Regular technical and professional skills development webinars to support ACA students during their training. These webinars are free to attend and will focus on a variety of professional skills development or technical topics.
2017 student webinars
23 February - Excel Skills
Excel specialist David Lyford-Smith, and author of the popular ICAEW blog series, ‘Excel Tip of the Week’, will take a look at the three biggest areas in Excel. Find out more on VLOOKUP, how to create a trial balance from a nominal ledger using PivotTables, and how to design tests and controls using IF.
12 April – Transitioning to a manager
Being a confident and effective communicator is essential to managing others. In a managerial role, you will face new situations as people look to you for guidance and support. This webinar will help you to ‘upgrade’ your communication skills to get you ready for becoming a manager.
22 June – Effective listening
As well as being a key life skill, effective listening is something that is expected of every professional. In this webinar, we’ll explore what makes listening difficult, and share some hints and tips for becoming a more effective listener.
16 August – Emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage your emotions as well as understand and interpret those of other people. Higher levels of emotional intelligence can help you make better decisions and think more rationally. In this webinar we'll explore the fundamental aspects of emotional intelligence, including self-awareness and self-regulation, understanding what drives you and how to regulate your emotions, how to 'read' others by developing your emotional and social 'radar', plus how to acknowledge, reflect on and learn from your experiences.
18 October – Transitioning from being a student to the workplace
Employers and colleagues are confident that you have the technical ability. However, as you prepare to take the next step into the workplace, it is important that your professional communication skills are up to the job too. This webinar will help you to develop communication skills and behaviours to give you the advantage of a perfect start.
12 December – Technical update
During this webinar Sarah Ghaffari, Technical Manager of the Tax Faculty, will give an update of tax changes introduced during 2017 and also those announced for future tax years. The points discussed will be composed of those items that will commonly impact a large number of clients and so are likely to be encountered on client casework.