Top 5 Reasons to Attend The Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence

Executive Assistants and Administrators Choose Joan Burge’s “Event of Distinction” and Office Dynamics International   We’re preparing our 22nd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. Yes, 22 years! We’ve build a credible reputation over this time and host and event that assistants love to attend for their learning and development. Here are 5 reasons why assistants … Read more

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

This article is part 3 of our conference recap . . . click here for Office Dynamics Conference Recap part 1 and part 2.

After another delicious breakfast on the resort veranda overlooking the pool and the striking red rock mountains to the West, the morning plenary session of our final day of the conference opened up with a video montage highlighting some of the extraordinary moments from the Havana Nights Gala, generating laughs and smiles all around.

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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. The training, speaking, coaching and writing Joan devotes herself to, as well as this conference itself, is how she achieves those goals. Ultimately, our progress hinges on the quality relationships and authentic connections we make together, and whether we can implement what we learn.

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What’s the difference between teamwork and collaboration?

Did you know that teamwork and collaboration are different? They are both very necessary skill sets but many don’t understand the difference between the two. In fact, collaboration is quickly becoming a required competency of administrative professionals. Joan shares more on the difference in this video.   We’re seeing this interesting comparison more and more!  When … Read more

Not All Administrative Conferences Are Created Equal

All administrative and executive assistant conferences are not created equal. Today, you have many options when it comes to selecting an administrative conference. While they may look very similar at first glance, the experience and depth of knowledge can be very different. When you are deciding which administrative conference to attend, you need to do … Read more

Bigger Conferences Aren’t Necessarily Better

This week I am attending a very special 5-day learning event in Nashville, TN. It is Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Program. I am very excited because I get to be the student this week. Usually, I am the teacher. The person conducting the full-day administrative workshop or hosting our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. I just … Read more