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The Virtual CFO Series - 2017 Broadening Your Horizons

Total Credits: 8 including 8 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute
Don Minges, MBA |  John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM |  John Levy, MBA, CPA |  Patrick Stroh, MBA, CMA |  Virgie M. Ammerman, MBA, CPA, CITP
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The Virtual CFO Series

Is getting your required CPE every year a struggle because of distance or scheduling constraints?  Executive Education’s Virtual CFO Series allows you to get an entire year’s worth of CPE from the convenience of your home or office with a time commitment of just 100 minutes per week on Friday mornings.  

This classroom will include the following 4 courses:


5 Marvelous Business Books in 100 Minutes

September 1, 2017       9 am Central Time

If you are efficient and want to learn lessons from the best in a short time, this seminar is for you.  Popular speaker Don Minges will review the key lessons from five fantastic business books that will help you become more effective.  The topics are; leadership, how to create a valuable business, how to turnaround a business, how to make terrific presentations and how do humans think?  These lessons are valuable for every business leader. 


Finance and Innovation:  Reinvent Your Department and Your Company 

September 8, 2017      9 am Central Time

How can so many great companies lose their way and fall into a steep decline or even disappear?  Once very successful and profitable companies are now a ghost of their former glory or names we can barely remember.  This session explores how companies succeed through innovation or fail because they are unable to deal with the next wave of change. More importantly, we will discuss how you, your department and your organization can profit from being more innovative.


Find Your Strengths

September 15, 2017    9 am Central Time

Gone are the days of personality testing geared to ‘fix’ our weaknesses.  Welcome to the art of capitalizing on your strengths and improving your career and the careers of those around you!  This session, will help you identify your strengths and embrace them.  We will also help you identify strengths in others and use this information to build stronger teams designed to problem solve and build forward momentum!


Business Strategy & Leadership

September 22, 2017     9 am Central Time

Business strategy and leadership are inextricably linked.  Strategy must be more than an annual process that produces a shelf-ready five-year plan in a three-ring binder.  Strategy and leadership are wasted efforts without execution.  Planning without execution is hallucination.  This webcast will provide valuable insight regardless of industry, business maturity, or current business volatility into how to lead strategy development and execution in your own organization.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Learn about four topics of interest to CFOs

Major Subjects

*Business Management

Course Materials


Don Minges, MBA's Profile

Don Minges, MBA Related Seminars and Products

Don Minges, MBA, is a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various development stages.  His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis.  Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses.  He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms.  He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM's Profile

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM Related Seminars and Products

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM, is a Chelsea, Michigan-based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development.  He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995 and began doing ethics seminars two weeks before the Enron scandal.  John has been CFO for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier and a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailer.  He is the author of "Pricing for Profitability", published by Wiley and Sons and a novel, "Tool & Die".

John Levy, MBA, CPA's Profile

John Levy, MBA, CPA Related Seminars and Products

John F. Levy, MBA, CPA, is the CEO of Board Advisory Services, a consulting firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has nine years of experience with three large, national accounting firms and has served  as CFO of both public and private companies. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies, including as vice-chairman of one company and audit committee chair of another. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Patrick Stroh, MBA, CMA Related Seminars and Products

Patrick Stroh, MBA, CMA is president of Mercury Business Advisors in Minneapolis, MN.  He serves on the board of directors of the Institute of Management Accountants and the ERM COSO Advisory Board.  He is a former Chief Strategy & Innovation officer for UnitedHealth Group.  Patrick is the author of "Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win!" published by Wiley, and "Advancing Innovation:  Galvanizing, Enabling, & Measuring for Innovation Value!" released October 2015.  During a sabbatical, Patrick became a classically trained chef at Le Cordon Bleu! 

Virgie M. Ammerman, MBA, CPA, CITP's Profile

Virgie M. Ammerman, MBA, CPA, CITP Related Seminars and Products

Virgie M. Ammerman, MBA, CPA, CITP, is President of 180 Medical Billing Services located in Portage, MI and teaches at Spring Arbor University.  She has held financial leadership positions in both industry and public accounting for the past 16 years.  Virgie serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of CPAs, as the Chair of the Controller's Task Force and as a member of the Michigan Comeback Task Force.  Virgie is the current Foundation Chair and Past Treasurer of the Portage Rotary club.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Those who are or aspire to be Chief Financial Officers
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. 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. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 282


Terrie R

"Great course!! More classes like this please! "

Patricia M

"Great class! Loved the points made on the books. Look forward to the great reads!"


"I love the 2 hour offerings. I am interested in courses related to organization, work planning, "getting things done" specific to accounting and tax practices. thanks! "

Andrew B - San Antonio, Texas

"Job well done!"

Stephanie S - Watertown, Wisconsin

"Great analogies!"

Mayumi T - Cutler Bay, Florida

"Very good topic by great speaker very good program"

Rebecca R

"Excellent topic --- so true. Very encouraging to someone who often is considered to be presenting odd ideas b/c not ever tried!"