CFO's Leadership Program (September 2024)

CPD Hours: 29 |
Seats Available: 17

Member Price: $2,450.00
Non-member Price: $2,450.00

Delivery Method: Live Virtual

Start Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2024 09:00 AM
End Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024 04:00 PM


September 18, 2024   | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
September 19, 2024   | 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
September 25, 2024   | 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
September 26, 2024   | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The role of the Chief Financial Officer continues to evolve. Beyond technical expertise, today’s CFOs need to make strategic financial decisions in a changing dynamic environment. This necessitates inspired, authentic leaders capable of solving challenging problems as a valued member of the C-suite. From supporting strategic decision-making through to strong financial stewardship, there is a need for the CFO to demonstrate expertise in a broad range of areas, including regulation, globalization, technology, risk, transformation, stakeholder management, reporting, and talent management. In short, they need to be truly effective leaders.

The CFO’s Leadership Program is an intensive and interactive program that blends best practices, case studies, group discussions and role-play to allow participants to advance their leadership skills to move from the technical aspects of being a finance professional, to being a strategic partner. This program concentrates on areas where CFOs have told us they feel they need the most help

  • Leveraging strategy to get results
  • Communicating and persuading others
  • Leading & influencing across all stakeholders
  • Leading culture and change

In this program you will gain critical insights into leading practices in management and leadership, and have the opportunity to apply tools and skills to your work context, share experiences with your peers and take away actionable goals.

 Special Features

Leadership Assessment: Each participant is involved in two Leadership Assessments to help frame your role as a CFO today and provide an opportunity for individual growth 

    *360 Degree Leadership and Organizational Assessment

    *360 Degree Assessment of Strengths and the Role of a CFO

One on One Coaching: Each participant recieves the exclusive opportunity of having a session with a professional exectuive coach. This session allows for exploration on ways to improve your leadership capacity. 

Data-backed approach:  This program uses up to date, verifiable research and theories using relevant casework. 


This program contains pre-work that should be completed before attending the live classes. The approximate pre-work time required for this program is 5 hours. Note that the pre-work hours are already included in the total CPD hours listed for the program. Please click the image below to watch a brief pre-work introduction video.


Program Content

How to be a Strategist

  • Learn how to shift from the operational phase to the strategic phase to tap into the different perspectives of all stakeholders to influence desired results
  • Learn how to help your team execute better by being a better strategist
  • Explore the gap between corporate strategic goals and the day to day operations in rapidly changing environments
  • Understand how the role of the CFO impacts the development and sustainability of a positive corporate culture
  • Discuss tools and techniques for how to drive change

Communicating and The Art of Persuasion

  • Learn how to convey complex financial results and business performance to drive actionable outcomes through powerful presentations
  • Receive feedback on a live presentation that will enhance your specific style
  • Learn the latest techniques for powerful presentations
  • Understand how to frame the organization both internally and externally
  • Explore impacts on communication from core drivers such as globalization, technology, and multi-generational workforces

Leading & Influencing

  • Learn how to develop a more effective leadership style to help lead your organization through globalization and growth
  • Learn how to give & receive effective feedback
  • Learn how to plan for your own succession
  • Understand and explore when pay for performance is the right tool to drive performance and when it can impede desired results
  • Best Practices on Creating and Sustaining Resilient Leadership
  • Learn tips about how effective executives manage their personal well-being
  • Explore the best practices for managing daily tasks interactions and relationships
  • Learn how to build ‘executive presence’ to be yourself while inspiring others
  • Learn how to position yourself to have the greatest strategic impact both currently and in the future with the senior leadership team, other key stakeholders in the organization and with the Board


  • Learn how to enhance your ability to negotiate and build consensus at the C-level
  • Understand your negotiation style and its impact
  • Explore various approaches to negotiations for success in today’s business environment
  • Review techniques and tools for internal and external negotiations


Who Will Benefit


This course is for you if you

  • Direct, or wish to direct the finance and administration areas of your organization.
  • Provide, or are seeking to position yourself as counsel to the CEO and the Board.
  • Wish to expand your knowledge and develop your leadership skills as they apply to strategy execution and talent management in the finance and administration area.
  • Want a unique opportunity to go beyond focusing on what you are doing as a leader to truly understand how you are being a leader.

Terms of Registration & Cancellation Policies

All registrations must be accompanied by payment. Due to limited seating and some pre-work, all registrations should be received no later than 3 weeks prior to the start date. Changes or cancellations to this registration must be made in writing (email is acceptable) to the Professional Development team at CPA Alberta and will be subject to the cancellation policy as indicated below.


We will issue refunds for cancellations based on the following:

  • More than forty-five (45) days prior to the program start date – a refund less an administrative fee of $100 will be granted upon receipt of written notification.
  • Fifteen to forty-five (15-45) days prior to the program start date – a refund less cancellation fee of $800.
  • Less than fifteen (15) days prior to the program start date – no refund and/or credit will be granted. Full program fees will apply.


Is there Pre-Work associated with this Program?

There are approximately 5 hours of pre-work time required for this Program. These pre-work hours are already included in the total CPD hours possible.

How and where do I access the Pre-Work for this Program?

All of the pre-work, instructions on completion, accommodation information and agenda can be found through the CPA Alberta’s Learning Management Portal.

What are the unique features of this Program?

There are a variety of unique features:

Each participant is involved in two Leadership Assessments
The assessments help frame not only your role as a CFO today but also provide an opportunity of individual growth.
One-on-One Coaching
The exclusive opportunity to have a session with a professional Executive Coach to explore ways to improve your leadership capacity.
The use of up to date verifiable research and theories with casework.

Is there a Certificate available with this Program?

All participants will receive a downloadable certificate via CPA Alberta’s Learning Management Portal. Upon completion of both the CFO’s Operational Skills and CFO’s Leadership Program, participants will receive the CPA Alberta CFO Program Certificate of Completion.

How Many CPD Hours are associated with this program?

There are up to 28 CPD Hours associated with this program. 

The CPA Alberta CFO's Executive Program Certificate

The CPA Alberta CFO's Executive Program Certificate is a two-component curriculum designed to provide you with the foundation for success. The CFO's Leadership Program will focus on management soft skills, while the CFO's Operational Skills program will focus on core technical and operational skills.

You can choose to complete only one of these programs, but if you complete both components you will receive a certificate upon completion. Note that these programs can be completed in any order as they focus on separate and distinct skills.

Seats Available: 17

Member Price: $2,450.00
Non-member Price: $2,450.00

Delivery Method: Live Virtual

Start Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2024 09:00 AM
End Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024 04:00 PM

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