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CIAPS to host PAs, Executive Assistants Programme


Director, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS), Prof. Anthony Kila

Lagos based International Graduate School, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS), will play host to senior Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants from across Nigeria and other African countries.

The experts will gather in Lagos for a one-week training billed for Tuesday, January 15 to Saturday, January 19, 2019, to deliberate on the role and responsibilities of PAs and Executive Assistants of the future.

The programme is an initiative of the CIAPS with input from ECAPS, Cambridge, The Global PA Association London and The Executive Assistant Network Sydney.


CIAPS Centre Director, Prof. Anthony Kila, who confirmed the event, said that the programme is targeted at experienced and new PAs and Executives, Management Assistants and Executive Assistants, who want to improve their performance and those who are new to the role but want to reach high levels.

He noted that the programme was designed with a lot of inputs from Company Chairmen and Directors, Ministers and Commissioners, Legislators, Advisers and top Consultants.

Stressing that one of the important roles a lot of people dangerously under estimate is that of PAs and Executive Assistants, he said, “It is a shame that too many people don’t realise that a huge fraction of success and failures of senior managers and companies can be attributed to their PAs and Executive Assistants, as a matter of fact I am convinced that to predict the performance of an executive and an office, part of what you need do is just to observe the assistants.

As part of the programme, participants will have a special session with CEOs to discuss the practical side of assisting projects, offices and events.

Also, CIAPS Administrator and Events Coordinator, Sadie Davies noted that technology is a major factor in the way PAs and Executive Assistants of the future will perform their role and responsibilities.

The event she added, will be an opportunity to share direct and inside tips about our ever-moving sector of Administrators and Project Assistants.

CIAPS is the first paperless academic institution in Africa, and the career development and training programme is part of its effort to being the factory of professionals in Africa.

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