Administration and Office Management

General

5 locations available

Program Description

This course gives essential and in-depth practical techniques that will enable you to excel in your workplace. In this course, you will learn multi-disciplinary best practices such as how to be a better business writer and a master communicator.

This course also focuses on the importance of providing exceptional internal and external customer service and the impact of doing this.

Moreover, you will thoroughly have the chance to discuss the effects of stress at the workplace and ways to turn stress to an advantage. You will also learn how mastering your effective usage of time will inevitably enhance your productivity and lower your stress level. Another topic you will delve into is organizing and running an effective and professional meeting. Finally, you will learn in detail, how you can improve your phone handling capabilities.

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Objectives

  • Define and understand the role of the office manager and administrator
  • Implement verbal and written communication strategies needed for carrying out responsibilities in an effective manner
  • Develop a service attitude and mindset aimed at the internal and external customer
  • List the main causes of stress and apply the techniques needed to control them
  • Apply time management techniques required for better office productivity
  • Organize meetings effectively
  • Handle telephone calls properly and professionally

Who Should Attend

Administrators, assistants, executive secretaries, existing or prospective office managers, senior administrators and supervisors of junior level employees.

Modules

Day 1

  • The role of the office manager and administrator
  • Perception versus reality
  • The 3Ds of successful administrators: dramatically and demonstrably different
  • Competencies required for success
  • What it takes to be a 'star' at work
  • Identifying your role

Day 2

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Improving credibility and gaining recognition
  • Importance of having positive attitude
  • Being assertive
  • Selling your ideas to the boss, colleagues, subordinates and clients
  • Preparing a professional presentation
  • What constitutes professional business writing
  • Style and layout
  • Obtaining your objective with the reader
  • Readers' expectations
  • Using the telephone properly
  • Professional telephone behavior
  • Rules for good listening
  • Steps in professional handling of an incoming call
  • Dealing with difficult callers
  • Identifying common phone problems and formulating solutions

Day 3

  • Serving the internal and external customer
  • Understanding the needs of internal and external customers
  • Removing services barriers
  • Providing excellent service
  • Breaking down the silo mentality
  • Handling complaints
  • Managing time
  • Identifying and eliminating time wasters
  • Setting goals and priorities
  • Using measures to control and improve your effectiveness
  • Planning and managing time for self and others
  • Preparing time logs and learning from them

Day 4

  • Organizing meetings
  • Elements of an effective meeting
  • Preparing the agenda
  • Meeting common time wasters
  • Taking minutes of meetings
  • Responsibilities of meeting leaders and participants Stress management techniques
  • Causes and symptoms
  • Identifying your stressors
  • How stress affects performance
  • Formulating a comprehensive stress management plan
Last updated August 2019

About the School

At CONVERTAS, we organize training courses in all areas of business including Management, HR Management, Marketing, Finance, Procurement and Logistics, targeting organizations, managers and employees. ... Read More

At CONVERTAS, we organize training courses in all areas of business including Management, HR Management, Marketing, Finance, Procurement and Logistics, targeting organizations, managers and employees. Whether in-house or public, training courses are organized with the highest qualified trainers. Read less
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