COVID-19 Virtual Focus Sessions: Planning, Jobs, Connecting While Distancing

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These virtual focus sessions are limited to members-only. RSVP below. 

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PLANNING: Forecasting in Uncertain Times

For those members in charge of business continuity, budgets, etc – we’re all having to revisit our plans/forecasts and make changes. Open forum to share. 

Jim Cook has generously offered to lead two OG Focus Sessions on Forecasting/Planning in an Uncertain World. Jim’s financial and operational leadership for several high profile growth startups in Silicon Valley built the foundations for the multi-billion dollar valuations of Intuit, Netflix, and Mozilla.  Over the last 30 years in Silicon Valley, Jim has advised dozens of CEOs, Boards, and other entrepreneurs both in and out of the Board Room.  For the last 10+ years, Jim has served as a Group Director for the Alliance of CEOs and has recently launched BenchBoard CFO Network for the purpose of sharing best practices and insights in a private trusted network of fellow CFOs.

This session will be an open forum for Q&A for those members in charge of business continuity, budgets, etc – we are all having to revisit our plans/forecasts and make changes.

Topics to be covered: 

  • Creating the Proper Financial Scenario/Contingency Plans

  • Helping you, as CFO, to provide a shared decision-making framework for your CEO and your Board

  • Ultimately, to help you, as your company’s financial leader, proactively lead your company through the next 3-6 months vs. being reactive and being forced to be led.

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JOBS During Covid-19: Currently looking, nervous about your current role, or hiring?

Looking for a Job during COVID? – For those members who are a) currently looking, b) nervous about their current roles and want to be proactive and c) those hiring in this market – insights into what companies are doing on the talent front.

Are you on the job hunt during COVID-19? This virtual session is for those members who are a. currently looking, b. nervous about their current roles and want to be proactive and c. those hiring in this market — insights into what companies are doing on the talent front. 

Agenda: 

  • Discuss changes we’re observing in the marketplace and recruiting process which will include basic things like video interviews vs. in-person, levels of responsiveness and follow-up with hiring managers/recruiters, etc.

  • Talk about sectors/companies that are most immune <-> most at-risk

  • Potential opportunities for OG members are looking for similar roles to swap stories, resume reviews, make connections, etc.

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CONNECTING WHILE DISTANCING

Open forum to vent, share experiences and just “get together”.  Some call this “therapy”, call it whatever you’d like – just folks to speak to, listen to, empathize with.

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