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How to get your boss to invest in your development – A Message for Admins

Much is expected of  administrative assistants today. Good organization, management and people skills are no longer an option – they are an imperative. At this comprehensive program, you will participate in a significant learning experience with others who share the same responsibilities and face the same challenges.

With training budgets stretched tightly today, it is important that you receive the best training and the best value. This program is a content rich, intensive three-day workshop intended to explore and develop the organizational and interpersonal abilities of each participant.

P.A. Douglas and Associates Administrative Professionals Courses are North America’s highest rated and most comprehensive annual training event for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants.

To assist you in evaluating the alternatives and cut through the hype, please consider the following five advantages of the World-Class Administrative Professionals Course:

  1. Our Administrative Professionals Courses are the longest running and most widely attended

Our Administrative Professionals courses have run continuously since the 1970’s. More than 100,000 administrative professionals from virtually every major public and private organization in North America have attended since then. The praise this course has received over the past forty years reflects the persistent research and subsequent revision which ensures that the program is at the cutting edge.

General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, IBM, Xerox, Intel, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell-Douglas, Hughes, Rockwell International, Disney, Motion Picture Industry, Universal Studios, NBC, CBS, CBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Procter & Gamble, Motorola, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Exxon, Chevron, Mobil Oil, Union Gas, Shell, Gulf, ARCO, Harley-Davidson, House of Seagram, Bank of America, Polaroid, Eastman Kodak, Dupont, General Electric, General Dynamics, General Mills, Dun & Bradstreet, Levi Strauss, Lever Brothers, Kraft, Nabisco, Dow Jones, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Childrens Hospital Boston, United States Government, Government of Canada, Her Majesty’s Government, Government of Sweden, Government of Uganda, Government of Kuwait, Pentagon, Dept. Homeland Security, CDC, CIA, FBI, US Army, US Navy, USAF, US Congress, NASA, State of California, State of Michigan, State of Alabama, State of Nevada, MIT, University of California, Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, Duke University, Cal State University, ArEmbry-Riddle, Penn State, Tulane University, Tuskegee University, Smithsonian Institution, University of Illinois, University of Maine, New York City University, Texas A&M University, Los Angeles County, City of Las Vegas, City of Seattle, City of San Diego, City of Phoenix, City of Atlanta

2. A Truly Limited Enrolment, Content Rich Course

This is NOT a conference in which you will be crammed into a ballroom with hundreds of others, to listen to a keynote speaker and be lectured to. Nor, will you be forced to engage in skits, line-dancing or other nonsense. The World-Class Administrative Professionals Course is a content rich educational workshop in which real and meaningful skills are taught.

3. A Certified Course

We use the university standard, our courses are taught by qualified faculty not scripted presenters. All of our faculty members hold, as a minimum, a Masters Degree from a fully accredited university and one or more professional qualifications, (Ph.D., CMC, LLB, PMP, etc). Our faculty also have at least 12 years experience in their field of expertise. Furthermore, you will receive 2.2 continuing educational units (CEU’s).

4. An Inclusive Package – Accommodation and Meals Included

At P.A. Douglas we provide an all inclusive, first-class learning experience. The course fee includes tuition, accommodation (room & taxes), daily breakfast, reception on day one, luncheon on day two, refreshments, comprehensive courseware package, as well as an individual password for online materials to assist you and your team after the course is finished.

5. Highest Training Return-On-Investment

Admin, we know your time is valuable. Therefore, rather than endless group discussions and navel-gazing, you will leave this carefully tailored, content rich program with NEW practical skills that will immediately enhance your organizational and interpersonal skills. The focus is on increasing your value to you and your organization.

A few comments from past participants

“This is the Cadillac, no, the Rolls-Royce of Administrative Professional programs. Everything about the course is first-class – the hotel, materials, meals, refreshments and above all the faculty. Paul Douglas is the BEST speaker I have ever heard – bar none. I learned so much, made wonderful new friends, relaxed and renewed my commitment to my company in superb surroundings. This course is expensive, but you get what you pay for. It meant so much to me that my boss thought I was worth the very best.”

— Lorna Whitman, Victory Co.

The seminar content was substantive, which I appreciated at this level of my career. The skills I learned will enable me not only to enhance my role within the agency, but also perform as a more capable liaison for my boss

— Teri Lyn Perreira, Wisconsin Investment Board

“I enjoyed the entire experience. I would provide constructive criticism if I could think of something, however, this seminar has surpassed any and all of my expectations. I loved it!”

— Georgelaine Milot, Novatel Inc.

“Tom Douglas is the best presenter I’ve ever seen. Clear communication, fun and uses humor. Is engaged with the audience. I would highly recommend him to others!”

— Maria Turski, Marriott Hotels

“Despite the length of the seminar, there was not a single boring moment. Paul Douglas uses his experiences and a wonderful sense of humor to keep the interest. The quality of the seminar itself was


— Marie Lynch, Sunstrand Corporation

“Both Dr. Douglas and his son Tom have an excellent ability to captivate and keep you interested and motivated throughout the conference They gave me indispensable tools to succeed.”

— Suzanne Brisebois, Privy Council Office

This course will benefit you and your organization by:

  • Enhancing productivity
  • Providing you with new organizational skills
  • Increasing overall performance and effectiveness
  • Anticipating your manager’s needs thereby developing a greater partnership
  • Promoting greater teamwork by handling interpersonal conflicts with agility and diplomacy
  • Motivating others to set goals that achieve greater results
  • Protecting your and the manager’s time
  • increase job satisfaction and thereby employee retention

From President Paul A. Douglas Ph. D.:

“For more than forty years, we have worked closely with HR departments, executives, managers and administrative professionals themselves to ensure that our training programs meet the rigorous needs of our participants. It is from this extensive experience that we have crafted our programs. The praise our programs have received over the past four decades reflects the persistent research and subsequent revision which ensures that our courses is at the cutting edge. Your assistant’s time is too valuable to waste. I guarantee you the very best training available today.”


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