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Fall Schedule Session

Leadership Evolution: From Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff

Nov 12 2024

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Americana Ballroom Salon 1

In this incisive masterclass, we’ll explore the nuanced transition from the role of an Executive Assistant to that of a Chief of Staff. This session is tailored for individuals keen on advancing their career by stepping into more strategic positions within their organization. A Chief of Staff plays a pivotal role in bridging executive vision and operational execution, requiring a distinct set of skills.  

This session will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the core competencies, leadership skills, and strategic thinking required to transition from an Executive Assistant to a Chief of Staff. 

Content Overview: 

  • Introduction to the Chief of Staff (CoS) Role: An overview of the responsibilities, expectations, and strategic importance of a CoS within an organization.
  • Skillset Evolution: Identifying and developing key skills that differentiate the CoS role from that of an EA, including strategic planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, and decision-making.
  • Leadership and Influence: Techniques for leading without authority, building executive presence, and effectively influencing at all levels of an organization.
  • Navigating the Transition: Practical advice on making the leap from EA to CoS, including building a personal development plan, seeking mentorship, and leveraging existing relationships.
  • Embedding Ethics and Accountability: Understanding the significance of ethical leadership in transitioning roles and its impact on culture and driving the business forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • A clear understanding of the CoS role and its strategic importance
  • Insights into the essential skills and competencies needed for successful transition
  • Strategies for developing leadership qualities and influencing organizational change
  • A personalized action plan to guide your development and transition process
  • An appreciation for the role of ethics and accountability in shaping organizational culture and success 


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