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Personal Assistant/Secretaries Seminar

Heightening Productivity, Grit and Resilience in the new world of work


One day seminar: 29 August 2019

Employers crave skills! And as the role of the Personal Assistant continues to expand, developing new skills is increasingly important to your bosses, your organisation – and your career.

At the KR Annual PA Conference, attendees learn to increase their productivity, become better communicators, upgrade their technology skills, develop new skills and position themselves to become superior performers.

You likely have the same goals, so join us in 2019 and you’ll be flexing your creative and analytical muscles, solving problems more easily, making better decisions and gaining recognition, confidence, and credibility.

This is a brilliant opportunity for every Personal Assistant (PA), Office Manager, Administrative professional and secretary from all over South Africa and beyond to connect and unpack how you can improve your boss’s productivity and your own productivity, whilst ensuring your own wellbeing.

To build on your success and pave a meaningful corporate journey, the conference programme will feature valuable strategies, techniques, and insights to enhance the effectiveness of your executive support function, see your profession through the eyes of your executives, and keep abreast of the latest must-have skills for your career development in the new world of work.


The PA/Secretaries seminar will benefit you, your boss and your organisation by:
  • Increasing productivity and effectiveness
  • Providing new and upgraded skills
  • Inspiring superior performance
  • Motivating you to set goals that achieve positive results
  • Teaching leadership and influence in the workplace
  • Heightening creative and analytical skills to generate better solutions and decisions
  • Increasing your ability to collaborate up, down and across the organisation
  • Focusing on greater alignment with your bosses’ and organisational goals
  • Increasing confidence, recognition, and visibility
  • Getting up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the workplace

You will return to your job refreshed, motivated, energised, and feeling valued by your organisation. You’ll return armed with:
  • The tools and techniques that today’s admin needs to achieve optimal productivity
  • New skills, best practices, and strategies that you will use right away and share with your
  • colleagues
  • Fresh ideas and insights gained from peer-to-peer networking with high level admins from across the country


  • Executive assistants
  • Personal assistants
  • Professional assistants
  • Administrative managers
  • Administrative assistants
  • Clerical assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Receptionists

This is a great opportunity to benchmark your skills with top PAs, Secretaries, Office Managers and Administrative professionals across many industries. Lift the spirit of your team and bring them along to the Conference – a fantastic team-building opportunity!

For more information about the seminar, please contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on or +2711 706 6009 .


29 AUGUST 2019

07:30–08:30 Registration and Morning refreshments

Welcome and introduction by chairperson


Managing up: Strategies for leading and enhancing the performance of superiors

Corrie Fourie, President, International Management Assistants Association, Executive PA to MD, Fresenius Kabi


Harnessing Human productivity: Execution – how to foster a culture of getting the most important things done

Marlinie Ramsamy,
CEO, Franklin Covey SA

10:00–10:30 Morning break


Dance to your own tune – standing out in a world of normal The undeniable skills of a Rockstar Personal Assistant

Somizi Mhlongo,
South African Celebrity


Managing difficult situations successfully

12:00–13:00 Lunch


Promoting mental health and wellbeing – The Power of Balance as a Vital Aspect of Personal Mastery

Sue Fuller-Good, Founder, Body Brilliance, Specialist Physiotherapist and Life Coach


The Empowered Assistant

Mavis Ureke, Transformational Speaker, Coach


Top skills for 2020: Future proof your career

Debbie Craig, Managing Director, Catalyst

15:15 Close of conference, afternoon tea and departure


Corrie Fourie, Chairman: International Management Assistants Association, Executive PA to MD, Fresenius Kabi
Corrie Fourie (JCM, Dip IVI) is an Award Winning, Accomplished and Multi-Talented Executive Management Assistant for the past 25 years working side by side in support of MD’s, CEO’s, FD’s and Board of Directors to Multinational Companies; “Leading from Behind whilst Managing Up”. He previously served at Transnet the South African National Defence Force the Tourism Business Council of South Africa and T-Systems. Most recently Corrie negotiated the launch of IMA South Africa npc and currently serves as National Chairman (Director/Public Officer).
Marlinie Ramsamy, CEO, Franklin Covey SA
Marlinie is the CEO of FranklinCovey South Africa – FranklinCovey is a Performance Improvement company – they help organisation achieve results that require a change in human behaviour. With more than a decade of experience and a specialist in leadership development, Marlinie has worked with many large blue chip organisations assisting them to achieve results that require a change in human behaviour. Her passion lies in advancing human performance through a practical and principle centred approach. Marlinie has a Bachelors degree in English and Drama University of KZN and also holds an honors degree in Education from UKZN. She also completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology and sociology at the University of Pretoria and holds an MA from Wits Business School.
Sue Fuller-Good, Founder, Body Brilliance, Specialist Physiotherapist and Life Coach
Sue is known as the Body Whisperer. She works as a specialist physiotherapist, a registered life coach and a facilitator of wellbeing and resilience in corporates and in the private sector. She has used her own body and life as a laboratory for learning and discovery and has a unique understanding of the body, the mind and of cultivating energy to fund living an extraordinary, highly productive, successful, joy-filled life. Sue qualified from UCT in 1989 and went on to do her MSc in Balance through WITS, graduating in 2002. She started her coaching studies in 2006. She weaves her understanding of anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, human behaviour, psychology, nutrition, pain, spirituality and health into everything she does. She started and runs Body Brilliance and the Energy-Incubator. Both these companies help people to truly thrive, both on the inside and the outside. Sue has worked with many businesses and business schools, facilitating the learning of stress management practices, resilience training, the art of wellbeing creation and the instruction of Mindfulness practice and Body Awareness. She has presented at many conferences both internationally and locally in SA and her work opens people’s minds and their awareness so that they can truly thrive.
Debbie Craig, Managing Director, Catalyst Consulting
Debbie is the founder of Catalyst Consulting and holds a B.Comm, an MBA and is a qualified NLP practitioner, process facilitator, game ranger, reflexologist and Reiki Master. Debbie has over 20 years’ experience in the field of strategy, leadership development, change management, talent management, high performance teams and organisational development. Her passion is transformation and empowerment. She has worked and consulted at leading local and global organisations in the private and public sector throughout Southern Africa and internationally.
Mavis Ureke, International Human Behaviour Specialist, Transformational speaker and Coach
Mavis Ureke is an International Human Behaviour Specialist, Multiple Award-winning Global Training and Development Leader, author of several books including Managing Emotions for Emotional Success. She is the cofounder of Training B2B CC, a leading provider of emotional intelligence training. She is a frequent speaker/trainer/facilitator and keynote speaker at public and private engagements. She is a Doctoral student in Psychology of Leadership at William James College, USA
Somizi Mhlongo, South African Celebrity
South African Celebrity Somizi Mhlongo has been in the entertainment industry for almost 30 years. He started his career when he was 13 years old in the Broadway musical “Sarafina” where he travelled the world for 5 years with the production and choreographed his first big project in the movie. He then went on to choreograph Miss South Africa from 1998 until 2008. He also released 2 albums which went on to win a Metro FM Award and a Channel O Music Video Award. In 2016 he released his first work out DVD “Grind with Somizi” which has achieved Platinum Status. Most recently, Somizi co-wrote and released his autobiography “Dominoes” (Unbreakable Spirit). Somizi is currently working on the 4th season of his reality TV show “Living the Dream with Somizi”. Somizi has also been ambasodor for a number of brands including DSTV, Nedbank, Fattis Monis and many others. He has also hosted huge events like SAMAs, SAFTAs and is also host on one of the morning shows on Metro FM. He has also made appearances on various TV shows and has judged the popular Idols SA show.

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For more information about the seminar, please contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on or +2711 706 6009 .


29 August 2019 - Personal Assistant/Secretaries Seminar
R4 100.00 excl. VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
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