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CFOs Guide to Challenging Conversations by The Houston CFO Leadership Council
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CFOs Guide to Challenging Conversations hosted by The Houston CFO Leadership Council Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:30 am - 9:40 am

When: July 25, 2019
7:30-9:40 AM
Where: RSM Offices
1330 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 2300
Houston, TX  77056
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen

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The way CFOs conduct crucial conversations will have a lasting effect on their business relationships.  If managed well, the quality of the relationship improves; poor management, on the other hand, can lead to a breakdown. Unfortunately, many CFOs tend not to handle these conversations well—or at all. 

Join us for an interactive program on how to approach and deliver those difficult conversations.  Whether it be a conversation with your CEO, your finance team, or a difficult employee, you will leave with the tools to achieve the best result.

This presentation will be fast paced and participative.  Come prepared to connect, collaborate, and grow!

Learning Objectives:

·         Learn new techniques, skills and tools to navigate vital conversations

·         How to prepare for high-stakes situations with proven technique.

·         How to transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue

·         How to make it safe to talk about almost anything

·         How to be persuasive, not abrasive.

Speaker:  Dave Wright, CEO at Dale Carnegie Houston and Austin

Dave’s formal studies are in Business Management, Coaching, and Adult Education. He received his MA in Adult Education and Workplace Learning from Texas State University. Dave is a dynamic speaker, leader, and entrepreneur.

At the age of 22, Dave was the youngest Dale Carnegie® Instructor ever certified. Over the past 25 years, Dave has been the Dale Carnegie® Sales Manager for Vancouver, Canada; Regional Manager for Oregon/SW Washington; and he is currently the President of Dale Carnegie Training of Austin/Houston, Texas.

Since arriving in Texas, Dave Wright has led the organization to unprecedented growth, and he achieved the “Founders Club” award from Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. for the fastest growing office in North America. He also received the “Gold Cup” award for 102% growth in 2010, the “Silver Cup” for 52% growth in 2011 and the “Silver Cup” in 2013 for 38% growth and again in 2014, resulting in a tenfold increase since 2008.

During his time with Dale Carnegie®, Dave has received ongoing international recognition as a premier trainer, and in 2007 he won the prestigious “Global Trainer of the Year” award (out of 3500 Dale Carnegie trainers worldwide).

Dave has conducted over 3500 sessions throughout North America, and has been a featured speaker at the Dale Carnegie® International Convention five times.

Dale Carnegie of Austin clients include a variety of industries and organizations, with programs delivered to both the employees and management of numerous companies, including: Dell, Texas A&M, National Instruments, Round Rock ISD, VMWare, & LegalZoom.

As of January 2017, Dave also sits as a board member for Independent Petroleum Association of America as they continue to expand their commitment of education outreach.


Parking: The parking garage is free parking, with visitor parking on the first floor…very convenient.


CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Field of Study: Communications & Marketing
 Recommended CPE Credits: 2 CPE credits
 Experience Level: Basic
 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

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All current CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives cannot attend this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jeanene Golden, Southwest Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at or Mary Christensen, Southwest Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at

Cancellation Policy
If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Jeanene Golden or Mary Christensen at email above. Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the program.


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