We all make predictions in our personal and professional lives. We base our decisions to marry, buy a house, launch a new product or hire staff on expectations about the future. In the past few years, research into improving predictions has advanced. We will look at this research and current best practices in forecasting to help us prepare better budgets and projections.
Why great predictions are not intuitive but the result of critical thinking, gathering information and updating predictions when needed. How to separate correlation from causation. How to recognize and overcome bias. Who is Thomas Bayes and why he matters.
Some budgeting and forecasting experience.
CFOs, controllers, budget managers and other professionals who work on budgets and forecasts.
Better understand factors which can cause predictions to be wrong.
John Levy, Executive Education Inc
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 served as CFO of both public and private companies. Mr. Levy currently serves on the Board of Directors of four public companies, including as Chairman of one company and lead director of another. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Non-Member Price $109.00
Member Price $79.00