Visually-appealing presentations greatly increase your ability to communicate effectively. When presenting the results of your analysis to a room full of executives, don’t just copy spreadsheets onto slides: create visuals that communicate key messages of the decision-making process in a memorable way. Join us for this session and get ready to walk away with a new skill set. Experience dynamic and effective visuals you too can create in Excel and PowerPoint. Discover how to select the best visuals for communicating common messages from analysis and gain practical ideas you can take back to the office.
Dave Paradi, Owner, ThinkOutsideTheSlide.com
Worldly Women: An International Treasury Career Dialogue
How can women make greater strides in achieving career advancement in finance, and what can management do to engage this critical segment of the workforce? In this session, three corporate practitioners with more than 60 years of treasury and international cash management experience combined, share their insights on women’s ever-changing path to career success, the challenges encountered during various stages of their careers, and what employers can do to attract and retain women in finance.
Suzanne Ferrara, CTP, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank
Louise McDonnell, Vice President, International Advisory Team, PNC
Tali Weisberg, CTP, Assistant Treasurer, Houghton International Inc.
Tricia Kelly, CTP, Director, Global Cash Management and Compliance, McDonald's Corporation
Managing Successful Projects: The CFO Perspective
Due to constrained resources and the growing rate of technological change, treasury and finance professionals are increasingly being asked to step out of their daily roles to serve as project managers and/or project team members. Brush up on your project management skills with this informative session. Review project management best practices and common pitfalls experienced through each phase of a project and walk away with new skills and insight for establishing project goals, obtaining buy-in from internal and external stakeholders, setting up communication processes, and managing project turbulence while bringing the project to a successful completion.
Steve Phillips, CTP, FP&A, PMP, Assistant Treasurer, AZZ Inc.
The Deadly Sins of Presenting Numbers: Avoiding Fatal Communication Errors
Make no mistake: correctly presenting numerical information is a skill. Seemingly innocuous errors — misspellings, mispronunciations, usage errors (e.g., it’s vs. its), and nonverbal signals — can have a devastating impact on your effectiveness. Whether you’re in treasury or FP&A, the more senior you are, the higher the stakes. Attend this session and find out which communication errors diminish your effectiveness and credibility — and how to avoid them.
Randall Bolten, CEO, Lucidity
Disrupting Aging in the Workplace
It’s time to move beyond outdated and limiting beliefs about aging. Americans are living longer, and many will need, or want, to work beyond what was once considered the standard age of retirement. AARP, the nation’s largest organization representing 50-plus Americans, believes the time has come to “disrupt aging.” Join this discussion on how age diversity can improve organizational performance and increase the bottom line through increased retention and enhanced employee engagement and productivity. Accompanying the discussion will be examples of innovative approaches companies are now developing to promote age diversity and inclusion.
Karen Mercer, CTP, SVP and Treasurer, AARP
Meditation and Mindfulness in the Age of Volatility: Essentials for Financial Professionals
In 2017, athletes, artists, CEOs and others are crediting meditation for their ability to perform at high levels. Benefits include increased mental clarity, improved ability to focus, access to deeper insights and reduced stress. In this experiential session, we will invite relaxation with a few simple yoga poses, explore easeful ways to enter meditation and learn ways to cultivate mindfulness throughout the day. The “evenness of mind” you gain from these practices will help you tackle whatever the global markets and life present with greater presence and ease.
Alice Hogan, Founder, Alice Hogan Meditation/Yoga
Why the Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional Credential?
In 2014, the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), launched the first global certification for the corporate financial planning and analysis (FP&A) profession. By standardizing global performance competencies, FP&A professionals who earn the certification are recognized for their understanding of complex processes, tools and best practices, and therefore well-positioned to add value to the strategic business decision process at companies, no matter where they are located. In addition to passing a rigorous exam, candidates are required to meet certain education and experience requirements.Hear from FP&A practitioners who have earned the Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credential. Learn about why they decided to become certified and the benefits realized to date, what study preparation options they used, and get insights into the knowledge, skills and abilities that are tested on the exam.
Deborah Gallegos, CTP, FP&A, Senior Investment Manager, CSAA Insurance Group
Travis Lockhart, CTP, FP&A, Finance Manager, CALIBRE
Megan Ladd, Certification Specialist, AFP
Jill Bowman, FP&A, Financial Analyst, Pediatric Home Respiratory Services, Inc.
Delegation of Leadership, Not Delegation of Duties
With treasury teams being tapped to do more with less, senior management is forced to delegate projects to members of the team. This delegation should not be viewed solely as a delegation of duties or assignments, but rather, a delegation of leadership. With this perspective, young talent can be inspired to reach their potential while allowing senior management to focus on more strategic treasury initiatives, potentially leading to the higher retention of key value-add individuals. Attend this session to hear a client’s perspective on the challenges and benefits of identifying and developing emerging leaders within their treasury teams.
Seth Brener, Head Corporate Cash Management Sales Americas, Deutsche Bank
Simon Baker, Treasurer, Fox Entertainment Group
Unlocking the Power of Storytelling in Business
Do most Hollywood movies grab and hold your attention more than the typical meeting or PowerPoint presentation? If you answered yes, that’s because good moviemakers understand storytelling. The same story elements that make movies engrossing can be effectively used in business to make complex ideas easy to understand — and to inspire people to act. Learning how to properly integrate stories into your communications will increase your influence and transform your professional effectiveness. Attend this session and discover how to adapt basic elements of effective storytelling to business and learn techniques that will help you understand your audience and maximize your impact.
John Sanchez, Managing Director, The FPA Group
Navigating Your Career in the 21st Century
Navigating one's career is more important than ever and the pace of change requires new skills, stronger networks and open mindedness. Learn to better manage your career by networking, how to redefine and rebrand yourself, and how to leverage technology in a 21st century career. A panel of industry experts discuss their career progression and career advancement with insights as to what worked, what didn't work, and how they overcame obstacles, providing attendees with impactful networking strategies and techniques.
Lynne Marlor, Managing Director, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon
Nicole Meyer, Managing Partner, The Meyer Partnership
James Gilligan, CTP, FP&A, Assistant Treasurer, Great Plains Energy Incorporated
Mind Over Matters: Putting the Psychology of Organizational Change to Work for You
Change is constant, and within Treasury, this can prove to be extremely challenging. According to McKinsey & Company, about 70% of all changes in organizations fail. This session exams the core concepts of change management, enlisting and aligning stakeholders, and effective engagement strategies. Attendees walk away with seven steps and practical tips for leading their teams through change; focusing on its psychological impact and why people respond and react the way they do.
Will Sutton, EVP, Director, The BB&T Leadership Institute
Why Diversity is Good for the Bottom Line
Studies confirm that greater innovation and creativity result from teams comprised of culturally and socially diverse people. A McKinsey study showed that “Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” This session discusses how treasury and finance leaders can grow and maintain diverse teams and why having a strong diversity and inclusion mandate from the top of the house down helps employees feel connected to their business, to their clients and to driving revenue for the firm.
Jenifer Herdin, CTP, VP International Treasury, Viacom, Inc.
Kathleen Yaccarino, Americas Head of Implementations and Client Service, Corporate Cash Management, Deutsche Bank