Perth Corporate PA Summit 2017 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
Perth Corporate PA Summit 2016 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
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The masterclass program
Perth Corporate PA Summit 2016 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
The Masterclass Program

Monday 20 November 2017 and Wednesday 22 November 2017

BRAIN SMART: FROM FRANTIC TO FOCUS - with Dr Jenny Brockis
Monday 20 November 2017

COMMUNICATION, NEGOTIATION AND RESILIENCE 101 FOR THE EA - with Amy Scott
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Wonderful speakers, inspiring, thought-provoking. Great Summit. Great networking experience.

Auckland Corporate PA Summit 2016 - New Zealand's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
Welcome to 'Brain Smart: From Frantic to Focus'

Led by: Dr Jenny Brockis
This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 20 November 2017

To stay match fit and future-ready in our crazy busy world, it’s vital to have the level of mental agility, flexibility and energy required to thrive.

But with so much to do and seemingly too little time, how can we ensure we use our attention wisely and focus on what matters?

The solution is sitting squarely on our shoulders: it’s about using our brain in the way it was designed so we work smarter, not harder.

In this essential 1-day masterclass, Dr Jenny Brockis will take you through all the neuroscience and give you practical, easily-implementable strategies for making your brain run at its most efficient, plus tools for time and energy management for your to thrive in both your professional and your personal life. Jenny is the Brain Fitness Doctor, a medical brain health expert who specialises in showing what it takes to maintain a healthy brain, eliminate poor thinking skills and boost mental performance. An international speaker and author of three books, her goal is to make brain fitness as well understood as Jamie Oliver has made healthy eating.

Masterclass agenda

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 SESSION 1: How did we get so busy?

In a hectic, often-changing and fast-paced corporate environment, how important is attention and how can we fine-tune our attention to really be the most efficient we can with the time that we have? How do attention spans differ amongst us in the workplace, and how can we ensure that our attention span holds out in a frenetic, corporate environment:

  • Why attention matters?
  • The cost of failing to pay attention
  • The allure of neuromyths
  • Why the problem isn’t about attention
  • How long is your attention span?

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 SESSION 2: Meet your brain – how we pay attention
Knowing how your brain works is fundamental to knowing how to train it to function at its best capacity, helping you to deal efficiently and effectively with multitasking, overseeing and completing your projects and helping you to communicate more positively with others to drive them into action:

  • Why your brain is magic
  • The two things your brain desires the most
  • How to identify your attention modifiers
  • Living with a Goldilocks brain
  • Focus, learning and memory – how to remember better

12.30 Lunch

1.30 SESSION 3: Busy Brain Syndrome
Feeling overwhelmed is a common occurrence, particularly at work, so how can we ensure that we can carry on with our busy workloads, achieving our tasks successfully and in time, without burning out and becoming stressed:

  • How to recognise the symptoms of BBS
  • Reclaiming energy – where to start first
  • Reclaiming time – what really works

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.30 SESSION 4: Minding your Brain
The science behind mental health and promoting a mentally healthy workplace. Learn practical, scientifically-researched techniques for helping you and your colleagues to look after your brains, overcome distraction and thrive mentally in a busy, demanding workplace - fostering great workplace morale in the process!

  • What the brain science has shown to work best to boost efficiency, effectiveness and performance
  • How to find your thinking space
  • Create your Distraction Management Plan

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.

Claire Turnbull


ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, DR JENNY BROCKIS, MEDICAL PRACTITIONER AND AUTHOR

Dr. Jenny Brockis is the Brain Fitness Doctor, a medical brain health expert who specialises in showing what it takes to maintain a healthy brain, eliminate poor thinking skills and boost mental performance.

An international speaker and author of three books, her goal is to make brain fitness as well understood as Jamie Oliver has made healthy eating.

Sydney Corporate PA Summit 2013 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
Welcome to 'Communication, Negotiation and Resilience 101 for the EA'
Led by: Amy Scott
This full-day masterclass will be held on Wednesday 22 November 2017

We’re excited to welcome the dynamic recognised “People Expert” Amy Scott to run this invaluable one day masterclass designed exclusively for EAs and PAs and covering crucial topics including communication, negotiation, relationship building, conflict management, courage and resilience building to help equip you with all the essential, practical and easily-implementable skills to help you take your career to the next level.

MASTERCLASS AGENDA

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 SESSION ONE - HOW DO WE NATURALLY COMMUNICATE?
UNDERSTANDING YOUR COMMUNICATION, NEGOTIATION AND OPERATING STYLE

  • Understanding how you prefer to communicate and interact at work with your boss, your peers and your direct reports
  • Self-awareness and relationship building
  • How do we communicate when under pressure or stress?
  • Learning how to quickly identify others’ operating styles so that you can adjust accordingly

10.30 Morning coffee break

10.50 SESSION TWO - BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE + FINE TUNING YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Effective communication skills are your keys to success, regardless of who you are or the company you work for.  This session will fine tune your communication skills so you can affect change, command respect, be heard and improve your leadership skills.

  • Have the confidence in yourself, your ideas and your concepts
  • Learning how to make yourself heard in order to “sell” your ideas confidently and effectively to your manager and your peers
  • Tips for communicating with busy big-picture executives
  • Interpretation & perception of others - vital to communication
  • Using “personality profiling” to read other people and adjust your communication style accordingly
  • Commanding respect and authority
  • Using communication techniques to improve your leadership skills and become more visible in the organisation

12.30 Lunch

13.30 SESSION THREE - BECOMING THE ULTIMATE NEGOTIATOR AT WORK

Every day we negotiate, often without realising it.  With our partner, friends and with our work colleagues.  Being able to negotiate well can have huge benefits at work; you’ll be able to affect change, get people to do more for you, even secure that elusive pay rise!  This session will give you the tools and tricks to become the ultimate negotiator at work.

  • Negotiation 101
  • Recognising different personality types and learning ways to better relate to others when negotiating
  • Understanding and uncovering the hidden agendas
  • Knowing when to be assertive and when to hold back
  • Identifying the main areas that you can use your new negotiation skills as an Executive PA
  • Seeing immediate results in all aspects of your life - not just work!

15.00 Afternoon tea break

15.30 Session Four - BUILDING COURAGE AND RESILIENCE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

We all know them.  Difficult people that is.  Have you ever wondered why some people are harder to get on with at work than others - and why some people are downright difficult??!!  This hands-on session will help you build the courage and resilience necessary to survive in difficult environments and/or work with difficult people.

  • Relationship management
  • Tricks for dealing with difficult people
  • Being aware of your own buttons so you know when they are being pushed!
  • Resolve conflict at work
  • Identifying and 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

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.



ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, AMY SCOTT

Passionate about empowering people, families, businesses, organisations, teams,
workplaces and communities everywhere - Amy Scott (former lawyer) says

“It’s not rocket science - it is simply learning how not to rub people up the wrong way”.

Living in Melbourne, Amy is a proud born & bred rural New Zealand Central Otago girl.

Whilst she’s represented NZ in ice hockey, she’s still not allowed to drive tractors! Following a career as a practising lawyer, Amy changed direction. She has since had over 10 years experience as a communication consultant, speaker, trainer, mentor, coach and facilitator.

She is a recognised “thought leader” in the areas of connection, courage & compassion.
She is currently one of Australasia’s most sought after speakers.

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