Professional Skills for Executive Assistants- Alice Springs CDU

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Professional Skills for Executive Assistants

Charles Darwin University, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Management has appointed Barbara Clifford to deliver short courses designed and owned by the Australian Institute of Management..

Executive Assistants play a critical role in organisations.


A highly effective Executive Assistant needs to be proficient in the latest methods of time management, communication and organisational skills.

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Executive Assistants play a critical role in organisations yet many underestimate the scope of responsibility the position holds.  A highly effective Executive Assistant will manage to find the perfect balance between assertiveness and diplomacy, discretion and responsible action. By providing professional assistance to senior executives, the Executive Assistant must be highly proficient in time management, project management, organisation, professional writing and a master of communication. As such, they very much represent the professional brand of the company.

By enhancing these skills in this professional development training, you will become far more confident in managing diverse challenges.  You may well be equipped with many of these skills already, yet by participating in this training, you'll be able to brush up on existing skills while also broadening your awareness of developing skill sets in your field.


Improve your confidence and professionalism with personal assertiveness strategies.

How does an Executive Assistant know when to react or when to respond in certain situations? As an Executive Assistant, are you confident that you are responding to challenges in the most effective manner?  By enhancing your time management, communication, assertiveness and organisational skills you will respond positively,  professionally and with confidence.  Not only will be able to manage situations that may have previously been difficult or troublesome you will increase your leadership potential and professional maturity. Your new methods of communication and personal connection will set you on the path to becoming a positive influence and a highly professional Executive Assistant.

Wednesday, 8th May & Thursday 9th May 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm

By enhancing your professional skills, you will contribute more to the strategic success of the organisation through your own actions and feel more supported by the actions of senior stakeholders.

You will learn how to: 

  • Adopt the skills and attributes of a top performing Executive Assistant

  • Support the work of others while maintaining personal satisfaction

  • Negotiate different work and learning styles

  • Analyse organisational information flows and information inhibitors

  • Listen, question, be assertive and influence

  • Clarify career goals and develop a career and networking plan

Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea Light Refreshments Provided.

A complimentary lunch is also provided.


Join us in the training rooms of the

Charles Darwin University - Alice Springs Campus
Grevillea Drive
Alice Springs

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