Here are the themes of the day :
1._**DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP:
ENSURING MUTUAL SUCCESS BY MANAGING UP
Today's executive assistants are called upon
to drastically improve the productivity of an executive
and of the organization as a whole.
Learning how to manage one’s manager is key
to anticipating needs and establishing open lines
of communication. When executive assistants assert
themselves as reliable business partners,
leaders have an opportunity to delegate additional
responsibilities and drive the business forward at
a faster pace. In this high-level session,
participants will learn how best to manage
their executives and the core skills necessary in order
to cement a solid business partnership with
an executive and their team.
2.EARNING A SEAT AT THE TABLE:
SHARPENING YOUR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Successful leaders are critical thinkers possessing
the ability to step outside their biases in order
to see problems or situations from
a new or different angle. Today’s executive assistants
are called to lead, think, and act strategically and
by educating themselves about the business,
EAs can become key stakeholders within an organization.
In this high-level session, participants will uncover
critical thinking strategies to create a personalized
problem-solving method for whatever task is at hand.
3.SHOW ME THE MONEY: KNOWING YOUR WORTH & GETTING REWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE
Executive assistants can find themselves frustrated
with metric-driven performance evaluations,
outdated job descriptions, and salary caps.
Often, the exhaustive work completed behind the scenes
by EAs cannot be measured by the traditional
metric-driven evaluation, and EAs are underpaid
as a result. Evaluating your worth and confidently
communicating your value to management are vital skills
for EAs in today’s fast-paced business environment.
In his high-level session, participants will learn
how to negotiate for a raise as well as negotiate
for a higher starting salary in your new job.
4.NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES & THE FUTURE OF OUR PROFESSION
Having spent over 10 years in Silicon Valley,
and having worked for some of the hottest tech
companies in the world, Al-Husein shares his insights
on where our profession is headed and why.
After reviewing the past 10 years of technological
innovations, he imparts what is absolutely crucial
for every Executive Assistant to understand about
Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Computing,
and the Internet of Things--and how these technologies
will impact the future of the administrative