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Academic Skills Series

Presentation Skills

Course Background

Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person's career. Your participants will be provided a strong set of skills that will complement their current presentation skill set. 

The Presentation Skills workshop will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This workshop includes topics that participants can look forward to including: creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience. 

Course Objectives

  • 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

Topics Covered 

  • Working with Your Manager

  • Developing Administrative Skills

  • Effective Management

  • Meeting Management

  • Tools of the Trade (I)

  • Tools of the Trade (II)

  • How to be an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Organisational Skills 

  • Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Special Tasks

Methodology

Lecture on each modules, case studies, games, activities and discussion and review

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours. However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students and the duration of the course adjusted accordingly. Few of the topics can be selected to be taught in a workshop mode.  

Developing Study Skills

Course Background

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 the participants what it takes to be a successful assistant. Participants will learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organise 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 participants with the necessary tools.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Topics Covered 

  • Working with Your Manager

  • Developing Administrative Skills

  • Effective Management

  • Meeting Management

  • Tools of the Trade (I)

  • Tools of the Trade (II)

  • How to be an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Organisational Skills 

  • Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Special Tasks

Methodology

Lecture on each modules, case studies, games, activities and discussion and review

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours. However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students and the duration of the course adjusted accordingly. Few of the topics can be selected to be taught in a workshop mode.  

Research Methods

Course Background

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 the participants what it takes to be a successful assistant. Participants will learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organise 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 participants with the necessary tools.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Topics Covered 

  • Working with Your Manager

  • Developing Administrative Skills

  • Effective Management

  • Meeting Management

  • Tools of the Trade (I)

  • Tools of the Trade (II)

  • How to be an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Organisational Skills 

  • Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Special Tasks

Methodology

Lecture on each modules, case studies, games, activities and discussion and review

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours. However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students and the duration of the course adjusted accordingly. Few of the topics can be selected to be taught in a workshop mode.  

Learning to Write a Dissertation 

Course Background

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 the participants what it takes to be a successful assistant. Participants will learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organise 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 participants with the necessary tools.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Topics Covered 

  • Working with Your Manager

  • Developing Administrative Skills

  • Effective Management

  • Meeting Management

  • Tools of the Trade (I)

  • Tools of the Trade (II)

  • How to be an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Organisational Skills 

  • Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Special Tasks

Methodology

Lecture on each modules, case studies, games, activities and discussion and review

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours. However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students and the duration of the course adjusted accordingly. Few of the topics can be selected to be taught in a workshop mode.