September Update from our Group President

16 Sep 2020 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Kia ora koutou,

Angie Simms, Wellington Group President

I’d like to ask you all, how are you doing? In your personal life, with your whanau, your colleagues and in your team?

This month we have Gerard Hoffman, a Clinical Social Worker, Counsellor, and Trainer in private practice, as guest speaker at tonight's face-to-face Group meeting, talking about “Supporting Staff Through Change & Transition such as a time of Covid 19”. Gerard presented to our group last year and we had a turn out crowd! Come join us and please ensure you follow Urban Hub’s COVID guidelines whilst attending this event. Do register; we look forward to seeing you there.

Late last month, our Group Management Team (GMT) met for its annual Strategic Planning Day, facilitated by Claudia Gonzalez Barrio. Claudia was just what we needed to stay on course! We discussed forward planning; how we could improve what we offer our members by way of topics and themes throughout the year; what form our offerings could take and when, supported by presenters and Newsletter articles in a more cohesive way. We also worked on how we can make our GMT meetings more strategic and less process driven, as time is always precious for our GMT members who volunteer their time to the Group.

Some of you will have attended the recent presentation to our members by Broni Carey, from Virtual Solutions NZ, about the role of being a Virtual EA, and how she started up her business. Her presentation certainly had many of us contemplating what it would take to set up a new business, work for ourselves, for the hours that we set and be responsible for sourcing that work. Very thought-provoking indeed! Broni happily answered many questions and can be contacted through her LinkedIn profile if you want to know more.

I am looking forward to attending the upcoming ExecSecTech two-day virtual session later this month. If you are working from home especially, this might be a great way to keep yourself up to date with what’s happening with workplace technology. The cost is reasonable and AAPNZ members have been offered 10% off the registration cost as AAPNZ has an Executive Secretary Magazine subscription. Please use the unique code: “AAPNZ10” to claim this.

Take care everyone, and if there is anything your GMT can assist you with, please email us.

Naku noa,

Angela Simms

Wellington Group President

PO Box 5431

Lambton Quay

Wellington 6145


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