NOTE: This newly 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.

Register by August 31, 2021 to receive a 20% discount.


  • Day 1 - Tuesday Oct 19, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 2 - Wednesday Oct 20, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 3 - Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 4 - Monday, Oct 25, 2021- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 5 - Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
  • Day 6 - Friday, Oct 29, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Develop your leadership skills by fostering ongoing organizational innovation, performance, and growth.

COVID-19 threw life as we know it into chaos. Now, more than ever, Visionary Leaders are crucial to ensuring overall stability while successfully inspiring their teams to achieve common, overarching goals. They leverage their teams’ capabilities to deliver innovative insights, while keeping their organizations’ long-term sustainability in mind. To tackle their organizations’ toughest challenges, today’s CFOs must be forward-thinking, flexible, and adaptive to change.

This CPA Ontario Executive Program will help finance executives further develop a practical set of skills for driving strategy and nurturing creativity and innovation among their team members. Participants will become more pro-active members of their executive teams, further contributing to their organizations’ performance in 2021.

This online program fosters a high energy, experiential learning environment. Activities consist of a combination of exercises, tool kits, guest speakers and lively discussions, as well as networking and sharing experiences. Your active participation will be required throughout the program, and learning will be facilitated by two of CPA Ontario’s proven, long-time executive professional development leaders.

Expect to improve your strategic thinking and explore the implications of environmental factors on businesses. Look at bridge building across the organization and learn ways to build a trusted relationship with your CEO. The program will also explore efficient information management, corporate governance and information security, career visioning and identifying your CFO Inertia, and considerations of talent management.


Any pre-reading or course work to be completed prior to the program will be emailed to you in advance of the program start date.


  • Understand the leadership skills required to adjust to the "new normal"
  • Be able to increase well being at the organizational level and personal level
  • Gain immediately applicable insight into strategy, future of work and future trends
  • Define ‘real’ strategy and how to integrate strategy with risk management
  • Outline the challenges involved in articulating a vision and differentiate between a vision and a strategy
  • Describe the competencies of a visionary leader and practical steps you can take to make better, more informed decisions
  • Outline key principles of corporate governance and information security


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