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Being an Effective Finance Business Partner in an Ever-Changing World
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Virtual

08 June, 2021 + 2 more

9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST

Event

Being an Effective Finance Business Partner in an Ever-Changing World

Speakers: Sean Purcell, ACMA; Dougie Graham ; Andi Lonnen; Nikki Wild

Location: Virtual

  • Format

    Event

  • Type

    Conference

  • Duration

    7 hours

We have all encountered unexpected change over the last twelve months. It is essential to understand the ways in which change can be managed effectively on a personal and professional level.

The first half of the day will equip you with the tools and techniques to manage change effectively. The second half of the day will focus on the role of the Finance Business Partner today, how to add value as a FBP and the challenges faced in this role .

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Overview

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Duration:7 hours
Format:Event
Access:This is a live event. You will receive information about the location, materials, and attendance after purchasing.

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Programme outline

09.15 - Registration

09.30 - Welcome - Abid Sheikh, Scotland Area Chair and Mervin Nkole, South East England Area Chair

09.45 - 10.45 - Keynote - Communicating the urgent case for change to drive transformation - Dougie Graham, Programme Director – Maker of Change, Change Consulting Scotland Ltd

Dougie highlights the importance of fully engaging all stakeholders to feel enthused, passionate and engaged with the process of Change. Using examples of successful and rapid change, Dougie will show you how the emotional journey of change informs the application of change methodologies to make change happen. Analysis of the recent and topical Urgent Case for change – COVID 19 - will highlight the effectiveness of Change Management approaches globally.

10.45 - 11.30 - Managing and Influencing Change, Part 1 - Nikki Wild, Finance Training Academy Ltd

The pace of change has been particularly unprecedented during the recent global coronavirus pandemic. Discover how to better manage these changes yourself & support others who may be struggling.

In these 2 sessions, Nikki will cover:

• Examine the difference between commercial and cultural aspects of influencing change

• Investigate what makes people react the way they do – and how to support them & yourself through this change (using Kubler Ross Change Curve)

• Recognise the unconscious barriers that inhibit change

• Understand what determines cooperation from those involved

• How neurological levels can support movement along the Change Curve

11.30 - 11.45 - Comfort break

11.45 - 12.30 - Managing and Influencing Change, Part 2 - Nikki Wild, Finance Training Academy Ltd

12.30 - 13.30 - Lunch break and networking

13.30 - 14.30 - Keynote - The Role of the Finance Business Partner Today - Sean Purcell, Wise Up Now

• Understand what a true Finance Business Partner is

• Evaluate how the role has evolved over the last decade

• Identify key traits possessed by best finance business partners

• What could finance business partners do better in lockdown and beyond.

14.30 - 15.15 - Adding Value as a FBP using the FBP Formula - Andi Lonnen, Finance Training Academy Ltd

Using the FTA’s unique FBP Formula™, this masterclass will explore how you can add greater value in your role with highly practical tips, tools & techniques that you can implement in the workplace immediately & be buzzing to do so!

15.15 - 15.30 - Comfort break

15.30 - 16.15 - Addressing Common Challenges Faced by FBPs - Andi Lonnen, Finance Training Academy Ltd

The 3 most common challenges we hear from FBPs around the world are:

• Time to implement the FBP role

• Confidence – lacking confidence to implement the FBP role

• Others not accepting you or wanting to work with you

We address each of these common challenges in turn & give you some highly practical hints, tips & techniques that you can implement in the workplace with immediate effect.

16.15 - 16.30 - Closing remarks - Abid Sheikh, Scotland Area Chair and Mervin Nkole, South East England Area Chair

Pricing (incl. VAT)

Bookings will close at 23:59 on 06/06/2021

Early bird rates (CIMA members/students only):

Half day: £30

Full day: £60 (valid until 18/05/2021), discount will be applied at checkout

Standard rates:

Half day (CIMA members/students): £40

Half day (Non-members): £50

Full day (CIMA members/students): £80

Full day (Non-members): £99

Booking information

  • 08 June, 2021 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST

    Location: Virtual

    Speakers: Sean Purcell, ACMA, Dougie Graham , Andi Lonnen, Nikki Wild

    Price: £82.50 (CIMA members only)

    £82.50

    VAT calculated based on event location

  • 08 June, 2021 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm BST

    Location: Live online

    Price: £41.67 (CIMA members only)

    £41.67

    VAT calculated based on event location

  • 08 June, 2021 / 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST

    Location: Live online

    Price: £41.67 (CIMA members only)

    £41.67

    VAT calculated based on event location

Speakers

  • Sean Purcell, ACMA

    Sean Purcell

    Founded Wise Up Now in 2013 as a consultancy specialising in Finance Business Partnering and professional education. In the field of finance business partnering Wise Up Now’s founding partner Sean Purcell is a global expert. If you review the CPD programs on Finance Business Partnering for the ACCA, CGMA and AICPA which represent three of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies it is likely that Sean is the author. Sean has been involved in research and working with finance teams on finance business partnering since 2010 and has personally worked with over 1000 global finance business partners. Sean helps organisations maximise their commercial success by developing tailored programs which enable finance staff to deliver actionable insights.

  • Dougie Graham

    Dougie Graham

    Dougie is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through Ohio State University, a Programme Director and comes from a Big Four consulting background. Dougie has delivered change and improvement to projects and new Target Operating Models valued over GBP 30M with national and global remit across a variety of sectors.

    Dougie formed Change Consulting Scotland Ltd in 2017. Change Consulting Scotland are trusted to deliver change across a variety of industries. Key clients include Aggreko, Whyte & Mackay, Highland Spring, and government organisations. They deliver transformational change as well as iterative process efficiencies through the application of Lean Six Sigma.

    Dougie is a qualified Stunt Performer, competes in the Polevault internationally with other old men and his passion project Primal Gym in Edinburgh offers alternative physical movement disciplines where people from all walks of life can have fun moving!

  • Andi Lonnen

    Andi Lonnen

    Andi Lonnen, Founder & CEO, Finance Training Academy & Finance Business Partner Academy Bringing her trademark upbeat & enthusiastic approach, Andi Lonnen delivers her training in an easily understood and engaging manner with skills that can be implemented in the workplace immediately and have everyone buzzing to do so!

    A qualified accountant & experienced to Commercial Finance Director level, Andi is also a qualified ILM trainer.

    Finance Business Partnering and associated topics are her speciality!

  • Nikki Wild

    Nikki Wild

    Nikki Wild, CGMA, Trainer, Finance Training Academy Ltd

    Following a successful 18-year career as an accountant and Finance Director, Nikki uses a unique blend of financial, management, coaching & NLP qualifications to take her course participants to the next level & give them the motivation to succeed.

    • Accredited CPD Coach • Accredited Master Mentor • Certified Business Coach • Accredited Fellow Coach • CMI Diploma in Management (L4) • NLP Practitioner • DISC Certified • Certified Practitioner Brian Mayne’s Goal Mapping