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SAICA Leading for the Future Programme

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Are you future-fit? Improve your financial professional skills, to lead effectively in disruptive and uncertain times.

Financial professionals are the lifeblood of any organisation. However, the traditional roles of finance professionals are transforming globally and there is a growing need for finance professionals who are equipped to manage, lead and run organisations in an increasingly disruptive and uncertain competitive landscape. The finance professional of the future must be equipped to generate ever greater value for themselves and enhanced competitive advantage for their organisations. 

This online programme will equip you to lead more effectively, grow your career and help you to make better decisions for yourself and for your organisation, whether as an employee or as a new business owner.

How your organisation will benefit:

Organisations will benefit through ‘future proofing’ their financial professionals to better cope with a rapidly changing business environment. As the financial sector is ripe for disruption, organisations will benefit from having their financial professionals equipped with cutting edge leadership, business acumen and team management skills. This is essential to sustain and grow organisations in an increasingly volatile and uncertain environment. Nascent entrepreneurs will benefit by being equipped with the key entrepreneurial competencies to create sustainable and profitable businesses.

Qualifying for admission:
Enrolment is open to all financial professionals and admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organisational responsibility.

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Upon completion, you will receive a link to the independently verifiable digital credential for the course, which you can use on your LinkedIn profile.

Additional Information:

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Dates: 20 – 23 July 2020
  • Topics: Leadership, Technology, Finance and Ethics.

Online sessions:

  • Time commitment: 5 hours per day, blended learning approach; independent and virtual learning
  • Starting time: 10am
  • 4 Live Zoom Sessions (1 each day)
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Who should attend?
Chartered accountants and other financial professionals who have less than 15 years working experience and potential to be promoted to senior positions in the short to medium term. 

This programme is brought
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For further information regarding this programme; please contact Lungile Longmans on longmansl@gibs.co.za or 011 771 4336.

How you will benefit
This online programme will  help you to future proof your career as a finance professional, harness technological innovation for success and equip you to lead yourself and your organisation more effectively.

At the end of the online programme, you will be able to:

  • Lead yourself and others more effectively with EQ and Social Quotient tools.
  • Leverage technology and technology experts to automate routine aspects of your finance role, and free you up to add more value creatively.
  • Pursue an innovative agenda for a finance firm.
  • Enhance your influencing capability.
  • Gain familiarity with working in virtual or matrix-structured teams.
  • Learn to manage through complex and changing situations; and
  • Navigate through the ethical quandaries of the future.


Key focus areas:

  • Personal Leadership Development
  • EQ & SQ Development
  • Critical Thinking for the Future
  • Technology and Disruption: threats and opportunities for leaders
  • Innovation and how to get innovation
  • Influencing others
  • Developing the financial professional of the future
  • Strategic Corporate Finance in the Future
  • Corporate Ethics for the Future
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