Getting Approved for Training

We recently received a request for Joan to write an assistant with some tips on persuading her executive to invest in her attendance at the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. We found that many of you may actually want to access these tips as well as we’re often asked for tips on getting approved for training. We’re posting Joan’s message here for that purpose.

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Thank you for your interest in our conference. We have an excellent theme for 2016, The Revolutionary Assistant.

You were asking about what you could share with your executive to talk about cost associated with conference.

My first word of advice is to not use the word “cost.” Immediately that can send a negative to an executive. Instead you want to use the word “investment” because that is what your company is doing. They are investing in education for you that they will get back from your learning and executing the good ideas you learn at our conference.

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The ability to bounce back. A look at resilience with Joan Burge.

Resilient Flower in Desert Landscape

Big Resilience

Hello, Monday Motivator fans!

I am back from my extended break of focusing on my Wellness Pillar. [Why was I gone in the first place?]

It feels good to be back in the saddle writing again after a long break while recovering from my brain surgery. Now that I am back, I want to continue with our theme for 2014 whereby monthly topics revolve around My BIG Life concepts.

For November, I have selected BIG resilience. Obviously this is something I have been focusing on and working hard at embracing the past several months. To be honest, some days I feel highly resilient and other days I do not. I have personally learned over many years, that resiliency is NOT about . . .

  • Never falling off your mountain
  • Life being perfect
  • Always being courageous

Read moreThe ability to bounce back. A look at resilience with Joan Burge.

Live Event! Don’t let yourself stay off course [or Got a nickel?]

Nancy Fraze, Reporter In The Field brings the conference sessions to you here via her event action blog. Join Nancy as she described the concepts from each session. This blog was written and posted at www.OfficeDynamics.com I must skip backwards for a moment to blog about an important concept Joan shared on Wednesday morning’s session. … Read more

Live Event! Celebrating You Announcements, Executive Perspective & Team Building Highlights

Join our Reporter In The Field as she shares her experience of the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence firsthand. This post originated at www.OfficeDynamics.com.  Following a delicious lunch with networking opportunity and the grand opening of the Office Dynamics International Boutique, we reassembled in the Summerlin ballroom for the Office Dynamics (ODI) team building event, … Read more

Live Event! Administrative Conference Kick-off Welcome Reception

What an incredible way to kick-off the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence! A dramatic entrance into the Cherry Nightclub led guests to their welcome check-point and the administrative team greeted and guided guests they had longed to meet all year through the venue and out to the beautiful poolside evening that was set up especially … Read more