The Office & PA Show 2019


Attendance options

Begin your registration by ticking one of the following options:

Select your Seminars and Free Keynote sessions.
Each Seminar session $100 + GST
All seminar bookings include full expo access.
Select your Seminars and Free Keynote sessions on Tuesday 17 Sep 2019.
Tuesday Pass - $400 + GST
Tuesday Pass entitles you to select 5 Seminar sessions + Free Keynote sessions on Tuesday 17 Sep 2019.
Tuesday Pass also allows you Full Expo access and Free Keynote sessions on Wednesday 18 Sep 2019.
Select your Seminars and Free Keynote sessions on Wednesday 18 Sep 2019.
Wednesday Pass - $400 + GST
Wednesday Pass entitles you to select 5 Seminar sessions + Free Keynote sessions on Wednesday 18 Sep 2019.
Wednesday Pass also allows you Full Expo access and Free Keynote sessions on Tuesday 17 Sep 2019.
Select your Seminars and Free Keynote sessions on Tuesday 17 Sep & Wednesday 18 Sep 2019.
VIP Pass - $800 + GST
VIP Pass entitles you to select 10 Seminar sessions + Free Keynote sessions on Tuesday 17 Sep & Wednesday 18 Sep 2019.
VIP Pass also allows you Full Expo access on both days.
I want to attend the Free Expo.
Select your Free Keynote sessions.

Keynote/Seminar Schedule


Day 1 - 17 Sep


8.15
Expo Opens
9.00
MC Address
Antonia Prebble, TV Actress
9.10
Keynote
Grant Firestone, Former Executive Assistant to Serena Williams

FREE OF CHARGE
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND

10.00
Session break - visit the expo
10.30
1.Mind over matter - embracing mindfulness to supercharge your productivity
  • Exploring the benefits of mindfulness 
  • Mindfulness 101 - where do you start?  
  • Going the distance – developing the habit of regular practice
Dr Sarah Dunning, Executive Director, Breathe Repeat

$100 + GST
OR
2.From go to Whoa! - creating and managing a standout event
  • Understanding the key needs and drivers behind the brief and align with desired outcomes 
  • Delegation and organisational tips to stay on track and within budget  
  • Managing risk and creating a safety plan for the event 
Meredith Drucker, General Manager, The Events Group

$100 + GST
OR
3.Putting your best self forward and crafting your personal brand
  • Where should you start? Developing an understanding of your personal values  
  • Why you need a personal brand? Understanding its purpose in navigating the professional world  
  • Using social media to enhance your personal brand
Maggie Eyre, Director, Fresh Eyre Limited

$100 + GST
11.15
Session break - visit the expo
11.30
4.A fail-safe guide to mastering minute writing
  • How to filter information and capture what’s needed 
  • Dotting the I’s - roles and responsibilities when taking minutes 
  • Approaches to help you stay alert and focused
Robyn Bennett, Director, Team Link Training Ltd

$100 + GST
OR
5.Good governance and how you can help your Board achieve it
  • Shining a spotlight on the principles of good corporate governance 
  • Diving into best board practice and processes  
  • Exploring the changing role of and expectations placed on the Board
Anne Blackburn, Independent Director and Associate, The Boardroom Practice Ltd

$100 + GST
OR
6.Spotlight on conduct and culture in the workplace
  • Identifying and promoting acceptable behaviours in the workplace  
  • Upholding a positive and productive workplace culture 
  • What mechanisms can be put in place to help achieve a positive workplace culture?
Jan Eggleton, Founder and Doer, Hardcases

$100 + GST
12.15
Lunch and Networking
1.15
Panel: We couldn`t do it without you - the value add of EA and PAs to an organisation
  • What do CEOs and senior executives look for in an EA/PA? 
  • What value does an EA/PA bring to an organisation? 
  • Differentiating yourself to stand out and get ahead
Des Flynn, Head of External Stakeholder Engagement and Public Policy, The Warehouse Group
Siobhan McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, Global Women
Graeme Stephens, Chief Executive Officer, SKYCITY Entertainment Group

FREE OF CHARGE
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND

2.15
Session break - visit the expo
2.45
7.Becoming a persuasion powerhouse - mastering the art of negotiating and influencing
  • Personalising your style - key ways to build credibility and confidence as a negotiator  
  • Navigating the stages of negotiation 
  • Persuasion techniques to help get you over the line
Pamela Cronin, Principal, Bridge Associate

$100 + GST
OR
8.Levelling up with the Excel essentials
  • Reviewing the fundamentals and customising Excel to suit you  
  • Producing graphs to use in Word and PowerPoint   
  • Crafting spreadsheets that work within Word documents
Kelly Coyle, Director, Tailored Training Limited

$100 + GST
OR
9.Amalgamating Agile approaches to save time and accelerate your effectiveness
  • Uncovering the background to Agile and breaking down the jargon 
  • Exploring key Agile approaches to support you 
  • Putting theory into practice – everyday examples of using Agile in the office 
Edwin Dando, Director and Principal Consultant, Radically
Brendan Cameron, Senior Consultant, Radically

$100 + GST
3.30
Session break - visit the expo
3.45
10.Getting to grips with delegation and cultivating high-performance
  • Knowing when to let go and how to minimise the risks of delegating 
  • Connecting the dots between trust and empowerment 
  • Exploring high-performance teamwork - what do you need to get right?
Pamela Cronin, Principal, Bridge Associates

$100 + GST
OR
11.Making the first move - how to successfully network and build professional relationships
  • Creating winning networking opportunities in the workplace  
  • Identifying what are the key attributes and skills you bring to the table  
  • Understanding how to be an active and nurturing contributor in a professional relationship or network
Jamie Rosemergy, Learning and Development Manager, Adecco New Zealand

$100 + GST
OR
12.HR Fundamentals for Office Managers and PAs
  • Your checklist for interviewing and reference checking  
  • Best practice to make new employees feel at home 
  • Essential documents, requirements and procedures for employee induction
Liz Tibbutt, Editor, InsideHR

$100 + GST
4.30
Session break - visit the expo
4.45
13.Partnering with your manager and team
  • Getting more autonomy and authority to handle information 
  • Gaining your manager and team’s trust in problem solving and decision making 
  • Learning to represent your manager in a professional manner
Tracy Unstead, PA to Chief Architect and GM Payments, ASB Bank

$100 + GST
OR
14.Back yourself - getting the most out of your career and development
  • Understanding your key strengths and potential for growth within your role and organisation 
  • Formulating a development action plan and pathway for success 
  • Creating the right mind set to drive success
Alisa Bartholomew, Founder, Careers by Design

$100 + GST
5.30
Networking Function & EA/PA and Office Manager Excellence Awards

Day 2 - 18 Sep


8.15
Expo Opens
9.00
MC Address
Kate Rodger, Entertainment Reporter
9.10
Keynote
Samantha Cox, Former Executive Assistant to Richard Branson

FREE OF CHARGE
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND

10.00
Session break - visit the expo
10.30
15.The art of assertiveness and when to use it
  • What does it take to cultivate assertiveness? How does assertiveness differ from aggression? 
  • Exploring your skills in speaking up, being clear and authentic 
  • Saying “no” when you need to and feeling great about it
Mel Rowsell, Founder, Wisdom at Work

$100 + GST
OR
16.Managing conflict and the politics of the role
  • Seeing through the common myths around gender communication 
  • Learning the pitfalls to avoid around communication, credibility and conflict 
  • Tackling conflict and courageous conversations
Keith McGregor, Director, Personnel Psychology NZ Ltd

$100 + GST
OR
17.Why your communication style matters
  • Finding your voice and communication style   
  • Strengths and weaknesses of different communication styles  
  • Knowing your audience and customising your style and message accordingly
Penny Holden, Owner, The Performance Consultant

$100 + GST
11.15
Session break - visit the expo
11.30
18.Battling procrastination and boosting productivity as a Time Ninja
  • Developing a robust prioritisation strategy 
  • Handling your paperwork and electronic overload 
  • How to focus on high payoff activities
Mel Unstead, Owner, Mel Unstead Coaching

$100 + GST
OR
19.Powering up with PowerPoint
  • The key design principles for elevating presentations 
  • Uncovering functional shortcuts to increase productivity  
  • The hallmarks of a standout Powerpoint presentation
Jane Sheffield, Director, Effective Speaking

$100 + GST
OR
20.Budgets and book-keeping - taking your financial literacy to the next level
  • Improving your general financial literacy and understand core financial systems and processes 
  • Dealing with creditors and debtors effectively and process invoices correctly  
  • How to put together and manage a budget for your area or cost centre
Justin Martin, Advisory Associate, BDO New Zealand

$100 + GST
12.15
Session break - visit the expo
12.30
21.Confronting stress and frustration in the workplace
  • Understanding how stress and anger are created 
  • Eliminating worry in two minutes 
  • Using five questions to block out negative emotions
Keith McGregor, Director, Personnel Psychology NZ Ltd

$100 + GST
OR
22.Getting a Step Ahead in Project Management
  • Addressing the fundamentals of project management 
  • Planning your project – successful steps to avoid common pitfalls and ensuring completion 
  • Tracking and measurement tools for managing stakeholders, and unexpected events and expenses 
Peter Clouston, Executive Coach, Bringing Clarity

$100 + GST
OR
23.Never be lost for words - tried and true techniques for effective business writing
  • Recognising why it can be tricky to communicate in writing – and overcoming these challenges 
  • How to create a clear, relevant message that connects and gets results 
  • How to self-edit and proofread
Verity Craft, General Manager and Storyteller, Intelligent Ink

$100 + GST
1.15
Lunch and Networking
2.00
Keynote
Claire Turnbull, Nutritionist and Wellness Expert

FREE OF CHARGE
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL TO ATTEND

3.00
Session break - visit the expo
3.15
24.Dealing with difficult people and how to have a difficult conversation
  • How to re-programme challenging behaviours 
  • Constructively managing complaints and aggression 
  • Mechanisms to approach and handle “feedback up”
Penny Holden, Owner, The Performance Consultant

$100 + GST
OR
25.Speak up - enhancing your presentation skills to get your message across
  • Prop it up - using the tools and resources available to you to make a winning presentation  
  • Feeling the fear of public speaking – and how to do it anyway 
  • Top tips to keeping your audience awake and engaged
Jane Sheffield, Director, Effective Speaking

$100 + GST
OR
26.Promoting diversity and fostering inclusion
  • Managing “unconscious bias” in the workplace  
  • Creating an inclusive culture in your team  
  • More than “ticking a box” – recognising the value of diversity and inclusion
Rachel Hopkins, Chief Executive, Diversity Works New Zealand

$100 + GST
4.00
Session break - visit the expo
4.15
27.Amplifying yourself as a leader
  • How to spot opportunities for growth and leadership 
  • Comprehending leadership evolution and valued ideas from recognised leaders 
  • Boosting your confidence to self-promote and establish your leadership presence
Mel Rowsell, Founder, Wisdom at Work

$100 + GST
OR
28.The EA’s pathway to resilience and adaptation
  • Adjusting to adversity and building resilience in your team  
  • Encouraging open communication and strong social networks 
  • How to promote a healthy and positive work environment
Dr Lehan Stemmet, Leadership Development Specialist and Resilience Expert

$100 + GST
OR
29.Moving in the right direction with change management
  • How to get involved in change management as executive support 
  • Supporting the change project and embed as BAU  
  • Recognising and addressing resistance to change
Sandy Hall, Associate, Humankind

$100 + GST
5.00
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