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Becoming a Great Predictor: Create Better Forecasts

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Accounting - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
John Levy
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Imagine being able to see into the future with confidence.  The ability to be a great forecaster is not innate but learned.  By examining great forecasters, we can learn to improve our ability to predict the future.  We will examine best practices and current research to improve our ability to predict events that will affect our business.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives *Learn techniques that will improve your forecasting ability
Major Subjects

*Why an open mind and the ability to doubt helps make great predictions

*Why it is better to be a fox than a hedgehog

*How non-conformists change the world

*How to focus on what matters

*How to learn from the past without hindsight bias



John Levy's Profile

John Levy Related seminars and products: 6


John F. Levy, MBA, CPA, is the CEO of Board Advisory Services, a consulting firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has nine years of experience with three large, national accounting firms and has served  as CFO of both public and private companies. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies, including as vice-chairman of one company and audit committee chair of another. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.


Wed, Aug 26, 2020 - 08:00a to 09:45a CDT
Wed, Sep 02, 2020 - 09:00a to 10:45a CDT
Fri, Sep 25, 2020 - 08:00a to 09:45a CDT
Fri, Oct 02, 2020 - 07:00a to 08:45a CDT
Tue, Oct 27, 2020 - 07:00a to 08:45a CDT
Mon, Nov 02, 2020 - 11:00a to 12:45p CST
Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 08:00a to 09:45a CST
Wed, Dec 02, 2020 - 07:00a to 08:45a CST
Mon, Dec 28, 2020 - 07:00a to 08:45a CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Some budgeting and forecasting experience
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CFOs, Controllers, Budget Managers and other professionals who work on budgets and forecasts
Original Recording Date 08/03/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 07/05/18

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 203


Christine W

"Well done!"

Lowell C - Tallahassee, Florida

"Good Job - enjoyed the session!"

Lee F - Ann Arbor, Michigan

"John's real stories were great and really helped make the point in real life experiences."

Kathy D - Portland, Michigan

"This course was better than I thought it would be. John provided some very enlightening ways of looking at budgeting and has added some books I'd like to read to my wish list. I will definitely try to find other course taught by John Levy!"

Terrie R

"Another great speaker with interesting and applicable stories-which makes it easier to remember key points"

Dean B - Traverse City, Alabama

"No comments. Very pleased with this webinar and the instructor."

Danny I

"This gave me some insight as to what I should CONSTANTLY be doing for budgeting and forecasting. Thank you."

John C - Dickinson, Texas

"This was a very helpful course. Mr. Levy is very knowledgeable and I would be interested in seeing other courses by him."

Derek V

"So many good, short quotes that are easy to understand and remember."

Sue V

"John gave great examples and he explain the importance of some of the business books, so I will follow thru on those resources. "

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