Internal EA/PA Networks Workshop


After a highly successful workshop in February this year, we are running the workshop again in September for any members who missed out the first time! 

Internal networks for Business Support Professionals can bring huge and long lasting benefits not just for the careers of EAs and PAs, but also for businesses and organisations across the UK. 

It is imperative to have strong networks both within and outside of your organisation to truly thrive in your career as an Executive Assistant. Internal networking and spending time with your colleagues in particular, allows for greater collaboration, the harnessing and sharing of wisdom and knowledge and most certainly contributes to the bottom lines of organisations. 

EPAA is passionate about supporting our members in growing and nurturing the profession via internal networking. Our day is designed to ensure our members have tangible structures and frameworks which can be used immediately upon returning to the office, furthermore will add value not just to you and the network, but your entire organisation. 

You will leave armed with resources, tips and ideas on how to create, sustain and grow a long lasting successful internal network. 

Our workshop is led by UK industry expert and EPAA Founder, Victoria Darragh and UK internal network expert Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE 


  • Steps to take on building a professional internal network 
  • Tips on how to foster communications and engage co-workers/peers 
  • Learn how to build a successful business case
  • Navigating office politics 
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them 
  • Defining leadership for the network 
  • Examples and tips from successful Internal EA/PA Networks 


Wednesday 4th September 2019 

CILIP – The Library & Information Association – 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE

The day will commence at 10.00am (with registration from 9.30am and will conclude at approximately 4.00pm). 

CILIP is close to a number of underground stations: Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines), Warren Street (Victoria and Northern Lines), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), and Euston Square (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines).  Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras main line stations are all within easy reach. 



Cherron is a former civil servant and has undertaken leadership roles in various policy and strategic positions across Whitehall, including working with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.

In 2012, Cherron took a leap of faith and left the Civil Service to follow her passion; staff networks. After publishing her book: The Incredible Power of Staff Networks, Cherron founded The Power of Staff Networks consultancy where she provides a wide range of services.

An accomplished Chair of a number of staff networks (one to award-winning status), Cherron has facilitated bespoke training to educate employees on the benefits of proactive development. She is passionate about staff networks and the positive impact these can have on the individual and the organisation. That is why Cherron founded the National Day for Staff Networks – the first of its kind celebrating the added value of networks.

During her career, she has achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Masters in Employment Studies and Human Resource Management. She qualified in HR with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is also a qualified career coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

In 2011, Cherron received an MBE for her services to HM Government and, also for her work in the faith community with young people.

To learn more about ‘The Power of Staff Networks’ please visit – 

The Incredible Power of Staff Networks sets out to serve two important functions: make the business case for staff networks so that board members, those in HR and anyone involved in the corporate health of an organisation can tap into the powerful resource of their staff network; and offers practical insight into how to run an effective staff network that can have a positive impact on its members, wider organisation, and the bottom line. Any successful business, whatever the sector, whatever the marketplace, will understand the value in managing and harnessing the potential of an increasingly diverse workforce; want to recruit and retain the most talented people; and aim to provide the best service to clients and customers. Staff networks, because of their access, insight and experience, can help organisations achieve all of these things and provide valuable perspective. Acting as a collective voice, they can be effective, influential and innovative.

All attendees will receive a copy of the book ‘The Incredible Power of Staff Networks’ by Keynote Speaker, Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE.


  • Electronic certificate of attendance
  • 10 EPAA CPD credits awarded to members on CPD programme
  • All refreshments and lunch
  • Workshop led by UK industry expert and EPAA Founder, Victoria Darragh & Internal Staff Networks expert Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE


This workshop is for Business Support Professionals who are in the process of starting an internal network or have already launched a network. 

Please note this workshop is restricted to paying members of EPAA only.  The workshop has a maximum of 30 places and these are offered to our membership on a first come, first serve basis.  

You will need to supply a valid membership number to ensure confirmation of booking. This workshop is being offered as part of our new membership packages and prices for 2019.

We reserve the right to cancel a delegate place, whereby membership renewal is overdue or remains unpaid.

Places cancelled within four weeks of the workshop date will incur a £40.00 charge to cover lost time of the Association and its staff and volunteers.  Please do read our full cancellation terms upon your booking being confirmed.

Please complete the short form below to confirm your place. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact EPAA’s Office Manager, Leonnie Braker –


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