The Executive & Personal Assistants Association (EPAA) and Adam Fidler Academy are delighted to invite you to join us for a high-level and strategically pitched professional development day in Manchester, UK.
The day is designed for Executive PAs and EAs who want to improve their leadership and core managerial skills in order to effectively operate at the higher-level, now sought by many UK employers.
The programme will focus on real-life experience including lessons learned, ongoing challenges and barriers that today’s Assistants need to consider, and overcome, if their roles are to be sustainable in today’s commercial world. It’s a day intended for those that have moved from ‘transactional’ to ‘strategic’ Assistant roles, or are soon to make this transition, and need to know how to do so effectively.
An overarching objective of the event is to identify and explore the critical gaps within the EA/PA profession, and champion the critical conversations that Assistants, and their employers, need to have to safeguard the PA/EA profession in the future.
If you’re an Assistant who wants to remain at the top of your game, then this is an educational programme unlike any other.
This interactive session is aimed at injecting the “va va voom” back into delegates views of their careers, and makes the point that careers are no longer to be purely left in the hands of line managers – if individuals want to achieve success, they should drive their own career plans and seek the right opportunities to drive careers forward.
The workshop focuses on why and how individuals should create a career strategy and plan in order to unlock their potential and get themselves onto the path to success. This session is not about theory, science or blue sky thinking, it is about a realistic look at what individuals want to achieve and what actions they should take in order to get where they want to go.
Delegates will leave this session with the start of a career plan that you can build out.
‘Today’s EAs just need to get more strategic,’ you’ll often hear Adam Fidler say. His work on the true role of the EA has gone viral on social media, making him one of the world’s leading authorities and educators on the future role of the Assistant. In this inspiring session, learn from Adam, EPAA’s preferred training partner, about:
Our forthcoming departure of the EU will place unprecedented challenges on today’s executives and in turn our organisations. Highly important strategic decisions will need to be made or have already been made to determine what resources are available and skill sets needed for the coming years.
The big question undoubtable facing leaders is ‘what can my organisation and/or department realistically deliver under challenging and exceptional circumstances?
Successful strategic initiative management is at the core of a high performing organisation. However, research has shown that there is a critical gap in project management skills among business managers, who have direct responsibility for determining such strategic initiatives.
The important questions EA/PA professionals now need to ask – do you really have a sound understanding of strategy and are your strategic initiatives and projects in high alignment with the organisational business plan? Are they really adding meaningful impact to your executive and in turn your organisation or is this a ‘nice to have’ or ‘tick box’ exercise? Do you have the strength and confidence to articulate to your leaders if you feel an initiative is going to have negative impact, despite your leader suggesting otherwise?
This session will seek to better your understanding of strategic initiatives and projects, what they really mean to the ‘bottom line’ and how to connect strategy with execution – end-to- end. We will work through the process of proposition to definition and then implementation and what the differences are between strategic initiatives and day to day operational projects and how you can add greater value at a much higher level.
Hear from our panel of top Executive Assistants, who have already made the transition to the newer frameworks of the emerging business manager. Enjoy a candid discussion on how and what steps to take, best practice and tips for the future.
Not yet a member? Sign up for membership today and receive 10% off your membership grade and in addition to this your free place at the conference.
18-24 Princess Street
Manchester M1 4LG
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