6th Executive PA Forum a Resounding Success!
The smell of freshly brewed coffee, healthy granola bars and delicious smoothies welcomed attendees of the 6th Executive PA, Secretary & Admin Forum to the Radisson Blu Royal Dublin Hotel 4 weeks ago. Delegates arrived with an open mind, as well as a strong will to learn, network and develop their skills.
Workshop day was at full capacity, which added to the atmosphere of the day and enabled delegates to re-connect with old acquaintances, and others to meet new friends and grow their network.
After a day of intensive workshops -now equipped with practical tools and fresh ways of thinking – delegates looked forward to Day 2 which offered an exciting line up of speakers and thought provoking discussion.
Forum Day delivered an amazing variety of personal stories, inspirational dialogue and provided plenty of food for thought for delegates. Each speaker offered an insight into what makes the role of an Assistant more complex than most others in the organisation. Sometimes it takes time out from the office to step back and realize just how important your role is.
This year’s Forum, as we had predicted was a resounding success – we had more delegates, more online traffic, more networking and more prizes and giveaways than ever before. We were in awe yet again to hear from some amazing people, the work they have done and have yet to do. The 2 day event was rounded off nicely with a wine-tasting session delivered by Trevor Fisher, Wines Direct & Phil Mooney of Arnotts.
We have already started planning for 2016 and we can’t wait to deliver again next year. The following are a collection of images which were tweeted throughout the Forum with the hashtag #ExecPAForum15. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year, have a look at some of the live feedback the event received here.
‘It’s not a dress, it’s a cape!’ – Vanessa Vallely explains why the universal sign for lady signifies us as super-heroes…we love this analogy 🙂
Sarah Jane Hutchinson of IDA Ireland asked us to consider how to work with The Boss! As well as calling for a new job title for Assistants ‘Chief Multi-Tasker’…
We also had Claire Burge give us tips on how to be more productive in the workplace, how to maximise the hours you spend in work and how to take back control of your and your bosses’ day.
Julie Pone kept us alert in the afternoon with her range of oils tips on stress management, and Rosanne Reilly fascinated us with the stories of her work with some of the world’s multibillionaires.
Delegates were also treated to a movie quiz and prizes provided by sponsors the Radisson Blu Group Ireland, as well as being offered an informative and entertaining presentation on CV tips from Richard Minchin at Cpl Office Support. JUST EAT had vouchers for everyone in the audience and a lucky few found they had won €50 vouchers from One 4 All.
We are really excited for the 2016 Forum and please get in touch with Fiona if you want further details on the Forum or on any of our new EA/PA/Office Support training options – firstname.lastname@example.org.