It’s time to supercharge your productivity and take control of your time

It’s time to supercharge your productivity and take control of your time

Become a productivity powerhouse: Elevate your efficiency and excel as an Assistant

At Practically Perfect PA, we understand the challenges faced by Assistants like you. That’s why we’ve designed this course specifically to address the number one issue: overwork. Our goal is to help you get everything done without sacrificing your well-being or constantly firefighting through your day.

Through extensive research and feedback from our global Assistant community, we’ve identified the key challenges faced by Assistants worldwide: staying on top of day-to-day tasks, managing time effectively, and juggling your Executive’s schedule and calendar. The Productivity and Time Management Online Course is here to tackle those challenges head-on.

More than 400 Assistants and businesses worldwide have enrolled in the Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course

What is the Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course?

The course is a comprehensive program designed specifically for Executive and Personal Assistants seeking to revolutionise their productivity and time management skills. This course equips Assistants with the essential strategies, techniques, and tools needed to navigate the role and meet expectations.

  • Workbooks included with every module

  • Video-based lectures with world-leading tutors

  • Copy-and-paste swipe files, checklists, resources & templates

  • Questionnaires and surveys you can work through with your Executive

  • Certificate delivered on completion of the course

Master your time, conquer your workload

This course empowers Assistants to regain control over their day-to-day tasks, develop a productive mindset, leverage technology to streamline their workflow, and enhance their collaboration with Executives for mutual efficiency.

Prioritising and managing your workload

Take control of your day: Build effective routines, maximise your time, and conquer your to-do list, ensuring that nothing falls through the cracks.

Managing interruptions and maintaining focus

Manage interruptions: Learn how to navigate through interruptions and prioritize tasks amidst conflicting priorities and urgent matters from others.

Managing and protecting your Executive’s time

Increase your Executive’s productivity: Work seamlessly with your Executive, enhancing both your own and their productivity to achieve remarkable results.

Using technology to become super productive

Utilise technology: Discover the latest tools and technologies that can streamline your day-to-day tasks, freeing up more time for essential responsibilities.

Don’t let budget approval stop you from enrolling

If you want to take the course but are unsure how to ask your Executive or L&D department to cover the cost of the course, don’t worry, we have you covered. Download our course brochure and business case. The business case has helped 100s of Assistants ask their organisations to cover the course fees and enrol in the Productivity and Time Management Online Course.

    Words of praise from past students

    They did it. So can you.

    Thanks, thanks and thanks!! It makes it much easier for Assistants overseas, and the price is perfect if you want to fund the course yourself.
    Claire Taylor, Executive Assistant
    The content was relevant to what is going on in our workplace today and our challenges. Everything I learned I could apply to my role.
    Louise Williams, Executive Assistant
    Practically Perfect PA provides a road map for Executive Assistant and PA roles that otherwise would not exist. These resources have helped me to feel empowered and more confident in this role.
    Hannah Rawlings, Executive Assistant

    What will you learn in Productivity and Time Management Online Course?

    In the course, Assistants will dive into a range of essential topics to enhance their skills and efficiency. Our comprehensive course features insightful case studies from renowned Assistants, expert trainers, and influential thought leaders. Each module is thoughtfully crafted to provide you with practical advice and actionable strategies that you can readily apply in your role, ensuring your professional growth and success.

    Acquire a toolkit of time management techniques

    Discover effective strategies and techniques to manage your time more efficiently, allowing you to make the most of your workday and accomplish tasks with ease.

    • Learn how to effectively set goals and prioritise tasks, ensuring that your time and energy are focused on the most impactful activities that align with your objectives.
    • Explore time-saving techniques such as batch processing, delegation, and effective communication, optimising your productivity and accomplishing more in less time.

    Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course
    Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course

    Prioritising and managing your workload

    Learn how to prioritise tasks based on importance and urgency, create a structured workflow, and effectively manage multiple responsibilities to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

    • Develop a systematic approach to task prioritisation using methods such as Eisenhower Matrix, ABC analysis, or the 80/20 rule, enabling you to focus on high-priority tasks that align with your goals.
    • Implement effective task management techniques, such as creating to-do lists, setting deadlines, and breaking down complex projects into manageable steps, ensuring that you stay organised and on top of your workload.

    Managing your Executive’s time

    Gain insights into effectively managing your Executive’s schedule and calendar, optimising their time, coordinating meetings and appointments, and ensuring efficient communication to support their productivity.

    • Learn techniques for effective calendar management, including strategies to prioritise and schedule appointments, block out time for important tasks, and anticipate potential conflicts or overlaps.
    • Develop communication skills and methods to efficiently coordinate meetings and appointments, ensure clear and concise communication with all relevant stakeholders, manage agendas and meeting logistics.

    Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course

    BONUS: On-going support inside The EA Campus Community

    As a Productivity and Time Management student, you also have access to our weekly private mentorship call with Nicky Christmas, which is only open to course students.

    You also have access to The EA Campus Community, our private online community for Assistants. Ask questions, get feedback, and meet fellow Assistants. Usually priced at £175 | $210 | €205 | AUD230 per year, The EA Campus is free for the Productivity and Time Management online course students.

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    The full Productivity and Time Management Online Course Curriculum

    By enrolling in the Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Course, you’ll gain access to a wealth of knowledge, practical exercises, and real-world examples that will empower you to thrive in your role. 


    Productivity tools and tips for Assistants (24:01)

    Managing momentum and moving tasks forward (20:43)

    PROCESS: Time blocking

    PROCESS: Workload prioritisation using the Eisenhower Method

    PROCESS: Implementing the Pomodoro technique


    How to prioritise your workload

    How to remain flexible while handling multiple priorities

    How to prioritise when everything seems urgent

    Manage your energy, not your time (23:16)

    How to deal with conflicting priorities

    Building a productivity roadmap (24:00)

    CHECKLIST: Manage repeating tasks

    TEMPLATE: Standard daily routine for an Assistant

    PROCESS: Task Management

    CHECKLIST: Daily prioritisation of tasks

    PROCESS: Prioritising tasks

    BONUS: What to do if you have taken on too much work


    Being assertive means being productive (15:36)

    Dealing with overwhelm at work (22:17)

    Self-discipline for Assistants

    Setting boundaries for Assistants (25:03)

    Handling colleagues who think you are their Assistant (when they are not!)

    CHECKLIST: Review and reflection

    BONUS: The problem with perfectionism (32:28)

    BONUS: Discover Your Energy Leakage Liabilities (21:23)


    Build your own second brain with the Zettelkasten method

    CHECKLIST: Weekly planning

    Filing systems for organised Assistants

    TEMPLATE: Minute-taking

    CHEAT SHEET: 100 words to help with minute-taking

    TEMPLATE: Meeting agenda

    BONUS: Managing multiple projects (17:16)


    Leveraging advances in technology to be more productive (20:09)

    Doing a digital declutter (20:43)

    Increase productivity in Gmail (26:47)

    Increase productivity in Microsoft Outlook (28:56)

    TEMPLATE: Standard replies to frequent email requests

    CHEAT SHEET: 40 Gmail hacks and keyboard shortcuts

    CHEAT SHEET: 40 Outlook hacks and keyboard shortcuts

    BONUS: Slack for Assistants (1:26:20)


    Strategies to minimise interruptions in the office

    Strategies to minimise interruptions in the office at home

    Should you say no more often?

    PROCESS: Distraction management


    These are the tasks you should be doing instead of your Executive

    Improving the workflow with your Executive (31:42)

    Managing your Executive's time strategically (21:32)

    Working with a self-reliant Executive

    PROCESS: Creating a time audit for your Executive

    CHECKLIST: Meetings your Executive should have in their yearly schedule

    TEMPLATE: Standard replies to meeting requests

    BONUS: Working with Chronotypes (17:17)

    BONUS: How to manage your Executive’s energy, focus and mindset (24:57)

    What sets the Productivity and Time Management for Assistants online course apart?

    By completing the Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course, Assistants will acquire a comprehensive skill set and practical knowledge to master time management, enhance productivity, and efficiently handle their workload. They will be equipped with the tools and techniques necessary to thrive in their role, support their Executive effectively, and achieve professional success.


    Proven Track Record

    We have been training Assistants for ten years, with over 50,000 students from 80+ countries attending our training and enrolling on our courses. There’s a reason we’ve launched thousands of successful Assistant careers over the last decade.


    An Action Plan

    We provide a blueprint proven for success in the Assistant role. Our online courses give our students key learnings, solutions, and how to reach their goals and ambitions. We teach practical techniques that make a difference.


    Learn From the Best

    The Productivity and Time Management Course contains lectures from world-leading authorities in the Assistant industry, high-performing Assistants and quality mentors and coaches.


    Money Back Guaranteed

    We are confident that our online course will advance your career. However, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.

    About the Head Coach

    I’m Nicky. I launched Practically Perfect PA in October 2011. It has since become the go-to resource for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative Professionals at all levels of business seeking support, information and guidance in their chosen profession.

    Practically Perfect PA offers practical tips, honest advice and career development support specifically for Assistants.

    Since 2015 we have organised events, virtual summits and online courses for over 50,000 assistants worldwide. So it is fair to say the Assistant role has changed significantly, and I am so proud that Practically Perfect PA has been part of the journey for over a decade.

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    Have Questions? We have answers.

    Get answers to make the best choice for you.

    When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a self-paced online course – you decide when to start and finish.

    What’s the time commitment?

    The online course contains 8 modules with over 10 hours of video content. Therefore, we recommend that students study a module per week and complete the course over 8 weeks.

    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.

    Can my organisation pay by invoice?

    Yes, get in touch with us. We will send you an invoice for the course. We also offer discounts for teams of Assistants.

    How long do I have access to the course?

    When you sign up for the training, you’ll also gain lifetime access to all the downloadable resources and recorded video training. This way, you can revisit the course at your own pace and at your convenience.

    Will the course work for me if I am outside the UK?

    Absolutely! We have many Assistants from all over the world who have completed the course. The strategies you’ll learn in the course are universally applicable.