Unique in North-America, this exclusive certificate is awarded to the participants who have successfully completed the ten modules of the Negotiation-Excellence Skills Workshop.
Focus on Building Personal & Team Excellence, Project-Management & Negotiation Skills
Professional Skills for Writing with Clarity and Impact
THE GROWING DEMANDS
Important responsibilities, once reserved for managers, are now gradually assigned to competent assistants who learn fast and are focused and tactful. There is a growing demand for these professionals who possess the skills to:
Through practical exercises and real-life illustrations, this intensive workshop builds on the first seminar to equip you with tangible qualifications and tools to play a growing role in your team and excel. At the end of the complete program, you will be thoroughly prepared to:
WORKSHOP LEADER: Alain Paul MARTIN
A Harvard Fellow (Advanced Leadership) educated in the science and practice of strategy, negotiation and team leadership (Harvard Business and Law Schools, Concordia, MIT), Alain Martin is a board member in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. He works mostly behind the scene to improve innovation quality, capacity and velocity by coaching executives, team leaders, scientists, negotiators, marketers, lawyers, intelligence analysts and executive assistants. An inventor who held patents (USA, Canada, Japan), Alain is the Chief Architect of Harvard University Global System™, the innovative framework and toolkit applied in strategy formulation, project management and products/service incubation, design, prototyping, development, production, value extraction and client retention.
Alain has advised two prime ministers of Canada (4 years), the UNESCO's Director General, the CEOs of biotechnology
firms (BiokPlus), financial institutions (Desjardins community bank and casualty-insurance subsidiary for 10 years)
and progressive unions (APOC-AOPC). He held risk- and IT-management positions at Du Pont, Bombardier, Domtar and
CBC-SRC and Agriculture Canada where he worked with Dr. Brian Morrissey on the incubation of the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency. He led international capital projects (CIDA, World Bank) and was twice a faculty
member at the University of Quebec where he taught negotiation and change management in the M.Sc. and MGP
Alain graduated in Commerce (Quantitative Methods) from Concordia University and is a Harvard Business Schools
alumnus in entrepreneurship (OPM, 1997-1999). He fine-tuned his skills in management of change and social psychology
at MIT and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is also certified to teach negotiation in the corporation by Harvard
Law School where he was privileged to learn from Robert Mnookin,
Lawrence Suskind, Bill Ury, Bruce Patten and the late Roger Fisher.
Alains pro-bono work focuses on funding and providing advice to advance health, education and poverty reduction. He is a founding sponsor of Roger Fisher House, a conflict-resolution catalyst that is now part of Mercy Corps. He is an Advisory Board Member of both Social Hearts (Japan) and New Yorks Build Academy (formerly Open Online Academy) for global education in architecture, engineering and construction. Inspired by Drs. Jim Kim and Paul Farmer, Alain led the creation of Partners in Health Canada by mobilizing resources to (a) incorporate PIH as a charitable organization; (b) link PIH to strategic allies and philanthropies; (c) host funding events and (d) manufacture and deliver a fuel truck for PIH clinics in Haiti. He led funding projects for the victims of Haiti's earthquake, Japan's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and Hurricane Sandy (with the support of French Embassy in Washington). He also orchestrated initiatives for CHEO Childrens Hospital, Food Banks, Canada Without Poverty and led three times Harvards Global Month of Service.
"PDI is a fantastic institute. Seminars are presented brilliantly. Alain is a positive instructor. Extremely intelligent and a true role model."
Sarah MacTavish, Administrative Assistant
"This course was very interesting and I feel I have gained a lot from it. I would highly recommend this course to other assistants!"
Carol Ann Young, Executive Assistant
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
"This is the second time I attend a course at PDI and the teaching is top quality. The food, service and staff are number #1. It is a pleasure to come and learns at this institution. Thank you!"
Louise Couture, Divisional Assistant, Health Canada
DETAILED OUTLINE (2 DAYS - 1.5 CEU)
1. Professionalism for Administrative Professionals
2. Project-Management Skills to Take Charge
3. Rapid Progress Tracking Tools and Skills
4. Negotiation Skills Critical to Your Success
5. Putting It All Together
WORKSHOP LOCATIONS AND HOTEL ACCOMODATION
REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION PROCEDURES
How to Register: Please register, online, call us weekdays (9 AM - 4:30 PM EDT) at +1 819-772-7777; toll free in the USA and Canada: 1-800-HARVARD or send a fax and pay in advance by cheque or credit card.
Send your cheque payable to: The Professional Development Institute PDI Inc.
Cancellation Policy: Participants registering as a group must send substitutes in lieu of cancelling. For other clients, cancellations are accepted if made at least 10 working days prior to the course, and are subject to a $150 service charge per person. Full fees are payable by anyone who fails to attend or cancels less than 10 working days prior to the session. One substitution or transfer to a later course of the same duration is accepted.
PERSONAL COMFORT, DRESS CODE and PHOTO SESSION
The dress code is business casual at your discretion. Trust your judgment. When
unsure, err on the side of caution. If overdressed, you can remove a tie or a
jacket and roll up your sleeves. Members of the Canadian Forces and the U.S.
defense community can, at their discretion, either dress casually or keep the
HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON YOUR RESUMÉ
This workshop provides universal skills that are in high demand as pre-requisites for excellence
in every leadership and professional position. When these skills are acquired at a reputable institution
like ours, they will stand out on your CV, as a notable accomplishment.
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