SUMMIT AGENDA: DAY TWO
8:50AM: OPENING REMARKS FROM YOUR CHAIR: Caitlin Wakely, Facilitator, Speaker, Mentor & Branding Specialist, The EA Institute
Inspiring EAs from Australia and abroad
9:00am: KEYNOTE: What it takes to support a world leader
- Taking control of your professional development to become more than an assistant
- Ensuring you perform at your best while remaining open to career advancement
- Making professional development a habit, not a task
Dana M. Lewis, Former Personal Aide to Barack and Michelle Obama, The White House (USA)
Productive Working Environments
9:50am: CASE STUDY: Harnessing your potential by managing your wellness
- Understanding the links between physical health and professional performance
- Tools for managing workplace stress and boosting personal wellbeing
- Tips to manage stress and nurture your mental health
Ruth Kilah, Senior Executive Assistant and Project Manager, GE Australia, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach
10:40am: Morning tea
11:00am: CASE STUDY: Driving workplace flexibility for the EA role
- How flexible working arrangements benefit both EAs and executives
- Using technology, trust and a performance-based culture to perform the EA role remotely
- Gaining buy-in for new working arrangements
Laurinda Moore, EA to the CEO and Chairman, IAG
11:50am: KEYNOTE: Ask More. Tell Less. Lead Fearlessly: Creating Fearless Cultures and saving the world
This keynote will:
- Promote a NEW kind of leadership
- Move people from complacency to collective power
- Help leaders understand why telling is not the answer
- Empower the audience to build curiosity and sit comfortably with uncertainty
- Leave people inspired to lead their own quest to follow their ‘why’ and save the world
Corrinne Armour, Leadership Specialist, Speaker, Author, Trainer, Mentor
12:40 pm Lunch
Career progression within the role and beyond
1:40: PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the best career progression opportunities for EAs?
- What are the benefits to progressing your career as an EA vs moving into another role?
- What are the transferrable skills that every EA has?
- Which industries should you target?
- How should you plan your next career move?
- Should you take on extra responsibilities to boost your skillset?
- How should you market yourself to new employers and roles?
Tracey Turri, EA to the Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Healthcare
Rachel Simmons, Former EA and current Project Administrator, Telstra
Michelle Buckmaster, Former EA to the CEO (Sage), Current Change Analyst, Department of Human Services
Amanda Vinci, Founding Director, The EA Institute
Alexandra Wennerholm, Director, Bare Business
2:30pm: CASE STUDY: Identifying and developing a transferrable set of skills
- Determining what valuable transferrable skills you use every day
- Leveraging high-pressure experience to demonstrate your professional assets
- Marketing yourself as an adaptable professional
- Exploiting opportunities to use your skills in new situations
Rachael Bonetti, Former EA to the CEO, current Business Lead in Corporate Affairs, Bupa
3:20pm Afternoon tea
3:40pm: MASTERCLASS: Empowering yourself through productive communication
- Being true to yourself by speaking casually and spontaneously
- How to build an engaging style and managing anxiety by being purposeful and present
- Understanding others through active listening
- Being straightforward and clear by using concise language
Tess Brook, Director, 1st Call Consulting
4:30pm: End of conference