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Practical Leadership Strategies for the Emerging CFM

Today’s business environment creates many challenges for the Construction Financial Manager. The complexity of managing and motivating all your team members to achieve projects and deadlines requires your ability to apply proven leadership principles, best practices and techniques.  In this four-hour workshop, participants will learn the tools to achieve success through specific construction based situations and examples.  Gaining buy-in, trust and accountability, motivating the team, effective communication and staffing dynamics are some of the topics covered.

Chapter coordinators, contact for more information or to schedule this course for their chapter. If you wish to attend a course at a CFMA chapter, see a list of upcoming courses, or visit CFMA’s Education Online website to learn more about CFMA’s web-based education.

This is a group-live program at the Basic level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. A basic understanding of construction accounting & financial management is recommended.

Program Outline:

  • Today’s Construction Financial Manager
  • Trust and Credibility as a Leader
  • Empowering and Coaching the Team
  • Leadership Challenges

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the competencies and skills required for today’s CFM.
  • Distinguish between the various communication styles and approaches to achieve effective outcomes.
  • Apply the Covey’s Five Waves of Trust to increase credibility and trust as a leader.
  • Gain best practices for running a monthly project update meeting.
  • Empower and coach the team by integrating the Four E’s of Leadership.
  • Identify the challenges faced by today’s CFM, the red flags and strategies to achieve success when working with various parties.
  • Apply proven techniques and best practices to real case scenarios.

CPE Credit:
This course grants a total of 4.0 CPE credits to eligible participants in the following fields of study: 1.0 credits in Communications, 1.0 credits in Business Management & Organization and 2.0 credits in Personal Development.

Who should take this course?
CFOs, Controllers, Assistant Controllers, Accounting Manager/Supervisor, Staff Accountant and CFMs.  The span of the workshop content can accommodate attendees who are new to the leadership role or have many years of experience.


NASBAThe Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Web site: