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.

Monday 20 November 2023

Future YOU: The ultimate reset

Led by: Belinda Brosnan

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Impact, Influence and Confidence

Led by: Alicia Curtis

Welcome to ‘Future YOU: The ultimate reset’

Led by: Belinda Brosnan

This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 20 November 2023

ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS

For so much of the past few years, we have been reactive – forced to roll with the punches, adapt to an ever-changing climate and frankly, we’re all exhausted. Yes, we’re more resilient and know how much we’re capable of achieving under immense pressure, but wouldn’t it be nice to start taking more proactive steps towards shaping our future careers and lives?

This workshop is a breath of fresh air, allowing you the time and space to reset and explore exactly what you hope to achieve in the coming months and years, both professionally and personally. You’ll take a step back from your day-to-day hustle and really hone in on what is important to you, identify opportunities to make a real difference and set yourself goals for future YOU.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, BELINDA BROSNAN

While Belinda has an ability to make even the likes of Jack Sparrow feel at ease in the midst of Caribbean hurricane, don’t be fooled by her down-to-earth, ‘calm-in-a-crisis’ personality.

Bubbling just beneath that cool and collected surface is an intense desire to make a difference.

She wants the work we do to matter, as individuals, as organisations, and citizens of the world. And she most loves to work with organisations that feel the same.

Belinda’s specialist expertise lies in guiding senior leaders through change and uncertainty.

If anyone was prepared to help others be heard in the chaos, it’s Belinda. Honing her skills with a lifetime of Brosnan family Christmases (her Dad is one of 15 children and her Mum one of 8), Belinda also spent 20 years working in leadership positions with some of Australia’s biggest name organisations including News Limited, AVJennings, Macquarie Bank and Mirvac.

Add to this Belinda’s credentials in executive coaching, conversational intelligence and NeuroLeadership and she’s got a lot to give.

Belinda is an advocate and investor with The Hunger Project and has led leadership immersion programs in Uganda, Malawi, India, and Senegal. She is passionate about being a voice for those who don’t have one and giving people the opportunity to lead an expansive life on their terms for the betterment of others, organisations, and communities.

MASTERCLASS AGENDA

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 Session 1: The status quo

We’ve all been operating in fight or flight for so long, we haven’t had many opportunities to stop and question the status quo. You’ll explore your current ways of working, uncover habits and pitfalls you may have fallen into and identify the key roadblocks that are stopping you from working and living more proactively.

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 Session 2: Your core values

Before you begin looking to the future, it’s important to understand the why behind your decision making. By understanding what is important to you and what motivates you, you will be better positioned to begin planning for the future.

11.30 Session 3: Endless possibilities

In this session, you’ll take a fresh look at your role, career plans and personal life. You’ll identify where you can make changes and create real impact, allowing you to live a life more aligned to your core values.

12.30 Lunch break

1.30 Session 4: A plan for future YOU

This is where you’ll create an action plan for the future, pulling together everything you have learned in this workshop. You’ll walk away with a practical and realistic strategy to achieving your goals and energised to become the very best version of yourself.

2.45 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.

Welcome to ‘Impact, Influence and Confidence’

Led by: Alicia Curtis

This full-day masterclass will be held on Wednesday 22 November 2023

ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS

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 communication, influencing and leadership 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 demands. This masterclass addresses the critical skills required to be successful as an executive assistant today.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, ALICIA CURTIS

Alicia Curtis is one of Australia’s most inspiring social and business entrepreneurs as a personal leadership expert and change maker.

Clearly with a knack for inspiring crowds and empowering people to discover their own potential to be leaders, Alicia established her leadership development company in 2001. Her face to face and online leadership programs have always been at the cutting edge of increasing diversity in leadership, challenging the stereotypes of who can be leaders and the difference they can make. In 2016, Alicia co-authored the book, Difference Makers: A Leader’s Guide to Championing Diversity on Boards. Alicia is passionately driven by her purpose to ignite leaders to transform the world for the better – whether than be in the workplace or broader community.

Alicia continues pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. In 2014, she co-founded 100 Women, a collective giving circle which inspires everyday people to become powerful philanthropists. Over that time, 100 Women has granted $720,000 and impacted over 10,500 women and girls in over six different countries.

Alicia has a Masters in Business Leadership and has numerous awards to her name including being inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020, top 4 in the 2019 Business News 40under40 List, 2018 EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the western region, Westpac’s 200 Businesses of Tomorrow in 2017 and the Westpac & Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence List in 2014.

Alicia’s leadership journey started at just 12 years old, attending the first International Children’s Conference organised by the United Nations and then co-founding a children’s conference in Perth – since then, she’s never stopped!

MASTERCLASS AGENDA

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

Session 1: Courage and Confidence

  • Overcome fear, self doubt and the imposter syndrome
  • Learn tools to improve your courage through developing your grit
  • Hone your inner wisdom and step into your most powerful presence

Session 2: Mindset and Emotions

  • What is EQ and why is it important?
  • Tools to identify and manage your emotions as data to improve your relationships, decisions and leadership
  • Develop empathy and compassion in the workplace

Session 3: Creating Impact and Influence

  • Increasing your ability to influence others and affect change
  • Managing the expectations of others and pushing back when necessary
  • Exercising authority when you’re not in charge
  • Identifying the main areas that you can use your influence as an EA

Session 4: Conflict Management and Resolution

  • Using assertiveness techniques to deal with conflict resolution and defusing potential arguments
  • Boosting your courage and resilience to be able to deal with conflict situations confidently, positively and assertively
  • Practical ways in which you can diffuse pressure in your workplace
  • Being aware of your own buttons so you know when they are being pushed

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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