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CFO Conference: Successful Leadership in Today's World Webinar


Nov. 5
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $159 | Nonmember: $209

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Having significant financial management experience is helpful
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from with the log-in information.


If you are a CFO, aspiring-CFO or other trusted business leader, this virtual conference is for you. Log-in to join three business leaders as they discuss leadership styles, crisis management, lessons learned, and other pertinent topics. Catching up on the latest financial management thinking couldn’t get any easier than this!

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Learn why your introversion may be your superpower
  • Understand the risk management lessons of the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Learn leadership lessons from an veteran entrepreneur
  • Gain insights into the most important skills for the next decade


These are the topics and speakers that will be featured in this conference. 

Introvert Power: Why Quiet Leaders are Successful 

CPE: 1 

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization 

Presenter: Don Minges, MBA, The Knowledge Institute, LLC 

Description: Leaders were once chosen for their character but today we live in an age where loudmouthed extroverts seem to take center stage in everything, including business, politics and entertainment. While the talkative, charismatic leader makes the front page of business magazines, recent research shows that successful business leaders tend to be more reserved, pensive and sometimes outright shy. Learn why your desire to spend significant time inside your own head may be your greatest asset. 

Risk Management in a Post-COVID World 

CPE: 1 

Field of Study: Auditing 

Presenter: John L. Daly, MBA, CPA,CMA, CPIM, Executive Education, Inc. 

Description: With each new crisis, surviving organizations revise their risk management plans, often modeling situations which look like the one just past. Whatever crisis troubles your organization next, it is not likely to be another pandemic, but may resemble some other crisis from the distant past. Research shows that top performing organizations do no better than their mediocre-performing peers at predicting the next crisis. However, because have plans in place to handle one possible risk, they are better prepared when a different crisis happens as a result of having important elements of a solution in place. Often well-prepared organizations actually end up better off because the crisis occurred. 

Lessons in Leadership: Confessions of a Mompreneur 

CPE: 1 

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization 

Presenter: Sherré L. DeMao, CGS, BizGrowth, Inc. 

Description: As founder of a 34-year old award-winning strategy firm, Sherré has literally raised a business and three daughters, all younger than her business. As a result, her daughters got front row seats to the life of an entrepreneurial mom and were frequently at Mom’s side during times when what comes out of the mouths of babes is priceless, as well as precious wisdom. Sherré will share some lighthearted and poignant examples of lessons learned and insights gained from those little voices in her head that were not her imagination, but her children. This session will have you laughing, relating, crying and celebrating being in business, being a woman and being a mother.  

Most Important Skills for the Next Decade 

CPE: 1 

Field of Study: Business Management &Organization

Presenters: Sherré L. DeMao and Don Minges 

Description: The conference’s closing event will involve the event’s three speakers discussing the skills they believe will be most important for CFOs in the next decade.


John L. Daly, CPA, CMA, CPIM Executive Education/Chelsea, Michigan John Daly holds a BS from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He spent five years in Management Consulting with two national accounting and consulting firms before becoming Controller and then Vice President of Finance of an original equipment automotive parts manufacturer that saw six fold sales growth during his ten-year tenure. He has also been Chief Financial Officer of several other manufacturing companies and a large restaurant chain. He is the author of Pricing for Profitability: Activity-Based Pricing for Competitive Advantage published by John C. Wiley & Sons, and various professional articles. Mr. Daly currently has a management consulting practice that specializes in early-stage turnarounds and pricing strategy. He also performs interim CFO engagements and sits on the boards of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

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