What’s next after qualification? The learning doesn’t stop.
When you’ve hung up your framed certificate and filed away those revision notes, you may take a moment to think you’ll never need to study again – at least not […]
When you’ve hung up your framed certificate and filed away those revision notes, you may take a moment to think you’ll never need to study again – at least not for a long time. But as an accountant, especially if you have aspirations of a high-earning job, mastering what’s in the books is only half the battle.
Continuing Professional Development is just as important for your future career potential as passing those exams: to ensure that you learn new skills for roles which come with more responsibility, and to be as effective as possible to justify that pay rise you’ve probably just received. But what are those skills you need to learn, and how do you do it?
At Reed Business School, we’ve recently launched a new modular CPD programme aimed specifically at newly qualified accountants who would like to brush up on skills related to their personal effectiveness within business, and this month we’re focussing on managing meetings and managing change.
We often find ourselves dragged into meetings, and in more senior roles you’ll be expected to schedule and run more of them to keep your team on track, and to keep clients happy. Are you confident in getting the most out of 1-2-1 meetings? Do your group meetings have a clear purpose, great content, defined roles for all and coherent actions? Do you know what works and what doesn’t in client meetings, and how to add value for all parties?
Our module on managing meetings might be just what you need.
Most of us are probably happiest at work when we know what we’re doing, can get into a routine and things are organised. But sometimes this thing called “change” comes along and makes us do, or look at, things differently. When it comes to change, do you like to lead or follow?
As a manager or senior influencer within a business you’ll be expected to lead and help drive various change programmes, which could mean anything from periods of rapid development/growth, new software or procedures, new offices, targets, customers, or even just a different parking space. Do you feel confident on leading from the front and bringing those more reluctant team members along with you?
Our module on managing change will look at internal and external factors, individual responses to change, helping others adapt, avoiding common pitfalls and building trust and responsibility.
Take the next step
We’re running training modules on Managing Meetings and Managing Change in just a few weeks’ time, so if you’d like to get some training in before the Christmas break and build your confidence in these areas, now’s a good time to book.
Managing Meetings – 1 day – Thursday 1st December 2016 – £300
Managing Change – 1 day – Friday 2nd December 2016 – £300
Book both together and save 10%. Find out more about our courses here.