Executive and Personal Assistants Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Be an Effective Personal Assistant

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Be an Effective Personal Assistant - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Executive and Personal Assistants

  2. Administration Support

  3. Time Management

  4. Organizational Skills

  5. Meeting Management

1. Executive and Personal Assistants: Be an Effective Personal Assistant and Enhance Your Organization

Being an Executive or Personal Assistant is a unique position that requires a variety of skills. Whether you are updating schedules, making travel arrangements, minute taking, or creating important documents all must be done with a high degree of confidentiality. Confidentiality is one of the most important characteristics for every assistant.

Our Executive and Personal Assistants course will show you what it takes to be a successful assistant. Participants will learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organize a meeting, and even how to be a successful gatekeeper. Being an Executive or Personal Assistant takes a special skill set and this course will provide you with the necessary tools.

By the end of this Executive and Personal Assistants Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Adapt to the needs and styles of management
  • Communicate through written, verbal, and nonverbal methods
  • Improve time management skills
  • Manage meetings effectively
  • Act as a gatekeeper
  • Use the tools of the trade effectively

2. Administration Support: Enhance Your Administration Skills to be Effective and Organized

Effective administration skills are essential in today’s work environment. Being organized, punctual, and effective in your communication skills, both written and verbal are crucial if you want to achieve your goals in any endeavor you pursue.  Our Administration Support Online Short Course will help you get there.

The current business environment is filled with many sources of information and you have to take that information and analyze it, prioritize it, and process it to the extent where value is achieved for the organization. Good administrative skills reduce the risk of “things falling through the cracks.” Great administrative skills create exponential results that spot potential problems, overcome obstacles, and leverage resources effectively.

In this course, you will learn the core skills that will help you use your resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully.

The practices presented in this Administration Support Online Short Course will take time to root into your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time.

By the end of this Administration Support Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Get Yourself Organized
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritize your time and get things done
  • Complete Special Tasks
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Improve your Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Empower Yourself
  • Deal with your managers more effectively
  • Take Care of Yourself

3. Time Management: How To Manage Your Time And Get Things Done

Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. People who use these techniques on a regular basis are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. Making these skills part your daily routine will enable you to function exceptionally well, even under intense pressure.

As you master these skills you'll find that you take control of your workload, saying goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little, because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most.

Time management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded, prioritized and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We'll cover all this and more during this Time Management Online Short Course.

Course Topics:

  • The SMART Way
  • Urgent Important Matrix
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Eat That Frog
  • The Glass Jar

By the end of this Time Management Online Short Course you will be able to: 

  • Plan and prioritize daily activities efficiently and in a productive manner.
  • Triumph over procrastination.
  • Effectively deal with crises.
  • Organize your workspace and workflow.
  • Efficiently delegate.
  • Ritualize your workload.
  • Plan effective meetings.

4. Organizational Skills: Achieve Your Goals By Being Organized and Productive

Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in many areas of life, including personal and business areas.

Organization skills can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect his or her memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of hard work and practice. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized with our Organizational Skills Online Short Course.

By the end of this Organizational Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

5. Meeting Management: Learn How To Develop and Implement Meeting Management

This course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage the you and leave a positive and lasting impression. Through this course you will learn the needed skills in planning and implementing a successful meeting.  

The Meeting Management course will explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on Meeting Management Online Short Course and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills to improve your meeting management skills.

This training course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage your attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression. This is a hands-on workshop and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills along with other participants who share the same desire to improve their meeting management skills.

By the end of this Meeting Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify the participants
  • Choose the time and place
  • Create the agenda
  • Set up the meeting space
  • Incorporate your electronic options
  • Meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use an agenda
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Deal with disruptions
  • Professionally deal with personality conflicts
  • Take minutes
  • Make the most of your meetings using games, activities and prizes

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Executive and Personal Assistants 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Executive and Personal Assistants

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Working with your Manager

  • Adapting to their style
  • Anticipate their needs
  • Getting your responsibilities defined
  • When to take the initiative

Module Three - Administrative Soft Skills

  • Social Intelligence
  • Basic business acumen
  • Office management
  • Active listening

Module Four - Effective Time Management

  • Calendar management
  • Prepare for changes and surprises
  • Keeping others on track
  • Urgent / important matrix

Module Five - Meeting Management

  • Creating an agenda
  • Keepng minutes
  • Keeping the meeting on time
  • Variations for large and small meetings

Module Six - Tools of the Trade (Part 1)

  • Email protocol
  • Office machinery
  • Computer and software skills
  • Commuication Skills

Module Seven - Tools of the Trade (Part 2)

  • Phone and voicemail etiquette
  • Word processing
  • Business writing
  • Internet research

Module Eight - Being an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Filtering data and information
  • Learn to say no
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Recognise the tricks

Module Nine - Organizational Skills

  • Prioritising your workload
  • Goal setting
  • Plan for tomorrow, today
  • Staying on track

Module Ten - Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Your confidentiality duty
  • Be Certificatetic and discreet
  • Keeping data secure
  • What to do in sticky situations

Module Eleven - Special Tasks

  • Project management
  • Trade shows
  • Interacting with clients
  • Social media management

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Administration Support

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Getting Yourself Organized (Part One)

  • Managing Email
  • Managing Electronic Files
  • Managing the Paper Trail
  • Making the Most of Voice Mail

Module Three: Getting Yourself Organized (Part Two)

  • Organizing Your Workspace
  • Using a To-Do Book

Module Four: Managing Your Time More Effectively

  • Managing Your Time
  • Keeping Others on Track
  • Maintaining Schedules

Module Five: Getting It All Done On Time

  • Prioritising
  • The Secret to Staying on Track
  • Goal Setting

Module Six: Complete Special Tasks

  • Planning Small Meetings
  • Planning Large Meetings
  • Organizing Travel

Module Seven: Improve Your Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power

Module Eight: Improve Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s not what you Say, It’s how you Say It

Module Nine: Empower Yourself

  • Being Assertive
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Building Consensus
  • Making Decisions

Module Ten: Deal With Your Managers More Effectively

  • Working with Your Manager
  • Influencing Skills
  • What to Do in Sticky Situations

Module Eleven: Taking Care of Yourself

  • Ergonomics
  • Stress Management
  • Dealing with a Heavy Workload

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Time Management

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Organizational Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Remove the Clutter

  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place

Module Three - Prioritize

  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule

Module Four - Scheduling Your Time

  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control

Module Five - To Do Lists

  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately

Module Six - Paper and Paperless Storage

  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives

Module Seven - Organization in Your Work Area

  • Keeping items within arm's reach
  • Only have current projects on your desk
  • Arranging your drawers
  • Organize to match your workflow

Module Eight - Tools to Fight Procrastination

  • Eat that Frog!
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks

Module Nine - Organizing Your Inbox

  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important items

Module Ten - Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation

  • Keeping everything
  • Not being consistent
  • Not following a schedule
  • Bad habits

Module Eleven - Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised

  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Meeting Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Planning and Preparing (Part 1)

  • Identifying the Participants
  • Choosing the Time and Place
  • Creating the Agenda

Module Three - Planning and Preparing (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Gathering Materials
  • Lesson Two: Sending Invitations
  • Lesson Three: Making Logistical Arrangements

Module Four - Setting up the Meeting Space

  • Lesson One: The Basic Essentials
  • Lesson Two: The Extra Touches
  • Lesson Three: Choosing a Physical Arrangement

Module Five - Electronic Options

  • Lesson One: Overview of Choices Available
  • Lesson Two: Things to Consider
  • Lesson Three: Making a Final Decision

Module Six - Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lesson One: The Chairperson
  • Lesson Two: The Minute Taker
  • Lesson Three: The Attendees
  • Lesson Four: Variations for Large and Small Meetings

Module Seven - Chairing a Meeting (Part 1)

  • Lesson One: Getting Off On the Right Foot
  • Lesson Two: The Role of The Agenda
  • Lesson Three: Using a Parking Lot

Module Eight - Chairing a Meeting (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Keeping the Meeting on Track
  • Lesson Two: Dealing with Overtime
  • Lesson Three: Holding Participants Accountable

Module Nine - Dealing with Disruptions

  • Lesson One: Running In and Out
  • Lesson Two: Cell Phone and PDA Ringing
  • Lesson Three: Off On a Tangent
  • Lesson Four: Personality Conflict

Module Ten - Taking Minutes

  • Lesson One: What are Minutes?
  • Lesson Two: What Do I Record?

Module Eleven - Making the Most of your Meeting

  • Lesson One: The 50 Minute Meeting
  • Lesson Two: Using Games
  • Lesson Three: Giving Prizes
  • Lesson Four: Stuffed Magic

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Average rating 3.5 out of 5 stars

18 October 2019 01:45:54 PM

very helpful to get a better understanding of concepts associated with Organisation.

18 October 2019 11:35:45 AM

quick and easy to follow

15 October 2019 02:21:24 PM

Can’t wait to use these skills to organize my business!

14 October 2019 05:12:39 AM

This course was most beneficial. I learned tips on becoming a more organized individual. The course was easily accessible. It offered opportunities to review materials and information that may have been unclear on a first read. The videos of case studies were excellent! The length of each video was great. I will use many of these organizational
tools in other areas of my personal life, such as creating a schedule for my pet. This course will help anyone who is willing to use the helpful hints and willing to exercise good organizational habits.

13 October 2019 05:48:40 PM

Excellent self help.

7 October 2019 02:24:07 AM

Good

5 October 2019 04:54:24 PM

The course helped me re-visit some forgotten techniques

5 October 2019 10:06:02 AM

awesome

3 October 2019 07:15:07 PM

awesome

1 October 2019 02:36:20 PM

This course has assisted me in identifying areas i need to work on a practical measures to instantly become more organised.

1 October 2019 04:28:40 AM

This course helps me a lot and I understand more clearly.

Thank you!

1 October 2019 03:59:07 AM

This course was easier than the others but equally interesting

1 October 2019 03:34:46 AM

Great course, I fell like I will improve my organizational skills on a 100%

30 September 2019 09:59:02 AM

This is a great course that gives ideas to stay motivated and organized. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to better themselves.

27 September 2019 08:55:01 PM

I enjoyed this course as it helped tie up areas of concern in my day today tasks and I learnt a few things I never new I would do.

18 September 2019 12:32:12 PM

This course has given me a guideline to procrastinate less and help prioritize my tasks at hand.

15 September 2019 02:54:17 PM

It was a good refresher for me and gave me a few tips to improve my own workspace.

14 September 2019 10:47:11 AM

A course that provides precious knowledge about how to be a valuable assistant.

12 September 2019 03:47:49 PM

Excellent Course, thoroughly enjoyed it.

9 September 2019 02:40:01 AM

I found the course very helpful and it was presented well. I enjoyed it very much

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About this Course

Be an Effective Personal Assistant - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Executive and Personal Assistants

  2. Administration Support

  3. Time Management

  4. Organizational Skills

  5. Meeting Management

1. Executive and Personal Assistants: Be an Effective Personal Assistant and Enhance Your Organization

Being an Executive or Personal Assistant is a unique position that requires a variety of skills. Whether you are updating schedules, making travel arrangements, minute taking, or creating important documents all must be done with a high degree of confidentiality. Confidentiality is one of the most important characteristics for every assistant.

Our Executive and Personal Assistants course will show you what it takes to be a successful assistant. Participants will learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organize a meeting, and even how to be a successful gatekeeper. Being an Executive or Personal Assistant takes a special skill set and this course will provide you with the necessary tools.

By the end of this Executive and Personal Assistants Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Adapt to the needs and styles of management
  • Communicate through written, verbal, and nonverbal methods
  • Improve time management skills
  • Manage meetings effectively
  • Act as a gatekeeper
  • Use the tools of the trade effectively

2. Administration Support: Enhance Your Administration Skills to be Effective and Organized

Effective administration skills are essential in today’s work environment. Being organized, punctual, and effective in your communication skills, both written and verbal are crucial if you want to achieve your goals in any endeavor you pursue.  Our Administration Support Online Short Course will help you get there.

The current business environment is filled with many sources of information and you have to take that information and analyze it, prioritize it, and process it to the extent where value is achieved for the organization. Good administrative skills reduce the risk of “things falling through the cracks.” Great administrative skills create exponential results that spot potential problems, overcome obstacles, and leverage resources effectively.

In this course, you will learn the core skills that will help you use your resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully.

The practices presented in this Administration Support Online Short Course will take time to root into your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time.

By the end of this Administration Support Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Get Yourself Organized
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritize your time and get things done
  • Complete Special Tasks
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Improve your Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Empower Yourself
  • Deal with your managers more effectively
  • Take Care of Yourself

3. Time Management: How To Manage Your Time And Get Things Done

Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. People who use these techniques on a regular basis are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. Making these skills part your daily routine will enable you to function exceptionally well, even under intense pressure.

As you master these skills you'll find that you take control of your workload, saying goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little, because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most.

Time management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded, prioritized and may be broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. This entire process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We'll cover all this and more during this Time Management Online Short Course.

Course Topics:

  • The SMART Way
  • Urgent Important Matrix
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Eat That Frog
  • The Glass Jar

By the end of this Time Management Online Short Course you will be able to: 

  • Plan and prioritize daily activities efficiently and in a productive manner.
  • Triumph over procrastination.
  • Effectively deal with crises.
  • Organize your workspace and workflow.
  • Efficiently delegate.
  • Ritualize your workload.
  • Plan effective meetings.

4. Organizational Skills: Achieve Your Goals By Being Organized and Productive

Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in many areas of life, including personal and business areas.

Organization skills can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect his or her memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of hard work and practice. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized with our Organizational Skills Online Short Course.

By the end of this Organizational Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

5. Meeting Management: Learn How To Develop and Implement Meeting Management

This course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage the you and leave a positive and lasting impression. Through this course you will learn the needed skills in planning and implementing a successful meeting.  

The Meeting Management course will explore how to reduce waste and make meetings more efficient. This is a hands-on Meeting Management Online Short Course and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills to improve your meeting management skills.

This training course is designed to give you the basic tools you need to initiate and manage your meetings. You will learn planning and leading techniques that will give you the confidence to run a meeting that will engage your attendees and leave a positive and lasting impression. This is a hands-on workshop and your participation will help make it a valuable experience. Use this time to begin the process of developing your skills along with other participants who share the same desire to improve their meeting management skills.

By the end of this Meeting Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify the participants
  • Choose the time and place
  • Create the agenda
  • Set up the meeting space
  • Incorporate your electronic options
  • Meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Use an agenda
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Deal with disruptions
  • Professionally deal with personality conflicts
  • Take minutes
  • Make the most of your meetings using games, activities and prizes

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Executive and Personal Assistants 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Executive and Personal Assistants

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Working with your Manager

  • Adapting to their style
  • Anticipate their needs
  • Getting your responsibilities defined
  • When to take the initiative

Module Three - Administrative Soft Skills

  • Social Intelligence
  • Basic business acumen
  • Office management
  • Active listening

Module Four - Effective Time Management

  • Calendar management
  • Prepare for changes and surprises
  • Keeping others on track
  • Urgent / important matrix

Module Five - Meeting Management

  • Creating an agenda
  • Keepng minutes
  • Keeping the meeting on time
  • Variations for large and small meetings

Module Six - Tools of the Trade (Part 1)

  • Email protocol
  • Office machinery
  • Computer and software skills
  • Commuication Skills

Module Seven - Tools of the Trade (Part 2)

  • Phone and voicemail etiquette
  • Word processing
  • Business writing
  • Internet research

Module Eight - Being an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Filtering data and information
  • Learn to say no
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Recognise the tricks

Module Nine - Organizational Skills

  • Prioritising your workload
  • Goal setting
  • Plan for tomorrow, today
  • Staying on track

Module Ten - Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Your confidentiality duty
  • Be Certificatetic and discreet
  • Keeping data secure
  • What to do in sticky situations

Module Eleven - Special Tasks

  • Project management
  • Trade shows
  • Interacting with clients
  • Social media management

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Administration Support

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Getting Yourself Organized (Part One)

  • Managing Email
  • Managing Electronic Files
  • Managing the Paper Trail
  • Making the Most of Voice Mail

Module Three: Getting Yourself Organized (Part Two)

  • Organizing Your Workspace
  • Using a To-Do Book

Module Four: Managing Your Time More Effectively

  • Managing Your Time
  • Keeping Others on Track
  • Maintaining Schedules

Module Five: Getting It All Done On Time

  • Prioritising
  • The Secret to Staying on Track
  • Goal Setting

Module Six: Complete Special Tasks

  • Planning Small Meetings
  • Planning Large Meetings
  • Organizing Travel

Module Seven: Improve Your Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and Hearing: They Aren’t the Same
  • Asking Questions
  • Communicating with Power

Module Eight: Improve Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body Language
  • The Signals You Send to Others
  • It’s not what you Say, It’s how you Say It

Module Nine: Empower Yourself

  • Being Assertive
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Building Consensus
  • Making Decisions

Module Ten: Deal With Your Managers More Effectively

  • Working with Your Manager
  • Influencing Skills
  • What to Do in Sticky Situations

Module Eleven: Taking Care of Yourself

  • Ergonomics
  • Stress Management
  • Dealing with a Heavy Workload

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Time Management

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: SMARTER Goals

  • The Three P’s
  • Create SMARTER Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualize your Goals-Visualization

Section Three: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • Prioritizing with the Urgent-Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive...Saying “NO” to Requests you can’t meet.

Section Four: Planning

  • Using To Do List
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
  • Ready, Fire, Aim!

Section Five: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog!

Section Six: Managing Crisis

  • When Crisis Calls...do you have a Contingency Plan?
  • Creating a Plan
  • Executing the Plan
  • Lessons Learned

Section Seven: The Organized Workspace

  • De-Clutter
  • Managing Workflow
  • Dealing with E-mail...email etiquette
  • Using Calendars

Section Eight: Delegating

  • When to Delegate?
  • Who Should I Delegate to?
  • Monitoring the Results

Section Nine: The Power of Ritual...Habits

  • What is a Ritual/Routine?
  • Example Rituals
  • Using Rituals to Maximise Time

Section Ten: Meetings

  • Deciding if a Meeting is Necessary... Is the meeting necessary?
  • Using the PAT Approach
  • Effective Agenda Writing
  • Staying on Track
  • Was the Meeting Worthwhile?

Section Eleven: Meeting Alternatives

  • Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms
  • Teleconferencing
  • E-mail Lists and Online Groups
  • Collaboration Applications

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Organizational Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Remove the Clutter

  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place

Module Three - Prioritize

  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule

Module Four - Scheduling Your Time

  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control

Module Five - To Do Lists

  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately

Module Six - Paper and Paperless Storage

  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives

Module Seven - Organization in Your Work Area

  • Keeping items within arm's reach
  • Only have current projects on your desk
  • Arranging your drawers
  • Organize to match your workflow

Module Eight - Tools to Fight Procrastination

  • Eat that Frog!
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks

Module Nine - Organizing Your Inbox

  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important items

Module Ten - Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation

  • Keeping everything
  • Not being consistent
  • Not following a schedule
  • Bad habits

Module Eleven - Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised

  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Meeting Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Planning and Preparing (Part 1)

  • Identifying the Participants
  • Choosing the Time and Place
  • Creating the Agenda

Module Three - Planning and Preparing (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Gathering Materials
  • Lesson Two: Sending Invitations
  • Lesson Three: Making Logistical Arrangements

Module Four - Setting up the Meeting Space

  • Lesson One: The Basic Essentials
  • Lesson Two: The Extra Touches
  • Lesson Three: Choosing a Physical Arrangement

Module Five - Electronic Options

  • Lesson One: Overview of Choices Available
  • Lesson Two: Things to Consider
  • Lesson Three: Making a Final Decision

Module Six - Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lesson One: The Chairperson
  • Lesson Two: The Minute Taker
  • Lesson Three: The Attendees
  • Lesson Four: Variations for Large and Small Meetings

Module Seven - Chairing a Meeting (Part 1)

  • Lesson One: Getting Off On the Right Foot
  • Lesson Two: The Role of The Agenda
  • Lesson Three: Using a Parking Lot

Module Eight - Chairing a Meeting (Part 2)

  • Lesson One: Keeping the Meeting on Track
  • Lesson Two: Dealing with Overtime
  • Lesson Three: Holding Participants Accountable

Module Nine - Dealing with Disruptions

  • Lesson One: Running In and Out
  • Lesson Two: Cell Phone and PDA Ringing
  • Lesson Three: Off On a Tangent
  • Lesson Four: Personality Conflict

Module Ten - Taking Minutes

  • Lesson One: What are Minutes?
  • Lesson Two: What Do I Record?

Module Eleven - Making the Most of your Meeting

  • Lesson One: The 50 Minute Meeting
  • Lesson Two: Using Games
  • Lesson Three: Giving Prizes
  • Lesson Four: Stuffed Magic

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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18 October 2019 01:45:54 PM

very helpful to get a better understanding of concepts associated with Organisation.

18 October 2019 11:35:45 AM

quick and easy to follow

15 October 2019 02:21:24 PM

Can’t wait to use these skills to organize my business!

14 October 2019 05:12:39 AM

This course was most beneficial. I learned tips on becoming a more organized individual. The course was easily accessible. It offered opportunities to review materials and information that may have been unclear on a first read. The videos of case studies were excellent! The length of each video was great. I will use many of these organizational
tools in other areas of my personal life, such as creating a schedule for my pet. This course will help anyone who is willing to use the helpful hints and willing to exercise good organizational habits.

13 October 2019 05:48:40 PM

Excellent self help.

7 October 2019 02:24:07 AM

Good

5 October 2019 04:54:24 PM

The course helped me re-visit some forgotten techniques

5 October 2019 10:06:02 AM

awesome

3 October 2019 07:15:07 PM

awesome

1 October 2019 02:36:20 PM

This course has assisted me in identifying areas i need to work on a practical measures to instantly become more organised.

1 October 2019 04:28:40 AM

This course helps me a lot and I understand more clearly.

Thank you!

1 October 2019 03:59:07 AM

This course was easier than the others but equally interesting

1 October 2019 03:34:46 AM

Great course, I fell like I will improve my organizational skills on a 100%

30 September 2019 09:59:02 AM

This is a great course that gives ideas to stay motivated and organized. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to better themselves.

27 September 2019 08:55:01 PM

I enjoyed this course as it helped tie up areas of concern in my day today tasks and I learnt a few things I never new I would do.

18 September 2019 12:32:12 PM

This course has given me a guideline to procrastinate less and help prioritize my tasks at hand.

15 September 2019 02:54:17 PM

It was a good refresher for me and gave me a few tips to improve my own workspace.

14 September 2019 10:47:11 AM

A course that provides precious knowledge about how to be a valuable assistant.

12 September 2019 03:47:49 PM

Excellent Course, thoroughly enjoyed it.

9 September 2019 02:40:01 AM

I found the course very helpful and it was presented well. I enjoyed it very much

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