Ultra-CFO accelerator one-day event

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This is the agenda for Day 1
Day 1 UltraCFO Accelerator Event – November 29, 2016
8:30 – 9:30

Get ready to embark on a long day’s journey to explore and learn about applying your CFO skills in ultra-high growth situations. Have you imagined the challenge of being a CFO for a company doubling in size every four months? What are the five essential questions of critical thinking?

9:30 – 12:00
The electric car case study

Learn how to plan your approach to the exponential growth anticipated in this new auto sector in Canada, including implications for the resource industry, municipal infrastructure and auto part manufacturing.

You have just been hired as the CFO of a fast-growing Canadian company that produces an important component for the autonomous vehicle market. What do you do? As CFO, you must not just crunch numbers, you must help develop the company’s strategy. You and your team will have limited time to develop a game plan. Information will change mid-course and conflict will arise during the session.

12:00 – 1:30

Participate in a panel discussion between a founder and a private equity investor. Why, when and how do investors and founders decide to fire the CEO they originally backed? What is the role of a CFO in such circumstances? To whom does the CFO owe their duty of care? These are the difficult issues that will be delicately discussed during this moderated discussion over lunch.

1:30 – 4:30
Poker club case study

Issues of conflicting priorities and personalities will emerge as you (an applicant to be the new CFO) must develop a 100-day plan for the job of group CFO to manage 5 fast growing companies simultaneously. Are you up to the challenge?

The case study provides your team with lots of data, many players and very little time to sum up the situation. How would you do this and put your best foot forward to be selected for the job? You will see how your team compares with other teams in the room and have an opportunity to participate in the online consensus polling. Do you have what it takes to land the top CFO job for a suite of fast growing companies?

4:30 – 5:30

How has the day transformed your thinking? Participants will explore their emotional response to the challenges in the cases and question how they responded.

As a wrap up to the day, you will be able to update your CFO playbook with insights from the feedback and commentary made during the day by participants.