Learning and Development

The only one of its kind in Exeter, the Network offers exceptional learning and development opportunities to PAs, EAs, Secretaries and Administrators across Exeter and surrounding areas at a very low cost, filling the gap created by recession and then Brexit led budget cuts.  This is delivered through a mix of evening and breakfast events, as well as a full day annual conference.


Formal development sessions are designed to upskill PAs, recognising how roles have changed for many over recent years to include HR, Finance, Line Management and Project Management responsibilities.  Topics covered at previous events have included: Social Media Strategies for Business, Gen Y Workforce, Technology, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Behavioural Styles, as well as Performance Reviews & Development Planning.


The theme for development events in 2016 was Brand - personal brand, and online brand. For 2017 we looked at the Future of Work, and how to build resilience to better cope with the increasing pace of change. In 2018, we will look to provide our members with tips and tools to develop a more entrepreneurial mindset, helping them to step up into the space of business management, enabling their Executives to operate more in the space of leadership.


The Network has now delivered two very successful Annual Conferences (we saw 40% growth in attendee numbers at second conference).  Our third Annual Conference will be held on Friday, 12 October 2018.  We can help you in pulling together a business case to attend our conference or other training events - just get in touch with us!


Check out the Events  section for more details.

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The group's breakfast meetings have speakers from the local business community, aimed at developing our members' awareness of businesses they and their organisations could work with, as well as developments and challenges in the market.  Topics have included mindfulness, coaching, Exeter Pound, how to turn failure into success, applying for and winning professional awards, Exeter Pride, embracing chaos, as well as how to create active workplaces.


Our Events  section contains details of future topics.


Check out the vlog made by one of speakers - Alastair Banks of  Optix Solutions - where he talks of his experience of meeting the Network and speaking at our breakfast event.

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