Looking for a game-changing professional development program that will elevate your EA career and help you achieve your most ambitious goals? Congratulations, you’ve found it.
PURPOSE, PASSION & PROFIT: REMEMBERING WHY YOU’RE AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Whether on the job for two months or two decades, an executive assistant’s success can hinge on their ability to continuously reconnect their career to their passion and purpose. How does being an EA give one a greater sense of purpose? How is the role an expression of one’s core values and beliefs? How can EAs embody their passion while executing their daily tasks? In this invigorating session, we will lead EAs through a life-changing self-reflection that will help them channel their energy, drive and focus towards their personal and professional goals by maximizing all available resources.
NO BURNOUT, NO PROBLEM: TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR AMBITIOUS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
Top executive assistants know the secret to their success lies in maintaining organizational balance while quickly adapting to an ever-changing environment. But how can EAs maintain internal balance and avoid burnout while masterfully managing the chaos? In this career-changing session, we will share a revolutionary approach to establishing work-life balance as an executive assistant in today’s demanding work culture. Gain thought-leading insights on how passion and purpose help avoid burnout, the tension-relieving effects of professional authenticity, why EAs’ needs matter most and how respecting those needs increases performance, redefining self-care for the executive assistant and specific tips for setting boundaries when EAs are expected to say yes to every request.
THE POWER OF THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: INFLUENCING OTHERS INTO ACTION
As a strategic business partner, EAs are expected to make authoritative decisions and act as an influential leader both on behalf of their executive and the organization. How can executive assistants lead and influence members of their organization from their position? This session will address how EAs can best cultivate the power of persuasion and influence, identify opportunities to demonstrate their value to their executive and organization and manage their executive to build a successful business partnership that ensures mutual benefit (a must for any savvy executive assistant!).
MINDS IN MOTION: PEER-TO-PEER POWER HOUR
Connect, exchange ideas and problem solve with fellow executive assistants facing similar challenges. Attendees choose their preferred topic and break into groups facilitated by the contributors below. All participants are encouraged to contribute to the conversation! Topics include:
Topic 1: Effective conversations to tame common chaos and create radical results
Topic 2: Mastering time management while juggling multiple executives
Topic 3: Leverage the art of negotiation to get what you want for yourself and your executive
Topic 4: Harnessing the power of your influence to positively impact your company culture
CAREER PLANNING & PROGRESSION: WHAT’S NEXT FOR TOP EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
EAs are now called to lead, think and act strategically. They are team leaders, cross-functional collaborators, project managers, culture carriers, initiative implementers and more, all while keeping a pulse on the entire organization. With this evolution of the role, titles and compensation packages must be adjusted accordingly, ranging from Chief of Staff to Administrative/Executive Manager or Executive Business Partner. In this session, we will discuss the future for the executive assistant career and how developing the right mindset can create endless opportunities for growth.
JEOPARDY: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT EDITION
Get those buzzers ready! Inspired by the world’s most famous quiz show, attendees get their moment to showcase their EA expertise and learn from fellow peers and friendly opponents as they compete in teams to become the executive assistant Jeopardy champion! Categories include:
- Tools & Technology
- Fill in the Book Title
- Would You Rather?
- Event & Travel Planning
- Ethical Predicaments
BE HEARD & MAKE AN IMPACT: NEXT-LEVEL COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS & STRATEGIES
The world of an executive assistant is vast and multifaceted. EAs interface with everyone from global dignitaries and high-profile clients to internal teams and even an executive’s family. In order to support their executive at the highest level of sophistication and efficacy, an executive assistant must adapt their communication style to serve any context. This session will discuss strategies for better communication with executives and various stakeholders, the key to managing different personality types and work styles, diffusing high-pressure situations and maximizing the strengths of multiple groups to achieve organizational growth and success. This expert communication can lead to new opportunities, career advancement and personal and professional success.
EXECUTIVE & EA ROUNDTABLE: THE INTRICACIES OF A TRUE PARTNERSHIP
When an executive and the assistant form a strong, strategic and supportive business partnership, possibilities for both careers are endless as the success is felt throughout an organization. Establishing this partnership and strengthening the relationship requires on-going collaboration and communication. This highly anticipated session will center on an open dialogue between executives and assistants on the intricacies of maintaining this unique partnership and on continually adding value to both the executive and organization.