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Managing Successful Projects and Events – 1 Day Course – Online

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 This course is endorsed by the Institute of Administrative Management

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This 1 Day Course is delivered online and is split into 2 half days.

Dates and timings

30-31 March 2021, 1.00-4.30pm

1 – 2 June 2021, 1.00-4.30pm

14 – 15 September 2021, 1.00-4.30pm

What will I learn from Managing Successful Projects and Events?

Today’s PA’s duties do not end with looking after your manager’s calendar. Top PAs are now taking on more responsibilities such as managing projects and events. Managing Successful Projects and Events will take you through a project life cycle and show you how to make it a shining success, earning you praise and gratitude from your boss and respect and admiration from your colleagues.

Often without specific training, you have to be not just good, but great at so many diverse tasks, while all around you colleagues with specialised functions only have to concentrate on doing one thing well.

Isn’t it funny how often what seemed like a simple task (at least to your boss) when you were given it, can easily turn into a project, gobbling up your time, as well as resources? If you need to be more effective in managing your tasks and projects, want to feel more in control of involved colleagues and deadlines, and get help from project planning tools, then Managing Successful Projects and Events for non-project managers is for you!

This course consists of four parts:

I. Main steps of project management process:

  • Project specification
  • Detailed task analysis
  • Project schedule
  • Resource planning
  • Budget planning
  • Risk analysis and contingency planning
  • Communication plan

II. Problem solving and creativity

We will cover techniques that help to identify the root cause of a problem, generate options, and select the best solution.

  • Identifying the root of the problem
  • Generating possible solutions
  • Brainstorming
  • Boosting your creativity
  • Using your intuition and logic
  • Selecting the best solution
  • Considering implementation

III. Managing successful events

Since every event is a project on its own, at this stage you will already have a clear picture of the main steps you need to take to make the whole process run smoothly. The afternoon part will cover some specifics of organising events:

  • Different types of events
  • Describing target audience
  • Setting clear goals
  • Choosing best time and venue for an event
  • Tips on saving money, negotiations with suppliers
  • Reaching the target audience, marketing your event

You will also learn:

  • The critical knowledge and skills you need to guarantee success as a project/event manager
  • Set realistic budgetary and delivery expectations for your manager
  • Discover how to balance your daily workload with managing a project/ organising an event
  • Make every project or event your own – and get the credit you deserve

IV. Pivoting to virtual events

  • Engagement
  • Content
  • Production
  • Business case for virtual events

We will provide you with comprehensive checklists and other useful materials that will turn the process of managing a project or organising an event into a simple task.


130 pages

Style of Delivery

With a day to impart so much information effectively, we use a variety of training techniques to ensure that PAs retain what they have learnt and return to work able to implement their new knowledge immediately. Providing direct after-course support via email and social media therefore plays an essential part in this process. The techniques include:

  • No PowerPoint!
  • No Role Plays
  • Our promise to change you
  • Comprehensive handouts
  • Accelerated learning
  • High delegate participation
  • Very practically-based
  • Real-life examples
  • Tutorial instruction
  • Case studies
  • Group work

Managing Successful Projects & Events really scores

All Today’s PA delegates are asked to evaluate Managing Successful Projects and Events as it finishes. Delegates regularly give us 5 out of 5, and 1 in 6 have said it’s the best course they’ve ever attended.

Our credentials

Multi Award-Winning PA Training

Today’s PA was named “Best PA Training Provider in the UK” six years running, having been voted for by thousands of Assistants in the PA Voice Awards 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

A Professional Trainer for Professional PAs

Your principal trainer, Paul Pennant, is the founder and Managing Director of Today’s PA. Paul started Today’s PA with a clear vision: to take his own experiences as a PA, office manager and business director and create training courses that meet the challenging real-world needs and aspirations of modern business professionals.

With the rapid advances in technology, Paul has specialised in helping PAs to utilise this technology to save time and reduce stress. He covers all Microsoft Office products at all levels. He is a Microsoft Office Specialist Master. With a post-graduate degree in business studies, few, if any, trainers are better qualified to deliver and lead the workshop for Today’s PAs – for you.

Our clients

  • PAs from over 80 countries have attended our workshops
  • Over 4000 companies, many of them blue-chip, have sent PAs to be trained successfully by Today’s PA
  • PAs fly into the UK from around the world to attend

Your Investment

Your investment is just £429 + VAT.

This includes:

  • Pre/post-course activity listed below
  • Handouts (over 130 pages) posted to you in advance
  • Today’s PA stationery

Pre/post-course activity

Pre-course assessment

When you commit your time to Today’s PA, we want you to know that we understand and recognise that commitment. We want to do everything we can to ensure that Managing Successful Projects and Events is thoroughly worthwhile for you. Being properly prepared will play a key part in achieving that success. Indeed, your success is our success.

If you get what we promise from Managing Successful Projects and Events – and we know you will – we are confident you will recommend it to peers and colleagues. So we would like you to complete a short questionnaire, just before you attend the workshop, in order to give us a snapshot of the kind of person and PA you are, how you became a PA and what are your issues, frustrations, hopes and ambitions.

When you arrive at the workshop, you will feel that you are among friends who understand you – and you are, because your trainers and course designers have all been where you are now. Doesn’t that give you a warm, fuzzy feeling?

Post-course support

Once the workshop is over, we don’t just wave you goodbye and close the door. When you leave, you take with you our ongoing commitment to your success, which includes:

  • Free membership of the Today’s PA network
  • Email support from a nationwide network of experienced PAs
  • A platform to voice your opinions through our regular email newsletter
  • Professional help and information just a phone call away
  • Ongoing help with time-saving tips to make your day easier
  • ‘Hot tips’ email alerts to keep you up to date with the latest advice and info on new courses

In-house bespoke training

Even if you can’t make it to one of our venues, don’t despair – why not let us come to you?

There are many good reasons for keeping the course in-house: it makes for greater efficiency and ensures everything is focussed on your organisation’s business. The course can be adapted to your organisation’s specific needs so that it perfectly aligns with its culture and values.

Your PAs can also network and share their experiences of the course, thus strengthening the PA role within your organisation.

Managing Successful Projects and Events – 1 Day Course – Online
Date: 01-06-2021
Days: Online
Location: Online
Places: 5
Price: £429.00
Managing Successful Projects and Events – 1 Day Course – Online
Date: 14-09-2021
Days: Online
Location: Online
Places: 6
Price: £429.00
The course was very informative and has helped me to ensure I run my events more efficiently! Thank you!
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