4 resources to be a better administrative professional

 
Administrative Professionals Day is coming up on April 26, but we celebrate your hard work and dedication all year long. After all, YOU are the person everyone turns to for everything from schedules to sensitive client information to the best project management tool, restaurants, rideshare apps, IT person … you get the idea. You are the glue that keeps it together. You are more than capable. And you get it done. Every time.
 
Which is why we’ve pulled together some resources that make it easier to stay proficient, be indispensable and generally save the day.  
 

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) 

Check out their 16-week Leadership Academy that includes in-person learning, small group mentoring, coaching calls and an online discussion forum for professionals just like you. As a member, meet up with other admins and faculty for the IAAP Summit (July 22-25, 2017 in New Orleans), or tap into their rich online resources, including eBooks, webinars, assessments and certifications.
 

Lynda.com

It’s been around for 20 years, but chances are you may not have heard of Lynda.com, an online learning platform for anyone to learn business, software, technology and creative skills.
 
Lynda.com is part of LinkedIn (another great resource for networking) and is chock full of tutorial videos from industry experts from around the globe.
 
We love the Project Coordinator learning path, filled with gems like Project Management Simplified, Leading Productive Meetings, Note-Taking for Business Professionals, and Solving Common Project Problems.
 

Pinterest

Yes, that Pinterest. We did a search for Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals and came up with countless boards, filled with everything from organizational and IT hacks to the top apps for admins and great infographics you can share with your team.
 

PracticallyPerfectPA.com

This free online resource originates in the U.K. but has universal appeal for personal assistants, EAs, office assistants and administrative professionals.
 
The site includes interesting day-in-the-life features, technology of the week profiles, as well as helpful advice, resources and tools to keep your skills sharp, your mind engaged and your career satisfying.
 
You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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