AGA 2018 Professional Development Training

Jul 22, 2018 ‐ Jul 25, 2018


The PDT is set to enhance your lifelong learning experience and skills by providing training to gain new knowledge on key findings, stay on the cutting edge, network and connect with industry experts, government financial management colleagues who may be facing the same or similar issues and exchange ideas to bring back to your organization.


Sessions

Bonus Session: Do's & Don'ts of Social Networking (FOS: COMS)

Jul 22, 2018 11:10am ‐ Jul 22, 2018 12:00pm
Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

Identification: Bonus

We’ve come a long way from the time of MySpace – now there are more social networks than we might care to keep track of. However, social networking is here to stay so we’ve put together a list of popular social networks for you to focus your attention on and learn how to use them to enhance your professional brand and voice.

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S100: Conduct and Ethics Guidance in a Gray World (FOS: MGMT)

Jul 22, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 2:15pm
Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

Identification: S100

Every accountant and auditor knows that at any point an ethical challenge can present itself. Learn how to manage situations that can lead to your honor being compromised — such as clients facing jail time, managing large amounts of money and innocent-seeming requests.

This session will provide participants with: 

– A definition of ethics and ethical behavior 

– The responsibilities and obligations of decision makers in the practice of professional ethics 

– Some of the pitfalls that may be encountered in ethical analysis 

– The important principles as guides in the decision-making process when faced with ethical dilemmas

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    S101: Governmental Accounting in Academia - Where Has it Gone? (FOS: HR)

    Jul 22, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 2:15pm
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

    Identification: S101

    In recent years there has been a decrease in the number of governmental accounting courses offered at colleges and universities. This session will explore how this trend affects the field and how to find and train future government accountants.

    Learn what (if anything) is being done across the country in large and small universities to maintain governmental accounting as a field of study and not "just a chapter" in a general accounting course.

      Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
      • Billy A. Morehead, PhD, CGFM, CPA, Assoc. Prof. of Accountancy, Mississippi College, AGA PNP
      • Kimberly Jones, CGFM and Education Programs Manager, AGA
      • Laura Durback, CGFM, CPA, CDFM, Lead Staff Accountant, Defense Logistics Agency

      S102: Successful Improper Payment Programs: Connecting Technology and ERM (FOS: MGMT)

      Jul 22, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 2:15pm
      Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

      Identification: S102

      This session will discuss how improper payment programs can be effective with the incorporation of the enterprise risk management profile of each payment sites, location and identified strong control objectives of the business processes.

      Moderator(s):
      • Mike Wetklow, CGFM, CPA, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Division Director, NSF
      Speaker(s):
      • Dan Kaneshiro, JD, MPA, Senior Policy Analyst, OMB
      • Heather Pajak, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget
      • Karin Dasuki, CGFM, CPA, Deputy Dir., Ofc. of Finance and Accounting, DoE

      S103: Powering Excellence and Accountability with RPA (FOS: IT)

      Jul 22, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 2:15pm
      Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

      Identification: S103

      Do you have the important time-sensitive information needed to be captured from diverse sources, then converted to a standard format, and transmitted on an hourly basis, 24 X 7? Automating manual tasks increases productivity and reduced human errors, resulting in improved processing time, and a strong ROI for your agency. Transform financial management, and help other agencies employ digital workers.

      Moderator(s):
      • Tom Spann, General Manager and Head of Federal Sales, Automation Anywhere
      Speaker(s):
      • Gisele Holden, CPA, Chief, Financial Systems Branch, National Science Foundation

      S104: Managing Change (FOS: HR)

      Jul 22, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 3:45pm
      Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

      Identification: S104

      Managing change is critical for maintaining your workforce and ensuring a pleasant and positive work environment for your organization and clients. This session will explore how to use change — like changing budgets, requirements and new regulations — to make a more stable workforce and environment. 

      Leadership must be a positive promoter of change in order to minimize the stress of the workforce. Most workers and team members desire consistency and stable environments. As changes occur management must be the promoter of the positives for change. By promoting, facilitating, and involving the team in change, a manager can easily maintain a stable workforce and happy productive team members. Areas for promoting change positively: 

      1. Foundation of stability with change 

      2. Relevancy and need for change 

      3. Agility and responding to staff needs, requests, and understanding of the changes 

      4. Advocacy - promote change consistently and positively 

      5. Monitoring reactions when change is discussed and follow-up of the reactions 

      6. Education - why is the change needed, positive benefits, and reiteration of the need

        Moderator(s):
        • Melinda Miguel, CIG, CFSA, CICA, PMP, Chief Inspector General, State of Florida
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        S105: Blockchain. It's Not Just Bitcoin (FOS: IT)

        Jul 22, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 3:45pm
        Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

        Identification: S105

        With the rising popularity of Bitcoin, do you know what to expect? This session will explore critical details of Bitcoin, such as distributed ledger technology and Blockchain. This session will also explore the reasons behind this trend and if it is the next dot-com bubble.

        What is blockchain and how do I understand it and use it to my advantage.

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          S106: Can Grant Managers Meet the New Compliance Requirements? (FOS: MGMT)

          Jul 22, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 3:45pm
          Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

          Identification: S106

          Grants managers must work to ensure grantees are prepared to effectively and compliantly accomplish grant goals and ensure grantees’ systems are compliant with complex data standards and new requirements. This session will feature grants program managers as they discuss how they assess and address their various program risks.

          Understand the operational and compliance issues faced by grants programs and tools to managing the risks and assessing performance.

            Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
            • Douglas Godesky, Senior Grants Officer and Policy Advisor, Corporation for National and Community Service
            • Nasr Fahmy, CGFM, CFE, Assistant Director for Financial Assistance Oversight, DHS/OCFO/Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight

            S107: The New Tax Reform is Here! (FOS: TAX)

            Jul 22, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 3:45pm
            Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

            Identification: S107

            The new tax reform brings many new changes to both business and individuals. This session will explore how tax reform will affect governments, your workplace and your taxes.

            Learning Objective:

            To better understand the sweeping changes to our tax laws.

            Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
            • Jo Bachman, MBA, MAcc, CGFM, Accountant, US Environmental Protection Agency - EPA, Cincinnati, OH.

            S108: Getting Through the Report Process Without Losing Your Sanity (FOS: AUD)

            Jul 22, 2018 2:30pm ‐ Jul 22, 2018 3:45pm
            Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2019

            Identification: S108

            You’ve completed the audit and found results… if you could just get it out the door! Join us in discussing how auditors, communications analysts, and senior managers can work together to maximize a report’s readability and effectiveness — while remaining collegial!

            Moderator(s):
            • Mark Bell, Assistant Inspector General Audits, NSF
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