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Webcast Summary

As CFOs establish responsibility for planning for the future of their companies, they are also reconsidering what skills and aptitudes they will look for in finance teams of the future.

CFOs have traditionally sought finance professionals who follow specific educational and career paths. But as the roles of finance teams evolve from those of tactical reporting functions to those of strategic business partners, CFOs are devoting greater attention than ever to how they develop, as well as retain, the finance teams they lead. In so doing, CFOs are rethinking not only what knowledge and skills finance teams ought to have but also how finance teams continually acquire knowledge and skills that are valuable to their companies.

During this Webcast we will reveal:

  • Why CFOs are emphasizing the ability to learn new skills, and not only prior education and experience, among the key characteristics they seek as they plan for finance teams of the future,
  • What advances in workplace learning enable finance teams to acquire knowledge and develop skills that are valuable to their companies, and
  • Best practices finance leaders can use to apply the latest advances in workplace learning in order to attract, retain, and demonstrate the value of top-performing finance teams.

About the Speakers

Kiara Graham, Learning Strategy Consultant, Desire2Learn
Kiara Graham is a Learning Strategy Consultant with Desire2Learn. Kiara has more than seven years of experience helping organizations to foster innovation and growth by creating modern learning cultures through strategic investment in learning and development initiatives. Kiara has worked with learning teams in higher education, financial services, insurance, healthcare, and hospitality industries on organizational transformation, change management, leadership development, onboarding, and technical and soft skills training. Kiara's experience has taught her that making learning a priority today can position organizations as leaders of tomorrow in this age of digital disruption. Kiara holds a Master of Arts from Carleton University.
Nilly Essaides, Senior Research Director, Finance, EPM, and FinOps Advisory, The Hackett Group

Ms. Essaides has more than 25 years of experience researching, writing, and speaking about finance and treasury issues, with a focus on the way finance adds value to the enterprise through excellence in financial management and planning processes. Previously, she worked at the Association for Financial Professionals, where she led the financial planning and analysis practice. A prolific blogger with thousands of LinkedIn followers, Ms. Essaides writes for a variety of publications, and co-authored a book about the internal transfer of best practices, If Only We Knew What We Know (Simon & Schuster, 1998).
Max Caldwell, Principal and Leader, People and HR Transformation Practice, The Hackett Group
Max Caldwell is the Principal-in-Charge of The Hackett Group's People and HR Transformation practice. He has more than 20 years of experience helping business leaders improve organizational and employee performance through more effective HR management. This encompasses talent strategy and program design, leadership development, HR service delivery and technology, and change management. Max is based in New York City. Prior to joining The Hackett Group, Max was at Willis Towers Watson, where he led the HR technology business. He also co-led the firm's biennial Global Workforce Study on the factors that attract, retain, and engage workers in more than 20 countries.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Fields of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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