A new breed of partnership is emerging between Executive Assistants and the broader business. As the expectation increases for all roles to add more and more value to the bottom line, businesses are looking to leverage the opportunities, knowledge, intellectual property and partnerships held with the role of EA.
“The Executive Assistant as Relational Business Partner” is a new workshop developed by EA Australia, in conjunction with PonteValle, which looks to the typical relationship dynamic between EA, their Executive and the broader business, and uncovers the benefits of building the skills to become a true Relational Business Partner.
If anyone is in the position to add the greatest value as a business partner, none are better positioned than the Executive Assistant. With networks, both formal and informal, across the organisations the EA has access to information and influence well beyond the scope of a traditional silo/functional constrained role.
As this new breed of EA emerges and evolves, your job will move beyond helping your executive do her job better, to a cross-functional business partner with a special set of both technical and behavioural skills.
This one-day workshop provides insights and practical tools to increase your capability to act as a business partner. In addition, you will learn to understand your preferred behavioural style, identify the behavioural styles of others, and how to adapt to different styles and become more effective in adding value to the business. Learning will be a combination of instruction, self-assessment along with group and individual exercises.
Managing Director | Ponte Valle
Associate Partner of The Hofstede Centre & itim International
For close to 20 years David has been working with some of world's largest organisations in the FMCG, Utilities, Mining & Resources, Civil Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Health, Logistics and Manufacturing sectors in the areas of strategic organisational development, change management, mergers & acquisitions cultural alignment, matrix management and optimisation, multi-country collaboration and business transformation, as well as heading up Learning and Development and Organisational Development functions for global organisations such as the Avis Budget Group and Thales.
David has experience in designing and facilitating international collaboration and change management activities including; helping to revive stalling projects due to cultural differences, facilitating multi-country conflict resolution, and driving global business transformation and change projects. He has conducted these activities in many countries including Germany, France, England, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, South Africa, Portugal, Poland and Romania. David has also coached high potential project and technical leaders in countries such as Austria, Canada, New Zealand and of course Australia and currently provides mentoring for leaders and business partners in countries such as Scotland, France, Singapore and Australia.
David is a member of The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, and a board member of the Association for Transactional Analysis in Australia and a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association. In 2015 David was chair of the International Transactional Analysis Association Conference.
Partnering with EA Australia, David delivers both our "Executive Assistant as Relational Business Partner" and our very popular "Change Management and the Executive Assistant" workshop. We are proud and privileged to work with him on these and other projects.
Securely register online through our events registration partner, Eventbrite, using the button link below. Once on the EventBrite site, you will be guided through the simple registration process.
Alternatively, email email@example.com with your registration details and we will happily manage your registration for you.
All EA Australia workshops are available for registration through our partner at Eventbrite. For safe and immediate registration to confirm your place jump to our "Executive Assistant as Relational Business Partner" registration page here.