Aspire (v.) [əˈspī(ə)r]: to direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something.

It takes focus and determination. Once you achieve that goal, you want to be prepared for success immediately. That’s what
Aspire Leadership conference is all about.

Aspire Leadership is designed to prepare and equip administrative professionals who aspire to excel at people management or executive level support.

Whether you are seeking a new role or you already have a role managing people or providing executive level support, Aspire Leadership will challenge and change your mindset and focus on the critical competencies needed to succeed.

Formerly Frontline Leadership and Enterprise Leadership, Aspire Leadership is redesigned to meet you where you are and help guide you to where you want to be.

This two-and-a-half-day conference is a journey that allows all attendees to experience some sessions together and some concurrently for greater community and specialized learning.

Aspire Leadership is a life-changing opportunity for your career journey and includes:

Two and a half days with executive coaches/trainers committed to your success

Small group learning cohorts for individualized learning

Pre-conference work and assessments to help maximize your time at the conference

A leadership mentor to offer a different and unique perspective

aspire leadership

The skills, competencies, and mindsets needed to manage people are much different than what’s needed to succeed on your own…

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aspire leadership

Partnering and support at the executive level requires negotiation, diplomacy, initiative, and confidence…

LEARN MORE

Dates and Schedule:

September 25, 2022

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet Reception

September 26 – 27, 2022

8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Conference Sessions

September 28, 2022

8:30 – 12:30 p.m. Conference Sessions

Spaces are very limited in both attendance options to ensure an optimized experience for all, so register today!

In-PERSON

Early Bird Rates:

Dec 1, 2021 – Jun 30, 2022

Members: $1899
Non-members: $2199

Regular Rates:

Jul 1, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022

Members: $2049
Non-members: $2349

What’s included?

All materials and training sessions

Refreshments at Meet & Greet

Breakfast and Lunch September 26 & 27

Breakfast September 28

17.5 CAP Recertification Points

* Payment Plan Available

virtual

Early Bird Rates:

Dec 1, 2021 – Jun 30, 2022

Members: $1599
Non-members: $1899

Regular Rates:

Jul 1, 2022 – Sep 25, 2022

Members: $1749
Non-members: $2049

What’s included?

All materials and training sessions

Food delivery gift card for lunch September 26 & 27

17.5 CAP Recertification Points

* Payment Plan Available

Travel and Location

Where can you cleanse your palate between courses AND explore the “Willy Wonka” factory of coffee? None other than while attending the IAAP 2022—Aspire Leadership conference in Seattle, WA!

Rich in local culture and diversity, Seattle, is sure to energize your soul with its unique vibe! Join us for a dynamic leadership session, and when you’re not in session, check out local eateries and coffee shops.

Always wanted to explore Seattle’ famous Space Needle? Take a tour while you’re in town. Be sure to check out the breathtaking revolving glass floor! There is an activity for everyone. We’ll see you there!

W Seattle
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Room Rate: $229/night

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Aspire Leadership: People Management
The skills, competencies, and mindsets needed to manage people are much different than what’s needed to succeed on your own. Aspire Leadership: People Management offers specialized content to help you be your best self and equip you to help others be and do their best.

Learner Outcomes

Positioning Yourself to Succeed

  • Learn how to navigate office politics to highlight your value
  • Discover how to understand your organization’s “bigger picture” and where you fit, both now and in the future
  • Enhance your professional presence and position yourself as a leader

Transitioning to a New Role

  • Practice having confidence while living in the uncomfortable
  • Learn how to set new boundaries and expectations with former peers and new colleagues
  • Gain insight into goal setting for both yourself and your team

Self-Awareness as a Superpower

  • Discover how emotional intelligence (EQ) positively impacts you and those around you
  • Learn the distinctions between diversity, equity, and inclusion and why all are essential for leaders
  • Discover your default communication style and learn how to flex into other communication styles when the moment requires
  • Discuss leadership styles and how this impacts your effectiveness with your team

Delegating and Coaching

  • Create accountability and shared responsibility within your team for increased effectiveness
  • Distinguish between coaching and mentoring and why it matters
  • Learn how to delegate with intention and vision

Investing in Your Team Members

  • Learn how to identify skills gaps in yourself and others and how to map a development plan
  • How to have crucial conversations for the benefit of both the team member and organization
  • Explore how to build trust from a position of authority
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Aspire Leadership: Executive Level Support
Partnering and support at the executive level requires negotiation, diplomacy, initiative, and confidence. Aspire Leadership: Executive Level Support provides a learning experience unique to the executive role to quickly build a trusting, productive partnership with an executive.

Learner Outcomes

Positioning Yourself to Succeed

  • Learn how to navigate office politics to highlight your value
  • Discover how to understand your organization’s “bigger picture” and where you fit, both now and in the future
  • Enhance your professional presence and position yourself as a leader

Transitioning to a New Role

  • Learn how to identify skill gaps and map your personal development plan
  • Understand your learning style to optimize onboarding
  • Practice having confidence while living in the uncomfortable

Self-Awareness as a Superpower

  • Discover how emotional intelligence (EQ) positively impacts you and those around you
  • Learn the distinctions between diversity, equity, and inclusion and why all are essential for leaders
  • Explore your own communication style and that of your executive(s) to communicate more effectively
  • Learn how to flex your leadership style to what the moment requires

Designing and Owning Your Executive Partnership

  • Learn how to create and build trust
  • Embody your executive’s brand without losing your own
  • Discover how to have crucial conversations while navigating office politics
  • Use feedback to enhance your competency and presence

Forecasting and Taking Initiative

  • Learn your organization’s rhythm and use it to forecast needs and potential challenges before they arise
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions on behalf of your executive
  • Learn how to present solutions alongside challenges to enhance your partnership value
  • Learn how to effectively share your diverse perspective with your executive to problem solve and increase morale
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