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    Hone your skills at the next PA Life Training Day

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    Personal and executive assistants of all levels can improve their existing skills and learn new ones at the next PA Life Training Day, taking place on Monday, 25 September at the InterContinental London – The O2.

    PA Life Training Day features four streams with topics ranging from entry-level PA knowledge to more advanced techniques, so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your needs.

    Stream one includes sessions on becoming a master minute taker from Joanna Gutmann and getting through the interview process from EA Abigail Jones, as well as learning how to take control of your inbox from Dr Monica Seeley, making a positive first impression with Joanna Gaudoin and a special agony aunt session with Victoria Darragh.

    In stream two, you’ll find the skills and confidence to network with Joanna Gaudoin, learn all about social media, apps and office tech from Matt Davis of The Bright Click, then discover effective business travel management with Garry Lloyd from Wayte Travel Management and achieve a better work-life balance with Garth Delikan.

    Streams one and two come to a close in the morning with an interactive PA Life panel discussion focused on confidence building featuring Amy Marsden, Abigail Jones and Candy Bowman.

    Meanwhile in stream three, you can learn about employee engagement from Russell Beck of Impellam Group, manage a difficult boss with Anita Pickerden and plan your career development for growth and prospects with Adam Fidler.

    Finally, stream four features assertive communication with Candy Bowman, making the leap from PA to VA with former cover star Charlotte Wibberley, top time-management tips and how to handle stress in difficult times from wellness expert Dana Zelicha.

    The day finishes with another PA Life panel discussion, this time on preparing for your next role. Panellists include Adam Fidler, Charlotte Wibberley, Joanna Gaudoin and Andrew Jardine.

    Plus, you’ll have the chance to network with a select group of suppliers on the day, including Wayte Travel Management, Redfern, Salomons Estate, Lime Blue Solutions, Capita Travel & Events, Gleneagles, Knebworth House, Fortnum & Mason, Betty’s, Complete Event Solutions, Conference Style and The Crystal.

    You can book a full day at PA Life Training Day for just £295 +VAT, which includes a networking buffet lunch, or a half day for £195 +VAT. PA Life Club members are entitled to a discount on a full day booking, and there are also discounts on offer for groups of three or more PAs. PA Life Training Day is endorsed by The IAM.

    Places in each session are limited, so book now to secure your place. Visit palife.co.uk/training-day, contact Paige Aitken at paltrainingday@palife.co.uk, or call 01992 374 100.

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    Molly Dyson

    Former Editor – PA Life

    All stories by: Molly Dyson