Smart Events International – 5* rated training provider in Europe, USA & Canada proudly presents the online training experience that no ambitious assistant should miss!


Even the best and most experienced Executive Assistants need an occasional ‘skills boost’! And when it comes to reaching your career goals & success in 2023 – choosing the right professional training now can go a long way!

If you are an Executive Assistant, C-Suite Management Support, Administrative Assistant, Project Assistant, Personal Assistant, Office Assistant or Admin – You should not miss this!

  • Latest Tips & Tricks in Microsoft OneNoteTM
  • CERTIFIED - Participants get world-renowned Certificate
  • TIME-SAVING - Only 4 hours per day for 2 days
  • BUDGET FRIENDLY - affordable participation fee
  • FUN - No boring trainings or trainers ever!

Join us today! Boost your career and skills set with these ultimate workshops combo that will help you Level Up, Upskill & Discover the most relevant Tips & Tricks for the new world of work.

All previous editions of this Bootcamp have been FULLY BOOKED. We’ve helped 10000+ amazing assistants, just like You to excel at their workplace, on board meetings, and in their careers. They came from world leading companies such as Google, Barclays, UBS, UNICEF, McKinsey, European Parliament, P&G, Amazon, Disney, Netflix, University of Toronto, Children’s Hospital LA, Microsoft, and hundreds of startups & smaller companies.

  • May 16h & 17th, 2023

    12 PM ~ 4 PM (EDT)

    May 16th & 17th, 2023

    9 AM ~ 1 PM (PDT) Time Zone (Los Angeles, San Francisco)

    12 PM ~ 4 PM (EDT) Time Zone (New York, Boston, Toronto)

    18:00 ~ 22:00 (CEST) Time Zone (Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin)

At this Exclusive 2-day Professional Assistants’ Bootcamp our speakers – world best admin mentors will help you DISCOVER:

  • How to level up from Executive Assistant to Strategic Management Partner to your executive
  • The Secrets of an Award-Winning Assistants
  • Excel Your Resilience, Agile Mindset, De-Stressing & Efficiency in Times of Crisis
  • Best practices in Time Management & Collaboration in the new Hybrid Workplace
  • Mastering Business Communication & Negotiation in the new world of Work
  • How to become the ‘tech-savvy’ assistant in no time
  • Latest Tips & Tricks in Microsoft OneNoteTM
  • How to utilize the power of Social Media Networks professional usage
  • How to ‘future-proof’ your career in the world of AI & increased competition


List of Workshops

12:00 – 1:15 PM (EDT)

Top Tips for the Modern & Indispensable Assistant – How to ‘future-proof’ your job & career

with Laura Belgrado

  • Communicating with teammates, clients and stake-holders like a true Management Partner
  • BE-PREPARED – How to negotiate your terms & achieve everything you’ve worked so hard for
    Networking Power – what does a Professional Network look like? How can you use it and why it is crucial for your own personal development and that of your Executive(s).
  • How to ‘Botox’ your CV? – 5 Tips & Tricks to reinvent yourself
  • Tips & Common mistakes in remote working
  • Driving Success for You & Your Executive
  • Live Q&A – Real-time Problems, Realistic Solutions

1:30 – 2:15 PM (EDT)

Troubleshooting 101: The Biggest Challenges of the Executive Assistants in the new normal

with Laura Belgrado

  • How to avoid typical mistakes in remote work: not become ‘invisible’ or 24/7 available
  • How to deal with changes and how to announce meetings’ changes to associates or clients?
  • How to deal with ‘I want to speak directly to your executive’ situations
  • How to avoid email yo-yo?
  • How to keep your spark – burned-out Vs. bored-out

2:15 – 2:30 PM (EDT)


2:30 AM – 4:00 PM (EDT)

Secrets of an Award-Winning assistant: Resilience, Agile Mindset, De-Stressing & Efficiency in times of Crisis

with Sue France

  • How to use your Emotional Intelligence to manage your responses
  • Relationship building & Networking Tips in the new normal
  • Becoming the Agile Assistant that every organisation needs and values
  • Exercise: Complete the Wheel of Competencies for the future assistant’s role
  • 3-minute mindfulness exercise you can do at your desk
  • USOFAR technique: How to remain calm, flexible and efficient in critical times

12:00 – 1:30 PM (EST)

MS OneNote – Master your Meeting Minutes & Supercharge your productivity

with Lizebeth Koloko Green

The modern, sophisticated and ambitious Executive Assistants, Administrative Assistant & Admins have always been virtuous in using office software. In the new workplace, where people are distanced but not disconnected, the tech-savvy admin is needed more than ever! One of world most popular admin tech trainers Lizebeth Koloko Green will demonstrate for you the latest tips and tricks on how to:

  • Learn how to structure your OneNote Notebooks, Sections, and Pages effectively.
  • Learn how to integrate OneNote with other programs in the Microsoft Office Suite on your desktop or mobile devices.
  • Optimize your task management using OneNote with Outlook to get reminders for tasks and events.
  • Learn how to extract text from image and PDF documents using OneNote.
  • OneNote as your secret productivity weapon.

You will be able to make as many LIVE questions that our trainer will answer and also share a Manual with all questions & Instructions shared at the end.

Lizebeth Koloko

1:50 – 2:30 PM (EDT)

Tips from world renowned HR leader and Board Advisor: The future of the EA Profession & How to future-proof Your Career

with Tim Ringo

Hear from Tim Ringo – former senior executive at companies like Accenture, IBM and SAP – on his
top tips for leaders in adapting to and thriving in the 2022 workplace.
Tim has spent over 30 years transforming the HR organizations of both large and small businesses in
both good times and in times of crisis. Additionally, he has been a user of Executive Assistants
services for over 20 years. He will use his decades of experience and engaging presentation style to
impart lessons on the following:

  • How to plan your career and futureproof it
  • How to learn the language of business to improve your value
  • Understand what role technology will play in your job (it can make you better)
  • How to stand out from the EA crowd
  • How to develop a relationship with HR to further your development

2:35 – 4:00 PM (EDT)

Managing Challenging Executives’ Calendars in the ‘hybrid’ workplace

with Debbie Gross

In this new hybrid world of working, administrative professionals today are dealing with relatively “new” challenges. Factors such as working remotely from home or working from the office, (or a bit of both), being able to be “physically” present with their executives or seeing them only virtually behind the screen.
In whichever scenario administrative professionals find themselves in, it is apparent that managing their executive’s complex calendars may require embracing new skills, applying different strategies, and using creativity to be successful at it.

In Debbie’s presentation, she will reveal:

  • What those “new” skills are that can increase communication, efficiency and could be considered “value-added” for themselves as well as the executive they support
  • A focus on those good habits that can assist in sustaining their relevance and importance in the role to their executive and their teams, even if working remotely
  • The strategies that, when incorporated, can increase the administrative professional’s overall abilities to calendar successfully even the most challenging executive and his or her calendars

Administrative professionals will come away with innovative ideas on where they can develop themselves further, how to remain relevant and valued in their role just by adjusting habits and learn rediscover calendaring strategies that are timeless, whether they are working remotely or in the office.


Worldwide recognized Trainer, Coach and Motivational Speaker

Laura Belgrado holds a bachelor degree in ‘Office and Business administration’ and has over 30 years of experience working in an international corporate environment; 10 years as EA to the Global MD Strategic Accounts @ Microsoft, 3 years working as an independent consultant and joined Mars Belgium as an Associate in 2014. Laura had the opportunity to follow her Executive 2,5 years ago already his new Global role as President KIND International for MARS INC. as the Project Coordinator and EA. She has travelled around the globe coaching & training Assistants of all levels. She is a licensed Executive Coach (AoEC and ICF Certified) and is one of Europe’s most sought-after speaker at Global Conferences in various prominent EA associations in the UK, UAE, Europe, USA & Canada. She has a broad/extensive experience working with top global C-level Executives as their trusted EA. In the past 14 years, Laura has been designing & delivering trainings & coaching programs for Assistants, using her own experience but implementing each time new ideas & ways of working. Her workshops have been designed with flexible modules on different topics and Laura’s strength is to create each time tailor-made trainings depending on the need of the audience. Her passion for the Profession of the Assistant together with her determination to create awareness, motivate & inspire is what has touched so many. Laura is a true linguist, fluent with excellent writing & communication skills in 5 languages (Dutch, French, English, German & Spanish). Laura’s innovative ways of working & thinking out of the box will make your Assistants not only grow within their role & find their personal strengths & bring back their awareness of the importance of their role as EA/PA & lead by example. A well trained & motivated assistants will bring a high ROI to any company. It is key for any Assistant to gain new ideas to rethink their WOW (ways of working) to continue to support & assist the great ‘Leaders and Managers’ of today.


The UK Times Crème/DHL PA of the Year 2006

Author of award winning “The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook” 

& “The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook”

Finalist – International Business Woman of 2012

Finalist n the European Smart PA of the Year 2007

Judge for PA of the year awards

UK Chairman European Management Assistants networking

Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management

Certified TetraMap® Facilitator – behavioural profiling

Certificate in life coaching, NCFE & Newcastle College

Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner

Editorial board member & article author for ‘Executive Secretary’ magazine and other publications

Sue France is an internationally renowned motivational speaker, coach and trainer and the author of the successful worldwide books: The award winning book – “The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook” – published November 2012 was voted as the best book for a PA by Member’s Voice Awards, PA 2015 and “The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook” – the 3rd edition published August 2015 (now including neuroscience) voted 2ndin the Member’s Voice awards. Both books have been endorsed by The Institute of Administrative Management and both are used on business administration courses and by secretarial colleges as required reading.

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Lizebeth Koloko

Lizebeth Koloko

Millennial Microsoft Expert Office 365 | Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint

Lizebeth Koloko-Green is the CEO & Founder of ANWOW (Adopt New Ways of Working). She is also an Executive Assistant at Nutanix France and has over 20 years of experience working in international corporate environments, including Symantec France and Areda Computer Systems. She holds a degree in Office Management from the University of Paris Créteil and is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word, and is bilingual in French and English.

Lizebeth is very passionate about learning and teaching Information Technology Software and often trains Executives, Sales Reps, and Administrative Professionals on Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft PowerPoint, and other Office 365 Apps, as well as lecturing and speaking at conferences and events. She is a proud member of IMA France (International Management Assistants Network), IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) and PANSA (Platinum Assistant Network – South Africa).

Lizebeth was selected to represent France in the 2018 World Administrators Summit in Frankfurt and the 2021 World Administrators Summit in Wellington, New Zealand.

Lizebeth grew up in Fremont, California, but was born in Paris, France, where she currently resides with her eight-year-old daughter, Aaliyah. In her spare time, she loves studying and learning foreign languages and new information technologies. She is currently studying German and Mandarin Chinese.

Debbie Gross

Former Chief Executive Assistant to the CEO of Cisco
Author of “The Office Rockstar Playbook”
Award Winner for Administrative Excellence – Admin Awards of Silicon Valley

Debbie Gross knows that administrative excellence is about more that juggling schedules and managing tasks. An intuitive leader, she offers a fresh approach to teaching administrative professionals how to upgrade their soft skills and build confidence. Whether on stage or in the classroom, she has an innate ability to transform staff into leaders, drawing out their inner “Office Rockstar.”

As the former Chief Executive Assistant to John Chambers, the past CEO of Cisco – a global corporation based in Silicon Valley – Debbie supported the company’s growth from a multimillion-dollar business to a multibillion-dollar enterprise. Known as John’s “right hand,” she increased his productivity by 40 percent.

Debbie designed initiatives and programs that helped the global administrative community at Cisco grow and thrive. Now she is using her thirty years of experience to help the next generation of administrative professionals’ transition from overwhelmed task managers to strategic business partners.

She has spoken globally and conducted interactive workshops and motivational talks at companies such as Cisco, Veritas, Facebook, FedEx, Comcast, and Intel. Debbie does not just share information – she inspires and incites greatness. Her distinctive teaching style blends creativity, fun, and new thought processes to help administrative professionals gain a greater satisfaction, recognition, and promotions.

For her passion and advocacy, the Admin Awards of Silicon Valley presented her with Colleen Barrett Award, the highest recognition given for administrative excellence.

Debbie genuinely cares about each one of her clients and her ‘one-of-a-kind’ approach to training transforms a good administrative professional or executive assistant into someone who is an amazing and true business partner!

Tim Ringo

Global HR Leader & Executive Coach
Most Outstanding HR Consultant & Conference Speaker 2021 – UK
Award-winning Author “Solving the Productivity Puzzle”, “Calculating Success”

Tim is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and board advisor on topics related to HR and
Human Capital. His latest book is Solving the Productivity Puzzle, published August 2020, on Kogan
Page. Former Sr Exec at Accenture, IBM and SAP. Awarded “Most Outstanding HR Consultant &
Conference Speaker 2021 – UK” from Corporate Vision Magazine. Solving the Productivity Puzzle
won 2021 Business Book of the Year – HR and Management.
Most recently he was Vice President in SAP SuccessFactors Cloud HR Line of Business – Europe,
Middle East and Africa. He led SuccessFactors’ HR Advisory teams across the region. Tim is a
Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD)

Media: See Tim interviewed, November 2021 on The Wicked Podcast

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About Smart Events International

Smart Events International is a leading corporate education provider, organizing specialized workshops and in-house trainings in Europe, USA & Canada with world top trainers and mentors.

Our core mission is to help our trainees have a better life by helping them learn smart techniques to advance in their careers.

Our past events’ participants include assistants and managers from Google, CERN, World Health Organisation, World Trade Organisation, PWC, Ernst & Young, Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays Bank, McGill University, Shoppers Drugmart, Roche, Novartis, Nestle, Swarovski, IBM, Amazon, UBS, P&G, Unilever, Kelloggs, United Nations, Wrigley, McKinsey, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The American Marketing Association, Uber.

In these challenging times we feel like it is our responsibility now, more than ever to help you work smarter, stay focused, motivated and gain the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in the new, partly virtual workplace.

Therefore we are packing and putting all of our expertise and knowledge in these webinars to help you thrive and shine in these tough times!



Priceless to get a relevant reminder of how important our job is to organisations. Lovely tips and personal experiences to share! Thank you for this new encouragement!

Super fun, interesting and extremely valuable class, thank you.

This is an amazing training which reminds us that being an assistant is important and we need to respect ourselves to be respected.

Good structure (exercises, interactions), new inputs, fresh and developed methods.

Thank you for the great session. So refreshing! Glad to hear examples from various companies.Great organization, thank you.

Very entertaining & funny! What a confidence boost!

The day was full of new and useful information. The group activities allowed us to hear different opinions and solutions. Thank you Smart Events!

Thank you for this great experience Smart Events!

Loved the seminar! Could listen Laura for weeks! Found a new love for my job and once again I’m proud of what I do and of what I achieved as an executive assistant. I will definitely come back for another seminar by Smart Events!

The best training I have attended so far. Thanks Smart Events!

Very motivational and great speaker! Great information and felt rejuvenated and passionate again about my job!

This was the best conference that I attended!!! Thank you so much I can’t wait to put the things I’ve learned into practice.

Laura is an excellent speaker, easy to understand. Provided wonderful experiences and examples.

This seminar has changed my life! I am going to recommend to every EA at work. So glad I came. Thank you!

Extremely relevant. I feel more confident with my capacities after today thank you!

This has been a very exciting course! I would definitely recommend this curse to other EA’s

Looking forward to putting the new skills to good use.

Really really interesting & give me the strength to go further & improve my position.

Event very well organized. Laura is inspiring, brilliant, smart & funny! Really appreciated the training, thank you!

Very passionate, inspiring and motivating. Thank you.

This was a wonderful opportunity to develop a new perspective on the EA role.

Amazing! WOW! Exceeded my expectations! Remotivated me to become the EA I know I am!

Thanks a lot! Very interesting Masterclass.


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