IAAP Canadian Education Conference (CEC) 2017
CA$425 – CA$550
IAAP Canadian Education Conference (CEC) 2017

IAAP Canadian Education Conference (CEC) 2017

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Delta Hotels Waterloo

110 Erb Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6

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Register now for IAAP’s CEC 2017! This amazing event will be held May 26-28, 2017, at the Delta Hotels Waterloo near Kitchener in Ontario. Hotel room rate is $169 per night. Learn practical, relevant content from Lucy Brazier, Rhonda Scharf, Carol Schulte, and Melissa Esquibel.

May 25, 2017 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. |Connections & Cocktails Networking Event

May 26, 2017 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Taming the Wild Document in Microsoft Word - Melissa Esquibel

We all know Word, right? Well, yes, right up until you're asked to put together a multi-author, multi-section, gigantic document with tables, graphs, and other objects. There are tools built right into Microsoft Word that can help you do this without losing control of the document (or your mind!)

Key Takeaways:

  • How to work with multi-author content and maintain a uniform appearance
  • Working with sections and page numbers for superior document organization
  • How to use Master Documents to cut down on formatting issues
  • Why Styles are so important and how easy they are to learn
  • Paragraph and page tricks to make your document flow from page to page

May 26, 2017 | 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break

May 26, 2017 | 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Faster and Better PowerPoint – Part I - Melissa Esquibel

There’s a right way to do things and a long way. If it takes you hours of struggle to produce even an average PowerPoint presentation, there are tools and tips that can help you produce good presentations, quickly. In this session, you’ll understand the steps to designing presentation media that will really engage an audience. We’ll build a presentation from start to finish and incorporate various types of content. We’ll take it all the way to the handout in Word, producing a value-added document that goes beyond a “copy of your deck.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Fast-tracking content onto slides to avoid hours typing and adjusting
  • Guidelines for content load on a single slide
  • How to incorporate complex charts and graphs into your presentation without making the audience squint
  • Why the handout and the presentations are two totally different types of media

The session is applicable to all PC desktop versions of PowerPoint. Some skills will transfer to Mac and Office online. (Office 365), but these versions will not suffice for hands-on learning in this session.

May 26, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch (Included in registration)

May 26, 2017 | 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. | Faster and Better PowerPoint – Part II - Melissa Esquibel

May 26, 2017 | 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Break

May 26, 2017 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Managing Projects in Outlook - Melissa Esquibel

You may not think you’re a project manager, but you probably are. Professional project managers get robust tools like Microsoft Project. However, just because you don’t have Project doesn’t mean you don’t have the software tools you need. Whether you’re managing events or assembling annual reports, your tasks have a definite goal with a beginning and end date. It doesn’t matter if you’re flying solo a good project management tool to stay on track. Microsoft Outlook has many features that enable you to set up tasks, record and report status assign work, and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Use categories to define tasks
  • Employ task subfolders to create repeatable project plans
  • Assign tasks (or choose not to and still get work done through others)
  • Work with Excel to do date math for task dependencies
  • Work with Outlook tasks across platforms like OneNote and SharePoint

The session is applicable to all PC desktop versions of PowerPoint. Some skills will transfer to Mac and Office online. (Office 365), but these versions will not suffice for hands-on learning in this session.

May 27, 2017 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | The Assistant’s Guide to Self-Awareness – Part I - Lucy Brazier

This session will show how success as an assistant begins with an understanding of yourself. During the session, we will look at; the Belbin Psychometric testing exercise to explore strengths, weaknesses, and where you fit into your team; Johari Window -- opportunities from self-awareness, your beliefs, values, and behaviours; your Inner Voice, how body language can make a difference, and how important communication is.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how Belbin Psychometric testing exercise can show you your strengths, weaknesses, and where you fit into your team
  • Discover the use of the Johari Window to help you use opportunities from self-awareness
  • Discover the beliefs, values, and behaviours in yourself
  • Determine how your inner voice can stop holding you back
  • Explore how communication can make a difference, not just in your work life but your personal life also

May 27, 2017 | 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break

May 27, 2017 |10:15 – 11:45 a.m. | The Assistant’s Guide to Self-Awareness – Part II - Lucy Brazier

May 27, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch (included in registration)

May 27, 2017 | 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. | Find Your Strengths: Leverage Your Talents and Love Your Work! – Part I -Carol Schulte

Let’s face it: you have unique gifts and talents that aren’t being utilized to the max. You’re great at making everyone ELSE look good, isn’t about time we celebrate all YOU have to offer?

Research states only 16% of employees in Canada are actively engaged in their work. And yet engagement goes up 6X when individuals report they are utilizing their strengths in their role on a regular basis.

Using the Gallop Strengths Finder, discover your top five unique signature strengths (1 in 33 million!) and learn how to leverage your innate skills and unique talents to reach ultimate success in the work you do.

When you can bring ALL your strengths to the table, you’ll be more engaged, more productive, and far happier at work. And isn’t that what we all want?!?

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify your top 5 strengths per the Gallop Strength Finder 2.0 Assessment
  • Understand the importance of working with your innate talents and strengths to maximize your effectiveness and engagement in your work
  • Use the SOAR principle to learn and leverage the four domains of leadership style that exist within your workplace
  • Discover the benefits of bringing ALL of you to the table, and the impact it has on those around you
  • Learn how to decrease conflict and absenteeism, and increase trust and engagement

May 27, 2017 | 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Break

May 27, 2017 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Find Your Strengths: Leverage Your Talents and Love Your Work! – Part II -Carol Schulte

May 28, 2017 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Leading with Influence - Rhonda Scharf

Leading With Influence explores the science of influence – by maximizing our own personal strengths. You won’t manipulate anyone, but instead recognize how to lead with influence, and maximize your effect. There are many ways to influence others – and it isn’t about right or wrong – it is about being aware of the impact you have when communicating. Leading With Influence requires a healthy combination of interpersonal, communication, and assertiveness techniques. It is about adapting and modifying your personal style when you become aware of the affect you are having on other people, while still being true to yourself. Behaviour and attitude change are what’s important, not changing who you are or how you feel and think.

Key Takeaways:

  • Evaluate your impact on others
  • Improve your ability to influence others
  • Learn how to speak your mind without offending
  • Find out how others see you

May 28, 2017 | 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break

May 28, 2017 | 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. | Modern Day Assistant as a Strategic Business Partner - Lucy Brazier

Since the recession began seven years ago, the role of the Assistant has changed beyond recognition. There has never been a more confusing time to be an Assistant because the responsibilities have developed so fast. In this session, Lucy Brazier looks at the role past, present and future to explain why it has developed how it has. She explores the opportunities that this creates for you to become a true Business Partner to your Executive including developing the partnership, setting the ground rules, communication, adapting to style & maintaining a great partnership.

Key Takeaways:

  • Build a powerful strategic business partnership with your Executive, including developing the partnership, setting the ground rules, communication, adapting to style, and maintaining a great partnership
  • Manage your own personal development and understand why it is one of your 'stones'
  • Understand the past, present, and future of the role and the opportunities that this creates for you as an Assistant
  • Learn about Maslow, Addams, and Tuckman and how these theories are key to changing your perceptions

SPEAKER BIOS:

Lucy Brazier: Lucy Brazier is the world's leading authority in the administrative professional industry.

As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine -- a global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals - Lucy works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market.

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Melissa Esquibel, MCT, MOSM: Melissa Esquibel specializes in transforming those confused by technology into empowered users of their software tools. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Office Master Specialist (MOSM) with more than 25 years in business application technology, Melissa has a unique ability to make learning programs enjoyable AND valuable. Whether teaching how to crunch numbers with Excel, deliver compelling presentations in PowerPoint or generate business-winning proposals and reports with Word, Melissa impresses clients with her knowledge and instruction. Melissa's consulting career spans banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and insurance, which allows her to provide real-world examples and applications. She has enabled everyone from rocket scientists to real estate brokers to put the "productive" back in office productivity software.

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Rhonda Scharf, CSP: Insightful, humorous, entertaining, even contagious; words that are often used to describe Rhonda Scharf. A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different.

Rhonda is a Professional Speaker, Trainer and Author, who has spoken to tens of thousands of people in 13 different countries. In 2004 Rhonda served as the National President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), served on the Board of the Global Speakers Federation and is named in the current edition of "Who's Who in Professional Speakers" (where she has been listed since 1998).

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Carol Schulte: Leading expert trainer, coach, and speaker, Carol has taught communication, organizational, and presentational skills in the US, Germany, and in Canada over the past almost decade. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance, an MA in Communication, and loves living BIG (how many folks can say they've lived in an Ashram, shaved their head, or can speak Thai?) Her stories and highly interactive style will keep you engaged and entertained throughout your training program.

Carol is the creator of 'Spark your G.E.N.I.U.S.' and 'Women Living BIG' ~ and believes life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. She has led workshops internationally, and has lived, worked and/or volunteered in Thailand, India, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, US, Germany and the UK. Passionate about many things, Carol is also a volunteer bereavement facilitator, marathon runner, and yoga instructor.

Registration includes the following:

Friday, May 26th
Continental Breakfast
Coffee Break
Lunch

Saturday, May 27th
Continental Breakfast
Coffee Break
Lunch

Sunday, May 28th
Continental Breakfast
Coffee Break

Worth 15 IAAP CAP Recertification Points.

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