All of our workshops can be delivered in-house and can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. If you are interested in a specific topic area you can browse for a workshop using the categories below or contact us for further information.

Manager & EA Productivity Program

Are you and your Executive Assistant working together as effectively as possible? Acorn’s new program will assist managers and their executive assistants in working together as optimally as possible. Using good time management techniques and the features of Outlook 2003/2007/2010 our multi-step process will help you better understand the roles of manager and EA in productively working together, the role of good time management in planning your work week, save you time and help you better use the functions of Outlook.

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Productiv_IT with Outlook 03/7/10/13 for Executive Assistants

This workshop is designed to assist EAs in achieving good time management practices through the use of modern technology. The trainer shows you how to set up Outlook to manage your workflow and group projects more productively. Learn tips on how to use Outlook to cope with the demanding role of performing as an Executive Assistant.

Topics covered include:

  • Tips for managing your work and your bosses
  • How to coordinate group calendars
  • Techniques for assigning tasks and organising meetings
  • Keeping on top of email

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Writing Skills for Executive Assistants

As an Executive or Personal Assistant your communication skills, both oral and written, need to be at the highest level. In your role you may need to write letters, emails, drafts, minutes and Ministerials and research material for a PowerPoint presentation.

This one day workshop provides you with the tools to help you hone and polish your writing skills. This workshop is particularly valuable for those who are new to the role of Executive Assistant, those who are considering a move into the role of Executive Assistant or Executive Assistants who just need a refresher.

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The New Executive Assistant

The role of the Executive Assistant has developed to become an important part of a modern workplace team. Where would many managers be without their Executive Assistant?This one day workshop will give you the skills to effectively fulfil the requirements of your new role.

Topics covered include:

  • Communication skills
  • Manage your manager
  • Working in a team
  • Prioritising your work
  • Planning meetings

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Productiv_IT with Office 03/7/10/13 for Executive Assistants

Productiv_IT with Office for Executive Assistants is a dynamic two day workshop for executive assistants to help them get the most out of MS Office. This workshop combines good work practices and modern technology for people who need to be more effective in the use of these tools. We teach you how to use each of the main applications and how to pass information between them. Find out how to get the benefits from the hidden power in MS Office and learn faster ways to perform common functions.

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