Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

ProAssisting Blog

I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern. Basically, we believe, interns and internships rock and that anyone in college (and even high school) should be interning during summer breaks and potentially during semesters when they have a break in their schedule.

Why Your Small Business Must Have an Internal Employee App?

Dumb Little Man

An internal employee app is a great way for organizations to engage with their employees. An internal employee engagement app would be effective in doing this. With an internal employee app, employees are encouraged to use their phones at work to access the app.

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Is Internal or External Management Training Best for your Business?

Small Business CEO

Without employees, your business would not be the great asset it is today, so it’s important that you focus on continuously training them to develop their skills, encourage career development, and grow your business. Management management training

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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.

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. 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.

International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

And therefore, I am writing today – International Women’s Day (IWD). Observed annually on March 8 since 1911, International Women’s Day is a day put aside to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, and take action. Sunday, March 8.

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Office Dynamics International Celebrates 30 Years of Inspiring Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

administrative training and development. This industry has come a long way since 1990 when administrative-specific training was unheard of. There is a sea of information available today and more people getting into the administrative training business—but all are not equal.

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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.

5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees

Dumb Little Man

Train your workers to pause and analyze situations before responding to such emails. Most businesses depend on emails daily for both external and internal communications. Carry out training for your employees to avoid opening unfamiliar links on the internet or from sources that seem suspicious. The post 5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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7 Ways Health and Safety Training Can Benefit Your Business

Dumb Little Man

You need to ensure that your team is adequately trained on how to abide by the relevant industry health and safety practices. Read on to find more about how providing your staff with Workplace Health and Training (WHS) can benefit your business. If your staff personnel are well-trained on procedures for safeguarding themselves and their colleagues from risks to their health within the workplace, workplace-related health issues are less likely to occur.

2019 146

Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics

We recently posted a blog that listed free training sources we provide; 6 Free Training Sources for Administrative and Executive Assistants. At Office Dynamics, it is our goal to elevate the level of the administrative profession through knowledge and training but that got us thinking, “What else can we do?”. The post Administrative Training Sources – Friends of Office Dynamics appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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. Put every PA on a shared distribution list and ideally a closed SharePoint site for sharing information such as training & seminars. Decide on a future plan whether it be further CPD training, a yearly face to face conference etc.

A Guide to Internal Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

in references to time (“The next train is at 1:35”). Original post: A Guide to Internal Punctuation. This post outlines the functions of punctuation marks employed within a sentence: the comma, the semicolon, the colon, and ellipses. Comma. A comma performs a number of functions, including. setting off elements of a list (“I’m going to order soup, salad, and an entrée”).

International Virtual Assistant Day 2009

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs International Virtual Assistant Day 2009 Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:39 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant While you may already have seen, heard, read or otherwise somehow found out that the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) scheduled for May 14-16 has been postponed and rescheduled to October 1-3, 2009!

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Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work?

Office Dynamics

Do you have an internal admin site where you work? An internal admin site is the main company site with all the links that admins find useful for their jobs centralized in one place. The post Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work? appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training.

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New Training and Resources to Office Dynamics in 2019

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International is the global industry leader in the development and presentation of sophisticated executive and administrative assistant training, coaching, and resources. It is known that we offer a broad range of training, education, peer to peer networking, but this year we are adding even more to our catalog of resources! We are offering our flagship training program for assistants as an open-to-the-public format one time in 2019.

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All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. 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.

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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.

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. To participate, organizations had to submit application materials describing why the training is needed and pledging leadership support.

Is an Intern Really Better than a Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

I recently stumbled across a tweet that read: “Interns are actually way better than virtual assistants”. As a disclaimer, I actually do believe that there are times when an intern fits a need better than a VA, so the contents of this post are not meant to disrespect interns in any way, shape or form. Are some interns better than some virtual assistants? Are some situations better suited to an intern than a virtual assistant?

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

Office Dynamics

As a result of Joan’s question and observations, Office Dynamics was born, and our flagship training program for administrative assistants (The Star Achievement Series) quickly became a globally recognized game changer. In celebration of the 25 th Anniversary of Office Dynamics International, Joan Burge is pulling back the curtain and revealing the 25 critical attitudes, behaviors, habits, characteristics, and skills required for excellence in the administrative profession.

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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 plan to create an online training program for administrative assistants this summer from this 3-hour workshop but will break it up into 8 or 9 short segments. We offer live and online (via telepresence) training for administrative and executive assistants Administrative Assistants. with Joan Burge, CEO, Office Dynamics. "It''s

How to Train Your Subconscious to Work With You to Reach Your Wildest Dreams

Stephanie LH Calahan

  I call that optimizing your internal operating system.   Optimizing your internal operating system, your subconscious, changes that. Great Tool I've Found to Optimize My Internal Operating System. The trick with optimizing your internal operating system, your subconscious, is that it has to happen on the subconscious level.  my internal operating system) into everything I wanted it to do for me. 

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Why Invest in Training Your Staff?

Small Business CEO

Without a proper plan in place including a strategic budget for employee training, organisations can’t keep pace with the competition and the constant need for transformation; their strategies will falter and their profits will vanish. Think of it this way, training people is akin to continually upgrading the most valuable component of any company. … Human Resources staff training

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5 Olympic Training Secrets That Will Make It Impossible For Your Competitors To Keep Up With You

Dumb Little Man

Below are 5 scientifically proven Olympic training secrets you can use to become twice as productive as your competition. All Olympic athletes work with expert coaches and mentors who provide them with feedback and guidance on their training. Getting up at the crack of dawn every day, training hard for years and years and years, and making numerous other life sacrifices is not easy. Olympic athletes inspire and awe us. They are the greatest athletes in the world.

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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. Training On-line 10 Things = Frustration "Mom, I'm sick!" Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Everything You Need to Know About an Architecture Intern and Future Architectural Roles

Small Business CEO

Who is an architectural intern? An architectural intern is a trained person who has the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to help in an architectural office before they have received their degree. The internship is a necessary course undertaking that requires an individual to experience industrial training, which is entirely different from the theoretical training.…

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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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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. Your employees will feel greater loyalty towards your brand and feel more involved when you personally train them on your brand. Don’t leave the training entirely to videos and slides; be in the room, and motivate your staff with your enthusiasm and passion for your brand.

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Internal customer service counts too

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Internal customer service counts too Cheryl April 22, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service , Proactive 1 Comment Everyone has a customer whether it be outside or inside of the company, and morale, productivity, and employee retention improves when we are able to properly facilitate internal customer service. Internal customer service provides our coworkers within our company information or services.

Do Not Disturb - Training In Progress

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Do Not Disturb - Training In Progress By The Professional Assistant on Friday, January 18, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Meetings , Productivity D o you get staff members coming to you for all sorts of questions? If you are on a training course via your computer (WebEx) and listening in to the presenter, you want your full attention on the seminar or workshop that you are attending at your cubicle.

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The Best Assistant Learning Resources

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1990, we have provided rich resources for administrative professionals around the world. As you can imagine, we have covered thousands of assistant-focused topics over the decades.

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Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

Small Business CEO

In addition to being used as a widely-used standard for effective project management internationally, it also takes the form of an official certification for accredited project managers across a wide range of sectors. Of course, it’s important to invest in PRINCE2 training and certification, as this gives individuals and teams the understanding of the methodology. CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs leadership training management project management

25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Office Dynamics

When I reflect on 25 years of teaching, training, prodding, pushing and stretching assistants and executives, I realize how much I have also grown. I have had to expand my thinking to meet client’s needs, participant expectations, and learn new methods and approaches to training. Welcome to June! While I don’t like the fact that 2015 is passing quickly, I am eager to welcome June because this is the official month of Office Dynamics 25th Year Anniversary.

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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. 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. As an attendee, you will learn….

How to Create an Internship Program for Your Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

While the majority of businesses make no promises about offers of employment following internships, it’s not surprising that many companies opt to hire student interns to more permanent positions after spending a semester training them. Of course, the rules and regulations for such job types will vary by state, but generally speaking you can expect to find that unpaid interns have serious limitations when it comes to the hours they can work and the tasks they may complete.

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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. When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. There is strength in unity.

2016 124

Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Week Career Management Self Development Trending Uncategorized #adminblogathon #ownit accountab engaged employees Executive Secretary Live Jasmine Freeman London Office Dynamics International own your story presence quote

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Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

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. If you really believe this training will help you professionally or even just rejuvenate your enthusiasm about your career, realize it may take three or four attempts to convince your manager. Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. You know the scenario.

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Gain Support from Your Executive for Training & Seminars

Office Dynamics

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. If you really believe this training will help you professionally or even just rejuvenate your enthusiasm about your career, realize it may take three or four attempts to convince your manager. Know exactly what you want to accomplish by attending the training or conference. You know the scenario.

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Why Leaders Need to Train Like Elite Athletes

45 Things

They play more than 160 regular-season games a year, and that doesn''t take into account playoffs, spring training and playing in other games held around the world. A recent Development Dimensions International, HR.com and the Institute for Human Resources survey finds that nearly 3 in 5 respondents report that poor top leadership has led to increased leader and team member turnover almost two-thirds report it has led to lower productivity.

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. Internal & External Training. Support for an Internal PA Network. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events. This eventually enabled me to then request paid internal and external training.

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