Why become a member?

What does it mean to have membership of a professional organisation? What can it offer you? 

What’s in it for you?

If you are thinking of becoming a member of any group, make sure you are offered something special that benefits you as a professional as well as offering opportunities for your role and your organisation. 

The Global PA Association offers you all of this and more.

You get more with Global PA Association

Our credentials speak for themselves.  We are the only Professional Membership Association globally that instigated Academic Research into your Profession.  This Academic Research is the largest sample in the world into the Secretarial/PA Profession and was conduced in 2009 and 2012. 

Why did we do this Research?

Our Founder, Rosemary Parr has personal experience working as an EA & PA for 25 years and has first hand knowledge of how the EA/PA role was not being included in organisations with opportunities for career progression or training and development.  We are pleased to announce that since our Association was founded in 2006 we have seen evidence of more training opportunities for the profession from organisations, which is good news.  However EAs & PAs still feel that career progression is limited and they often have to take a day's holiday to attend our ILM accredited training programmes. We will continue our campaign to encourage organisations to ensure that your career and training choices are respected and that you are supported at work and feel confident to ask for development.

Leading the Profession globally

Since we were established in 2006 we have led the way internationally on championing and progressing your careers.  Our organisation has global reach and we work with companies around the world on 'in house' development programmes, motivational workshops, presentations and deliver our ILM accredited Masterclass programme internationally. We have visited all the countries in the Middle East (Bahrian, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai) including Saudi Arabia (where we have delivered exclusive 'in house' development programmes), Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Mauritius, Indonesia, Australia, USA, South Africa, all of them too many times to be counted! Our Head Office is based in London. 

Our academic partnership with Birkbeck, University of London raises the status and recognition for your profession and we are the first PA Professional Membership Association to create an Academic Programme into Management for EAs & PAs. We always lead the way for you.

We only choose the 'best in class' Academic credentials for our Learners, which is why we chose the ILM (Leadership & Management Division) of City & Guilds (no.1 for Qualifications and recognised in over 80 countries) to be our Learning Provider Partner.  Adding credentials of the ILM to your CV will ensure you are ahead of your game.  They are appropriate qualifications as EAs & PAs as you work for Leaders & Managers and the requirement is that our training delivery has to be 40% leadership and management in content to gain the ILM accreditation. Further evidence that we do everything we can to support you as you develop into management.

Do Join Us

Become part of a unique group, a group of real people across the world that share and understand your experience and with whom you can connect - in more ways than one. Learn from the high level experience of our Founder, Rosemary Parr who has worked at the highest levels of public companies for Chairman & CEOs and in Parliament. 

Benefit from being part of an Association with a proven track record of advancing the professional status of your role, an international reputation, exclusive contracts, job opportunities and University links. 

We are an Association that actually makes positive change in the profession possible. What’s more, we offer plenty of rewards that have true value - professionally and financially!

Join as an Associate, Platinum Member or Fellow. Our influence grows with our membership. 

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. 
George Eliot