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2020 185

2020 Training Opportunities for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

We offer a variety of live learning events, opportunities, and resources to increase your effectiveness. 1 Day Training, 4 Cities. In celebration of Office Dynamics’ 30th year anniversary, Joan Burge will be conducting this one-day training event at four (4) major cities near you.

2020 190

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2010 816

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.

Your Case for Training: Adult Learning Retention Statistics

Office Dynamics

I haven’t been able to find this information on adult learning retention rates until now and I’m sharing it with you! ATD stands for the Association of Talent Development, formerly called ASTD (American Society for Training & Development). For 25 years I have been teaching live workshops, seminars and training programs for executive and administrative assistants. Adult Learning Retention Statistics: Lecture – 5%.

2015 106

How To Train for a Marathon

Dumb Little Man

The truth is that anyone can complete a marathon if he or she trains properly. He only needs to have the desire, time and the right tips on how to train for a marathon. “You can run a marathon without training properly, but you won’t enjoy the experience.” Other experts, like David Whitsett, author of The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer, suggest that beginners should have, at least, five months to train. The Training. Cross Training.

2017 152

5 Trends In E-Learning You Should Know For The Coming Decade

Dumb Little Man

This year’s pandemic has accelerated e-learning from a “good-to-have” to a “must-have” option for every organization. If you’re thinking of creating a course for your company, adding new courses to your e-learning website , or just curious about what the future of online learning looks like, this article breaks down five e-learning trends you should know. Personalization of Learning Experiences. Mobile Learning. Access to training on demand.

2020 138

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. Please visit her site and learn how you can improve your writing skills.

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 3] Leveraging Learning

Eat Your Career

Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In this article, I’ll share some strategies to help you use what you’ve learned in training. Previously, I shared the importance of creating an action plan—a document that outlines the specific, incremental steps you’re going to take to implement what you’ve learned in training. This is the foundation for leveraging learning. That only happens if you apply what you’ve learned in a way that has real impact.

2017 106

Totes emosh (emotional intelligence) training

Practically Perfect PA

One of the best training courses I have attended in my career was an introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with specific training on emotional intelligence. I had heard a lot about NLP over the years and I thought it would be really helpful if both my manager and myself were learning how to use emotional intelligence at the same time. So why is “totes emosh” training (sorry, I’m from Essex) useful for assistants?

Child Neuropsychological Assessment: Its Importance in Childhood Learning Dysfunctions

Dumb Little Man

It highlights the significance of acquiring neuropsychological interpretation when children are going through learning disorders. There are several sorts of experts who conduct evaluations of children with regards to learning difficulties. However, it’s best if trained psychologists can do the neuropsychological assessments. In some cases, lack of certainty exists with the way neuropsychological assessment can increase awareness on a child’s learning issue.

2019 156

Training For Adults Can Be Fun

Office Dynamics

Something I see often in my workshops is assistants that are “afraid” to be involved in creative learning exercises and have fun in class. The post Training For Adults Can Be Fun appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2018 196

How to Create Effective Training Materials: A Quick Guide

Small Business CEO

Learning and development are essential to any business, big and small, and developing and utilizing proper training materials is extremely important. In fact, 94% of employees say they’d stay with a company longer if there was an investment in learning.

2020 60

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. We’ve posted past webinars, trainings, Facebook Fridays, and more!

2018 244

Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

But there’s one path that has been overlooked by many and that path is vocational training. Learn more about the benefits of a vocational school education from the infographic below! Source: Vocational Training HQ. The post Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success? Learning SuccessFor 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.

2019 154

7 Hacks I Learned From James Bond

Dumb Little Man

Here are seven life hacks you can learn from the master spy himself: Only Follow the Rules That Suit You. Despite all of his training, intelligence, and support, James still finds himself in a situation for which he is totally unprepared. The other thing to keep in mind about James Bond is something you rarely see on screen: training. There’s an old adage in special operations that goes “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in the field.”

2019 212

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING PIONEER, OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATES UNLIKELY 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. On Thursday, June 4 th , Office Dynamics International, a trailblazing leader in the field of training and development for administrative professionals, will celebrate its 25 th business anniversary—an immeasurable feat considering the odds stacked against it. Office Dynamics’ experience and expertise in the administrative training industry are unparalleled.

Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

MobileMonkey – You can train a chatbot like MobileMonkey to respond to frequently asked questions on your website. With Google’s application of machine learning algorithms such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) for SEO and Smart Bidding for paid marketing, how the industry works is now very much tailored to favour AI and automation. Learning with AI. Beyond the recruitment process, you can utilize AI to train staff.

2020 173

Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote

Office Dynamics

You’ll learn how to: Set up a notebook to facilitate collaboration. Please click here to learn more about this webinar or to register today ! The post Technology Training Tuesday: Collaborating in OneNote appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Organizational Skills Projects Technology Workplace Tools assistant technology training collaborating learning new tools OneNote technology for assistants technology tuesday training webina

Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team

Office Dynamics

This seems to be a hot trend, learning as a team. Here’s some advice on how you can make training for your administrative team fun. 6 Tips To Make Learning Fun & Ensure Your Team Will Remember What They Learned. This will increase the value of your training. Then build a calendar for future lunch and learn sessions where attendees can bring new information that supports that topic. How will you transfer what you learned to your workplace?

3 Life Lessons Learned from Working in a Startup

Dumb Little Man

I must say it was a journey worth venturing into – full of learning and challenges. Here are my three key learnings that I will take forward with me into future careers and personal challenges. Being in a startup is like being in a rocky boat with a storm coming your way!

2020 164

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! CLICK HERE to learn more. We are offering our flagship training program for assistants as an open-to-the-public format one time in 2019.

2019 144

6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

I have always been hungry to learn. Or I should say, once I finished high school I gained an appreciation of learning. Well, that continued as years passed and I am still hungry to learn. ” I learn from the savvy executive assistants who attend my training programs, the executives who hire me, and from anyone I come in contact with as I travel the country. What can you learn from them to enhance your own communication skills?

Corporate Training Exploding and Changing

Small Business Labs

Interesting article on Bersin by Deloitte's site on corporate training. spending on corporate training has strongly rebounded.   The reasons given by Bersin for this shift towards investing in training are: The need for specialized skills is increasing.    Companies are also shifting to online and informal training. Mobile learning is now becoming mainstream. companies

What to look for in a training room

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written this “What to look for in a training room” post for a couple of reasons. The first is that I was thoroughly depressed when I read through the search results for “What to look for in a training room”. But alas, the articles I found were mostly from training venues rather than those who use them. And the second reason was that we ran two training course last month and the training room… It was spectacular.

2016 133

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 161

Why Continual Training is Important for CEOs

Small Business CEO

However, continual training is an important part of CEO development, particularly for those who want to remain ahead of their competition. … The post Why Continual Training is Important for CEOs appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. CEO Leadership Management continuous learningThe majority of CEOs already have a number of years of personal development and experience under their belts.

2020 52

Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In one way or another, social learning has been part of our lives for a long time. During this time, we are bound to learn from our colleagues and get a chance to talk on mutual topics of interest. Nowadays companies are finding ways that would bring together social learning into the day-to-day operations that are carried out in organizations. Before we dig deeper let’s try to gain a deeper understanding of the term “social learning”. What is Social Learning?

2020 171

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

The chart below, which shows a decline in employer-provided and on-the-job training in recent decades, has been making the rounds in the economic blogs.  But given the Great Recession, it seems pretty unlikely that employer-provided and on-the-job training have done anything but decline since 2008. We believe the decline in employee training is having an interesting 2nd order effect - we think it's leading to more people having 2nd jobs. 

2015 185

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

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. I’d like to help you understand better so you can stop asking yourself “what is the difference between an administrative conference and administrative training?” When choosing an administrative conference or training, choose wisely. Skill practice – some Skill practice – ample time to practice newly-learned skills.

A Great Training Resource to Grow and Monetize Your Business

Office Organization Success

I’m a huge fan of lifelong learning and am continually investing in myself and my business through training courses and other programs … whether those are free or paid training programs! Today, I want to share a fabulous training resource with you, and one that’s free for you to attend too. Training Workshops and Products

2014 150

5 Must-Have Learning Management Systems (LMS) Features for Employee Training

Small Business CEO

Picking a learning management system for employee onboarding and training can be a stressful affair. There are more than 180 sophisticated learning management systems in the market today and each one of them offer unique features and tools to make elearning fun, engaging and productive. Yet, several legacy LMS applications do not offer comprehensive support for learning over mobile devices. Mobile learning is important for two reasons.

2017 67

Recession-Proof Your Career With Tax Training

Dumb Little Man

Learn new skills and take advantage of any job training available to you. But even if you don’t have the resources to train for one of those positions, learning to prepare taxes will always have job security. This means anyone with basic math skills can learn tax preparation and become certified with the federal government. Learn more about recession-proofing your career from the infographic below. Source: National Tax Training School.

2019 138

5 Tips to Form New Habits that Stick – Train Yourself Like a Dog

Dumb Little Man

You’ll learn Japanese. You train yourself. Just like training a dog, you have to break down the training process into steps. Just like picking a trick you want to train your dog. Learning a language? Learn one word per day. Invest in a language-learning course like Rosetta Stone. There’s one piece of advice that doesn’t really fit with the dog training theme above. You’ll work out one day. You’ll start meditating daily.

2016 217

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.

How Assistants Manage Their Workload (and all the extras, like training!)

Office Dynamics

Are you one of the many assistants who claims you can’t attend a training course or even get away for a free webinar because you’re just too busy? We’ve witnessed firsthand hundreds, maybe thousands of assistants who take the time to get away for an hour, a day and sometimes a whole week to keep learning and growing their professional skillset. Here’s how assistants manage their workload and find time for other things, like training! .

2015 196

Free Training: From Idea To Implementation

Office Organization Success

During this workshop you’ll learn: How to create the big picture vision for your business. Business Planning Training Workshops and ProductsThe Simple, 3-Step Action Plan To Grow Your Business, Get More Clients, And Create Consistent Cash Flow. As the saying goes… “If you fail to plan … you plan to fail.” ” Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 2] Retaining Information

Eat Your Career

Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In this article, we’re diving into the big question: How do you effectively capture—and more importantly, retain —learning in a professional development training program? For many professionals, training isn’t an everyday occurrence. Further, most of us never really learned how to be great students in high school or college. Sadly, a lot of people get overwhelmed when it comes to training activities. You’re in training anyway.

2017 106

Training from the Guys at Premium Web Cart

Office Organization Success

I always love learning new software and programs, and this week I’ve been taking some training from the guys at Premium Web Cart on how to use their system. One of my clients is switching from Aweber to PWC and so I needed to learn how to use this system too. If you missed my 4 key systems training earlier in the week, the replay is now available. We had a great training session, with lots of questions being asked, especially around merchant accounts vs. Paypal.

2014 147

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

Add in a growing reluctance by corporations to train their staff and the mismatch becomes even clearer. In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged.  Because of this, there's a real focus on learning. A combination of trends are driving the rapid growth of these types of training firms. The current employment picture is quite interesting.

2015 154

Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables

Office Dynamics

Fight against your fear of taking minutes and learn to do it properly and with confidence. Please click here to learn more about this webinar or to register today ! Please click here to learn more about this webinar or to register today! The post Technology Training Tuesday: Advanced Minute Taking & Excel Pivot Tables appeared first on Office Dynamics. Advanced Minute Taking Workshop. Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET.

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. Training=Instruction.

2010 285

How to Train Your Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

Over the weekend I stumbled across a video on YouTube entitled “How to Train Your Virtual Assistant” posted by a virtual assistant service company. I’ve mentioned before that although you may need to give direction and communicate clearly , there should be no need to literally train a virtual assistant. Let’s start with the word ‘train’ Employers train their employees, so simply using that term should throw up a red flag.