Be inspired by Dame Kelly Holmes,

double Olympic Gold winner

BOOK NOW! International Training Conference

22nd September 2017

Fresh Thinking to Empower YOU in a Changing World

Pitman Training City EC2 and Oxford Circus invite you to book now for our inaugural PA, Secretarial and Administrator’s conference!

This conference has been structured to help you focus on the challenges of your role and how to rise above them. Each session on the day will be led by experts in their field so you can explore new ideas, interact with peers and learn new techniques. There is also a keynote session from Olympic Gold Medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes who will share her own inspirational experiences alongside her PA, Andrea Medd.

When: Friday 22nd September 2017
Where: Grange Hotel, St Pauls, London.

For prices or more information please call  0207 717 5240.


8.30Meeting, greeting and refreshments
9.15-9.40 Networking isn’t just for Extroverts with Rosy Holt
9.45-11.15Ultimate Personal Impact: What’s Your Brand with Susie Ashfield
11.30-1.00Ultimate Business Impact: Influencing and Assertiveness with Nicky Gregory
Lunch – Eat and Chat! 
1.45-3.15Knowledge is Power – Capture it with Speed Writing with Margaret Liddell
3.45-4.30Three Careers, two Olympic Gold Medals and one inspirational Dame with Dame Kelly Holmes
4.45-5.00Your Action Plan and the Future


To secure your place or find out more detail, simply give us a call on 0207 717 5240.

Return to work refreshed with a new mindset, a strong network of peers and an action plan designed to focus on your purpose and to put you in control, to set yourself new boundaries for success with much less stress and more fun. While there are great techniques to be learned, this event is about thinking differently and thinking better to make an impact on the changing landscape of your work and life.

I was 12 when I started and 34 when I achieved my dream – that should give people hope Dame Kelly Holmes

Speaker topics

Rosy Holt

Like the idea of networking but don’t always relish that first step? This capsule session is designed to give you the essentials techniques to make the first move both in informal and formal networking events. Great ideas to use today to share news and views on how you can support each other and establish a network.

Susie Ashfield

A fast-paced 90 minutes to identify what makes you stand out from the crowd and learn how to ignite the ultimate personal impact. Strengthen your personal brand and evaluate your presentation style. Understand the power of Emotional Insight and the significance of non-verbal communication in shaping an engaging message. Remain in control during high pressure situations and maintain a dynamic environment around you.

Nicky Gregory

How you behave has a direct impact on others and influences the outcomes of situations dramatically. This 90 minute Masterclass looks at three linked behavioural styles and how important it is to recognise each in yourself and others. Learn how to use the most positive assertive behaviour and how to adjust your communication style to that of others in order to get the job done. Interactive session with lots of practice so that you leave confident to negotiate your way around the trickiest of situations.

Margaret Liddell

In 90 minutes you will be able to speed write. Capture the essence of business meetings, notes, conversation, action points quickly and accurately. Be totally informed all the time with modern method speedwriting. Leave the misery of minute-taking behind with notes that are easy to read back instantly and transcribe later. Not only will you grasp the principles but also get in some practice so you can use the method straight away.

Dame Kelly Holmes

Hear Dame Kelly not only talk about her journey and achievements but the hard work, goals and motivation to achieve success and experience the joy of winning. She will focus on the importance of goal setting, staying motivated despite adversity and the value of support. Dame Kelly and her PA Andrea – their partnership and how they forged it. Q & A with our interviewer and your opportunity for questions before we break for some photographs and selfies! 

HURRY! To book please call  0207 717 5240.

You’ll be provided with

  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • A conference workbook and training notes
  • Chance to win a full Pitman Diploma course