Welcome to the learning and development TeachME portal. Here you will find everything to grow your career and develop your skills.
CoachME is performance and purpose driven to improve the individual’s skill on the job. This involves enhancing current skills and acquiring new skills. Once the coached candidate successfully acquires the skills, the coach is no longer needed. CoachME also provides guidance on how to plan your work days, manage difficult people, or like many of us, need to upgrade on our organisational skills. To book a personal coach select one of the following coaches who you feel you will best fit with, click on “BookMe”, complete the short registration form, and submit.
Mentoring is a long term learning experience with long term results and outcomes, and assists with all aspects of your secretarial role and self-development. To book a mentor select one of the following mentors, click on “BookMe”, complete the short registration form, and submit.
MentorME seeks to provide a safe environment where the mentee shares whatever issues affect their professional and personal successes. Although specific learning goals or competencies may be used as a basis for creating the relationship, its focus goes beyond these areas to include things, such as work/life balance, self-confidence, self-perception, and how the personal influences the professional.
MentorME requires time in which both parties learn about one another and build a mutual trust that creates an environment in which the mentee feels safe in sharing issues that impact their success. The mentor drives the relationship.
Our network supports the following national and international Certifications.
Endorsed Training Vendors
We bring you a list of vendors who offer a discount on their training to our members. Contact us for more information.
Click here to view our list of highly recommended training vendors.
The following facilitators are top of the range Management Assistant Trainers and facilitators, who have a vast knowledge of experience and skills in our profession. We encourage our members to always research both training organisations and facilitators before signing up.
Click here to view our list of highly recommended facilitators.
Note: Should you wish to participate on our endorsed facilitators list please email informMe@platinumassistsa.org.za your application will be reviewed. An R800 annual joining fee will be required.
This tool will assist you in identifying where you currently are, where you need to be, and will help you identify what training you need. This tool needs to be used in conjunction with your performance appraisal. We recommend that you sit with your manager and go through the skills on the left hand side and determine your skills level. When you do this exercise, you must appreciate that we don’t know everything, and very few of us are at expert level 5, so be realistic and allow space for you to develop.
The right hand side of the tool will need to be completed at your next performance appraisal, by which time you would have been on the training identified earlier. You will again sit with your manager to determine your progress, and mark it off accordingly. This tool is great to use on an ongoing basis as it shows your growth and provides the justification needed to go on training.
Many times we are asked what we actually do other than make tea and coffee and take messages. This matrix template allows you to categorize all the functions you do on a daily / weekly / monthly basis. This matrix is very useful in compiling your CV. Instead of repeating of the duties performed under each organization where you worked, you can now place all of these onto one matrix. It is pretty simple and we have included an example of one for you.