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Auckland Corporate PA Summit 2016 - New Zealand's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
The Masterclass Programs

Monday 14 May 2018 and Wednesday 16 May 2018

THE EA/PA STRESS MASTERY CHALLENGE:
FINDING BALANCE AND BOOSTING YOUR PERFORMANCE + PRODUCTIVITY

Led by Dr Adrian Medhurst

Monday 14 May 2018

COMMUNICATION, NEGOTIATION AND RESILIENCE 101 FOR THE EA
Led by Amy Scott

Wednesday 16 May 2018

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 'THE EA/PA STRESS MASTERY CHALLENGE: FINDING BALANCE AND BOOSTING YOUR PERFORMANCE + PRODUCTIVITY'

Led by: Dr Adrian Medhurst
This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 14 May 2018

Masterclass agenda

8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 SESSION 1: THE BALANCING ACT?

  • The energy demands of modern work and life in the EA/PA industry
  • The impact of stress and importance of resilience fitness. How psychological, physical and social fitness help us master stress and fatigue.
  • How busy, hyperconnected cultures lead people to miss opportunities for rest and recovery and what you can do about it
  • Your role in encouraging and supporting ‘Stress Mastery’
  • Leading life on the see-saw: How balancing effort with ease is the key to sustaining wellbeing and performance
  • Rest and Relaxation – tips to help you get good rest and relaxation, create healthy sleep habits, and manage fatigue
  • Physical Practice: Movement practice for energising your mind and body

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 SESSION 2: THE PARADOX OF PRESSURE

  • How pressure is both a driver and drainer of our effort and energy
  • Mastery - becoming resilient and attaining peak wellbeing + performance
  • Mindset - Evidence-based strategies to help you develop growth-mindset and resilience in periods of change, challenge, pressure and uncertainty
  • Meaning - How to create meaningful progress by cutting through biases and default patterns of thinking for more creative, adaptive and productive action
  • Social Practice: Mindful meals and relationships

12.30 Lunch

1.30 SESSION 3: STRESS MASTERY - BOOSTING YOUR PERFORMANCE

  • Mindfulness - the scientific benefits of mindfulness practices for 'stress mastery', resilience, rest, recovery, performance and productivity
  • Practical, science-based techniques for bringing more mindfulness into our lives and workplace cultures
  • Mindful Influence - key principles for influencing mindful teams and organisational cultures
  • Psychological Practice: Mindfulness practices for work and life (highly practical suggestions for establishing healthy mindfulness routines)

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.30 SESSION 4: PRACTISE MAKES PROGRESS

  • Einstein was right that "Nothing happens until something moves" - and we won't make progress without practice. Learn to practice how to move beyond cognition to intention plus action.
  • Building commitment and setting a great example to promote healthy minds – strategies for role modelling at work as a powerful ingredient for positive team and cultural change.
  • Creating a Practical Plan. Integrating what we have learned, experienced and practiced into our lives now, and over time. Setting our intention, planning our practice, establishing a routine, evolving through progress
  • Mind-Body Practice: Balancing energy and ease

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, DR ADRIAN MEDHURST

Dr Adrian Medhurst is a psychologist, author, and co-founder of the work-life wellbeing tech business - Benny Button.

He is on a mission to optimise performance and wellbeing for people and organisations Adrian firmly believes that when we mindfully live at the intersection of our optimal level of performance and wellbeing, we are on the path to discovering new peaks of our potential.

“We need wellbeing to perform at our best - no exceptions. This means wellbeing AND performance deserve our mindful attention and effort - no exceptions.”

Adrian’s expertise has grown from a doctorate in organisational psychology, over 10 years in corporate consulting, university lecturing, and dedicated ongoing scientific study and practise in performance psychology, wellbeing science, organisational innovation, mindfulness meditation and yoga. He's based in the coffee capital city of Melbourne, but his work has seen him deliver training programs, facilitated workshops, and keynote presentations right across Australia, Asia, Central and South America, the UK and our New Zealand neighbours.

Adrian has worked with businesses at the big end of town, as well as NFP’s, Government departments, SME’s and startups. Some of which include CBA, Nike, Medibank, Swisse Wellness, Kimberly Clark, Australia Post, Coles, Vinomofo, NAB, Qantas, Fairfax, SBS, Asahi Schweppes, AFL Players Association, AMP, Red Cross, SBS, Novartis, BP, Sugar Australia, Heinz, and Fosters.

In his earlier years, Adrian was a dedicated Australian champion in track and field who competed in the 400m hurdles around the world - a career which gave him his first insights into the power of the mind in optimising performance and the crucial role of wellbeing.

Adrian is an author of the forthcoming book "Meditate on This: The Science of Mindfulness” and has two entrepreneurial ventures - Benny Button and Amelie.ai.

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 16 May 2018

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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