National Training Day, June 22, 2019 - Master Your Influence

Influence on your own merits - and without authority

Today, with increasingly busy jobs, high workloads, office politics and flatter organisational structures, influencing skills are even more crucial if office professionals are to exert authority and achieve their goals. The issue for most Assistants, however, is that they don’t always have the authority to get things done, and hiding behind the boss is an old tactic more akin to the ‘traditional’ PA way of working.

In this inspiring session, Adam Fidler shares the key strategies that modern assistants must adapt if they are to influence on their own merits, lead people they don’t manage, and build an effective and respectful alliance with their Executive.

Learning objectives

In this session, you’ll will learn how to:
• Lead people who don’t report to you.
• Build more effective relationships with colleagues, clients and the boss.
• Influence on your own merits, not just through the boss or person you support.
• Enhance collaboration and operate more confidently in your role.
• Get buy-in, co-operation and results without being pushy.
• Balance ‘pushing’ and ‘pulling’ styles of leadership at work.
• Build credibility, respect and executive presence for impact.
• Recognise your own preferred work style, and how you influence with different managerial styles at work.
• Influence by seeing and demonstrating your knowledge of ‘the bigger picture’.
• Develop self-awareness for future development needs and goal setting.


09:15 Welcome & Registration
09:45 Opening by Annemieke van Elst Chairman IMA Netherlands
10:00 Adam Fidler (part A)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Adam Fidler (part B)
16:00 Wrap up
16:15 Drinks and tour Karel V
17:30 End of the training day

Fee & Registration

Full fee
IMA-members € 60,00
Non IMA-members € 85,00

In case of non-attendance or cancellation after June 15, there will be no refund due to the obligation IMA Netherlands has towards the venue partner.

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The teacher - Adam Fidler

Adam Fidler is the Principal and Founder of Adam Fidler Academy, which offers inspirational teaching and learning for PAs, EAs and business support professionals. His most popular programmes, including The Strategic Executive Assistant™ run regularly in the UK and abroad.

After graduating with a degree in business studies in 1999, Adam worked as a corporate Board-level Assistant in a variety of organisations, including The Boots Company PLC, Bank of America and Salford City College. He qualified as a teacher in 2008 and has, since then, educated hundreds of Assistants all over the world. He served as PR Officer on the National and European Committees for International Management Assistants (IMA – formerly EUMA).

Adam’s cutting-edge perspectives on the true role of the Executive Assistant and the future of the administrative profession make him a leading authority and thought-leader in the industry, where his work, including his EA Manifesto™, has received worldwide acclaim.

The venue - Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht

A 14th-century monastery in central Utrecht. Grand Hotel Karel V was once home to medieval knights, priests, and emperors. Today it is one of the city’s most surprising hideaways. Karel V is centrally located and easy to reach by public transport and car.

By train
Leave the station at the Centre/Hoog Catharijne exit and follow the signs towards Albert Heijn. Take the escalator to exit the station. Turn left, cross the road and immediately turn right at the traffic lights. After 150 meters you will see the hotel on your left.

By car
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the ring roads of Utrecht. Parking places are available for hotel guests at € 15 per 24 hours. Due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee a parking place.

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Geertebolwerk 1
3511 XA Utrecht