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Bolster Your Career at AFP 2019

Jul 12, 2019

AFP 2019 has an impressive lineup of speakers and sessions that can help ambitious treasury and finance professionals achieve new heights in their professional lives. This year’s Career Development track is sure to set you on the path to success.

First off, AFP 2019 has multiple featured speakers whose insights can enhance your career in a variety of ways.

  • This year's Mindshift keynote, Joi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab, will provide attendees with a look at how they can survive the “faster future.” To do so, Ito argues, individuals and organizations must first change their perspectives. This requires dispensing long-held assumptions about governing institutions and becoming more restless and dynamic.“There’s a kind of sensibility that you need to have in order to thrive in this new environment,” Ito told AFP President and CEO Jim Kaitz in a recent interview. “Some companies have been able to embrace that and survive, and other companies have either disappeared or are on their way to disappearing.”
  • Author Casey Gerald will turn the American Dream narrative on its head, inspiring attendees to keep a positive, but realistic mindset when faced with adversity, while challenging our preconceived notions of success. Though Gerald escaped a tough childhood to enter a new world of elite universities and secret societies, he eventually saw how this hierarchical divide stifled those at the margins, and that “salvation stories” like his could be used to keep others from rising.
  • Productivity and performance expert Chris Bailey will reveal how effectively managing our attention hinges on working with greater intention, taming stimulating distractions in advance, and strategically un-focusing to take better mind-wandering breaks. Attendees will come away with strategies for working with fewer distractions while getting more done.  
  • Dr. Ivan Joseph, author and Director of Athletics for Ryerson University, will show you how to foster collaboration to drive team performance. He’ll share his proven tactics and strategies for successfully bringing diverse teams together and fostering a collaborative environment that drives team performance.

As always, the Career Development track consists of a host of informative discussions. Sessions include measuring success in project management, creating compelling presentations and crafting your personal brand. And this year’s Executive Institute features special coaching sessions with leadership expert Chip Colbert, which will delve into topics like change management, effective team building and quality communication.

Last but not least, AFP 2019 features multiple networking opportunities where you can interact with your peers, forging new relationships and gaining insights on how to take that next step in your profession. This year’s FP&A Symposium, for example, focuses specifically on career pathing.

So as you can see, AFP 2019 has a lot to offer treasury and finance professionals who have an eye on their professional futures. Take the next step in your career path and register today.