"I thought the day was fantastic and added a lot of value! The facilitator was so knowledgeable and her approach from a positive psychology perspective made me really think about things beyond the surface. I am new to my role with my current Executive so the course gave me some ideas on how to build relationships. I would highly recommend this course to other EA’s."ATO
"Thank you, I enjoyed the course very much. I absolutely did take away some new things from the EA Masterclass. The part I took the most value from was definitely the survey results; I manage two executives and this provided me with clear, constructive feedback around my role and was a great conversation-starter with each of them. I now feel I have an even deeper understanding of their expectations around my support – and this is from already working with them for three years."Adobe Systems
"I found the course really insightful. The course allowed me to distinguish between my everyday role and what I actually do, which is more than the required expectation. It showed me that now I can be more proactive and managing as I evolve in my career. It helped me gain tips on how to have a better and stronger partnership with my executive. To be able to build and maintain the trust you need to have to run the office. It also gave me an opportunity to see my strengths (and weaknesses) and my executive values in a different way and unpacking the underlying pressures of why they do what they do."ATO
"Thank you for an interesting two day course last week. I really did enjoy the days and the information that I learnt. It helped me to get the ‘bigger picture’ about some of the key factors that drive an organisation."Educational Services
"Just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed the one day course on strategy and project management I attended. There were some great points I have taken back to the office to share. The facilitator was amazing and I could have talked and listened to her for ages. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such relevant courses."Odgers Berndtson
"Executive Assistant Network have been amazing in helping me throughout my learning program from start to finish. They were always calling and checking to make sure I was getting the best from my learning. The flexibility of blending learning was very convenient and the staff were absolutely amazing throughout.Would recommend to both students and employers.
I am currently enrolled in diploma and have registered for Advanced Diploma."CentrePointAlliance
"Running an in-house EAN EA Masterclass has been extremely successful for us. The benefit of all participants being from the same company was that it allowed the team to discuss issues in a safe environment. Some of the EAs attending were from remote sites so the networking was invaluable. By far the most valuable takeaway from the conference was the EA/Exec Survey results."
"I thought the material was excellent, modern and innovative. I thought the group evaluation of the survey results was very effective and has led to be an excellent conversational tool. I especially liked working with the Pentagon and the idea of the EA – Executive = partnership. An excellent masterclass."
"I’m rethinking and resetting the way I approach my day. Completing the EA/Exec Survey has resulted in a tool to begin the conversation and effectively create the environment in which to work collaboratively and address and resolve key differences between myself and my executive. The EA Masterclass has empowered me to be inspired and motivated to seek out growth opportunities to enhance effectiveness in my role."
"The thing I found most beneficial about the EAN conference was the Executive/Assistant survey results that were collated and discussed during the workshop. This survey has allowed the opportunity to open discussions with my Executive about how we can work better as a team and achieve the goals set. It’s helped us to determine gaps in areas that we can build upon in order to strengthen our working relationship and deliver our work more efficiently"
"I am feeling a little elated that I have completed it but also saddened that this is my final submission.
It has been a great journey, not only have I learnt so much about my role, and how to improve my skills but I have learnt so much about myself, it really has been a real discovery. This Diploma have given me the confidence to attack life, my job and go for what I want.
Thank you and the EAN team for this opportunity"CPC Engineering
"I found the EAN Diploma in Executive Office Management really beneficial. Not only did I find the content really interesting, I was able to immediately use the skills, information and ideas learned in my current role. In particular the Management and Leadership module and the Project and Risk Management module were extremely valuable and certainly helped me to gain a better understanding of what the role of the EA is truly transforming in to.
I really enjoyed the classroom sessions. Thank you"CBA
"I recently completed the Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. The great thing about both the course and the Executive Assistant Academy itself is that they have a clear and focussed intention to always make content relevant specifically to EAs and PAs. There is a multitude of organisations and membership groups out there for a multitude of different professions, and to have one that’s sole focus is to advocate for the professional EA/ PA is a real positive for our role. The Advanced Diploma really helped me to identify the skills that I really do have, and provided me with the appropriate language to be able to explain these skills as well as take them further and gain knowledge by undertaking research and having discussions in our facilitated groups which I could then expand on. The facilitator we had in Perth was exceptional and I can’t thank her enough for her approach in treating us all as professional people, delivering content in a way that was always relevant to our role and individual organisations/ workplaces and taking time to talk through concepts that were more difficult to grasp. Everyone at the Executive Assistant Academy was extremely helpful and always took a no-stress approach to any question I asked. They were always available to ask any questions and ensure that the timeframes for assessments were flexible enough to accommodate a busy working and home life. I really did grow professionally from using the assessments to explore issues that were relevant to my individual working situation and I have come through the course with a new sense of motivation to really drive my and my team’s productivity at work. It is easy to tell that the Executive Assistant Academy really do have an enthusiasm and passion for being a genuine advocating body for the professional EA/PA. If you do the course, do be prepared for a bit of homework! But it’s worth it and you will come out the other end with a sense of achievement and confidence that can really translate to increased and improved workplace performance."Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO, Deputy CEO, and Ambulance Service Director
"I personally think that the EAN Diploma or Advance Diploma is extremely relevant to our current EA/PA in the currently digital world. We are working as Partnership with our manager / boss and not behind them. We are also the gatekeeper for a lot of things therefore to develop business skills and acumen to be able to understand our executive. From the course, we learnt about Mentoring, how to be a strategic thinker and planner, how to read financial reporting, the difference between management and leadership. My company is still ongoing restructuring, the change in the workplace, resilience and also how to manage conflict in our team – we discussed all of these issues in the classroom. We have so many PAs from different backgrounds and companies - Engineering, Airline Company, Insurance, Government sector, University, Infrastructure and even a Cemetery! We had a small size class which I like the most. The class is fun and easy to follow. I enjoy very much and always look forward to the next one. We have assignments / workbook to bring home after each of our class. The assignment is to ensure that you know what you are learning and to apply your learning and knowledge. I am now mentoring two junior PAs at the moment and the experience is fantastic. "IAG Limited
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and the content of all assignments was so relevant to where I’m at in my career at the moment, so I’m very thankful that I decided to do the course. Thank you for all your support and guidance over the 12 months, it was very helpful and I have been singing the praises of the course and yourself to other EA’s. My Manager has been really impressed in what I have completed and learnt from the course, which is always a good thing given that the company is paying for it."SLATER AND GORDON GROUP