How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants.

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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. How long have you been a friend of Office Dynamics International? Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here.

5 Organisational Benefits of Managed Training Services

The Small Business Blog

As more and more companies turn to managed training services to deliver their training and development requirements, many HR & L&D professionals are wondering whether it is time that their organisation did the same. It can be a tough decision – especially when you already have a pool of highly skilled internal L&D talent which… Read the full article here: 5 Organisational Benefits of Managed Training Services on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING PIONEER, OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATES UNLIKELY 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Joan Burge is widely considered a visionary, the pioneer of administrative training and development, and a champion for the profession.

7 Ways Health and Safety Training Can Benefit Your Business

Dumb Little Man

As a business owner or manager, it is, therefore, crucial to ensure working conditions are safe and comfortable enough for maximum employee productivity. You need to ensure that your team is adequately trained on how to abide by the relevant industry health and safety practices.

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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. All of this means that we must, must, must attend training courses.

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help. Knowledge sharing will cut down time for each PA and Manager to research information.

Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 January, 2009 Training On-line Recently someone asked me a question about training on-line so I thought I would share the answer in a post. I use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training.

The Star Performer’s Secret Sauce Free Webinar Replay [assistant training for 25 years and counting]

Office Dynamics

Looking around, she saw her fellow “STAR” performers, though few and far between, were much like her—they received recognition, pay increases, and promotions, and enjoyed a premium level of respect and inclusion in the exclusive management inner circle.

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Video Training for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

First Live Video Conference Training. Thursday, May 23, 2013 we made history at Office Dynamics International. I also covered communicating with your manager or executive and the importance of daily huddles. Time Management Tips. Administrative Assistants.

Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

When I was an assistant 40 years ago we complained about not getting time with our executives; we complained about not getting enough information from our managers; we complained about not getting support for training. 1 Idea: Establish and protect regular 1:1 time with manager.

2016 202

How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. Ok, Renee is wondering how does an administrative assistant manage her manager or executive? How do you help your manager get things done?

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How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

2016 166

Suprapubic Catheter Care: Health and Bladder Management

Dumb Little Man

Do you need a guide to suprapubic catheter care and bladder management? After this is done the first time, someone who has been trained in the process, including the patient or a relative, may perform this procedure.

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10 Reasons Why Brand Training Is Important For Your Employees

Small Business CEO

Most companies provide initial orientation training, where employees learn about the company’s brand. In this article, we explain why ongoing brand training is important for your employees. Recognize your top internal brand advocates through innovative recognition programs.

Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

Small Business CEO

PRINCE2 is a process-based methodology that offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management, encompassing the management, control and organisation of a project. CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs leadership training management project management

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

If you need an international service, check that your service provider operates in all the countries on your itinerary. Knowing this information will allow you to manage your travellers’ expectations – that way, when they get a Hyundai instead of a Mercedes S-Class, they’ll understand why!

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

Office Dynamics

Limited time offer from Office Dynamics International: Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership program significantly marked down to $79 (from $249) until May 10.

7 Reasons to Outsource Employee Management

Small Business CEO

Since World War II international competition has been steadily increasing in nearly every sector. The peace of mind provided by consulting a trained individual in the complexity of employee resource management far outweighs the costs.

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Time Management Skill: Handling Interuptions Professionally – the Saying No Fallacy

Ian's Messy Desk

For years authors of books and articles about Time Management and leaders of Time Management seminars have suggested numerous simplistic, unrealistic approaches to solving the interruption problem. Use Time Management To Improve Your Life (wheelingabout.wordpress.com).

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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 reason being is that these are the months when executives, training and development departments and human resources departments start to prepare their goals and objectives for 4th quarter and 1st quarter of 2010. Here are some things you need to keep in mind: Be specific as to what type of training you want.

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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 reason being is that these are the months when executives, training and development departments and human resources departments start to prepare their goals and objectives for 4th quarter and 1st quarter of 2010. Here are some things you need to keep in mind: Be specific as to what type of training you want.

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Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

And whether you think your boss is brilliant or a bore, the fact is that you have to manage the relationship with your boss if you want to advance your career. Many of us give little thought to managing our supervisors. Supervisor recommendations carry a lot of weight when it comes to decisions about raises, promotions, training resources and even job references. Employees , consider your immediate supervisor as an important internal customers.

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Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London.

2016 137

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Working together can mean cross-training for out-of-office coverage and expansion of what the team together can accomplish that one person alone cannot do. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

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Confessions of a Micro-Manager

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 4 October, 2009 Confessions of a Micro-Manager Who would want to work for a micro-manager? Here are some reasons I think managers can get possessive: Im not sure I can trust you. I never wanted to be a manager.

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Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

If you request to attend a Training Day and they say that time away from the office is the main issue, then you need to make the conference seem as undisruptive as possible. You need to reinforce that your work is under control and manage expectations. Internal & External Training.

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Mastering Project Management - Webinar

Office Dynamics

Find the best way to manage your projects – without letting them manage you! Mastering Project Management. Business Management Daily. We all manage projects from time to time. But just because you manage a project, does that make you a project manager? True project management professionals know the steps to take – and the steps to AVOID – for perfect projects every time. Join us May 23 to discover: Perceptions of Project Management.

Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

You walk into your manager’s office to request his or her approval only to hear “no”. While teaching, coaching, and consulting with thousands of assistants nationwide, I have found that they don’t see they have to work at gaining support for training and development. Yes, I’ll get to go” or “My manager will say no.” Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. Admin Assistant Training Career Management

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Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

You walk into your manager’s office to request his or her approval only to hear “no”. While teaching, coaching, and consulting with thousands of assistants nationwide, I have found that they don’t see they have to work at gaining support for training and development. Yes, I’ll get to go” or “My manager will say no.” Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Career Management

2009 100

Press Release: Video Series for Executives Maximize the Time and Talents of Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International. . Just Released Video Series for Executives. MAXIMIZE THE TIME AND TALENTS OF YOUR ASSISTANT.

2014 174

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

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. It’s hard to believe another year is nearly over.

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The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

By Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International. It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two.

2015 223

How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Office Dynamics

For years, Joan Burge has taught Administrative Professionals how to break into the management inner circle by embracing a powerful set of professional principles. And copy of their manager. Or ask their manager if you can recognize them at a group meeting.

2016 192

Managing your Boss's Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 29 August, 2009 Managing your Bosss Inbox Nowadays our bosses are busy almost 24/7 and in order to cope they need our help managing their e-mail account. Below are some things I try to do to carry out the management of my bosss e-mail account: Meet with your executive and get on the same page on what they are expecting you to accomplish when going through their e-mail account.

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Excellent time management skills. Taking baby steps is a good way to manage a big list of “must get better at” areas.

2015 202

It's Time for Managers to Get Weird

On The Job

I feel for managers these days, I really do. Or, at least I feel for the good managers. The evil troll managers I don't really think about too much, because they're going to get theirs one day no matter what I think about them. The good managers know their people really well. That's why it's time managers got a little weird. While such a practice sounds simple, many managers wouldn't even think of such a different approach to work. Use training theater.

2009 100

Create Your Professional Development Plan Free Webinar

Office Dynamics

Upcoming professional development events at little to no cost: As Office Dynamics International celebrates our 25th Anniversary in 2015 we will offer a free webinar each month.

2015 131

5 Reasons to Attend Office Dynamics World Class Assistant Course

Office Dynamics

Joan Burge, founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International is the creator of the World Class Assistant course and has helped men and women from around the world get their CWCA designation. This course was created by Joan Burge , founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International.

2019 134

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Manager of your executive’s work life.

2016 208

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

When studying this topic, new ideas and solutions are introduced and explained, applied to one of the main projects management areas, which is the human resources management, with a structure, teamwork and leadership scheme that may represent the success factor in a given project.

The Strategic Executive Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Adam and Jan both have 20+ years experience as former high level international executive assistants. Leadership and management in the context of the EA/Business Support role. If you would like to attend The Strategic Executive Assistant training event.

2017 169

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Airport meet and greet service

Practically Perfect PA

One very lucky assistant will win a free airport meet and greet service courtesy of DiamondAir International. DiamondAir International. This post is sponsored by DiamondAir International. We have a fantastic competition for you this month!

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