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CIPFA CFO Leadership Academy 2021


Event summary

The CIPFA CFO Leadership Academy is aimed at serving and aspiring CFOs across the public sector who want to strengthen their personal impact and leadership skills.

Delegates from English local authorities may be eligible for an LGA bursary. Please contact for more details.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount. Please contact customer services to book:

T: 02075 435600

Only one discount can be applied per booking


09 Sep 2021 09:30
08 Apr 2022 15:30

Standard price

£2,800.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The CIPFA CFO Leadership Academy is completed over approximately six months. This includes three one-day workshops and five one-day, facilitated action learning meetings.

Course dates

The course consists of three workshops and five action learning groups. The delegates are split into two action learning groups at the first workshop, Group A and Group B. You are only required to attend the dates for your confirmed group.

Workshop dates

  • Workshop one: 09 September 2021
  • Workshop two: 10 December 2021
  • Workshop three: 08 April 2022

Action learning group dates

Group A dates Group B dates
07 October 2021 08 October 2021
11 November 2021 12 November 2021
13 January 2022 14 January 2022
10 February 2022 11 February 2022
10 March 2022 11 March 2022

CPD hours

This course carries 56 CPD hours.


  • Accounting
  • / Leadership
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Professional development

Speaker - Brendan McCarron: Senior Consultant

Brendan is a senior leadership and professional consultant for CIPFA consultancy and training. He leads CIPFA’s CFO Leadership Academy in the UK and for the Government of Canada. He is also heavily involved in CIPFA’s finance business partnering work and in change management assignments in the UK and in Europe. He can be contacted on E:, T: 07810 547 226.