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Change Leadership in the 21st Century
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Change Leadership in the 21st Century

Unlock the power of change in ways that will unleash the maximum potential from your employees.

$52 - $76
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Feb 23, 2023

NASBA Field of Study

Business Management and Organization



CPE Credits



David DeFreitas


3 months

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 Business & partner 
MyCPE Manager compatible
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A refreshed way to lead through change

One of the only constants in business is that your company must continually change and adapt to survive.

Preparing and guiding organizations and individuals through change is not a new concept. However, in the 21st century, companies need to evolve beyond the cliché of change management to change leadership.

Employees must want the change

To efficiently implement change and capture all of the benefits associated with the change you want to make, employees must want the “change” as much or more than you do.

To unlock the power of change in ways that will unleash the maximum potential from your employees, we will:

  • Contrast making a “change” with implementing an “improvement”
  • Explain the importance of setting and communicating clear goals for the improvement being made
  • Show how to achieve the most from your intended change through inspired leadership

Key Topics

  • Talent management
  • Leadership
  • Change management
  • Change leadership
  • Communication

Learning Outcomes

  • Contrast managing a change with implementing an improvement.
  • Formulate improvement goals that will resonate with employees.
  • Assess the role communication plays in making or breaking effective change.
  • Evaluate how situational leadership and displaying strong leadership attributes can inspire your employees to achieve the improvement you want to make faster and better.

Who Will Benefit

  • Business professionals, accounting and finance professionals
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Business Management and Organization
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David DeFreitas
David DeFreitas is a high-impact leader with a unique combination of expertise in business leadership and financial management. At all stops, Dave has excelled at collaborative leadership and mentoring future leaders. After beginning his career as an auditor with a public accounting firm, Dave joined Caterpillar Inc, where he advanced through 18 roles over the course of 32 years. His title history includes Group CFO for Corporate Services, Divisional CFO for Aftermarket Parts, Controller (Americas) for Caterpillar Financial Services, Investment Director for Energy & Transportation, Managing Director for Telehandlers (an end-to-end business with full P&L, design control, manufacturing, and marketing responsibilities), Corporate Director of Activity Based Costing, and Corporate Business Analysis Project Manager. He gained valuable global experience in each of these roles, including living and working in the UK for five years during his time as a Managing Director. Dave chairs the National Council of Advisors to the Foster College of Business at Bradley University, and is a past Chair and current Emeritus Member of the Department of Accounting Advisory Council at Bradley. He is also a member of the Bradley University Braves Club Board and a member of the Indiana University Accounting Advisory Board. Dave is the Treasurer of his fraternity housing corporation (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) and served as Vice Chair of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys State Basketball Championship Executive Steering Committee for seven years. In 2017, Dave and his wife were recognized by the IHSA and Peoria Convention & Visitors Bureau as Volunteers of the Year. In 2019, Dave was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Central Illinois Easterseals Foundation and has co-chaired successful fundraising campaigns. Dave has also co-authored two articles published in professional finance and accounting magazines.

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