Executive Secretary LIVE, (Conference), Johannesburg, South Africa

After an incredible inaugural event, Executive Secretary LIVE returns to Johannesburg for a second year, featuring nine of the world’s top trainers for Assistants, handpicked for their exceptional content and delivery.


    Featuring nine of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers for Assistants in the world.

    Executive Secretary LIVE is also presented in LondonAuckland and Washington, D.C. in 2017. Click on the country to access the event page.


    *Price includes two half day Masterclasses, a full day conference and our Gala Dinner Celebration. PLUS annual subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine (worth $262).



    Executive Secretary LIVE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from the best. You will discover proven timesaving techniques that will free up your time to make you more productive. You will implement effective strategies to align your role and the business’s needs in ways that will reduce costs and improve performance.

    The content of this event directly supports making smarter use of your resources (people, process & technology) to deliver higher quality service. It is extremely good value for the level of intensive education. Over the two days, you will have access to:

    Two half day Masterclasses – one on Using Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Your Career and the other on Office Themes – both focused on the practical skills and proven techniques necessary to excel as an Assistant. A keynote presentation from Melba Duncan; visionary international authority on the Administrative Profession. World class Inspirational & life-changing practical advice sessions from two of the top EAs on the planet: Ann Hiatt, EA to Eric Schmidt at Google & Libby Moore, former EA & Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey at Harpo. Case studies that will provide visibility to lessons learnt – so that you can avoid as many of the pitfalls as possible. These are presentations that will highlight best practice, current research findings and advanced approaches from the world’s top industry experts and thought leaders for Administrative Professionals.


    Why Attend Executive Secretary LIVE?

    • We know your role is to make the person you look after as effective as they can possibly be.
    • We know your workload is huge and you want to know how to be more efficient and productive.
    • We know that since the recession, you have taken on many of the middle management tasks but have never had training in how to do them properly.
    • We know that you are in a unique position in your company as the “go to” person who solves all problems.
    • We know that you are becoming more of a “strategic business partner” than the stereotypical Assistant and that your businesses need you to increase your business knowledge.

    That is why we have put this unique programme together for you. No other programme combines real business solutions that you will take back to the office and implement immediately to improve your systems and productivity, the best tips & tricks that you will ever receive on how to use Microsoft Office products most effectively and a huge dose of inspiration that will reconnect you with your role and what can be achieved for you and your business as a world class Assistant.



    Featuring nine of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers for Assistants in the world.



    Benefits of Attending:

    • Nine world-class speakers are flying in not just to motivate and inspire you, but to provide essential training that will boost your knowledge, skills and productivity.
    • Executive Secretary LIVE is two days filled with a packed conference agenda, an innovative practical training day and great networking opportunities.
    • Delegates will leave the event with a plethora of practical tips, as well as immediately actionable ideas to increase productivity and impress. But above all, we want to inspire you to go back to your businesses and use what you have learned to add new dimensions to your role. We hope you will agree that we have put together a programme that is a mixture of both the inspirational and practical.



    Get connected and join an elite network of senior Assistants from all over the globe.

    The audience that attends this event is unique. They are truly international and are some of the most senior Assistants in the world.

    At last year’s Johannesburg event, as well as delegates from all over South Africa we had delegates from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Italy, New Zealand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

    A full list of networking events will be made available soon.

    Please note that we organise tours on Wednesday and Thursday as well as an informal dinner on Friday night and our Gala Dinner on Saturday night so if you want to part of any of this, you might want to organise your travel arrangements accordingly.



    Day 1: Training

    09:00 – 12:30

    Boost your career through Emotional Intelligence – half day Masterclass – Sarah Richson

    12:30 – 13:30


    13:30 – 17:00

    Simplify your life using Office Themes – half day Masterclass – Vickie Sokol Evans


    Day 2: Conference

    09:00 – 09:50

    Executive Assistant, the new Power Job – Laura Belgrado

    09:50 – 10:30

    Tips from the Top – Libby Moore

    10:30 – 11:00

    Morning Networking Break

    11:00 – 11:50

    The Blueprint of your PA Career – Victoria Darragh

    11:50 – 12:40

    Finding Your Voice to Handle Challenging Situations – Bonnie Low-Kramen

    12:40 – 13:30

    First Impressions and Lasting Connections – Peggy Vasquez

    13:30 – 14:30


    14:30 – 15:20

    PowerPoint Slide Masters: Time saving secrets to managing and merging your presentations in PowerPoint – Vickie Sokol Evans

    15:20 – 15:50

    Afternoon networking break

    15:50 – 16:40

    Tips from the Top – Ann Hiatt

    16:40 – 17:30

    KEYNOTE: Management, Leadership and Innovation: The Indispensable Role of Executive Support – Melba J. Duncan



    Executive Secretary LIVE Johannesburg 2017 will be held at the Maslow hotel.

    The Maslow is the ultimate business hotel situated in the heart of Sandton’s commercial district. Sandton is home to all the top investment banks, financial institutions, as well as the Gautrain station and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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