This course – the creative accountant – is about just that: developing your personal and professional skills to be a more creative, more capable problem solver so that you can improve your effectiveness as a manager, expand your horizons, and develop your career.

To progress and grow as a professional you need more than just technical accounting skills. You need to be a creative accountant.

But the term “creative accountant” has become something of a joke! It’s time to take the phrase back; to stop people thinking about cooking the books and to start to make them realise that accountants are creative thinkers and valuable members of any improvement team.

If you think you’ve become slightly too obsessive about the detail and need a bigger picture view to think through issues and solve problems from a broader perspective, then this is the webinar for you.

From this webinar you’ll learn

This course is about developing your professional and personal skills to become more creative and therefore, a better problem solver and decision maker.

In this webinar we’ll look at:

  • the three types of problem 
  • the factors that result in poor solutions to problems
  • The Critical Problem
  • The Tame Problem and problem solving tools for tame problems
  • The Wicked Problem and problem solving tools for wicked problems
  • developing your personal problem solving skills.

Speaker - Ross Maynard

Ross Maynard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has worked as a business improvement consultant, coach and trainer for over 25 years, and has presented at conferences in the UK, Australia, Italy and Denmark, as well as written many articles and blogs on process improvement. These can be found at www.ideas2action.co.uk

Ross is author of “Successful Business Growth in a Week” published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1998. He also writes online training courses for several professional institutes.