The "Douglas Difference"
You will experience our impactful three-day in-person course at this internationally recognized
program. The course is a truly blended learning experience and a lively and engaging real-time
learning experience. As a result of full interaction with faculty and fellow participants through case analysis, exercises and breakout groups, true collaboration and collegiality are achieved.
Why Choose the P.A. Douglas' International Office Managers Course
The 2023 Effective Office Managers Course is a comprehensive, three-day program. If you are looking for real results from your office management training experience, only P.A. Douglas' programs are backed by over five decades of proven training expertise, assessing, designing, and implementing high-quality limited-enrollment courses. P.A. Douglas programs are designed to help individuals from every sector benefit professionally and personally by gaining the skills and strategies needed to face real challenges.
Why P.A. Douglas & Associates Training?
With tight training budgets stretched today, you must obtain the best available training. Our intensive programs are designed to explore and develop each participant's intellectual, organizational, and interpersonal abilities.
P.A. Douglas is a global leader in training and professional development. For five decades, we have worked closely with HR departments and with executives and senior-level managers in both the private and public sectors, as well as office managers and supervisors themselves, to ensure that our courses meet and exceed the rigorous needs of our participants. It is from this extensive experience that we have meticulously crafted this program. The praise the Effective Office Managers Course has received reflects the ongoing research and subsequent revision, ensuring that the program is cutting-edge.
Our mission has always been to provide true university-style seminars where communication is two-way and where you are a participant, not an audience member. This is highly beneficial as a seminar's value comes from the networking and collegiality that forms with other participants. The Effective Office Managers Course is a learning experience, not just a training workshop.
Highly Qualified, Experienced Faculty
We use the University standard. All of our courses are taught by academically qualified faculty - not scripted presenters. Knowledgeable and entertaining speakers with, on average, over 20 years of experience, our faculty members hold, at a minimum, a Master’s Degree from a fully accredited university and one or more professional qualifications (Ph.D., CMC, PMP, etc.).
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.
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. 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.
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 large audience member listening to several speakers giving talks 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.