THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
THE ANNUAL LEADERSHIP CONVENTION
Theme: Mastering the Art of Self Awareness, Influence and Resilience to Create a Lasting Impact in Leadership
Date: 10th – 11th November 2020
Good leadership provides the required direction for an organization and its stakeholders, both internal and external. Various stakeholders need to know the direction in which the organization is headed and who to follow to reach the destination. Leadership involves showing employees how to effectively perform their responsibilities and regularly supervising the completion of their tasks while providing feedback for improvement. Good leadership also includes setting a positive example for staff to follow, by being excited about the work, being motivated to learn new things, receiving feedback, and helping as needed in both individual and team activities.
Leadership in business is the capacity of a company’s management to set and achieve challenging goals, take fast and decisive action when needed, outperform the competition, and inspire others to perform at their highest levels.Leadership also speaks to a more holistic approach, such as the tone of an organization or the culture that management establishes. Individuals with strong leadership skills in the business world often rise to executive positions.
Effective leadership includes exhibiting a strong character. Leaders exhibit honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and ethics. Leaders act in line with how they speak and earn the right to be responsible for others’ success in the organization. Strong leadership involves clear communication skills. Leaders speak with and listen to staff members, respond to questions and concerns, and are empathetic. Leaders use effective communication skills for moving the company forward and achieving new levels of success.
In leadership, executive presence is a term that is often shrouded in mystique and many people struggle to understand it. Executive presence is critical, but it doesn’t need to be mysterious. Most importantly, executive presence is a skill, not a trait. That means it’s something you can cultivate and build. In its simplest terms, executive presence is about the ability to inspire confidence. Inspiring confidence in the subordinates that you’re the leader they want to follow, inspiring confidence among peers that you’re capable and reliable and, most importantly, inspiring confidence among senior leaders that you have the ability and what it takes to steer the function or organization to the next level.
Often in leadership, impostor syndrome affects many leaders especially female leaders, while the male leaders are affected by the opposite effect called Dunning Kruger effect, which in summary indicates over confidence and illusion of one’s abilities. The imposter syndrome also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Impostor Syndrome can be linked to other feelings of self-doubt, such as fear of success , fear of failure , or self-sabotage. The Dunning–Kruger effect on the other hand is a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Leaders need to be self-aware and learn the tactics of steering off these two illusions to remain at an optimal level in order to ensure success of the organization. Self-awareness in leadership leads to better team management, coaching and mentorship and the overall achievement of better results.
True leadership sees where the company is headed and plans the steps needed to get there. Visualizing what is possible, following trends in the industry, and taking risks to grow the business are all required of leaders. Productive leadership shows optimism and provides positive energy for staff. Good leaders are supportive and are truly concerned about the well-being of others. Leaders find answers to challenges and reassure and inspire staff when things go awry. Leaders find ways for staff to work together and achieve maximum results in an efficient and effective manner.
It is in line with the above summary that ICPAK has put together a virtual convention to provide a platform for leaders and aspiring leaders to share knowledge, insights and experiences while learning from subject matter experts on various strategies and skills to overcome obstacles that would often arise in leadership.
The convention will focus on the following topics among others:
- Key principles of leadership and integrity during and post the pandemic
- The essential leadership skills and practices
- Characteristics of a good leader
- Leadership by influence and not authority
- Crucial differences between a leader and a boss: the recommended option for organizations’ success
- The art of giving and receiving feedback
- Effective delegation for successful delivery of the organization’s mission
- Critical communication skills for leaders of today
- Effective coaching and mentorship skills for leaders
- The dynamics of leadership in managing virtual teams
- Cultivating executive presence for success
- The art of inspiring confidence
- Leading with composure in turbulent times
- Office etiquette
- Meetings etiquette (virtual and physical)
- Dressing for success in leadership
- Winning respect and loyalty from team members
- Overcoming the imposter syndrome, self-doubt, and dunning kruger effect
- Navigating leadership obstacles to create an impact and leave a legacy for decades
- Leadership time management skills and tips for effective oversight
- Instilling self-awareness and resilience for the modern-day leaders
CEOs, Directors of Boards, Audit Committee Members, Heads of state corporations and parastatals, County Executive Committee members, Senior executives and officers in the public & private sectors, accounting, audit, finance and non-finance professionals, economists, engineers, lawyers, architects among others.
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS (CPD UNITS):
Members of ICPAK and those from reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 10 CPD Units upon successfully completion of the Webinar.
The Webinar charges are Kshs. 10,000. Charges will cater for online video access fees, learning materials, and e-certificates of attendance
Registration: Delegates are reminded to note that online booking for webinar is mandatory on https://www.icpak.com/event-registration/
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA) REIMBURSEMENT:
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke)
Further requests can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 719 074 100/ 727 531006 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com
We encourage members to regularly visit our website https://www.icpak.com/event-registration/ for updates.