In view of the challenges presented by the worldwide financial crisis and the economic downturn, it has become apparent that Companies’ and business Executive Secretaries need to be positioned in a manner consistent with the demands imposed upon them by the multi-angled initiatives by their seniors to mitigate the impact of the problem.
To achieve this, the Botswana Confederation of Commerce and Industry Manpower (BOCCIM) has arranged to host a two-day gathering of Secretaries from different companies and businesses under its flagship as well as non-members, under the theme, “Unleashing your Potential”, scheduled for next week April 23-24, 2009 at the Gaborone Sun Hotel grounds.
Although, according to BOCCIM’s Public Relations Officer, Gaamangwe Mathame, this will be the 20th Annual Convention of Secretaries organized by BOCCIM, it is expected to be different in many ways.
“It is critical in the sense that it is designed to provide essential capacity building ingredients for employees to remain focused, confident and competitive, sure to maintain professionalism during difficult business times,” he added.
There will be a number of reputable presenters to deliver on topics pertinent to the theme of the meeting. Key among them will be the Managing Director of Botswana Development Corporation, Maria Nthebolang, and Natalie Fourie, from FranklinCovey Southern Africa.
Drs Alinah Segobye and Nomsa Mbere are also expected to grace the occasion.
It was stated that the convention will bring together secretaries, personal assistants, receptionists and frontline staff as well as administrators from both private and public sectors.
Mathame intimated that delegates stood to acquire skills on empowerment, self preparation and motivation, as well as developing a personal balance score card.