Leadership Development

We help companies develop their leaders and evolve their finance teams through specialized training programs, peer networks, and events. 

The McCracken Institute for Advanced Learning in Finance is a provider of leadership networks, programs, and events designed to support talent development. The institute is supported by a framework for talent evolution developed by CFOs from organizations of all sizes.  

The Institute framework was created by CFOs who have navigated the path from trainee to the top finance leader of a variety of companies. The Institute understands the requirements of a CFO inside small private organizations all the way to large Fortune 500 companies. 

Our Programs

Leadership Finance

A program for executive-level finance professionals. Participants build relationships with leaders in the local community, broadening their influence for accomplishing the responsibilities inherent in the office of finance.

Leading the Office of the CFO

This program is for finance professionals with current or future needs to understand the current demands, responsibilities, and opportunities within the Office of the CFO.

The Finance Team Leadership Program

We will help you establish a foundation of growth for your entire finance team. We will tailor our existing framework to create a Finance Team Leadership Program that is relevant to your company culture, industry, and work environment.

Decision Risk Management

Participants will learn the DRM framework to better understand risk as well as the opportunities behind any investment decision. Ultimately, this provides them with the confidence needed to make the sound decisions. 

The Financial Leadership Network

To support our vision for helping professionals become better leaders, McCracken has created the Financial Leadership Network (FLN). Part of being a good leader means having the right influence in the marketplace to accomplish the task at hand. The FLN is a peer network of executives in finance, including CFOs, VPs of finance, Controllers, Treasurers, and other manager level talent that supports the corporate finance function. The FLN is a forum where executives can build relationships with notable players in their local market, as well as exchange best practices and participate in business content sessions.

Reach out to us to get in touch with your local network. 


We host a variety of special events for our network members, our program alumni, as well as the broader finance community. 

Ready to conquer your organization's toughest challenges?