Founded by the Maryland
Association of CPAs
BLI became part of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants
Researching competencies needed for the future, looking out to 2025 in 1999 and again in 2011
The Business Learning Institute was founded in 1999 by the Maryland Association of CPAs and became part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants in 2021. Our launch team researched the competencies needed for the future of business and the CPA profession, looking out to 2025 in 1999 and again in 2011.
Our main finding: To be successful in a rapidly changing and complex world, a professional’s rate of learning must be faster than the business environment’s rate of change and faster than their competition (L>C²).
Each of us must not only rapidly learn technical skills, but we also must grow our leadership and strategy skills. These high-level competencies propel individual careers and help organizations thrive over the long-term.
In a period of rapid change and increasing complexity, the winners are going to be the people who can learn faster than the rate of change and faster than their competition.