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13th - 14th, May 2020
Auckland, NZ

Optimise leadership effectiveness in a changing environment


Gaylene Hughes

Gaylene has an extremely diverse business and professional background. She has owned and operated her own financial consulting business for over 25 years, working with numerous organisations within both the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. A business coach since 2002, Gaylene has the ability to identify where opportunities lie within a business and to improve its long-term performance, helping to simplify and systemise processes and procedures. Her infectious enthusiasm and passion coupled with her straight forward and warm speaking style are sure to keep you on track.

Director & Business Coach
JDI Business Coaching


- Key attributes & capabilities of a next-generation finance leader
- Communication channels to enhance the sharing of finance skills & knowledge
- Strengthen relationships & position finance as a valued partner within the business
- Benchmark your finance function against global best practice to provide insights for improvement


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Finance & Accounting Professionals Leadership Workshop

13 May - 14 May

Strategic performance management - Broaden the scope of the finance function

- The changing role of finance from scorekeeper to business partner

- Link strategy to budgeting and forecasting

- Recognise the relationship between finance and risk management

- Performance management models and their key drivers for success

- Effectively engage with senior leadership to demonstrate the strategic value of the finance function

The enabling platforms for transforming finance into a strategic business function

- Exploiting management accounting tools and techniques in a strategic context

- Apply new management accounting tools to enhance management reporting and drive business performance

- Understand the emerging power of big data and analytics

- How business analytics can contribute to strategic business insights

- Big data and analytics as a platform for enhancing the finance function

Drivers of change - Lead a world-class finance function

- Deal with the increasing demands businesses can place on their finance function

- Efficiency to effectiveness: Leverage the finance value chain

- The necessities to provide decisive support for finance effectiveness

- Drive productivity in finance: Work smarter not harder

- Benchmark your finance function against global best practice

Transition from scorekeeper to strategic business partners

- Beyond the rhetoric surrounding business partnering and discover what it really means

- Overcome the challenges of partnering at all levels of the organisation

- Demonstrate the ongoing value of finance to business operations

- Consider the emerging skill set required to achieve business partnership

- Manage accounting teams and staff effectively and build finance talent

  • Gaylene Hughes Director & Business Coach JDI Business Coaching

Understand the transition from technical manager to senior executive

- The leadership pipeline - Critical transitions that successful leaders make

- Understand the differences between technical management and people leadership

- The attributes of transformational leaders

Assessing executive potential and the transformational leader’s toolkit - Dealing with the challenges of senior leadership

- How to assess the potential for successful leadership under challenging conditions

- Lead through change - Within finance and across organisation

- Work in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world

- Techniques for leading through change


The transformational leader’s toolkit - Dealing with the personal challenges of senior leadership

- Understand yourself and how you react to pressure

- Techniques to lead under pressure

- How to manage competing priorities

The transformational leader’s toolkit - Finance leader as an effective communicator

- Build trust and credibility with a wide range of stakeholders

- Communicate effectively across the business

- Skills to communicate change, negotiation and manage conflict

- Achieve improved leadership performance - Your personal action plan

  • Gaylene Hughes Director & Business Coach JDI Business Coaching


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