Unique in North-America, this exclusive certificate is awarded to the participants who have successfully completed the Advanced Workshop: Executive Assistants & Administrative-Professionals II.
"Everything was perfect. Thank you."
Emel Ipek Williamson,
"PDI is a fantastic institute. Seminars are presented brilliantly. Alain is a positive instructor. Extremely intelligent and a true role model."
"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,
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!"
"Excellent material for Administrative Assistants."
St-Thomas More College
"My head will become more structured now! Amazing course! Thanks a bunch!"
Marie Josée Boucher,
for Executive Assistants & Admin.-Professionals - Part II
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, principled negotiation, 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 UNESCOs
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. He was twice a faculty member at the University of Quebec
where he taught negotiation and change management
in the M.Sc. and MGP Project-Management programs and Led assignments
where sensitive multipartite negotiations
were of paramount importance, including:
(a) the incubation of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with Dr. Brian Morrissey;
(b) a brainstorming retreat with Health-Canadas
executives and medical professionals to prepare a risk-management strategy
nine months before Mad Cow was diagnosed in Canada;
(c) a proposal to the Prime Minister on defusing the growing tensions between Canada
and its Asian trade partners, particularly Japan, following the discovery of
mad-cow disease in Alberta;
(d) the merger of five agencies mandated to protect investors, maintain
the integrity of securities markets, and regulate financial institutions in Quebec;
(e) the creation of a trilateral cooperation network
to mobilize Canadian talent and know-how with petrodollar financing
(Kuwait, Abu Dhabi) for the benefit of the poorest nations in Asia and Africa;
(f) coaching leaders of the First Nations in British Columbia
and those of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic to apply principled negotiation
in resolving critical issues with their respective
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 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 Haitis earthquake, Japans 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.
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
BRING THIS WORKSHOP TO YOUR ORGANIZATION
We deliver in-house versions of this workshop worldwide to business and governments, NGOs and bar
associations and other societies. We would be delighted to work together with your team anywhere. Ask us
for a proposal based on the number of participants, the seminar duration and a selection of cutting-edge
course materials and case studies most applicable to your environment.
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.
Advanced Workshop for Executive Assistants & Administrative Professionals
Practical Skills and Leadership Competencies
Applying Harvard University Global System™ Tools,
Led by Alain Paul Martin
The Professional Development Institute
Seminar year or full date