2018 sees the 11th Annual Scottish Conference and Award for Executive Secretaries: ACES – Awarding and Celebrating Excellence in Scotland taking place on 24th August at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel next to Edinburgh Airport.
ACES is the conference and awards ceremony for PAs, EAs, Office Managers and office support professionals in Scotland. It’s a conference, exhibition and award providing a one-stop-shop for learning, development, knowledge sharing and networking.
Nominations Are Now Open For The Scottish PA Of The Year Award 2018
This award aims to recognise the hard work and dedication of a PA/EA/office professional who continually strives for excellence and goes beyond the call of duty within their position. We want to hear from a wide range of entrants covering a variety of sectors and expertise. The nomination should include examples of outstanding work and proven results.
Who can enter?
Entry is free and open to all Personal Assistants, Executive Secretaries and office professionals working in Scotland. You can nominate your PA or EA, a colleague or yourself.
How to enter
Simply download and complete the entry form and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries must be received by no later than Friday 13th July 2018.
At the conclusion of the day’s conference and training, delegates will take part in a live vote to choose the winner of the 11th Annual Scottish PA of the Year Award.
Judges will already have selected three finalists from the nominations received and information about them will be available to delegates. Delegates will be able to relax and toast the winner and runners up with a sparkling wine reception as the vote and awards take place.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh International Airport,
|0830-0920||Registration and Refreshments|
|0920-0925||Chair’s Opening Remarks
Joan Serafini, Managing Director, Equator Events and Public Affairs
|0925-0930||Welcome Address from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel|
|Session One – Professional Development I|
Lynne Cadenhead, Visiting Professor in Governance and Enterprise – Edinburgh Napier University, Chair – Women’s Enterprise Scotland
|0950-1000||Question and Answer Session|
|1000-1040||Practical Skills Development 1 – Excel
John Cowie, Director and Chief Consultant, JEMCO
|Session Two – Professional Development II|
|1110-1150||Practical Skills Development 2 – Word 2016
Kay Williams, Consultant, Elite Training & Consultancy
|1150-1230||Practical Skills Development 3 – PowerPoint|
|1230-1310||Practical Skills Development 4 – Outlook
Cameron Foy, Senior Consultant, Eident IT Training
|1310-1410||Lunch and Exhibition|
|1410-1415||Chair’s Welcome Back|
|Session Three – Personal Development|
|1415-1445||Developing Skills in Assertiveness and Conflict Management|
|1445-1455||Question and Answer Session|
|1455-1525||Powerful Motivation and Creative Thinking|
|1525-1535||Question and Answer Session|
|1535-1540||Chair’s Closing Remarks|
|1540-1600||Scottish PA of the Year – Live Vote and Award|