CIAPS to host PAs and Executive Assistants Programme
Lagos based International Graduate School, CIAPS will play host to senior Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants from across Nigeria and other African countries as experts gather in Lagos for one week from the Tuesday 22nd January to Saturday 26th January 2019 to deliberate on the role and responsibilities of PAs and Executive Assistants of the future.
The programme is an initiative of the Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, with input from ECAPS, Cambridge, The Global PA Association London and The Executive Assistant Network Sydney
Confirming the event, CIAPS Centre Director, Prof Anthony Kila noted that the programme is aimed at experienced and new Senior PAs and Executives, Management Assistants and Executive Assistants who want to improve their performance and those who are new to the role but want to reach high levels from. He also pointed out that the programme has been designed bearing in mind the need of and with a lot of inputs from Company Chairmen and Directors, Ministers and Commissioners, Legislators, Advisers and top Consultants.
Kila further commented that one of the important roles that a lot of people dangerously under estimate is that of Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants. According to Kila, it is a shame that too many people don’t realise that a huge fraction of success and failures of senior managers and companies can be attributed to their Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants, as a matter of fact I am convinced that to predict the performance of an Executive and an Office, part of what you need do is just to observe the Assistants.
As part of the programme, participants will have a special session with a CEO to discuss the practical side of assisting projects, offices and events.
Also commenting on the programme, CIAPS Administrator and Events Coordinator, Sadie Davies noted that technology is a major factor in the way PAs and Executive Assistants of the future will perform their role and responsibilities. The event she notes, will be an opportunity to share direct and inside tips about our ever-moving sector of Administrators and Project Assistants.