Wow! I cannot believe it is only six weeks until our first ever 100% digital FPI Professionals Convention on 27th and 28th October 2020. While it would have been wonderful to connect with you all in person, the convention this year has proved yet again that very cloud does indeed have a silver lining.
Despite not being able to fly anyone out to the foot of Africa, we have still been able to call on some exceptionally high-calibre speakers from across the country and the globe. I would even go so far as to guarantee you will have a few Aha! Moments.
But do not take it from me, take it from the speakers themselves.
AHA! MOMENT #1: FACTS MATTER MORE THAN EVER
My talk, The Upside of Down, will show you how vitally important it is to have a growth mindset in a deeply complex environment which paralyses many of us into inaction through fear and indecision. In post-Covid South Africa, facts matter more than ever. You cannot make good long-term decisions if you are overwhelmed by fear. My deeply empowering, fact-rich, multi-layered talk will challenge your in-built biases and encourages you to confront widespread, but often inaccurate beliefs. – Bruce Whitfield, leading financial journalist and radio personality in South Africa
AHA! MOMENT #2: YOU CANNOT BE AWESOME ON YOUR OWN
I have been in the profession over 20 years and I am passionate about showing how to achieve excellence as your standard. I will show you how Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) and I will leave you in no doubt that it is impossible to be awesome on your own. Building on these concepts, The Operations Management System (TOMS) developed by my team and me will show you how to free yourself from the day-to-day workings of your office while your team delivers consistently high levels of client service. – Michelle Hoskin, aka Little Miss WOWW! of Standards International in the UK
AHA! MOMENT #3: USE TECH TO BE BETTER AT THE STUFF THAT ONLY HUMANS CAN DO
I will show you that on their own humans are fallible and prone to bias and inconsistency, particularly in complex areas such as financial advice. Luckily data and technology can provide humans with decision prosthetics that reduce bias and noise and ensure that human beings can be the best version of themselves more consistently. In a nutshell, technology enables humans to be better at the stuff only humans can do. – Greg Davies, of Oxford Risk has a PhD in Behavioural Finance from Cambridge University
AHA! MOMENT #4: CHANGE REQUIRES A SHIFT IN MINDSET, NOT JUST BEHAVIOUR
As human beings, we are pretty good at many things, but managing change is not always one of them. We may be creatures of habit, but as we have seen this year the business world is constantly changing. I will show you how to future proof your personal and professional goals by becoming less resistant to change. Because resistance to change is often rooted in unexamined personal beliefs, change requires a shift in mindset, not just behaviour. This shift requires a process of identifying and adjusting these beliefs. – Frank Magwegwe, PhD, CFP is an award-winning speaker and author of From Homeless to CEOAHA! MOMENT
#5: TRANSFORMATION CAN BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR COMPANY
Transformation and succession planning are such big issues within the financial planning industry. There are very few great examples of how this can be done in a way that works in South Africa. I will give you insights into how transformation can be a positive experience for your company, your staff and for clients. There is so much good that can be created from transformation that you should never allow fear to stop you from taking this important step. – Warren Ingram is an Executive Director of Galileo Capital, author and radio personality
Book your spot
If you have not already booked your spot, please choose from one of the following options:
- The conference will be held on 27th and 28th October 2020 and is 100% digital. Tickets are R 2,500 for FPI members and R 3,000 for non-members. Get yours here.
- Or take care of your annual CPD requirements with a discounted package which includes access to: the convention, the Estate & Tax online seminar, the Retirement & Investment online forum and the FPI annual refresher. Members pay only R 5,200 and non-members R 5,900. Book here.
Date: 27th and 28th October 2020
CPD Hours: 11.5 CPD verifiable hours.