The "Douglas Difference"
With training budgets stretched tightly today, you must obtain the best training available. Our comprehensive and intensive programs are designed to explore and develop each participant's intellectual, organizational, and interpersonal abilities. At all P.A. Douglas & Associates programs, you are guaranteed:
1. USA's Highest Rated and Most Enduring Courses:
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 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 vertically with senior management and horizontally across the broader organization. Our programs' praise over the past five decades reflects the persistent research and subsequent revision, which ensures that our courses are at the cutting edge.
2. This is a Certified Course:
We use the university standard; qualified faculty, not scripted presenters, teach all our courses. All of our faculty members hold, as a minimum, a Master's Degree from a fully accredited university and one or more professional qualifications (Ph.D., CMC, LLB., PMP, etc.). Our faculty also have at least 12 years of experience in their field of expertise. Being certified and your certificate of completion, you will receive 1.0 continuing educational units (CEU).
3. A Truly Limited Enrollment Seminar:
This is NOT a conference where you will 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 content-rich, practical educational workshops 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 (At our on-site Sessions):
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. For this reason, unlike other courses, where participants must find their own accommodations, arrange their own meals, etc., everyone is under the same roof at our residential courses. Your course fee includes your tuition, accommodation (room & taxes), breakfast each day, luncheon, refreshments, comprehensive courseware, individual Multidimensional Inventory & Normative Diagnoses (iMind2), and an individual password for online materials to assist you after the program is over.
5. A Course, NOT a Conference:
What’s the Difference Between a Course and a Conference? Perhaps the greatest difference is that, at a course, 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. The group is small, and the focus is education, not entertainment. At the Niagara Management Course, you are engaged with the faculty. You are a participant, not just an attendee. The course is content rich and designed to provide real knowledge and skills developed over decades to help you grow as an administrative professional and as a person.