Office Management Programme

Workshop dates:

Johannesburg:  26-28 February 2018
Durbanville, Cape Town: 5-7 March 2018
Durban North: 12-14 March 2018

Course Fee: 

Single: R7,400.00 (R8,436.00 incl. VAT)
Group booking of 3 delegates or more: R6,800.00 (R7,752.00 incl. VAT) per delegate – T&Cs apply.

In-House Training sessions: available on request – send an e-mail with specifications to


The workshop aims to equip office managers / middle managers to understand their overall role and gives them the skills to lead a team of people and manage the achievement of objectives in their departments.  The course also focuses on leadership, personal and team styles and qualities to motivate people reporting to them and the leadership skills of decision-making and delegation.

Who should attend?

This course would ideally suit staff responsible for the planning and organising of an office environment and / or a team of people, e.g. office managers, middle management, senior level administrators or executive assistants.  This programme will provide new skills and develop confidence to be able to run a smoother operation.

About the Programme

This three-day workshop allows participants to see clearly how offices can be run efficiently and effectively.  By developing skills in recruitment, communication, time management, planning and organisation, office managers and senior level administrators can improve business processes, procedures and techniques, to ensure their organisation is working at maximum capability.

Course Objectives
  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of an office manager
  • To examine recruitment procedures
  • To understand effective office policies and procedures
  • To ensure the smooth running of the office at all times
  • To understand different kinds of personalities you as office manager has to dealt with
  • To learn to manage time more effectively, using planning and organising skills
  • To enhance communication skills
  • To develop assertiveness skills
  • To understand cultural differences
  • To display a positive image at all times
  • To learn to deal with difficult people and how to manage upwards
What You will Gain
  • The ability to implement the tools and techniques of the programme to increase your effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ways to schedule your time and prioritise your daily life
  • The ability to administratively manage an office
  • The ability to manage office personnel
Programme Content
Day 1
  • Your role as the Office Manager
  • Understanding how your leadership style impacts your staff
  • Understand your leadership role
  • Examining company structures & organisation charts
  • IQ Enhancement Techniques
  • Critical Leadership competencies
  • Key performance areas
  • T e a m dynamics
  • SWOT analysis of gaps to find solutions
  • Managing people
Day 2
  • Time Management, Planning and Gap Analysis
  •    * Pareto Principle
  •    * Setting objectives
  •    * Prioritising tasks by urgency and importance
  •    * Identifying time-wasters
  •    * Dealing with interruptions
  • Brainstorming and Mind Mapping
  • Office Ethics
  • Office Administration
  • Filing & Organising Tips
  • Communication and Listening skills
  •    * Non-verbal communication
  •    * Barriers to communication and overcoming them
  • Corporate and grooming etiquette
  • Understanding cultural differences
Day 3
  • Recruitment & Selection:
  •    * Job Descriptions
  •    * Interviewing Techniques
  • Delegation techniques and your credibility image
  • Developing assertiveness techniques
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Managing upwards
  • Motivation fundamentals, principles and theories: long term results
  •    * Give what is needed to get what is wanted
  •    * EQ and IQ combined
  •    * Leading by empowering others
  •    * Human desires and influences


 Messengers, Drivers & Courier Drivers
Single: R4,000.00 (R4,560.00 incl. VAT) Read More
Office Cleaning & Tea Assistants Programme
Single: R4,000.00 (R4,560.00 incl. VAT) Read More
Social Media

Single: R3,850.00 (R4,389.00 incl. VAT)

Read More
 Guide to Imports & Exports

Single:  (3 days): R8,500.00 (R9,690.00 incl. VAT)

Read More