ACFO-ACAF is offering low-cost, live online training to members throughout the fall and winter as part of the Comptrollership Training Centre (CTC), our in-house professional development institute.

Don’t miss your opportunity to benefit from our classroom-style courses and development days covering subjects that senior management, such as CFOs, have identified as must-have skills for career mobility.

All CTC initiatives are classified as training by the employer and are eligible for CPD hours.

Development days

Spring Tune Up: Leadership for tomorrow

Free | 7 CPD hours | October 27-28 | Bilingual

This annual free conference with more than 1,350 ACFO-ACAF members already registered will take place online this year and bring together a mix of inspiring and educational speakers focused on helping you hone your leadership skills in an ever-changing work environment. It will also feature an online career fair with more than a dozen departments.

If you registered for the June event, you do not need to register again.

Comptrollership Training Symposium

$200 + tax | 7 CPD hours | November 24-25 | Bilingual

Replacing the Spring Tune Up Plus, this online conference is your chance to hear inspiring and informative speakers discuss becoming a trusted advisor and harnessing the power of relationships. It will feature several departmental CFOs and former PM Brian Mulroney.


Workplace Ethics

$290 + tax | 7 CPD hours | Four dates from October – February | English and French

Explore ethics issues for public sector finance and audit professionals through hands-on and practical examples including attestations, disclosing wrongdoing and daily interactions with coworkers.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

$290 + tax | 7 CPD hours | Four dates from October – February | English (with French materials available)

Learn about the 15 competencies of emotional intelligence (EQ), how you rank in each competency with your own customized EQ assessment, how to apply your strengths in the workplace and how to work on your opportunities for development.

Political Skills: Increasing the impact of your influence

$290 + tax | 7 CPD hours | Two dates in December | English and French

This course for finance professionals at all levels looking to increase their impact and position themselves well on their career path will focus on how to network, discovering your political style, understanding other styles, how to politically position yourself within your department and influence decision-making.

Effective Communication for Finance Professionals

$290 + tax | 7 CPD hours | Five dates from October – February | English and French

Aimed at helping you get your message across in an effective way, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of communication with a focus on scenarios and documents familiar to finance professionals and walk away feeling more comfortable with public speaking and persuasive writing.

CTC Learning Passport

If multiple courses interest you from the list above, you can purchase the CTC Learning Passport, which allows you to register for three courses and the Comptrollership Training Symposium for just $900 + tax (value of $1070 + tax).

You can sign up for the CTC Learning Passport here.

Questions and Custom Courses

If you have a team of 12 or more and would like to have one or more of the online courses above tailor-made for your team for a group discount, or if you have any questions about the courses or development days being offered, please contact