Certificate and Executive Programs

The CFO Program: Part 1 - Performance Transformation

MAR 01 - Mar 08, 2023



MAR 01 - MAR 08



8:30 AM - 11:30 AM




18 Hours


0 Hours


Registration closed on

Feb 22, 2023



CAREER STAGE: Senior Executive

NOTE: This revised course has shifted online into six, half-day, live, instructor-led sessions. We have adapted the interactive sessions to include regularly scheduled breaks and digital breakout rooms for virtual networking and group discussions. Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registrants.


Participants must have a reliable internet connection, a working webcam with microphone, and are expected to be on camera during live sessions. Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registrants.


  • Day 1 - Wednesday, March 1 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 2 - Thursday, March 2 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 3 - Friday, March 3 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 4 - Monday, March 6 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 5 - Tuesday, March 7 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 6 - Wednesday, March 8 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Explore the technical, ethical and interpersonal skills needed to stay agile and adapt to change.

C-suite executives are relying on their finance leaders during these times of unprecedented change in digital technologies and changing workforce trends. It is increasingly important for organizations to operate at peak levels of performance to succeed. Participants will explore the technical, ethical and interpersonal skills they need to master and sustain change, and help their organizations stay agile and more easily adapt to change.

This program fosters a high energy, interactive learning environment. Activities consist of a combination of cases, exercises, tool kits, lively discussions, as well as networking and sharing experiences. Your active participation will be required throughout the program. Come prepared for a unique experience that will move you towards realizing your full CFO potential. Allow us to guide you on your journey.

Why Take the Course:

  • Learn through interactive activities and collaborate on cases, exercises, discussions, while networking with peers.
  • Explore the role of CEOs and CFOs as change leaders and the importance of your personal brand.
  • Gain an understanding of best practices for enabling the finance team to maximize its impact and improve strategic initiatives.

What You Will Learn:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the roles of CEOs and CFOs as change leaders and outline the required competencies for these roles.
  • Explain what a personal brand is and outline best practices for communicating your personal brand.
  • Explain how stakeholder analysis and mapping can be used to improve relationship management with stakeholders.
  • Outline best practices for enabling the finance team to maximize its business impact and improve an organization’s strategic initiatives and decision making.
  • List the barriers many organizations face in leveraging data for more informed decision making and practical steps you can take to remove those barriers.
  • Outline the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and describe best practices for complying with the code.
  • Create a finance agenda that enables a successful digital transformation plan .

What Topics are Covered:

  • The CFO as leader
  • Governance, risk management aspects of organizational transformation
  • Shifting organizational priorities: thinking ahead of the curve
  • Defining CFO success: what it takes to get there and stay there
  • Drivers of change
  • Personal integrity and ethics
  • Analytics and performance improvement
  • Leading within and outside the finance function

Who will Benefit:

  • This program is designed for aspiring, new and experienced CFOs focused on the continued development of specific in-demand skills and competencies required to lead from the top.


$2700.00 Member

$2700.00 Student

$3150.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Feb 22, 2023




Barbara A. Palmegiani, B. Comm., FCPA, FCMA is a Partner and National CFO & Controllership Services Leader for BDO Canada. BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients across Canada and beyond.

Future proofing organizations has been her focus and passion for several years, as a trusted advisor to her clients. Now, joining forces with BDO, she leads a team with the talent and resources to modernize finance departments and fill the whitespace that many BODs, CEOs, Business Owners, CFOs and Controllers are currently challenged with. She supports the finance function by taking a forward-looking approach to its needs and supporting them to successfully navigate the uncertainty of today, and fuel their corporate agenda of tomorrow.

Marie Campagna, FCPA, FCMA has over 40 years of progressive experience in the public and private sectors, has driven a strong track record of results, execution excellence, and improved operational efficiency while supporting patient care/client needs and the values of the organization. Her career has been rooted in finance and operational support and spanned many sectors including healthcare, automotive, logistics and pharmaceuticals.

In her various CFO and VP finance roles, Marie provided strategic leadership to Finance, Contract Management, Procurement, Information Technology, Strategy & Planning, Research, New Business Development, Risk Management, Facilities and Hospitality Services.


This CPA Ontario program is a live webinar. You must attend the live course to receive verifiable CPD hours. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled starting time each day. To get the full experience of this interactive course, use a computer with video and microphone capabilities.


You will be sent an agenda and various pre-course work via email to be completed prior to the program. Please ensure your email address is up to date and you complete the required pre-course work and return it prior to the due date on the email.

Registration, cancellation, withdrawal and all other CPA Ontario PD Seminar policies can be found here.