The pre-summit masterclass is designed specifically for executive 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 12 November 2019
The EA Business Toolkit 2019
Leadership, Impact and Influence
with Kasia Orlowska-Meinen
The EA Business Toolkit 2019: Leadership, Impact and Influence
Led by: Kasia Orlowska-Meinen
This full-day masterclass will be held on Tuesday 12 November 2019
ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS
This is a day packed full of Executive Assistant essential skills – identify your leadership style and learn how to capitalise on your strengths, develop your relationship building skills to grow your professional network, shape your workplace presence for greater impact and influence and build strategies to better manage your work life balance to enable you to perform at your best.
Designed to give EAs a series of fundamental skills that can be easily applied and immediately implemented in the workplace, this masterclass
is a must for all EAs who are looking to take their career to the next level.
The role of the Executive Assistant has evolved enormously over the past decade. With this change has come a broader range of responsibilities and an increased need for more sophisticated leadership, communication and networking skills than ever before. While the expectations of the Executive Assistant role have expanded many Executive Assistants are not provided with the training needed to meet these new demands. This masterclass addresses the critical skills required to be successful as an executive assistant today.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, KASIA ORLOWSKA-MEINEN
Kasia Orlowska-Meinen is a founder of Kasia OM a multifaceted consultancy delivering corporate and professional development, personal growth and connections via women’s network.
Kasia has delivered high quality leadership development training and executive coaching programs to private and public sector clients in Australia and internationally since 2009. As part of her ‘Connect’ platform, Kasia provides events and workshops, training and coaching programs for women, who through connections, growth and achievement of their most aspiring goals, positively influence their lives and those around them. Members have the option to undertake online training programs including: Mindfulness and Emotional Fitness Program as well as the opportunity to join a Mastermind Group program.
Kasia has worked with leaders and organisations in helping them develop their cultures and desired behaviours by bringing required change: clarity, purpose and alternative perspectives and creating values and vision alignment.
Kasia is a great believer in the power of self-awareness, mindfulness and overall emotional intelligence as the fundamental building blocks of the most effective leadership and communication. In 2015 Kasia was interviewed by ABC TV for their Australia Wide national broadcast to talk about the benefits of teaching mindfulness and meditation in a corporate environment for leadership and professional effectiveness.
Kasia Orlowska-Meinen is a graduate of Coaches Training Institute in London, holds a Neuro-Semantics and NLP Practitioner Certificate, a Bachelor of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) and is an accredited coach of 360 Leadership Profiles.
8.30 Registration and welcome coffee
9.00 SESSION ONE: Leadership and the Executive Assistant
Leadership can mean different things in different situations, but in today’s office environments, those leadership skills learnt by CEOs can be equally relevant for EAs. This session looks at the leadership traits that will be of most help to you in your business, and how they can be applied in a practical sense when you return to the office
- The relevance of leadership to the role of Executive Assistant
- Identifying personal leadership styles
- Building your leadership potential
- Learn how to capitalise on leadership style strengths
- Discover how to adapt your personal leadership style to better influence others
10.30 Morning coffee
11.00 SESSION TWO: Grow your professional network
This session will focus on nurturing and maintaining your professional relationships and leveraging your network to help you make positive changes at work and at home. Introvert or extrovert – this session will show you how to build your network, your way
- Why networking is important especially in the role of Executive Assistant
- Understand what effective networking is and is not
- Improve your relationship building skills
- Gain tools and techniques to grow your professional connections
- Be ready to make connections at any time
1.30 SESSION THREE: Creating Impact and Influence
This session will focus on building your personal brand and communication style – recognise how you come across to others, and how you would like to come across in order to influence positively, whilst gaining recognition and respect from your colleagues
- Learn how to create a great first impression
- Increase your leadership presence
- Build your self confidence
- Turn negative self talk around
- Actively manage the perception others have of you
3.00 Afternoon tea break
3.30 SESSION FOUR: The work/life balance continuum
There is immense pressure in work and life these days. People are stressing, rushing and juggling in a wild attempt to prioritise their over-committed schedules and get everything done. If you are struggling to sustain high levels of performance and wellbeing at the same time, this session is for you!
- Understand stress and its link to peak performance
- Learn strategies to boost your resilience
- Identify when you are tipping into and out of balance
- Develop techniques to keep you in balance
- Conduct a work/life balance audit
4.30 Close of masterclass
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.