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 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.
The Network worked alongside Bristol and Cardiff PA Networks to deliver an inaugural joint network full day development conference, which was so successful we are delivering a second conference to take place on 13 October 2017. We can help you in pulling together a business case to attend our conference or other training event - just get in touch with us!
Check out the Events section for more details.
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.