Build positivity in your team

Eager to educate EAs about the power of strategic and creative teambuilding, Corporate Challenge Events hosted a series of get-togethers across Australia with groups of assistants keen to add a bit of pizzazz to their company culture

Events series comprised: 27th July at Oakwood Hotel & Apartments, Brisbane; 10th August at View by Sydney, Sydney; 24th August at Fraser Suites, Perth; 31st August at Stamford Plaza, Auckland; and 14th September at Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Each of the five events offered the same entertaining yet informative format, starting off with an informal welcome, followed by a presentation by Corporate Challenge Events’ managing director, Dwain Richardson. Here, he discussed how EAs can contribute to
a positive team culture and, fittingly, there were some positive audience activities to follow.

With Christmas parties only a few months off, the festive theme gave guests a chance to brainstorm on how to do the work Christmas party differently. It was then on to the venue, where a representative gave an overview and offered comprehensive tours, followed by canapés and a spot of networking – the perfect opportunity to catch up with other EAs, the Corporate Challenge Events team and those representing the venue.

A business card draw concluded all five events and each lucky winner secured a substantial discount on a teambuilding programme with Corporate Challenge Events. For those who didn’t score the big prize – and those who did – there was an opportunity to grab an exclusive discount voucher to be used on a teambuilding event this year.

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“It was our objective to provide something a bit different and of value to the audience, so we focused on providing strategies and tips on how PAs can impact the culture in their organisation. We received some wonderful feedback after each event and it’s enabled us to grow our EA network. It was a really engaged audience and they had some fun, too. All five venues were superb and it showed how a smart venue combined with an engaging event can be a great recipe for team building.”
Dwain Richardson, managing director, Corporate Challenge Events

“This was a very good event; I was so delighted I attended – the venue and catering was excellent. The Corporate Challenge Events team were great, interactive, fun and  informative. We’ll definitely be using Corporate Challenge Events in the future.”
Michelle Hurley, EA, Grimsey Wealth PTY Ltd

“We had a really lovely time; the venue was a revelation – who knew that these amazing spaces were available? Not me and I’ve been running events for 20 years! It was the most comfortable environment for networking I’ve been to in ages and I’m guessing this was not only due to the great food and wine, but the unusual addition of the fun team building activities and talk by Corporate Challenge Events.”
Pauline Taylor, administrator, Australian Podiatry Association

“I really enjoyed the evening – the presentation from Corporate Challenge Events was both fun and informative and the venue was awesome.”
Brigitte Thomson, EA to the CEO, ISBA

“Thanks for putting on the event. I thought the location, the service and the catering were awesome. I like that I know a little more about the Corporate Challenge group and look forward to following them for ideas for better culture in the workplace.”
Melisa Johnston, operations manager, Morgans Financial Limited Richmond