Taking Charge of Your Career: Resilience, Motivation and Goals, w/Shelagh

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Resilience, Motivation and Goals - Aligning Your Career Development with Evolving Norms, w/ Shelagh Donnelly

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Taking Charge of Your Career: Resilience, Motivation and Goals that Align With New Norms, with Shelagh Donnelly

90 minutes, including time for Q&A

In 2020, COVID-19 turned the world upside down – and then gave it a few more shakes for good measure. Assistants and employers reacted and adapted as longstanding norms gave way to what initially seemed to be temporary measures. Now, employers continue to navigate past recovery to renewal, even as the pace of change is expected to accelerate.

What are the implications for assistants? We’re well served by examining and nurturing our capacity to continue to adapt. This requires resilience, and attention to the big picture.

This involves identifying internal and external events and issues, as well as trends that have potential to impact current and future success - and that's what we'll do, from an assistant's perspective.

We’ll explore the pandemic's macro and micro impacts, looking at both personal and organisational resilience amid a changing world. We'll then work through steps for completing your own SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analyses to identify your career priorities and goals. This will help position you to progress and thrive, by aligning your professional development plans with organisational needs and a world in which change is increasingly the norm.

Key learning objectives

  1. Environmental scan: workplace trends and expectations
  2. Resilience through self-management
  3. Fulfilling your potential: SWOT analysis to identify priorities and goals that align with new norms

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

After you've registered for this course ...

Within a day of registration, you'll receive an email from Shelagh's Gmail account, That email will provide your personal link to connect to the webinar, which Shelagh will host on Zoom, and access to a PDF workbook she's published to her website for you.

What participants have said about this course and Shelagh's other webinars

  • "Shelagh was amazing. Many fantastic actionable tips."
  • "Pragmatic and inspiring"
  • "Very informative and organized presentation! Lots of great ideas and suggestions."
  • "Shelagh is a patient and knowledgeable trainer who always brings the material to life through using real life examples. I know a lot more now than I did at the start!"
  • "Great topic and information ... Thank you!"
  • "Great insights, tips I had never considered"
  • "Shelagh is professional and down to earth in her approach - the commentary made perfect sense"
  • “very informative – just the right level”
  • "Her sense of humor and creative slide images add value to the presentation."
  • "Shelagh was exceptional ... Well prepared, impeccable knowledge."

About your trainer

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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 £55, or €62.

Canadian residents registering for this webinar will see that GST of $4.77 CAD is included in the cost.

What's included in this registration fee?

This is a live, 90-minute webinar that 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 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 has prepared 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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