Evolving Role of Finance in the Social Sector

Developing Competencies to Effectively Manage New Expectations & Increase Value-Add

This programme is designed to help finance professionals gain a better understanding of the unique challenges and governance requirements of the social sector, and become more effective in managing their finance roles within the social organization. In particular, working with & more importantly managing the expectations of Board members, senior management, donors, clients and regulators, amidst the changing landscape of social service. The programme utilises a combination of learning through instruction & case examples, group discussions, interactive exercises, practical consultation & problem-solving.

This approach allows participants to learn skills & acquire knowledge from the program, and also gain insights from the shared experiences and perspectives of other participants working in the social sector.

By the end of the program, participants will be better equipped with the understanding & skills to more effectively address new expectations, and manage the evolving role of finance in the social sector.

Through the insights gained from the learning, discussions & interactions, participants will also have the opportunity to consider actionable next-step strategies to positively adjust & enhance their finance role, help deliver more effective outcomes for the social organization & achieve greater social impact

Venue: ILC Training Hub

23 & 24 April 2024
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEMINAR

The seminar will highlight 6 fundamental areas, so that participants will be better equipped with the understanding & skills to more effectively work with & manage the expectations of Board members, senior management, donors, clients and regulators, amidst the changing landscape of social service.

  1. Staying Relevant in a Changing Landscape: Understanding emerging trends, challenges & opportunities for the social sector. Implications on the changing focus of the finance role, and where finance should be adding value in the social organization.
  2. Addressing Rising Expectations: Identifying key concerns and expectations of Board & management regarding their social organization, and the role of finance in helping manage those expectations.
  3. Effective Impact Measurement, Compliance, Control and Reporting: Measuring, communicating, and improving – how to better align financial processes & practices, controls & reporting with the social mission, provide greater oversights & insights for better decision-making, & help drive the social impact of the organization.
  4. Leveraging Technology for Social Impact: Understanding technology trends and digital disruption, & how technology can be applied to enhance the finance processes & efficiency, provide data-driven insights, and potentially help break new grounds & grow value-add for the social organization.
  5. Fostering Collaboration and Partnership Building: Transiting from being a Controller to becoming a Strategic Partner with key stakeholders, so as to better support & collaborate with the objectives of Board & management, & promote financial advocacy throughout the social organization.
  6. Assessing and Enhancing Competency to Increase Value-add: Evaluating current competency levels in key outcome areas and developing actionable strategies to bridge any competency gaps, increase value-add & future-proof the finance role to the social organization..

SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS

Be better equipped with the understanding in 6 core areas, so as to more effectively work with & manage the expectations of key stakeholders in your social organization.

Learn through instruction & case examples, group discussions, interactive exercises, practical consultation & problem-solving.

Gain insights from the shared experiences and perspectives of other participants working in the social sector.

Develop actionable next-step strategies to positively adjust & enhance the finance role & help deliver more effective outcomes for the social organization.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Finance management & staff currently working in the social sector & seeking to become more effective in delivering on their finance role
  • Finance professionals from private sector & MNCs, transiting to working for the social sector in the finance function, & seeking to better understand what may be expected of them in their new roles
  • Management staff of social organisations, seeking to better understand & collaborate with their finance team, so as to deliver more effective outcomes & social impact of the organization

DATES AND TIMES

23 & 24 April 20249:00 am to 5:00 pm

SEMINAR FEES & FUNDING

All prices stated include GST.

Save up to $109 by reserving your seats before 15 March 2024.
Save up to S$1308 if you register a group of 3 pax before the 15th of March 2024

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AFTER EARLY BIRD
  • Standard Fee$1,962
    VWOs-Charities Capability Fund Training Grant$962*
    Community Care Training Grant$196.20**

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Tan Say Kuan, PROGRAMME LEADER

SK Tan’s core competencies are focused on integrating strategy, business finance, technology & community-based marketing to improve business growth & profit performance.

Over the past 35 years, Mr Tan Say Kuan has built an extensive work experience that to-date covers New York, California, London, HK, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & Myanmar. His experience covers several industries including technology, investment banking, corporate investments, tourism, properties & hotels. Mr Tan Say Kuan has worked in various corporate capacities with multinationals & local companies, including being CFO – Asia for a US Fortune 200 company.

Mr Tan Say Kuan currently runs his own technology, corporate advisory & executive training company. As part of his executive training portfolio, SK has developed specialised training & consulting programs in the 3 core areas of finance, strategy & business performance. His clients clients included many middle & senior executives from:

  • Multinational companies throughout the Asian region such as: Reuters, Nokia, Philips, Whirlpool, Applied Materials Inc, Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts, Honeywell, Allianz Insurance, AIA, Sumitomo, Schott Asia, Pioneer Corporation, Huntsman, Jones Lang Laselle, Timken;
  • Local companies & public sector such as: Keppel, Ascendas, Jurong International, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, New Life Community Services, DSTA, JTC, IMH, Land Transport Authority, MINDEF, International Enterprise of Singapore, Economic Development Board, Spring Singapore, Hong Kong Management Association, Singapore Institute of Management

Mr Tan Say Kuan holds an MBA (Strategy & Finance) from Colgate Darden, University of Virginia, USA; and a Bachelor Degree in Economics & Statistics from University of Singapore.