Be an Exceptional Assistant: For Secretaries and EPAs in International Schools
July 25 – 27, 2014
Amora Hotel, Chiangmai,Thailand
Being in the role of Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant / Secretary puts you at the heart of your school. You are the central cog in the school’s machinery, ensuring that the school runs smoothly and efficiently. This course is designed to help you move from being great in your job to be being EXCEPTIONAL, and includes sessions on:
Your career and continuous professional development;
Practical skills including creating presentations, managing email and enhancing your minute-taking skills and how to prepare for yearly appraisals;
Soft skills – how to manage conflict and deal with emotions in the workplace;
Personality types and traits – spotting yours and others – and how to use this to your best advantage;
Leadership skills – how you can take a leading role in your administrative team;
Management techniques for organising your time and managing your boss;
… whilst also offering discussion and networking opportunities with colleagues in roles similar to yours.
The course is a mix of direct tuition with both large and small discussion groups. Some practical elements are included so that thoughts and evaluations can be shared and compared.
Each of the three days contains five hours of tuition, divided into blocks of 1 to 1½ hours.
Angela Garry is a fully qualified teacher and has worked in administrative roles in England and Ireland since 1991, starting her first role as a Personal Assistant in 1995. She has been worked in a variety of corporate industries and educational establishments, including three Universities, a government-sponsored employment and training company, and 5½ years as the Principal’s PA at an inner city school for 11-19 yr olds.
Shortlisted for the UK “Headteachers’ PA of the Year 2010” and “The Times / Hays PA of the Year 2011”, Angela has combined her teaching and PA skills and is now a renowned trainer, running highly successful training / networking events and seminars for PAs and senior administrators across the UK and globally since 2010 through her company, Pica Aurum. She has worked in particular with International Schools’ Headteachers’ PAs since 2012.
Angela is Editor and Writer-in-Chief for the UK’s National Association of Headteachers’ PAs magazine (NAHPA), contributes regularly to three other PA magazines, and is currently writing her first book, “Brave PAs in Education”, due for publication in early 2015.
Baht 18,500 per participant
The course fee is inclusive of course materials, certificate coffee breaks and lunch
ACCOMMODATION (Amora Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand)
Baht 1400 per night for a deluxe room (includes breakfast)
The room can be shared with another person.
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770
(replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)
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Be an Exceptional Assistant