EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FORUM: PHILADELPHIA

JULY 19-20 | PHILADELPHIA, PA
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DAY ONE | WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH, 2017

9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

9:30 FORUM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Phoebe Yates
Producer
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FORUM DIVISION

LIVE POLL: ANONYMOUS TEXT RESPONSE
Have you ever attended a conference for executive assistants?

9:45 STRATEGIC RESEARCH-BASED APPROACHES TO MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE
This informative workshop will delve into a research-based philosophy and strategies to create a LinkedIn profile that is geared towards viewers with average attention spans of about 7 seconds. Attendees will get insights into the role of cognitive neuroscience and how the evolution of the “digital brain” is central to what and how people skim online content. Discover tips, tricks and best practices to more strategically format your LinkedIn profile, optimize your use of keywords and differentiate your personal brand. By attending this session, attendees will learn:

  • Where in your profile to effectively incorporate keywords
  • How to clearly brand yourself
  • How to develop your “secret sauce” to stand out
  • How to strategically format and streamline your profile
  • When, where and why you need to engage in thought leadership

Lynne Williams, BS, MA, ABD, Executive Director
PHILADELPHIA AREA GREAT CAREERS GROUP
Executive Assistant to President
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FOX & ROACH, REALTORS

 

10:45 COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:00 NSM INSURANCE GROUP CASE STUDY: LEVERAGING A MILLENNIAL EA TEAM
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age. What about the reverse? In the workplace today, there can be a struggle within the working relationship of the executive assistant and senior executives due to age and experience of younger talent in this elevated role. Through case study format, attendees will learn how to overcome the stereotypes of millennials in the workplace to maximize the strengths of all team members.

Kiersten Stephens, Executive Assistant to CEO

Amy Clements, Executive Assistant to President
NSM INSURANCE GROUP

 

11:45 GROUP PHOTO

 

12:00 LUNCHEON FOR ALL ATTENDEES

 

1:00 SAVVY: THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CHALLENGE
EAs are business game changers, always making the impossible possible for their executive on numerous levels. This interactive and exhilarating session will put participants to the test. In a board game challenge, attendees will demonstrate their EA skills while picking up some new best practices along the way as they compete in teams to become the ultimate executive assistant!

FACILITATOR:
Phoebe Yates
Producer
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FORUM DIVISION

 

LIVE POLL: ANONYMOUS TEXT RESPONSE
Is the executive assistant role a lifelong career for you?

 

1:45 ADVISORY PANEL: CREATING A PERSONAL BRAND & TAKING YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Executive assistants take to tasks and responsibilities like a chameleon changing color, making them well-rounded and proficient in a variety of business aspects. With exposure to numerous facets of a business, EAs possess a number of transferable skills and are well-equipped to cross-function and pursue alternative career avenues. Current and former EAs will discuss their journey in finding a vocation, sharing inspirational career success stories and advisement in taking your career to the next level.

  • Short stories for success
  • Expanding upon the EA skill set
  • Seeking opportunities for career growth
  • Networking and creating a brand

Eileen O’Rourke, CAP-OM, Executive Assistant to EVP & Director of Research
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA

Nan Kruzik, Sr. Executive Assistant to President & CMO
AVID RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS

Magda Byrne, Compliance Coordinator, Former Executive Assistant, COMCAST

Deborah Nagele, Executive Assistant to VP of Supply Chain, North America Consumer
JOHNSON & JOHNSON

 

2:30 COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

LIVE POLL: ANONYMOUS TEXT RESPONSE
How many years of experience do you have as an executive assistant? What is your current annual salary?

 

2:45 NEGOTIATING FOR SUCCESS
Developing the skills to effectively, calmly and confidently negotiate employment terms is a must for all EAs pursuing career advancement. Through a highly interactive session, attendees will identify their personal situation and discover how their strengths can help them achieve more wins!

Deborah Nagele, Executive Assistant to VP of Supply Chain, North America Consumer
JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Carol Peccarelli, Diversity & Inclusion HR Leader, JOHNSON & JOHNSON

 

3:30 THRIVING PROFESSIONALLY DURING CORPORATE CHANGE
Embracing corporate change and reorganization is a challenging endeavor especially when job security becomes a concern and established partnerships are unwillingly severed. In a setting where fear may drive competition, the work environment can become increasingly volatile and productivity may lapse. Executive Assistants must empower one another to succeed when inevitable corporate change forces them into difficult situations. EAs from Campbell Soup Company will share expert insight on thriving professionally during a corporate reorganization.

Traci Eckard, Sr. Executive Assistant, HR Global IGS/Corporate, CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY

Karen Lewis, Executive Assistant to CFO, CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY

 

4:15 CLOSING REMARKS & DAY ONE CONCLUSION