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As part of our commitment to bringing our members and colleagues high quality national and international speakers within our profession, each year we run Masterclasses in various locations around the country.

2020 Masterclass

LUCY BRAZIER: The Modern Day Assistant as a Strategic Business Partner (2 day Invercargill)

The role of the Executive Support has changed forever! Are you ready to embrace that change and fulfil your potential?

Since the recession began eight years ago, the role of the Assistant has changed beyond recognition. There has never been a more confusing time to be an Assistant because the responsibilities have developed so fast.

Two years ago, the American Society of Administrative Professionals proved beyond doubt that Assistants are the new middle management. In order to take advantage of the new breed of Assistant, both companies and the Assistants themselves need to understand that the role has been reinvented. 

In this Masterclass, Lucy Brazier looks at the role past, present and future to explain why it has developed how it has. She explores the opportunities that this creates for you to become a true Business Partner to your Executive including developing the partnership, establishing the ground rules, communication, adapting to style & maintaining a great partnership.

More details available on the Executive Secretary Magazine website

To book for Invercargill:

Please note, clicking this link will take you the an external registration site.

Past Masterclasses have included:

Be the Ultimate Assistant with Bonnie Low Kramen and Vickie Sokol Evans

“Be the Ultimate Assistant” is the gold standard for professional development specifically designed for administrative support staff around the globe. It is the only course available that empowers administrative professionals in both the soft and hard skills needed for the highly-evolving and demanding role in today's complicated workplace. Bonnie Low-Kramen & Vickie Sokol Evans.

Join Bonnie Low-Kramen and Vickie Sokol Evans for this 1-day learning event that will change the way you work and how you view your role as an administrative professional. In one day, you will be ready to take on any challenge with confidence and a positive mindset. You will learn strategies and gain new tools to do your work better, faster, inspired, and with great satisfaction. You will learn what questions you should be asking and equally important, where to find the answers you need. Bonnie and Vickie have taught thousands of administrative professionals world-wide how to succeed at every level of their career path. As former assistants themselves and passionate about ongoing resources for students long after the training, Bonnie and Vickie co-host the BTUA podcast and write relevant articles that are easily accessible before, during, and after the course.

Lucy Brazier (CEO &  Publisher of Executive Secretary Magazine)
Business strategy, communication, leadership and management skills
International expert Lucy Brazier, founder of leading global publications for administrative professionals, motivational speaker and facilitator of administration professional events. As a publisher, speaker, trainer and facilitator, Lucy has transformed the way that thousands of administrative professionals think about themselves. She campaigns tirelessly to change the perception of the administrative professionals’ role within companies all over the world and to promote the career progression that they deserve. Even experienced administrative professionals need an opportunity to build on their knowledge and skill set. Increasingly there is a requirement to be involved in the ‘big picture’ strategy and in building the success of your organisation. This one-day master class is built around the competencies, behaviours and skills that you need to develop to make an increasingly valuable contribution to your organisation or business

Patricia Butera (founder and director of 60ZONE Pty Ltd.)
The Power EA has been developed as an extension of 60ZONE’s global leadership and cultural competency skills training for organizational leaders. It is the result of our work with organisations that recognise the value and impact that executive support, who are equipped with these modern business skills, have on the overall management performance. The training is designed to equip you with the practical tools and communication skills necessary to perform successfully in a diverse workplace environment. Among the learning objectives, the program aims to empower participants with culturally savvy interpersonal competency which is key to successfully managing multiple stakeholders. EXCLUSIVE CONTENT & A POWERFUL NEW NETWORK The Power EA is a unique offering only available through 60ZONE Pty Ltd. The global skills acquired will benefit your interpersonal and technical expertise unlike any other training program currently in the marketplace. As an ‘invitation-only’ program, The Power EA will connect you to a strong and supportive network of highly experienced professionals from a diverse range of industries. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN The Power EA training content is underpinned by 60ZONE’s core areas of expertise – Cross Cultural Communication, Soft Diplomacy and Protocol. The topics are explored in the context of the expectations of today’s executive support role and real case studies are used to illustrate how these competencies can accelerate your efforts and enhance your influence to achieve high performance. The sum of your experience at The Power EA training event can impact your career as a whole

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