Masterclasses

The pre-summit and post-summit masterclasses are designed specifically for executive and personal assistants. This masterclass will give you the tools you need to succeed in your role, maximise your career opportunities and make the most of every interaction.

Tuesday 29 October 2024

Unlock your inner power: Mastering energy and boosting productivity

Led by: Lisa O’Neill

Thursday 31 October 2024

Show up strong: Find your inner confidence and assertiveness

Led by: Amanda Rose

Unlock your inner power: Mastering energy and boosting productivity

Led by: Lisa O’Neill

This full-day masterclass will be held on Tuesday 29 October 2024

ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS

Energy management is crucial for maintaining high performance and effectiveness in a demanding role like an executive assistant. As you strive to maximise productivity and achieve peak performance, it’s essential to avoid slipping into overwhelm. That’s why mastering productivity becomes highly relevant to executive assistants who need to successfully juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities.

In this not to be missed workshop, Lisa O’Neill will help you unlock your energy blueprint and you will learn will learn strategies to unlock your full potential and achieve exceptional results in your role.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, LISA O’NEILL

Feisty, funny and fabulous. Lisa O’Neill is an absolute beam of light that will electrify your life.

With the rare ability to deliver powerful messages through side-splitting humour, Lisa is highly sought after as a keynote speaker, facilitator and MC across Australia and New Zealand.

After more than a decade on stage, Lisa is consistently top-rated in conference and workshop evaluations. Participants love her straight-talking, refreshing wisdom and infectious laughter. They respond to her call to live big lives and to become the best version of themselves.

Lisa is the author of five books, ‘Look Gorgeous Be Happy’, ‘Juggling in High Heels’, ’The Lickable Third’, ‘100 Questions to Self Awareness’ and ‘Everything You Want’.

MASTERCLASS AGENDA

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 Session 1: Juggling many roles

  • Identify the different roles you have personally and professionally
  • How well do you currently manage your roles on a day-to-day basis – what is impacting you positively, and what is impacting you negatively
  • What can you change at home to support your career
  • What can you change in your career to support you at home

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 Session 2: Making yourself a priority

Self care is way more than a bubble bath! Learn to prioritise yourself so that you can do, be and have all the things YOU want.

  • STOP/START/LESS/MORE – prioritising exercise
  • Develop a self-care strategy that spans across your personal and professional life – what support do you need
  • What are your non-negotiables? 
  • Learn how boundaries can help you be boundless

12.30 Lunch break

1.30 Session 3: Planning and communication

  • Planning fitting in what you want, need and have to do!
  • Clear communication – the power of speaking your truth
  • Control – Understanding what is your concern, under your influence and in your control

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.15 Session 4: Managing your energy

Understand the inputs required for energy. How do you get the physical, emotional and mental energy required to do everything you want, need and have to do.

  • What does your energy say about you
  • Identify your energy contributors and contaminators
  • 10 ways to improve your energy

4.30 Cool down / close

The masterclass will be conducted using a combination of presentation material and group exercises; maximising your learning potential. Please note that the masterclass content will be tailored to participants’ individual needs so the length of each session may vary. Refreshments will be served at appropriate times, including morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

 
 

Show up strong: Find your inner confidence and assertiveness

Led by: Amanda Rose

This full-day masterclass will be held on Thursday 31 October 2024

ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS

There’s a lot to be said about the power of confidence in the workplace. Being self-assured and backing yourself can help you to be taken more seriously, gain respect from colleagues, and get further in your career.

Assertiveness often goes hand in hand with confidence, although it is a challenging art to master. There is a fine line between being assertive and being aggressive, so how can you get the balance right, particularly when dealing with conflict at work?

This masterclass will be led by sought-after professional development trainer Amanda Rose, who is passionate about helping individuals realise their personal and professional potential. Together, you will unpack how you are currently showing up at work, identify strategies to develop your confidence, and find your most empowered voice so you can feel cool, calm and collected in any situation.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, AMANDA ROSE

Amanda Rose is the Founder and CEO of Small Business Women Australia and Western Sydney Women. She also founded and sold Business Women Media, the first platform of its kind to advocate for women in business. As mentor and advisor to women in executive roles and SMEs, Amanda is known for her strategic, practical approach to leadership and business.

As one of the most influential people on LinkedIn, Amanda Rose (#BossLady) has been quoted as an “internet winning blogger” by TIME.com and contributes regularly to ABC’s The Drum and the Daily Telegraph. Amanda appears weekly on Sunrise Hot Topics, SkyNews Weekend Edition and RnB Fridays with Mike & Emma.

A passionate keynote speaker, professional development trainer and workshop facilitator, Amanda Rose has worked with the Australian Defence Force, CPA Australia, Law Institute, UTS, UBER, ANZ, Local Government and the Royal Australian Navy in the areas of confident leadership, conflict resolution and relationship building.

Amanda’s qualifications include a BBA (Mktg & Psych) from Macquarie University, Masters CommMgmt from UTS, and a GradCert Educational Leadership from Macquarie University. She is currently studying a GradDipBusLaw at Sydney University.

Alongside running multiple businesses, Amanda is a member of the External Committee for Western Sydney University’s creative leadership degree, a member of the NSW Government’s Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity, member of the Jobs Taskforce for Sydney Greater West and a small business mentor for the Australian Government’s Boosting Female Founders initiative.

MASTERCLASS AGENDA

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 Session 1: Manage your mindset

To begin, this workshop will focus on your current mindset, understanding how your thoughts and internal dialogue affect the way show up in the world. By becoming more aware of your mindset, you will learn how you can begin to take control of any limiting thoughts or behaviours that are holding you back in your career. You will also learn how to:

  • Avoid self-sabotage (instead, become your own biggest fan)
  • Handle a bad day (with practical strategies Amanda uses herself)
  • Become your most productive self

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 Session 2: Build your confidence

There is a lot that can be gained professionally by boosting your confidence levels. Feeling confident in the workplace increases productivity and improves your problem-solving skills. During this session, you will examine your unique brand and abilities, and learn how you can leverage them. You will also discuss what confidence is and strategies on how to develop your confidence over time. In particular, you will:

  • Get clear on your identity and your career direction
  • Learn how to use your skills and knowledge to convey confidence to your colleagues
  • Learn how to cure your imposter syndrome and say goodbye to feeling inadequate

12.30 Lunch break

1.30 Session 3: Find your assertive voice

Whether you feel you are a people pleaser and try to avoid confrontation, or find you become too passionate when you want to convey your views, this session will help you to identify the middle ground of assertiveness – being honest in your communication, while maintaining a level of respect. An assertive voice is invaluable in the workplace and is an important skill to hone if you are looking become more influential at work. In this session you will explore:

  • How being assertive can help you make progress faster, in your day-to-day role and in your career trajectory
  • The key pillars of assertiveness and how to embed them into the way you communicate
  • How being assertive can help to reduce stress and anxiety

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.15 Session 4: Deal with conflict

Ultimately, there is no way to avoid conflict at work, especially if you are part of a team, so it’s important to feel comfortable when faced with these situations. In this session, you will bring everything you have learned together and apply it to difficult scenarios you may encounter in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to evaluate your current attitudes and approaches to conflict, as well as:

  • How to quietly resolve and reduce conflict
  • Learn tried and tested strategies to navigate difficult conversations
  • How to deal with demanding, critical or hostile colleagues and managers, and build strong rapport

4.30 Cool down / close

The masterclass will be conducted using a combination of presentation material and group exercises; maximising your learning potential. Please note that the masterclass content will be tailored to participants’ individual needs so the length of each session may vary. Refreshments will be served at appropriate times, including morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

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