Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Manufacturing Company Senior Finance Executives Group (1XXM) - Dallas - 2018

December 06 - December 07, 2018
Dallas, TX


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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Andrew Rush, Vice President, Carpedia International Corp

Performance and Cultural Alignment
Andrew will discuss key strategic levers related to performance and cultural alignment including (but not limited to): creating proactive and problem-solving leaders, creating core values that succeed in driving the culture of the business, improving your organizations planning tools and improved KPI’s related to cultural alignment.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Jan Rutherford - Keynote Speaker | Advisor | Author

Secrets of High Performing Teams
Jan is a former Green Beret who teaches and coaches executives, and leads expeditions with execs and special operations veterans all over the world. Jan has been a student of how adversity strengthens character to help leaders and teams realize truly heroic aspirations. He has been recognized as one of “The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018” in Inc.

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Automation in Finance
  • How are you preparing your finance team for the future? (Automation, technological skillsets, etc).
  • What extent has your business looked into robotics process automation for finance?
  • Where is the best place to begin looking into automation? What function is it easiest to start (operational accounting, general accounting, reporting, planning/budgeting/forecasting etc.)?

Promoting and Developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Four Components of EQ: Inner - Self Awareness & Self Management, Outer - Social Awareness & Relationship Management
  • What are some ways your company encourages and facilitates developing in any of these four components of EQ?
  • What have others done to integrate new people into the culture and company decision making frameworks (social awareness/relationship management)?
  • As an executive, how can I better understand the emotions, needs and concerns of those around me (social awareness)?

Cash Flow Best Practices
  • What strategies do you employ when you are short on cash?
  • How do you leverage terms with suppliers to best maximize cash management?
  • Best practices regarding forecasting, internal controls, etc. relating to cash management.
  • How should you adjust your capital re-investing strategy for maintenance vs. growth phases of your company?

Cybersecurity & Risk Mitigation
  • What steps should my organization take to identify I.T. related risks in the organization?
  • With so many types of risk in a business environment - where should I focus my limited resources?
  • What does an in depth risk audit program look like?

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, December 7th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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    • ""I was delighted with the amount of takeaways that I received and the contribution I was able to make with your process. It truly is the most effective process I've participated in. I am looking forward to many more sessions in the future.""
    • -Michele Canull
      Graham White Manufacturing Co.