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1st July, 2017

STRATEGIC CFO PROGRAM 2017

12-Week Online Program


Personally Coached by Saleem Sufi 
A Harvard Trained Leadership & Strategy  Expert

BECOME A STRATEGIC CFO

This program has been designed for those senior level Finance professionals who have already reached to a leadership position but requires an intense insight into the business strategy.  The theme of the program is around 'Value Creation'. Through extensive case studies it focuses on:

  • Understanding how value creation process works in the business and what drives value creation
  • Measuring the tangible and intangible value created in the business enterprise.
  • Minimising the leakage of value in business (Risk-return trade-off)

The program is designed to equip the participants with the most practical tools and strategies in the shortest possible time to master the strategy skills. 

PROGRAM FORMAT

The overall program is structured in two phases.
 
Phase-1: 12 Weeks (July – Sept, 2017):
> Weekly two-hour live online coaching sessions
> Home study / assignments 2-3 hours each week
> Group size limited to 20 participants for better interaction
> Group to be divided into 4 sub-groups of 5 each to work together in small teams
> This phase will require your strategic engagement with the following activities at your workplace:
    > Relating various strategy models to your business
    > Initiating strategy conversation at your work
    > Making strategy presentations
    > Offering strategy training, if possible
> Not everyone will move to Phase-2 which is optional and designed only for highly committed advanced level participants

Phase-2 (Optional): 12 Weeks (Oct – Dec, 2017):
This phase requires you to practically apply the strategy knowledge gained in Phase-1. You will be personally coached how to practically transition into a Strategic Business Leader at your work

> This phase will require your strategic engagement with the following activities at your workplace:
    > Getting involved with strategic projects
    > Championing a strategic idea / initiative
    > Owning and driving a strategic project
> To accomplish the above, you will work directly with your Coach (Saleem Sufi) one-on-one:
    > Every alternative week, one-on-one coaching session to discuss your projects, your progress, implementation challenges etc.
    > Total 6-8 individual coaching sessions in this phase
> Your eligibility to enter Phase-2 will depend on:
    > Your progress and development in Phase-1
    > Suitability of your business (employer) to apply strategy ideas
    > Your level of seniority to influence your business
    > Your own willingness to enter this phase

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
 
The program is uniquely designed to prepare, develop and position a Senior Finance Executive as a Business Strategy Expert in order to qualify for the role of a Strategic CFO in a strategy-driven organization.
 
PARTICIPANTS PROFILE

  • Senior Finance Professionals with 12-15 years of experience 
  • Good understanding of how a business operates outside Finance 
  • Ideally 15-20 years of career ahead of you 

CFO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK

All CFO Leadership and Strategic development programs at MECA CFO Academy are based on a powerful leadership competency framework developed by its founder, Saleem Sufi.

The 12 competencies identified in this framework are what really matter for the practical leadership success of senior corporate leaders.

Strategic CFO Program intensely focuses on developing the Strategic Leadership dimension of the CFO Leadership framework.


Become a Strategic Partner to Your CEO and Business Team

Coached and Conducted by
Saleem Sufi
A Harvard Trained Strategy Expert


12 MODULE PROGRAM CURRICULUM

MODULE 1

Introduction - Getting Ready to Do Strategy

Strategy basics. Understanding how to integrate financial management with business strategy management.

MODULE 2

Business Models - Reinventing the Business Model

Fundamental shifts taking place in modern business models verses old business model.

MODULE 3

Mission, Visin, Values - Building Your Company's Vision

Driving the operational performance fully aligned with company's mission, vision and values.

MODULE 4

Strategy Mapping - The Art of Value Creation

An amazing tool to understand and drive the value creation model of your business.

MODULE 5

Enterprise Performance Management

A comprehensive system to execute the strategy in an effective and integrated manner and drive performance.

MODULE 6

Balanced Scorecard - The Strategic Management System

The most powerful strategy management tool of 21st century that meets the demands of modern businesses.

MODULE 7

Value Chain Model - The Activity Analysis

An in depth analysis of the value chain of activities and identifying non value added activities.

MODULE 8

Strategic Thinking - How to Develop a Strategic Mind

How to use various decision models to activitate strategic thinking and bring innovation to day to day work.

MODULE 9

Porter's Five Forces Model

A deep analysis and understanding of the five external competitive forces that shape the strategy and manage risk.

MODULE 10

Blue Ocean Strategy - Creating Innovation

How to create a disruptive business model that can make the competition irrelevant in a crowded market. Case studies: Apple, Gogle, Uber , Airbnb.

MODULE 11

BCG Model - Product Lifecycles

Boston Consulting Group Product lifecycle analysis model to strategically manage cash and investments in the long term.

MODULE 12

Leading Strategic Projects

How to identify and champion a pipeline of strategic projects that boost your personal brand and create a stream of value for the company.




80% Seats for 2017 Session are already Full 

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MECA CFO ACADEMY

MECA CFO Academy, incorporated and based in New Jersey, USA is a prestigious institution dedicated to provide premium executive education for senior finance professionals. Under the dynamic leadership of its Founder and President, Saleem Sufi, the CFO Academy has provided executive education to hundreds of corporate professionals within a short span of 3 years since its inception in 2014.  
 
The MECA CFO Academy is a pioneer in offering leadership development programs for emerging CFOs.   Hundreds of finance professionals from top companies have completed its most popular ‘Becoming CFO’ online coaching program. Clients include Emaar, Majid Al Futaim, Al Taaqa, Abu Dhabi Finance, DIFC, DMCC, Le Meridien,   AlFahim, Abdul Latif Jamil, ISG and several other large and medium size companies. For more details please check www.MecaCfoAcademy.com 
 

PROGRAM LEADER & MASTER COACH

Saleem Sufi has been a CFO level senior executive and Strategy expert for more than 20 years working for top world class Fortune 500 and Private Equity owned companies in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and United States.

 

As an experienced speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach, Saleem has conducted numerous executive development programs at international locations including Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Riyadh, Dubai and New York.

 

Saleem is an MBA with major in Strategy and Finance and a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants. He has attended Harvard Business School a number of times for Executive Education where he has been trained and coached by world renowned Professors Dr. Robert Kaplan and Dr. Robert Simons on the latest practices in Strategy and Leadership.

 

Saleem is the founder of MECA CFO Academy and CFO Alliance. His thought leadership on the topic of ‘CFO Leadership’ is well respected globally. His mission is to help Finance professionals grow faster in their career and leadership roles.

 

Saleem lives with his family in Princeton, New Jersey and travels around the globe extensively.




PROGRAM FEE

REGULAR (2018):
Phase 1: (12 Weeks)       $2,000
Phase 2: (12 Weeks)       $3,000
 
PILOT BATCH (2017):
At discounted rates:
Phase 1: Jul-Sep, 2017        $960
(Can be paid in 6 monthly payments).
Phase 2: Oct-Dec, 2017     $1,140
(To be paid in lump sum)