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The foremost conference for Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants is returning to Melbourne. Following on from our ground-breaking conferences of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Sydney, in Melbourne and Brisbane in 2010 and Perth in 2011…
Our 2011 2nd Annual Congress in Melbourne will feature
- 9 Senior corporate executives
- 8 Leading Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants
- 12 Incredible business consultants, executive coaches and business commentators
Over 2 intensive information packed days, you will learn how to
- Ensure you are a true partner in business with your Executive
- Become a courageous and resilient leader within business
- Understand the EA and PA role within modern business and HR constructs
- Appreciate the levels of business knowledge and acumen you are expected to have
- Examine where you can best add value in your relationship
- Keep abreast of new technology or software solutions that can make your partnership more efficient
- Enhance your creativity and innovate new ideas within your business
- Persuade and influence all those you work with and do business with
- Examine the latest international business management trends and what you can adopt from these
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Early Bird Rate
(by 21 October)
(after 21 October)
$1,200 plus GST
$1,600 plus GST
$1,600 plus GST
$2,000 plus GST
Please note: The member rate is only available to those registrants who are Full members of Executive Assistant Network at the time of registration.
2011 PROGRAM THEMES
Synergy is the concept that helps us understand why sometimes one plus one can equal more than two. In a business context, it occurs when two or more people combine to achieve a greater result than could occur as a result of their individual efforts or effects.
Within the EA and Executive relationship, Synergy should be the ultimate goal for your working partnership as it is in this phase that your unique team of two can become most successful.
At our 2010 conferences in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane we discussed the concept of Strategic Value at considerable length, trying to uncover exactly what EAs and PAs should be doing to ensure that they are constantly adding strategic value to their businesses within everything they do.
The numerous Executives who spoke at these events were exceptionally clear on one main point as it relates to that theme; namely that only when the relationship between an Assistant and the Executive becomes one of a true partnership can a harmonious and synergistic relationship occur and both parties add the most value.
As a consequence, our focus for our 2011 events is going to be around this notion of partnership in both theory and practice as we investigate the nature and structure of the EA / Executive relationship and try and uncover the exact nature of such a partnership that will achieve Synergy.
Since the inception of this series of conferences we have been on a journey of discovery along with our delegates. We have examined why EAs and PAs must become multi faceted and have knowledge and skills around many technical business and business relationship concepts if they are to adequately support modern Executives and modern businesses.
We investigated the unique personal strengths and attributes a good EA must have if they are to thrive in such a unique and at times highly volatile and stressful environment.
From here we examined the concepts of identity and individual control as we tried to uncover the journey that takes an assistant from being very much dependent on their executive for guidance and direction to one who is self motivating, self guiding and self starting.
The evolution from here was to examine how EAs and PAs can take all their knowledge and skills and best put these to use in order to deliver greater long term and strategic value to their businesses and Executives.
‘Partnering with your Executive to achieve greater Synergy' is the latest evolution of these concepts and themes. The event will continue to focus on business skills and business acumen, to provide you with greater understanding around ‘you' and how you work with others to give you the so called ‘soft-skills' you need to thrive, but our main objective will be to gain an understanding of the nature of a true partnership and how this can be achieved.
Another concept that emanated from our 2010 series of events and has been widely discussed in our Chat Room relates to the concept of professionalism and professional standing and respect.
The sign of the utmost professional is not so much the type of job they do, rather how they do that job. Ultimately it is a state of mind.
Our goal has always been to encourage all members to strive to act with professionalism and to have the knowledge, skills, business acumen and personal skills to enable them to do so.
But as we have seen from our conferences, senior Executives are now looking for EAs and PAs to partner with them to help them achieve all the goals they have for their businesses and ideally to help them achieve greater synergistic outcomes. And they are prepared to reward assistants like this similarly to any other senior manager based on the benefits they add to them and the business.
You can be one of these types of EA but it is up to you. Ultimately you have to want to take up the challenge to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding and to achieve the state of mind that will make you the sought after professional senior Executives are wanting. If you are this type of EA or PA then join our journey and we will help take you there. Come along to this conference and take new steps towards greater professionalism and ultimately a more synergistic partnership with your Executive.
Why are EAN's conferences now rated as the most significant educational events for EAs and PAs in Australia – here's what past attendees have said…
QUOTES FROM ATTENDEES AT THE SYDNEY CONGRESS IN 2010…
The most relevant training for our profession I have ever had the pleasure of attending.
Pamela Wastell, National Australia Bank
I found the conference to be inspiring and motivating…It made me want to come back to work and do a better job!!!
Margaret Jones, University of NSW
The 2010 Congress was very inspirational and has me feeling reaffirmed, renewed and ready to go! I will definitely be recommending it to my colleagues.
Lindsay Berger, BT Financial Group
I had a fabulous time getting to know the other EA's and look forward to attending the Networking functions during the year. Well done team.
Christine Robinson, Goodman Fielder
Overall it was slick, and I know that is a result of careful planning and keen attention to detail. The Congress worked very well. So, keep up the good work EAN team!
Rachel Stafford-Gaffney, Hollard Insurance Company
The EAN Conference for 2010 was so professionally organised by the EAN Team and was truly an outstanding two days. My recommendations to all work colleagues and networking groups. Thank you EAN, looking forward to next years' conference.
Pam Clerici, Palomar Medical
EAN has gone the second mile in ensuring that delegates were "fed" emotionally, spiritually and physically. This has been the best conference I've attended in the past three years and has energised me to reach new heights, both professionally and personally. Well done EAN.
Margaret Rae, Downer EDI Rail
EAN offers excellence and delivers excellence beyond expectation always!
Roniece Dawson-Bruce, Leading Edge Group
The speakers were very inspirational, personally, as well as professionally.
Debbie Hanson, Children's Medical Research Centre
Well done to Jonathan, Katrena and the EAN Team - a Congress well worth attending. I will be encouraging the PA's in our office to attend the next one!
Bonnie-Rae Anglish, Nestle Australia
Helen Valassis, BT Financial Group
A great experience - a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from other EA's, as well as recognising my own achievements and capabilities
Joanne Bambagiotti, Qantas Airways
Without a doubt, the EAN Conference challenged, motivated and inspired me! The value of attending this conference cannot be underestimated.
Belinda Peuser, Sanitarium
Nothing is ever gained by sitting back and waiting for your break…..no one's going to hand you the gold, you have to go out and work for it, but never forget the plan and strategies.
Veronica Laubscher, Capricorn Society
This was the first EAN Conference I have attended and I'll definitely be back for more.
Lyndall Schuhmier, Downer EDI Rail
An absolute delight to finally see high calibre training programs and networking opportunities targeted towards Senior EA's. This has been achieved by the continued dedication and commitment of the EAN Team. Definitely a network worth joining.
Lee Karolidis, CSIRO
Food for the mind - variety of choices & ideas.
Erika Frankin, TressCox Lawyers
The EAN Conference allows all viewpoints to be addressed and does get everyone discussing the issues that matter to the individuals.
Vive Black, Hitatchi Data Systems
A great way to reflect and improve current ideas and perceptions and also very motivational.
Natalie Edwards, Roche Products
QUOTES FROM ATTENDEES AT PREVIOUS EAN CONFERENCES...
“The best yet! Looking forward to next year!”
Rachel Stafford-Gaffney, EA to MD, The Hollard Insurance Company
“Excellent, it is the best EA conference around. I have attended most other EA conferences and seminars only to be disappointed. EAN have created the most professional and informative presentations that are a must for every EA.”
Trish Coltan, Executive Personal Assistant
“The EAN Team are truly fantastic and I believe their passion for what they do. It transcends other EA events.”
Vive Black, EA to MD, Hitachi Data Systems
“There is so much more to an EA than people can see or know. Executive Assistant Network is pure genius and I will be sharing my knowledge gained from them.”
Megan Mulcahy, EA to Directors, Cardinal Project Services
“Fantastic event! Well done!”
Suzanne Palmer, EA to GM, Fdcconstruction & Fitout
“Loved the whole conference and will definitely be recommending it to my work colleagues for next year!”
Hailey Napper, EA to Partner, Pricewaterhousecoopers
“This was my first EAN Congress and I returned to the office on the Monday feeling empowered and enthusiastic! I need to get this ‘fix' a lot more often!”
Valerie Pontikakos, EA to Executive Commonwealth Bank of Australia
“I highly recommend that you attend the next conference. Make sure you don't miss out on an exceptional opportunity.”
Suzette Viljoen, EA to MD, Human Synergistics Australia
Very entertaining, motivating and inspiring!”
Meg Johnson, EA to Executive Director, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia
“I was very impressed by the calibre of presentations and the content of the programme….such a positive, reaffirming experience for the EA community.”
Lynne Scanlan-Lamb, EA to Vice President, GE Australia & New Zealand
“This experience has made me even more determined to be the best professional I can be.”
Stephanie Lorens, EA to Director, Wesley Mission
“The EAN Congress was highly motivating. Thanks for the wonderful event!”
Jill Taylor, CSS Group Administrator, Microsoft
“The Conference was fantastic! Inspirational; Engaging; Reaffirming.”
Alison Bagdon, EA to Director Of Corporate Development, Fairfax Media
“It was by far the best conference targeted at our profession I have been to.”
Karen Taylor, EA to Chief Executive, Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd
“Congratulations on a very informative and excellent EA conference”
Stella Bakouris, Manager to MD's Office, Telstra International
“Everyone I spoke to during the congress…said ‘this is the best conference I've attended' because it was aimed at a higher level and was so informative.”
Janine Jongebloed, EA to Partner/Chairman Of Melb Partners, Dla Phillips Fox
“Congratulations…for an amazing conference. It was an incredible two days of learning and discovery.”
Kathie Taylor, EA to Group Executive Operations, ASX Limited
“Thank you for a wonderful conference. I left feeling inspired…. Other people I have spoken to since have felt the exact same way.”
Emma Peachey, EA to Partner, Mckinsey & Company
“Thank you so much for the EAN Congress last week. I found the calibre over the two days a lot higher than anything else that seems to be offered elsewhere.”
Annie Macneil, EA to General Manager, Grain Pool Pty Ltd
“A BIG THANK YOU for organising a wonderful 2 day conference.”
Margaret Toms, EA to Senior VP, Product Development Global, Resmed Limited
“I'd like to congratulate you on doing such a fabulous job of planning, setting up & executing this conference. We all look forward to next year's conference!”
Dena Whitehouse, PA to Manager IT Services, MBF Australia
“Thank you very much for a wonderful conference. I loved it. It was the best EA conference I have ever been to.”
Katrina Cartwright, EA to General Manager, Insurance, Zurich Financial Services
“Well done…It was a great conference, both informative and interesting.”
Wendy Swift, EA to Managing Director, Volvo Trucks
“Thanks for a wonderful conference.”
Stephanie Paulissen, EA to Deputy Executive Director, The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia