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AuditWatch University Level 6: Developing the Executive Within


Course Details
Duration: Two Days
Prerequisite: 6+ Years to Partners
Level of Instruction: Advanced
Delivery Method: Group-Live
CPE Credits: 16 Credits (13 Personal Development, 2 Accounting, 1 Auditing)
Advanced Preparation: None
Registration: To register for a public course, visit our Course Schedules page.

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This course develops individuals who consistently interact and manage at the executive level. By learning and applying a variety of methods, participants enhance their effectiveness as emerging executives. Participants also explore how to increase their technical and managerial contributions to their firm through higher level performance. By analyzing the concept of executive presence, participants discover why it is such a critical component of business success and career advancement.

Learning Objectives by Module
After the session, participants should be able to:

Introduction – 1 Credit (Personal Development)

  • Explore and discuss the fundamentals of Executive Presence

Using Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Success – 2 Credits (Personal Development)

  • Understand the main components of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Practice EI fundamentals through a series of interactive discussions and exercises after an in-depth self assessment
  • Learn how to manage emotions to achieve goals, enhance performance and build relationships

The Multi-Generational Workplace– 1.5 Credits (Personal Development)

  • Understand the generations that make up the current workforce
  • Explore key characteristics and behaviors of each generation
  • Learn techniques for effective interactions with both specific generational groups and cross-generational teams

Performance and Talent Management– 1.5 Credits (Personal Development)

  • Discuss and explore the dynamics of performance and talent management in the public accounting industry
  • Understand how to identify and develop talent in individuals to maximize their performance and professional growth
  • Gain insight on best practices to develop and retain staff

Developing Executive Presence – 3 Credits (Personal Development)

  • Understand the elements of Executive Presence
  • Identify the behaviors necessary to maximize interaction and communication at the executive level
  • Apply techniques learned to develop and deliver a brief, engaging executive-level presentation

Building New Business– 2 Credits (Personal Development)

  • Explore important concepts related to developing new business
  • Apply structured techniques to plan for and develop business growth
  • Practice the art of gaining new business through a series of interactive skill building activities

Firm Economics and Profitability– 1.5 Credits (Personal Development)

  • Explore and understand advanced practice management concepts
  • Learn best practices using metrics to manage your engagement
  • Gain confidence in communicating engagement results with clients and key members of the firm

Auditing and Accounting Trends – 3 Credits (2 Accounting, 1 Auditing)

  • Understand new accounting and auditing developments
  • Explore the impact and applications of new technical literature
  • Discuss and understand the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Summary: Taking Your Career to the Next Level - .5 Credits (Personal Development)

  • List opportunities for professional growth discovered in the course
  • Discuss how skills learned will be applied when you return to your firm


Video ClipAuditWatch University Level 6:
Developing the Executive Within

Jacquie Alger, CPA and Jex Varner, CPA discuss AuditWatch University's new "Level 6 - Developing the Executive Within", part of AWU's staff training program.
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