Lifelong Learning and Professional Development: Pitman Training’s Chris Hodson Speaks at Global PA Conference


Chris Hodson, Centre Director at Pitman Training London Central and West speaking at Global PA Conference


The Global PA Conference in London has invited Chris Hodson, Centre Director at Pitman Training London Central and West, to deliver a keynote presentation on 12th July. This reflects the recognition of our expertise in professional development and the high standards our franchise network maintains in supporting the business community.

Hodson’s presentation, “Future Skills for Executive Assistants,” will showcase Pitman Training’s forward-thinking approach to curriculum development and our commitment to staying ahead of industry trends. This aligns perfectly with our franchise model, which offers partners the opportunity to provide training solutions in their local markets.

The 30-minute session will address key topics that reflect the evolving needs of the modern workplace:

  1. Technological Proficiency: Demonstrating expertise in digital literacy and advanced software tools.
  2. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Highlighting programmes that equip learners with essential analytical skills.
  3. Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving: Showcasing courses that develop high-level cognitive abilities.
  4. Advanced Communication Skills: Emphasising a comprehensive approach to professional communication training.
  5. Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Illustrating a well-rounded view of professional development.
  6. Project Management: Featuring industry-recognised project management certifications.

Chris notes, “The role of an Executive Assistant is evolving from a traditional support function to a strategic partnership within organisations. Embracing future skills is essential for EAs to drive success and innovation in the corporate world.”

This presentation showcases the high-quality content and industry insights that Pitman Training franchisees can utilise in their own operations. By partnering with Pitman Training, franchisees gain access to a continually updated curriculum that meets the needs of today’s job market.

We offer a comprehensive range of certifications and diploma courses tailored for Executive Assistants, including:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office certifications (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Business Administration and Executive Assistant Diploma programmes
  • Project Management courses
  • Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills training

These offerings reflect our commitment to providing relevant, practical skills. As Hodson states, “In today’s fast-paced business environment, technological proficiency and data analysis are no longer optional. Executive Assistants must harness these skills to make informed decisions and support their executives effectively.”

The inclusion of real-world case studies in Hodson’s talk will further demonstrate the practical impact of our programmes on career advancement and organisational success. This evidence-based approach is a key selling point for potential students and a valuable tool for our franchisees in their marketing efforts.

Moreover, the emphasis on continuous learning and professional development in the presentation reflects Pitman Training’s commitment to lifelong education. This philosophy not only benefits our students but also provides our franchisees with opportunities for recurring revenue and long-term customer relationships.

Chris Hodson emphasises, “Continuous learning and professional development are the cornerstones of a successful career. At Pitman Training, we believe in empowering EAs with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in the future.”

For CEOs and business leaders considering a Pitman Training franchise, this high-profile speaking engagement at the Global PA Conference is a testament to our brand’s authority and reputation in the professional training sector. It demonstrates the kind of thought leadership and industry connections that our franchisees can benefit from as part of the Pitman network.

As we continue to expand our franchise operations, events like this reinforce our position as a trusted name in professional education. We provide our franchisees with a competitive edge in their local markets and contribute to the overall strength of our brand.

To learn more about how you can become part of the Pitman Training success story and capitalise on the growing demand for professional skills training, contact our franchise development team today.

Join us in shaping the future of professional education and training. With Pitman Training, you’re not just opening a business; you’re transforming careers and changing lives.