Future CFO Course
For Aspiring CFOs
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The Future CFO course is a comprehensive nine-module development program, designed and delivered by senior level finance leaders within a collaborative peer group format. We guide you through the whole journey from the back office to the boardroom.
Ideal for those aspiring to become a Chief Financial Officer within the next five years, Future CFO also caters to those who are currently performing the number one role in startups and scaleup companies. Unlike traditional business schools, our unique focus is solely on cultivating exceptional CFO talent, with hundreds of Aspiring CFOs having already completing the program, we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of finance leaders.
The Future CFO course offers many benefits, including:
Attend nine two-hour Future CFO Program mentoring workshops delivered in a cohort of 8-12 peers.
Play the role of the CFO in a live boardroom discussion chaired by a professional mentor to navigate challenging real-life case studies.
The next Cohorts start on:
Finance leaders managing a finance function in an early stage business but not yet delivering the full aspects of an established CFO role.
Finance leaders reporting into a CFO in high growth companies, aspiring to attain their first CFO role in their next career progression.
Senior finance leaders within large enterprises keen to land their first CFO role as their next career move.
Peer Learning: Participating in a cohort group allows aspiring CFOs to learn from and interact with their peers, who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This collaborative learning environment fosters a sense of community that enables participants to expand their knowledge and skills in a supportive and engaging setting.
Networking: The cohort group environment provides aspiring CFOs with an opportunity to network and build relationships with other professionals who share similar career goals and aspirations. These connections can be valuable in terms of knowledge-sharing, job referrals, and future collaborations.
Enhanced Accountability: Being part of a cohort group also enhances accountability for aspiring CFOs. The group provides a level of support and motivation to help participants stay on track with their development goals and commitments. Peer accountability can also be an effective way to ensure that participants are making progress towards their career objectives.
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Our nine modules will help transform you from a senior finance professional into an impactful CFO.
Join your Module 1 launch event to meet your CFO mentors and peer group buddies. Receive a guided tour of your CFO Readiness Toolkit and online course lessons. Your Module 1 lessons outline the typical roles and responsibilities of a Chief Financial Officer, including potential variations across different businesses. Participants work through guidance narratives and videos to rate yourself across each competency area within your CFO Readiness Toolkit.
During your Module 2 session, our CFO mentors will help prioritize your action plans against your existing role and future career aspirations. You will receive a group mentoring session to identify and overcome your biggest personal challenges towards obtaining your dream CFO role. This includes impactful remedies, proven methodologies, and practical recommendations that will form the basis of your tailored development plan.
Within Module 3, participants create objectives, document actions, and specify deadlines to address each identified development area within your GrowCFO Competency Framework. Address each of your priority development areas through regular prompts inside GrowCFO’s automated Learning Center. Participants will be notified of relevant courses, video recordings and blogs. You will also be invited to attend live webinar events and listen to valuable podcasts.
During this module, participants will gain valuable insights to help develop your profile and build your personal brand. These include top tips for writing your CV, building your LinkedIn brand and reviewing your overall digital profile. You will be invited to join regular webinars and will be prompted to complete a range of online lessons to transform you from being one of the crowd into the stand out candidate.
This module consists of regular webinars, event recordings and online lessons to take you through the journey from being an unconnected top performer to becoming a highly recommended leader. During this module, participants will identify your influential contacts, determine your personal ambassadors and create an action plan for developing strong relationships with these individuals.
Module 6 will help you to engage with the top table in order to take you through the journey from being a respected finance leader to becoming a trusted board member. Participants will understand what your CEO and Board really want from their CFO, learn how to manage these critical relationships and master the challenges of stepping up to support your CEO and Board
This module will help you to win your dream job in order to take you through the journey from being a “CFO ready” candidate to becoming a newly-appointed CFO. During this module, participants will identify potential routes into a new CFO role, learn different ways to identify new opportunities, understand how to position yourself for internal promotion and hear top tips for passing the external hire recruitment process.
Participants will study how to take over the finance function to make the journey from inheriting the finance function towards creating a blueprint for your own team. You will learn how to determine your finance function objectives, which type of finance function would best suit your company, how to create a blueprint for your future finance function and what factors to consider when selecting your optimal team.
This module is designed to help you to create your identity by building your 100-day plan to make the journey from your first day as the CFO to becoming an impactful CFO within your organization. During this module, participants will learn the key priorities when starting your new CFO role, the importance of a 100-day plan, how to implement your plan and top tips for making a big impact early on!
Find out more about the Future CFO course in one of our upcoming informational sessions.
Cohort Group Workshops: Attend nine two-hour Future CFO program mentoring workshops delivered in a cohort of 8-12 peers.
Virtual Boardroom: Play the role of the CFO in a live boardroom discussion chaired by a professional mentor to navigate challenging real-life case studies.
Professional Mentoring: Six months of one-to-one professional mentoring from an experienced CFO with at least ten years of board-level experience (this is optional and should be purchased separately).
1. Competency Framework: Rank yourself against the 45 CFO skills within The GrowCFO Competency Framework.
2. Future CFO On-Demand Video Course: Complete the nine Future CFO program online modules.
3. Competency Workshops: Access on-demand workshops led by GrowCFO’s professional mentors to address your biggest skills gaps.
4. Competency Modules: Complete a selection of 45 online courses to address priority areas identified in your Competency Framework.
5. Fundraising Simulator: Lead an entire virtual fundraising process as the CFO based on a real-life $12 million fundraise.
6. Learning Plan: Document your quarterly progress against your GrowCFO learning plan for at least 12 months.
Graduating participants will receive a signed GrowCFO certificate to showcase within your CV and LinkedIn profile.
This clearly demonstrates your commitment towards developing your skills and growing your network, making you the ideal candidate for your first CFO role.
The next Cohorts start on:
All program payments must be made directly to GrowCFO through our company website growcfo.net/future-cfo or through GrowCFO company invoices. GrowCFO accepts no liability for any payments made to any other parties, including regional leaders and program facilitators.
The live online workshops run on a monthly basis lasting two hours each. There is no preparation required, except around 30 minutes for the Module 1 workshop.
Yes, the Future CFO program counts for 40 hours of CPE and you will be issued a certificate on completion.