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Virtual Event: EA PA Summit 2021

Building Operational Excellence Across the Public Sector

Thursday, 28 January 2021
9:00AM - 11:00AM AEDT

Agenda Overview:

Behind every public sector leader, there is an executive assistant closely guarding the actions the leader takes and ensuring their lives run smoothly.

This individual is rarely the centre of attention, but play an important role as the backbone of any organisation and is pivotal in fulfilling the needs and expectations of executives and creating strategies and processes that will carry them through disruption.

Join us at the Public Sector Network’s complimentary ‘EA PA’ Virtual Live-Streamed Summit as we explore implementable organisational and interpersonal strategies to build workforce capability for achieving common goals and building a culturally sustainable, productive public sector.

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Key Takeaways:

Nurture a respectful and collaborative office culture where executives and assistants work together harmoniously to achieve whole-of-government priorities

Establish healthier self-management skills to promote work-life balance and decrease work-related stress

Develop stronger interpersonal capability to strengthen your relationship with executives and external stakeholders

Drive departmental efficiency by gaining insights into organisational strategies from administrative professionals across government sectors

Your Expert Speakers:

Winnie King

Personal Assistant to the Director General Ian Ailles
UK House of Commons, & Chair Parliamentary Admin Support Network

Bev Sims

Executive Assistant to the Secretary Phil Gaetjens
Australian Commonwealth Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Leanne Stacey

Executive Assistant to the Secretary Jim Betts
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Robert Jones

Executive Assistant to the Secretary Tim Reardon
NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Laura Changizi

Executive Support Coordinator to Dr Kerry Chant Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary
Population and Public Health

Jim Betts

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Jessica Pantlin

Executive Coordinator to the Office of the CEO
Fire Recovery Victoria

Agenda Highlights:

09:00AM AEDT
Welcome from PSN
09:10AM AEDT
Chair Opening: Celebrating the critical work of executive support in government
09:20AM AEDT
Redefining the role of the assistant for a progressive public sector
09:35AM AEDT
Building our capability: What does it take to be a successful Executive Assistant in 2021?
09.50AM AEDT
Building a collaborative professional dynamic through open communication
10:05AM AEDT
10:10AM AEDT
Fostering a respectful and collaborative office culture
11:00AM AEDT
End of session


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For Public Sector Only

Online Event


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