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CIPFA Leadership Development Programme


Event summary

The CIPFA Leadership Development Programme is designed for future leaders and managers who want to develop the ability and confidence to take on more senior roles in their organisation, which require effective leadership of others and high levels of collaboration and influence.

This course is delivered online via virtual classrooms.

Delegates from English local authorities may be eligible for an LGA bursary.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount. One discount applies per booking.

To inquire about the bursary or discount please contact customer services or Monika Lewandowska
Tel: 0207 543 5600


07 Oct 2021 09:00
18 Nov 2021 17:00


Virtual Classrooms

Standard price

£1,500.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Leaders working within public sector finance functions require not only comprehensive knowledge of technical aspects of finance and accountancy, but also an ability to get the best from those they manage or work alongside. This highly practical four-day training course been designed to support the development of excellent leadership practices within public sector finance functions.

The course comprises four days of classroom learning and is completed over approximately five weeks.

The classroom learning is delivered online via virtual classrooms. You will be provided a link to join each workshop online. Our trainer will be there to greet you and the other delegates, and we aim to deliver just as we would if everyone was together in a physical training room. For best results we recommend the use of webcams.

Course dates

  • Module one: Leading Self, 7 October 2021
  • Module two: Leading Teams, 11 October 2021
  • Module three: Leading Others, 4 November 2021
  • Module four: Leading an Organisation, 18 November 2021

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CPD hours

This programme carries 28 CPD hours.


  • Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Leadership

Speaker - Keith Stopforth, Registered Corporate Coach™, WABC, Global Leadership Coach and Facilitator

Keith is a senior business executive with experience across numerous sectors including retail, financial services, healthcare, banking, utilities, manufacturing, outsourcing and SME. Keith is experienced in working on organisational transformation and qualified in change management psychology, which enables leaders to drive transformation in their business.

After starting out in retail Keith joined the financial services sector, where he held several positions in sales management before realising his passion for people development in a national field training role.

This led to him joining a major player in the UK healthcare sector in 2001, working initially in the sales function before developing his career in HR. This entailed leading teams across the UK and internationally to deliver leadership development, talent management, mentoring, coaching, employee engagement and learning and development strategic interventions.He now works exclusively in the leadership coaching and development arena, focused on people development interventions built around his coaching practice.

He operates in multiple cultures, including the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East.