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The Executive PA's Senior Development Programme

The executive PA holds a key position of influence and a powerful partnership with the senior management team. Success in this role has a direct effect on the success of executive operations. The executive PA who understands the role and pressures of management and even thinks like the leadership team will achieve improved performance, outstanding results and respect from superiors and the executive team. Equally importantly, the executive PA has to develop a new mindset and approach to respond quickly and flexibly to continual changes in the business environment, technology, and changing personnel in order to manage the demands on them, get maximum role satisfaction, and ensure their sustainable career development.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly interactive course is designed to empower ambitious individuals who are looking for ways to enhance their performance, broaden their role and develop the managerial aspects of their position. With the help of practical exercises you will get tools for managing yourself, your subordinates and your boss more effectively. Our experienced trainer will advise you how to improve your confidence, assertiveness and communication skills and become more effective and productive in your role

Who should attend?

Ambitious PA’s and secretaries who are confident in their current position who wish to be more proactive, grow in their position and take on more management responsibility.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Defining and Developing the Role
• The executive PA – your vital partnership with management
• Defining the responsibilities and authority of your role
• Identifying ways of broadening your role and creating opportunities to increase your responsibilities
• Developing the managerial aspects of your role – essential management skills
• Planning for development – identifying and overcoming barriers to your success
• Finding and working with a mentor
Practical exercise: Your skills and value pyramid

Effective Communication
• Interacting with others and networking for success – getting yourself seen and heard
• Developing and advancing your relationship with your manager/director
• Improving your communication skills – negotiating, influencing, persuading and delegating
Practical exercise: Assess your influencing style

Developing Confidence
• Trusting your initiative and judgement
• Saying “no” constructively
• Prioritising and communicating the demands of different parties
Practical exercise: Improving your assertiveness

Developing and Improving Key Skills
• Practicing effective time management skills
• Concentrating, thinking, listening and making decisions under pressure
• Presenting your views and ideas effectively in meetings and to management
• Problem solving tools for managing difficult situations and people
Practical exercise: Going beyond your comfort zone

Getting Results
• Benefiting from key motivation techniques – motivating yourself, your subordinates and your boss
• Achieving results through others
• Managing stress and pressure that comes with change and challenge
Practical exercises: Applying motivation techniques

Action planning
• Measuring your performance based on objectives, standards, responsibilities set and achieved
• Preparing for your appraisal
Practical exercise: Your learning journal

Benefits to you

• Creating opportunities for your personal development and accepting the challenges when they arise
• Managing yourself, your subordinates and your boss more effectively
• Improving your confidence, assertiveness and communication skills
• Developing key tools to become more effective and productive in your role
• Managing the stress and pressure in an increasingly challenging environment
• Networking with your peers from across industry and benefiting from group feedback

Companies already benefiting include:

Managing yourself, your subordinates and your boss more effectively

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

28th & 29th September 2017, London, PT3559
30th November & 1st December 2017, London, PT3560

 

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