Career Development
 
Find courses that cover tools, techniques and strategies to develop as a financial planner at any stage of your career.

Career Development (CE Credit)
Collapse How to Utilize Text Messaging in Your Financial Practice

FINRA 2017 and SEC 2017 Priorities Letters say the use of social media and other electronic communications are playing an increasingly important role in the securities business, and as a result your firm's compliance procedures and controls need to be aligned.  There are some serious risk exposures if you're outside of compliance including fines, suspension and barring from the industry. The bad news is that regulators general don't tell you what you can and cannot use or even when and how you must review electronic communication.We are acutely aware that text messaging is the fastest growing method of communication and we in the financial services industry need a solution to catch up with technology.  Our clients want to be able to communicate with their advisors more efficiently, so demand is driving change. In this course, advisers will learn what is important as they consider text messaging for their business and how a fellow adviser has made it easy to use.  It's not as challenging, as elusive, or as expensive as you might think.

 

Level of Complexity: Overview

Formats Available: Event
Original Course Date: May 24, 2017
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Career Development (No Credit)
Collapse Impactful Hiring: Find and Integrate New Talent

 

The goal of this session is for you to have fewer "OMG" moments during the hiring process. Learn the most effective ways to recruit, hire, and integrate top talent of all experience levels in your business. Practical applications include insights into new and experienced advisers and what they are seeking from you and in a new position, how to determine your hiring needs, what to look for, where to look, developing a screening process, compensation, positioning new hires with clients, and other on-boarding best practices.

 

What FPA competencies does this webinar address?

  • Practice management (growth: marketing, acquisitions, referrals, niche market development, thought leadership, social media)
  • Practice management (management: compliance, HR/staff, operations, technology)

 

Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
Original Course Date: August 24, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Journal in the Round: Looking Ahead to the Next Generation of Clients and Planners

This month's Journal contributors Matt Cosgriff and Cynthia Joyce dive into the challenges (and solutions) financial planners face in bridging the gap with the next generation. They are joined by former FPA NexGen president  Andrew Sivertsen to discuss attracting and retaining millennials, both as clients and as emerging leaders in the profession. The roundtable is followed by a live Q and A, moderated by an FPA Knowledge Circle host.

Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
Original Course Date: September 28, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse The Financial Planner of the Future: Delivering Results with Confidence and Empathy

2015 Retreat

According to research and client experience, we will discuss the most critical competencies and leadership imperatives for world-class financial planners. As a number of disruptive market, technology and customer trends take place, how will financial planners practices be impacted and expected to respond and adapt. Finally, do world-class financial planners develop authentic advisory relationships and manage difficult clients and situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Key competencies and leadership imperatives for the financial planner of the future
  • Impact of key market, technology and customer changes in financial planning practice
  • How to use authenticity and empathy to build trusting advisory relationship
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Course Date: April 22, 2015
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Collapse The Power of Presence

Retreat 2015

We have three primary drives, as human; to be in connection, to have a sense of purpose and to make a meaningful contribution in life. Presence is that elusive characteristic that underlies those primary drives. It is the essential ingredient beneath all of our actions but it is difficult to access and to define. We may have a felt sense of it or we may notice when someone else is being present. How can we reliably access it? It is the portal to our strength and commitment and related to every action that we take. This workshop will have two aspects: define the essential aspects of presence so we can see how to access it in our personal and professional lives; and create an experience of how to access presence in small groups so participants leave with an experience of how to generate it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the key aspects of presence
  • Will learn a model of how to access presence
  • Will have the opportunity to practice the model so that the participant can reliable create more of it in their lives
  • Have fun!
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Course Date: April 21, 2015
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Collapse Transform Your Habits: The Science of How to Stick to Good Ones and Break Bad Ones

Retreat 2016

Discover how to build better habits and improve your mental and physical performance at work and at home. James Clear will break down the most important research in behavioral and social psychology in terms that are easy to understand and apply to your life. He will provide a user-friendly framework for overcoming procrastination, improving consistency, and building habits that actually stick.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to implement new habits and behaviors into their work day and actually stick to them.
  • Design your environment to make it easier to stick with good habits and harder to slip into bad ones.
  • Realize the framework for building better habits to the situations and circumstances you face in everyday life.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Course Date: April 26, 2016
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