Who should attend
Strategic Financial Executives, CFOs, and future CFOs
About the course
Designed for current and future CFOs
Jointly developed with Odgers Berndtson, this program will help you develop the intellectual and emotional agility and the decision-making, problem-solving and communications skills required for success in a critical leadership role.
Develop your core capabilities
Today’s CFOs are expected to be strategic business partners with the CEO, drive and fuel sustained growth, work effectively with the board, deal with investors, manage people, interact effectively with stakeholders and drive strategic change. All of that is on top of the traditional core financial and reporting duties. The CFO leadership program is designed to help participants assess and develop three critical skills in order to succeed in this critical leadership role.
Three pillars of CFO leadership.
The concept behind the CFO Leadership Program arose from conversations between Rotman, and Odgers Berndtson's CFO and Leadership Practices, as well as consultations with North America's leading CFOs, CEOs and audit chairs. Our conversations with this exclusive advisory board identified three critical CFO success factors which we refer to as the Three Pillars of CFO Leadership™:
- Leadership in the C-Suite
- Strategic Agility and Business Acumen
- Managing Key Stakeholder Relations.
We’re here to help.
This highly personalized program focuses on positive behavior change. Each member of the program will have the opportunity to receive a customized leadership assessment, work one-on-one with an executive coach, and develop a personal action learning plan.
The program is limited to a select group of executives nominated by their CFO, CEO or audit chairs. The rigorous application process ensures that you will be in the company of your peers. The intimate class setting and social events provide ample opportunities for networking with both your classmates and leading CFOs, CEOs and audit chairs who will participate in panel discussions, select program sessions and receptions.
Hugh Arnold divides his professional time between teaching executives at business schools in Canada and the UK and his consulting practice through Hugh Arnold Associates Limited specializing in leadership and organization. Dr. Arnold is Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School at the ...
David Beatty is Conway Chair of the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness. Currently, he serves as a Director of FirstService Corporation, Walter Energy and Canada Steamships Lines. Over his career he has served on over 35 Boards of directors and been Chair of 8 publicly tr...
With 20 years of experience in leadership assessment and executive development, Eric brings a wealth of experience to Odgers Berndtson's Leadership Practice. Eric developed the LeaderFi™ assessment method and works seamlessly with the firm’s clients to help assess and develop the leadership poten...
Pavi Binning is the President and a Director of George Weston Limited, having joined the company in 2010. Mr. Binning is also a Board Member of Loblaw Companies Limited and President''s Choice Financial. Featured Work Mr. Binning has an extensive range of public company experience from industrie...
Ms. Gibson is an independent innovation specialist, educator and director. She has taught innovation in MBA programs at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Queens School of Business, and is a sought-after board member with deep experience at the forefront of communications...
Mara does empirical research in the areas of Industrial Organization and Organizational Economics. At a broad level, Mara studies how companies compete and how they organize themselves for competitive advantage. She is best known for her research on loyalty programs and vertical integration. Much...
Mila has worked with executives, managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts across a wide range of industries, from financial and business services to education, government and non-profit; from media and entertainment to healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and biotech; from technology and telec...
Richard Powers is the National Academic Director, Directors Education Program and Governance Essentials Program. Rick recently completed a 5-year term as the Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Rotman MBA and Master of Finance Programs. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rick’s are...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.