Take Charge of Your Professional Development! by Lisa Beaudoin, IMA Global & Integrated Reporting

When:  Feb 19, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  AZ Valley of the Sun Chapter

Bonus Febuary: 2 CPE credits for the Price of Dinner!

CPE 1: Take Charge of Your Professional Development! by Lisa Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, from IMA Global 

Learning doesn’t stop when you graduate from college! Throughout your career you will continuously need to sharpen your skills, learn new things, and forge new relationships.

Professional development is the attainment of skills, knowledge, and connections required for career advancement.  It is the learning "choices" you make that ultimately will determine the direction and success of your career.  With professional development you decide what to learn and there is no graduation date.  Life-long learning is crucial to achieving success in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of accounting and finance.

During this session, you will learn best practices to enhance your career and life through the development of skills and expansion of your network.  

Program Learning Objectives: 

“After attending this presentation, you will be able to…”

  1. Explain the various professional development options available to finance and accounting professionals
    2. Make decisions to maximize the value of your professional development
    3. Understand the importance of professional networking and learn some key tips to hone your networking skills

CPE 2: Integrated Reporting and the Valued Stakeholder by Mary Adams

With its innovative 2017 10-K, Intel joined an emerging worldwide trend toward integrated thinking and reporting. This movement is bringing systems thinking to reporting, strategy and management. Its core ideas provide a path to considering the needs and contributions of multiple stakeholders in a company’s value creation over both the short and long term.

In this session, Mary Adams, the founder of the Integrated Reporting U.S. Community will explain the roots of the movement and patterns of adoption in the U.S. She will introduce the basic concepts that support integrated thinking and reporting. The presentation will include examples of the approaches taken by other companies in the U.S. The goal is to help you understand how integrated thinking creates opportunities for fresh thinking and better results.

You will learn to:

  • Explain the two fundamental trends driving the rise of integrated reporting
  • Apply the three basic concepts behind integrated models
  • Identify opportunities for applying integrated thinking in your own work

It is also Past President's Night when we celebrate our leaders over the years.  Whatever Chapter you led, please join us as we celebrate those who gave their time & talent to lead members at the Chapter level.

Date:  February 19,2019

Location:  Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel, 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 

Menu: Beef Brisket with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Chef’s Choice of Vegetables

Speakers:  Lisa M. Beaudoin, CMA, CSCA, CAE, Director of Business Development, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and Mary Adams, Smarter-Companies

Networking:  5:30 - 6:00 pm

Dinner:  6:00 - 6:20 pm

CPE Session 1- Evening Session 1:  Lisa M. Beaudoin, IMA, Take Charge of Your Professional Development! 6:20-7:10 pm 

CPE Session 2- Evening Session 2: Mary Adams on Integrated Reporting and the Valued Stakeholder, 7:10-8:00 pm


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