CREATOR & EVENT HOST | FOUNDER & CEO OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL
Joan Burge is known as the red-lipstick-wearing “Rock Star” of administrative and executive assistant training and a successful entrepreneur who created a unique niche in 1990 by founding a training company that would uniquely provide sophisticated, robust educational programs and information to administrative professionals.
Joan is an accomplished author (8 books), professional speaker, consultant and corporate trainer. She is the creator of The Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence™; World Class Assistant™ Certification course; Star Achievement Series® Certification and Designation course; 30+ customized workshops, 200+ educational videos, 150+ articles and nearly 1,000 blog posts for executive and administrative assistants.
Her company, Office Dynamics International, is a global industry leader which offers a broad range of solutions and provides high-performance, sophisticated executive and administrative assistant training and coaching. One thing is clear: Executive assistants, their executives, HR business partners, administrators, and managers have come to rely on Office Dynamics International, because “only Joan is Joan.”
Joan Burge is an original; the foremost expert in the demanding field of management support. She put in the hard work and high investment required to earn the reputational excellence and uncompromising trust of leaders in business. She illuminates through her empowering teaching, building better work relationships between executives and their assistants.
Joan’s never-ending quest to provide top-notch educational programs has earned the respect of premier clients like Cisco Systems, AT&T, Kindred Healthcare, The Boeing Co., Humana Inc., Sunoco, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide Insurance and Chevron.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | Noon – 1:00 p.m. PT
Welcome - How to Maximize Your Virtual Conference Experience
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT
Wisdom and Wine
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PT
2020 and Beyond; ODI’s 30th Year Anniversary
Thirty years ago, Joan Burge founded Office Dynamics. The goal was to provide the administrative assistant community with incredible training, tireless advocacy, and a clearly defined path to success. Joan’s vision and leadership has served this community for three decades. She’s remained a force of nature by always keeping an eye on the horizon. This year, she invites you to become a part of this prestigious history and to blaze your own trail too!
In this welcome session, we will discuss:
- Preparing for the future of our industry
- Keeping an eye on workplace trends
- Being proactive, not reactive
- The skills you need for today and tomorrow
- How to be successful in an ever-evolving industry
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Embracing the Future with an Eye on the Past: Joan and Teresa’s Story
What does the future look like? No one can say for sure, but we know that we can best prepare for it by becoming students of the past. Take for example Joan Burge and Teresa Peters, who have been friends for more than thirty years. Inspired to move her industry forward in 1990, Joan created a “first of its kind” space for stellar, top-level assistants. The elite Star Achievers group was born. Teresa was the first official member. Their passion, hard work, and influence have continued to shape the industry ever since.
In this session, we will cover:
- Teresa’s journey from Executive Assistant to President
- Being a catalyst for change
- Being fearless
- Thinking outside the box
- The power of collaboration
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. PT
Let’s Get Serious: Intentionally Marketing Your Assets
Gone are the days where a quickly constructed resume is enough to tell your story. Your story is so much more than a sheet of paper! Joan Burge and Gillie Watson will teach you how to constantly cultivate and creatively communicate your personal brand. This isn’t just about getting a new job! Your brand spans a growing space including digital, social, and professional forums.
In this session, you will learn how to:
- Define and create your brand
- Market yourself
- Use every platform to your advantage
- Avoid common traps
- Demonstrate your capabilities
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 10:40 – Noon PT
Enjoy the Journey Through 2020 and Beyond
Does this “new normal” feel abnormal to you? Are you tired of the uncertainty and disappointment? Do you feel isolated, frustrated, and stressed? You are not alone. The Covid Pandemic has thrown many curve balls our way. It is time to catch those balls and throw them right back.
Join Joan and Julie in this impactful conference close as they walk you through techniques that will help you sustain and maintain; survive and thrive – enjoying the journey through 2020 and beyond.
- Level Up – challenge yourself and your skills; find the opportunities; creativity
- Connect – support; resources; collaborate; laugh and have fun; inner circle
- Honor and respect others
- Self-management – personal responsibility; E+R=O; limit the inputs and monitor your outputs
- Positive self-talk
- Communication – live it out loud and courageously
- Realistic optimism – grounded in reality; acceptance; resiliency
- Gratitude – remain in the moment with staying power
- “Corporate Athlete” – feed your mind, body and soul
- Joan’s Five Pillars
What will the future look like for you? It depends on the actions you choose to take!