At CFG we believe all charity finance professionals are leaders, no matter where you are in your career. The role of the finance function is as vital as ever as we face the challenges in the sector.
Now in its ninth year, our flagship Inspiring Financial Leadership (IFL) course is back for 2020. This leadership course is a turning point for finance professionals in their career; supporting you to rethink the traditional role of finance, empower you with tools and knowledge and learn from the latest thinking, so you can take the next significant step on your leadership journey.
Inspiring Financial Leadership (IFL) is a dynamic, interactive series of online seminars run in association with Charity Finance Group, The Centre for Charity Effectiveness and Sayer Vincent. The course combines the latest leadership models with practical advice and support through interactive sessions, discussions and individual coaching.
Centred on the role of the charity finance professional, drawing on robust leadership research and grounded in the challenges that finance professionals face, this course is highly interactive using a mix of practical experience, research and best practice. Attendees gain the skills and expertise to take them to the next stage of their leadership journey.
Full session details and speakers announcements coming soon.
The sessions will run from 08:30 - 11.00. We will send the link for each session the week prior.
Module 1: Leadership from the finance function - Wednesday 14 October 2020
Module 2: Coaching for empowerment - Tuesday 3 November 2020
Module 3: Vision and culture - Tuesday 8 December 2020
Module 4: Leading change - Wednesday 20 January 2021
Module 5: Communication - Tuesday 23 February 2021
Module 6: Motivating self and others - Thursday 18 March 2021
Module 7: Wellbeing and resilience - Thursday 22 April 2021
Module 8: Leading and influencing high performing teams - Tuesday 18 May 2021
What our delegates said
“I think the Inspiring Financial Leadership course is one of the best courses, if not the best course, I’ve ever done. It changed my life and the outlook for The Varkey Foundation who I was working for at the time immeasurably.” Pete Knight, Finance Director, Mercy Ships UK.
“As finance professionals we absolutely need to focus on building up strong controls and processes but we have huge potential beyond this in shaping, influencing and implementing strategy at the highest levels. IFL has been a wonderful journey.” Sarah Noak, Director of Finance, Lessons for Life Foundation.
“Joining the Inspiring Financial Leadership programme helped me decide what sort of leader I wanted to be – and gave me the tools I needed to achieve it. I’m excited to use what I’ve learned to help my organisation to grow.” Clare Jenkins, Director of Finance and IT, SOS Children’s Villages UK.
CFG is pleased to once again offer a bursary scheme this year. We have a bursary available for under-represented groups. Applications for the bursary scheme are now closed.
CFG membership and discounts
Becoming a CFG member gives you discounts on events and training including IFL, and access to exclusive events. Membership is open to your whole organisation. Join our community before you book.
CFG early bird and member rates are available to Sayer Vincent audit clients for this course. If you are a Sayer Vincent client who is not a CFG member, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org stating you are a Sayer Vincent client, to receive a discount on this course booking.