(29) Conference for Heads' PAs (Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon, 19-20 May 2020)

This course aims to: Provide the opportunity for Heads’ PAs to meet and share ideas about best practice and be updated by listening to presentations from leading figures in the field.

Description

This course aims to:

Provide the opportunity for Heads’ PAs to meet and share ideas about best practice and be updated by listening to presentations from leading figures in the field.

This course is for:

Heads’ PAs and EAs.

This course includes:

All accommodation, meals, refreshments and course materials from 11.30am on Tuesday  until the end of the conference on Wednesday.  Please note that there is not a conference dress code, so please dress however you feel comfortable.

A number of rooms have been reserved at the hotel on the night of Monday 18 May 2020.  If delegates wish to stay the night before the conference starts, there will be an additional cost to be paid by delegates on departure from the hotel.  This should be booked directly with Jenny Wilde Associates on 01202 671409.

Course outline:

DAY 1:

9:00 -11:30

 

The hotel has a gym and swimming pool, which are available for delegates staying the night before or arriving early. 

11:30 – 11:45

Arrival, registration and coffee in the East Wing Cafe

 

 

11:45 – 12:00

Welcome, introduction and ice-breaker activity

Michaela Fletcher, Hutchesons’ Grammar School

Gareth Johnson, educational consultant

12:00 – 13:00

Session 1: Counselling skills and dealing with emotional labour

  

Speaker: Jackie Cox, Founder, Jackie Cox Training

13:00 –14:00

Lunch

In the hotel restaurant

14:00 – 15:30

Session 2: Future-proofing your PA/EA skills and career

 

Speaker: Adam Fidler, Founder, Adam Fidler Academy

15:30 - 15:50

Tea

15.50 - 16:45

Session 3: Critical incident planning and management – principles and practical hints and tips

Speaker: Robin Hamilton, Director, AI Schools

16:45 – 19:00

Free time

19:00

Drinks reception

19:30

Dinner in the Blenheim Suite


DAY 2:

07:00 – 09:00

Breakfast

In the hotel restaurant

09:00 – 09:45

Session 4: Sharing good practice (breakout session 1)

This is the first of two breakout sessions, to allow delegates to work in groups to share best practice and discuss issues facing PAs and EAs in their roles.  Themes for discussion will be circulated to in advance, to allow delegates to indicate which topics they wish to cover in this session. 

Group 1, in the Blenheim Suite

Group 2, in the Packwood Room

Group 3, in the Charlecote Room

09:45 – 09:50

Circulation time

09:50 – 10:35

Session 5: Sharing good practice (breakout session 2)

10:35 – 11:00

Coffee and check-out

11:00 – 11:45

Session 6: Sharing good practice - plenary session

Delegates will have an opportunity to hear summaries from the group discussions in session 4 and 5, and share key outcomes, hints and tips.

11.45 – 12:45

Session 6: Closing keynote speech

Speaker to be confirmed

 

12:45 onwards

Closing remarks, lunch, and depart

Lunch is served in the hotel restaurant

 

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