How to Build the Office of the CEO and Become an Elite Chief of Staff

Mackenzie Lee, CEO of Cedar


Live Course | (June 4-5 and June 10-11)
0.4 CEUs - 4 hours + Q&A

This course includes four live sessions and all recordings for registrants (approximately 75 minutes each), a private Circle space, bonus resources, and a course certificate.

Feeling stuck in your job? Move your career forward with this thought-provoking and actionable course, where you’ll gain valuable Office of the CEO insights that will help you define your path towards more impact, pay, and respect as a C-Suite administrative leader. This highly memorable, 4-part learning experience is delivered by Mackenzie Lee, an Executive Operations thought leader and former Chief of Staff.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the Office of the CEO and why you should build it
  • Review the 3-step process needed to build the Office of the CEO
  • Feel confident in developing a world-class Office of the CEO
  • Take the lead as Chief of Staff, significantly increasing your pay and strategic business impact

Session 1: What’s the Office of the CEO and Why Should You Build It?
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 1PM-2:15PM ET

Explore Office of the CEO 101. What are the key components, what are the benefits of a strong Office of the CEO, and how can it help you become an elite Chief of Staff? If you’re ready to level up from current EA or administrative professional supporting the C-suite to a highly valued and strategic business partner for your organization, start here.

Bonus Resource: Office of the CEO 101

Session 2: How Do You Build the Office of the CEO?
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 1PM-2:15PM ET

Time to put on your hardhats. Review three phases to implement your Office of the CEO: Assess, Design, and Build. Complete your assessment of where you are today and learn how to get executive buy-in to start construction, including how to be strategic, streamlined, and successful in your approach.

Bonus Resource: 3 Steps to Build the Office of the CEO

Session 3: How Do You Level Up Your Office of the CEO?
Monday, June 10, 2024, 1PM-2:15PM ET

Leverage design thinking tactics pioneered at IDEO and Stanford University’s to level up your Office of the CEO. Choose one problem area and design a solution to streamline Office of the CEO processes and deliver more value. Learn exactly how you, the CEO, and the company will benefit from design thinking, with proven strategies and tips for success.

Bonus Resource: Leverage Design Thinking to Level Up the Office of the CEO

Session 4: How Do You Become an Elite Chief of Staff?
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 1PM-2:15PM ET

Now that your Office of the CEO is in place, it’s time to maximize your pay, impact, and respect from the very top of your organization. In this session, you’ll make a plan to level up as an elite Chief of Staff, with a promotion and increased compensation to match the immense value you will bring in this pivotal and esteemed role. You’ll leave this course with a playbook to reach the highest level of leadership for administrative professionals today.

Bonus Resource: The Chief of Staff Playbook, 2nd Edition

Hot Tip: You can deliver more impact right now by identifying a small, past-due task for your leader and volunteering yourself to do it! Propose a simple work plan and get started. By adding this to your roles & responsibilities, you’ll be showcasing your initiative and desire to become an administrative leader and Chief of Staff. 

About Mackenzie Lee: Mackenzie is the CEO and Founder of Cedar. He helps executives let go and do more by hiring a Chief of Staff and building fast and fearless leaders within the Office of the CEO.

As a former management consultant, Chief of Staff, and now Cedar CEO, he’s partnered with leaders from top startups, large corporates, PE portfolio companies, and government entities including Palantir, Citi, and the Department of Energy. 

Mackenzie is a sought-after speaker, LinkedIn thought leader, and community organizer on all things related to Chief of Staff and Office of the CEO. He’s a proud Stanford alum, salsa aficionado, and lives in New York City.

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