We Understand the Challenges
Executive offices should run seamlessly, like a well-oiled machine. We aim to take PAs, EAs, Admins and Team Secretaries from good to great, so that the executive's time can be freed up to do what they do best. If all PAs in your organisation attend our training, your organisation has the right to expect their PAs to perform their duties well.
Thinking like an owner helps Assistants to anticipate the needs of their strategic partner. And because the executive’s priorities and needs are constantly shifting, it is essential that Assistants keep up with PA best practice and strive to increase their learning beyond their existing skill-set.
The Benefits of In-house Executive PA Training
In-house Executive PA training provides an opportunity for businesses to address the training needs of EAs and PAs in their organisation simultaneously. It offers training at a time and location that is convenience for the organisation and it's PAs. It also provides a forum for PAs to discuss common problems and agree strategies for moving forward.
Our in-house Executive PA training courses are presented in an interactive environment where trainees can participate in group problem solving using case studies and practical exercises. Trainees are encouraged to record ideas in an Action Plan for implementation upon return to their desk.
Personal-Assistant-Tips offers some of the best Executive PA courses on the market today. Our courses are highly rated by attendees. Some of whom travel from countries around the world to attend our publicly-held courses.
Personal Assistant training is an investment, not an expense - it is maintenance for PAs. It is prudent that executives give priority to training the PA they intend to keep so that Assistants can remain at the cutting edge of their profession and improve the quality of assistance they provide. Providing our in-house training courses will give PAs the option to catch up on PA best practice and discover new tips and strategies.
Executive PAs consistently rate our courses as “excellent”!
We Have Trained The Best
We have trained Assistants from a number of recognised companies at our open courses and in-house courses, so you're in good company. We have trained PAs from PwC, NHS, Marks & Spencer, BP, UNESCO, ING, European Training Foundation, E-On, Symantec, Provident, Roche, The Environment Agency, The Cabinet Office, Capital One, Alstom Energy, European Patent Office, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Moody’s Investors, and Legal & General, to name a few.
OUR COURSES ARE PROVEN VALUE FOR MONEY
1. You will learn from one of the best expert EA trainers in the world.
2. Our real-world approach to PA challenges will stretch your perception of PA issues and how to tackle them.
3. Our courses are uniquely high-end in quality, and exceptional value for money.
The comments below demonstrate how attendees experience our courses.
”The course was excellent. Marguerita really knows how to give resolutions and fantastic tips that will save me a lot of time and give me confidence to take on bigger challenges.”
"Fantastic, Very useful information, and concise. Can now go back to my work feeling more confident and able to do the work successfully. The teaching was delivered to a high standard."
"Excellent course. Well delivered and timely."
Thanks Marguerita for so many tips. I will certainly use in my job."
IN-HOUSE "ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PA MASTERCLASS"
(2-day EA career course)
The Advanced Executive PA Masterclass is a career course for senior Assistants who are eager to build on their strengths and challenge their weaknesses. It is, without a doubt, one of the best Executive PA training courses on the international market today. It develops useful soft skills, such as presenting, influencing, project planning and win-win negotiation, to take your Assistants’ skill-set to the next level. It also shows Assistants how to become better strategic business partners to their bosses by adopting a managerial mindset and managing their boss’s workflow more effectively. This is an interesting and enjoyable course and is consistently rated 5 out of 5 for excellence.
IN-HOUSE "PA DUTIES: MASTERING THE ESSENTIALS"
(1-day PA refresher course)
This course is for PAs that need new strategies and work-smart ideas. It comprehensively revisits core PA duties and builds on the PA's knowledge base to reveal better ways of working. It uses practical exercises, case studies, planning checklists and group discussion to refresh PA skills and show PAs how to think outside-the-box and go one step beyond the obvious. PAs will learn how to add more finesse to the execution of everyday tasks and planning. By the end of this course PAs will have an Action Plan with ideas to implement when they return to their desk. PAs at all levels find this course very useful and informative.
IN-HOUSE "UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOUR BOSS NEEDS FROM YOU"
(1-day strategic partnership)
This is a practical course that examines the Assistant’s role from the perspective of the boss. It looks at the behaviours and practices Assistants can put in place to increase communication in the working partnership. It will also increase your Assistants’ awareness of their responsibility for improving the visible success of their working relationship. It provides strategies for increasing rapport and professional confidence by teaching Assistants the best way to develop resilience. This course also discusses ideas for improving workflow, and introduces a time-saving system for managing emails.
IN-HOUSE "EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE PA PROFESSIONAL"
(Half-day PA refresher)
This half-day PA course is a cost-effective learning solution that is ideal for busy Assistants. It introduces the latest PA best practice strategies that help PAs work more productively with their boss. It shows PAs how to minimise time stealers and effectively prioritise their time. It uses practical case studies to look at ways to handle multiple demands on their time, and introduces a system for managing in-boxes that will put Assistants firmly in the driving seat. PAs will learn how to plan an event using a timeline, and will have an opportunity to discuss work-related issues during the PA problem-solving discussion.
IN-HOUSE LUNCH 'N LEARNS PA TRAINING
(Bite-sized 1.5 hour courses - each taught over a lunch period)
We have provided four cost-effective 1.5-hour training sessions for your EAs, PAs, secretaries and Admins, which can be delivered during lunch periods to groups of up to 10 Assistants, in-house at your company’s premises. You supply the sandwich lunch and we will provide an interactive session of insightful learning for your support team. Run two or thee bite-sized training sessions back-to-back or on consecutive days to enable Assistants to dip in and out as work commitments permit.
FREE 30-minute Consultation
Tell us about your Assistants' unique circumstances and we will tailor-make their training
If you are wondering how best to correct unproductive ways of working that reduce the effectiveness of your PAs, we will work with you to select the most appropriate modules for the development needs of your PAs.
In-house courses are delivered at the client’s premises or other specified location within the UK or internationally. In-house courses delivered overseas are subject to additional fees for travel and accommodation. We will train up to 8 of your Assistants per class.
FREE Follow-up Support Mentoring
Personal-Assistant-Tips provides follow-up Executive PA mentoring on an ‘Ask-a-Question’ basis for each trainee. Trainees who attend a 1-day course will receive Personal Assistant mentoring over a 3 month period and trainees who attend a 2-day course will receive mentoring over a 6 month period.
WRITING A PA TRAINING BUSINESS CASE
We have compiled some excellent suggestions to help you make a case for PA training. Please click on the link below to download, or contact us for assistance in making your case for in-house PA training.
About Your Trainer
Our EA/PA trainer is Marguerita King BSc DipPA. She is the founder of Personal-Assistant-Tips and an expert world-class trainer, Consultant EA mentor and speaker. With over 25 years’ PA experience Marguerita understands the unique challenges faced by today’s EAs/PAs. She has been described as “a PA guru” and “The Wikipedia of the PA profession”. And has developed some of the best PA/EA courses on the international market today. She is a highly effective trainer and has facilitated courses in major cities around the world - including Dublin, Johannesburg, Dubai and Shanghai. Marguerita has written hundreds of articles on PA/EA best practice for publications, newsletters, and for personal-assistant-tips.com. Her courses consistently receive a 5 out of 5 rating for excellence.
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"I highly recommend this website. It brings together all the essential information any PA/Secretary may need and is incredibly useful. A lot of time and effort must have gone into putting this together and I for one am incredibly grateful"
Linda, PA, Surrey, England
I love the easy style, packed with information set out in bite-size chunks, with good headings and excellent links. Check out the serviced apartment option - always a winner for the jaded business traveller staying awhile overseas. Travel pack list provides an excellent last-minute checklist to ensure the boss has all the essentials.
CLP Consulting, Bromley, Kent, England
ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PA MASTERCLASS
“I am really enthusiastic of the opportunity to have followed this course which gave a lot of inspiration and good and very useful tips to help out in my daily activities"
Laura, Executive Assistant, European Training Foundation – EU Agency – Turin, Italy
PA DUTIES: MASTERING THE ESSENTIALS
“The case studies were a good way to make us think beyond what we would do as standard and endeavour to go one step beyond. It also gave a good insight into how the secretary should/could be utilised.”
Alison, Admin Manager, Moody’s Investors Service, London
IN-HOUSE PA TRAINING COURSES
We can deliver PA/EA/Admin courses in-house at your premises for a very competitive price.
"Enjoyed the course very much, some excellent tips that I will definitely be using in my job."
Liz, Director's PA, Provident Financial
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