Last month Andrew Scott (Associate) and Bhavin Sanghavi (Audit Manager) were fortunate enough to attend the UHY International Forum held in Grazalema, Spain.
Held annually, the UHY Forums are an excellent opportunity for Senior Managers from UHY practices all over the world to come together to share their knowledge and experience and extend their management skills. This year a total of 38 delegates from 19 countries representing all of the inhabited continents attended the Forum!
Being a member of the international UHY network provides our firm with a number of benefits while still allowing us to retain our independence – it’s the best of both worlds. The International Forums help us to create a sense of belonging to the global UHY network and develop a broader perspective.
The Forum’s business programme focused on two key areas:
- Negotiation skills; and
- Leadership and motivational skills.
It is widely known that management largely consists of making decisions and implementing them, and rarely is this achieved without the assistance of others who will frequently and legitimately have different points of view and interest. The seminar focused on how each individual can achieve a win-win position through collaborative negotiations.
Leadership and Motivational Skills
The main goal of this seminar was to enhance the leadership and motivational skills of the delegates. The seminar was designed to have an intellectual and emotional impact on the attendees by combining readings, discussion of great conceptual models, and personalized workshops.
In addition to the business programme, the highlight of the trip was the invaluable opportunity the Forum gave Andrew and Bhavin to develop lasting relationships with our UHY international colleagues. They had a lot of fun discussing work challenges and successes, and above all getting to know all of their colleagues.
Andrew and Bhavin were given the opportunity to present to the attendees, and were quick to point out that contrary to popular belief, New Zealand is not part of Australia! They also shared some fun facts about New Zealand. They continued on a more serious note to proudly present the history, values and vision of UHY Haines Norton. The short presentation also covered the firm’s position in New Zealand, differentiating aspects of services offered, geographical coverage and other information of interest about UHY Haines Norton in Auckland.
The Forum was hosted in the beautiful historic town of Grazalema, in the province of Cadiz in Spain. This picturesque town, steeped in culture, is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra del Pinar mountain range. Together with their colleagues, Andrew and Bhavin were treated with simply stunning views from their hotel every day.
All attendees agreed that the Forum was a great success, and were very grateful for the chance to attend it.