Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

Building Capacity to Lead: Learn How to Lead With Confidence


September 29, 2023

1 p.m.-2 p.m. ET

  • Field of Study: Personal Development
  • Credits: 1.00
  • Prerequisite: None

Most finance leaders spend 20+ years perfecting their technical skills and a fraction of that perfecting their leadership skills. However, as they progress through their career from analyst to manager to director, leadership skills become much more important for success. The challenges of onboarding new staff, communicating difficult messages, confronting poor performance, navigating conflicting personalities, and building a strong workplace culture can’t be solved with an excel spreadsheet, complex cash flow forecast, or great looking budget document. Further, many times leaders don’t have the opportunity to practice and must consider different perspectives, assess uncertainty, and make decisions in new situations that are rapidly evolving. Leadership is critical for organizations, departments, divisions, committees, teams, and projects. All finance professionals have the opportunity to lead. Make sure that you are prepared for the challenge.

GFOA is proud to partner with Ben Fauske and RISE Leadership to offer leadership development designed specifically for finance professionals in the public sector. Ben will share the Confident Leader Formula and the 10 essential leadership skills needed for every effective leader along with leadership best practices from years of experience working with cities and counties across the country. Included in this session will be strategies to grow in your own leadership confidence, coach and communicate to any audience on anytime on any topic without fear or anxiety. This course will reshape your understanding of confidence and the role it plays in effective leadership and make you aware of the toxic forms of confidence that derail teams and organizations and how to avoid them.

Who Will Benefit: Public finance professionals

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the skills needed for effective leadership based on the Confident Leader Formula
  • Learn how to apply leadership best practices in your situation as a finance professional
  • Identify where you can go to further develop leadership skills that will help in your career

  • Member Price: $35.00
  • Non-member Price: $70.00