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Did you know that 68% of CEOs admit they weren’t fully prepared for the job?

MPB is a masterclass that shapes already established organizational leaders into leaders of exceptional ability.

Our mission is for attendees to come away with a skill set that enables them to design a firm not simply manage it as problems arise. What most Managing Partners learn through trial and error over ten years or more, you’ll learn at MPB accelerating your competencies and the trajectory of your organization.

Our Alumni

Managing Partner Bootcamp has created a movement.

We’ve welcomed leaders from all over the world, as far away as Hong Kong and Australia.

Revenues of participating firms have varied from $5M to $9B and the size has ranged from 25 to 80,000 employees.

Our “recruits” have included leaders in the accounting, legal, insurance, investment, and nonprofit industries.

We’ve graduated sixty leaders, providing them with the skills and confidence to create measurable change in their organizations.

Lead with confidence. Grow with certainty.

A proven approach

Managing Partner Bootcamp (MPB) is a comprehensive opportunity to take your firm management skills to the next level. It is not another practice management conference - it is a “managing-a-practice” seminar. In a recent benchmarking survey with past cohorts, our alumni have indicated that:

  • MPB has changed the way they lead their firms for the better
  • They have achieved measurable improvements within their firms as a direct outcome of their experience at MPB.
  • They continue to leverage the peer relationships they built during their time with us.

Become a better executive
and decision maker

MPB programming will sharpen your skills, help you to confront and overcome shortcomings, and deepen your ability to perform more confidently. Cohort groups are kept intentionally small (classes limited to 12 seats each) to encourage peer-to-peer learning, candor, and confidentiality. Impactful courses will elevate your capabilities, challenging and changing the way you look at, think about, and perform your role.

The ultimate goal is for you, the firm’s managing partner, to make better decisions in running your firm. Participants will receive an amazing return on their investment.

Rigorous, real-world curriculum

This rigorous training is spread over two three-day sessions: one in the fall, and one in the following spring. Managing Partner Bootcamp will change the way you lead, guide you to make better decisions, improve your effectiveness, and give you the knowledge and confidence to run your firm more effectively and profitably. Industry expert Gary Shamis conceived of and designed Managing Partner Bootcamp with the experience he gained in his four-decades long career building and growing one of the nation’s largest and most respected independent accounting and consulting firms, SS&G, Inc. In this program, he will share with you what nobody else has about running a firm – the challenges, opportunities, surprises, successes – and give you the skills necessary to help you confidently elevate your firm leadership.

Gain a long-term competitive advantage

MPB will enable you to develop leadership competencies that will have you functioning at an elite level. It will maximize your management potential by honing in on your strengths and identifying and improving  your weaknesses. It will guide you toward long-term, viable firm leadership. Very few seminars are available to managing partners looking to successfully enhance the way they manage people and lead firms. This opportunity is only for those managing partners serious about wanting to get to the next level.

Attend Managing Partner Bootcamp

Cohort 10

October 18th - 20th, 2021
& May 16th - 18th, 2022

Cohort 11

November 1st - 3rd, 2021
& May 23rd - 25th, 2022

Cohort 12

October 11th - 14th, 2021
& May 2nd - 4th, 2022

Is Managing Partner Bootcamp for you or your firm?

MPB is designed for CPA and accounting firm leaders

MPB works with C-suite individuals and managing partners across the accounting, law, and financial services industries who are ready to take their firm management skills to the next level.

Managing partners, regional leaders, emerging leaders, professionals in the c-suite.

Firms ready to invest in their people

This is a unique and measurable opportunity for incoming and newer managing partners to gain immediate knowledge and confidence, and seasoned managing partners to hone their skills. One day follow-up seminars will be hosted to reunite classmates and discuss contemporary issues.  

Investment is $10,000

Our Facilitators

Our Managing Partner Bootcamp faculty is a curated group of experienced industry leaders and subject-matter experts who each bring their own style and varied aptitudes to the table.

What You'll Learn

Crisis Management

Effective Communication & Difficult Conversations

Industry Update

7 Dimensions of Thriving Team Culture

Infrastructure & Governance

Marketing, BusDev & Service

Career Pathing & Succession Planing

Tips & Tricks


Your Personal Brand

Risk Management & Negotiation Skills

Self-Care & Energy Management

Presentation Skills

Strategy, Execution & Change Management

Getting Vision, Purpose & Values Right

Accelerating Collaboration with Tech

Identifying & Leveraging Your Strengths as a Leader

Talent Strategies for Impactful Performance

What's the next step?

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