The Executive Leadership Support Forum Series strives to improve the profile and professional lives of executive assistants worldwide by welcoming those with a thirst for knowledge, desire to make new connections, and a passion for career advancement.


Upcoming Executive Leadership Support Forums

ELS Forum Mississauga


ELS Forum Detroit

APRIL 18-19, 2018 | DETROIT, MI

ELS Forum Boston

MAY 2-3, 2018 | BOSTON, MA

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Administrative Business Partner

“The value I took from that session at the ELS Forum made me realize how much of a leader I already am within my role here with my team”

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Speaker Interview – Steve Hanes

Speaker Interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Indianapolis trainer, Steve Hanes is the president of Strategies 4 Success, Inc.

Building a partnership takes an awareness of your EQ

As assistants, more often than not, we don’t take into consideration at the interview stage the importance of ensuring that you and your future manger “hit it off” and “click” on an intellectual and professional level. We need to be asking the right questions on whether we will fit with each other.

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Scheduling

Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Developing a Plan C When Scheduling   Executive assistants are business game changers, always making the impossible possible for their executive. When organizing solutions for leading assistants’...

The Key to Managing Up as an Executive Assistant

Facilitating a collaborative relationship with an emphasis on a shared purpose is key to being a successful strategic assistant. Melba Duncan enlightens on what it truly means to be accountable as an executive assistant.

Speaker Interview: Adrienne Christie

Speaker interview with ELS Forum Atlanta contributor Adrienne Christie, Executive Assistant to President at Equifax.

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