LIF - T STRATEGIC FINANCE LEADERS PROGRAM  


Create strategic value and become a game-changing leader in finance.
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You can lead the future of finance: step ahead of the game today
The role of finance leaders has evolved. Sure, you need to navigate governance and compliance, uphold performance accountabilities and, ultimately, deliver trustworthy financial data. But we all know that’s not all. Finance has a key part to play in helping organisations create and maximise strategic value.   
Now questions are how do you become an influencer of strategy instead of a mere passenger reporting on progress? How do you make strategy your priority and part of your function daily instead of being stuck in the weeds?
Our program is specifically designed for you to unlock your potential as a strategic finance leader. It introduces participants to a strategic leadership or “co-pilot” framework underpinned by three key pillars: 
1. Strategy Development and Execution: what is strategy and the frameworks to implement it 
2. Leadership and Culture in Finance: influence decisions and create a culture of cooperation and high performance within your team 
3. Finance technology stack and Process Excellence: leverage the right tools to support your strategy 
We don’t get stuck in the concept. Guided by our experts, and through collaboration with other like-minded finance professionals, you will learn through action. You will get ongoing opportunities to exercise your strategic leadership ‘muscles’ by applying what you learn to your current challenges so it brings you real-time results. 
Don’t stand still, invest in yourself and your growth to level up your career. 
Express your interest now, next intake starts October 2021. More details below on program and schedule. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In a high-performance setting with peers from organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, you will work through a series of workshops and exercises that are brought back into your day-to-day work environment, ensuring you are practising and transferring the learning into results.
The program culminates with the development and presentation of your personal ‘strategic leadership roadmap’ which links together the pillars of the program and the enablement of your finance leadership.
If you come on this learning journey to stretch to lift your performance, you will go through the following phases:



Application - Agreement & Assessment



Onboarding & Standards in Participation



6 Workshops + Weekly Momentum Sessions


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Personal Strategic Finance Leadership Roadmap




PROGRAM FLOW

Onboarding and Standards of Participation Session - 6th October 12pm to 1pm AEST 
We will give you the keys to get the most out of the Program and you will get the opportunity to meet the other participants. It’s a great time to put yourself in the best mindset to start the program on a high. 


Workshops over 3 months:
1. Strategy & Foundation Setting - 14th October 930am to 1pm AEST 
  • Exploring the fundamental principles and mental models of strategy
  • Key considerations in the design and development of strategy
  • Practical learning through assessment of your organisation’s strategic framework 
2. Finance Leadership in Strategy Execution - 15th October 9.30am to 1pm AEST 
  • Being the strategic leader – mindset and emergent thinking
  • Implementing the process of strategy development
  • The role of finance in strategic planning
3. Creating Space to Lead Strategically through Enablement (Process, Technology, People) -3rd November 9.30am to 1pm AEST  
  • Best practice technology solutions to consider in your environment
  • Making sense of your finance technology environment
  • Practical learning through assessment of your organisation’s technology environment
4. Pathways, Decisions and Application - 12th November 9.30am to 1pm AEST  
  • Mind the gap – Leading Finance Tech Stack excellence in 2021
  • Understanding the practical application of strategic decision-making criteria for a finance technology roadmap
  • Ego vs Strategy – Leading the technology change effectively
5. Strategic Advisor: Tools & Skills -25th November 9.30am to 1pm AEST  
  • Inserting your leadership into strategy – influencing strategy enhancement
  • Innovative approaches to strategy execution – testing the unconstrained
  • Leadership growth - Your toolbox as a strategic leader and influencer
  • Influencing and partnering with difficult stakeholders
6. Operating Plan & Finance Culture- 3rd December 9.30am to 1pm AEST  
  • Strategy – Taking a cascading approach​ throughout the organisation.
  • Integrated team operating plans, purpose, and initiatives - Making strategy real by connecting it to everyday work
  • Building a culture of learning and high performance – the levers you can pull
  • Leading change and navigating uncertainty

Weekly Momentum sessions with Program Facilitators - 8th December to 8th December  10am to 11am AEST
This is your opportunity to get feedback from our facilitators on your current situation and apply the tools and framework to your personal journey. Bring live challenges to the table to workshop with the facilitators and your peers so you can move the needle forward and reach your goals.

Personal Roadmap Presentations - 8th December to 10th December 9am to 11am AEST
The pinnacle of this program, present your strategic leadership roadmap and get a final review by our facilitators so you can implement the key initiatives that help you play a bigger game in your organisation. There is nothing more effective than understanding through actions.

This program is a virtual classroom format primarily leveraging Zoom so it is critical that you have a device that is enabled to use the platform.
All sessions run at allotted times and cannot be moved so we recommend that you create an agreement with your employer to ensure participation.

MEET THE FACILITATORS

LANCE RUBIN - Modelling & Analytics

Lance is Australia's leading authority on decision making tools and technology as well as process excellence and automation. Lance role is to explore the enablement of the modern strategic finance leader through creating agility in your technology stack to empower decision making and your overall finance function. 

BRAD EISENHUTH - Strategic Leadership, Finance Brand & Culture

Brad Eisenhuth works with the cohort across the program in exploring and addressing the considerations for executing as a strategic finance leader, including building the behaviours and conditions that set you and your people up for success. Brad is the Founder and CEO of The Outperformer, an award winning consultancy in learning and development, and performance projects across team & culture, partnering & co-piloting, modelling & analytics, and automation.
Rob Arthur

ROB ARTHUR - Strategy Development & Execution

Rob Arthur plays a critical role this program in harnessing the connection between business strategy, finance strategy and your role as a strategic finance leader. Rob is a Partner at McGrath Nicol in Strategy Consulting and has a long career in the field, including his recent role of GM Strategy at NBN Co.


WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE ON LIF-T?



      

"I had been in search of a program that would address my gaps around the understanding of strategy and its execution. Now I feel equipped to be a co-pilot, partnering with the business rather than doing things without understanding the true value/connection to the strategic objective. I strive to bring the finance team I lead in alignment with the overall objectives of the business. 

Finally, I am more knowledgeable about recent advancements in technology; specifically in the area of automation and about best practice in financial modelling."

Teresa Paredes

Financial Controller Best Technology Services. 

      

"I’m passionate about moving myself (and other finance professionals) to strategic influencers as I really do think we have one of the best opportunities to innovate and add value to businesses. 

The program and it experts facilitators helped me take  a step back, prioritise my own growth as a leader and think about how I can effectively partner with and influence my stakeholders within the business. It’s also given me the tools to share with other leaders around the business to help them on their journey."

Kevin Sampath 

Group Finance Manager, APAC - Hudson 

      

"Ultimately my work with The Outperformer helped me adopt a proactive approach on strategy execution and leadership as opposed to a proactive ‘finance person’. 

Since undertaking this course, my profile in the business has raised immensely with the CEO and other leaders. I now feel confident in my ability to identify gaps in strategy and to create alignment in our daily tasks to help achieve business goals. I’m proud to have been praised for my ability to manage others to deliver genuine strategic outcomes and recognised for thinking strategically."

Kate Urlich

Finance Business Partner – Carman's 

      

"I know that Finance has a key part to play in helping organisations create or maximise value. I wanted this program to show me how this could be achieved, practically and from a mindset point of view. 

My top key learning was the cascading principle and the use of implementable tools such as the Team Operating Plans. In fact, I have applied the frameworks we worked on immediately to present at a Senior Leadership meeting about how we are going to deliver our strategy and got amazing feedback."

Lynn Love

Head of Commercial Finance - Only About Children. 

      

"The program has helped me prioritise where I spend my time, and how I approach a companywide opportunity. For me the most game-changing aspect was the influencing component of the course and how to be seen and recognised as a strategic thinker, adding value and bringing it to life.   

Another very valuable aspect of the course was being part of a group of like-minded finance executives coming together to share their insights and progress together."

Robin Ford 

Head of Commercial Finance - MAURI (GWF) 

LAUNCH:

OCTOBER 2021


Once you have submitted your Expression of Interest, we will keep you informed of the application process and program logistics.

Getting the most out of this program - A participant's view


Be willing to learn and become pioneers within your organisation for change and innovation. And then be infectious with your willingness to learn through the program so that your peers, and other team members see that, so they’re motivated to jump on the ‘learning train’. Above all, value & prioritise growth as an organisation, team and individual. 
Kevin Sampath
Group Finance Manager APAC, Hudson

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