Our Fellow Training Day Roadshow is pitched with the emerging and senior executive and business support professionals in mind – although any grade of membership and experience is welcome to attend– especially if you or your employer feels this is relevant to your professional development plan at this time!
EPAA are acutely aware of the fact that traditional business support roles are in a state of flux, as technological advancements and corporate restructuring changes the way that industry professionals work within the sector. We are keen to ensure that our members – and the wider community – have the knowledge and executive skillsets necessary to excel in your roles and remain competitive and relevant in an ever-changing marketplace.
Support professionals working at an executive level, are often required to expand their role to support business growth, innovation and change at a more strategic level. The role must also ensure that it is providing an effective support service which runs in parallel with emerging new leaders and their ways of thinking and working, which differ vastly from what has been seen thus far.
Another sizeable challenge facing UK EA/PA professionals today, is the ability to be able to measure, evaluate and communicate the impact of our work from a more managerial viewpoint and how that adds further value to the top and bottom line. It is with this challenge in mind, that many support professionals have not been able to elevate the role to a more senior level.
We believe it is not just down to employers, leaders and HR departments – there now must be a significant shift in terms of mind and skill set, for EPAA to help build a diverse and technologically proficient workforce that has the capacity to endure these large-scale changes for the UK business and support profession.
This training day provides guidance, support and practical resources for UK support professionals on how to elevate your role within your organisation, to one that has meaningful influence and impact on meeting managerial business objectives.
This training day is open to members and non members of the Association – Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Office Managers, Business Support Specialists, Administrative Assistants and many more.
It is pitched towards a more senior level of training and does not include how to perform what we term the basics of the roles. Even if you are not currently working at a senior level and are aspiring to be there, then this is a training day for you!
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If payment is not made at the time of booking, registration will be provisional until full payment is received.
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The Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd reserve the right to change speakers or sessions without prior notification. The most up to date changes to the programme will be found on the event page.
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Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd reserves the right to remove any attendee from their course should their behaviour be deemed inappropriate. In such event, no refund of fees or other costs will be made.
Early Bird Member - until 31st July 2021
Early Bird Non Member - until 30th June 2021
Member - Post Early Bird Rate
Non Member - Post Early Bird Rate
Early Bird - Member Group Rate until 31st July 2021 (4 places for the cost of 3)
Early Bird - Non Member Group Rate until 31st July 2021 (4 places for the cost of 3)
Networking and refreshments available.
Every support professional has key stakeholders. A stakeholder can be defined, in simple terms, as any person or organisation whose behaviour or actions will have an impact on a result. By following a logical progression, through identification of stakeholders; initial contact; mapping of aims and ongoing planning, increased positive results can be achieved.
o Identify your style of stakeholder management along with the needs of their Stakeholder
o Recognise ways of securing stakeholder agreement
o Distinguish the 6 different persuasion styles.
o State various methods to build an on-going relationship
You will gain a high level understanding of each of the subjects covered along with a development action plan.
Kaizen is the Japanese word for “improvement” and is a philosophy of continuous improvement spear-headed by the person who actually does the job. The creator of the practise is Masaaki Imai who is an organizational theorist and management consultant. This session aims to share the philosophy of Kaizen, how this can be implemented to maintain and elevate your role in a future work landscape which is uncertain and challenging.
o What is Kaizen?
o How can I employ the principles?
o How Kaizen can give me the edge in a competitive workplace?
o Kaizen as a tool for innovation and levelling up the profession
The aim is to provide you with a practical, simple yet powerful way to improve your value and contribution to your executive and company.
This session will help you understand that there are some simple techniques and processes that can be followed to help make leadership simpler. It will also demonstrate that leadership is all about getting things done through people and focuses on three main practical management techniques that will help business and executive support professionals get the best out of their working day.
o Understand the value of One Minute Managing
o Set clear and measurable goals
o Provide praise effectively, regardless of upwards, downwards or sideways in the hierarchy
o Give redirects to re-focus behaviours
o Get the best results for your business support service
Creativity and Innovation are considered two of the most desirable skills for the future and this is not really surprising in light of the speed at which companies are changing, the amount of disruption to all industries and professions. This session has been designed to help you harness and enhance your ability to generate new ideas, solve problems and connect the dots that nobody else even notices.
o How to build and enhance creativity?
o Innovation in processes and systems (efficiency/productivity/value)
o Dealing with the risks of innovation. Fail fast, fail early!
o Expanding beyond the title and job description
o Using creativity and innovation to secure your role.
Victoria is a multi-award winning Executive Assistant and qualified trainer and coach.
She is extremely passionate about the role of the EA and actively encourages it as a truly fantastic career choice, after experiencing an extraordinary career journey herself.
Victoria has worked across numerous sectors during her 20 year career, which includes FTSE, Third Sector and Financial Services.
In 2016 Victoria opened EPAA, in order to provide a professional voice for EAs and PAs across the United Kingdom. With topical campaigns and fast energy, she has worked tirelessly since the age of 20 to protect the long term future of the UK profession.
Anel is a former award winning C-Level Assistant and a qualified Results Based Coach. She is a solopreneur who is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, manage their time and increase their confidence. She has 15 years’ experience in the corporate world has been working in the training sphere since 2009 and became a full-time facilitator and small business owner five years ago, as demand for her programmes and services grew.
She has worked with several premium companies across the globe for in-house training interventions and performance coaching namely SAP North America, HSBC, Stanlib, Exxaro, MTN, Sanlam, Oppenheimer Group, Telkom South Africa, Discovery as well as various forums and training companies around the world.
She has worked with audiences as large as 2000 from 24 different countries and this has given her a global view on her subject matter. She has participated in events hosted in Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Zanzibar, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, France, England, Scotland and the United States. Her travels have exposed her to delegates and clients from all over the world, different accents, backgrounds, cultures and industries.
She has a special passion for female empowerment, executive assistants technical training and small business development with regards to digital skills and marketing.
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