Overview

This course is designed to provide office administrators, supervisors of clerical and administrative staff, executive secretaries and personal assistants the opportunity to review and develop the interpersonal and professional skills they need to do their jobs effectively – thereby contributing to their own, their boss’ and their organisation’s success. In this workshop participants learn how to:

  • Manage a network of working relations
  • Communicate effectively
  • Manage time for yourself and others
  • Manage the performance of admin staff
  • Improve written communications
  • Manage and present information
  • Organise and improve office systems

Duration

2 Days

Who Should Attend

All administrative personnel and people newly appointed to supervisory roles, along with Secretaries and PA’s within the office environment, who want to build on their skills and knowledge

Objectives

By the end of the session, you would be able to:

  • Extend their understanding of their roles and the key contribution they make to organisational success
  • Review their working relationships
  • Review and develop their personal organisation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop an action plan to help themselves, their boss and other colleagues work in more effective and efficient ways

Course Outlines

Workshop Introduction, Roles, Competences and Personal Effectiveness

  • Workshop introduction and objectives
  • Action planning
  • The ‘competence’ model of skills, behaviours and values
  • Emotional and Chronistic Intelligence
  • Personal competence review
  • Time management constraints – resources, systems, other people and self
  • Handling requests and conflicting priorities

Team working, Communication and Meetings

  • Team working and team roles
  • Briefing skills – giving, receiving and passing on
  • Organizing and participating in meetings
  • Notes, minutes and follow-up

Managing Working Relationship, Communication Skills, Supervising Admin Staff

  • Delegation – giving and receiving
  • Coaching and training colleagues and staff – skills of on-job training
  • Communication and listening skills – lessons from NLP
  • Building rapport
  • Developing a network of working relationships – influencing skills
  • Assertiveness and conflict
  • People problems and problem people
  • Helping others perform – case study
  • Practical motivation
  • Criticism skills

Managing Time, Desk Management and Office Technology / Writing Skills

  • Planning and priority setting
  • Office layout and ergonomics
  • Managing the paper-load and developing paperless systems
  • Getting the best from office technology
  • Letter writing
  • E-mail efficiency and etiquette
  • Writing and editing reports
  • Proof-reading skills
  • Setting up/developing writing layout and style guidelines for the organisation
  • Writing & designing presentation slides

Managing Information and Budgets, improving customer service and systems

  • Principles of information management – scheduling, filtering and digesting
  • Interpreting and presenting statistical information
  • Designing and using graphs
  • Designing surveys, presenting findings and interpreting meaning
  • Basic concepts of financial management
  • Monitoring budgets and variance
  • Improving customer service and systems – continuous improvement
  • Action planning

Inhouse Training Framework - ADDIE Model

In GIN, we will work with you to modify courses or develop one to meet the specific requirements of your business. To assure your investment on training is not wasted and to maximize the value of the in-house program, we apply the ADDIE model – a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training and performance support tools. You may learn more about ADDIE model here.

Contact Us for Quotation

Contact us now for training at the Venue and Date of your choice throughout Malaysia and Internationally. Do let us know what is your expectation, number of participants, participants' profile and your preferred date and venue.