In this free webinar Joan Burge dives right into the important skills that any administrative professional needs to embrace to become an exceptional self-leader.
Our team recently had the opportunity to fly to Orlando, Florida and participate in the inaugural Admin Pro Forum event hosted by our friends at Business Management Daily. We always enjoy traveling together and our opportunities to do so are few and far between.
I really love attending events for the administrative profession. It’s a great chance to network and show our support for the profession.
The administrative community forms bonds quickly and tightly. I’ve built an outstanding network around the world with professionals at all levels through attending events like this one. I also know many assistants who have done the same and have thriving administrative networks today along with much career success.
While in Orlando we thought it would be fun to record a few Facebook Live posts while we were at the event. We hope you enjoy these videos of our event recaps each day; you can find them embedded in this post below. We hope to see you at an event in the near future! [Read more…]
Dear Joan & Jasmine:
Since I picked up your book “Who Took My Pen…Again?!” in 2013, Office Dynamics has changed my life!
I’ve been a professional assistant my entire life. I entered my career, in 1981 with no more than a pleasant personality, a sense of style and the ability to type quickly. As the years passed, I raised my children as a working Mom while adding new skills, learning new technologies, etc. I experienced a few bumps in the road but felt fairly secure that I was good at what I did and had all the skills necessary to be successful.
After reading your wonderful book, I realized I was gravely mistaken. [Read more…]
Are assistant certification courses necessary?
At Office Dynamics, we are noticing a tremendous amount of interest in executive assistant certification or administrative assistant certification courses or programs. We regularly see interest in our certificate-based designation programs, World Class Assistant Certification program or our Star Achievement Series Certification and Designation curriculum. This proves assistants are getting serious about their career and training and HR departments are valuing continued education for this role.
More and more, administrative professionals are asking my opinion on having a certification. I hear questions like, “Will this give me an advantage in the workplace?” “Will I get more money with a certification?” “Is certification for the administrative profession becoming a requirement in the business world?” [Read more…]