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Boost Your Career: Technical Skills Training for Executive Assistants

  • 1st December 2022
  • ONLINE flag ONLINE

Stay Agile, Rapid, and Lean.  Open a new world of opportunity in the fast-changing hybrid work environment. Many programs we use every day are much more powerful than we think. They can make daily tasks easier and save valuable time.

How do you make use of new features on old apps? How can you automate your work so that you can do more in less time? How can you showcase your skills to be not just a productive employee but also a multifunctional team member? You will find answers to these and other questions in our online training.

This training is aimed at addressing crucial hard skills for modern executive assistants. During this one-day online session you will be able to learn more about Microsoft 365 apps, Canva, and make valuable connections that expand your network with colleagues and administrative professionals from all over the world.

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About the Boost Your Career: Technical Skills Training for Executive Assistants

Stay Agile, Rapid, and Lean.  Open a new world of opportunity in the fast-changing hybrid work environment. Many programs we use every day are much more powerful than we think. They can make daily tasks easier and save valuable time.

How do you make use of new features on old apps? How can you automate your work so that you can do more in less time? How can you showcase your skills to be not just a productive employee but also a multifunctional team member? You will find answers to these and other questions in our online training.

This training is aimed at addressing crucial hard skills for modern executive assistants. During this one-day online session you will be able to learn more about Microsoft 365 apps, Canva, and make valuable connections that expand your network with colleagues and administrative professionals from all over the world.

Who Should Attend

Executive support professionals, including:

  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Executive Support
  • Faculty Support & Administration
  • Executive Coordinators
  • Executive Officers
  • Business Support
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Administrative Managers
  • Virtual Assistants

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Open new opportunities of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and learn all sharable functions
  • Find out how you can present numbers and create useful charts for your reports
  • Save your time by using all features of the Outlook email system
  • Evolve your designing skills in Canva for improving the quality of internal email communication

Fiona Walsh, IE

Empower Presentations

Imagine Coaching

With 25 years in corporate, Fiona Walsh has seen her fair share of bad slides. As an IT Manager/Trainer, she became the primary go-to person for help with anything PowerPoint related. She set up Empower Presentations to provide bespoke PowerPoint training to organisations. She loves it when a client gets an ‘aha’ moment as they realise there’s a more innovative way to do something, and it will save them time. She is passionate about teaching people how to create slides that are fit for purpose and engaging. She also focusses on presenting confidently, including best practices in the boardroom, at a conference, or online, for example, with MS Teams. Fiona is a certified Microsoft Master Trainer and became Director of Education for the Presentation Guild (a global organisation for presentation professionals) in January 2023.

Paul Pennant, UK

Certified Microsoft Master | Multi Award-Winning Assistant Trainer | Founder & MD

Today‘s PA

Paul has been helping Assistants and other Office Professionals to excel in their roles, increase productivity, and boost their confidence for over 17 years.

He started Today’s PA in 2005 with a clear vision: to take his own experiences as a PA, office manager, and business director and create training courses that meet the challenging real-world needs and aspirations of modern business professionals. Today’s PA was named “Best Assistant Training Provider in the UK” seven years running, having been voted for by thousands of PAs and EAs in the PA Voice Awards.

Paul has personally taught Assistants from over 4,000 companies in over 80 countries around the world.

Paul is a certified Microsoft Office Master, and his goal is to increase your productivity and save your time through more effective use of Microsoft Office products. He specialises in highly practical and effective training on Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Teams, Forms, and Planner.

Jude Barak, IL

Founder of Jude Barak, Excel Leader & Co-Founder

NonDataPeeps.com

For almost a decade, Jude has worked with C-levels and entrepreneurs in creating business and data-based presentations.

She uses her skills in business data analysis, her expertise in presentation design, and her passion to find the insights in complex data.

Jude especially likes to teach and speak in front of “data people” that need to present to “non-data people” – and vice versa.

  • Business Consultant – member of the Israeli Business Consultants Chamber
  • Member of The Presentation Guild
  • Excel & PowerPoint Expert – Microsoft Partner

David Svoboda, CZ

Official Canva Expert

TEDx speakers coach

David Svoboda is one of the most profiled lectors of graphic design for non-designers, certified by Canva. He helps companies and individuals improve their visual communication without the need for an external graphic designer. David works closely with Canva on testing new features and recording official tutorials. As a presentation coach, he prepare speakers for TEDx conferences and delivers in-house workshops and webinars for startups and corporations.

Ulrika Hedlund, UAE

CEO & Productivity Expert

Storyals

Ulrika Hedlund is a tech entrepreneur with a passion for technology and storytelling. She is the founder and managing director of Storyals, an ed-tech startup with a modern training product to help organisations inspire, motivate, and educate users on how to effectively use technology through video-based storytelling. Ulrika is a frequent blogger, public speaker, and an active spokesperson for women in IT.

Ulrika started her career in 1997 as a systems engineer at Microsoft in Sweden and in 2007 she moved to the United Arab Emirates, where she held numerous positions in Microsoft Gulf, including Enterprise Marketing Manager and Customer and Partner Experience Lead. In 2011, after finishing her MBA, she resigned from Microsoft and founded her first company – Business Productivity, a media and consulting business. Today she has multiple companies with employees in four countries.

Ulrika has a Master of Science (MSc) in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from London Business School. Since August 2022, she has lived in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband Peter and their three children, 11, 9, and 7 years old.

Fiona Walsh, IE

Empower Presentations

Imagine Coaching

Paul Pennant, UK

Certified Microsoft Master | Multi Award-Winning Assistant Trainer | Founder & MD

Today‘s PA

Jude Barak, IL

Founder of Jude Barak, Excel Leader & Co-Founder

NonDataPeeps.com

David Svoboda, CZ

Official Canva Expert

TEDx speakers coach

Ulrika Hedlund, UAE

CEO & Productivity Expert

Storyals