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AIOP provides its members with the opportunity to undertake further education, webinars and workshops in a variety of topics relevant to the industry today.

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Upcoming events

    • 21 May 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
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    Registration is closed

    National Webinar Series

    How to break out of your work silo even if you feel boxed in (without feeling like it means adding something to your to-do list) with Liz Van Vliet

    Tuesday 21 May 2024 11am (AWT)

    Silos affect your ability to grow your influence and impact as an Office Professional. Being stuck in your silo can get in the way of opportunities for growth and development. In this webinar, Liz will share 3 ideas for action to help you break out of your silo. 

    About the Speaker 

    Liz Van Vliet, Founder & Managing Director, The Linchpin Assistant.

    The Linchpin Assistant is your blueprint for success.

    Liz Van Vliet is also the founder and trainer behind The Linchpin Assistant. If her surname tripped you up, don't worry. For the record, it's Van Vl-ie-t, as in f-e-e-t. It's not as fancy as it first looks, hey?

    Many of the EAs and administrative assistants that she worked with, and the clients she helps today, have excellent hard skills. They're good at their jobs, and they're efficient at providing all levels of administrative support. But these same EAs lack the interpersonal skills that can take them from being 'good' to being 'great'.

    They're what Liz calls 'POWER Skills', and without them, you can lack the confidence you need to perform at a high level. You can feel stuck, unappreciated and at risk of replacement.   If this sounds like you, you're not alone.

    Liz developed the Linchpin Assistant Framework to help assistants learn these, POWER Skills. You'll gain the confidence you need to better support your manager and achieve your career goals.

    Three Takeaways

    • Three silo-busting tactics you can implement immediately.
    • How getting out of your silo builds your career 'currency'
    • How your insight into your organisation can help you be effective in your role

    Times:  11am (WA),12.30pm (SA, NT), 1.00pm (QLD, NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS), 3pm (NZ)

    Registrations close 18 May 2024 at 11am Perth time. 

    Don't miss this interactive and informative presentation.

    AIOP has partnered with Liz Van Vliet, The Linchpin Assistant to bring you this National Webinar.

    • 30 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ACST)
    • In person
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    AIOP Central Division (Adelaide) 

    together with Hays Recruitment present 

    "Unlock your Personalised Guide to Confidence"!

    Thursday 30 May 2024, 10.00am to 2.00pm

    (ACT, Adelaide)

    Venue: Torrens University, Ground Floor Classroom G10,82 Wakefield Street, Adelaide and in person.

    CLICK for more information.

    NB: Please note that this event will not be recorded.

    This event was designed for you, aiding your discovery for successfully growing in your role of work or to further your career with confidence. 

    The presenters will discuss about career potentials, taking control of your career path/journey, giving you a way to reset your goals, and achieve a sense of renewed vigour to make the most of 2024. 


    THE WHY?

    • The importance of critical thinking
    • Being flexible and open minded.  


    Generating a professional image on Linkedin.  This is a hands-on session where you can bring your own laptop and complete a live update of your profile. 


    • A new sense of purpose
    • Tools to enhance your professional image.
    • Managing positive outcomes through career peaks and troughs
    • The value of ongoing professional development.   


    • Members $25 pp.
    • Non-Members $30 pp.
    • Student Concession and online $20 pp. 
    • (Includes a light lunch).
    Bookings close: Monday 27 May 2024 at 5pm.
    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:18 PM (AEST)
    • online

    AIOP Victoria/Tasmania Division

    "Find your Purpose as an Office Professional" 

    Exclusive Workshop for Victoria-Tasmania Division members in association with Phil Preston 

    Friday 14 June 2024, 12noon (AEST) to 1.30pm 

    In this exclusive 90-minute online workshop you’ll identify the unique and valuable elements that define you as an office professional and boost your performance potential.

    Phil Preston has kindly offered this workshop to our members complimentary, which is a $250 per person saving!  Please register by 7 June, places are limited.

    Please note:  This is an online interactive workshop (with a maximum of 14 attendees).  You confirm by registering, that you can attend live on Zoom on Friday 14 June 12.30 – 1pm.  This workshop will not be recorded.  Please notify us should you be unable to attend so we can offer your place to a member on the waitlist.


    About the Workshop

    In a world beset by powerful trends and change, how do you ensure you are inspired and effective in your work?

    How do you make the most of your attributes and skills to be at your best and maximise your impact on your team’s and organisation’s success?

    In this workshop, you’ll identify the unique and valuable elements that define you as an office professional and boost your performance potential.

    About the Presenter

    Phil Preston is a purpose strategist who helps leaders, teams and organisations drive bottom line outcomes.

    He led high-performance teams in his corporate career before setting up his own business to analyse and apply purpose-driven approaches and has since helped hundreds of clients across all sectors take on their greatest challenges.

    He’s authored Connecting Profit with Purpose, case studies and was quoted in the recent AFR report on purpose in business.

    Gain Clarity

    Everyone loves to talk about purpose, but a process to figure it out is what is really needed. From this workshop, you’ll gain answers to:

    What are my super-strengths?

    How do they manifest in the work that I do?

    What unique contributions do I bring to the team?

    How do I uncover my purpose as a leader?

    How do I create an action plan?

    Be An Effective Professional

    The skills you learn can be applied again and again as your work and role evolves, with a workbook supplied as a guide.

    You’ll develop greater empathy and understanding of your peers, with several opportunities to work in pairs and small group breakouts.

    • Members - complimentary.
    • Non-Member $35.00.   
    • Registrations close - Friday 7 June 2025 5pm - AET.  
    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • online
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    National Webinar Series

    Pathways to Progress: The Essential Role of Career Development for Admin Professionals with Candice Burningham

    Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 3pm AWT (Perth) 


    Candice Burningham, Director & Founder Admin Avenues, joining us from London, UK


    To inspire and inform AIOP members about the importance and benefits of ongoing career development. This speech aims to provide practical advice on how to pursue growth opportunities and to emphasise the role of continuous learning in achieving professional success and fulfilment.

    Call to Action

    In this presentation Candice hopes to encourage AIOP members to take the first step in their career development journey, whether it’s signing up for a course, joining a professional network (like AIOP) or simply setting a career goal for the year.


    Approximately 30-40 minutes, including time for a Q&A session at the end.


    3.00pm (WA) 5.00pm (QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS) 4.30pm (SA,NT)

    Closing date: Monday morning 17 June 2024. 

    AIOP has partnered with Admin Avenues to bring you this webinar.

    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Zoom
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    National Webinar Series

    Understanding the AI landscape and how it is impacting executive support operations with Matt Oden, Los Angeles USA

    Thursday 18 July 2024 at 11am AWT

    About the Webinar 

    JOIN Matt Oden, CEO of, for an in-depth discussion on how administrative support professionals can navigate the complex AI landscape beyond the familiar names like Chat-GPT and Microsoft Co-Pilot. 

    Matt will guide you through the different categories of AI technology and cover some of the leading vendors that are being adopted by specific departments. Gaining a deeper understanding can help administrative support professionals anticipate how and why people in their organizations are leveraging AI. 

    Three takeaways

    • A clear map of AI categories and how this map to business functions.
    • A list of leading technologies that can help or impact executive operations.
    • Actionable insights on advanced AI tools for your role.

    About the Presenter

    Matt Oden, Software and Cloud Expert | Helping scale companies | GTM Leadership and Sales

    Matt Oden, CEO of, is located in Los Angeles outside of Ventura Country. He leads an AI-powered software platform that helps organizations achieve world-class executive support operations.

    He combines 20+ years of experience helping companies adopt new technologies with his passion for operational excellence to help solve some of the most pressing operational problems facing executive support functions today. Matt actively collaborates with Executive Assistants (EAs) and Chiefs of Staff (COS) to gather feedback and inform the development of Execify.

    This helps to ensure the platform not only enhances daily productivity, but also strengthens efforts to establish world-class executive support operations within organizations.

    Connect with today!

    Time zones: 11.00am (WA), 12.30pm (NT), 1.00pm (Qld), 12.30pm (SA),12.00pm (NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS), 3.00pm (NZ)

    Closing Date:  Monday 15 July 2024 (5pm).    

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (AEST)
    • Karstens, Level 1/111 Harrington St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW
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    AIOP New South Wales|ACT Division 

    Wednesday 24 July 2024, 12.30pm to 2.00pm

    Karstens - Level 1/111 Harrington St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW.

    (Arrive at 12.30pm and enjoy a light lunch). 

    How to become a more highly valued employee

    In this presentation, Steve Brossman will take you behind the scenes of how he works with business owners, contractors and employees to help them demonstrate and communicate their true value. 

    About the Guest Speaker - Steve Brossman

    Steve Brossman is a nine times Amazon Best Selling Author in Marketing and Sales. He has over 20 years’ TV and Video experience including hosting a network TV Show and has been an Executive Producer for Warner Bros. He has created several 6 and 7 figure multi-national businesses of his own, including inventing and marketing an environmental product selling 4 million units into 26 Countries.

    Steve has spoken live in 15 countries and trained over 65,000 Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Business Owners to stand out in their market. He is the Author of ‘Your Personal Enterprise’ which shows business owners and employees alike how to create greater value and become a more highly valued employee

    Three Key Takeaways

    • How to create your own Personal Branding and Personal Enterprise within an organisation.
    • How to be seen to be adding high value.
    • Why today's goal setting is upside down. The keys to getting more of what you want.

    Cost: $30 for members; $40 for non-members.

    Registrations close-off date is 15 July 2025 at 5pm. 

    AIOP NSW-ACT DIVISION thanks Karstens for their continued support. 

    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Central Division (Adelaide)

    Lunch & Learn Webinar, "Confidence Fitness" with Sharon Ferrier 

    Wednesday 7 August 2024, 12noon to 1.00pm 

    About the Webinar 

    • Do you feel that you lack confidence?
    • What would you do if you were confident?
    • Did you know that you can build your confidence muscle?

    This webinar will help you develop strategies to overcome challenges and more. It will uncover the hidden truth behind perceived confidence and how to take the action you need to develop your confidence further.

    About the Presenter - Sharon Ferrier, Persuasive Presentations | Professional Speaker |Corporate Educator

    Sharon Ferrier has a knack for making the complex simple. She believes that ‘passionate people persuade’ and that to make your message stick, you need to balance information with delivery style. She excels at helping people shine.

    With a background in science, sales and marketing, Sharon delivers workshops and keynotes on presentation skills, persuasion and influence, networking, and corporate storytelling.

    Sharon coaches senior people ranging from CEO’s and entrepreneurs to Professors and PhD’s helping them to be engaging and persuasive presenters and enabling them to win pitches, tenders, fellowships, and grants.

    Sharon has worked with hundreds of industries from SEO’s to multinationals across Australia and internationally.


    • Why confidence is a choice.
    • Examine limiting beliefs that hold you back.
    • Understand how to stretch yourself.
    • Explore how our physiology affects our psychology and what to do about it.

    Members - Complimentary

    Non-Members - $20 pp 

    Non-Member Students - $15 pp

    Bookings close Monday 5 August 2024 at 12noon

    AIOP Central Division, in association with  brings you this Lunch & Learn Webinar.


    • 27 Aug 2024
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Online

    AIOP National Education Day  

    Performing Under Pressure - Managing changing and Conflicting Priorities with Steuart Snooks 


    Torrens University, The College of Adult Learning, The Career Academy

    Tuesday 27 August 2024 at 11.15am AWT (Perth) (note the start time)

    Managing changing and conflicting priorities is a crucial skill for office professionals, especially when operating in fast-paced environments. As expectations shift and new tasks arise, the ability to adapt and prioritize effectively becomes vital. This skill not only ensures that essential tasks are completed on time but also helps maintain focus and reduce challenges in high-pressure situations. In this National Webinar presented by Steuart Snooks the issue of Empowering Office Professionals to Achieve Success he will delve into strategies and insights to help you excel in managing changing and conflicting priorities, allowing you time to perform at your best, under pressure.

    About the Webinar 

    Steuart Snooks will guide you through the steps needed to be able to perform under pressure and manage daily conflicting priorities.

    About the Guest Speaker - Steuart Snooks 

    Steuart helps busy professionals and executives improve their workplace performance, productivity and outcomes . . . beginning with email.

    He is the Email & Workplace Productivity Expert who works with busy professionals and their teams to help them get control of all their email.

    He shows business owners, CEOs and senior executives a range of best practices to help them restore email to its rightful place as a tool to facilitate improved workplace and personal productivity.

    His first career was in the wine industry (working in restaurants, retail and wholesale) before travelling to France to visit and work in vineyards and wineries in Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Loire, Cognac and Bordeaux. After a period of seeking to combine wine education and travel, I joined a time management company with a view to perhaps becoming a time management expert to the wine trade.

    So, as a result of many years of ‘hands on experience’ since 1997, working with those who are overloaded and crying out for practical, affordable solutions to the various challenges of email productivity, I have developed a series of workshops, presentations, webinars, coaching and associated resources that will show you and your team the highly practical and easily implemented Best Practice skills, techniques and strategies for mastering your email.  What you learn could change the way you work . . .  forever!

    After this presentation ...

    You will hear from representatives from 

    • Torrens University - Shirl Keen
    • The College of Adult Learning - Pete Riddle 
    • The Career Academy, Hemin Patel | Jessie Nankivell

    who will give you an overview of the Pathways to Learning courses provided by them.

    Bookings close 25 August at 5pm.

    Time zones: 11.15am WA, 1.15pm QLD, NSW, VIC|TAS. 1.45pm SA, NT.   

Past events

3 May 2024 AIOP Office Professionals Day 2024 Celebration
23 Apr 2024 National Webinar Series - Content Creation
31 Mar 2024 AIOP Mentoring and Coaching Program 2024
12 Mar 2024 National Webinar Series - How to Safeguard Your Career in Changing Times and become known as the authority in your field.
8 Mar 2024 Executive Support LIVE - Wellington NZ
1 Mar 2024 AIOP Administrative Award of Excellence 2024
27 Feb 2024 Book Launch and Q&A with Lucy Brazier OBE
20 Feb 2024 National Webinar Series - The Success Code for Leaders: How to focus on what's STRONG for what's NEXT
31 Jan 2024 AIOP Student Scholarship Program 2024
23 Nov 2023 WA Division - EA Empowerment Unleashed: A Dynamic Discussion!
23 Nov 2023 National Webinar - Selecting new systems for your office - What you need to know!
15 Nov 2023 AIOP Vic-Tas Division 'Breakfast n Learn' - Guest speakers Phil Preston and Melyssa Cumming, Drake International
9 Nov 2023 Executive Support LIVE, The Grace Hotel, Sydney
24 Oct 2023 National Webinar - Planning an overseas conference: Overcoming the obstacles for a successful event!
16 Oct 2023 Central Division (Adelaide) How to stand out in today's job market: Understanding ATS
14 Oct 2023 AIOP Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Lucy Brazier OBE
27 Sep 2023 "Head Above Water" A lived experience of great adversity to triumph with Michael Weston
25 Sep 2023 Central (Darwin) - How to stand out in today's job market: Understanding (ATS), its impact on recruitment and
22 Sep 2023 Lunch n Learn - Empowering the Office Professional through Education
25 Aug 2023 Education Day - Friday 25 August 2023
28 Jul 2023 AIOP 60th Anniversary Celebration - Karstens, Melbourne
21 Jul 2023 National Webinar - Building bullet-proof work cultures & avoiding existential crises
27 Jun 2023 WA Division - The ChatGPT Revolution: Simplify your work and life admin
20 Jun 2023 National Webinar - Four Steps to Planning a Successful Event
16 May 2023 National Webinar ... From Office Junior to C-Suite EA to Admin Business Founder
5 May 2023 Celebrating Office Professionals Day - Friday 5 May 2023
27 Apr 2023 AIOP NSW Division - Lunch 'n' Learn Webinar with Ruth Kilah
20 Apr 2023 National Webinar - Understanding self-love and empowering your mindset with Skevi Constantinou
29 Mar 2023 AIOP SA Division Event Lunch 'n' Learn Webinar with Catherine Middleton
23 Mar 2023 National Webinar: Career Change ... From Lawyer to Executive Assistant ... My Journey to Career Contentment with Dee Holmes
16 Feb 2023 National Webinar - The Future of the EA Role with Lucy Brazier OBE
24 Nov 2022 Western Australian Division - Christmas Event
24 Nov 2022 Victoria and Tasmania Division Webinar & End of Year Celebration
19 Nov 2022 National Annual General Meeting
15 Nov 2022 South Australia Division - Event Cancelled
15 Nov 2022 National Webinar - Preparing for a year of leadership and success in 2023
16 Sep 2022 Your Career Audit … Transition to the New Chapter
7 Sep 2022 Call Me a Professional not a Superhero
19 Aug 2022 National Education Day - The wait is over!
16 Aug 2022 Gaining Meaning & Purpose when life is Busy
13 Aug 2022 Melbourne 9 To 5 The Musical
2 Aug 2022 How to Revolutionise the Way You Work in the Inbox
29 Jul 2022 It's Time to get Social over Breakfast
20 Jul 2022 Your Career Audit - Transition to the Next Chapter
17 Jun 2022 Brisbane 9 To 5 The Musical
15 Jun 2022 Being an Administrative Business Partner
19 May 2022 Rapport Building...Building Connections with Adrienne McLean and The Speakers Practice
6 May 2022 AIOP National Office Professionals Day
27 Apr 2022 Approaching Mental Health issues in the Administrative Workplace
21 Apr 2022 The Art of Hansard Reporting, Stenography and its Origins
6 Apr 2022 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome - Ros Cardinal

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