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On June 23, join with CPAs from around the region to consider how to prepare for the drastic changes affecting our profession.
SPEAKERS
 
KEYNOTE "The CPA’s Role in Today’s World of Disruption, Innovation, & Shift Change."

Why do CPAs have a huge opportunity for success right now? Because drastic change is happening in their firms, companies, and clients’ organizations.

Your people and your technology must be ready for the change if you are going to harness this opportunity to improve your work, improve your margin, and improve your client experience.

No one knows more about how work culture and technology are essential to business than Google. We are pleased to host Google VP Ari Balogh as he brings his insider knowledge to the CPA Summit.

Learn the reasons and the methods to implement a people-focused, business-savvy technology strategy and how it can be a tool to improve your company culture.

 
Ari Balogh Vice President, Google
Storage & Network Infrastructure
After graduating from Johns Hopkins with a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering in 1989, Ari has had an astonishing tech career. Before becoming vice president at Google, Ari was the CTO for Yahoo. He now lead’s Google’s efforts with data storage, networking applications, and cloud engineering.
 
 
ENDNOTE "Lessons From the Road: How to Embody Success Over Time"

Both Greg Conderacci & Frank Ryan have been across America in one stretch. One on a bike, the other on foot.

As senior-level business consultants, their experience provided a unique approach to their success with their outstanding physical endeavors.

But, their grueling travels have also provided them unique insights into how businesses can succeed over time.

Come hear their stories and learn how your story can be just like how Greg and Frank endured "on the road."

Greg Conderacci Senior Fellow, Business Learning Institute
In May, Greg will bike across the United States. He has years of experience as a marketing consultant and professor.
Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA
In 2014, Frank walked across the United States. His many lessons learned along the trek, combined with his years of experience in management consulting, will create compelling content for this address.
 
INDIVIDUAL TALKS
 
Tom Hood, CPA CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute "CAN WE BE AS BRIGHT AS OUR BRIGHT FUTURE? THE FUTURE OF HOW CPAs WILL LEARN"

Tom is the founding CEO of The Business Learning Institute, co-developer of the i2a: Insights to Action Strategic Planning Process, and i2a Leadership Academy. A nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, Tom is committed to helping individuals and companies shape their future. Tom has been recognized by Accounting Today Magazine as the second most influential leader in the CPA profession.

Lowell Wightman Mental Conditioning Coach, Colorado State Football "THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE: IT CAN BE A VENUE FOR SUCCESS & INNOVATION"

Coach Wightman has dedicated over 30 years to the study of defining positive mindset and applies practical methods to improve leadership style. Today Lowell uses his experience with college and professional athletes to enrich leadership theory models as he presents to business audiences.

Cheryl Duvall, FIIDA, MSOD Founder, Avance, LLC "CHANGE IS ON THE WIND: MANAGING CHANGE FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR FIRM OR ORGANIZATION"

As a workplace strategist consultant, Cheryl enjoys leading strategic planning efforts that explore alternative approaches to the design of the office environment. She uses creative change management techniques to engage building occupants throughout the design process, thus assuring their acceptance of change within the new landscape of work. Cheryl often develops and oversees multi-leveled communications strategies to support change management efforts, including branding, internal and external messaging, and customer focus groups.

Courtney Kirschbaum Founder, CK Consulting "THE TIME & ENERGY HABITS OF HIGHPERFORMERS: GET. IT. DONE."

International speaker and presenter, Courtney Kirschbaum spent 15 years in leadership roles for the world’s largest consulting firms, KPMG, BearingPoint and Deloitte. She helps fill the leadership and development gap and train people to work in their core genius and become leaders and peak performers. She trains and coaches Millennials, helping them transition into and build solid foundations in their careers.

 
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AGENDA
 
8:00 am OPENING
8:20 am KEYNOTE: "THE CPA’S ROLE IN TODAY’S WORLD OF DISRUPTION, INNOVATION, & SHIFT CHANGE." Ari Balogh ,Vice President, Google Storage & Network Infrastructure
9:10 am BREAK
9:20 am "CAN WE BE AS BRIGHT AS OUR BRIGHT FUTURE? THE FUTURE OF HOW CPAS WILL LEARN"

We know the CPA of the future will require skills that our profession doesn’t have a long history of requiring. How will CPAs get these skills? Discover what the future of learning looks like and what you and your organization can do today to get ready.

Tom Hood, CPA CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute
10:10 am BREAK
10:40 am "THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE: IT CAN BE A VENUE FOR SUCCESS & INNOVATION"

Does any generation live up (or down) to its stereotype? Only if we don’t look for opportunities to leverage each generation’s unique skills to help our organizations thrive. Learn how profitable organizations include the past and the future worker in their success.

Lowell Wightman Mental Conditioning Coach, Colorado State Football
11:30 am LUNCH
1:00 pm "CHANGE IS ON THE WIND: MANAGING CHANGE FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR FIRM OR ORGANIZATION"

When change happens, leaders must decide what their role will be and how they will lead their staff through the adaptations. Whether the change is “on purpose” or just an unavoidable reality, you can develop skills to communicate effectively, galvanize your team, and build a brighter future collaboratively.

Cheryl Duvall, FIIDA, MSOD Founder, Avancé, LLC
1:50 pm BREAK
2:10 pm "THE TIME & ENERGY HABITS OF HIGH PERFORMERS: GET. IT. DONE."

All of us deal with feelings of under-performance at some time. All of us know that it’s not about working harder, but working smarter. But do we know the practices and habits we can establish to do that? Learn what you can do starting today to increase performance without increasing stress.

Courtney Kirschbaum Founder, CK Consulting
3:00 pm BREAK
3:20 pm ENDNOTE: "Lessons From the Road" Greg Conderacci & Frank Ryan
4:20 pm ADJOURNMENT
 
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