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Course details

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CFO Strategy & Leadership Programme

Accelerate your career with our market driven CFO Strategy & Leadership Programme.
  • About the course

    The CFO Strategy & Leadership Programme will enhance your ability to lead whilst giving you the wider business expertise required of today’s high-performing CFOs and Finance Directors.

    This intensive 5-day programme was designed by a former Finance Director with global responsibility and expertise in leadership development. Using a range of learning techniques, it helps current and aspiring CFOs and Finance Directors address the common issues that arise as they move from technical roles into positions of leadership. A key feature of the course is the use of two professional psychometric tools, which allow you to understand your leadership style and how to understand the behaviours and preferences of your teams and senior colleagues.

    This course introduces a range of strategic models through a number of cases, which become the focus of debate to enable peers to share their real-life experiences and challenges in these areas. You will understand how to choose performance measures and communicate them to non-financial colleagues in order to guide your organisation through a transformation program that creates value by aligning financial capabilities with corporate strategy.


    Attend this high-level 5-day course and learn key skills to:

    • Lead the finance function to be a partner to the business
    • Linking financial objectives and performance measures to business strategy
    • Understand your leadership style and link this to financial objectives
    • Evaluate the practical implications of investment decisions and acquisitions
    • Build and lead a high performance finance team
    • Evaluate a deeper insight into how the business model translates into the accounting numbers
    • Meet the different objectives of investors and funders
    • Drive innovation and lead cultural change
    • Lead organisational transformation

    Teaching Methodology

    The teaching methodology used on this course combines formal theoretical instruction with frequent use of exercises and case studies. In addition, two psychometric tools will also be provided. There will be opportunities for debate within the group on their own experiences in order to learn from each other.

    There will be ample time for group discussion with the tutors as most senior managers learn best from their own context and experience. The course is intended to be practical and interactive; everyone is encouraged to ask questions. Each day will provide you with time to apply the material introduced during the day to their own business, with support from the tutor.

  • Day 1

    The CFO as a Leader – Setting the Parameters
    You: The Evolving CFO


    The programme begins with participants introducing themselves, their expectations and objectives. Focused on the individual participant, this initial session will explore:
    • The scope of the CFO responsibilities
    • Your strategic and leadership skill sets
    • Your career aspirations as a CFO

    Setting the Scene – What does the Modern CFO Do and how do You Spend your Time?

    • Controller
    • Strategic consideration
    • Setting the tone
    • Governance
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Investor relations
    • What are the issues?

    Case Study:
    Home Depot
    Exploring the issues that CFOs face during a time of change

     

    Setting Financial Objectives– Key Financial Issues

    • Shareholder value
    • Setting financial objectives
    • Capital structure
    • Economic value added
    • Need for growth
    • Organisational issues

    Choosing Financial Measures

    • Using the Performance Prism
    • Shareholder Value metrics
    • Using the balanced scorecard

    Behavioural Finance and Personal Bias

    • Understanding bias in financial data
    • The risks of believing the numbers
    • The risks of sales forecasts
    • The problem of too much cost control


    Day 2


    The Strategic Context – What are the Organisation’s Objectives?
    Introduction to Strategy

    • Where does strategy come from?
    • The purpose of the firm
    • Levels of strategy – corporate, business unit and operational
    • Determinants of strategy
    • Sources of data

    Designing and Implementing Strategy

    • Analytic tools and techniques to design and build the strategy
    • Integrating financial strategy into current operational plans and priorities
    • Influencing, formulating and implementing strategy

    Designing Strategy – Strategy from the Outside

    • Introduction to industrial economic value of strategy
    • PESTEL analysis
    • Porter’s five force model
    • Supply chain analysis

    Case Study:
    The European Brewery Industry
    Applying the tools of competitive strategy to an industry

     

    Designing Strategy – Strategy from the Inside

    • Resource based theory
    • VRIN model
    • Strategic assets
    • Implications for strategy

    Linking Financial Objectives to Organisational Strategy
    Aligning Strategies

    • Introduction to value drivers
    • Need for sustainable competitive advantage
    • Identifying sources of competitive advantage

    Public Share Markets and Share Prices

    • Linking financial performance to share prices
    • Understanding fundamental value
    • The difference between firm performance and share price performance
    • The role of stock market analysts
    Case Study: Royal Mail Group: Reviewing share price and analyst report to determine strategy



    Day 3


    Personal Style: Understanding Yourself
    Personal Style

    • Who am I?
    • Decision Profile analysis – understanding the dimensions of risk, luck, decisiveness and intuition

    Personal Style and Managing Others

    • The Myers-Briggs type indicator and managing different styles
    • The Transformational CFO: Leading Change


    Day 4


    Personal Style, Leadership and Culture
    The Transformational CFO

    • Building sustainable leadership
    • Building individual leadership capacity through self- awareness
    • Becoming more reflective about leadership and how it works
    • Changing the way the organisation thinks about leadership

    Organisational Culture

    • Culture web

    Building and Leading a High-Performing Finance Team

    • Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your team
    • Developing, influencing and motivating individuals
    • Managing dynamics to ensure that your team is working at their peak performance


    Day 5


    The CFO as a Leader and Business Partner
    Leading through Successful Change

    • Analysing the impact of change on people and the organisation
    • How your personal change style impacts your approach to leadership of change
    • Supporting people through change
    • Overcoming conflicts and chaos situations

    Strategic Communication

    • Investor relations strategy
    • Designing the message externally and internally

    Case Study
    : Kuehne and Nagel
    • Managing internal messages
    • Preparation for own personal strategic plan

    Course summary and close

     

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme

Instructors

  • Lance Moir

    Having 30+ years experience as a CFO, Corporate Financier and Treasurer, I know what distinguishes a great CFO from a merely adequate one. As such, my courses focus on developing the knowledge and skills of those attending so they can get to the next level.

    Biography

    The Course Instructor has over 30 years financial experience as CFO, Corporate Financier and Treasurer in international companies. He had been CFO of WIN plc and Executive Director of IMImobile, Group Finance Director of First Choice Holidays PLC, Director of Corporate Finance at Bass PLC and Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Storehouse PLC. He currently has a portfolio career as an adviser, non executive director and management educator. He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, where he was on the full time faculty, and is a Non Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Henderson Global Trust PLC.
  • Jacquie Drake

    I have been a faculty member at Cranfield School of Management for over 25 years, but in parallel to my academic work I consult internationally to a wide range of organisations and individuals around the world.

    Biography

    The Course Director has been a faculty member at Cranfield School of Management in the UK for over 25 years, where she founded and led the Praxis Centre for leadership development, and is now a Visiting Fellow. She is also visiting faculty at the Mannheim Business School, Germany, and Professor of Communications at the Cyprus International Institute of Management. In parallel with her academic work, she has over 20 years’ experience consulting internationally to a wide range of organisations and individuals in the business world speaking at conferences, delivering leadership development courses and workshops, facilitating senior level off-site strategy meetings and team-builds, and undertaking individual mentoring and coaching at Director level.

Venue

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

"All courses are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds your expectations.

Your training venue will be confirmed by one of our course administrators approximately 3-4 weeks before the course start date.

As such we have detailed our most frequently used training destinations in London on this map. If you need help booking accommodation for your visit to our training courses, please contact accommodation@euromoneylearningsolutions.com and one of our partners will help you get the best rate possible."