From advice on personal finances to best business practices, our podcast roundup covers a wide range of pandemic-related content (Getty Images/Petri Oeschger)
Wondering what tomorrow will bring for our organizations, how to improve your leadership in times of crisis, or whether you can mitigate the pandemic’s impact on your finances? These podcasts provide some insight.
MASTERING MONEY: THE EDUCATOR’S EDITION BY CPA CANADA
COVID-19 has left several Canadians on rocky financial ground, unsure of what the future will hold. This podcast series focuses on key issues and trends as they relate to financial education.
Listen to CPA Garth Sheriff for practical strategies on saving during these unprecedented times; plan for life after the pandemic with advice from David Trahair, CPA and author of The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement: How you can retire in 10 years or less and learn more about the government benefits available with CPA Fabio Bonanno, principal, taxation at CPA Canada.
JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY
The Journal developed two podcasts based on insights from Human Signals, a joint EY Seren and AICPA report on the effects of COVID19 on the accounting profession.
The first, 7 human behavior insights you need to know, addresses concepts such as a sense of belonging and community. It features a discussion between Joel Bailey, director at EY Seren, and CPA Barry Melancon, AICPA president and CEO.
The second podcast, 6 new business realities in the pandemic era, touches on issues related to empathetic leadership and organizational culture and is led by Gretchen Pisano, executive coach and consultant, CEO and cofounder of pLink Leadership.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS BY CPA CANADA
In this four-part podcast series, experts discuss various issues that firms and businesses need to navigate to better adapt to a new environment.
Learn more about how to maintain employee morale within a remote work environment with guest speaker CPA Chad Davis; which labour law considerations firms should take into account with insights from lawyer Shafik Bhalloo; what practitioners and clients can do to protect themselves against losses due to COVID19, with CPA Jay Ahluwalia; and, listen to CPA Bob Sanghera’s take on how COVID-19 has impacted both short and long-term operational strategies.
For each podcast episode, CPAs can earn 1.5 CPD hours. A Certification of Completion can be added for a fee after listening to all four episodes and taking a multiple-choice quiz based on the content.
PLANNING AND FORECASTING CONSIDERATIONS IN TIMES OF CRISIS BY CPA CANADA
In this podcast series, hosted by CPA Rob Torok, episodes focus on the importance of long and short-term planning and forecasting; how to deal with new challenges that lie ahead; best practices in forecasting and cash preservation; as well as tips for navigating the remote close process.
Like the practice management podcasts, CPAs can earn 1.5 CPD hours and add on a Certification of Completion for a fee.
CONFRONTING THE COVID-19 CRISIS – RESILIENT SERIES BY DELOITTE
In this podcast series, Deloitte provides some actionable insights on how businesses can confront the pandemic. From supply chain disruptions and remote working challenges to crisis response strategies, these episodes provide information to help you think about what to do now—and next.
THE BUSINESS UNPLANNED PODCAST SERIES BY BMO
What happens when circumstances beyond your control make your perfect business plan impossible? Do you adapt your strategy? Revisit your goals? Sure, but where do you start? In this podcast series, BMO has experts and entrepreneurs discuss about how to deal with the crisis. Topics covered include staying motivated, managing cash flow post-COVID-19 and business recovery.
THE FUTURE OF WORK WITH JACOB MORGAN
During his weekly podcast, futurologist and leadership speaker Jacob Morgan, talks the future of work with senior executives and business leaders. In recent months, these in-depth conversations have covered a wide variety of pandemic-inspired discussions, from successfully leading a remote team to building an invincible company and becoming a better manager.
THE BREGMAN LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Peter Bregman has been talking to executives and business leaders for years about leadership and professional effectiveness. Recent episodes posted include “The insider’s guide to culture change” featuring Siobhan McHale, author of The Insider’s Guide to Culture Change,” “The 4 stages of psychological safety” with Timothy Clark, CEO and founder of Leader Factor and “Why stress is good for you”, a chat with Kelly McGonigal, author of The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You.
THE ADVENT OF HOMO COVIDUS? BY FRANCE CULTURE
The masked individual, the anxious worker, the cautious saver and the frugal consumer—the types of individuals born of the current pandemic will be very different from their predecessors, the homo economicus. The episodes of this podcast series (in French only) sketch a preliminary assessment of the multiple impacts of COVID 19. The three episodes are aptly named: “Travailleur masqué, travailleur désabusé”; “Un épargnant sur la défensive” and “Altruiste ou égoïste, un individu en crise.”
STRESS TEST BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL
From job losses to stock market declines, the pandemic has taken its toll on Canadian household finances, especially for people in the age 20 to 40 group.
Geared to members of Generations Y and Z, Stress Test covers a wide variety of topics to help them better manage their finances in these uncertain times, while showing that their dreams are not beyond reach. Should they move back in with their parents? What about the cost of kids? Can they afford to live the downtown lifestyle? Why did they get into debt and how do they get out? Answers to all these questions are offered in each episode. The podcasts are in English, with transcripts in French also available.
LOOKING FOR MORE FINANCIAL ADVICE?
As part of its financial literacy program, CPA Canada has developed The Road Ahead, a free webinar series that weighs in on financial hurdles COVID-19 created and its impact on mental health.
Register to learn about coping with stress, dealing with tax after turbulent times and wellness during times of crisis. Future episodes will touch on insurance after COVID-19 and building a lifelong financial plan.