L'Institut supérieur de gestion L'ISG Inc.
Harvard University Global System™
Groupe de gestion Harvard®
Hands-on Workshop & Practical Seminar
Available for in-house sessions only
Ottawa-Gatineau Campus (Canada)
15-minute drive from Ottawa-Centre
An hour flight from LaGuardia, NYC
This seminar provides you with the practical principles, tools and techniques of modern finance and accounting that are vital to the success of professionals and decision-makers, both in the public and private sectors, in large, medium and small organizations. You will invest ample time practicing on real-life problems. The focus is on analysis, interpretation, and use of financial information, to make informed and sound decisions, based on facts, in today's complex environment. You will specifically gain the practical knowledge and skills required to:
|Workshop Benefits for the Organization and the Participant|
Both the organization and the participant will directly benefit from this hands-on workshop. The skills and tools learned can be applied by executives, managers and professionals at all levels, from day-to-day operations to the corporate level in governance, policy, strategy formulation, mergers & acquisitions, and project selection, management and impact evaluation. The aim is to make accessible to everyone the best practices and tools in planning, budgeting, resource allocation and operations control.
The organization sending a group of participants will therefore benefit significantly from a greater focus on bottom-line results. Within a reasonable period, the organization should:
The seminar participants will:
|Seminar Leader: Professor Pierre G. Bergeron|
An award-winning author on finance and a leading specialist on the Balanced Scorecard, Professor Bergeron has made an immensely valuable contribution to the advancement of management best practices, accountability and good governance. He was Director of Corporate Finance at Domtar, and led market analysis and capital project evaluation at Exxon's Imperial Oil. He also was a senior executive in several departments of the Federal Government prior to pursuing a distinguished career as a professor of management and associate dean at the University of Ottawa.
Prof. Bergeron has written extensively on performance evaluation, finance, planning, budgeting, and capital budgeting for professional journals including CA magazine, CMA Magazine, CGA Magazine, Banker and ICB Review, the Financial Post, and Optimum. He is the author of eight books including Finance for Non-Financial Managers; Survivor's Guide to Finance; Modern Management in Canada; Gestion dynamique: concepts, méthodes et applications; Planification, budgétisation et gestion par objectifs; and Capital Expenditure Planning for Growth and Profit. He is the recipient of the Walter J. MacDonald award for his series of articles on capital budgeting decisions, which appeared in the CA magazine. He has assisted Industry Canada in designing a Web-based program to help entrepreneurs raise risk funds from venture capital markets. He also participated in producing The ABCs of Financial Performance Measures and Benchmarks for Canada's Tourism Sector and Finding Funding for the Canadian Tourism Commission. He also collaborated in the production of a series of videos on finance. He created financial-planning framework to help managers gauge the impact of business strategies, plans and budgets on financial statements, and to make business decisions using cutting-edge yardsticks for time-value-of-money investment.
Professor Bergeron uses examples that are pertinent to participants from both small and large compagnies, government agencies and non-profit associations. Clients who sent participants to Professor Bergeron's seminars include Alberta Natural Gas, Alcan Building Products, Atomic Energy of Canada, Best Foods, Burroughs Welcome, Chevron, Dow Chemicals, Hawker Siddeley, H.J. Heinz, Helen Curtis, Herman Miller, Hiram Walker & Sons, Keg Restaurants, Kellogg, Kimberley Clark, Lever Bros., MacMillan Bloedel, Nestlé Rowntree, Petro-Canada, Robin Hood Multifoods, West Coast Drugs and a host of federal, state and provincial government agencies.
Mr. Bergeron is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and the University of Western Ontario.
|Detailed Outline - 3 Days - 2.75 CEU|
1. Learning the Language and Concepts
2. How to Read Financial Statements
3. Mastering the Difference between
4. How to Interpret Financial Statements
5. How to Use Financial Decision-Making Tools
6. How to Evaluate Capital-Investment Decisions
7. The Balanced Scorecard: Connecting the Dots between Finance and Strategy
8. Synthesis and Conclusion
As a participant, you will receive cutting-edge practical course materials including a comprehensive workbook with extensive chapters on the topics discussed in the class, professional templates with a detailed checklist for planning, budgeting and control, Harvard University Global System™ Management Road Map, case studies and the latest Harvard® Planner.
For overnight accommodation, several hotels are located within 10 to 20-minute drive including Novotel, Hilton, Ramada Inn, Westin, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Marriott, Sheraton, Delta, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Lord Elgin Hotel, and Minto Place Suite Hotel. Click here for detailed information about hotels.
The dress code is business casual at your discretion. Trust your judgment. When unsure, err on the side of caution. If overdressed, you can remove a tie or a jacket and roll up your sleeves. Members of the Canadian Forces and the U.S. defense community can, at their discretion, either dress casually or keep the uniform.
You will be reminded the first day to dress the way you feel most comfortable for a photo session the next morning.
Although every effort will be made to ensure a pleasant learning environment including a suitable temperature, we recommend you bring a sweater or a jacket to the classroom as individual comfort zones differ and sudden variations in the weather can temporarily affect air conditioning.
Also please kindly refrain from using strong fragrances during the session in order to accommodate your fellow participants who suffer from allergies.
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