Assistant Excellence Conference - It Takes Two

Assistant Excellence Conference - It Takes Two

The annual Assistant Excellence Conference (AEC) provides professional development for Maxim global assistants and is produced by the Maxim assistant community. This year's event took place on February 4, and the theme was "It Takes Two – The Assistant/ Executive Business Partnership."

Featured speakers were Vickram Vathulya and Ana Cunanan (pictured at right) from the Core Products Group. The main takeaways from their "It Takes Two" presentation were to find ways to teach / learn the business, leverage passions, and assign/tackle stretch assignments aligned to​​ professional goals.

Also on the agenda were two award programs:​

Lisa Milanes presented the 2021 Honorary Assistant Awards, which recognizes non-assistant colleagues who collaborate with the assistant community. To be an honorary assistant, you must be deeply committed to customer service, build sustainable relationships with assistants, act with urgency and remain calm under pressure.

Emma Miles presented the Global Assistant Synergy Program awardees for 2020. The Synergy award program brings four remotely located assistants to HQ for a week of engagement. Managers nominate assistants who demonstrate leadership, act as a high-achieving business partner, exhibit proactive problem solving, and are passionate about learning.

Here are the winners of both awards:​

Congratulations to all those recognized! If you missed the event, the recordi​ng​ is now available on MS Stream.