Course ID: TITB

CFO versus HR – Thinking Inside the Box

As CFOs rise in power within organizations, the rest of the company can become puzzled by the mindset and decision style of the financial leader. These departments, through solid metrics and a strategic alignment with the bottom line, can make a significant impact on the organization. This workshop will build the understanding and communication patterns needed to help other departments understand the CFO, and give the CFO data to better communicate.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain a better understanding of a typical CFO, a position that is often viewed with fear and mistrust
  • Build more effective, more interactive working relationships with your CFO
  • Focus on three areas: a quick review of the “real life” world of the CFO, a view of the world and the workforce through the eyes of a CFO, and a list of “best practices” that work effectively in communicating with (and gaining the trust of) a CFO

Major Topics
  • Gain new tools to use, including new assessment language to better describe the CFO mindset
  • Best practices in communication with financial types
  • A “cheat sheet” of financial terms that will help build credibility

Who Should Attend

Departments and individuals that report to, or work with, finance departments in general and CFOs in particular

Fields of Study
Communications and Marketing


Management experience

Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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