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Personal Organisation Skills for Secretaries & PAs

This course is intended to complement People Management Skills for Secretaries and PAs, but can be taken alone. The focus here is on improving the organisational skills needed in changing times, particularly when asked to manage small projects like events, conferences, office moves, web site changes, etc It is a lively course which gives plenty of opportunities for delegates to apply course content to their work.

This Personal Organisation Skills for Secretaries & PA’s training course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

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Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of how to run a small project like events, conferences and office moves.
  • How to prioritise projects and plan using a Gantt chart.
  • Check out how they currently are using their time and identify areas of improvement.
  • How to support the decision making process.
  • Opportunity to discuss real situations.

Course Content

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee, Course Objectives & Personal Objectives

10:00 - 10:30 Syndicate work (Discussions on What is a project? and Why projects fail?)

10:30 - 11:00 Starting up a project (Step by step approach to starting up a small project)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Prioritising a project & key documents (Opportunity for delegates to use a powerful prioritisation tool on their own topic).

12:00 - 12:30 Using Gantt charts (Delegates draw a Gantt chart for an Office Relocation project)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:00 Team exercise (A fun activity which explores two important principles about running small projects)

14:00 -14:30 Time management questionnaire (Delegates explore how they are currently using time using a questionnaire)

14:30 - 15:00 Minimising lost time (Delegates identify who/what is “stealing” their time at work and receive ideas on how to stop it)

15.00 - 15:15 Tea

15:15 - 16:00 Making decisions (Delegates use a Decision Making Matrix to determine the best option from a choice of three venues for an event).

16:00 - 16:30 Surgery questions (Opportunity to relate course content to actual issues at work)

16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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