The "Douglas Difference"
With training budgets stretched tightly today, it is important that you obtain the best training available. Our comprehensive and intensive programs are designed to explore and develop the intellectual, organizational and interpersonal abilities of each participant. At all P.A. Douglas & Associates programs you are guaranteed:
1. Highly Rated and Time-tested Programs:
For more than forty years, we have worked closely with HR departments, executives, managers and administrative professionals to ensure that our training programs meet the rigorous needs of all of our participants. It is from this extensive experience that we have crafted our programs. Our focus is on the ability to function more effectively and collaboratively both vertically with senior management as well as horizontally across the broader organization. The praise our programs have received over the past four decades reflects the persistent research and subsequent revision which ensures that our courses is at the cutting edge.
We use the university standard, all our courses are taught by qualified faculty not scripted presenters. All of our faculty members hold, as a minimum, a Masters Degree from a fully accredited university and one or more professional qualifications, (Ph.D., CMC, JD., PMP, etc). Our faculty also have on average 15 years experience in their field of expertise. Being certified, in addition to your certificate of completion, you will also receive 2.2 continuing educational units (CEU’s).
3. A Truly Limited Enrollment Seminar:
When you attend a P.A. Douglas program, you will NOT be crammed into a ballroom with hundreds of others to listen to a keynote speaker and be lectured to. Nor will you be forced to engage in skits, line-dancing or other nonsense. Our programs are limited enrollment, content-rich, educational courses in which real and meaningful skills are taught. We know your time is valuable, therefore rather than endless group discussions, you will leave our carefully tailored, comprehensive programs with NEW practical skills that will immediately enhance your management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
4. First-Class Accommodation Included:
One of the greatest benefits of attending a truly limited enrollment residential program comes from the networking and camaraderie that takes place outside of the educational sessions. It is for this reason that, unlike other courses, where participants must find their own accommodations, arrange their own meals etc., at our residential courses everyone is under the same roof. As well our course are only offered at first-class hotels and resorts - Fairmont, Hilton or Hyatt. Your course fee includes your tuition, accommodation (room & taxes) breakfast each day, luncheon, a welcome reception and social, refreshments, comprehensive courseware, individual Multidimensional Inventory & Normative Diagnoses (iMind2) as well as an individual password for online support and materials to assist you after the program is over.
5. We offer COURSES not CONFERENCES:
What is the difference between a course and a conference? Perhaps the greatest difference is that at a true course the communication is two-way. You are not just a member of a large audience listening to a number of speakers giving talks up on a stage. There is a much greater feeling of collegiality and continuity at a seminar. Our groups are small and the focus is education, not entertainment. At our seminars, you are engaged with the faculty. You are a participant not just an attendee. Our courses are content rich and designed to provide real knowledge and skills developed over decades, designed to help you grow both professionally and as a person.