Bang ON Financial Planning

  • "To be a winning professor you need to be a winning coach"

    - Bang 2011

  • "I'm gonna learn you something today if it kills me!"

    - Bang 2009

  • "You and your subject are not the most important things in your student's lives"

    - Bang 2011

  • "If you want students to participate load up on carrots and put the stick away"

    - Bang 2011

  • "To help students experience real life assignments should
    be based on real experiences"

    - Bang 2010

  • "Show and tell should be heavy on showing and light on telling"

    - Bang 2011

  • "If it can't be applied it doesn't need to be taught"

    - Bang 2010

  • "They won't believe you read their paper unless you write a comment on it, always start with a positive one"

    - Bang 2012

  • "When it comes to academic misconduct a ton of prevention
    beats an ounce of enforcement"

    - Bang 2012

  • "Ask and they shall engage"

    - Bang 2009

  • "They didn't do the reading, they don't remember the reading and they
    don't understand the reading are the only assumptions you should ever make about students"

    - Bang 2012

  • "Most students don't understand the importance of attending graduation
    until the ceremony is over. Encourage them to participate
    and be there to cheer for them!"

    - Bang 2011

  • "Talk, ask and listen. You'll be surprised at what you learn!"

    - Bang 2012

  • "Humor is the chocolate syrup of lecturing"

    - Bang 2011

  • "Nothing beats a field trip for hands on learning"

    - Bang 2010

  • "They hate role plays as much as you hate watching them,
    simulations are way more fun"

    - Bang 2012

I'm sure you are familiar with the saying "What goes around, comes around" and nothing could be closer to the truth when it comes to my acquisition of my Certified Financial Planner Designation (C.F.P.). It all started back when I was a Sales Leader at Bank of Montreal responsible for a team of 27 people who sold loans, mportgages and investments to the Bank's customers. To help my team provide better advice to their customers I encouraged all of them to take courses leading to their Financial Planning Designation. When I explained what I was doing to my boss he mentioned that it would demonstrate good leadership if I was to obtain my designation as well so the next day I signed up for my first course and 2 years later I was a Certified Financial Planner.

In early 2009 Humber College became one of a select few colleges authorized by the Financial Planners Standards Council (the governing body for the C.F.P.) to offer a program leading to a C.F.P. certification. At the time I was a part time professor at Humber and, because I held my C.F.P. designation I was asked to teach the Program's Capstone Course. Our first year was so successful that I was asked by the Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC) to appear on a panel at their annual educator's conference. I guess they liked what I had to say because since then I have done a number of things for the FPSC including being a member of a task force to amend the Practice Standards, testing a financial planning case study, participation on the educator conference advisory committee and additional presentations at educator conference. All of this has led to my recent nomination as a "Fellow of the Financial Planner Standards Council" and I continue to work closely with their Director of Education to enhance Humber's program.