Pre-Conference Workshops

Arrive early for AFP 2018 and take advantage of the pre-conference workshops scheduled for November 3-5. These workshops provide attendees with the opportunity to explore select topics in greater depth. Presented in either a full-day or half-day format, the key purpose of a "pre-con" is to provide participants with a tangible toolset to conquer specific challenges or issues in their organizations.

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Saturday Workshops

Sunday Workshops

Multi-Day Workshops

Registration is also available for non-conference attendees. If you are not attending AFP 2018, please contact Customer Service directly at 301-907-2862 or use the link below to register for a workshop.

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Saturday Workshops 

Advanced Cash Flow Forecasting

Saturday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 CTP Credits, 7.8 FP&A Credits, 7.8 CPE Credits 
Add $795

Statistical techniques provide extremely helpful tools for forecasting future cash flows. This course uses practical examples to show how various statistical methods can be used to forecast components of the cash budget. The advantages and disadvantages of each technique are discussed along with how to interpret results. The majority of the seminar covers the practical application of statistical methods using Excel. This course aims to develop practical, in-depth skills through hands-on applications of statistical forecasting techniques. Attendees leave the course with an understanding of how to deliver best-in-class cash forecasts.
Instructor:
Bill Hu, PhD, CFA
Assistant Professor of Finance
Arkansas State University

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Structuring Treasury to Manage Global Liquidity

Saturday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 CTP Credits, 7.8 CPE Credits 
Add $795

When businesses grow internationally, treasury faces an increasingly difficult challenge to manage global liquidity. As banking relationships, the number of accounts, currencies handled, and cross-border risks proliferate, treasury needs to evaluate the options to manage the global position more efficiently. This course examines the tools available to treasury to organize itself optimally to manage global liquidity.
After looking at what treasury can do internally, assessing the tools for managing risk and the many available banking solutions, the final challenge becomes one of putting in place a structure for managing global cash efficiently. Participants will discuss the considerations when selecting appropriate banking partners and start the process of designing an appropriate account structure for their organizations.
Instructor: 
Michelle Allman-Ward
Managing Partner
AWA Consulting

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Painting with Numbers: A Different Perspective on the Craft and the Art of Presenting Numbers

Saturday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.8 CTP Credits, 7.8 FP&A Credits, 7.8 CPE Credits 
Add $795

How well you communicate is critical to your effectiveness and your success as a professional, and make no mistake about it: presenting numerical information is communicating, just like writing and speaking. This interactive and entertaining seminar offers both a different perspective on and practical suggestions for presenting effectively all those numbers so critical to an FP&A professional’s job. Just as with writing and speaking, communicating numbers requires awareness and skill at three levels:

  1. Knowing the rules—yes, there is a grammar to presenting numbers!
  2. Having a sense of narrative flow—remember that you are telling a story.
  3. Showing respect to your audience and earning theirs— the credibility of the information you’re presenting and your personal credibility are deeply intertwined.

Instructor:
Randall Bolten
Author, CEO
Lucidity

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Sunday Workshops

Financial Modeling: Techniques and Best Practices

Sunday, November 4 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 7.2 CTP Credits, 7.2 FP&A Credits, 7.2 CPE Credits
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Financial professionals are frequently tasked with creating effective models that are accurate and dynamic. The power of a financial model comes from the ability to change the inputs and analyze the impact on outputs. This course introduces the key techniques and best practices for building financial models that facilitate a rational and rigorous decision-making process. Through hands-on examples in Excel, participants build financial models from scratch that produce baseline and dynamic outputs in response to changes in real-world scenarios. Examples and illustrations utilize financial and treasury applications.
Instructor:
Bill Hu, PhD, CFA
Assistant Professor of Finance
Arkansas State University

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Financial Literacy in a Digital World

Sunday, November 4 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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As organizations rely more on new technologies which provide increasing access to data, it is crucial for financial professionals have the confidence in their ability to adapt and capitalize on the transformational nature of finance in the digital age. Data must be stored and organized in smart ways to best support streamlined analytics. This course aims to prepare attendees for the changing technology and data landscape. By looking at the data supply chain, attendees will gain a better understanding of “big data,” how to cultivate a data mindset and how to drive change based on data insights in their organizations.

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Blockchain: Beyond the Hype

Sunday, November 4 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Beyond the hype that has surfaced in the wake of new emerging technologies such as bitcoin and blockchain, these advances offer important paths to innovations and efficiencies for financial professionals. However their rapidly evolving nature and lack of industry standards makes gauging their ultimate potential challenging. This course starts with a perspective on how technological developments relating to finance have changed over time and then reviews current innovations including faster/real-time payments, tokenization and encryption, biometrics, blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Attendees will develop a framework for understanding why certain trends are successfully implemented and adopted with the goal of being able to assess the role new technologies can play in their organizations.

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Multi-Day Workshops

Intensive Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Exam Review

Saturday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 5 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Not Approved for CPE, CTP/CCM or FP&A Credits
Add $1,095

AFP’s Intensive CTP Exam Review Course is a three-day review of the concepts and challenging calculations presented in the body of knowledge upon which the CTP exam is based. You’ll join other professionals focused on CTP exam preparation and learn test-taking tips that will help you succeed. This fast-moving program is intended for those who are well into their exam preparation studies and are registered to take the CTP exam in the December 2018/January 2019 testing window.

AFP Treasury Learning System is required for this course and must be purchased separately

Instructor: 
Dr. Matthew Hill, CTP, FP&A
Director of Center for Treasury and Financial Analytics
Arkansas State University

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Treasury Management Fundamentals

Saturday, November 3 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Approved for 15 CPE Credits, 15 FP&A Credits; Not Approved for CTP/CCM Credit
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Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of treasury management and get ideas for ways treasury departments can add value to your company while increasing responsibility and visibility. Participants complete a journey that begins with the overall role of treasury and its relationships to financial service providers and then continues with working capital, payments, money movement, capital markets, borrowing and investing. Cash forecasting methods, ways to identify various risks and financial management round out the general topics covered. This course also explores ways treasury departments have stepped outside normal responsibilities to expand their contributions and visibility within their companies by becoming unofficial consultants to other departments.

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