CFO Series: Financial Leadership


8.0 Credits

Executive Education’s CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to choose 40 credit hours of CPE with a single decision.  The CFO Series consists of 20, two-hour topics presented by 5 different financial management veterans.  Each day consists of discussions about four different topics.  The CFO Series features high-quality presentations and the interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach CFOs have come to expect from Executive Education, Inc.

Each topic and each day stand on their own.  If you are not sure about making a five-day commitment, sign up for just a single day.  We think you will come back for more!

Major Topics

The 4 Topics Discussed

Tell Me a Story: Become a Memorable Speaker
(2 Business Management Credits)

Everyone enjoys a good story.  Stories create mental pictures, stimulate critical thinking and provide concrete examples of theoretical concepts.  Learn to become a memorable speaker who can move, motivate and lead others through the craft of storytelling.  Don’t just simply relay your financial results.  Discover how to mesmerize your company’s audiences in a way that makes it easy for them to come away motivated for action that can improve their bottom-line.  Remember, if the audience didn’t get the message, you probably delivered it in an unmemorable way!  Boost your business communication effectiveness through the medium of storytelling.

Participants will learn:
1. Why you should communicate your company’s financial message as a story 
2. How to present your message more memorably

Heartfelt Leadership: How Ethical Leaders Build Trusting Organizations
(2 Business Management Credits)

Leaders provide the culture, environment, values and incentives that foster and encourage change.  Most importantly, great leaders create environments of trust that allow employees to challenge, innovate and work as teams.  In a rapidly changing world, heartfelt leaders build great organizations.  Understand the qualities of a great leader and find out how you can become a great and heartfelt leader no matter your title or place in an organization.

Participants will learn:
1. The importance of developing trust
2. How to become a trusted leader

8 Attributes of Successful People
(2 Business Management Credits)
What makes someone successful?  What do they do differently?  The answer is - a lot.  Successful people have a plan that we all can follow.  This session will review the steps and actions successful people take and how we all can become more successful!  If you want to succeed and hate to fail, this session is for you. 

Participants will learn:
1. Eight things that successful people do
2. How successful people learn through experimentation

Accounting Reimagined: The Future of Our Profession
(2 Business Management Credits)

In a world of too much constantly changing information, the challenge for financial professionals is how to provide the right amount of information at the right time and in the right way.  How can we create truly innovative finance departments?  Learn a few simple steps you can take now to create a 21st century finance department, which will add true value to your company. 

Participants will learn:
1. Skills for creating disruptive innovation
2. How to identify opportunities to innovate

Designed For

This series is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers.  The discussions will be most appropriate for people in medium-sized organizations.


Management experience helpful

Advanced Preparation

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The CFO Series provides extensive case study analysis and many opportunities for group discussion.

NOTE: THIS IS A PAPERLESS CLASS. Electronic materials for this class will be available for download approximately 1 week before the class by logging into your account on our website.