Time to Shine - Exeter PA Network Event

The Exeter PA Network invites you to join us for an interactive, engaging evening of fun and learning with Business Coach and Personal Development Consultant, Judy Salmon in the elegant Victorian surrounds of The Rougemont, Thistle, in central Exeter.

The aim of the evening is to reaffirm how important you are to your organisation and the value you bring to it. The evening will also equip you with tools to effectively communicate and demonstrate this to your organisation, so that you are appropriately recognised and rewarded for everything you do.

Whilst it may be in our nature to work in the background, quietly keeping the wheels of the business turning, how can we expect our organisations to fully appreciate the value we add to the organisation if we don’t tell them exactly what we do? To be fair to our employers, we need to pull our lights from under those bushels, be proud of what we do and make sure others know that some of the really good stuff that goes on in the business is down to us. We know that many may feel uncomfortable having the spotlight on them and this session is about sharing tips and techniques to highlight your achievements but without being 'in ya face' about it! Speaking up about what we do will be good for us, in terms of being appropriately recognised and rewarded. It will also good for our organisations, as only when they fully appreciate the extent of our roles can they properly put in place resilience/business continuity plans.

Split over two sessions, the evening will start with group discussions aimed at re-engaging with the PA role – why did you become a PA in the first place? What opportunities does the role now offer?

The second session will focus on developing assertiveness and techniques for self-promotion in a way that feels right for you.

The agenda for the evening:

5.00pm Arrival and networking – opportunity for tour of hotel
6.00pm Sit down and welcome/introductions
6.15pm Session 1 with Judy Salmon
7.00pm Break and opportunity to tour the hotel
7.20pm Session 2 with Judy Salmon
8.00pm South West Regional VA Awards presented by John Palmer and Deborah Shaw
8.20pm Raffle/close
8.30pm Dinner for those that wish to continue networking

Speaker profile:
Judy has over 20 years' experience creating thoughtfully researched and individually designed training programmes. An underlying theme in her work is to help improve confidence, understanding how it impacts on all aspects of our lives. Judy is recognised as someone who consistently ignites personal performance. Her eight years in the Army allowed her to experience leadership of various styles and to learn first hand the power of outstanding teamwork in extreme situations. Her core values of honesty, reliability, integrity, humour and attitudes formed whilst in the Armed Forces have shaped her approach to life and work, underpinning all she does. You can find out more about Judy on her website: http://www.judysalmon.co.uk/

We will also be joined by John Palmer of pa-assist.com and bemyva.com and Deborah Shaw, Board Member and former President of the Association of Celebrity Assistants, who will be presenting the South West Regional VA Awards for 2015.

A series of Regional Awards Ceremonies across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland have been planned by VA Conference and BeMyVa. Regional Award winners will be put forward for the National Finals. The National England Awards will be presented at Office* 2015 on 14 October. National Award winners will then be entered in the VA Award Grand Finals (VA of the Year and Best Newcomer of the Year), to be held on 20 November 2015 at the Beaumont Estate Conference Centre, as part of the program for the 2015 VA Conference.

Book today: http://www.michelmores.com/events/current/time-shine-exeter-pa-network-e... or email rebecca.eccles@michelmores.com with any questions.

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The Rougemont Thistle Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3SP

Event Date

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm