IAM Level 3 and Level 4 Qualifications

IAM Level 3 and Level 4 Qualifications

If you want to undertake an IAM Level 3 or IAM Level 4 qualification, then enrolment is now open for courses starting in October.  The IAM Level 3 and Level 4 are ideal qualifications for Secretaries, PAs and EAs who want a formal qualification under their belt.  For more details, see the 'courses' drop down.  Please contact us with any queries about enrolment and payment options.   

The EA Manifesto - What I Am

The EA Manifesto - What I Am

The EA Manifesto has taken the Assistant industry by storm - at home and abroad!  To date, we've had over 12,000 views of this definition of the true Executive Assistant role from people in the role.  For those who haven't seen it, the 'EA Manifesto - What I Am' is written below.

The Executive Assistant - What I Am...

“I’m a neutral, and independent advisor to my Executive, who enables the day-to-day management routines that enhance the effectiveness of my boss, and the organisation as a whole.  I operate as a business manager in my own right – and I am an integral part of the management team.  Moreover, I strive to demonstrate leadership qualities and align my behaviours to this goal accordingly.  I am not a business partner as I sit in the core of the business; and I am not an optional extra – my role is mandatory to the success of my Executive. I work in the space of management, allowing my boss to focus on the bigger aspects of leadership.”  

(c) Adam Fidler, 2016 

The UK PA Profession... Where do we go from here?

The UK PA Profession... Where do we go from here?

This is the conversation of the year!  If you're a PA or EA, then this is the event you simply cannot miss!  Join Adam Fidler at this EPAA Industry Event on 23 October 2017 at 1800 hrs in London for  a highly important and relevant evening, discussing candidly and frankly the current positioning of the UK EA/PA profession and what the future is really going to look like!  For further details, and to attend, click here.

Yorkshire PA of the Year 2017

Yorkshire PA of the Year 2017

Adam Fidler Academy were delighted sponsor this year's 'Rising Star Award' at the prestigious Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards ceremony, which took place in Leeds on 22 June 2017.  It was certainly a night to remember! Adam Fidler is shown here with Marion Lawrence (The PA Hub), Tanya Arnold (BBC Presenter, who was MC for the night) and Jon Lawrence (The PA Hub).   Click here for more information.  

Adam Fidler back in South Africa!

Adam Fidler back in South Africa!

 Adam was delighted to sharing his unrivalled PA knowledge with delegates recently at his 2-day masterclass 'From Good to Outstanding' on 28-29 March 2017 for CBM Training Pty.  CBM have been offering Adam's course in South Africa since 2013 and it's always a best seller! 

Calling all EAs!  Develop a Managerial Mindset.

Calling all EAs! Develop a Managerial Mindset.

Develop a Managerial Mindset with Adam Fidler at the Conference & Hospitality Show, PA Stage, at the First Direct Arena on 4 April.  A session not to be missed!

In his usual inspiring and thought-provoking style, Adam Fidler shares his perspectives on the new role of the Personal and Executive Assistant, and why job holders will need to foster a managerial mindset if they are to stay ahead of the game and meet the demands of today’s Executives and business organisations.  He argues why a shift in working style for both leaders and their assistants is crucial if both parties are to work effectively.  Littered with examples from his personal career history, Adam encourages PAs/EAs to ‘step up’ and take charge of their professional development.


In the pipeline for Autumn 2017!

In the pipeline for Autumn 2017!

As well as teaching and training his main portfolio of courses in Manchester and London, Adam will be teaching and speaking at a number of of other key event this autumn.  Dates include:

  • Executive and Personal Assistants Assocation (EPAA) Training Day - 27 September 2017, Manchester, UK. 
  • Professional Administrators Conference South Africa (PACSA) - 10 October 2017, Sun City, South Africa. 
  • PA Hub Conference - 20 October 2017, Leeds, UK. 
  • EPAA 'The Big Conversation' - 23 October 2017, London, UK. 
  • East Midlands PA Network - 30 October 2017, Nottingham, UK.
  • The Strategic EA (1 day) - 13 and 14 November 2017, Dublin, Ireland. 
  • The Strategic EA (1 day) - 17 November 2017, Milan, Italy. 
  • The Strategic EA (1 day) - 24 November 2017, Paris, France.  

Details of specific events, above, will be announced on LinkedIn - or please contact us for more information or to book to see Adam at these events.