Join us in person!
June 21-22, 2022

What’s ELS Forum?

Glad you asked.

ELS Forum: Chicago is a unique event experience that brings together top executive assistants just like you to learn, connect, collaborate, and contribute solutions to your greatest challenges.  One of the best things you’ll experience at this event is next-level networking. This event is a unique chance to expand your EA inner circle and make career-changing connections. Networking (aka friend-making) has never been so fun!

Mary Abbajay, President & CEO of Careerstone Group LLC, will discuss how to create effective organizational change as an executive assistant despite the fact that our professional lives are full of change and transition. Erika Gilchrist, Founder & CEO of W.T.F: Women Thriving Fearlessly, will discuss the importance of having a pulse on what others are feeling and experiencing, using empathic communication to ultimately achieve organizational growth and success. Kathy Ewald, Trainer for Dale Carnegie Chicago, will conduct a high-level workshop where you’ll explore critical thinking strategies to create a personalized problem-solving method for whatever task is at hand. Monique Helstrom, Speaker, Activator, and Unlocker of Human Potential, will discuss how to release the shackles of  workaholism to save yourself, as well as your relationships, and still have a productive and successful career.

This special experience offers support, training, and inspiration from expert instructors and powerful peers. Plus, you’ll discover a renewed sense of purpose, passion, and impact in your career. Click the “investment” button to learn more about the cost and definitely click the “register” button to attend the event and experience a career-changing, life-changing event!

Note: We look forward to welcoming you in person safely. As we approach the event dates, we will provide more details around our event safety protocols.

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Standard Rate through May 27: $1,700
Late Rate: $1,900

Registration Includes:

  • Access to all sessions, workshops, and networking functions
  • Opportunity to work with leading instructors and distinguished administrative professionals
  • All instructor materials, action item worksheets, and anonymous live polling results

Forum Sponsor:

Forum Location

Ambassador Chicago
1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois

ELS is for you if you want to:

Explore your role as a leader at your company

Increase productivity and efficiency with less stress and zero burnout

Achieve your career goals and create positive change

Find a renewed sense of passion for what you do

Make meaningful, helpful connections and find your EA tribe

Get clear direction on how your EA career will evolve next

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