The Best Assistant Learning Resources

Office Dynamics

That is… Admin Assistant Training Workplace Tools assistant learning programs conference for assistants free learning program for assistants free training for administrative assistants free webinar for executive assistants ODI 30th Anniversary workshops

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Resilience Training: 4 Tools to Help You Persevere

Success

In entrepreneurial pursuits, they take on setbacks as challenges from which to learn, grow, and win. But it requires resilience training. Real mindfulness can be learned. Train and discipline your inner voice as you would an unruly pet.

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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%.

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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.

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.

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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.

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?

NEW! OneNote 2016 Training Series

All Things Admin

NEW 3-Part LIVE Training Series Starts May 12! Learn how to use OneNote 2016 to work more efficiently, increase productivity, and collaborate more successfully. For admins, keeping track of all of the details is essential! .

2016 52

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 109

NEW! Systems and Procedures Training Series

All Things Admin

NEW 3-Part Training Series Available On Demand! Learn the five steps to mapping out your systems. Do you have procedures for daily tasks documented for easy reference and cross training? During this session, you’ll learn: The purpose of forms, templates, and checklists.

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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

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?

2016 132

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?

2015 108

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

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.

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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

How to Build a Business Case for Training Requests

All Things Admin

Requesting Training and Professional Development Support from Your Employer. But when that training comes with a large price tag, it’s often out of reach. Find out as much as you can about the training you’re requesting. Will the training take place on company time?

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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.

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 learning

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10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters For Your Search Agency

Recruit CRM

Recruiters are often known as the "source of hiring", but as a recruitment agency, your search for the perfect candidate can only go as far as how well trained your recruiters are. 10 Things To Keep In Mind While Training Recruiters In Your Agency 1.

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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! 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.

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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. “Laughter has been shown to increase our pain threshold, reduce blood-sugar levels, boost glucose tolerance and increase blood flow to vital organs.” If that is not enough reason to laugh and play, then how about because it’s fun and relieves stress?

2018 132

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. With over 300 videos, our YouTube channel is the largest collection of training and educational content that Office Dynamics has to offer. We’ve posted past webinars, trainings, Facebook Fridays, and more!

2018 162

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.

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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 157

Get More From Your Learning! Strategies to Make Professional Development More Effective

Eat Your Career

Perhaps you attend training webinars and online classes; maybe you read books and listen to podcasts. Learning opportunities are prevalent, and you want to take advantage of them all! More importantly, how do you actually implement the learning?

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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 174

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 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 175

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.

2014 116

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 152

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.

2019 129

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?

Solutions for Online Learning In a Collaborative Space

Office Dynamics

Before I even could give a response, the other assistants in the room began to chime in with their solutions to this problem of the collaborative work space harming the continued learning and development of the administrative professional. Solutions For Online Learning In A Collaborative Space From Other Assistants. Do you have any tips for watching webinars or online learning programs during the workday? Assistants, Don’t Let Collaborative Work Space Stop Your Education.

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.

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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 152

The Advantages of Using LMS Platforms For E-Learning

Small Business CEO

A learning management system is basically a software program for the management, instruction, documentation, scheduling, tracking, assessment, automation, and distribution of online learning courses, educational applications, or training and development programs.

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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 169

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.

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.

More VA Training Options

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs More VA Training Options Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm // By: // Category: Virtual Assistant Resources Nina Feldman , Nina Feldman Connections , and I have talked often in recent months about the need to identify quality training options for Virtual Assistants at various points in their careers. Certainly, training options abound, and here’s a link to some.

What learning method do you prefer? Webinar or Podcast

Office Dynamics

We’re curious, do you prefer learning via a webinar or podcast? The post What learning method do you prefer? Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Workplace Tools learning resources for assistants podcast webinarWe’ve been having a great time with you this year as we introduced free monthly webinars. Don’t worry, we aren’t doing away with the webinars but we wonder if adding a podcast in the future would be something that you would use?

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How a Learning Management System Can be Used For Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Learning Management System or LMS refers to software that assists in managing all the learning and teaching processes for any business. Many users can be confused if they should use LMS vs LCMS (Learning Content Management System).

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