CPEA Certified Personal Executive Assistant ™

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Course Overview


This programme is designated to enable personal executive assistants and other office professional to realize their value and central role in the organization. By revealing present demands and requirements from executive leaders of nowadays and top executives personal assistants, delegates will add relevance to their profession and emerging roles that are needed of the executive secretary in today’s global environment. The role of the Personal Executive Assistant/Secretary is growing exponentially, normally they are university qualified and required to perform demanding roles on behalf of their boss such as preparing executive reports, make presentations, attending and even making contributions, during executive board meetings. Executive Assistants/Secretaries have very pivotal and demanding role in big and well known corporations and government enterprises. This demanding role makes it crucial that the Personal Executive Assistant/Secretary has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the principals of Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Leadership & HR, Corporate Finance and Reporting, IT. Therefore, being well trained Personal Executive Assistant/Secretary is a source of prosperity, security and power.

Benefits of Attending


 Successful completion of this course makes you a CPEA™ Certified Personal Executive Assistant

 You can use the designation CPEA™ on your business card and resume

 Up to 18 month’s membership to the AAP ® professional body

 Access to the AAP ® network and body of information online

 Preferred access to education centers in USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America

 Access to the AAP ® journal published online

 Gold Embossed Certification with your name and designation as MAAPM (Member of the American Academy of Project Management)

Who Should Attend

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

 Executive Assistants

 Personal Assistants

 Executive Secretaries

 Executive Personal Secretaries

 Management Secretaries

 Personal Secretaries

 Office Managers

 Administration Managers

 Senior Assistants

Expert Trainer

Ioannis Papaconstantinou

Ioannis is the CEO and founder of New Mind Executives, an executive training and consulting firm. He has 20 years of successful experience in key positions in important organizations in Greece. Among others, he has served as Director of the Exports’ Research and Studies Institute, as Special Consultant on Organizational Restructuring and Privatization at Thessaloniki Port Authority, and for 11 years he was the General Director of Helexpo S.A., the National exhibition and conference organizing company of Greece. During his professional career he has been constantly teaching at the Executive MBA of the University of Sheffield as the Unit Leader of the Unit “Organizational Behavior” and at the ”Human Resources Management” Unit. He had been ranked among the top 3 lecturers of the program for the last 20 years and he is considered to be highly motivational and inspirational. Ioannis has co-operated with Charles Handy, Rene Carayol, Keith Ferrazzi and other prominent authors and speakers and he has participated as a guest speaker in various congresses in South-Eastern Europe. He has presented seminars and workshops for an array of organizations and institutions such as M-Tel, The Ministry of Health of Macedonia, Agricultural Bank of Greece and the Exporters’ Association of Northern Greece. He delivers executive education programs on Behavioral Decision Making, Organizational Design, Leadership, Motivation and Human Resources Management. He is an economist with a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK).


Expert Trainer

Dr. Shpend Imeri

Dr. Shpend Imeri received his BA (Hons) in Business Studies, MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management both from The University of Sheffield and Doctorate of Science in Management (Quality Management) with distinction from University for Peace established by United Nations. In 2013 he did a PostDoc Research where he also lectured to Master and PhD students at the University of Vaasa Finland. His career started as youngest Corporate Officer at Stopanska Banka AD Skopje Member of NBG – Corporate Banking Division as well as part time lecturer at FON University. Later with a reference he was asked to be hired as one of the 4 Key Account Managers at EVN Macedonia where worked for almost three years serving largest companies in Macedonia and surpassing the targets set enthusiastically besides addition mega projects he lead such as Computer for Every Child in relation to Ministry of Education and Science. In the meanwhile he was asked to be Head of Energy Customer Center in the City of Tetovo where he lead three groups (New connections, Customer Care and Maintenance) of total 80+ employees in Macedonia while simultaneously served as Councilor at the Municipality of Tetovo for budget control as well as project manager for energy efficiency.. However, his desire for education management and professional development have been on his priority list so he started working for Professional Development Institutes as International Training Consultant and Production Manager and was asked by multiple Academies to serve as Accreditation Manager in order to accredit their academies and the programs with well-known bodies such as ANSI, ICE, FINRA, BAC and more. Currently Dr. Imeri holds multiple positions, he is the Europe CEO at the IAPPD International Association for People & Performance Development, Special Advisor for Certification Programs at GAFM ® Global Academy of Finance and Management (Board of Standards), external consultant at South East University TechPark for projects such as Horizon 2020, IPA and more besides lecturing on HR area, open innovation, business angels etc., Advisory Board Member at Hegemonia OY, Finland. Yet, he is the CPT Certified Professional Trainer, CHRE Certified HR Expert, CHRA Certified Human Resources Analyst and Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from Chartered Management Institute. He has delivered professional development trainings in Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. Dr. Imeri is very active in the academic side, he is supervising and supporting doctoral students at the University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and University of Vaasa, Finland besides being active reviewer and Member of the Scientific Boards such in several international conferences such International Conference on Innovation and Management, Management and Production Engineering Review, Production and Manufacturing Research: An Open Access Journal, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management and more. His area of research interests include Total Quality Management, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development and Behavior. Dr. Imeri has published papers in various International Conferences and journals.

The GAFM was founded in 1996 by the original founders of the Graduate Leadership Society. The Founders of our Standards Board are CEOs, Executives, Professors, and industry experts from around the globe. We desire to raise education standards and ethics in the business and management industries.

The Standards Policy Board awards specialized board certifications, designations, and charters in the fields of: finance, accounting, management, and consulting fields to qualified professionals who have completed internationally recognized or accredited exams & education, government recognized degrees and documented management credentials and experience. Since 1996, the Academy has been promoting accredited graduate standards for certification in business, management, law, and finance. Since the inception with the founding of the Graduate Institute of Leadership in 1996, the Academy has been focused on quality assurance with accredited education, exams, assessment, education, ethics, and continuing education. Further, applicants must also have the necessary experience in practice, research or publications in their respective areas of expertise.
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