The Executive Program for Prospective CFOs
The job of financial leaders has evolved to mean much more than strictly crunching numbers. Finance officers today have to be actively engaged in the roles of strategic leader, effective communicator, moral conscience, and risk manager. These varied responsibilities make a CFO’s job more complex than ever. With this in mind, Chicago Booth has assembled an interdisciplinary team of faculty from the fields of economics, finance, accounting, strategy, and leadership to create The Executive Program for Prospective CFOs. Leading the effort is Professor Randall Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics and former Governor of the Federal Reserve System.
Drawing upon Chicago Booth’s global expertise in finance and strong focus on economic research, The Executive Program for Prospective CFOs will help senior finance executives sharpen their analytical skills, effectively manage relationships with internal and external constituencies, and drive strategic direction to lead enterprise transformation and growth, applying cutting-edge research to the most pressing problems facing finance executives today. This program also will include keynotes from distinguished practitioners who will describe how they have managed strategic challenges in their organizations.
Dates and Fees
May 19-May 23 2014
During this seminar, you will learn to:
-Identify critical attributes needed to create a high-performance environment that will drive innovation and financial results.
-Learn practical strategies to communicate effectively in good times, and in times of crisis, with customers, suppliers, credit rating agencies, investors, and the media.
-Effectively articulate the corporate message internally and externally; improve communications with the board and audit committee and the investment community.
-Learn the popular performance measurement tool – Economic Value Added (EVA®) – and its uses in capital budgeting, compensation, and supply chain management.
-Analyze powerful patterns in strategic thinking and apply a strategy framework to identify a logical path for growth.
-Develop a strategic plan for M&A execution and implementation.
-Evaluate portfolios of projects and businesses to inform strategic decision-making and operational management.
-Anticipate accounting changes that will significantly affect financial reporting in the near future.
-Analyze the sources of financial fragility and the regulatory responses that are fundamentally reshaping financial markets and undertake strategic risk management in this changing environment.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for senior finance executives–including CFOs, deputy CFOs, treasurers, senior VPs, and finance directors–whose goal is to become strategic financial leaders and CFOs. Applicants should have significant experience in upper-level management or finance. This program will be valuable to executives from all industries and companies of all sizes from around the globe.