Client Relationships


Client Relationships (CE Credit)
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Join  this session for an in-depth look at how 529 college savings plans can help meet the different needs of clients of every generation. Learn about specific strategies to engage grandparents, Gen-Xers, Millennials, and employers that will deepen relationships and spur successful relationships across channels.

 

Level of Complexity: Intermediate

 

Formats Available: Streaming, Event
Original Course Date: May 18, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse 7 Steps to Protect Yourself, Your Practice and Your Clients Who Have Diminished Mental Capacity - On Demand

    2017 FPA Retreat

     

    What do you do when you discover that one of your clients has a diminished mental capacity? If you don't know what steps to take to protect your client and your practice, both may be at risk. Learn the best practices to follow when one of your clients has a loss of memory and develop a protocol to use with every client you suspect may have diminished mental capacity. Develop the skills to develop a relationship with the client's entire family and become their trusted adviser for future generations. Remember it is not a question of if you will have to work with a client who has diminished mental capacity but when. Prepare yourself now to protect your client, yourself and your practice.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: April 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Advisers of Possibility - On Demand

    2017 FPA Retreat

    We live in disruptive and challenging times. While the future has always been uncertain, the speed and complexity of today's change is leaving many behind – disoriented and struggling to cope. What worked in the past appears no longer adequate. Knowledge and information, once stable sources of economic power, are no longer enough. As planners, we are called to take action. And with over 170,000 CFP® professionals worldwide, financial planning is uniquely positioned to become one of the most important professions of the 21st Century. But we are not there yet. The future demands new skills, new sensibilities, and a new way of being. Join Don St. Clair as he explores how our everyday common sense notion of language and communication blinds us to possibility, and constrains our capacity to reinvent financial reality with others. Offering a new interpretation, St. Clair will share his vision of what it means to be a CFP professional in the 21st Century.

     

    Level of Complexity: Advanced

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: April 25, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse ETF Model Portfolios: What You Need to Know - On Demand

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have proven to be a valuable component for investors’ portfolios, ranging from the most sophisticated institutional money manager to the most novice of investors. As with any investment vehicle, to optimize the benefit from ETFs, planners, investment professionals, investors and traders must understand and use them effectively within their respective portfolios. This program has been carefully designed to balance the principles of portfolio management with applicable quantitative selection techniques for ETFs. 

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Streaming, Event
    Original Course Date: May 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Extending the Advisor

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION

    Gain a deeper understanding of behavioral coaching, the Vanguard Advisor's Alpha tenet that can provide the most value for your clients. Learn why consumers' typical, ratings-driven approach to decision-making does not translate well to the investment world. We will discuss the value you add as an effective behavioral coach and how Vanguard can help. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the financial plan and the emotional circuit-breaker role that advisers can play for their clients.

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: September 19, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse From Functioning to Flourishing: Applying Positive Psychology to Financial Planning - On Demand

    2016 FPA Annual Conference

    Be introduced to positive psychology and how it can be applied to improve clients’ quality of life and sense of well-being through the financial planning process. Look at well-being framework and discuss the tools and resources from positive psychology that are applicable to financial planning.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand what positive psychology is and how positive psychology supports the financial planning process.
    • Identify theory and scientifically grounded tools, resources, and exercises from positive psychology that contribute to client well-being.
    • Understand how to integrate positive psychology into financial planning practice.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Inside Client Behavior: Use Behavioral Economics to Find Loss Aversion Before It Finds You - On Demand


     

    Learn how behavioral economics can predict client behavior in volatile markets. Professor Shachar Kariv has spent 15 years focusing on the science of understanding individuals through their decisions, not their words. In the first of part this webinar series on behavioral economics, Kariv will share insights from his research and the tools that are available to help you precisely understand client preferences. He’ll show you how you can tease apart client risk tolerance and loss aversion, so that you can predict in advance which of your clients are most likely to make rash decisions when markets turn down.


    Level of Complexity: Overview


     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: August 02, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

  • ADD COURSEADD COURSE Inside Client Behavior: Use Behavioral Economics to Find Loss Aversion Before It Finds You - On Demand
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    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION

    The emotional and physical stress that overwhelms clients faced with family-crisis situations often hinders clients’ abilities to make effective decisions and act on decisions. Join our panel of experts as they will discuss how financial planners can help clients navigate the demands of long term services and supports (LTSS), and explain the distinction between communicating with clients and coaching clients. This panel discussion incorporates September's client trust and communication theme of the Journal of Financial Planning. It will include an audience Q and A, and be moderated by an FPA volunteer.

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: September 26, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: September 27, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse LGBT Community Cross Border Planning Challenges - On Demand

                      

    Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide in the United States, but the recognition is not universal. LGBT individuals still have difficulties around the world. Join us as we discuss how to successfully navigate political obstacles, immigration issues, and estate planning in a way that recognizes your freedom and love.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: January 17, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Listening and What To Do with What We Hear - On Demand

    Retreat 2016

    50% of communication is listening: but if youre not prepared to listen, what kind of communication partner are you going to be? Enhancing your listening habits will positively impact your decisions, relationships and success. During this session, youll learn what you and others filter as a listener, identify your personal listening strengths and challenges, and explore various listening habits that youve developed over you lifetime.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify their primary listening habit
    • Realize their strengths and weaknesses and what to do about it
    • Create a plan for improvement
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: April 26, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1.50 hours CFP CE

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    Collapse Managing Client Relationship Risks - On Demand

    In this informative and timely presentation, discover common mistakes, prevention strategies, and the latest on financial planning regulation and requirements needed to best protect client interests. With years of experience underwriting and insuring investment advisers, Markel’s Trent Williams, will shed light on topics ranging from arbitration statistics to cybersecurity.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: August 18, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Putting  Value on Your Value: Quantifying  Benefits of Portfolio Construction, Wealth Management, and Behavioral Coaching Services - On Demand

     

    Using Vanguard's Advisor's Alpha research, this presentation focuses on helping financial planners quantify the ways to add value for clients through relationship-oriented services that can go beyond market out performance. While this has proven elusive for most investors, the study demonstrates how relationship-oriented value can add about 3% in net returns, depending on a client's circumstances, while also improving client retention. 

     

    Learning Objectives:

     

    1) Review the more reliable benefits of your client relationships beyond outperformance, which has proved elusive for most investors.
    2) Quantify the relationship-oriented wealth management services outlined in Vanguard's Advisor's Alpha concept.
    3) Summarize the benefits to planners, including better alignment with client needs and improved client retention.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming, Event
    Original Course Date: April 05, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

  • ADD COURSEADD COURSE Putting  Value on Your Value: Quantifying  Benefits of Portfolio Construction, Wealth Management, and Behavioral Coaching Services - On Demand
    Collapse Supporting the Needs of Our Senior Clients: Managing the Process from Wants to Needs - On Demand

    2017 FPA Retreat

     

    As clients' needs change, our role as planners must evolve as well. For some of our clients, it is adjusting to the challenges of aging. For others, it is planning for the demands of elder caregiving.

     

    In either scenario, we have responsibilities as planners and advisers to assist people in understanding and managing the process. In many cases, the problems arise when there is a difference of opinion about what is best for mom, or a senior's lack of insight about what is safe or who should be in charge.

     

    How do you manage the gap that is created as client capacity changes? How do you establish and/or maintain a relationship with the adult children? When client needs change, will you have the resources at your disposal to meet those needs? if you are not recognized as a resource in these situations, your clients, or their decision makers, will find someone else to play that role.

     

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Event
    Original Course Date: April 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse The Overdue Marriage of Goals-Based Advice and Behavioral Economics


    The simple but often overlooked question in goals-based planning is how do planners come to know the absolute and relative importance of our clients' goals. In the second of his Inside Client Behavior series focusing on applied behavioral economics, Professor Shachar Kariv will identify ways to evolve goals-based planning by introducing scientific methods of client understanding. Kariv will cover relevant concepts from multiple Nobel prize winning economists, explaining how behavioral economics can elegantly address the core question of what is important to clients.

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate (Builds upon knowledge in an overview level/assume working knowledge of topic. For CFP with previous exposure/3 years experience.)

     

    Formats Available: Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: September 25, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: September 26, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Utilizing Planner Way-of-Being and Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) to Bridge Planners and Clients of Different Generations - On Demand

    2017 FPA Retreat

    This session will look at the financial planning interactions between planners and clients of different generations. The focus will be on recognizing and applying how the planners way-of-being and level of spiritual intelligence (SQ) can be used within a financial planning engagement to bridge generational differences in order to develop a financial planning engagement steeped in trust and a deeper more affecting client relationship.

     

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: April 25, 2017

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse You Are the Value: Rethinking and Articulating the Value Proposition Beyond Returns - On Demand

     

    Join Paul Bosse, CFA, principal in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, to learn how you can add value or alpha using the Vanguard's Advisor's Alpha concept. Learn how to apply relationship-oriented services such as cogent wealth management via financial planning, behavioral coaching, and guidance as a primary objective of your value proposition.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: November 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Client Relationships (No Credit)
    Collapse  Journal in the Round: Marketing Fails To Learn From

    Join our panel of marketing experts featured in the July issue of the Journal of Financial Planning as they share common marketing fails that financial planners can sometimes make. While focusing on other people’s mistakes, the panel will discuss lessons learned and how they can be positively transformed into successful marketing strategies. The discussion will include a lively audience Q and A, and will be moderated by an FPA volunteer.

    Level of Complexity: Overview - General review of subject from a broad perspective/dive into basic knowledge on a skill or topic. For newer CFP or unfamiliar with subject

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: July 25, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    2016 FPA Annual Conference

    Today’s prospects are well informed, more educated and highly skeptical. Relationships matter now more than ever! In this session, Laura Virilli provides a hands on demonstration of how to identify high quality prospects, deepen client relationships, and shorten sales cycles through the use of social media best practices. Advisers will come away from this presentation with easy to implement social media action plan that drive results, fast!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify ideal prospects, deepen client relationships and build a bridge to the next generation through social media best practices.
    • Create an online brand to influence and attract clients and prospects.
    • Create a warm lead list and shorten sales cycles.
    Formats Available: Streaming
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    Collapse Drive Extreme Client Loyalty by Expressing Gratitude through WOW

    Join Dr. John Evans, executive director of Janus Henderson Labs™  professional development team, to learn how to drive extreme client loyalty through a strategic approach to gratitude. Research conducted by Janus Henderson Investors with more than 300 financial advisers showed an average of $30 million more in funds than advisers using an ad hoc approach. Organic growth is not easy, but the Janus Henderson experts have built a program designed to help advisers develop, execute and maximize road plans to meet growth targets. Join us in this interactive, unique discussion that will empower you in:

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: October 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Elder Abuse Prevention: We All Have a Role

    Retreat 2016

    What is the current environment in Washington D.C on elder justice? Get the most recent information on new and pending legislation, as well as insights into the efforts of federal agencies (from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and FBI, to the Department of Health and Human Services) to prevent elder abuse.

    Learning Objective:

    Learn to implement new habits and behaviors into their work day and actually stick to them.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: September 09, 2016
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    Collapse From Berkeley with Love: The True Science of Understanding Clients

    2016 FPA Annual Conference

    Join Shachar Kariv, the leading game theorist in the world, for an exclusive look at the cutting-edge advances in client profiling using gamification and advanced computing power. In a suite of simple games, your client will reveal who they truly are. The power to predict behavior, customize portfolios, and tailor servicing has never been greater. The future of advice is now.

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Streaming
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    Collapse How to Utilize Text Messaging in Your Financial Practice

    FINRA 2017 and SEC 2017 Priorities Letters say the use of social media and other electronic communications are playing an increasingly important role in the securities business, and as a result your firm's compliance procedures and controls need to be aligned.  There are some serious risk exposures if you're outside of compliance including fines, suspension and barring from the industry. The bad news is that regulators general don't tell you what you can and cannot use or even when and how you must review electronic communication.We are acutely aware that text messaging is the fastest growing method of communication and we in the financial services industry need a solution to catch up with technology.  Our clients want to be able to communicate with their advisors more efficiently, so demand is driving change. In this course, advisers will learn what is important as they consider text messaging for their business and how a fellow adviser has made it easy to use.  It's not as challenging, as elusive, or as expensive as you might think.

     

     

    Formats Available: Event
    Original Course Date: May 24, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Journal in the Round : Next Generation of Planners Shifting the Paradigm

    September's Journal in the Round : Next Generation of Planners Shifting the Paradigm is a podcast hosted by Hannah Moore on her  weekly program, "You're a Financial Planner, Now What?" In this honest and engaging conversation, Hannah will sit around the table  with Journal contributors Yusuf Abugideiri and Russell Kroeger who co-wrote the cover story on their 3-step model for serving millennial clients.  They will be joined by fellow writers Lisa Kirchenbauer and Andrew Mehari, who shared their story in the September issue about building unique career paths for young planners, discussing the need for innovation in this space, and the new models being created by and for younger planners.  You can listen to this episode here and on FinancialPlannerPodcast.comiTunes, and Stitcher, starting September 26th.

    Formats Available: Streaming, Online Materials
    Original Course Date: September 26, 2017
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    Collapse Journal in the Round: Behavioral Finance and Delivering Financial Well-Being

    Please Note CE credit is only available for the live presentation

    In this month's Journal in the Round,  Dr. Shachar Kariv, chief scientist of TrueProfile, one of the world’s top game and decision theorists and the recent chair of economics at UC Berkeley, will join Think to Perform CEO Doug Lennick to discuss their passion for behavioral finance and its essential role is shaping the future of financial advice. 

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: May 16, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Journal in the Round: Client Trust and Communication in the Age of Massive Change-On Demand

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION AND NOT THE ON DEMAND RECORDING

    We have entered a time of unprecedented political and economic change that directly impacts our work as financial planners. In this month's Journal in the Round, Dennis Stearns, a CFP practitioner and one of the financial industries' leading scenario experts and futurists, and Dr. Gary Bradt, a top expert on managing through change, will discuss how to frame the conversations, helping clients prepare for change with  targeted questions and solutions that can help them feel more in control of their destiny. 

    Level of Complexit: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: October 26, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Journal in the Round: Preventing Financial Exploitation of Senior Clients

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM

    In this month's Journal in the Round, our panelists John Renner and Robert Mauterstock will be discussing the implications of the new FINRA regulation, effective February 2018, regarding required protections for the most vulnerable senior clients.  The discussion and audience Q and A will be moderated by an FPA  host Bill Harris.

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Learning Objectives

    Describe new and amended FINRA Rules 2165 and 4512  to protect the elderly 
    Explain the reporting and compliance issues that will impact financial planners
    Discuss the importance of laws to the planner-client relationship

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: January 31, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Journal in the Round: The Financial Planner of the Future

    NOTE: CE Credit is only available for the live presentation of this program

     

    In this month's Journal in the Round, Andrew Clark, co-author of the lead article in the December issue of the Journal of Financial Planning, discusses his thoughts on the future of financial planning, and how in a world where IQ is easily replaced by artificial intelligence, a planner's mastery of EQ will provide the indispensable value to clients. Andrew will be joined by Frank Paré, who also appears in the December issue, serves on the FPA's board of directors and is the 2017 president-elect. FPA leader and Knowledge Circle host,Bill Harris will moderate the panel and lead the audience Q and A.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: December 20, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse The Art of Multigenerational Relationships: How to Connect to the Next Generation

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION

    Learn about the importance of taking a full family approach to financial planning by creating multi-generational relationships within a client’s family. This webinar will educate you about the importance of financial advisers to take a full-family approach, creating multigenerational relationships within each client’s family. We’ll discuss industry research, statistics and trends, while sharing actionable steps to help you start building deeper, and more meaningful relationships with your clients and their families.
     

    Level of Complexity: Overview - General review of subject from a broad perspective/dive into basic knowledge on a skill or topic. For newer CFP or unfamiliar with subject


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    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: July 18, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Transform Your Habits: The Science of How to Stick to Good Ones and Break Bad Ones

    Retreat 2016

    Discover how to build better habits and improve your mental and physical performance at work and at home. James Clear will break down the most important research in behavioral and social psychology in terms that are easy to understand and apply to your life. He will provide a user-friendly framework for overcoming procrastination, improving consistency, and building habits that actually stick.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn to implement new habits and behaviors into their work day and actually stick to them.
    • Design your environment to make it easier to stick with good habits and harder to slip into bad ones.
    • Realize the framework for building better habits to the situations and circumstances you face in everyday life.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: April 26, 2016
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