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. Canada’s Highest Rated and Longest Running 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 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.
2. This is a Certified Course:
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, LLB., PMP, etc). Our faculty also have at least 12 years experience in their field of expertise. Being certified, in addition to your certificate of completion, you will receive 2.2 continuing educational units (CEU’s).
3. A Truly Limited Enrollment Seminar:
This is NOT a conference in which 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:
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. Your course fee includes your tuition, accommodation (room & taxes) breakfast each
day, luncheon, refreshments, comprehensive courseware, individual Multidimensional
Inventory & Normative Diagnoses (iMind2)
workbook and manual and two books - Managing Self and The New Rules for Administrative Professionals as well as 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 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. The group is small and the focus is education, not entertainment. At the APSummit: World-Class Administrative Professionals 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 knowlege and skills developed over decades designed to help you grow both as an administrative professional and as a person.