EAs as Board Professionals: the Governance Career Path, w/Shelagh Donnelly

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EAs as Board Professionals: the Governance Career Path, with Shelagh Donnelly

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EAs as Board Professionals: Exploring the Governance Career Path, with Shelagh Donnelly - 90 minutes

Understanding governance, expectations and opportunities associated with supporting a board

Whether you're exploring the role or already support a board, this course will give you a solid introduction to the world of governance.

Have you ever thought about applying your EA skills to a role in which you support a board of directors? Or perhaps you and your executive produce deliverables that wind up in front of a board, and you’d like to better understand board responsibilities and expectations.

The governance career is a great option for experienced professionals who like a challenge. Your work must be accurate and efficient, and you need to be organized, flexible and proactive. A board needs a strategic thinker, and the challenges you face require you to be both diplomatic and solution-focused. If you like growth, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to work with and learn from a number of high achievers.

While some boards require that their staff have paralegal education and experience, others provide opportunities for high performing EAs. Shelagh will share her insights on governance and what it takes to succeed in this stimulating career path. She speaks from experience earned over the course of more than a decade of responsibility for a board and its committees.

Key learning objectives

1. Working effectively with a diverse group of high achievers

2. Confidence through credibility: an introduction to governance

3. Transferable skills you can draw upon, and what it takes to succeed in the board support role

Included with your registration

  1. 90-day access to recording of our session
  2. PDF companion workbook, to download and use as you watch the recording
  3. certificate for your professional development portfolio

What participants have said about this course

  • "Clear, concise. Usage of real world examples was helpful."
  • "As an Executive Assistant and Board Liaison, I love the governance portion of my role. Shelagh's course provided a good overview and refresher of governance responsibilities, and also served to help me brainstorm ways I can continue improving my contribution to governance leadership."
  • "The depth of knowledge Shelagh has on the topic blew me away! I will certainly review the recording in conjunction with the workbook."
  • "very informative - just the right level"
  • "a complete overview on any aspects of governance"
  • "The presentation of the training was excellent and allowed for me to be fully engaged."

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Invest in your career with someone who's walked the walk and presents on current best practices

Shelagh is trusted and respected by assistants and employers around the globe. She has been publishing her Exceptional EA website since 2013, and writes for other publications. An in-demand trainer, Shelagh works with conference organisers, professional associations, government bodies, higher education and businesses, including corporations such as the NBA.

For Shelagh's bio and a sampling of clients and references, please click here.

Registration fee

The fee for each webinar in this pandemic series is $75 US. Depending on currency fluctuation rates, that's approximately £60, or €67.

Canadian residents registering for this webinar will see that GST of $5.12 CAD is included in the cost.

What's included in this registration fee?

This is a live, 90-minute webinar course Shelagh will present via GoToWebinar. You'll receive your unique access link via a GoToWebinar email within 24 hours of registration.

After the webinar, Shelagh will email you a certificate of attendance that will come in handy for tracking and showcasing your professional development.

You'll also have access to a recording of the webinar for 90 days post-event. This can come in handy if you’d like to review a concept, and if time zones or people throw your schedule for a loop the day of a webinar.

As well, Shelagh publishes a companion workbook for you . Shelagh publishes this along with the session recording, and it's ideal to have at hand as you watch the recording.

Speaking of time zones ..

Check out the start time in your time zone. Shelagh will present this live at 10:00 a.m. PDT/GMT-7 hours; click here to access a time zone converter. If this represents the wee hours of the night in your time zone, you'll be in good company by registering and relying on access to the recording and PDF companion workbook.

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The best assistants are always learning, through experience and by engaging in professional development. While plans for a number of conferences and other in-person learning opportunities have been postponed, that needn’t put a pause on your professional growth.

In fact, given the way 2020 continues to unfold, it may be more critical than ever to continue to connect, learn and adapt. Shelagh's adapting as well, and is offering webinars focused on how to navigate and succeed during these interesting times.

Investments in quality and yourself

When you attend Shelagh's webinars, you’re investing in quality and in yourself.

It’s astute to take advantage of complimentary webinars you may find helpful; Shelagh has delivered and attended some herself. There are limitations, though, on the depth of professional development that can be acquired without financial investment.

That’s why it’s also astute, given post-pandemic changes and challenges ahead, to invest in learning from someone who’s walked the walk for decades, and done so during times of not only growth, but also upheaval and recession. Someone who knows what it’s like to be an on-call employee as well as having been a direct report to four CEOs and having supported board chairs, which was Shelagh's last role before turning to speaking and writing full time in 2019.

Post-event access to webinar recording

You’ll have access to a recording of the webinar for a 30-day period after the live event. This can come in handy if you’d like to review a concept, and if time zones or people throw your schedule for a loop the day of a webinar.

Certificates of attendance

After attending, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance to add to your portfolio and help track your professional development. Such records are also useful when preparing for performance reviews/evaluations.

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