The Certified Executive Assistant Program

Why Attend

Executive assistants nowadays hold a very important position of influence and need to build a powerful partnership with the senior management team. This course will enable you to have the right competence to work in partnership with your manager. After all, your success will have a direct effect on your manager’s success. You already hold this position because of your current capabilities. This course seeks to supplement your current set of capabilities and competencies by adding other highly needed competencies that will lead to excellence in your position.

During this course you will discover ways to enhance your self-empowerment, confidence and forward thinking, allowing you to become a true business partner with the executive team. You will learn and practice powerful emotional intelligence strategies which you can immediately apply at the workplace. Moreover, you will participate in in-depth discussions on the importance of building systems and having a systematic thinking approach, leading you to create several systems at the workplace. You will also be involved in real negotiations with other participants which will enable you to gain the competence to plan and lead negotiations with suppliers. Finally, you will have the ability to develop action plans that will enhance your professional image and the image of your department and company.

Course Methodology

This is a highly interactive course which uses several group and individual role plays. Each participant will have the chance to conduct a mini presentation and be engaged in planning and executing negotiations with other participants. You will be constantly engaged in practical group and individual activities which will allow you to immediately test and apply your learning. Moreover, the use of several self-assessment tests will enable you to discover your hidden talents and areas of improvement. Finally, you will get an opportunity to discuss, share and find solutions to your work challenges in a supportive environment.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide full support to stakeholders in order to enhance the success of the business
  • Apply emotional intelligence to foster excellent business relationships, laterally and vertically
  • Plan and present strong business cases to their managers
  • Build and maintain different organizing systems that will lead to increased productivity
  • Generate win-win outcomes in any negotiation
  • Design an action plan which will enhance their personal, departmental and organizational image

Target Audience

Senior administrators, office managers, executive assistants and supervisors of junior staff who already possess the essential administration skills and seek to move their career further up.

Target Competencies

  • Forward thinking
  • Emotional control
  • Presenting ideas
  • Building and maintaining systems
  • Negotiation
  • Event planning
  • Image building

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Partnering strategically ‘with’ your leader
    • Understanding the strategic role of today’s executive assistant
    • Working ‘with’ versus working ‘for’ your leader
    • Achieving higher engagement and involvement in your leader’s scope of work
    • Self-empowerment: creating your own mission statement
    • Increasing your share in decision making
    • Developing forward thinking: being a proactive thinker
  • The power of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
    • Understanding the four dimensions of EI:
      • Awareness of own role
      • Management of own responsibilities
      • Awareness of office politics and environment
      • Management of stakeholders
    • Recognizing how stress and feelings affect performance
    • Applying EI in building relations and dealing with difficult situations
  • Presenting your ideas with passion and credibility
    • Planning for a convincing presentation
    • Developing and organizing objectives and content
    • Delivering the presentation and fielding questions
    • Using visual aids to support the presentation
  • Building and maintaining systems
    • Definition of ‘system’
    • The why and how of systems
    • Filing systems: controlling documents, e-filing and cloud storage
    • Time management systems: planning, organizing and controlling
    • Idea generating systems: spotting and implementing improvements
    • Self-management systems: setting your own targets and exceeding them
    • Using discipline to maintain and ensure system continuity
  • Negotiating with suppliers (internal and external)
    • Principles of successful negotiations with internal and external suppliers
    • Negotiation planning
    • Negotiations tactics
    • Aiming at win-win outcomes
    • Negotiating for the long term
  • Protocol and business etiquette
    • Principles of business etiquette
    • Phone, e-mail and meeting etiquette
    • Understanding values, beliefs and perceptions
    • Dealing with different personalities and cultures
    • Creating a personal brand within the organization