Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA®): Toronto

  • Dates: 16, November 2020 - 20, November 2020
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
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Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA™)


Overview

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA® is a world-leading intensive and interactive 5-day executive level training programme, that equips current and aspiring Executive Assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to become true “Business Partners”.

The role of the Executive Assistant is on a journey and the responsibilities of this highly demanding and visible role continue to grow exponentially. To succeed in their role in modern times it is now imperative that Executive Assistants have a deep understating of ‘the business’ and their Executives’ role & responsibilities. Organisations are looking for Assistants that possess ‘Executive Level’ business acumen and skills now more than ever. Uniquely delivered from an Executive led perspective the ACEA® programme focuses on delivering a fundamental conceptual understanding of business and organisations as well as practical skills, including:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Visions & Missions
  • Understanding the linkages between Strategy, Projects & Operations
  • Governing & Managing Projects,
  • Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership skills including Influencing, Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Change Management and Problem Solving,
  • Risk Management and Corporate Governance
  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Understanding the role of Financial and Management Accounting,
  • Developing Productivity and Time Management techniques,
  • and much more:

Over 1,500 Executive Assistants have now participated in this globally recognised and ground-breaking ACEA® programme which is delivered in both Public and In-House/On-Site formats as requested. On completion of this five day training course you will receive your certificate which has been fully accredited by Qualifi, an official UK Government recognised awarding body.


Benefits of attending

By attending this interactive ACEA® course you will be equipped with the skills to:

  • Gain a broader understanding of business, increase business acumen & bring new ideas / skills to your organisation
  • Give your Executive greater confidence to delegate more important and critical tasks to you
  • Be able to manage projects more efficiently and assist your Executive in their role as Project Sponsor,
  • Develop skills to increase your productivity through enhanced Time Management and Delegation Skills
  • Gain respect from senior Executives and the Board
  • Join & share experiences with EAs from other sectors and nationalities
  • Stand out with a globally recognised accredited certification
  • Enhance the recognition of the role & its responsibilities
  • Show everyone what you are capable of
  • Rejuvenate your passion for your career and take the next step up the career ladder
  • Learn from world renowned Executive trainers & accomplished business leaders.


Who should attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Management Assistants
  • Chiefs of Staff
  • Office Managers
  • Senior Assistants
  • Executive Personal Assistants
  • Executive Secretaries
  • Personal Assistants
  • Personal Secretaries
  • Administration Managers
  • Management Secretaries
  • Executive Personal Secretaries
  • PLUS anyone else responsible for the support of the senior management and executives.

Course Outline

5 Day Course Outline

Introduction

  • Personal Introductions
  • Course Background
  • The “Journey”

Fundamentals of Modern Corporate Behaviour

  • Exploring the characteristics of today’s global business environment
  • Understanding the role of the executive assistant in a modern world
  • The role of the modern Executive Assistant

Strategy

  • Strategy understanding
  • Corporate vision and mission
  • Delivering the strategy
  • Goals vs objectives
  • Principles of planning
  • Project alignment with strategy and organisational goals

Balanced Scorecards

  • Understanding and measuring corporate performance
  • Drilling down to the Executive Assistant role
  • Measuring success

Business Ethics

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Business ethics

Time Management

  • Prioritising
  • Tactics
  • Delegation
  • Managing effective meetings

Financial Awareness

  • Financial Accounting vs Management Accounting
  • Understanding the 4 key financial statements
  • Principles of budgeting

People Management & Leadership

  • Understanding leadership
  • Identify your leadership profile and explore how you can use this knowledge to create your own future
  • Assess your leadership competencies and learn how you can develop your strengths
  • Identify those additional skills and tools that can make you a better leader

Motivation

  • Motivation theory
  • Motivation through rewards

Fundamentals of Project Management

  • What is a project
  • Project methodologies
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Project estimating
  • Implementing effective project governance
  • Controlling the project, including status meetings and issues management

Effective Communication & Conflict Management

  • Develop your ability to influence and communicate with others
  • Understanding communication
  • Diversity, assumptions and stereotypes
  • Listening skills
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication

Other Essential Management Skills

  • Stakeholder management
  • Risk management

Problem Solving & Multitasking

  • Differentiate and define various types of problems
  • Root cause analysis
  • Evaluate solutions and apply creative thinking techniques to problem solving

Presentation Skills

  • Understanding fear
  • Planning presentations
  • Overcoming nervousness
  • Presentation preparation

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) vs Intelligence (IQ)
  • Emotional Intelligence framework
  • Using Emotional Intelligence
  • Personality and behaviours (DISC)
  • Know your inter-personal style and how your behaviour impacts others

ACEA® Examination *
*Only those who successfully complete the examination and participate effectively in the course case studies will receive the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant ACEA®.

Your trainer

Meet your expert course trainer: Ian Shipley

Ian  ShipleyIan is a highly accomplished, passionate, visionary, and results driven Operational Management professional who has spent more than 20 years at a senior level within the service sectors within UK FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.

The common factor throughout Ian’s career has been a passion around service excellence and delivering results through highly motivated teams.

Ian has been responsible for delivering major turn-around and business transformation through creating a culture where people feel comfortable to make decisions, take ownership and make it happen. Ian is the lead author of the Advanced Certificate in Operational Excellence course which has received critical acclaim from all delegates.

Accreditation benefits

Benefits, knowledge and skills gained by attending the ACEATM course

  • Gain an accredited Certificate approved by a UK regulated body –the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA®)
  • Get 3 Months FREE membership of the Institute of Administrative Management www.instam.org
  • Be awarded 30 CPD Credits from the CPD Standards Office www.cpdstandards.com
  • Existing members will be awarded 30 CPD Credits from the Institute of Administrative Management*
  • Gain a broader understanding of business, increase your business acumen & bring new ideas / skills to your organisation
  • Give your Executive greater confidence to delegate more important and critical tasks to you.
  • Be able to manage projects more efficiently and assist your Executive in their role as Project Sponsor,
  • Develop skills to increase your productivity through enhanced Time Management and Delegation Skills
  • Gain respect from senior Executives and the Board
  • Join & share experiences with EAs from other sectors and nationalities
  • Stand out with a globally recognised accredited certification
  • Enhance the recognition of the role & its responsibilities
  • Show what you are capable of
  • Rejuvenate your passion for your career, take the next step up & progress career
  • Learn from world renowned trainers & accomplished business leaders
  • Use ACEA® on your business card and on your resume
  • The ACEA® is an International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Approved training course and qualifies for 28 recertification points.

Certifications, Accreditations and Endorsements

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA®) is:

  • Certified by Qualifi, a recognised UK awarding body.
  • Accredited by the CPD Standards Office
  • Endorsed by the Institute of Administrative Management www.instam.org, the oldest professional body for administration and business management in the UK
  • Endorsed by Platinum Assistants Network South Africa: https://platinumassistsa.org.za
  • The ACEA® is an International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Approved training course and qualifies for 28 recertification points.

BMTG AccreditationBmtg

  • All Business Management Training Group (BMTG) Ltd training courses are accredited and approved by Qualifi, under the UK Regulatory Framework.
  • The BMTG, portfolio of Learning Programmes, has been fully accredited by Qualifi, an official UK Government recognised awarding body.
  • In addition, Qualifi has approved BMTG as an Accredited Centre which reinforces our commitment to assuring the highest recognised Quality Standards in delivering and assessing Programmes internationally.
  • BMTG will continue to explore and evolve our accreditation framework to meet the demands of our Partners and delegates.

Visit www.bmtg.org to learn more about BMTG.

Qualifi-2019-logoAbout Qualifi
Qualifi is a UK regulated awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and assessment to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. For more information, please go to www.qualifi.net

CPD standards Accreditation

Accredited by the prestigious CPD Standards Office.

CDP=AcceditedAny delegate who attends this Accredited course may be issued with a CPD Certificate of Attendance* upon request, which they can use within their formal CPD record for a professional body, institute, or employer. The CPD Standards Office accreditation services works in partnership with the Training Journal and the CPD Institute supporting all forms of professional development and CPD schemes globally and has an increasingly international reputation as the strongest currency in professional development. CPD extends across the globe and is undertaken in most countries. The CPD Certificate of Attendance is issued in soft copy only and contains the applicable CPD credits for each course.

British Council Certificate Validation

british-councilThe British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide and has offices in more than 100 countries and territories and are active in many more. The British Council provides access to the UK’s assets (language, arts, education and society), especially in big and emerging markets, as well as opportunities for millions of people to engage in global dialogue.

For information on The British Council in your country please refer to: www.britishcouncil.org/

The British Council in your country can validate the authenticity of your certificate to confirm that the issuing institution is an accredited one in the UK. This gives you, as a successful BMTG delegate, the added security that your qualification is accredited not only by Qualifi, under the UK Regulatory Framework, but also validated by a prestigious representative body like The British Council.

If you would like to have your certificate validated by the British Council, please let us know by emailing training@innoverto.com and include details of your course (eg dates, location, qualification and certificate number) and we will advise you of the process.

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Pricing Details


Prices

  • Super Early Bird Pricing
    CAD 3,199.
    Book and pay before 24, August 2020
    $2,264.00
  • Early Bird Pricing
    CAD 3,599.
    Book and pay before 05, October 2020
    $2,547.00
  • Standard Pricing
    CAD 3,999
    $2,830.00

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Registration details

  • Start Date
    16, November 2020
  • End Date
    20, November 2020
  • Time (GST)
    08:30 - 16:30
  • Course Code
    InvrtAc13
  • Location
    Toronto, Canada
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Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA®): Toronto

  • Start Date
    16, November 2020
  • End Date
    20, November 2020
  • Time (GST)
    08:30 - 16:30
  • Course Code
    InvrtAc13
  • Location
    Toronto, Canada

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