Can Administrative Professionals benefit from formal Project Management training?
In a word – Yes!
Project management has become an increasingly vital skill in today’s office. Admins are handling a variety of complex duties – much more than typical clerical work. Project management is a skill that helps administrative professionals ensure that their projects are completed on time and on budget.
In San Francisco, the medial annual salary and bonus for an Administrative Assistant is $44,889. Those in the top 25% of the range can earn upwards of $50,000.
And with professional salaries come professional expectations. Today’s admins are expected to be outstanding communicators, as well as proficient in stakeholder managing, scheduling, and reporting.
Yet most admins do not have any project training. As a result, many experience years of frustration, mistakes, and lower productivity from having to create their own organic project management methods and systems.
Learn iT’s latest PM course – Project Management for Administrative Professionals – was created specifically for non-Project Managers who work on projects. It’s a full-day course designed to teach “the rest of us” how to use PM tools and techniques to successfully complete formal and informal projects.
In addition, the course provides each student with a project management framework and toolkit, regardless of project experience. Everyone will walk away with valuable insights and skills that will allow them to be more professionally efficient and effective.
I’m Jason Hecker and I serve as the Director of Special Projects at Learn iT! I imagine this blog post is as good of a place as any to once again formally announce my pick of my alma matter, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, to win the BCS College Football Championship in 2014. You read it here first.