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Preventing Phishing With Education

Dumb Little Man

Can training employees better prevent phishing attacks from taking place? This is due to the cost of cleaning up the attack, which is also difficult and time consuming, as well as the cost of reputational damage, which can be ongoing. Unfortunately, 72% of employees report that it has gotten more difficult in recent years to spot a phishing attack, which means that better training is needed to stay on top of hackers’ latest methods.

2020 180

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. A study from EvoLLLution entitled “Lifelong Education and Labor Market Needs” found that 96 percent of employers said that continuing education improves job performance. Online Education. Non-Credit Education.

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Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder. I always say that it is extremely important for assistants to attend training courses throughout the year. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses. So what training courses would I recommend for all of these instances? IT training.

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. For example, when assistants ask me which training would be best for them between our conference and World Class Assistant Certification live course, I ask them “What are your goals?” Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events.

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. The cost of living is soaring faster than wage growth can keep up. But there’s one path that has been overlooked by many and that path is vocational training. Source: Vocational Training HQ. Learning Success

2019 160

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. Office Dynamics has a library of over 60 educational videos for administrative professionals. We’ve posted past webinars, trainings, Facebook Fridays, and more!

2018 185

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

Eat Your Career

My number one goal is to help ensure that participants get a TON of value from their training. Part 3: Leveraging Learning. After all, if you can’t get approval from your leaders to participate in training, little else matters. Of course, you’re still an adult with free will; you certainly can (and should) take part in training outside of work hours, and you can always pay for it with your own money. What are the learning objectives?

2017 165

Provide Training Without Losing Productivity

Small Business Labs

Wouldn't it be great if everyone you hired could just sit down in front of a computer and start working immediately, with no training at all?  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. They'll need to be trained from the ground up. Group Training. Individual Training.

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.

Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Training vs. Freelancing: Which One Is Best For You?

The Solopreneur Life

Will I coach, consult, train, or freelance? Value can be delivered to clients through empowering (coaching), problem-solving (consulting), educating (training), or producing (freelancing). Training teaches clients how to do something. Each training session requires clients to be present, yet it requires little client interaction. That’s why you see so much training online where the trainers don’t even interface with the trainees.) Training=Instruction.

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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 a training-industry conference and is one of the big ones. 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.

2017 121

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

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 143

Learning from Failure: How Making Mistakes Can Change Your Life

Productivity Bits

W e are often told that we should avoid failure at all costs. In an inspiring TED talk given by the human resources expert Ken Robinson, who often writes about education and the arts, Robinson discusses how our educational system has trained us to be afraid of making mistakes. Personal Development it is ok to fail learn from failure learn from mistakes lessons of failureCopyright © 2011 Guest Author. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post.

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.

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. The hub pack gives you lots of great ideas on how to set up your meeting space so that you create a fun and informal atmosphere that helps all of your hub attendees learn and engage with the content from the summit. 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 110

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. I started administrative training in a few of the companies where I worked. I started Office Dynamics in 1990, when there was no one company specializing in in-depth training for administrative professionals. There was a lack of quality, meaty training for assistants. Welcome to May!

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

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. Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost. It is very hard for small business to find the money to support training.

2015 185

Training is an Investment in Yourself That No One Can Take Away!

Office Dynamics

You might be thinking, "Well I've done pretty well for myself so far without a lot of training.". Managers are becoming educated as to what they can really expect of an administrative assistant and how to maximize that person. You have to be convinced you need and deserve training before you can persuade your manager to support your attendance at a class, seminar, workshop or conference. Tags: Admin Assistant Training

2010 109

Training is an Investment in Yourself That No One Can Take Away!

Office Dynamics

You might be thinking, "Well I've done pretty well for myself so far without a lot of training.". Managers are becoming educated as to what they can really expect of an administrative assistant and how to maximize that person. You have to be convinced you need and deserve training before you can persuade your manager to support your attendance at a class, seminar, workshop or conference. Admin Assistant Training

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How to Co-invest In Your Future

Office Dynamics

I can’t tell you the number of times people have told me they won’t attend a conference or training program if their employer will not pay for it. 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 128

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. As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills.

2012 121

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. As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills.

2012 116

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels. I have written 5 books for assistants, educated 300,000+ assistants, have worked with 70+ Fortune 500 companies, and coached 300+ executive/assistant teams. I can attest, though, that this executive assistant has never stopped learning, growing, and staying fresh. The cost is about $30,000.

2020 200

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. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Self Development #adminconf #therevolutionhasbegun Facebook Live Jasmine Freeman Joan Burge Monday Motivators The Revolutionary AssistantOur 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant. This is a video recap from Joan Burge & Jasmine Freeman.

Role Of HR Technology During The Pandemic And Beyond

Dumb Little Man

This lever between remote and on premise will keep moving in unfavourable directions, if apt HR technology is not deployed to acquire, retain, train, and manage human capital. Hence, the firm has to bear opportunity costs by putting its top-value producers in the interview panel.

2021 198

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. A four year University gives someone a “well-rounded” education, yet employers are discovering that there simply are not enough graduates who have the specialized skills needed to perform specific jobs. CEO Leadership education employees leadership training

2011 69

Invest In Yourself

Office Dynamics

The program is quite expansive and was open to 10 high-performing career women who want to learn how to Live a BIG Life, in spite of life and all its challenges. It is an intense 12 month program with lots of great learning. I anticipated there would be people who would say, “That cost is out of my reach.” Learn how to maximize the enormous potential that lies in your mind and body. Fresh experiences and learning keeps us vibrant, healthy and challenged.

2015 156

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

Once you have gotten into the above habits, it’s important to start scheduling time for a deeper dive into your professional development plan, as well as for extended training sessions. For the latter, be sure to also include time to make a personal action plan based on the training. To leverage their knowledge and advance the profession, admins must learn to collaborate in new ways. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Interpersonal Skills Self Development

2017 153

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

Here is a list of the importance of human management system: Training and Development of Employees. The training and development of employees are considered to be vital parts of a growing business. For this reason, many organizations utilize HR management software for identifying employee training requirements and building employee development programs. Reducing Business Costs. When your team grows, managing them turns into a major task.

2018 174

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 190

What You Should Know Before Becoming A Pharmacy Tech

Dumb Little Man

Pharmacy tech training is relatively short in comparison with other healthcare professions. Pharmacy techs are responsible for educating customers on dosage and side effects they may experience after taking their medicines. In a pharmacy tech program, students will learn the basic concepts of pharmacy care, how different drugs must be used, and which precautions to take with each. It is important to know that not all pharmacy tech training programs are right for you.

2018 145

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

By learning the basics of music and the piano at such an early age, I was able to build a foundation for music that lasts a lifetime. Some people wait until they are middle-aged to learn an instrument and that’s okay, too! You’re never too old to learn, as long as you have the passion and desire to do so. If you learn the basics of the piano, you’ll gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that you can use in a lot of ways.

2017 160

Why You Should Go To College and Finish

Small Business Labs

Due to high costs, high debt loads and a lack of good post graduate jobs, many are suggesting other paths. Vocational training is widely touted as a good alternative, and others suggest save the money and learn on your own.  The chart below is from the Pew Research article The Growing Economic Clout of the College Educated. There's a lot of debate around the merits of the going to college these days.

2013 135

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. You can even have access to scholarships for physical training. In a nutshell, now is the best time for education because you are not limited by anything if you have access to technology. Unless you were lucky, it was a costly affair to pursue your passion. How do you guarantee the effective use of technology?

2019 173

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Boomers may just need some additional, recurrent technology training, while millennials are willing to work hard as long as flexible hours and remote work is involved. 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. Offer Ongoing Tech Training. Designed by Freepik.

2017 111

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. You could comment that the benefits and education assistance are key points that allow you take a decrease in pay. Creating educational opportunities in any position you accept benefits your future and the company’s.

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

”) and the on-site training seminars. This piqued my interest as he outlined how cross-training helped boost employee morale and retention. So you may be thinking, “Does offering training really counterbalance a less than stellar salary?” to a few thousand dollars (still far less than most development and training for other professionals). Good: Professional Organization Membership and Continuing Education. All Things Admin Training Center.

2018 40

How to Avoid Being Named in a Fancy Hands Type Lawsuit

Tips From T. Marie

Which begs the question, how ethical is it to take advantage of a situation like the one at Fancy Hands, Fiverr, Guru, Elance and other services that so many have turned to for extremely low cost virtual services? In training virtual assistants I’ve always stressed to my students the need to remind clients of the restrictions required to be considered independent contractors. There is no standardized training either.

2015 123

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 173

How to Find a Good Mechanic in the Age of Social Media

Dumb Little Man

Auto repair shops employ multiple mechanics so taking your vehicle into the best service center in town won’t do you any good if your vehicle is assigned to a new technician in training. Mechanics learn something new every day. The more days they spend fixing cars, the more they learn about them. With that said, I’m willing to trade years of experience for pinpoint education on my particular automobile.

Blog Hopping Tour pulls into the Loosely Speaking depot

Loosely Speaking

Where do they hang out to learn or gather information? 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? For many, there is a misconception that VAs can learn all they need by asking questions on forums and listservs. A huge welcome and a big hug for Sharon Williams , president of 24-Hour Secretary!

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