Comments are closed. Vanessa Pearce reviews – The Future Role of PAsFrom: Helen VandeveldeFormat: An NHS staff development event for Pas and secretaries working inthe West of EnglandMore on www.workingahead.comIf the future is about good teamwork, Carol Jones and Helen Vandevelde gavea masterclass on how it’s done in their presentations on the future role ofPAs. They delivered a rollercoaster ride through the theory and practice ofbecoming a top flight PA/secretary, against the background of globalisation andtechnological change. “Exhausting, but bags of fun if you put your heart into it,”Vandevelde assures her audience. And participants took her at her word, engaging wholeheartedly ininteractive explorations into managing global networking, styles ofcommunication and managing remote relationships. And having been challenged in their thinking and practice, delegatesreturned the compliment by asking some challenging questions of their own – Howdo you deal with issues of confidentiality within a network? Who owns thenetwork? And can you take your networks away with you if you leave the company?Carol Jones blended some colourful illustrations into her keynote address,drawing on her experience as a global PA. For example, when she was PA to theminister for mines and energy for the Northern Territory in Australia, Jonestook on the role of managing his speaking engagements and he developed completetrust in her judgement. The work involved Jones using classic PA traits, such as networking, seizingopportunities, knowledge working, communication and entrepreneurialism. Between them, Jones and Vandevelde live and breathe the global workstyle ofthe future. And on the evidence of their presentations, they’re right. It isgoing to be bags of fun with plenty of opportunities. Top tips in mastering the PA’s roleOn 1 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Livid Gregg Popovich restrained after being ejected in Spurs’ loss In the latest edition of @GrantNapearshow calling ejections… pic.twitter.com/PCVSyFqCtc— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) April 1, 2019Popovich, though, made light of the situation after the game, interrupting Nuggets coach Michael Malone’s press session with a sarcastic surprise.”What was the record, what happened?” Popovich asked.”Someone got thrown out in 63 seconds,” Malone responded.”Are you serious?” Popovich sarcastically said. “That person must have hit somebody. Did somebody get hit tonight? Did somebody get cursed at or anything?””It’s part of the game in my book,” Malone joked. Pop got tossed 1:03 min into the game… pic.twitter.com/qZehhTeezU— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 4, 2019According to SportsNet, that’s the fastest ejection for a coach in NBA history, beating the old record held by the Wizards’ Flip Saunders (106 seconds) for a game against the Celtics on Jan 2, 2012.This is the second straight game in which he has been tossed. It’s his 20th career ejection. Related News Gregg Popovich is making a habit of these late-season ejections.The Spurs head coach was tossed just 63 seconds into San Antonio’s matchup with Denver on Wednesday. COACH POP IS A NATIONAL TREASURE (via @HarrisonWind) pic.twitter.com/XfomrvJGnv— SLAM (@SLAMonline) April 4, 2019The Nuggets went on to win 113-85.The loss moves the Spurs into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game back of the Thunder with three games left to play.Oklahoma City has four games remaining.