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Postgraduate Board Practice and Directorship Programmes  

The 1st Postgraduate Programme with academic accreditation that professionalizes the Role of the Board Director is launched on the 21th of June 2020 in premiere in Romania in partnership with the triple accredited Henley Business School.

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FINANCIAL CRIME RISK MANAGEMENT

(A  4-hour online series) 

Facilitator:  MIHAELA-CORINA BOULEANU

Compliance Executive Director, OTP Bank Romania & President of the Compliance Commission – Romanian Banking Association

Mihaela-Corina Bouleanu is currently Compliance Executive Director at OTP Bank Romania SA, having over 16 years expertise in financial-banking area both public and private domain, participating in the implementation of several essential projects regarding the national legal and regulatory framework, facilitating improved operational processes with high level of ethics, optimized “customer centricity” approach, enhanced by a proper risk management. She represents and sustains the Romanian banking system as President of the Compliance Commission – Romanian Banking Association in the process of transposition within state’s authorities’ decision making process – consultations meetings and assemblies in the Romanian Senate and Parliament Chambers’ CommissionsMihaela is an authorized trainer and she has been lecturing the compliance related responsibilities and tasks, providing seminars for learning and development towards professionals,  expertstop and middle management, covering KYC & AML/CFT & International Sanctions, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Personal Data Protection areas or giving presentations in high profile conferences at the national level.


Financial Crime is a regulatory, reputational, or monetary act or attempt against financial services institutions, corporations, governments, or individuals by internal or external proxies to steal, defraud, manipulate, or circumvent established rules. Out of the various threats to the financial services sector, financial crime risk has emerged as universal, yet widely misunderstood category of risk. As consumers, governments, and the financial industry have gained familiarity with various forms of financial crime, financial services organizations have seen that the underlying risk of financial crimes not only includes the direct action taken by criminals, but also includes the impact of deterrence, detection, and resolution on the organization and its customers. In recent years, the concept of a consolidated and intelligent Financial Crime Risk Management Program has been gaining adhesion among financial institutions both large and small. Moreover, the financial services organizations understood that such Program should not only mitigate the risk of threats to the organization and to its customers, but that it should also provide additional benefits such as operational efficiency and improved customer experience.

Therefore, the financial services institutions should build an effective and comprehensive Financial Crime Risk Management Program, considering specific pillars, that ensures compliance and coverage against threats while also ensuring the necessary resilience to adapt to changes in the market. Such approach shall provide financial services organizations with the means to achieve some of their outmost important goals: improving customer experience, lowering ongoing operational costs, and mitigating risk to the organization as a whole.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Financial Crime awareness – how organisations can mitigate the risks
  • Why a Financial Crime Risk Management Program is necessary
  • Gain holistic view – transparency upon the “big picture”Understand why End-To-End processes must be scrutinized and aligned in order to survive the current age
  • Realise the difficulties of poor automation and the high costs implied (operational, legal, compliance and reputational risks)
  • Avoid loopholes which may potentiate the embodiment of risks
  • Understand the means of building an effective and comprehensive Financial Crime Risk Management Program, in achieving the organization’s goals

 CONTENT 

  • Understanding Financial Crime risks 
  • Strategic Approach to Financial Crime Risk Management 
  • Anti – Money Laundering  
  • Counter Terrorism Financing 
  • International Sanctions & Related Prohibitions 
  • Anti – Bribery and Corruption 
  • Fraud and Market Abuse 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Financial sevices professionals in roles such as: Anti-Financial Crime, Compliance, Legal, Governance, Risk Managers, Internal and External Audit, Law enforcement and Regulators, Professional Advisers. 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


WHEN: November, 23 2020 (9:00-11:00 & 11:15–13:15)

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online PlatformPowered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                    REGISTRATION: by November, 13 2020

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

THE INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR COMPANIES LISTED AT BUCHAREST STOCK EXCHANGE (OR AIMING AT)

 a  passport to   financing on the capital market –   

(A  8-hour online series: 2 sessions of 4 hrs. each) 

Facilitator:  MIHAELA STOICA, ICA, ACI

Consultant/ Trainer

Mihaela has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets; currently she is CEO of the Intercapital Invest SA, a business consulting company and an authorized consultant by the BSE for the SMT market. Previously, she has held various management positions in important banking and capital market institutions. Within the financial market, she has experience in the field of capital market governance and in investment services such as: portfolio management, investment advisory, depository, custody, trading, listing on the BSE quota, financing of companies by issuing shares or bonds. Mihaela is a business consultant and an authorized trainer for banking and capital market. She has a degree in mathematics, a master in International Financial and Monetary Systems – ATTF Luxembourg and holds relevant international professional certifications such as: International Diploma in Compliance (ICA) and ACI Dealing Certificate. 


The companies, as issuers listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE), must have a rigorous internal control system consisting of complianceaudit and risk management principles which provides assessment and monitoring mechanisms in accordance with Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) and BSE standards and also provides specialized advice to the company’s top management in order to achieve its objectives. 

 These standards represent the backbone of a sound corporate governance of a company looking for alternative sources of financing on the capital market. This online course present and explain with examples what the integrated internal control system means and how it leads to the best practices in the corporate governance on the capital market

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the organizational requirements of the issuers internal control system 
  • Adopt the requirements for issuers from the perspective of MAD compliance 
  • Align with the best practices of the BSE Corporate Governance Code  
  • Understand the key functions of Investor Relations 

 CONTENT 

  • Organizational requirements of the issuers  internal control system: audit, compliance and risk 
  • Transparency Reports (RM – Regulated Markets / MTF – Multilateral Trading Facility): periodic, continuous and ad-hoc information 
  • Obligations of issuers from the perspective of MAD (Market Abuse Directive) compliance 
    • Identifying inside information in order to disclose it 
    • Preparing the lists of insiders and updating them 
    • Preparation of lists with PDMR (Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities) and related persons 
    • The obligation to publish the transactions of PDMR (definition of management staff) and of the related persons 
    • The obligation to notify PDMR according to art. 19 of the MAD 
    • Financial calendar 
    • Measures to avoid violation of specific MAD requirements 
  • Issuers compliance with the best practices of the BSE Corporate Governance Code 
  • Implementation program of a Compliance and Audit Assessment  
  • Implementation system of a Risk Assessment within the Internal Control System 
  • Relationship with Investors (IR) 
  • Case Studies 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Top level managers and directors, heads of: compliance, audit, risk, etc.and high level professionals with responsibilities in the relationship with investors, FSA and BSE. 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


WHEN: October 28, 29 2020 (9:00-11:00 & 11:15–13:15)

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online PlatformPowered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom

DURATION: hours: 2 sessions of hrs/day – online                                                      REGISTRATION: by October, 15 2020

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

THE IMPACT ON THE BUSINESS OF THE NEW STANDARD FOR
LEASE ACCOUNTING (IFRS 16) – A MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE

(A 4-hour online course)

Facilitator: MIRELA PAUNESCU, PhD, MBA, FCCA, CIA

Consultant/ Trainer/ MBA & ACCA Instructor

Mirela holds an impressive portfolio of international and national professional qualifications such as: FCCA, CIA, CAFR, CCF and CECCAR along with a solid academic background: a PhD in Accounting from ASE Bucharest and an MBA from Bentley University USA (graduated with High Distinction). She is a highly experienced practitioner, being a partner in a consulting firm. Her main fields of expertise covers: IFRS, Audit, Taxation, Budgeting, Business Planning, etc.  Mirela is also an accredited trainer with applied teaching experience both in classroom and on-line courses delivered to professionals looking to acquire additional practical skills, enhanced understanding and solutions in the fields of the trainings.


In today’s volatile business environment, most companies were affected by the new accounting standard for lease agreements. The impact was mostly seen in the balance sheet but also in various financial indicators used to analyse the performance of a business. On top of the challenges brought by the new standard, the rent concessions received or granted as a result of COVID raised new difficulties for companies.

This online course takes participants on a deep dive into lease agreements. They will explore the principles brought by IFRS 16 in reporting leases, differences from the old standard and the financial indicators most likely affected by the changes, both from the lessee’s and lessor’s perspectives.  The course facilitator will also introduce the latest developments in reporting on leases and will approach a very up-to-date topic: how to reflect the rent concessions COVID related in the financial statements.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the new principles behind the new standard  
  • Understand the impact on the financial statements, both for lessees and lessors 
  • Gain insights on how the reported financial performance of the business will be impacted 
  • Work through different scenarios involving lease agreements 
  • Understand the impact of COVID on how lease agreements are reported 

 CONTENT 

  • Identifying a lease 
  • Recognition, measurement, disclosure and presentation of leases from the lessees’ perspective 
  • Recognition, measurement, disclosure and presentation of leases from the lessors’ perspective 
  • Major differences from the old standard on leases 
  • Main financial indicators impacted by the new standard 
  • Major challenges and how to overcome them 
  • How to reflect the rent concession as a result of COVID in the financial statements 

 LEARNING ACTIVITIES

During the course the concepts introduced will be practiced with both interactive and individual activities. Different case studies will be given to illustrate the concepts presented. 

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies. 


PREREQUISITE A basic financial background is compulsory.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Managers, team leaders, and any professional in business, with a basic financial background, who wish to increase their knowledge and skills related to the leases from a managerial perspective.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


WHEN: October 26, 2020 (9:00-11:00 & 11:15–13:15) 

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online PlatformPowered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: by October, 15 2020

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETING FOR MANAGERS 

– principles, best practice and application –

(A 8-hour online series: 2 sessions of 4 hrs. each)

Facilitator: STEVE WILLIS, FCCA

International Trainer/ Presenter/ Consultant/ MBA Instructor

Steve Willis, FCCA is passionate about helping business, banking and finance professionals learn new skills and advance in their careers.  Over the past 15 years, Steve has delivered thousands of days of consulting and training for global organizations such as the Big 4 accountancy firms, multinational companies, shared services centers, USAID, World Bank, ACCA, and many others, and had delivered training courses in over 30 countries across the globe.

Steve specializes in technical training in finance and accounting and in a range of human and people skills, such as change management, performance management, communication, and presentation skills. He holds a FCCA certificate from ACCA.


In today’s volatile business environment, companies need to enhance their performance management processes to meet the high demands placed on management. The budget is a critical planning and control mechanism for managers. Setting performance targets, monitoring performance against those targets, and then evaluating both individual and organizational performance are just some business activities that begin with the budgeting process.

This online course takes participants on a deep dive into budgeting and how budgeting supports the broader discipline of performance management. They will explore the different purposes of budgeting, approaches to preparing budgets, and preparation of budgets using spreadsheet tools. The course facilitator will also introduce the latest developments in budgeting and participants will evaluate how this evolution might help their organization. Budgeting is hence an important tool of performance management, and delegates will look at where budgeting fits in the strategic planning process, and how budgeting is used to control performance.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the importance of strategy and its role in budget creation
  • Gain insight into best practices in budgeting
  • Understand the role of budgets in the management and control processes
  • Prepare a master budget and cascading functional budgets
  • Measure and evaluate performance
  • Create a flexed budget for evaluating short-term performance

CONTENT

  • Strategic planning, objective setting, KPI formulation
  • Budgeting and the performance management hierarchy
  • Types of budgets, including fixed, flexible, rolling, zero-based, and others
  • Standard costing, variance analysis and other tools of financial control
  • Different approaches to setting a price for your product or service
  • Alternative view of budgeting

 LEARNING ACTIVITIES

During the course the concepts introduced will be practiced with both interactive and individual activities. The course will also include technical articles and virtual presentations from the leading thought-leaders on performance management and budgeting. Participants will present their work virtually to their colleagues on the course for further feedback and discussion.

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies. 


PREREQUISITE A basic financial background is compulsory.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Managers, team leaders, and any professional in business, with a basic financial background, who wish to increase their knowledge and skills related to the budgeting process from a managerial perspective.


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN: November 24 & 25, 2020 (9:00-11:00 & 11:15–13:15)

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.    

DURATION: 8 hours (net) – 2 sessions x 4 hrs/day – online                                                     REGISTRATION: by November, 13  2020

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

INVESTOR RELATIONS – A Practitioner’s Guide

(A 4 hour online series)

Facilitator: CHRIS ANSELL, CFA

Experienced Investor Relations Manager, Senior Equity Analyst in top financial centres: London and New York

Chris  has many years’ experience of Equity Markets in London and New York from his time as Investor Relations Manager in BT, the UK telecommunications company and as senior Equity Analyst at Nomura. He is now Course Director of MSC Global Finance at Coventry University London, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, consults to companies on equity markets, and is a CFA instructor to clients in Asia, Europe and North America. Chris holds various academic and professional designations such as: MA in Natural and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, MSc in Telecommunication and Information Systems from Essex University, MBA from Cranfield University, CFA Institute Charterholder, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


The purpose of the course is to provide an understanding of what the investment community expects and how the IR -as front-line officer of the company -could deal and address these expectations. The day offers a structured overview of key aspects of investor relations, including finance, marketing and communication by covering: regulation compliance and disclosure practice, benchmarking techniques, key valuation methods, rating agencies approaches, potential misalignment between management and potential investors and analysts, best practices in critical aspects of the day-to-day IR role.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • What are the key functions in Investor Relations?
  • Key skills in managing results presentations
  • Preparing your Executive team for investor meetings
  • Benchmarking your company against its peer group
  • Managing consensus without breaking the rules
  • Keeping your Executive Team informed of financial stakeholder views
  • Factors in deciding on your dividend policy
  • Understanding how investor valuation methodologies use your information
  • Investor Risk appetite
  • Understanding how Bond rating agencies rate companies
  • Complying with exchange listing requirements
  • Romanian perspective/insights – Romanian Guest speaker sharing insights
  • Speak a common language

CONTENT

  • IR fundamentals: function, roles & responsibilities
  • Investors characterization of companies
  • Comparing your company against your peer group: case study
  • Determining what your investors expect, and what will happen to your share price if you disappoint them
  • Setting expectations and guidance
  • Working with analysts – carrots, not sticks; speaking a common language
  • Dividend Policy – how to decide on your level of dividend
  • When to consider a share buy-back
  • Managing bad news: case study
  • Bridging the valuation gap – why isn’t your share price where you think it should be, and what to do about it: case study
  • Trends noticed in conjunction to IR role: lines of reporting/authority, expectations from the role, career path, training needs/qualifications available
  • Impact on/interaction with Board example of successful companies-as result of successful IR function

Key concepts:   Managing Investor meetings; Communicating strategic initiatives: Mergers + Acquisitions, new initiatives; Determining and managing consensus expectations; Complying with regulations; Interpreting changes in your shareholder register; Preparing your Executive Team; Active v. passive investors; Communicating investor views and expectations into the company; Working with analysts; Investor Relations as part of the integrated company communications plan.

The webinar will be highly interactive, based on real company discussions and case studies. 


TARGET AUDIENCE: Mid to Senior level Managers, Investor Relations professionals, Chief Financial Officers, Consultants


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 15


WHEN:  October 9, 2020 (10.00 – 12.00 – 12.15 – 14.15)

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using KNOLYX platform, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.   

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                      REGISTRATION: by OCTOBER, 2 2020

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

INVESTOR RELATIONS – COMMMUNICATING YOUR EQUITY STORY

(One-day online course)

Facilitator: CHRIS ANSELL, CFA

Finance Consultant/CFA Instructor

Chris has many years’ experience of Equity Markets in London and New York from his time as Investor Relations Manager in BT, the UK telecommunications company and as senior Equity Analyst at Nomura. He is now Course Director of MSC Global Finance at Coventry University London, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, consults to companies on equity markets, and is a CFA instructor to clients in Asia, Europe and North America. Chris holds various academic and professional designations such as: MA in Natural and Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University, MSc in Telecommunication and Information Systems from Essex University, MBA from Cranfield University, CFA Institute Charterholder, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Many companies are struggling to articulate a powerful equity story in front of their investors. That could happen if management is focused on the internal narrative rather than focusing on how it will appear to external financial stakeholders. This is where the role of IR becomes valuable by conveying a story, which will most appeal to investors. A great equity story can be one of your most valuable sales tools when you are speaking to investors and analysts.

Thinking about an IPO, the real competitive advantage of your company will glitter as a red thread in your equity story and through all of your communications.

Your equity story makes it easier for investors to invest in you. That’s why it is important to get it right: simple, memorable and thinking investors first.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • The reasons why investors buy equities versus other asset classes
  • Communicating your equity story – what do investors want to see, and what do they not want; repositioning your equity narrative to a changed corporate strategy
  • Benchmarking your company against its peer group-identifying your company competitive advantage/ investment-value proposition
  • Factors in deciding on your dividend policy
  • Why is my share price so low, and what can I do – understanding investor equity valuation methodologies
  • Capital Raising – what is best for us? Rights Issues, placings and debt issues
  • Bond rating agencies-how their view will affect your Equity narrative Communicating bad news – profit warnings and disappointments

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:  participants will have the opportunity to practice presenting the Equity story behind a theoretical company, and receive constructive feedback from an experienced equity analyst. 


CONTENT

  • What we actually “sell”: the content of the “story”
  • Attractiveness of equities as an asset class-maybe preparatory work
  • Shareholder clientele and the corporate lifecycle
  • Managing M&A and the investor perception; communicating your new investment proposition
  • How do investors characterize Value companies, Growth companies, and hybrids?
  • Industry sector characteristics
  • Multiple based, dividend based, asset based and cash flow equity valuation; EVA and CFROI 1
  • Valuing complex companies – sum-of-the-parts valuation
  • The drivers of your PE ratio
  • Managing the gap between the market view of you, and your internal narrative; Assessing investor perceptions and expectations and informing the internal audience key topic
  • Advantages and disadvantages of rights issues, equity placings and issuing debt; how will the market react
  • How to communicate a profit warning and other bad news
  • Structure of a successful presentation-key outlines
  • Practice exercise (participants will split into presenters and assessors jury)
  • Insights from Romanian market

 Key concepts:  Value v Growth; Investor expectations at different stages of the Corporate Lifecycle; IBES Consensus and managing market expectations; Equity Beta and using the pure-play method for non-listed and pre-IPO companies, systematic + specific risk; Valuation Methodologies; PVGO (Present Value of Growth Opportunity); Rights Issues & TERP (Theoretical Ex-Rights Price); Dividend Policy + investor Expectations; Shareholder meetings. 

Pre-reading will be provided to all participants to ensure that those with less experience of Investor Relations and Equities can fully engage with the session.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Mid to Senior level Managers, Investor Relations professionals, Chief Financial Officers, Consultants


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 15


WHEN: TBA 2020   

DURATION: 6 hours (net)                                                      REGISTRATION: TBA 2020

The webinar will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.   

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE IN CRISIS

(A 6-hour online series: 3 sessions of 2 hrs. each)

Facilitator: ANCA DRAGU, PhD

Anca is an economist with experience in top-level national and international institutions, such as: National Bank of Romania, Ministry of Public Finance, International Monetary Fund and the European Commission – DG Economic and Financial Affairs.. During November 2015 – January 2017, she served as Minister of Public Finance. Starting 2019, Anca became deputy general director and board member of the energy company E.ON Romania. She is associate professor at several universities and she is the author of many research papers and articles.

Anca holds a PhD, master and bachelor degrees in economics and finance from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, National School for Political and Administrative Studies and George Washington University.


This series aims at providing answers to the following questions: What is the relationship between leadership and governance? What is expected from leaders during crisis?     

Effective leadership is about executing the company’s vision (or even redefining and improving it) and setting the tone and the culture in your organization. Leadership means creating and planning, securing resources and looking out for and improving errors. Leadership is about motivating people to work together and cooperate with themselves or with other teams in order to achieve the organization’s goals.

Governance is about more than just leadership — but without visionary and accountable leaders your governance can quickly become ineffective and can lack credibility. Leadership and governance are interdependent when dealing with and managing risks.

Crises, replete with complexity and change, require executives to both lead and manage effectively.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • What is the mindset behind the effective crisis leadership?
  • What kind of leadership contributes to effective governance in crisis?
  • How can you be part of the next generation of strong leaders in the aftermath of the crisis?

Session/Webinar 1: THE MINDSET BEHIND THE EFFECTIVE CRISIS LEADERSHIP (2 hrs)


Key concepts: Crisis management, Leadership essentials, Emotional intelligence

Leadership is about knowledge-led vision. This is the only way to send a strong message to people that things are under control. Only thus a ruler or a manager is perceived as a leader to be trusted and followed.

Effective crisis leadership implies a clear, calm, regular and balanced communication.

Crisis periods are also a very good opportunity to bring people on-board on your vision.

Now, more than ever, people should not feel abandoned; people should feel protected, encouraged and empowered; people need to receive rapid and encouraging feedback helping them to cope with the crisis times.


Session/Webinar 2: LEAD WITH HUMANITY WHEN CRISIS STRIKES (2 hrs)


Key concepts: Leading teams in crisis, Enhanced collaboration, Empathy    

The times of rigid and untouchable leaders it’s over. Humbleness and compassion are the most appreciated features, exposed genuinely.

When crisis strikes, we are alike. We share the same fears, concerns and uncertainties, but leaders are helping the others to find the answers, the strength and the ability to go through.

You, leaders, help people dealing with the unknown!

When crisis strikes, make sure that you encourage people to build a right balance between professional and personal life and objectives, adjusted to the difficult times we are all passing through.


Session/Webinar 3: LEADERS, DO YOU HAVE A VISION AND A STRATEGY FOR THE POST-CRISIS? (2 hrs)


Key concepts: inspirational leadership, strategic thinking

Apply a step-by-step approach: understand the current situation, use analysis, data and trustable information and forecasts to build your own vision and strategy for the post-crisis period. Show people this future, with confidence and professionalism.

Crisis brings also opportunities for people to change and to progress. Encourage and motivate people to take the opportunity to evolve and to be better adapted to post-crisis times.

Empower your team members to take part in the decision-making process. Fully transparent management and decision-making process is critical.

Future is about trust, which is built in years but lost in hours!

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and examples.


TARGET AUDIENCE: top and middle managers, team leaders, business owners


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN: At Request/In-Company

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.  

DURATION: 6 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: TBA

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

Dean & COO ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

ESSENTIALS OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT

(A 4- hour online series)

Facilitator: STEVE WILLIS, FCCA

International Trainer/ Presenter/ Consultant/ MBA Instructor

Steve Willis, FCCA is passionate about helping business, banking and finance professionals learn new skills and advance in their careers.  Over the past 15 years, Steve has delivered thousands of days of consulting and training for global organizations such as the Big 4 accountancy firms, multinational companies, shared services centers, USAID, World Bank, ACCA, and many others, and had delivered training courses in over 30 countries across the globe.

Steve specializes in technical training in finance and accounting and in a range of human and people skills, such as change management, performance management, communication, and presentation skills. He holds a FCCA certificate from ACCA.


This training course aims to introduce and equip participants with a practical and well-respected set of tools and techniques for managing the change process, overcoming resistance to change, and successfully handling a change event.  We’ll explore the causes and triggers of change, the impact of your company’s culture of the change management process, and useful models to employ for managing change. Finally, we’ll practice with what you’ve learned using an interactive case study. Constant change has become the new normal in business as competitive landscapes continually shift, and we are faced with new challenges to overcome. To succeed in this new environment, team leaders, managers, and aspiring managers need to both appreciate the importance of change management and be able to employ methods that enable them to successfully lead their teams to the desired outcome.

With a new understanding of change management essentials, participants will be able to apply what they’ve learned to the workplace and maximize their ability to manage change.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Managers, Team Leaders, Business Owners and Professionals who need to advance their skill set in Change Management


LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Assess a change situation impacting you or your team
  • Learn practical change management frameworks
  • Build a toolbox of techniques to help you mitigate resistance and successfully overcome a change situation

CONTENT

  • Understand the triggers of change
  • Analyze your organization’s culture and its impact on managing change
  • Introduction and practice with change management frameworks
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Case-study activity to apply the newly learned skills

The webinar will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Managers, Team Leaders, Business Owners and Professionals who need to advance their skill set in Change Management


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN:  TBA, February 2021 (9:00-11:00 & 11:15–13:15)

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using KNOLYX platform, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.   

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: TBA, February 2021

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

THE CRISIS LEADER – Fighting CRISIS with RESPONSE

(A 8-hour online series: 2 sessions of 4 hrs. each)

Facilitator: OWEN FERNANDES, MBA, PhD

Personal & Leadership Development Coach, International MBA Instructor / Speaker / Trainer

Owen Fernandes, MBA, PhD is a certified member of THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM, a world-class team of leadership coaches and mentors that have served almost all the Fortune 500 companies in the world. He carries 26 years of experience with him and has delivered workshops in USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. As a professional certified Psychometric Analyst, he is able to offer an approach with holistic understanding of one’s personality and gifting and to chart a unique and tailored personal or organizational growth and development plan.

Dr. Owen is also on the external teaching faculty of three Universities in Europe and specializes in teaching Global Leadership & Business Operation modules at the MBA level. He also holds a 6 SIGMA black belt certification – expert level.


Crisis in a way exposes or reveals a leader. It separates a pretender from a player. It inflicts an acid test about resilience, agility and creativity of a leader, imposing tremendous time pressure to act and make wise decisions.The real test of leadership does not occur when everything is smooth sailing. Rather, leadership is oftentimes tested during a crisis. The way a leader behaves and acts during a crisis will establish their credentials as a good leader or a poor one. During a crisis, everybody looks to a leader for the next step or for re-assurance. They seek for answers that all will be back to normal again and their current plight is at the forefront of their leaders attention.

Can a Manager without Leadership skills handle a severe Crisis?

Can a Leader without Management skills handle a severe Crisis?

What differentiates a “PRETENDER” and a “PLAYER” when it comes to showcasing Leadership abilities to handle crisis?

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • The Crisis Leader- Is that You?
  • The Crisis Leader-What they do Well
  • The Crisis Leader- Handling Uncertainty
  • The Crisis Leader- Turning Adversity to Advantage

CONTENT

  • Understanding a Crisis – What does it actually do?
  • Who is a Crisis Leader? How does one know?
  • Respond OR React – Choices in Crisis.
  • How do you decide in Uncertainty?
  • Two CURRENT GENERATION short case Studies
  • Lessons and Learnings from a Crisis
  • Obstacles to Opportunities
  • 7 Leadership Practices in Times of Crisis

TARGET AUDIENCE: Managers/ Team Leaders/Business Owners


Session/Webinar 1 (2 hrs)

  • Introduction
  • Short Commentary on Crisis
    • Types of Crisis
    • COVID-19-Global Pandemic (6 crisis in 1)
  • Identifying Emotions Clearly (131 kinds of Emotions)
  • Who is a Crisis Leader? How does one know?

Session/Webinar 2 (2 hrs)

  • Choices in Crisis! Who is in control?
  • How does a Leader show up?
  • How do you decide? React Or Respond?
  • Perspective Check
    • Obstacles OR Opportunities
    • Complain OR Compete with Conviction?
    • Build OR Get Buried

Session/Webinar 3 (2 hrs)

  • Case Studies
    • Case 1 – ENRON
    • Case 2 – NEW YORK CITY
  • 7 Leadership Practices in Times of Crisis

Session/Webinar 4 (2 hrs)

  • Lessons & Learnings from a Crisis?
  • Anticipating the NEXT wave
  • Summary & Close

The webinar will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Managers, Team Leaders, Business Owners


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN: At Request/In-Company 

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.

 DURATION: 8 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: TBA

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

DIGITAL FINANCE & FINTECH – KEY TOOLS AND SKILLS FOR BANKING AND FINANCE PROFESSIONALS

(A 4-hour online series)

Facilitator: JOHAN WINBLADH, MSc, PhD

International Trainer/ Speaker/ MBA Instructor

Johan Winbladh, PhD has a background from Management Consulting at Ernst & Young (now EY) in Stockholm and other locations in Europe and USA. He is currently an instructor at City University of Seattle/VSM in Bratislava Slovakia and an associate professor at the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He also provides corporate seminars for learning and development for top and middle management, covering Strategic Management, Finance and Operations. He is passionate about innovation, Fintech and digitalization. Dr Winbladh has been lecturing in university campuses or giving presentations in high profile conferences, both in Europe and in Asia. His background is from Stockholm School of Economics, one of the premium business schools in Europe, where he earned a Master of Science in Finance and earned his PhD at CityU/VSM in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Digital Finance  includes a variety of products, applications, processes and business models that have transformed the traditional way of providing banking and financial services. To stave off the competition, banks and financial institutions need fintech firms that understand the changing market dynamics and are capable of meeting their digital needs. Partnering with tech companies can give traditional financial firms a much needed boost. Such partnership enable them to focus on their core capabilities and provide customers with the digital benefits they demand. The tech companies have innovation labs that focus on developing tailored solutions through randomised controlled trials (RCTs), for example, adding value propositions and allowing clients to expand into new areas. 

The course covers the current trends in Fintech in relation with the new Digital Finance products and servicesThere are Fintech companies from all around the world in all niches of the Financial Service Industry. Fintech is growing in all user segments and provides solutions for more and more people around the world, for payments, accounting, tax-services, investments, savings etcRegulation is an obstacle for truly global Fintech, but Fintech companies are expanding and becoming familiar with regulations around the world. However, regulators start showing interest in Fintech, and they realize it is about financial engineering that may render regulation useless and lead to new forms of shadow banking. Fintech funding reached 23 billion euro in 2019. The expectation for 2020 (pre Covid19) is over 27 billion euro. Fintech develops threats for traditional banking. Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) enabled by new Fintech products of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) easily modifiable to the customers’ needs in creating payment and banking products

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the new innovation mindset: banks and financial institutions need  fintech firms that understand the changing market dynamics and are capable of meeting their digital needs 
  • Understand Fintech at the current stage and the present trends of Fintech 
  • Realizing the operational challenges to implement and utilize Fintech effectively 
  • Achieve insight into the future of Fintech 
  • Partnering; understanding the strength of traditional banking and financial service providers partnering with Fintechs 
  • Leverege of resources, and results 
  • Getting to know the tools of Fintech and achieving the knowledge of their usage 

CONTENT

  • Digital Finance – easy access to financial services and improved efficiency of the financial system 
  • Fintech partherships  traditional finance partnering with fintech 
  • Innovations for mobile payment solutions (Go-Pay, Ali-Pay etc.) 
  • Blockchains for safety solutions and audit trail 
  • Personalization with the help of AI and Big-Data  
  • Automated (robotized) processing  
  • Chatbots and conversational interface; 
  • Fintech is for the long-haul, it is not a quick fix 

Key concepts:    Artificial Intelligence (AI); Biometric payments; Blockchain; Chatbot; Comprehensive Credit; Reporting (CCR); Crowdfunding; Cryptocurrency; Digital Wallet; Insuretech; New Payments Platform (NPP);

Open Banking; Robo Advice; Neo Banking; Wearables.

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


TARGET AUDIENCE:   Business Development ExecutivesBusiness Intelligence OfficersData OfficersFinancial AnalystsFinancial Decision Makers in CorporatesInvestment, Commercial and Retail BankersManagement ConsultantsMarketing ManagersOperations ManagersProject ManagersIT personnel 


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN: October, 19  2020  (9:00-11:00 & 11:15–13:15)   

DURATION:  4 hours (net)                                                          REGISTRATION:  by October, 9 2020

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

GROWING IN CRISIS – Opportunities are Everywhere

(A 4-hour online series) 

Facilitator: OWEN FERNANDES, MBA, PhD

Personal & Leadership Development Coach, International MBA Instructor / Speaker / Trainer

Owen Fernandes, MBA, PhD is a certified member of THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM, a world-class team of leadership coaches and mentors that have served almost all the Fortune 500 companies in the world. He carries 26 years of experience with him and has delivered workshops in USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. As a professional certified Psychometric Analyst, he is able to offer an approach with holistic understanding of one’s personality and gifting and to chart a unique and tailored personal or organizational growth and development plan.

Dr. Owen is also on the external teaching faculty of three Universities in Europe and specializes in teaching Global Leadership & Business Operation modules at the MBA level. He also holds a 6 SIGMA black belt certification – expert level.


Crises never leave us the same; they move us forward to higher ground or backwards to fear and despair, but never the same.

“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity” Albert Einstein

This is the time for many people to adapt to the current climate without lowering ethics and values.

Remember do no harm first; many people are extremely vulnerable mentally and emotionally at this time. So, choose wisely.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understanding Crisis
  • Identifying Fears and Emotions
  • Learning & Finding Opportunities
  • Experiencing Growth

TARGET AUDIENCE: all employees – building resilience in the face of a crisis


 CONTENT (2 webinars of 2 hours each)

  • Common nature of Crises
  • Impact of Crisis – Emotional, Mental, Social, Physical, Financial, Spiritual
  • Handling Fear & Discomfort
  • Patience, Calmness and Comfort
  • Learning zone – Evolving of Character
  • Hidden Opportunities & Growth
  • A Mature and Wise YOU

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


TARGET AUDIENCE: all employees – building resilience in the face of a crisis 


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN:  At Request/In-Company

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: TBA

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – LEADING INNOVATION IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE

(A 4-hour online series)

Facilitator: JOHAN WINBLADH, MSc, PhD

International Trainer/ Speaker/ MBA Instructor


Johan Winbladh, PhD 
has a background from Management Consulting at Ernst & Young (now EY) in Stockholm and other locations in Europe and USA. He is currently an instructor at City University of Seattle/VSM in Bratislava Slovakia and an associate professor at the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He also provides corporate seminars for learning and development for top and middle management, covering Strategic Management, Finance and Operations. He is passionate about innovation, Fintech and Digitalisation. Dr Winbladh has been lecturing in university campuses or giving presentations in high profile conferences, both in Europe and in Asia. His background is from Stockholm School of Economics, one of the premium business schools in Europe, where he earned a Master of Science in Finance and earned his PhD at CityU/VSM in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Digitisation vs Digitalisation. Digitisation is to transfer information from its physical form to a numerical form. Digitalisation is the process of leveraging Digitisation to improve business processes. We are dealing with the latter, but Digitisation enables Digitalisation. Digitalisation is the key to e-commerce, e-banking and e-marketing. Consumer retail, Banking and Financial Services, both online and traditional, is undergoing quick Digitalisation. Digitalisation is changing how business is running. Healthcare and pharmaceutical business relies more and more on Digitalisation. There are over 3 billion smartphones in the world, a considerable number of “sensors” in other words that can be used to collect data for business, and the government. Companies must integrate Digitalisation into their business model to enhance the customer experience. Companies operate not only in a physical landscape but also in a digital landscape of equal importance. Digitalisation will lead to disruptions and new business models. Digitalisation enables organisations to make better-informed decisions, it lowers the information asymmetry, transforms key levers for “faster execution” in time to market, flexibility, quality, safety & operational efficiency, while also creating new business opportunities. Digitalisation is the way to improve, Time to market, improved safety & reliability, enhanced flexibility, improved quality, and increased efficiency. In banking, finance and business Digitalisation is one avenue to combat operational risk, as well as improving customer experience and at the same time to control costs.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Analyse Digitalisation and how organisations can utilise it
  • Why modernisation and Digitalisation of business processes is necessary
  • Becoming a data-driven organisation
  • Understand why Digitalisation is a must to survive the current age
  • Realise the difficulties of Digitalisation
  • Understanding the means and resources to Digitalise: Software engineers; Data architect; Data scientists; UX designers; Cloud computing specialists; Product managers

CONTENT

  • What is Digitalisation
  • How to Digitalise
  • Digitalisation in Organisations and Businesses
  • How to Know If You Should Digitalise Your Business?
  • Digitalisation Strategy
  • Digitalisation Process – How to Get Started?
  • Pitfalls of digitalisation

Key concepts: Industry 4.0, Efficiency (resource efficiency, cost efficiency and speed of operation) Job destruction, Automation, Robotisation, Learning machines, Zero marginal cost economy, Safety and Security (Control, Resilience, Risk Reduction), Quality (Effectiveness of operations, compliance with regulations and expectations), Internet of Things (IoT)

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and case studies.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Mid to Senior level Managers, Product Managers, Project Managers, (Digital) Marketing Managers, Operations Managers, Consultants


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN: TBA

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: TBA

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

UNCONVENTIONAL LEADERSHIP 

– “All the world’s a stage” (W. Shakespeare from As You Like It) – 

(A 4-hour online series)

Facilitator: ANCA SIGARTAU, PhD

ACTRESS at L.S. BULANDRA THEATER, Bucharest, Romania – member of EUROPEAN THEATER UNION and PROFESSOR, Drama and Theatre Arts department at universities in USA and Romania

Anca SIGARTAU, PhD is a Romanian actress, theater director, play writer, musician and drama professor. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts, a Master Degree in Theater Directing and a Bachelor in Arts from the National University of Theater and Film I.L. Caragiale Bucharest.  She studied classical piano and canto at George Enescu Music Academy Bucharest. As an actress, Anca won various awards, such as: Best actress –Young actors Gala; Best comedy actress (for Puck/A midsummer night’s dream) – Critic’s Awards; Best performance – Augusta, Georgia, United States (for The Forces of Light); Best performance – I want to be an actress at Undercloud Independent Theater Festival; Composition Jury Award – Mamaia Music Festival. She also has an extensive experience as a professor of Drama and Theater Arts at universities in USA and Romania.


Good leaders need to be proficient in what’s called situational leadership. What does leadership truly means? Well, plain and simple, it means having the skills and understanding to assess the scenario you’re facing. Actually, an efficient leader will be a superstar for his team. A good performer.GOOD LEADERS – GOOD ACTORS

“Theatre is the mirror up to nature” (William Shakespeare[1] from Hamlet)

This is the starting point – and perhaps the magic formula that can give us the ability to understand both: theatre and reality… .This is the basic of my unconventional leadership course. Consists of mirroring “nature” in theatre, understanding “nature” with theatre’s tools – in our case, mirroring the human nature and our way of being in a new field of action – the leadership. Translate this into business language – which I am sure you’re all too familiar with, and this is what you’ll get: the ability to turn our actions into a successful way of leading. The reaching goal is to offer an image of what our actions may impact and how it can improve our reality

An unconventional leadership course is about using the specific acting tools to increase your leadership skills in an attractive wayHow to empower your speech in order to obtain a bigger impact? How to think your strategy in order to make a difference? 

Good leaders are good actors because they know how to adapt their leadership style. They can mask fear, panic and worry with a great sense of self-confidence both in themselves as well as in those they must inspire and motivate. Ironic but true, good acting is one of the strategies good leaders use to communicate with credibility, build trust among their people and motivate others.

Good actors know that when it comes to delivering a message, 7 percent of it is the content of the message itself, 38 percent is your tone of voice and 55 percent is about the visual presentation, which includes a self-confident persona. Therefore, how you sound, look and carry yourself makes up 93 percent of what goes into being an effective communicator—a critical component to leadership success.Good leaders possess key characteristics that are, essentially, the qualities of a great leader. In addition to confidence, there are other attributes of leadership, including clear vision, integrity, empathy, sense of humor, humility, passion, courage, style and the ability to recognize potential in others, develop trust and encourage excellence.

LEARNING OUTCOMES / What we aim to achieve

  • Ways of improving the impact of your actions
  • The management of emotions
  • A high-level vision – a true connection
  • Being a good “detective”
  • The right mindset, the right tools, the right skills in a perfect time
  • Creating a dream-team
  • Impact

 TARGET AUDIENCE: top and middle managers, team leaders, business owners


CONTENT

  • CHARACTERS and LANGUAGE: studying different types and ways of characterizations, body language, masque, roles
  • IMAGINARY, DEVELOPING IMAGINATION and CREATIVITY: the best leaders worldwide are the creative ones. Creativity is about courage. Finding new inner mechanisms for exploring new paths, the one you ignored because the formal education taught you is not the common path for everybody.
  • WAYS of CREATING and DEVELOPING a DREAM-TEAM: a good leader will make a good “cast” and a good cast will make great performances. Improvisation games – characters – situations.

The webinars will be highly interactive, based on discussions and examples.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Top and middle managers, team leaders, business owners 


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: limited to max. 12


WHEN: TBA, December 2020

The webinars will be hosted and delivered using ENVISIA Online Platform, Powered by KNOLYX, a secured e-learning platform, allowing the virtual participation, both from home or from work, with no risks associated, using just a browser. After the registration to the course, one day before the webinars took place, the participants will receive a link to access the virtual classroom.  

DURATION: 4 hours (net)                                                       REGISTRATION: TBA

A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE will be issued by the e-learning platform, after the course.


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

Dean & COO ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu

[1] I’m sure that if I will say “Shakespeare” most of you will immediately think of the famous playwright. What if I would tell you that Shakespeare were a businessman as well as an artist … . Throughout his career in London’s theatrical world, he prospered. By the early 1600s, he was able to buy land near his Stratford home by the hundreds of acres and purchase the family coat-of-arms that his father had longed for. Yes. Though he was not considered by his university, wits competitors, an important creator, he was able to “sell” and make a lot of money. Call it a business strategy, call it pure literary genius, at the end his “magical words” prevailed and he is a top seller, even today. 

FINANCE – KEY ASPECTS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS – Coaching programme one-to-one

Facilitator: LUMINITA DANETI, MBA

Consultant/ Trainer/ MBA Instructor

Luminița has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, in different industries, with companies ranking from SMEs to EUR 400M turnovers, as well as more than 10 years in financial services (banks, mortgage, financial leasing). Her business experience covers: 13 years in aircraft engineering, 25 years in corporate finance and general management, locally and internationally (Europe, USA, Canada, Egypt).

She is a senior consultant with experience in corporate finance, business valuation, strategic planning and general management and possesses an innate creative potential, giving her the ability to approach situations with foresight and originality. Luminița is idea-driven and is able to see situations in the larger perspective, enthused by future possibilities and continuous improvement. 

Strong business and financial professional, she holds three master degrees (business, aeronautics and mathematics) and is alumna from prestigious schools: City University of Seattle (WA, USA), Polytechnic Institute Bucharest-Aeronautic Faculty and University of Bucharest–Faculty of Mathematics. Luminița has a strong experience as lecturer and facilitator for courses and seminars: City University of Seattle, MBA program: Business Valuation, Capital formation and Venture Capital, Financial Analysis and Investments; Controlling Institute Romania: Strategic Management, Finance and Investments; Romanian Banking Institute: European Banking Certificate (and co-author of the manual), Financial Analysis for a Financial Institution, Finance for Managers. 


OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS

Finance can be a complex business and Board Members need a strategic understanding of it, they do not need to know every aspect or detail of their organization’s finances. However, the Board is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the organization is financially sound and all Board Members are expected to discharge certain key financial responsibilities.

This modular coaching programme will provide the essential set of knowledge and skills required to assess the financial health of a business and contribute more effectively to boardroom decision-making process.

The benefits of the programme are the following:

  • Enhanced understanding of financial statements as a whole; understand how individual components of financial statements relate to each other and how are affected by management decisions.
  • Mastering the key financial terminology, accounting concepts and standards and understand what information is required at the level of Board Members.
  • Understanding how to use financial ratios and interpret accounts; identify and raise the relevant questions and therefore more effectively review and assess the financial health and position of the company.
  • Scrutinizing key financial data with more confidence and challenge financial proposals, business plans, projections, and reports.
  • Confidently influencing Board level decisions and company management based on a sound understanding of financial concepts in the context of company’s strategic objectives.
  • Making more informed Board level decisions while communicating more confidently and effectively with Board Members on financial issues.

 CONTENT 

Financial management 

  • Functions 
  • Types of financial decisions 
  • Business model: financial needs, financial sources 
  • Operations financing, investment financing 
  • Fundamental concepts: accounting principles, accrual accounting, going concern principle 

Financial statements 

  • Income statement, recognition rules, reporting challenges 
    • Revenue analysis 
    • Expense analysis 
  • Balance sheet, recognition rules, reporting challenges 
    • Assets 
    • Liabilities and equity 
  • Cash flow statement 
    • Major components 
    • Methods 

Financial analysis 

  • Objectives, instruments 
  • Ratio analysis 
  • Limitations and pitfalls of ratio analysis 

Financial decisions – types, factors 

  • Time value of money 
  • Net present value, internal rate of return, payback period 

Financing decisions 

  • Short term, long term 
  • Capital structure, cost of capital 
  • Factors affecting financing decisions 

Investment decisions 

  • Short term, long term 
  • Projects’ appraisal  
  • Study case for project appraisal 

Dividend decisions 

  • Factors affecting dividend policy 

 COACHING PROGRAMME PROCESS:

1 exploratory/introductory session (1hr): assessment and evaluation of the needs of coachee – what to focus on

2 – 3 tailored coaching sessions (2 hrs/each): the key concepts will be strategically explained and practiced using case studies and examples


WHEN:   At request


CONTACT US:

Gabriela HÂRȚESCU, PhD

COO & Dean ENVISIA Business School

Tel: 0040.748.886.800

E-mail: gabriela.hartescu@envisia.eu