Productivity and Time Management for Assistants

Productivity and Time Management for Assistants

Tired of never managing to get everything done? Then supercharge your productivity with this online course specifically designed for Executive and Personal Assistants.

Enrol for £250 | €300 | $330


The number one issue for so many Assistants is overwork. The Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course sets out to tackle that one burning issue. Getting everything done without working incredibly long hours or finding you never take a break during your day?

How can you get more done without adding to your already exceptionally challenging roles? Regularly, we ask the Practically Perfect PA community of worldwide Assistants, 'what is your number one challenge?' The answer is always the same 'staying on top of the day to day, managing my time, and my Executive's schedule and calendar'.

The Productivity and Time Management Online Course will tackle those challenges. In the course, we share the strategies and methods Assistants need to maximise their productivity, take back control of their workload and deal with interruptions.

Assistants also have to manage their Executive's time effectively. Understanding time management and productivity tactics will make you a powerful presence in the c-suite.


Manage interruptions.

Understand everyone else’s urgent matters and conflicting priorities

Utilise technology in your day-to-day. 

Get to grips with the tech that will free up your time for other essential tasks.

Take control of your day.

Build routines, maximise your time, and get on top of your to-do list.

Increase your Exec's productivity.

Work effectively with your Executive so that both of you are efficient.

Enrol for £250 | €300 | $330


Ace your next performance review with this fantastic BUNDLE of SMART objectives and goal setting templates for Assistants.

These free templates will help you stay on track throughout the year.

Included in this bundle are:

  • A list of SMART goal and objective examples for Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and Administrative Assistants
  • A SMART objectives template for Assistants to set their performance goals
  • Goal setting worksheet for Assistants to work through with their Executive during the performance review meeting

Our customers love us

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 (Melbourne, Australia)

The content was relevant to what is going on in our workplace today and the challenges we are facing. Everything I learned I could apply to my role.

- Louise (London, UK)


I'm Nicky: I launched Practically Perfect PA back in October 2011, and it has since grown to 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 all kinds of career development support specifically for Assistants.

Since 2015 we have organised events, virtual summits and online courses for over 10,000 Assistants from around the world. 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.

Nicky Christmas, Founder of Practically Perfect PA



After completing the Time Management and Productivity for Assistants Online Course, you will plan your productivity and know what you need to do. Every day. You will have the skills and tactics to get to grips with your workload, manage interruptions and utilise the right technology to automate your work. You will also be able to advise your Executive about their workload and enhance their productivity.


Feeling overwhelmed?

Assistants have to manage their time smartly and ensure they don’t burn out or become overwhelmed with everybody’s expectations. We will share tips and techniques Assistants can use to pushback on time wasters and those who don’t understand the role.


How can you do you?

Assistants have to be laser-focused to ensure they can work through their to-do list and manage their Executive’s responsibilities. It takes a productive mindset to make that happen. This module covers all of the characteristics and strengths Assistants need to create a productive mindset.


Productivity tools, tips and techniques

Just because you are busy doesn’t mean you are getting the right things done! In this module, we will cover all of the tools, techniques and strategies Assistants need to maximise their time and efficiency.


Using technology to become super productive

Productivity is about maximising your time and completing the right tasks. Assistants work in such fast-paced environments that it is imperative to use tools and technology to free up time to concentrate on the proper work. In this module, we cover the tech you need to thrive in the role.


You and your Executive

Assistants save their Executive’s time. We have to make sure we do everything we can to support their productivity. But where should you start? In this module, we will show you how to work effectively with your Executive so that both of you are efficient and productive.


Plan your productivity

Assistants, like everyone else, only have 24 hours in a day. In this module, we teach you how to use those hours productively and plan your day. We look at techniques that will help you to stop firefighting and take control of your workload.


Meetings and minutes

In our final module, we look at one of the worst drains on Assistant's time. Planning and attending meetings, and of course, taking minutes!


Practically Perfect PA is one of the most extensive global online resources for Assistants with over 30,000 subscribers from over 100 countries.

Since 2011, Practically Perfect PA has trained over 10,000 Assistants through our online training, Virtual Summits and our Future Assistant Global Summit.

The Assistant Essentials Online Course is a collection of some of our most popular “skills” presentations PLUS over thirty-five accompanying documents.


The Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course is designed for Assistants who want to take control of their workload, set boundaries, manage interruptions and plan out their day. If you struggle to get everything done or you only seem to "firefight", then this course is a fantastic way for you, at your own pace, to take back control.

MODULE ONE: Feeling overwhelmed?

  • Feeling overwhelmed with your workload?
  • How can Assistants deal with overwhelm at work
  • Time management in the workplace
  • How to create a work-life balance as an Assistant
  • Why should Assistants set boundaries? Part One
  • Why should Assistants set boundaries? Part two
  • What to do when you've taken on too much work
  • Regain control of your work

MODULE TWO: How can you do you?

  • Building a productivity roadmap
  • Managing your time, dealing with interruptions and saying ‘no’ to unnecessary stuff
  • Ten strategies that will minimise interruptions for Assistants
  • How to communicate more effectively
  • The productivity killers for Assistants
  • Managing Interruptions
  • Should you say no more often?
  • Being assertive means being productive
  • Moving past a perfectionist mindset to achieve increased productivity

MODULE THREE: Productivity tools, tips and techniques

  • How to prioritise when everything seems urgent
  • How to remain flexible while handling multiple priorities
  • How to deal with conflicting priorities
  • Productivity tips and tools
  • Processes and apps for productivity
  • Create a work/life blend that works for you
  • How to choose the RIGHT tools for productivity

MODULE FOUR: Using technology to become super productive

  • End Outlook overwhelm
  • Working more productively with Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Working more productively with Microsoft Excel 
  • Jaw-Dropping Microsoft 365 tips!
  • Making the most of Microsoft Teams
  • How To Make The Most Of G Suite
  • Making the most of Chrome Extensions to be super productive
  • Using technology to become super productive
  • TEMPLATE: Ten standard replies to frequent email requests
  • TEMPLATE: Microsoft Excel Hacks
  • TEMPLATE: Microsoft Powerpoint Hacks
  • TEMPLATE: Microsoft Word Hacks
  • TEMPLATE: Microsoft Outlook Hacks

MODULE FIVE: You and your Executive

  • These are the tasks you should be doing instead of your Executive
  • Task Management
  • Managing multiple Executives
  • Working smarter with a remote boss
  • How can Assistants supercharge their Executive's productivity?
  • Managing your Executive's emails
  • Managing Your Executive's schedule
  • Create a time audit for your Executive

MODULE SIX: Plan your productivity

  • Project management for Assistants
  • How to be an awesome Project Manager
  • Managing multiple projects

MODULE SEVEN: Meetings and minutes

  • How to make minute taking an absolute breeze
  • Minute-taking tips and tricks - streamlining the process
  • TEMPLATE: Minute taking template
  • TEMPLATE: 100 words to help with minute taking
Enrol for £250 | €300 | $330


We have selected 26 video sessions, each with a different presenter. Many of the presenters are well known and respected trainers from all over the globe, and others are Assistants with amazing tips and techniques that they want to share with you.

World Leading Trainers

Every one of our presenters wants to help you create the mindset needed in this profession. They have structured their content to give you clear action items to help you succeed and teach you how to thrive in the role.

Articles and Templates

We have over 20 articles, bonus templates and checklists which will help you master all of the core competencies you need to succeed in the role.


When does the course start and finish?

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

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across all devices you own.

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.


There is no better time to direct and control your career path than right now. The Productivity and Time Management for Assistants Online Course will keep you one step ahead of the competition.