for a variety of reasons.

2013 65

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn.

2012 201

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? Expand your network and find someone who have gone through the challenge you are facing and get some advice from them.

2019 207

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. With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. People are throwing around terminology that can be confusing to the purchaser.

2019 142

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn.

2011 138

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Create a mentoring program for employees to lean on their managers and learn about everything from technology to networking. A millennial might learn more about effective in-person networking and lead nurturing from a baby boomer or Gen Xer. But that doesn’t mean they’re inherently poor at adapting to technology, and instead, need ongoing education. However, all generations can benefit from education on phishing scams and identity theft.

2017 111

The Power of Volunteering

Dumb Little Man

During the American civil war, educator Clara Barton and a team of volunteers started to provide clothing, food, and supplies for the sick and wounded servicemen. There are thousands of potential opportunities that can allow you to share your skills and knowledge or learn something totally new. You can learn new skills. When you volunteer, you get the chance to undertake training, learn, and practice a number of new skills.

2017 174

Blog Hopping Tour pulls into the Loosely Speaking depot

Loosely Speaking

Where do they hang out to learn or gather information? I highly recommend that a new VA join groups/forums/associations and/or networks to connect with other professionals and establish valuable relationships. I often recommend VAs keep up with professional development but meet with resistance, usually over cost or time. What tactics do you use to convince peers of the need to participate in educational events regularly?

2010 100

Provide Training Without Losing Productivity

Small Business Labs

But even people who've done the same job somewhere else before need to learn how your business runs.    In order to fit in and be productive, a new employee will have to learn those things. It would be great if you could just send everyone to a business networking site and let them educate themselves, but that won't be enough.

From a systems perspective the UK Public Sector is totally broken!

BioTeams

Seddon identifies 5 types of waste which are rampant right across the board in the current UK public sector regime from education to health to citizen engagement: 1. The costs of people spending time writing specifications. The costs of inspection. The costs of preparing for inspection. The costs of specifications being wrong. The costs of demoralisation.

2012 54

Stephanie Hosts Jill Hively: What's for Dinner? 5 Steps to Meal.

Productive & Organized

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Register Today:  What's for Dinner - 5 Steps to Meal Planning Success You Will Learn You will get insider meal planning tips from a dietitian who has planned menus for over 130,000 customers with a wide-range of tastes & preferences.  INVESTMENT :  No Cost REGISTRATION :  Register today by clicking here.   Learn whatis enhancing or impeding your productivity today!

2011 146

The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #32

The Solopreneur Life

Effective marketing costs some money. You need a well-designed Web site, some business cards, professional stationery, a decent Internet connection, and some money to invest in education. I learned during the snowstorms that my FWD Kia isn’t as sure-footed in the snow as a Subaru Forester. Monday’s show is titled, “Lessons Learned From a Business Plan (a Business Plan?!)

2010 145

So, How Are Your Resolutions Going?

Productive & Organized

Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Every person, regardless of intelligence, age or education can only process a few changes at a time (if the changes are to be lasting.)   Know the Cost of Attainment. Understand the effort or cost to you in attaining the goal. Know the Cost of Non-Attainment. Learn whatis enhancing or impeding your productivity today! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 112

Is It Worth It to Go Back to School?

45 Things

That decision becomes more difficult as the average undergraduate student loan debt hits $25,000 and some jobs don''t offer better paychecks with more education. Those in a pickle because their professions demand a master''s degree but don''t see it translate into better pay are those in psychology, social work and education, she said. That''s because they can get better networking connections and more opportunities, she says.

2014 57

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

’” I know of no better resource available for getting that insider knowledge, and even the most unimaginative employer cannot balk at the cost: incredibly, these webinars are offered at no cost to the attendees! Collectively, administrative professionals are generally well-educated and represent a vast body of networked institutional knowledge about how business is done, yet are largely ignored in the endeavor to solve business pain.

2017 153

Does Your CRM System Help Your Business Grow? Interview: @batchblue

Productive & Organized

  In simple terms, a CRM tool if used correctly, can help you manage all of the communication you have with your prospects, clients/customers, people you network with, service providers and more.    For example, say you met someone at a networking meeting a year ago and had a conversation with that person.  Pamela that is great, so how can people get started and what is the cost? How to Waste Time and Lose Money Networking

2011 174

18 Ways to Create a Successful Business -- Do you know what you need to know?

Productive & Organized

Perhaps you thought you just needed to learn the skills to make you an expert in your field and "Voila"! To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to know about all sorts of things—like marketing, networking, budgeting, branding, social media, video, and so much more! Wouldn't it be great if you could find everything you needed to learn in ONE place? The classes come to you at no cost AND there'll be a 24 hour webcast replay in case you miss one.

2011 127

Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

Some examples include software design/development; product management; networking/system administration; finance; and government contracts administration. If an employer isn't offering you the salary you desire, ask for training opportunities -- either in another department, or to attend an industry event where you'll not only learn something, but make valuable professional contacts. Or, see if you can work from home at least one day a week to save on fuel costs.

2008 100

Do Bad Bosses Breed Bad Bosses?

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. If the manager insists that the budget is tight, suggest that you would pay half of the cost; this will show the manager that you are willing to invest in yourself.

2010 100

10 Freelancer Mistakes that Damage Your Success

Men With Pens

You always need to learn. You can either learn the free way through blogs and online tutorials or pay for courses to upgrade your skills. Check out Education Portal for a selection of writing courses, or if you’re a web developer/designer, check out the Tutsplus network and Lynda. That’ll cost you referrals and new clients. Today’s guest post comes to us from far, far away – at least, far away from where I live.

2010 78

Soaring with the Cloud - Free Online Virtual Summit

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Cloud computing lowers capital cost requirements, turns fixed costs into variable costs and provides small businesses the ability to easily scale their business up, and down, with demand.    Click here to learn more and register. 

2010 105

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Learning From Large Corporation CEOs | Main | The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce » June 02, 2010 CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance OK, that technology is getting more important is not new news. 

2010 134

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

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. Youve been networking your little tail off. And youve been following all the best career advice and job search tips youve read, heard, learned, and developed.

2009 109

What is Freelance Camp?

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc.   Space is generally limited and costs low.    Freelance Camp SF cost $30 and sold out.    We'll post some of our learnings from Freelance Camp later this week.

2010 110