Author: Don Minges

Being consistently ethical is a challenge. Most of us have had to make tough choices. This session will discuss real world cases involving thorny ethical dilemmas and how to resolve them. Being ethical is not the same as complying with the law and ethical issues are not always black and white. This session will review different professional ethical standards. What does integrity mean in the office? If you want to learn lessons from the best in a short time, this session is for you. Participate in engaging dialogue about how to prepare for the inevitable ethical situations. These lessons are valuable for every business leader.

Topics Discussed

  • Why are ethics so complicated?
  • What trade-offs must we make to solve ethical predicaments? What can we do?
  • Should you speak up or be quiet?
  • What do I do when I find myself in an ethical predicament?
  • What are fundamental ethical principles for a businessperson?
  • Is ethics situational? What is the Fraud Triangle?
  • How do we resolve ethical issues?

Cases and Discussion
This seminar features six case discussions and one group discussion of real-life ethical situations.

Target Audience
Corporate financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals who advise them, including CFOs, Controllers, Corporate Financial Managers, Directors, CPAs, and Managers.

Level of Knowledge
Intermediate

Acronym
BE

CPE Credit
4 hours group live

Delivery Method
Group Live

Field of Study
Behavioral Ethics

Prerequisite
Some corporate finance classwork or experience. Participants should have at least six months of industry experience and thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices.

Advanced Preparation
None

CFO Series Day 1

Advanced Skills, Made Easy!

Topics Discussed Credits
Advanced Planning: Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Projections 2 Accounting
Advanced Cost Accounting: Assigning Overhead 2 Accounting
Fixing Your Chart of Accounts 2 Accounting
Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Create Better Presentations 2 Software

Discussion Leader
John L. Daly, Tom Henry, Bill O’Brien or Don Minges

Acronym
CFOS1-20

Scheduling
For John Daly, contact Barb Sullivan: Barb@ExecutiveEducationInc.com, or contact Don Minges, Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 2

Developing Credibility – Inside and Outside the Organization

Topics Discussed Credits
Developing Credibility: Earn Respect for Yourself and Your Team 2 Bus. Mgt.
It’s All About Action! 2 Bus. Mgt.
Effective Internal Reporting: Make Your Message Quick and Clear 2 Accounting
Financial Management: 10 Tips for Success and 13 Signs of Failure 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Bill O’Brien, Dana Johnson, Richard Karwic, Tom Henry or Bob Mims

Acronym
CFOS2-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 3

Emotional Intelligence – What Makes Great Leaders Great?

Topics Discussed Credits
Emotional Intelligence: The Critical Factor in Success 2 Bus. Mgt.
Motivating the Right Way: Get the Most from Your Staff 2 Bus. Mgt.
Business Ethics: Cases from the Real World 2 Behavioral Ethics
Don’t Be the Messenger Who Gets Shot 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Don Minges, Dana Johnson, Bob Mims, Tom Henry or Richard Karwic

Acronym
CFOS3-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 4

Cash Management - Managing The Lifeline Of Your Business

Topics Discussed Credits
A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques 2 Accounting
Cash Management Techniques 2 Accounting
Cash Forecasting 2 Accounting
Better Meetings: Make Meetings Fun & Productive 2 Bus. Mgt.

Discussion Leader
Richard A. Karwic, Paul Harrison, Brian Maturi, or Don Minges

Acronym
CFOS4-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

CFO Series Day 5

Become More Effective!

Topics Discussed Credits
Critical Thinking for Financial Professionals 2 Bus. Mgt.
Effective Networking: Take Control of Your Career 2 Bus. Mgt.
The CFO’s Role in Compensation and Bonus Plans 2 Bus. Mgt.
MS Word: Advanced Features 2 Software

Discussion Leader
John L. Daly, Bill O’Brien, Don Minges or Bob Mims

Acronym
CFOS5-20

Scheduling
Please contact Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com
For John Daly, contact: Barb Sullivan – Barb@ExecutiveEducationInc.com

The five 2020 CFO Series days above plus the following alternate day will be available through December 2020.

Alternate CFO Series Day 6

Corporate Performance Management

Topics Discussed Credits
Corporate Performance Management 2 Accounting
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 2 Accounting
Driver-Based Budgeting 2 Accounting
Effective Management Accounting 2 Accounting

Discussion Leader
Gary Cokins

Acronym
CFOS6-20

Scheduling
Contact: Don@TheKnowledgeInstitute.com

Scheduling

Combine with Valuing a Business or Business Ethics or Good To Great to make a full day program.

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