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Advanced Management Skills for EAs & PAs

3-day training course: Understand how your role as Executive Secretary, PA, Administrator or Office Manager contributes to organisational success

Melbourne | 13-15 November 2019
Sydney | 26-28 November 2019

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Discover practical tools and techniques that will help you manage your workload and relationships more successfully and improve productivity
  • Explore strategies to reduce conflict and learn to deal effectively with difficult situations and people
  • Provide a high level of administrative support by enhancing your ability to manage change, plan and coordinate workflow, and build an effective team
  • Understand how Emotional Intelligence underlies our self-awareness, empathy, leadership and resilience
  • ‘Do more with less’ – adopt continuous change and effectively collaborate to transform and optimise individual and team performance


Course Overview

This Advanced Management Skills for EAs & PAs course focuses on equipping you with the necessary professional skills required to do your job effectively, contributing to your own, your boss’s and your organisation’s success. During this course you will work through a series of discussions, demonstrations and case studies that will enhance your learning experience and show in detail how to optimise your ‘best practice’ PA management skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how your role as Executive Secretary, PA, Administrator or Office Manager contributes to organisational success
  • Build an effective work team
  • Plan and coordinate workflow and productivity
  • Become a change champion and manage change effectively
  • Interact with people in ways which reinforce positive working relationships
  • Manage personal emotions and stress
  • Manage conflict, difficult situations and people, with ease
  • Deliver presentations to small groups with maximum effect
  • Recruit, select and induct new staff who will work effectively with your team


Who Will Benefit

The course is suitable for administrative professionals in all industries who lend secretarial support or manage an office environment, or work as a personal assistant within the organisation, including:

  • Office Managers
  • Executive PAs
  • Senior Office Administrators
  • Management Secretaries
  • Executive Secretaries
  • Executive Assistants
  • Senior Secretaries
  • Department Co-ordinators
  • Personal Assistants
  • Office Administrators
  • Project Managers and Secretaries


Packages Price
3 Day Training 2019$2595$2495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
  • Special rate $1,996 per person when you book for four or more participants, please call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email to take advantage of this offer.


Location, dates & pricing

Melbourne | 13-15 Nov 2019
Super Early Bird rate: $2,295 + GST (Save $300). Use code P19GC15ME02. Expires by 04 Oct 2019.
Early Bird rate: $2,495 + GST. Expires by 25 Oct 2019.
Standard rate: $2,595 + GST.

Sydney | 26-28 Nov 2019
Super Early Bird rate: $2,295 + GST (Save $300). Use code P19GC15SY02. Expires by 18 Oct 2019.
Early Bird rate: $2,495 + GST. Expires by 08 Nov 2019.
Standard rate: $2,595 + GST.


Jacqueline Klauer


Jacqueline is a very positive trainer who goes to the depth of the subject by providing examples and sharing her personal experiences. We gained a lot via group activities and individual sessions.
NSW Department of Education

Jacqueline took the time to explain things and talked through the issues we were experiencing. It was very tailored to the personalities of the group.
Executive Assistant, Alfred Health

Trainer was knowledgeable, interactive, active listener, approachable and friendly. Excellent training course.
Personal Assistant, ACT Health

Jacqueline is a great trainer and I really enjoyed those 3 days.
Business Manager, NT Music School

Course Outline


The Role Of The Executive Secretary/PA

  • Key functions of your role
  • Self assessment

Leadership And Office Management

  • Your leadership style
  • Factors that influence leadership in the organisation and in the office
  • Ways in which you can influence your team
  • Leadership models – situational leadership, transformational leadership and results-based leadership
  • Why networking is critical to your success

Communicating For Results

  • Why are effective communication skills important?
  • What is communication?
  • The communication process
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Skills for effective communication, persuasion and influence
  • Listening – the key to communication success
  • Feedback
  • Assertion
  • Building relations and trust

This session incorporates a fun and an effective questionnaire titled “What’s My Communication Style?” Understanding your communication style is an important first step in learning how to communicate effectively with others. This questionnaire will give you a new insight into how you communicate every day.



Interpersonal Relations And Motivation

  • Motivating your team
  • Motivation theories
  • Motivating for performance
  • The importance of goals and objectives
  • Coaching your team

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a combination of self-management and social skills that can transform and optimise individual and team performance. The construct of Emotional Intelligence defines how effectively you perceive, understand, reason with and manage your own and others’ feelings. When applied to your work, EI involves your capacity to think “intelligently” with your own and others’ emotions to intentionally and efficiently deliver individual and organisational outcomes.

  • Understand the concept of “Emotional Intelligence”
  • Understand why high self-awareness is the basic building block of EI, and how low selfawareness can handicap your actions
    • Explore critical research findings about EI
    • Appreciate how EI impacts your life generally, and your ability to support your boss and team
  • Learn the five key domains of Emotional Intelligence
  • Consider your own current level of EI across these domains
  • Develop skills that help to build your emotional awareness of yourself and others
  • Embed emotionally-intelligent behaviour in your roles
  • Learn how to coach others to better understand EI

Managing Work

  • Time management/self management
  • Managing stress
  • Goal setting
  • Priority management
  • Becoming a Quadrant II time manager
  • Dealing with time wasters
  • Maximise effectiveness by managing meetings
  • Delegate for maximum effect

Problem Solving And Decision Making In The Modern Office

  • Barriers to decision making
  • The six-step problem solving process



Managing Change

  • Change as a constant in today’s workplace
  • Steps for successful change
  • Managing loss
  • Stages of change
  • The change management checklist

Effective Selection And Recruitment Techniques

  • How to collect information about a job and analyse a position?
  • Writing a position description
  • Writing a person specification
  • Advertising for the job
  • Reviewing applicants
  • Skills for effective interviewing
  • Bias-free selection procedures
  • Induction and orientation of the new team member

Managing Conflict

  • What is conflict?
  • Finding an appropriate conflict management style
  • Mapping and defining conflict
  • Appropriate assertiveness and empathy
  • Dealing with anger in yourself and others
  • Pathways to influence
  • Appropriate negotiation techniques

Summary, Review And Action Planning

Where to go from here? An opportunity to consolidate your learning and make concrete plans for your future success as an Executive Secretary, PA or Office Manager.

when & where

13 - 15 Nov 2019


26 - 28 Nov 2019


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