Keys to Success for Tribal Executive Assistants

As a tribal executive assistant, you have a lot of responsibility and pressure. How can you make what could be a stressful career a successful career? This fun and practical class will walk you through the keys to taking control of your job, enabling you to meet the myriad challenges today’s tribal executive assistants face. From how to build trust with your executive(s), to creative problem-solving, to organizing yourself and your executive for success, to putting yourself in the right mental and emotional state of mind to perform your best, this class will help prepare you to be the kind of assistant every executive wants.

Join us for this high-energy class and let our outstanding faculty guide you through engaging team activities, case studies and exercises designed to reinforce skills and knowledge that you'll immediately put to use in the office. If you're a tribal executive assistant (or aspiring to be one), this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity!

T O P I C S   C O M I N G   S O O N!
Building a Relationship Founded on Trust and Integrity
  • Creating a foundation with companies
  • Earning trust from executives
  • Building relationships with clients
  • Giving advice
  • Building a shared agenda
How to Make your Executive's Job Easier
  • Creating profiles for team members, clients and partners
  • Developing elevator speeches
  • Staying up-to-date with news on the company and industry
  • Designing creative presentations
Prioritizing, Delegating and Fulfilling Commitments
  • Prioritizing assignments from executives
  • Creating deadlines and setting goals
  • Implementing goals and managing expectations
  • Delegating assignments to appropriate persons
  • Taking action toward your success
How to Be a Trusted Advisor and Team Player
  • Working together toward a common goal
  • Sharing team information
  • Asking and encouraging questions
  • Being accountable and accepting mistakes
  • Learning continuously
Time Management
  • Staying organized
  • Reviewing and adding to schedules
  • Building flexibility into schedules
  • Preparing work plans for new tasks
  • Prioritizing work and personal time
Key Communication Skills
  • Being a good listener
  • Following up on tasks and agendas
  • Adding words and phrases that can erase positive communication
  • Email etiquette
Writing, Summarizing and Following Up
  • Getting in the habit of writing important information
  • Breaking down notes and simplifying tasks
  • Following up with dates and deadlines
  • Setting reminders for yourself and executives
Building and Maintaining Systems
  • Preparing and organizing materials for executives
  • Creating a filing system for documents
  • Organizing your email and fax correspondence
Acting As If No Task is Beneath You
  • Setting good examples for others
  • Learning to divide work
  • Taking on extra tasks that help you network
Protecting an Exceptional Personality
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Creating a professional stance
  • Learning to manage different attitudes
  • Developing phone etiquette
  • Working as a team and giving advice

*Topics subject to change.

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