Cannon Financial Institute Launches an Innovative Approach to Learning with Its Cannon Community Learning Platform

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Cannon launches new digital learning platform, designed to engage students through multimedia and video while connecting them to a community of peers.

J. Phil Buchanan, Executive Chairman

We are excited to offer students this unique opportunity to share ideas, best practices, insights, and ask questions from the field.

Cannon Financial Institute is raising the bar in professional development options with their recently launched Community Learning Platform, designed to engage and connect students. Through the latest innovations in technology, Cannon provides an online platform that combines independent study with interconnectivity, allowing students to fully engage in courses on their own time. According to Tina Harkness, Director of Strategy, "Our new digital learning platform allows us to bring everything you love about the Cannon classroom together with the scale of an online learning experience. By offering development solutions in this way, we are able to break down the barriers of budgets and time out of the office." Harkness continues, "Courses are guided by our known, trusted instructors yet draw on the best practices of an expanded community of practitioners engaged in these targeted learning experiences."

“Courses featured on our digital platform combine video discussions, case study analysis, and peer engagement; giving students a variety of mediums through which they can develop their professional knowledge and skills,” says Cannon’s Executive Chairman J. Phil Buchanan. He continues, “Advances in today’s technology have allowed us to develop programs in such a way as to enable robust student discussions typically only found in our live classroom settings. We are excited to offer students this unique opportunity to share ideas, best practices, insights, and ask questions from the field.”

About Cannon:
Founded in 1961, Cannon ( shares their clients’ belief that everyone deserves sound advice and exceptional service. Cannon is recognized as a leading global consulting and professional development firm serving the financial services industry. Cannon’s offerings include industry-forward instruction in personal trust, corporate trust, sales, relationship and practice management, retirement planning, operations, risk management, audit and compliance and investment experience. Cannon’s tailored consulting and blended learning solutions help organizations understand and act on change.

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