Building Strategic Skills to Pursue Excellence
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Please read more about the speakers below, and how they will add to your strategic skills of being an Executive Assistant.
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Fees: NOK 3050 / EUR 320 Conference & Dinner
NOK 2650 / EUR 277 Conference Only
The event is for both members & non members
The IMA Norway Fall Conference will be held at the beautiful Gamle Museet in Oslo.
Please note that the conference will be held in English and Norwegian
08:00-09:00 Registration Venue: Gamle Museet, Dronningens Gate 4 Coffee & Mingling
09:00-09:30 Welcome words Connie Moltubakk, Chairman IMA Norway and Rudy Claes, Host
Video:"You`re more successful than You realize" - A Social Experiment
09:30-10:30 "The Secret of Self-Motivation Yvonne Fosser (Norway)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 "Maximising your Talent" Matthew Want (UK)
11:30-12:30 "Invest in Yourself" Eth Lloyd (New Zealand)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:30 "How to deal with prima donnas and difficult colleagues?" Per Henrik Strenstrøm (Norway)
14:30-14:50 "Gender pay gap" Ann-Helen Hopland (Norway)
14:50-15:15 "The Art of Networking" Diana Brandl (Germany)
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:15 "How to be resilient" Monica Csango (Norway)
16:15-16:45 Farewell Speech Connie Moltubakk, Chairman IMA Norway & Rudy Claes, Host
"Pep talk video"
You can also find a more detailed program by clicking here
Speaker's topic: Maximising your Talent
You will learn how:
you can get the most out of your role
to use the skills you already have to adapt and progress in the workplace
to utilize your core skills, not just to save yourself time, but your manager and your team`s time within their roles
Matthew Want is Personal Assistant to Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing, Publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine.
Matthew’s career achievements range from being ranked 3 out of 250 on the Eventopedia PA power list 2016; featured in articles in Exceptional EA and Eventopedia throughout 2015; profiled with his CEO in Exceptional EA; profiled in Executive Secretary Magazine in 2014. He was nominated for the Excellence Award at EUMA 2014 and for the London PA Awards 2016.
Matthew is an aspiring male assistant and a role model who is leading the way within the PA industry for all male assistants, demonstrating his drive, passion and enthusiasm for the role.
Speaker's topic: "The Secret of Self-Motivation"
Self-motivation is generally driven by intrinsic motivation, or the motivation you get from sincerely wanting to do something. It can also be driven by extrinsic motivation, the drive to achieve that comes from wanting the external reward.
Ref. psychologist Scott Geller there are three questions you can use to determine whether you are self-motivated: Can you do it? Will it work? Is it worth it? Do you like the consequences? Do you have the competence? Do you have a flexibility on how to do the work? What is expected of you? How do your deal with your fear of failure?
Yvonne will use both research and personal experience, and share her best tools and strategies.
Yvonne Fosser is globally responsible for Human Resources and Culture in Innovation Norway. Mrs. Fosser is one of Norway's most future-oriented HR managers, focusing on change management, employee engagement, employee relations and leadership development.
She has expertise in organizational development and change process.
Speaker`s topic: Workshop on how to "Invest in Yourself"
This workshop will focus on you taking responsibility for seeking your own professional development and developing your own career pathway. You will be provided with a tool to help you do this.
Eth Lloyd is one of only a few people in the world to have conducted a recognized academic thesis into the role of the administrative professional.
Eth holds a Master Degree in Education where her research topic was “Administrative professionals in New Zealand; their professional development opportunities and career pathways”. This is perhaps the first academic research into this sector of the workforce in New Zealand.
She has also been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the AAPNZ (Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand Inc.)
She has over 30 years administrative experience in a wide variety of industry sectors both in New Zealand and overseas where she has worked for senior management in various roles.
Eth is currently Chairman of the World Administrators’ Summit Advisory Council and the number one expert in the administrative profession.
Speaker´s topic: How to deal with “prima donnas” and “difficult colleagues"?
They sour your workplace. They suck the life out of you. They are not there when needed. Is it still possible to appreciate an egoistic grouch?
A lecture on the modern motivation theory that will create a better working environment.
About demanding colleagues, time thieves, meeting bullies, word giants, joy killers, Mr. and Mrs. Know-it-all, and the sun shines of the offices.
In this session you will learn about tools and different models you can use for a better understanding of your working place.
He has worked for many years as a journalist, presenter and editor for TV and radio. He has extensive experience from many different editorial publications including “NRK Dagsrevyen”, “Se og Hør”, and “Etterlyst”. In recent years, Stenstrøm was program director of P4, and he has completed the prestigious leadership development program, AFF Solstrand.
Mr. Stenstrøm is a very popular and award-winning speaker and one of those presenters that really radiates from the stage. For many years, he has held media training and courses for politicians, business leaders and various firms and organizations.
Speaker`s topic: "Gender pay gap"
Ann-Helen Hopland (International Coordinator/Finansforbundet) will talk about the "Gender pay gap". The participants will also be able to ask questions in regards to the topic. Finansforbundet (Finance Sector Union Norway) is the largest trade union in the Norwegian financial sector and we have in total 32.000 members.
Even though Norway is ranked to be one of the most equal countries in the world, offical numbers show that woman on average earn 20 percent less than men in the Norwegian financial sector. Therefore Finansforbundet has made equal pay and equal participation a political priority in 2018.
Ann-Helen Hopland has been the International Coordinator at Finansforbundet since 2013. She works together with colleagues in political and organizational affairs.
Her main task is to advise the political management on issues related to international affairs, and she oversees the communication of national events to their Nordic and European collaborators. The past year, Finansforbundet has had two prioritized political areas; equal pay and equal participation and competence development for employees in the financial sector.
Speaker`s Topic: "The Art of Networking"
In her talk, Diana will share insights how to become visible and develop strong strategic networks inside and outside your organization. You will learn how to create a credible profile and form your own brand. This will help you to build influence and confidence.
Diana Brandl holds a Degree in International Administration and Management, specializing in Office Management.
Throughout her career, she has worked successfully for C-Level Executives within global corporations such as Sony.
Diana has a strong background in Communications and is an active networker. She joined the professional network IMA (International Management Assistants) in 2006, and is a vocal member of IMA Germany chairing the regional group of IMA Berlin.
Speaker`s topic: "How to be resilient"
Resilience, endurance, and bouncing back again after life knocks you down: inherited traits, or can they be learned? Some of us are born with greater capacity to handle stress, but many of us struggle. Luckily, research shows that it is possible to learn techniques for managing stress and challenges.
Monica will share her personal stories and anecdotes, as well as practical tips for coping with stress and hardships, and how to maintain a positive mindset.
Monica Csango has worked in the media for 25 years, in challenging positions as Editor-in-Chief, film director, writer, journalist, public speaker and producer. Last year Monica published the book ” Fortielser”, which was published by the Kagge publishing house. She also is the producer of the film ”Evig Din”, which got the ”Amanda Prize award”.
Gamle Museet / The Old Museum Award winning building that previously was the official Astrup Fearnley Museum of modern art in Kvadraturen, Oslo. In 2015 its 2000 sqm was transformed into to a full service event & conference center.
It is close to public communication with all bus and tram lines in the immediate vicinity and 5 minute walk to Oslo central station. A parking garage is located within a two minute walk from the venue.
Gamle Museet Dronningens gate 4 0152 Oslo Norway
We would like to inform you that the Scandic Victoria is fully booked during the "IMA Fall Conference". Nevertheless, we are delighted to announce that we have negotiated the same rate (1390NOK per night incl. breakfast) for the Scandic Karl Johan Hotel. This hotel is also located only a 10 min walk away from the conference venue, Gamle Museet.
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Please note that the rate is only available until September 28.
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“..I have not attended many conferences before, with such professionalism, fun and welcoming people. The «Høstkonferanse 2017» IMA organized for all of us executive admins, had very good speakers with powerful and encouraging messages. They presented a lot of important facts relevant to our field, including good tips to get your LinkedIn profile «going strong». I also really enjoyed spending time with the people that share similar experiences and daily routines with me! This mutual exchange increased my knowledge, ideas and inspiration. Learning and listening to speakers in a seminar or conference, is one thing...But to learn, listen, enjoy and network at the same time, is something else. IMA manages to put all these elements together and make us, Executive Admins, proud of our profession and eager to learn more, keep ahead of all challenges around us and motivate us to become the best! Thanks again IMA, for this fantastic initiative, that gives us the opportunity to grow, thrive and develop in our jobs. Looking forward to the Conference in 2018.”
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