Survive To Thrive! A Virtual CFO Masterclass Keynote Series
CFO Leadership Council has once again joined forces with MIT Sloan Executive Education

Survive Then Thrive! Announcing a first-ever CFO Masterclass Keynote Series we’re co-hosting with MIT Sloan Executive Education! It will be an amazing developmental experience featuring discussions between MIT Faculty and some of the world’s best CFOs. Speakers include CFOs from Covertus, Fanatics, Mass General, Microsoft, Splunk, Staples and more!  Join us for five consecutive Fridays from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST for an online webinar series where these keynote-level CFOs and dignitaries keynote speakers will provide insight into how to navigate these turbulent times.

This series is complimentary for current CFOLC Premium & Virtual Members. Topics include Effective Leadership Under Urgency, People Processes and the New Work Style, The Changing Customer Journey, Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company, Innovation Redesign and Evolution of IT.

“This is an amazing alignment of MIT Sloan thought leaders & faculty paired with elite CFOs from across the country.”
Jennifer Langley, National Conference Chair 

May 22nd @ 12pmET
Effective Leadership Under Urgency

Mich Chandlee, CFO, Fanatics
John Rex, Executive Coach, Rex Executive Leadership, Former CFO, Microsoft North America
Court Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management




Up for discussion:

  • Adapting a Leadership Style Consistent with Today’s Urgency
  • Shortening Decision Making to Achieve Responsiveness
  • Bringing People Along in Times of Duress
  • Addressing the Immediate while not Losing Sight of the Strategic

May 29th @ 12pmET
People Processes and the New Work Style

Elis Costa, CFO North America, Marsh & McLennan Companies
John Carrier, Senior Lecturer of System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management. 






Up for discussion:

  • Understanding Shifts in Desired Preferences and Experiences of Customers 
  • Understanding Implications for Existing Revenue Models 
  • Creating New Operating Models Adaptive to Today’s Shifts 
  • Deploying Dynamic Performance Measurement to Enable Market  Adaptiveness 

June 5th @ 12pmET
The Changing Customer Journey

Jeff Lawrence, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Domino’s
Elaine Paul, CFO and Vice President of Finance, Amazon Studios
Renée Richardson Gosline, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, Principal Research Scientist at MIT’s Initiative on The Digital Economy






Up for discussion:

  • A Broader and More Permanent Workforce Requires Rethinking of Skill Sets 
    Strategies for Balancing a Permanent with a GIG workforce 
    Strategies for Reinforcing Culture, Managing Expectations and Creating Workforce Engagement 
    Thinking Through Changes in Supporting Facilities and Infrastructure 

June 12, 2020 @ 12pmET
The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company

Sally Mason Boemer, Senior Vice President for Finance, Massachusetts General Hospital
Christine Komola, Former CFO of Staples and Covetrus






Up for discussion:

  • Implementing the Return
  • Managing  the New Normal
  • Financial health is about liquidity, solvency, and all the actions needed to accomplish
  • Physical health of the company workplace security / ensuring healthiness and getting people to be confident

June 19, 2020 @ 12pmET  
Innovation, Redesign, and Evolution of IT

Jason Child, SVP and CFO, Splunk, former Amazon and Groupon finance executive
Stever Fieler, CFO, HP
Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, Managing Director—Learning Education and Development, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
The new reality driving the way CFOs need to lead finance and guide the company






Up for discussion:

  • Today’s CFO advantage  – advanced technology
  • How operational and performance reporting needs to be rethought for CFOs to succeed todayHow to quickly assess, determine and bring about the re-design needed 
  • Strategies for balancing immediate changes needed with a longer term view

This series is complimentary for current CFOLC Premium & Virtual Members.  Tickets also available for non-members. Reserve your spot here.

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