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Professional development webinars with Shelagh Donnelly - because astute assistants know this is more than a job; it's your career
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About Shelagh and her webinars
IT STARTS WITH TRUST:  The best assistants are always learning, through experience and by engaging in professional development. You can trust Shelagh (think “Sheila”) Donnelly to speak realistically about career challenges and opportunities, while retaining a sense of humour. She's someone to whom you can entrust the job of challenging and encouraging you as you make your way forward in your career.  WHO ELSE RELIES ON SHELAGH FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? Shelagh trains and coaches people who are focused on career fulfillment and want to be on top of their game. She helps assistants who want to demonstrably add value and positively impact their organisations. Her presentations are grounded in decades of successful experience as well as current best practices. She works with conference organisers, professional associations, government, higher education and businesses bodies, including corporations such as the NBA. SHELAGH IS AN IMA TRAINING PARTNER. Assistants who are International Management Assistants (IMA) members benefit from this partnership when registering for Shelagh's courses.   ABOUT SHELAGH: Shelagh is authentic, pragmatic and positive. She's a recognised thought leader. She's been publishing her Exceptional EA website since 2013 and writes for other publications. Shelagh's presentations are not merely theoretical; she walked your walk for decades. Her career spanned times of economic growth and recessions as well organisational upheavals and restructuring. She knows what it’s like to be an on-call employee, and has been a direct report to four CEOs and other executives Shelagh was accountable to four board chairs over the span of a decade supporting a board of directors, before she began speaking and writing full time in 2019.           LIFELONG LEARNING: Shelagh invests time and care in staying attuned to developments in cybersecurity, governance and business. She pays attention in order to bring you insights that will impact the way wise assistants will want to approach everything from digital practices to business acumen to how you add value to (and impact) your employer. She also remains attuned to the realities of assistants' careers. Shelagh has interviewed assistants from 27 countries to date for her Real Careers series, and her Weekend Polls give assistants the opportunity to share career insights and experiences.   GROUP RATES AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEE GROUPS AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS, ASSOCIATIONS: Head over to https://exceptionalea.eventbritestudio.com/ to let Shelagh know your needs and interests, or drop her a note at ExceptionalEAs@gmail.com .      INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATIONS: WEBINAR RECORDINGS AND CERTIFICATES: With each of Shelagh's webinars, registrants will have access to its recording after the live event. This can come in handy if you’d like to review a concept, and if time zones or  people throw your schedule for a loop the day of a webinar. After each webinar, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance to add to your portfolio and help track and demonstrate your professional development.              WHAT TIME WILL SHELAGH'S LIVE WEBINARS RUN IN YOUR TIME ZONE?    With exceptions, Shelagh's webinars start at 10:00 a.m. her time in Vancouver, Canada - GMT-8 hours. That's so she can be accessible live to as many of her clients as possible. You may wish to access an online time zone converter.