The Virtual CFO Series
Is getting your required CPE every year a struggle because of distance or scheduling constraints? Executive Education’s Virtual CFO Series - A Complete Set allows you to get an entire year’s worth of CPE from the convenience of your home or office with a time commitment of just 100 minutes per week on Friday mornings.
This classroom will include the following 20 courses:
Working with People
Managing People: Conquering the Soft Side of Your Job?
February 7th, 2020 9 am Central Time
Financial managers rarely get fired due to lack of GAAP or tax knowledge. They get fired because they fail at the people side of their job. An accountant with good people management skills can rise to CEO, but if you can't manage and develop people, your career scope will be very limited. Attend this webinar to gain people management insight from C-Suite veteran John L. Daly.
Build Your Team: Get Results! ?
February 14th, 2020 9 am Central Time
Why do some teams produce and win, while other teams fail? What do the leaders of great teams do that make the team a success? Whether you run the executive staff of a multinational company, a small department within a large organization or even if you are a team member in a team that needs improvement, we will share proven techniques to enhance teamwork. It is not complicated to build a team, but it is difficult. Teamwork provides a huge competitive advantage because it is so effective and so rare. To quote Patrick Lencioni, “If you could get all the people in the organization pulling in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.” This webcast will help you get the most from your talented team.
The Civil Advantage: Workplace Ethics and Civility
February 21st, 2020 9 am Central Time
Studies show that ethical lapses are more likely to happen if an organization’s culture is uncivil. Workplace ethics and civility are powerfully connected because what we call "manners" are behaviors developed over millennia to avoid destructive acts and build trust. People treasure their personal dignity, have amazingly long memories for personal slights, and thrive when treated with respect. In the workplace, rudeness, blustering, and bullying may win the occasional battle, but usually lose the war when it comes to lasting prestige and power.
Create a Terrific Equity Compensation Plan: Avoid the Pitfalls!
February 28th, 2020 9 am Central Time
Most equity compensation plans change soon after they are launched, because they fail to achieve the intended objective. This session discusses the common pitfalls, mistakes, audit risks, potential penalties, personal risk and the numerous compliance issues involving these complex plans. Who is best qualified to value the equity grant? Who should lead plan implementation and reporting? Popular speaker Don Minges will discuss proven methods to resolve who should receive equity, how much they should receive, and appropriate vesting triggers. If you want to design an equity compensation plan that works, this seminar is for you.
How Good Companies Become Great: Secrets to Success
March 6th, 2019 at 9 am CST
Some companies are “born” great; others change and become great along the way. This webcasts will discuss how both new and established companies become great. This session benchmarks world class companies to understand the underlying principles that made them great.
The webcast begins with key lessons about business start-ups from Paul Hawken, author of "Growing a Business". Next, the session looks at research on existing businesses, beginning with the management classic "In Search of Excellence" and then focusing on Jim Collins’ research presented in "Built to Last", "Good to Great", "How the Mighty Fall" and "Great by Choice".
Help your organization transition from being merely good to truly great.
The CFO's Role in Developing Competitive Advantage
March 13th, 2019 at 9 am CST
Boards are increasingly looking to CFOs to participate, if not drive, corporate strategy. Most financial professionals can identify a strategy that provides a competitive advantage when they see one, but may not know where to look for it. In this webcast, veteran CFO John L. Daly will lead you through the strategy development process and then show you how to turn your organization's search for competitive advantage into reality.
Accounting Re-imagined: The Future of Our Profession
March 20th, 2019 at 9 am CST
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.
8 Attributes of Every Winner
March 27th, 2019 at 9 am CST
What makes someone a winner? What do the winners do differently? The answer is - a lot. Winners have a plan that we all can follow. This webcast will review the steps and actions winners take and how we all can become a winner! If you want to win and hate to fail, this webinar is for you.
Raising Financing: For Start-ups, Nonprofits and Businesses with Revenue Less Than $10 Million
April 3rd, 2019 at 9 am CST
This session reviews proven methods to raise capital for smaller businesses, including start-ups, non-profits and businesses with less than ten million in revenue. New methods to raise financing, including Crowdfunding, may be appropriate for your business. What are the pros, cons, and sources for each type of financing? What do banks require when you borrow? What do equity investors look for when analyzing making an equity investment? How do you present the request for capital to increase your chances for success? If you assist with raising capital, this session is essential.
Profit Improvement: Ten Tips for a Better Bottom Line
April 10th, 2019 at 9 am CST
When a company experiences poor financial performance, the financial person is often the first to go. Whether times are good or bad, asking the tough questions and making sure the organization is efficient and stays efficient are part of the financial manager’s job. Proactive efforts by financial management can prevent the need to “catch up.” This session provides 10 techniques for improving your company’s bottom line.
Making Predictions: Plan for the Future?
April 17th, 2019 at 9 am CST
We all make predictions in our personal and professional lives. We base our decisions to marry, buy a house, launch a new product or hire staff on expectations about the future. In the past few years, research into improving predictions has advanced. We will look at this research and current best practices in forecasting to help us prepare better budgets and projections.
Build Your Personal Net Worth
April 24th, 2019 at 9 am CST
By the nature of our work and training, financial professionals are more sophisticated than the general population about their own personal finances. However, sometimes we spend so much time planning our company's future that we neglect or defer taking steps to build our own personal net worth.
If you are dissatisfied about the speed that you are accumulating savings, this session will help put you on the right track. Even if you are meeting your goals, this session will provide insights and ideas which will add to and reinforce what you may already be doing.
Running the Numbers
Advanced Cost Accounting - Assigning Overhead
May 1st, 2020 9 am Central Time
Organizations that use primitive costing methods make predictable mistakes. They allocate too much cost to easy, high-volume "gravy" products and too little cost to difficult, low-volume "dog" products. This puts the organization with inferior information at a significant disadvantage against a competitor who has a better cost model. The secret to having a great cost model is learning how to deal with overhead.
This webinar will show you how to assign 16 key categories of overhead. Whether you work in a wholesale, retail, health care, service or manufacturing business. This session will give you important insights into how to handle overhead. If you get your costing right, you will be able to give the "dogs" to your competitors and keep the "gravy" for yourself.
Becoming a Great Predictor: Create Better Forecasts
May 8th, 2020 9 am CST
Imagine being able to see into the future with confidence. The ability to be a great forecaster is not innate but learned. By examining great forecasters, we can learn to improve our ability to predict the future. We will examine best practices and current research to improve our ability to predict events that will affect our business.
Cost of Capital: What it is and How to Use it
May15th, 2020 9 am CT
Every business needs capital, and capital has a cost. Providers of debt and equity demand a return and the combination is the cost of capital for the business. This session discusses how to calculate the cost of capital, how to use it to make superior business decisions every day and some common ways organizations misuse this number.
Who should understand your organization’s cost of capital? Even if you are not yet the CFO, you need to thoroughly understand the cost of capital and its use. The cost of capital allows managers to, “Get the biggest bang for the buck.” If you want to enhance your corporate finance skills, this session is for you.
Business Intelligence and Analytics: Make Sense of Your Data
May 29th, 2020 9 am CST
Volatility and complexity are the new normal. Most organizations are drowning in data, but starving for information. The finance and accounting function has the opportunity to leverage Big Data and the continuum of analytics – descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. All are useful for better decision making. Collecting, validating, and reporting data is not the same thing as analyzing information where we can glean valuable, actionable insights. In some ways the finance function is many years behind other disciplines such as marketing, sales, and supply chain managers, in applying analytics. How can the CFO’s function catch up?
Ethics and People
Devious Ethics: Dealing with Snakes in Suits
June 5th, 2020 9 am CT
Good people believe everyone else is just like them. They cannot imagine someone could con them or their company and have no guilt or remorse about what they have done. Lack of guilt and empathy are key traits of a psychopath. Most of us envision psychopaths to be cold-blooded serial killers who are locked away in prison. However, experts estimate that 4% of corporate executives are psychopaths who may initially appear to be more normal than the rest of us. Psychopaths may present a convincing picture of virtue while helping themselves to money, status and sex while leaving a path of shattered expectations, empty wallets, and broken hearts in their wake. Learn how to recognize and deal with others who have no conscience.
The Accountancy Board of Ohio has approved this course for 2 hours of credit towards the required Professional Standards to renew your CPA license. It does NOT qualify for new licensees.
Communications Success: Make Your Message Stick
June 12th, 2020 9 am CT
Great ideas are only great if they are implemented. How can you make your ideas matter to others? Learn the six steps to make your ideas stick.
Top 10 Business Myths and How to Avoid Them
June 19th, 2020 9 am CT
Every business has risks, but some myths seem to damage or kill more enterprises than others do. This session will review ten of the most problematic myths that may doom a business and discuss action steps to prevent these myths from holding your business back. This session discusses the common myths, mistakes, risks, and hidden landmines inherent in every business. We will learn from the mistakes of others who often paid a steep price so that we may learn valuable lessons. If you are a leader who wants your business to become even more successful, this session is for you.
Ethics in the Real World
June 26th, 2020 9 am CT
Business ethics is not something “nice to do” but can mean the difference between success, failure and survival in today’s competitive environment. Being trustworthy, having consistent business principles and an outstanding reputation may provide an organization’s only long-term competitive advantage. This webcast outlines eight steps to create an ethical business environment including specific ways for financial professionals to make better ethical decisions.
Individual webcastCPE Credit:
Accounting, Business management & organization, FinanceProgram Level:
This course is being offered by a 3rd party vendor and will not be accessible on your My CPE page. Webinar access information will be emailed directly to you by ACPEN.