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Delivering Bad News? Don't Be the Messenger Who Gets Shot! Webinar

CPE

When
Sept. 22
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Other

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


 More Information

Course No.
KIDMDBN2
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
At least six (6) months of work experience after college graduation, in a professional accounting, finance or similar role. Some management experience will be beneficial.
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from messenger@webex.com with the log-in information.

Description

The average CFO’s tenure is about three years, while the tenure for other financial positions may not be much better. One cause may be our responsibility to deliver BAD news. Sadly, sometimes the messenger gets shot. How can some people deliver the bad news and actually strengthen their position, while others find themselves without a job? Many financial professionals believe that, “I just need to know the numbers really well to keep my job.” Every day proves this fallacy wrong. How you say it - is often more important than what you say. This session will teach you proven techniques to deliver bad news so that you actually strengthen your relationship with your CEO, Board, bank and management team. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Making your points clearly
  • Avoid the common mistakes when delivering bad news
  • Know which words to use and which ones to avoid
  • Make a positive outcome for yourself in situations involving delivering bad news

Highlights

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Improving the communication skills of financial professionals
  • What is the message?
  • Who will receive the message?
  • How to convey the message.
  • Formats, timing and approaches.
  • Pros and cons of each method.
  • Decision criteria to help choose a better approach for each situation.



Speaker(s)

Don Minges, MBA

Don Minges is a fractional CFO who worked in diverse industries at various stages of development. He has experience in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has also invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors of many firms. Mr. Minges graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.


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