Positive Difference Ltd
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- 28 Jun 2021 Online
- 23 Nov 2021 Online
Learn and develop the essential skills needed to help you to be the best you can be in your Executive Secretarial role
No matter the organisation, an Executive Secretary is instrumental to its success.
Often seen as the go-to person for a manager, a team, vendors and clients alike, the Executive Secretary needs to be professional and proficient in all tasks required within the role.
This comprehensive and fast-paced course will equip you with the practical tools, skills, and increased self-awareness which are key to equipping you for the demands of your secretarial role. You will also learn more about self, staff, and office management.
In addition, the tools and techniques that you gain will help you attain your personal development objectives and build your credibility, whilst enabling you to successfully support your organisation.
Who Should Attend
This programme is designed for Secretarial and Administrative Professionals across all sectors. Attendees may include:
- Personal Assistants (PAs)
- Executive: PAs, Secretaries, Assistants
- Management: PAs, Secretaries, Assistants
- Project Managers and Secretaries
- Office Managers and Administrators
- Senior Office Managers and Administrators
- Department Co-ordinators
Benefits of Attending
- Fully appreciate the role of an Executive Secretary or PA, and your impact on the wider business
- Build and maintain successful relationships with key stakeholders, senior managers, and colleagues
- Increase your productivity using superior time management and delegation skills
- Co-ordinate business tasks to enable others you support to work productively
- Develop the people-skills to succeed in your role – from communication to problem solving
- Improve the effectiveness of management and strategic meetings
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications and supports policies of institutional and professional organisations globally.
CPD is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities and keep skills and knowledge up to date. This course is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training which means it meets CPD standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
Linda Mears is the Managing Director of Positive Difference Ltd. She is a multi-award-winning Learning and Development Specialist with over 25 years’ practical experience in Management and Leadership Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Career Development.
She began her training career as Senior Sales and Business Development Trainer for Thorn EMI, where it was quickly recognised that she had a talent for developing people to reach their full potential. Linda has held several senior managerial positions managing teams from 3 – 1,500 staff, and has worked at operational and strategic levels.
From her own career experiences, Linda fully understands and appreciates the challenges that Managers and Leaders face in the 21st century and has developed Learning and Development methodologies to match those needs. Linda won the Learning & Performance Institute Gold Award for best People Development Programme (2016) and is recognised for her knowledge, experience and innovative approach to developing Managers and Leaders.
Working in the UK and internationally, Linda is in high demand by many blue-chip companies and has worked across the private and public sectors providing consultancy for many high-profile projects, within organisations such as Thorn EMI, Abbey National plc, First National Bank, Santander, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), British Telecom (BT), and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Finance, is a Master Practitioner in Neurological Dominance, is a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Qualified Coach (Levels 1 – 5) and is also Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualified.
Linda is also passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and is a registered volunteer and Business Mentor for The Prince’s Trust Charity (UK).
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