Masterclasses

The pre-summit and post-summit masterclass programs are designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in your role, maximise your career opportunities and make the most of every interaction.

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Communications Mastery: Read the Room
with Kieran Flanagan

Thursday 9 September

Unlock Everyday Efficiencies & Unleash Your Productivity
with Samantha Garrett

Welcome to ‘Communications Mastery: Read the Room’ 

Led by: Kieran Flanagan

This full-day masterclass will be held on Tuesday 7 September 2021

ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS

Have you ever wished you could find the right language to really connect with someone? Or wanted to better understand someone on the other side of the table? Wanted to have more influence and be a better persuader?

Kieran Flanagan’s workshop will teach you the Default Thinking Frames which are a distillation of Jung, Myers Briggs, DISC and Glynn Braddy’s work. However, unlike typical archetype systems, it is FAST! It helps you quickly read & connect to the room without asking the people in it to take a test. This is great for anyone who needs to be more persuasive, influential or effective. It will allow you to better understand, connect and frame things in a way others can buy into.

If you want more influence and greater connection, this is a must do workshop. (PLUS you will also understand what drives you and what your Default Thinking Frame allowing you to hack your own performance.)

A not to be missed experience for anyone who needs to influence and persuade.

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, KIERAN FLANAGAN

Kieran Flanagan is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at the Impossible InstituteTM, a strategic think-tank that helps organisations think differently and not just cope with change, but to lead it. She is a speaker, trainer and author.

A rare female leader in the world of MadMen, Kieran was also of the youngest Creative Directors to lead an award-winning advertising agency. She was the strategic and creative mind behind the most successful product launch in Australian history, has headed up Australia’s premiere creative school, won awards all over the planet for her thinking and effectiveness and is on the faculty at Thought Leaders International.

Kieran regularly writes for Success and CEO magazines in the US and has had her thinking published in over a hundred titles all over the globe. She has appeared on Sunrise, Sky Business and SBS and is often heard on ABC 702 on Wendy Harmer’s morning show. She was also recently voted as one of the USA’S C-suite speakers to look for.

Her mission is to keep human beings relevant in the coming age of automation.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The Default Thinking Frame you rely on most heavily
  • How to “read” those around you through their language & behaviour
  • Exercises that help you to frame your value in terms of their values – aligning your default with theirs
  • A new sense of communications mastery and an ability to see the behavioural “matrix”

OUTCOMES & TAKEAWAYS:

  • A framework for evaluating the values hierarchy and communications biases in yourself and those around you
  • Tools to help you rapidly build rapport with others
  • Awareness of visual, behavioural and linguistic cues that help you read the room
  • Increased confidence and self-awareness and a greater capacity to influence, persuade and sell!

 

Welcome to ‘Unlock Everyday Efficiencies & Unleash Your Productivity’

Led by: Samantha Garrett

This full-day masterclass will be held on Thursday 9 September 2021

ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS

Have you noticed that technology has the potential to be either a great tool for boosting your efficiency and productivity…or a massive source of wasted time and frustration? And that it has an uncanny ability to make you feel overwhelmed and out of your depth – just when you think you’ve got it all figured out?!

Here’s the thing. Tech tools like to keep secrets! Their most powerful features are usually hidden below the surface. Many people spend years using the same tools every day and never discover the sources of efficiency and productivity lurking in their depths.

You’ve heard the saying ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’, right? Well it’s time that you do know what you don’t know!

Much of your tech frustration, time wasting and overwhelm can be solved by learning how to unlock the efficiencies available in your everyday tech tools. Couple that with clever tips and strategies for optimising your time and energy and you can unleash a whole new level of efficiency, productivity and organisation!

So are you ready to unlock and unleash?

 

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, SAMANTHA GARRETT

Samantha is a highly experienced and respected technology trainer who works with education, business and government clients across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. She specialises in helping organisations make the most of their cloud collaboration platforms, including Google Workspace (G Suite) and (Microsoft) Office 365.

She is deeply passionate about helping people become more efficient, productive and organised. Samantha is well-known for her signature training style – delivering practical, relevant and easy-to-understand content with energy, enthusiasm and joy. You won’t get bored or lost in her training sessions!

So what does all this mean in practice? That Samantha LOVES helping people clean up their inboxes, organise their files, get in control of their task list and generally become more efficient in using their everyday tools.

MASTERCLASS AGENDA

9.00 SESSION 1: WORKING TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY: TOGETHER OR APART!

If you’re like most EAs and PAs who experienced 2020, you’ve had to quickly adapt to working with your exec and your colleagues in new ways. At times you’ve probably felt a little overwhelmed and out-of-your depth. Like when you were struggling to figure out yet another video calling platform (can’t they all just use the same one!!??) or grappling with keeping your boss on schedule from your kitchen table. To kick off our masterclass, you’ll build confidence and competence in using the tech tools you have at your fingertips (and maybe a few more!) to work together effectively no matter where you are – together or apart!

10.30 Morning tea

10.50 SESSION 2: UNDER THE INBOX: UNLOCK THE FULL EFFICIENCY-BOOSTING POWER OF YOUR EMAIL TOOL

You spend so much time managing email, just think what it could mean if you found new hidden efficiencies in your email tool! In this session we’ll explore under the hood of Microsoft Outlook and Gmail to uncover features that will save you time and take your email management to a whole new level. Inbox Zero here we come!

12.30 Lunch

13.30 SESSION 3: BEYOND THE INBOX: MASTER COMMUNICATION, CONNECTION & COLLABORATION IN A TEAM CHAT ENVIRONMENT

Team chat tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams & Google Chat are definitely the ‘new black’! Most days it probably feels like you’ve got ten chat conversations on the go at once, trying to make sure you don’t send the wrong message to the wrong person (we’ve all done it!). All while still having multiple inboxes to keep under control – it’s enough to make even the most tech savvy feel a little overwhelmed.  In this session, we’ll explore all the features that you need to know to master team chat and prevent it from being a productivity killer.

13.00 Afternoon tea

13.20 SESSION 4: OPTIMISING YOUR PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY, EFFICIENCY AND ORGANISATION

Your time and energy are precious resources – ones we all wish we had more of! While this session won’t give you more time or energy (sorry about that!), it will provide you with tips, tricks and strategies for using them in ways that optimise your personal productivity, efficiency and organisation. Which means that you can spend less time wishing you had more time and energy, and more time spending your energy on the things you love.

Note: This masterclass will be an interactive, hands-on learning experience. To get the most from the workshop, please bring along a laptop. The masterclass content will be tailored further to delegate’s needs both prior to and during the workshop.

16.30 Masterclass 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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