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January 2011


2011 Executive Program - Registrations Now Open

Winter 2011 Seminar Highlights

Professional Development Online

In-House Presentations

Browse all the PD Programs being offered in your area for the months of January and February.
You can also view the full listing of Executive Programs offered this year.

2011 Executive Program - Registrations Now Open

We are pleased to announce our 2011 Executive Professional Development Program

The Executive Program has been developed and designed specifically for participants in positions of leadership in their companies. The majority of programs in this series are multi-day, all-inclusive, residential experiences that will allow you to immerse yourself in the program content, network, and share experiences with peers. This will give you the chance to remove yourself from your everyday work routine and reflect on the opportunities in front of you. Take advantage of these exceptional professional learning opportunities this year and launch your company and your career to the next level!

  • The Controllership Program and The CFO Leadership Program have been the brand name programs for developing Controllers and CFOs in Canada for over 25 years, and provide both core operational and leadership training for financial leaders.
  • Becoming CEO (and Staying There) gives you the framework, tools and guidance to become an extraordinary CEO.
  • The Smart Leaders program enables you to understand thinking styles, barriers to innovation, and why smart people do foolish things. It liberates your mind to both see and think differently than the rest in order to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities around you.
  • The CFO as Navigator explores the different hats that a CFO must wear as an executive; and how to manage the increasing responsibilities entrusted to people in these roles.
  • The Value-Driven CFO gives you valuable tools to uncover the hidden treasures in your organization and in the marketplace.
  • The Master Strategist helps you develop the winning strategies to move your company forward.
  • The Optimal Negotiator shows you how to negotiate with others and significantly increase your winning percentage. 
  • In Commanding Presence, you will acquire the executive presence you need to influence and persuade key stakeholders through the premier communications and presentation program in Canada.

Finance Series:


The Controllership Program


Operational Skills

June 12 – 15
October 16 – 19

Management Competencies

November 20 – 23

The CFO Leadership Program  

Operational Skills

November 13 – 16

Leadership Competencies

October 23 – 26

The CFO as Navigator

November 16 – 18

The Value Driven CFO

June 19 – 22

Leadership Series:


Becoming CEO (and Staying There): Acquiring The Leader's Edge

November 20 – 23

Smart Leaders: Thinking & Innovation Skills

November 27 – 30

The Master Strategist

December 11 – 14

The Optimal Negotiator

December 11 – 14

Commanding Presence: Advanced Communication & Presentation Skills

February 28 – March 1
March 21 – 22
April 11 – 12

All programs, except for Commanding Presence, take place at the White Oaks Resort and Conference Centre in Niagara-On-The-Lake.  Commanding Presence is offered in downtown Toronto.

For more information, please contact Lawrence Wong, CA at 416-969-4343 or toll free at 1-800-387-0735, ext. 343. Registration forms are available using the links above.

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Winter Seminar Highlights

There is only one month left of our Fall/Winter 2010-11 program. At the time of publication, there are still spots available in the following selection of courses:

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Professional Development Online

New online sessions of the corporate and personal income tax refresher courses are now available, and coming soon there will be an online version of the new ASPE – A Survey of the Standards course. These courses cover the same material as the two-day in-class sessions of the same name, and are ideal for those who find it difficult to travel to one of our course locations or don’t have the time to attend a daylong session.

The material is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is no schedule to follow. You can work at your own pace and whenever/wherever suits you best. These courses include online quizzes that can provide evidence of completion, so that your time can count as verifiable learning towards your Mandatory CPD requirement.

If you would like further information, please contact Jeff Charlesworth at 416-969-4206 or toll free at 1-800-387-0735, ext. 206 or to register online, click on the links below:

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In-House Presentations

Missed one of our public sessions? Institute courses can also be presented in-house, enabling firms and organizations the opportunity to provide their partners and staff with high-quality, tailored PD programs on a very convenient and cost-effective basis! You determine the time, date, and location and we can help you arrange the rest. You can use your own instructor, or we can connect you with one of our top professional instructors. For more information on in-house presentations, please contact Hilary Nolan Haupt at 416-969-4337 or toll free at 1-800-387-0735, ext. 337.

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For more information on any of our seminars or Executive Programs and/or to register, please visit the ICAO Professional Development website at www.icao.on.ca/PD or contact recordspd@icao.on.ca.

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