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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea! Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you will learn….

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Did you know that in the United States alone, there are over 4 million jobs in the administrative field, including those for executive assistants and administrative assistants like yourself? Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. You’ll carry yourself well, have professional poise and presence.

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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 22 April, 2009 Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. ► June (3) ► May (7) ▼ April (4) New Hire Overload Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 8 April, 2009 April 22nd - Administrative Professionals Day It often amazes me that a day is set aside for our profession. Administrative professionals usually go about doing their work with little or no recognition. Is your office doing anything for Administrative Professionals Day?

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Top-performing executive assistants or administrative assistants must also be: Persuasive. In fact, you need to continually learn and grow.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

It’s no secret that admin professionals rack up tons of knowledge on dozens of office topics and that no two days are ever the same. Working as an admin professional often means working closely with leadership positions and essentially acting as project manager for the C-suite. It brings a whole new meaning to learning on the job. “ I consider the biggest perks learning by osmosis by being in the same room as Fortune 100 execs. ” – Kiyomi D. Author: OfficeNinjas.

2016 159

I am proud to be an “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT…because miracle worker is not a job title”!

Office Dynamics

I’ve been a professional assistant my entire life. As the years passed, I raised my children as a working Mom while adding new skills, learning new technologies, etc. There was obviously much more to learn. Wow, an organization that was actually focused on administrative professionals! I love the networking opportunities and coming away with actual tools that I can use in my profession.

2016 144

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

Office Dynamics

As an attendee, you will learn…. How to build, deepen, and strengthen alliances within your network. For an Admin Network – https://www.facebook.com/OfficeDynamics/. Questions from your admin peers: Administrative Professional blogs, Facebook, and Linked In resources. Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Scholarship: We will be offering a scholarship for the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence [The Revolutionary Assistant].

How to Get the Most Out of Your Upcoming Administrative Conference

Office Dynamics

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. This experience got me thinking about our own administrative conference we hold each fall and the attendee experience. Are there specific learning objectives you wish to accomplish?

2017 123

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

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. Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office or 200, joining forces with your administrative peers will contribute to greater success for your organization. Learn simplification techniques from each other. Sometimes, it is just learning the basics about peers.

2016 126

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer. Professionals hailed from a diversity of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, environmental services, education, and government integrators, with name badges showing companies like Boeing, Cisco, Duke University and Amgen.

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Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team (4/8/2015). Wow, what a fabulous April!

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Writing Meaningful Performance Goals

All Things Admin

” For many administrative professionals, this is the single hardest moment of your annual performance review. Start with Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan. Learn the Objectives of Your Executive and Organization. If these tools are available, use them!

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Learning Highlights. As an attendee, you’ll learn: Why “Superwoman Syndrome” is so prevalent for today’s working women and why it’s time to let it go. Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society. We juggle family, business demands, and social lives.

2015 132

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. Conferences for Administrative Professionals. For those of us in the training/adult learning industry, there is a difference. Webinars for Administrative Professionals.

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace collaboration, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. Here are 14 strategies taken from my flagship administrative training program, The Star Achievement Series®. It’s harmful to belittle others and diminishes your professional image. Build a wider networking circle and remain balanced in your at-work relationships and interactions.

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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. We also featured a special guest, Brenda Mason, who is a lifelong learner who holds a variety of professional designations. Is it possible to get a list of attendee email addresses to network after the webinar? We have listed each speaker and what the attendees will learn.

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OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART II: PEAK EXPERIENCE

Office Dynamics

Thursday proved to be the peak day of the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, beginning with yet another series of breakthrough plenary sessions and then culminating in the fabulous Gala Dinner. After a continental networking breakfast on the resort veranda, Peggy Vasquez kicked off the general sessions of the day with her workshop on “Creating Authentic Business Relationships.” Are YOU joining us at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence next year?

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OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

Next, Joan Burge took the stage with a strong message reminding us all why we’re really here, and how every professional can truly “Expand Your Influence.” As Joan explained, neither her career, nor this signature annual gathering, is about “training” — it’s about making work lives substantially BETTER for administrative professionals in every stage of their careers, and carving out the administrative path as a career of choice for high-performing and high-potential individuals.

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Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 October, 2008 Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro This is a guest post from JEM over at [link]. Networking Like a Pro One of the best ways to boost your career and hone your skills as an administrative assistant is to practice networking. Sometimes, its hard to know how to begin networking.

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10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network.

Looking Forward With Intention [Free Webinar for Assistants]

Office Dynamics

In the past year, we’ve expanded our global community of administrative professionals exponentially and offered more free content than ever before. 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?

2015 103

25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Office Dynamics

I was working on Office Dynamics 25 year timeline the past few days and as I journeyed through all 25 years, I realized how blessed I have been to work with tens of thousands of amazing administrative professionals and executives in every size organization and every industry. I have had to expand my thinking to meet client’s needs, participant expectations, and learn new methods and approaches to training. friendly and care, you will build networks to the universe and.

2015 184

From Possibility to Reality

Office Dynamics

I was sharing how I had started doing think tanks in our new “creative thinking space” using Compression Planning®, which sparked a conversation on helping assistants be more revolutionary, the theme Joan was planning for her 2016 Conference for Administrative Excellence. If we focused on the question, “Can we do Compression Planning with 400 or more administrative professionals?”,

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Florida here I come!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have enjoyed the teachings of most of these ladies over the years and am thrilled to be participating with them and look forward to learning from them too. Recently on Facebook on the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) page they had a question on what would be the ideal gift from your boss or coworker on Admin Professionals Day. This summer I will be presenting at the AdminPro Forum 2016 in Florida and am really looking forward to it.

2016 109

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 December, 2009 Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your New Year off with a laugh These are excerpts from a presentation I gave to my local International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapter dinner meeting.

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Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant! In the lobby, guests walked a red carpet between tall red pillars while overhead, a marquee announced Office Dynamics International’s 25th Conference for Administrative Excellence.

2018 153

Message from the Creator - Dewoun Hayes

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. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Message from the Creator - Dewoun Hayes Welcome to the Office Professionals Place! Have fun and learn from one another. At The Office Professionals Place, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important.

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Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

All Things Admin

Running your career without a strategic administrative career plan is like hopping a plane to Paris without any preparation whatsoever. Your administrative career should not be left to chance. Did you learn any new skills? • Did you learn any new software or technologies? •

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No Opportunities for Career Advancement? Do These 5 Things

All Things Admin

What do you do when you reach the highest job title for administrative support? What happens when you hit the proverbial glass ceiling and don’t have the tools to shatter it? But there are several things you can do to address the situation professionally and respectfully.

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Self Defense for Admins

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. We as office professionals need to arm ourselves with the tools to combat the day. Take a course, if you already know the basics, go to the next tier and learn at the intermediate and expert levels. Get the knowledge and tools you need to go to combat.

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How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. Network With Leaders In Your Field. Reading is perhaps your best tool for doing this.

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Oh where or where is my password?

Laughing all the Way to Work

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! I logged onto my computer last week and put in my network password, then to open my Outlook account I had to put another password in for that. Posted by Patricia Robb at 12:34 PM Labels: administrative professional , log ins , password , professional assistant Reactions: 7comments: Anonymoussaid.

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Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective. Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time? The following outlines strategies I have used to great effect in my own career to make development an integral part of my professional life.

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Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

One of my favorite aspects of attending a professional development conference is the opportunity to connect with other administrative professionals to share processes, tips, best practices and learn how they simplify daily tasks with technology. The 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence offered several sharing & connecting opportunities! How exciting is it to learn something new related to your field from someone that uses it daily?

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Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The magazine also features information on marketing, finance, productivity and updates on IT and social networking. The office Professional. The office Professional is a monthly PDF magazine featuring news, information and advise for all administrative professionals. pa-assist.com launched in 2000 and the site primarily offers help, information and resources for office professionals. Global PA Network. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

2012 162

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

These job specs were rarely used as appraisal tools for measuring progression or performance. The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. Networking – Establishing / Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships in person & online. CPD – Active learning in relation to both hard and soft skills. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures.

2015 147

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. Network With Leaders In Your Field. Reading is perhaps your best tool for doing this.

2015 100

College May Not be for Everyone, but Education is

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. The fact of the matter is that in today’s economy, acquiring additional education and training is becoming a requirement from the employer and for your professional development. Be ware online learning takes a lot of discipline and responsibility.

2009 109

A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass?

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. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass? A professional is someone who possesses distinctive qualities in a particular profession. So what do you do when your professionalism is tested?

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Where are all of the Administrative Assistants Hiding?

Office Dynamics

Surely they exist because the Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 4+ million administrative professionals in the U.S. I wonder to myself, “Do many administrative assistants and executive assistants not bring their head out of the sand? Are there really that many administrative assistants who are not interested in growing, learning, and expanding?

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Where are all of the Administrative Assistants Hiding?

Office Dynamics

Surely they exist because the Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 4+ million administrative professionals in the U.S. I wonder to myself, “Do many administrative assistants and executive assistants not bring their head out of the sand? Are there really that many administrative assistants who are not interested in growing, learning, and expanding?

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Day 3: 17th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence Special Report

Office Dynamics

Of course the hotel bellmen safely secured the bags so we hadn’t a care as we went to breakfast for more fun and networking. Joan invites executives to speak from their side of the desk and that can be enlightening to administrative professionals. I was stunned at the perspectives these executives shared with their administrative professionals. We administrative professionals are not passive. By Nancy Fraze, Reporter in the Field.

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