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ICAEW Global Virtual Skills Conference

8 - 10 September 2020

Staying competitive in an ever-changing world. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront, the importance of developing new skills to boost confidence and career development.

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Staying competitive in an ever-changing world

The ICAEW Global Virtual Skills Conference is a specially-created platform for individuals to enhance the different skillsets, acing your career with the right attitude, and the essential professional development that gives you an edge over your peers.

Virtual Sessions

Each session covers different skills training to equip you for the future and provides insight on how to become the candidate that employer seek.


Expert speakers

Learn from our panel of international experts and HR professionals as they share their knowledge and experiences in each of the 17 sessions over 3 days.

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Breakout sessions

Be part of the dialogue and network with like minded professionals


This virtual skills conference is free for anyone to join. 



8 September 2020

Panel discussion: Skills for a bright career future
The panel will be discussing around the importance of soft skills and how students can enhance the different skillsets.
Breakout: Communication in the digital age
Communication skills are vital to success as a professional, whether in person or using digital tools. Learn top tips and best practices for text-based digital communication, video conferencing and professional networking using LinkedIn.
Breakout: How to be a chameleon in the ever-changing workplace?
Learn about the influence cultural aspects have on communication styles and how to adapt to cross-culture working environments. Tips on how to adapt to cross-culture settings, either at your school or at the workplace .
Breakout: The new normal in job hunting
Find out what employers are seeking in candidates today. Join this session to learn more and align your current skills to your next job search.
11:00 - 12:00
Breakout: From graduate to business leader: The attributes to succeed.
11:00 - 12:00

10 September 2020

Panel discussion: Essential professional development
The panel will be discussing the essential professional development that gives you an edge over peers.
Breakout: ICAEW Careers
An introduction to ICAEW Training Vacancies and finding the perfect employer and career. Learn how to prepare for lockdown application processes and how to stand out as a candidate with tips and advice, from cover letters to video CVs. ICAEW Careers+ is a new, free portal to help you develop your skills. Find out what is it and how to sign up.
Breakout: Readiness to work
Developed in collaboration with our partners in learning this session will help you transition to the workplace effectively by providing a good understanding of what will be expected of you as you begin your training.
In conversation with Edward Rowe ACA
Edward is Head of Internal Audit (Technology, Manufacturing & Mining) and Head of IA Operations at Mubadala . He will be sharing his ACA journey and how his career has developed.
In conversation with Hien Vo, ACA
Hien is a Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group in London. He will be sharing his ACA journey and how he has got to where he is in his career today.
In conversation with Tan Wei Jian ACA
Tan Wei Jian is a venture capitalist with Kairous Capital. He will be sharing his ACA journey and how he has got to where he is in his career today.
In conversation with Hai Doan ACA
Hai is an Audit Senior at Deloitte Singapore. He will discuss his ACA journey and how his career has developed.

9 September 2020

Panel discussion: The winning attitude
The panel will be discussing how students can ace their careers with the right attitude.
Breakout: Being comfortable with being uncomfortable
Do you sometimes feel uneasy with change? This session which will help you understand why we are the way we are and why we find it difficult to handle uncertainty.
Breakout: Honesty and Integrity – Values for life
Breakout: Where do you see yourself in the future workforce?
Hear about the outlook for the finance workforce and what are organisations are looking for to support their future ambitions.
Breakout: Attitudes to learning - they really matter
To qualify as an accountant you have to develop skills and attitudes that will help you transition into the world of work and ensure you have a long and successful career. Learn how to develop a positive attitude, why it’s important to be proactive and what you have to do to become more resilient.

Register for the Global Virtual Skills Conference

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