Executive Assistant Webinar Series agenda

Executive Assistant Webinar Series

Four empowering online sessions

26th Aug, 28th Aug, 2nd Sep, 4th Sep, This webinar series will be delivered via Zoom.

1. Practical strategies for communicating effectively with your executives and colleagues

Wednesday 26 August

11.30 am – 12.30 pm AEST (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart) 

11.00 am – 12.00 pm ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)

9.30 am – 10.30 am  AWST  (Perth) 

1.30pm – 2.30 pm NZST (Wellington, Auckland)

Times are changing, and more and more we are needing to understand how to stay ahead of the curve and work in ways we never imagined would be possible in the past. Ingrid Bayer is the founder and CEO of VA Institute of Australia, and is well versed at working effectively and efficiently in the online space through experience she’s gained operating as a Virtual EA since 2008, and in running her own highly successful online business. In this informative session, Ingrid will run through insights, tips and tricks to help you bring excellence into both the online and physical communication space.

  • Setting the communication expectation
  • Understanding different communication styles
  • Simple strategies for having difficult conversations
  • Communication tools for working remotely

 

Ingrid Bayer, Australia’s Success Coach for VAs, VA Institute of Australia

 

 

2. Panel discussion: Exerting positive influence in your workplace during times of uncertainty

Friday 28th August 2020

11.30 am – 12.30 pm AEST (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart) 

11.00 am – 12.00 pm ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)

9.30 am – 10.30 am  AWST  (Perth) 

1.30pm – 2.30 pm NZST (Wellington, Auckland)

  • What role can you play as an EA in the current environment?
  • Developing your positive influence without authority
  • Leading the change initiative and cultivating a broad network
  • Motivating yourself and others as a key team player
  • Navigating workplace relations when you work in the office and remotely

Anthony Carthew, Executive Assistant to the CEO and Head of Protocol, Sydney Opera House

Desiree Anderson, Executive Assistant to the CEO, GE Healthcare

Lucy McLennan, Executive Assistant, PwC

Liv Wilson, Executive Assistant to Sr Director ANZ Talent Solutions and Sr Director APAC Learning Solutions, LinkedIn

 

3. Your Teams Matter Increasing your effectiveness with Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

11.30 am – 12.30 pm AEST (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart) 

11.00 am – 12.00 pm ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)

9.30 am – 10.30 am  AWST  (Perth) 

1.30pm – 2.30 pm NZST (Wellington, Auckland)

With so many of us being thrown into working from home, we have all had to jump in and learn how to use MS Teams on our own to get through and stay connected with our teams and Executives.  This session will take you through some tangible processes and demonstrate the power of your technology focusing on MS Teams, so you can work productively while maintaining your well-being. Mario will focus on the following areas:

  • Why MS Teams is the tool of the future
  • Working with MS Teams effectively and understanding best practice process
  • Some key functionality that will allow for greater usage of MS Teams
  • Tips on conducting virtual meetings and capturing your outcomes
  • How MS Teams links to other applications such as Outlook, OneNote and Planner.  
  • What to use email and when to use MS Teams

 

As always with Mario’s sessions, you are sure to walk away with a few gems that will save you time and increase your effectiveness.

 

Mario Halouvas, National Learning & Development Manager, Priority Management Australia

 

4. Are you coping? Building resilience and taking care of yourself and your executives

Friday 4th September 2020

11.30 am – 12.30 pm AEST (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart) 

11.00 am – 12.00 pm ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)

9.30 am – 10.30 am  AWST  (Perth) 

1.30pm – 2.30 pm NZST (Wellington, Auckland)

Now more than ever we are being pushed to our limits. Our ability to take care of ourselves and the executives we serve, will be our defining legacy as we create a new normal going forward. The question is, are you ready?

  • Managing self-resilience and discovering ways for self-care, self-leaning and self-help
  • Defining your work-life boundaries and balance
  • Taking action to develop the best routine and habits
  • Staying positive and supporting your executives in challenging times
  • Discovering supporting measures to maintain mental health and wellbeing for your team

 

Anneli Blundell, Professional People Whisperer, AnneliBlundell.com