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Career Development at the 2013 AFP Annual Conference

  • By Staff Writers
  • Published: 2013-10-23

The 2013 AFP Annual Conference features a career development track consisting of a three-day CTP Exam Review and 12 educational sessions. Additionally, don’t miss the Opening General Session on Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in which General Colin Powell will discuss the lessons he has learned throughout his exemplary career.

Intensive CTP Exam Review
This course is a three-day review of concepts and challenging calculations presented in the body of knowledge upon which the Certified Treasury Professional examination is based. Join other professionals focused on exam preparation and learn test taking tips that will help you succeed.

Educational Sessions:

Checking into the C-Suite: Transitioning from Treasurer to CFO

Many treasurers dream of becoming a chief financial officer but are uncertain how to make the leap. Attendees at this session learn ways to position themselves as attractive CFO candidates, the skills CEOs desire in their next CFO and the critical factors involved in being an effective CFO.

Your Greatest Potential: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders
A 2012 report by Deloitte identified eight trends in human capital that will have the most business impact over the next 18 to 24 months. One of those trends is developing the next generation of leaders.

Why the Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional Credential?
AFP has announced the development of 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 will be recognized for their understanding of complex processes, tools and best practices, and will be well-positioned to drive strategic business decisions at companies, no matter where they are located.

Why the Certified Treasury Professional Credential?
AFP’s Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification signifies mastery of a rigorous body of treasury, cash and risk management knowledge and is viewed by employers as a best practice for finance departments. Hear practitioners discuss why they chose to earn the CTP, how they prepared for the exam and some benefits of holding the credential.

Financial Professionals as Strategic Leaders
Financial professionals possess specialized analytical skills and knowledge that can be leveraged to advance enterprise-wide, strategic leadership through value and risk-based decision-making. Attendees at this session learn key skills and strategies necessary for them to further advance their roles as strategic business leaders.

Turning Conflict From a Stumbling Block to a Building Block

Have you ever had to deliver bad news? How about when the difficult discussion you have to have is with your team, management or clients? This session teaches you to speak and interact in a natural style that is not combative.

Celebrity Treasurers: Why You Should Become the Go-To Expert in Your Field
Senior management relies on treasurers more than ever for guidance – now treasurers must make sure they aren’t taken for granted. In this session, treasurerslearn how to leverage their knowledge and skills on the speaking and writing circuit to raise their industry profile and propel their careers.

How to Write an Impactful Resume for the Financial Professional
The hiring market is more buoyant and now is the time to brush up your resume. This interactive workshop provides participants with the tools needed to write or re-write their resumes. Learn how to translate competency-based skills into meaningful accomplishments, with metrics to reinforce success.

What Fortune 100 Leaders Know that You Don’t
Learn the nine key characteristics that great leaders employ every day in their quest for success. Examine exceptional communication strategies, the elements to decisive action planning, when transparency works for you – and even against you – and how failing forward is good for the team.

Project Management for Treasury Professionals
This session demystifies the discipline of project management. Attendees learn how to manage a project from beginning to end – establish project goals, obtain buy-in from internal business partners, establish a project roadmap, ensure project progress, anticipate project “turbulence,” and bring a project to successful completion.

Social Media for the Risk Averse Financial Professional
There are many reasons for participating in social media, yet some people have allowed fear to prevent them from even trying. Participating in the right way can be beneficial and rewarding. This panel discussion will get you thinking about all the right things before you go wrong — or set you straight if you have gone wrong.

Retaining Talent in High Growth International Markets

Recruiting and retaining talented treasury staff in high growth markets such as India and China has become especially challenging for many multinational corporations. Career development opportunities and senior-level mentoring, along with a strong corporate culture, are some strategies being used. This panel discussion focuses on how successful corporations maintain their top talent in these high growth markets amid the challenges.

Register for the 2013 AFP Annual Conference here.

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