BMTG and The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) Return to Kenya


Business Management Training Group Ltd (BMTG Ltd) are delighted to announce the signing of joint marketing agreements with new partners Optimum Business Communication Ltd and Ultra Africa Ltd  both based in Kenya.

Director of BMTG Ltd, Richard Arnott, commented “BMTG have been actively seeking a new Kenya based partner to help it grow its business in East Africa. Initial discussions with both Optimum Business Communication Ltd and Ultra Africa Ltd suggested that we should adopt a joint marketing strategy to take advantage of the unique skills of both partners.  Optimum Business Communications and Ultra Africa have therefor agreed to jointly promote all BMTG courses and Masterclasses’ in selected territories.

This joint approach is, we believe, a unique arrangement in the market and we look forward to working closely with both Optimum Business Communication and Ultra Africa in the coming months and years. We particularly believe that both partners will enable BMTG to more easily respond to the increasing demand for our flagship training courses in Procurement, Operational Management and in particular the highly sought after Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPAtm).


OptimuOptimumm Business Communication is a corporate organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, providing  up to date networking and development opportunities for individual and corporate organizations for both private and public companies.

Optimum Business Communication is led by renowned industry experts with focus on comprehensive research and latest information based on demands of the market. Optimum Business Communication are committed to quality service that will ensure that real value is added to your business.



ULTRA AFRIUltra AfricaCA LIMITED is a leading training provider in East and West Africa, providing up-to-date business information. Ultra Africa Events provide cutting edge development and networking platforms to accelerate individual and corporate performance for today’s business leaders, leading the market in knowledge based conferences, trainings and workshops. Ultra Africa delivers quality and innovation to corporations to help them gaining the competitive advantage and empowering organizations for success.


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Both Optimum Business Communication and Ultra Africa will work closely with the leading global training magazine Executive Secretary Magazine to promote the highly regarded and sought after Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPAtm)





BMTG are delighted to promote the wonderful Vickie Sokol Evans…..

  • Are you overwhelmed by the work on your plate that can’t be delegated to anyone else?
  • Do you feel like it takes too long to get things done in Excel, Word or Outlook, but you don’t have the time to learn the shortcuts and new features?
  • Or have you ever thought to yourself, “There’s got to be an easier way?”
  • More often than not, you are right! There is an easier and FASTER way.
In this engaging day based on Vickie’s bestselling “100 Tips” series, discover quick and easy tips and tricks in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (and more) that will help you work less AND better by using more of the technology you know and love.

No more wasting hours of time when working on an assignment. No more stressful, panicked late nights struggling to meet deadlines. No more feeling paralyzed by the latest technology. You’ll have everything you need to leverage the tools you have at your fingertips – Microsoft Office!

Key Takeaways

  • Effortlessly convert boring bulleted slides into meaningful visuals, and more…
  • Discover secrets to managing and formatting your lists in Excel that will transform the way you work and save you hours of time
  • Learn how to *instantly* format documents in Word that just might make you cry and make you want to get back to your desk to try
  • Master exciting Windows tips you’ll be sharing with your colleagues and friends

Dates for 2016

PARIS: 8 June

LONDON: 17 June

NEW YORK: 7 July

SYDNEY: 7 September

to register click here

About this 1-day programme

MODULE 1: Timesaving & jaw-dropping productivity tips using Microsoft Office

Microsoft OfficeDiscover how to work less, but better by using the technology at your fingertips. Walk away with advanced learnings and timesaving tips across all Microsoft Office programs. This isn’t your typical learning class and will turn you into a shortcut power user.

MODULE 2: Outlook Tips & Tricks

Microsoft OutlookReduce email volume, save time and automate your work using Microsoft Outlook. Outlook 2013 can help manage all aspects of your day – in this advanced 400 level course you will master the tools for success in this program. With the new support model rolling out, this will test your efficiency and bring your skills to the next level!


MODULE 3: Word Styles & Style Sets (Hands-on!)

Microsoft WordMaster the art of document production and how to format documents in seconds using Vickie’s recommended best practices so that you can spend more time on valuable content and less time formatting. You do not want to miss these jaw-dropping best practices. They will be the key to reducing late hours at the office and meeting critical deadlines.


MODULE 4: Excel Tips & Tricks (Hands-on!)

Microsoft Excel

It’s time to roll up your sleeves! Whether you are an Excel guru or you just “get by”, master simple and practical tips & Tricks that will help you produce professional-looking spreadsheets with minimal effort. This segment is perfect for business users and for the experts!!


Benefits to you, the learner

  • Jaw-dropping content & delivery
  • Entertaining & fun
  • Renewed awareness and excitement about the latest technology
  • Will help you work less AND better
  • Inspiring and life changing
  • Practical, easy to remember, & immediately applicable
  • Different than anything you’ve seen before compared to other tech classes
  • Increase your efficiency and results
  • Perfect for ANY skill level – including the experts
  • Written and delivered by an engaging presenter/trainer with a background in comedy
  • Recommended by 99.7% of previous attendees
  • High retention rate
  • Get more done in your day
  • Reduce late hours at the office
  • Product better results faster
  • You’ll be the rock star in your company

Benefits for your company

  • Improve productivity, processes & efficiency
    • Simple best practices can be implemented immediately to improve and streamline processes
    • Consistent work habits across applications and projects
    • Sustainable productivity throughout the organization even after one session
  • Improve employee effectiveness & morale
    • Employees now know what tools to use to get the job done and how to use them
    • Creates a buzz around the office
    • Life-changing skill building and increased confidence
    • Employees take pride in their work
    • Employees can’t wait to get back to their desks to try out their new skills
  • Improve results, brand & reputation
    • Practical and relevant skills employees can implement right away
    • Better and more professional work results
    • Best practices allow for consistent look and feel across all deliverables
    • Your proposals, presentations, and reports will look better than your competitors!
  • Reduce time, effort & costs
    • Elimination of bad habits and unessential work
    • Streamlined and reduced labor-intensive tasks to save valuable project time
    • Reduced support costs
    • Reduced need to employ outside help
  • Increase technology ROI
    • Employees learn to use more than the average 13% of the technology
    • Renewed energy and excitement about the technology
    • ROI of $840USD /year/employee in time savings* (@$35/hour)
  • Reduce risk, errors & complaints
    • Reduced errors in reports, presentations and proposals or other documents
    • Reduced security risks
    • Reduce complaints by internal and external colleagues about unnecessary mistakes, missed deadlines, and unprofessional results
  • Respected by managers and recruiters
  • Smarter use of your resources (people, process & technology) to deliver higher quality results
  • Significantly reduce time, effort & costs associated with time-intensive and deadline-driven projects

Technology: Windows 10 & Office 2013
Applies to PC versions: Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016
Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM (Local time)
Total Learning Hours: 6 hours

PA2.0 Upgrade Yourself comes to London

The role of the modern Assistant has changed dramatically over the last 30 years and technology has played a significant role in this metamorphosis. Far from making the Assistant obsolete as many people imagined, it has made us more indispensable than ever. Assistants are critical in managing the large volume of electronic data and information being passed to management on a daily basis. This requires a number of specific skills to be dealt with effectively.

Time has become the ultimate luxury in the modern world, as Assistants we can add great value by maximising our Manager’s time by efficient scheduling, taking on routine tasks and managing their teams and workflow as and when required. The PA position has changed from a “support” role to a fully-fledged business partner that is respected as part of the management team.

With a highly visible role in the organisation, you need to be aware of your personal brand and how this impacts not only your earning potential, but the way you and your boss are perceived. By the end of this course, you will have assessed your current brand health and found concrete ways of taking it to new heights, for the benefit of your own career as well as your organisation.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for any assistant wanting to make the leap from a great assistant to a confident business partner and is specifically geared towards those who support management and executives daily.

Why should you attend this workshop?

This workshop is designed specifically for assistants by an award winning Certified Master Office Professional and multi award winning Assistant. This enables the delegate to learn from real world examples, skills and techniques, not just the theory of what an assistant should do to be more efficient and successful.

By attending this 3 day workshop you will acquire the following skills:

Improve your PA Presence
How to deal with and manage stress
How to be more assertive
How to be more adaptable and open to change
How to manage and maximise time
Increased understanding of how your brain works and how you learn
Discover future trends and technology
An assessment of your current brand health and ways to take it to new heights
And much, much more…
The modern assistant needs to be resilient, organised and motivated and this workshop will provide you the springboard to take on your role with more confidence.

Meet our Course Leader: Anel Martin

anelAnel Martin is an experienced  presenter, MC, facilitator and coach. She has had the privilege of working with audiences up to 300 in size from 24 different countries. She is currently rated as one of the world’s best PA trainers by Executive Secretary Magazine.

She is a Certified Master Office Professional with 15 year’s corporate experience as a personal assistant and has worked for C-Level executives and is also CAP-OM certified.

Anel Martin was finalist in the National Office Professional of the Year 2009, PA of the Year 2011 and Pitman’s Super Achiever PA of the Year Finalist 2013.

She covers a multitude of topics but firmly believes in speaking from the heart about topics she has expertise and practical experience in. Dynamic, knowledgeable and fun to watch!

For full details please follow this link PA2.0 Upgrade Yourself

PA 2.0 Upgrade Yourself is also running in Singapore and Dubai in 2016 for details please contact



The ACEPA course equips Executive Assistants with the skills and knowledge to meet their increasingly demanding roles 

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Become an “ACE”  PA by attending the globally recognised Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA) at the fabulous Park Inn Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg between 23rd and 27th May 2016. 

Organised by the Association for Office Professionals of South Africa (OPSA). Full details at

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ACEPA course now available in-house

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA) is fast becoming the de-facto must-have international certification for PAs.

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The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA) is now available In-House. 

If you would like more details of running ACEPA for your internal PA Network please contact or any of our country/territory partners.
All events will be organised via our country/territory parters.

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ACEPA hits 100 Reviews

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™) just hit a major milestone of 100 on-line testimonials via



Richard Arnott, Director of BMTG, stated…..

“ACEPA continues to be be streets ahead of the competition when it comes to testimonials and reviews. With an average score of 4.6/5.0 ACEPA is clearly the leading Executive Assistant training course in its category.

We are delighted that our delegates enjoy the ACEPA experience and also that they are willing to share their comments so positively. In the world of social media peer review is the best form of advertising in our opinion and we will continue to  strive to deliver excellence to our customers”