- This event has passed.
Today’s PA -The Assertive Assistant – Online
October 5 @ 1:00 pm - October 6 @ 4:30 pm
One event on August 3, 2021 at 1:00pm
One event on October 5, 2021 at 1:00pm
What will I learn on the Assertive Assistant?
This Assertive Assistant course involves building up your self-esteem and sense of self-worth so that you see yourself not just as the assistant to an important person but as an extension of that person’s management style and vision.
As a PA, you ‘plough a lonely furrow’ at times. Your position is unique: you work closely with and have the ear of someone important and influential, yet you occupy a relatively junior place in the hierarchy. The orbit in which you move makes colleagues keep their distance and be on their guard about what they say in your presence in case it gets back to your manager, possibly to their detriment. So it’s hard to establish the friendly interpersonal relationships that allow office workers to work effectively together.
It’s a bit like being a royal consort – all the glory, but no power. Sometimes, however, you need some of that power to rub off on you, because today’s senior executive expects you to be able to act as a proxy and delegate accordingly.
These days, today’s PA needs to be more of an executive associate. We will help you acquire the confidence and assertiveness to be the assistant your manager needs. As a result, you will feel much more comfortable with asking colleagues to carry out tasks that advance the objectives of the organisation. You will begin to share your manager’s ‘big picture’ outlook, rather than the more limited horizons of the traditional secretary-based PA.
This 1 Day Course is delivered online and is split into 2 half days.
11 – 12 May 2021, 1.00-4.30pm GMT
3 – 4 August, 2021, 1.00-4.30pm GMT
5-6 October 2021, 1.00-4.30pm GMT
For more information click HERE.
Today’s PA has been voted Best Assistant Training Provider in the UK six years running in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 at PA Voice Awards🥇
This course is endorsed by the Institute of Administrative Management (IMA).