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WIHCL Webinars: Know Your Own Strength

WIHCL is proud to announce the launch of the 2017 Financial Acumen Webinar Series for WIHCL members. 

For most general counsel, increasing the financial and business acumen of direct reports is a high priority development need.  We have been told that the need is not being met by the current options in the marketplace which include mini MBA programs and Bar Association CLEs.  These often contain more information than is needed, with too much accounting principle details, or material that cannot be applied practically or by the in-house attorney in her day-to-day job.  The monthly Financial Acumen Webinar Series is designed with only in-house attorneys in mind.

Continuing off the success of 2016, WIHCL will hold three Executive Leadership Webinars in 2017.  WIHCL members and can participate in these webinars, and learn first-hand leadership development tools that have the most impact on an in-house counsel's career trajectory.

Dates and times for the 2017 Executive Leadership Webinar Series will be posted soon.

Pursuing the 20/35 Vision

To support its goal of increasing the percentage of women GCs in the Fortune 500 to 35% by 2020, WIHCL will conduct a series of 11 regional one-day workshops. These workshops focus on building three executive competencies: managerial courage, business/financial acumen, and self-learning and awareness. The workshops target women who report directly to general counsel and who are themselves on a path to stepping into that role. With up to 24 participants in each workshop, most of the time will be spent in small-group breakout sessions that emphasize peer-to-peer learning. Faculty will be made up of GCs, CFOs, and board members of public companies.

 "This is about creating a community that will help accelerate your path toward leadership," notes Lily Van Hughes, chief legal officer at Public Storage, who has attended such events. "It helps you develop a network of advisors and peers throughout the journey, so that once you arrive, you have two or three true confidants who can help you succeed.""



CALENDAR

Financial Acumen Webinar Series:
Part 2: Expenses and Financial Statements
5.  Thursday, May 18, 2017: Expenses
6.  Thursday, June 15, 2017: Balance Sheet Revisited
7.  Thursday, July 20, 2017: Income Statement (Revenue and Expenses Revisited)
8.  Wednesday, August 30, 2017: Cash Flow Statement Revisited-Sources and Uses of Funds
9.  Tuesday, September 19, 2017: Exercise:  Explain the Profit & Loss Statement (#1)
10. Thursday, October 19, 2017: Exercise: Explain the Profit & Loss Statement (#2)

For more information and to register for these webinars, please click here.

Project 20/35 Workshops:
WIHCL will conduct 11 one-day regional workshops focused on key executive competencies: managerial courage; self-learning; self-knowledge.  Workshops will be held in Orange County, Houston, San Francisco, Detroit, Washington, DC, Charlotte, New York, Boston and Chicago.  All workshops run from 8 AM to 5 PM, after which participants join together for cocktails and dinner. For more information, click here

 

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