Project Management for an Executive Assistant- 2 Day Course



The two-day version of the Project Management for an Executive Assistant Course provides an additional day of training. The second day is a practical day that includes several Project related exercises. This course is ideal for more advanced Executive Assistants looking to start working in Project Management.

Project Management for an Executive Assistant

This is a two-day Virtual Classroom training programme taught by an experienced Project Management trainer. The course has a high degree of interactive and practical exercises to instil confidence to work on projects or apply for future jobs.

Course Content

Day One

  • Overview of the most common project management models
  • Understanding the skills of Project Management
  • What are the transferrable skills and qualities that benefit Executive Assistants
  • What is project management?
  • The Project Lifecycle model
  • Critical Success Factors for Planning a project
  • The Project Initiation Stage
  • Recognising issues faced by Project Management
  • Ideal Conditions for a Successful Project
  • The Project Management Constraints
  • The 7S Model
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Communication Planning
  • Skills and experience of a good PM
  • The optimal combination of soft skills required for a  Project Manager

Day Two

  • Feasibility studies
  • Building a Business Case for a Project
  • Case Studies and Practical Exercises
  • Creating a Project Initiation Document
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management Strategies
  • Planning a project and associated models
  • Coordination of a Project
  • The Project Team
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Managing time and resources constraints
  • Critical Path Analysis with practical exercises
  • Management Information for the Project team and Key Stakeholders
  • Gantt Charts and other analysis tools
  • An Overview of PRINCE2
  • Case studies of real-life project situations and resolutions
  • Finalization and post-completion audit

Dates and Duration

The course will be held in a virtual classroom from 10:30 to 16:30 as a two-day workshop. On request, group bookings and bespoke courses are also offered at client locations. Here you can see the one-day course option.

Who is it for?

Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers, Project Assistants, and any other administrative role seeking a project-oriented career are encouraged to join. The level is appropriate for both beginners and those with prior experience working on projects.


Delegates will clearly understand how to best leverage the numerous transferable skills acquired during their careers as Executive Assistants. This builds the participants’ confidence, enabling them to work effectively and efficiently on projects.

Delegates gain the confidence to work effectively in a project environment, using a combination of soft skills and technical project abilities. The course is extremely practical, focusing on how to perform in a real-world situation, in sharp contrast to other Project courses, primarily focused on terminology and models.

Course Outcomes

  • A clear understanding of the key transferrable skills of an Executive Assistant
  • Understanding of the key skills (technical and soft skills) required for advancement into Projects
  • Understand the meaning of project terminologies
  • Understand the various project stages, including planning and initiation.
  • Awareness of core Project Management Models (including the Project Lifecycle, PRINCE 2, 7S Model, 6C Model and more)
  • Good understanding of the significance of the constraints that impact Project Management
  • Professional qualification to build your CV
  • Expertise in practical exercises on planning and feasibility analyses
  • Greater awareness of important issues in Project Management, such as Risk, Business Cases, Business Planning and Feasibility studies.


Additional information


25-26 April 2024, 12-13 June 2024, Book a future date