CIPFA webinar - business partnering - 16 June 2016

Date: Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:30

Thursday 16 June 2016 at 12:30

This webinar will focus on describing the fundamentals of business partnering, why it has come to the fore in the public sector, the potential benefits of applying the model and pitfalls to avoid. We will also look at the skills and competencies of a business partner and ways to increase effectiveness in the role.

About this event

This FREE, short, 45-minute webinar, run over a lunchtime can be accessed anywhere that you can get an internet connection and on any device that is internet enabled. 

As well as accessing this webinar from desktop and laptop computers, you can also access this webinar from a smartphone or tablet using the free GoToMeeting app available on the App Store and Google Play. Please download this App well in advance of the broadcast time. You may also need headphones to ensure privacy and reduced background noise from your chosen location.

Who should attend?

All those working in finance who have an interest in understanding more about the business partnering model and making business partnering work at the organisational and individual level.

How you will benefit

In the past, the focus of finance was on traditional accounting tasks but increasingly, finance professionals are being asked to support their organisations through business partnering.

As a result of attending the webinar participants will be able to:

  • describe the role of the business partner and what business partnering involves
  • recognise the aims and potential benefits of applying the business partnering model
  • appreciate the potential problems in applying the business partnering model in the public sector and how to overcome them
  • identify the necessary skills and mind set needed to be successful in the role
  • see a way to improve effectiveness as a business partner.

Webinar topics

  • The aims and benefits of business partnering.
  • Applying the business partnering model - overcoming barriers and making it work.
  • The role, mindset, skills and competencies of business partners.
  • Increasing your effectiveness as a business partner.

How to participate

Once you have signed up for this webinar, we will email you with joining instructions and a link to the webinar.

Previously recorded webinars can be accessed on our YouTube channel and further details regarding our webinar programme can be found on our webinar web page

For more details please do not hesitate to call us on T: 020 7543 5600.


Featured speakers:
Jane Setten: Trainer: Jane is a respected learning and development consultant specialising in organisational, management and personal development and business skills training. Her background includes working in HR for the electricity supply industry, a period as a commercial training manager for an employers’ membership organisation and a role as a management development adviser for a big ‘four’ accountancy firm. In her capacity as an independent consultant, Jane has extensive experience delivering development solutions for a range of organisations in the private and public sectors. Recent clients have included Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Sussex University and Leeds City Council. Jane is currently working with CIPFA on several projects, the focus of which is to help finance professionals working in the public sector make the transition to business partner. Jane is CIPD-qualified, has a masters degree in organisational behaviour and combines her consultancy work in learning and development with research for a PhD in organisational psychology.

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