It was 2013, and the HARDI brain trust was mulling over a perennial chess problem. What type of programs could it offer its members that would benfit their financial health and success? Taking input from members and their own discussions led to, in hindsight, an obvious conclusion: the need for leadership training.
Executives in every industry are forced to confront the immediate future, and yet, they must ensure that the longer view — a strategic plan — is in the mix to ensure the business thrives. And the glue to all this planning is, unsurprisingly, the finances.
HARDI announced the complete lineup for its Strategic Leadership & Finance Focus Conference April 9-11 in Memphis, TN. The Strategic Leadership & Finance Conference is a hybrid of the past Strategic Leadership Focus Conference content and finance topics and speakers that have been added.
In December I attended HARDI’s Annual Conference. where they unveiled the new Talent Pillar, a transformation of the Education pillar. I was lucky enough to catch HARDI’s Manager of Professional Development Nick Benton to get some more information on the big change.
The aroma was leadership, and the main course was a cast of experts who shared advice with HARDI members and provided an overview of topics that could help them become more effective leaders at its Strategic Leadership Conference Oct. 2-4 in Newport, Rhode Island. The following is an overview of who presented and what they shared.
The deficit under current law is projected to be larger this year, but smaller over the 2017 – 2026 period, than CBO projected in March. Since January, CBO has reduced its projections of GDP growth and interest rates over the coming decade.
HARDI’s Branch Manager Certification Program and Sales Manager Certification Program are both just out of their launch phases and now have a combined 150 graduates between them. As they solidify their positions as flagships among HARDI’s education resources, and with cohorts having just graduated from both programs, it’s time to take a closer look at them.