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Today, the world of professional education, and accordingly the accounting profession, is migrating toward a competencies-based learning approach. But what are the most critical competencies for practitioners and firms to thrive in today’s ever changing, fast paced business environment?
Research from the Business Learning Institute identified the Top 5 Competencies for CPAs, accounting and financial professionals as:
1. Strategic & Critical Thinking
3. Anticipating and serving evolving needs
4. Inspiring and motivating others
5. Collaboration and mobilizing consensus
In addition, research from CPA.COM shows that only 8% of CPAs are future ready. Future Ready is the Is the capacity to be ANTICIPATORY (aware, predictive and adaptive) of emerging technology and trends in business, demographics, and the social environment impacting your organization and industry.
Together this group of skills and competencies have been researched with a leading global futurist who has put together an innovative learning system, the Anticipatory Organization: Accounting and Finance Edition which is being used to transform firm cultures to build and enhance proactive business advisor skills.
Most of us wish we had the power to predict future trends, and would benefit by learning tactics to do so. Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and innovation experts and the featured keynoter speaker at this year’s DCPA16. He is globally recognized for his exceptional 30+ year record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces converge to create untapped opportunities.
Joey Havens, Executive Partner at Horne, LLP (A top 50 CPA Firm) discusses how he has used the Anticipatory Organization as a foundational learning system throughout his firm. He is requiring his whole firm of 400+ professionals to take this and running collaboration sessions by practice areas to create group learning and a shared language around anticipatory thinking that is being applied inside the firm and outside with clients.
This presentation is from the July 20th, 2016 webcast by CPA.COM. CPA.com President and CEO, Erik Asgeirsson as he discusses the critical Anticipatory competency with Daniel Burrus, HORNE LLP executive partner Joey Havens and the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, Tom Hood.
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You will learn:
Why anticipation is the critical competency for today's accounting and finance professionals
The difference between hard trends and soft trends
Why it is important to identify trend types
Use cases of how these skills are being used in the profession
How this learning system can be used as a foundational skill set to help CPAs and accounting professionals be more proactive business advisors.