Lifetime Access to the Course Recordings & Materials, E-packet containing relevant articles, checklists, and forms, along with access to Bestselling E-books by Bonnie Low-Kramen & Vickie Sokol Evans, MCT
Exclusive Access to BTUA Online Community & Networking Group
All Questions Answered from Day 1 by Bonnie and Vickie | Ongoing Peer-to-Peer learning | Live online meetings | Course discussions with instructors and other students
BTUA On Demand Alumni Benefits
Post-workshop support from both Bonnie and Vickie | BTUA On Demand Alumni receive the lowest prices on BTUA Live workshops and on private corporate training from both Bonnie and Vickie
The global workplace has never been more complicated and is only getting more so every day. Assistants are the right arms to their executives, backbones to companies, and the face of the company culture. They are highly resourceful, resilient, creative, empathetic, and super smart. On top of that, they have advanced technology skills and finely tuned EQ, which helps them to read minds, and they are doing those things both in-person and remotely. How do they learn to do that?
Attend the Be the Ultimate Assistant On Demand (BTUA OD), an 11+ hour learning experience that dives deeply into soft skills and the hard skills essential to support leaders at the highest levels. Learn at your own pace with lifetime access to the videos and materials. You decide on the timetable.
The ROI of BTUA On Demand can be measured in improved productivity and hours of precious time saved for both the assistant and the leaders they support. It can also be measured by direct access to money-saving resources and strategies.
The On Demand course is based on the live, two-day workshop that has been taken by hundreds of assistants around the world since 2011.
BTUA On Demand is led by Bonnie Low-Kramen and Vickie Sokol Evans, MCT, who are two of the world's top-rated and most respected trainers and speakers. The BTUA workshop was featured in a Forbes cover story and was also named in the top 7 conferences to attend in 2019.
Bonnie and Vickie each have over 20+ years' experience and are both former assistants. They have trained Bill Gates' team, the staff at Parliament in London, and the planet's most influential and prestigious companies. Bonnie and Vickie ensure that Executive Assistants function as empowered business partners and, as such, are fully equipped to face whatever challenges come their way.
Since 2011, BTUA students have become Chiefs of Staff, assistants to CEOs, team leaders, and in at least one case, Debbie Furlano became Acting CEO of her company for six months. This is what her CEO had to say.
“Bonnie and Vickie offer top-notch training for assistants. They are the best in the business. Debbie was on fire when she came back from BTUA. I know that I am 2-3 times more profitable because I have my Executive Assistant Debbie Furlano by my side. No doubt.”
Gary Rabine, Founder Rabine Group, Illinois
You believe that your leaders deserve the most highly skilled executive business partners by their side.
You know that leveraging vetted resources and networks is a key to success.
You love learning about how to stay relevant with inside information on global trends.
You want to learn the latest tips & tricks of technology and productivity to save you and your executive hours per week.
The BTUA Live workshop has been on your professional Bucket List but you just couldn't get there in person.
Module 1: About Your Expert Instructors
Module 2: Introduction to the Course
Module 3: Report from the World: Global Trends for Assistants
Module 4: The Power of Networking & Mentoring
Module 5: Leadership, Power, & Partnership: Leading When You Are Not in Charge
Module 6: Organization!
Module 7: Advanced Communication Skills
Module 8: Find Your Voice to Speak Up to Handle Difficult People & Situations
Module 9: Are You Ready? Handling Crisis & Disaster
Module 10: Ethics and Confidentiality
Module 11: Keep it Personal in an Impersonal World
Module 12: Travel Planning
Module 13: Event Planning
Module 14: Career Management & Salary Negotiations
Module 15: Vickie Sokol Evans Technology, Productivity & Social Networking
Conclusion: It’s a Wrap! A Call to Action
Strategies for functioning as a confident executive business partner to leaders and teams
Communication tools for handling the most difficult situations and people
Up-to-the-minute methods for organization and time-management
Real-life ways to handle workplace bullying and sexual harassment
Career paths options and resources for assistants to take your career wherever you want it to go
Life-Changing Digital Productivity Tips Across Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & OneNote) – Applicable to PC, Mac, & Google platforms
Social Media Tools & Tips
Digital Skills For Virtual Teams Using Office 365
Cybersecurity & Keeping Data Safe
The Future is Now! Artificial Intelligence & More
Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting is committed to diversity and inclusion in the global workplace. We believe in supporting anti-discriminatory policies and practices as we work to build ultimate assistants inside workplaces where core values are rooted in excellence, belonging, and respect.
In a world and workplace turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape just got even more complicated and demanding. Even more is being expected of assistants, including the need to do their work as executive business partners remotely and virtually. Be the Ultimate Assistant On Demand is the training every assistant needs to not miss a beat as they go above and beyond every day.
Bonnie Low-Kramen: "This is the workshop I wished had existed when I worked for Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis as her Personal Assistant for 25 years. I wanted to be as great an assistant as Olympia was an actress. But how? I didn’t see the books or the classes to teach me. That’s why I decided to create them myself."
Melba J. Duncan
Meet Your Instructors
Learn from Two of the Best in the Assistant Training Business
Who should take the Be the Ultimate Assistant On Demand Course?
BTUA OD is for any person who is serious about working as an ultimate assistant in support of their executives. Our ideal student loves to learn, yearns to be the best, and needs to know the ways to stay being the best. The course is for both seasoned and aspiring assistants, executive assistants, administrative assistants, personal assistants, and private service professionals who want their seat at the table as Executive Business Partners and as Executive Life Managers.
Should I also attend a BTUA Live workshop?
We'd love to have you with us at an in-person workshop. It’s totally up to you and how you prefer to learn. Many BTUA students take the workshop numerous times. One example is Julie Kavanaugh who has taken the class eight times in different cities since 2011, and she is taking the On Demand Course too. BTUA OD students and all alumni receive the lowest prices to all BTUA programs.
What makes BTUA unique and different from other training?
Bonnie and Vickie each has over 20+ years’ experience and are both former assistants. They have trained Bill Gates’s team, the staff at British Parliament in London, and the staffs of the planet’s most powerful and prestigious companies. At BTUA OD, Bonnie and Vickie ensure that Executive Assistants are able to function as empowered business partners and as such, are fully equipped to face whatever challenges come their way from demanding executives and the post-pandemic workplace. Since 2011, BTUA students have become Chiefs of Staff, assistants to CEOs, team leaders, authors, founders of their own companies, and at least in one case, Acting CEO of her company for a six month period. Every student has direct access to Bonnie and Vickie to ask questions. “Bonnie’s focus and relentless determination to encourage others to realize their success is what differentiates her practice. It is imperative to emphasize that she demonstrates and educates others in the skills of forging relationships, inclusion, and realizing their potential. With her tenacity of purpose, Bonnie is educating the next generation of leaders. With Bonnie Low-Kramen in the room, we will be the greater for it.” Melba J. Duncan
Does BTUA On Demand offer group/team discounts?
Yes, we love groups! Email [email protected] for more information.
I will need to make the business case to my executive. Do you have one?
Yes! We are happy to provide a business case letter. Please send your request to [email protected]
Does BTUA On Demand qualify for continuing education credits?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Achievement for BTUA On Demand. This Certificate may be required to submit for credit hours to the appropriate organization.
How will I have access to the Handouts content in the course?
The printable Handouts will be in PDF format accompanying each module.
What is the Refund Policy?
No refunds are available for the Be the Ultimate Assistant On Demand Course. Please contact us with any technical difficulty or any questions at all. Also, if you would like to speak with any prior students, we are happy to put you in touch with them. [email protected]
Will this course help me to find a job?
While Bonnie and Vickie cannot guarantee that you will find a new job after taking BTUA On Demand, the material learned in BTUA On Demand will significantly strengthen a student’s soft and hard skills and build confidence, which are all essential for a job search. The Career Management module and supplemental materials are also of tremendous support for job searches.