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Educators Conference


Date: May 3, 2019

7:15-8:15 A.M. Coffee & Networking

Come early to meet with colleagues.

8:15-9:45 A.M. General Session

Emotional Intelligence: A Catalyst for High Performance

Sarah Turner, Faurote Group

“Emotional Intelligence is so critical to success that it accounts for 60% of performance in all types of jobs.  It’s the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence.” ¹ In today’s environment one way to set yourself apart is by having a high ‘EQ,’ which is a measure of your “emotional intelligence.”  By enhancing your understanding of your own emotions and those of your students and taking them into account when interacting, you can have a positive effect on relationships, business results, commitment, and teamwork. This program highlights the connection between emotions and actions and helps identify ways to improve EQ and develop more productive relationships both professionally and personally. 

¹The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book

9:50-11 A.M. General Session

Rapidly Changing Skill Set

Yvonne Hinson, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., AICPA

The AICPA is on the leading edge of changes occurring the in the accounting profession. This session will focus on research addressing changing skill sets, how this impacts their professional certifications, designations and certificates and resources available to faculty and students to support this changing environment.

11-11:15 A.M. Networking Break

It's time to network with colleagues and visit sponsor tables.

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. General Session

Trends in Accounting

Jennifer Briggs, CAE, President & CEO – Indiana CPA Society

The world is increasingly more complex and accounting educators are faced with preparing students for the CPA profession. Briggs will discuss many of the important issues facing the profession in coming years and provide insight into issues and trends that will be important for students to be prepared to address in the coming years.

12:30-1:30 P.M. Lunch

It's time to eat and network with colleagues. Lunch is provided.

1:30-2:45 P.M. General Session

Integrated Reporting in Academia, a Competitive Advantage

Kevin Huston, CPA – Marian University, Jenny Norris, CPA, CGMA, CAE, Vice President of Finance – Indiana CPA Society, and Marian University accounting students Mackenzie Dailey, Bailee Enlow, Emma Harpring, Andrew Harrison, Brenna Malatestinic, TJ O’Neil and Brad Sprinkle

Marian University is believed to be the first university in the US to prepare an integrated report. The Integrated Report was prepared by Marian students as part of a new course that focused on Integrated Reporting. This session will explore Integrated Reporting and how it’s becoming a competitive advantage for CPAs. The session will feature how faculty structured this course, learning outcomes and an overview from students about their key takeaways and how they are prepared for the future as a direct result of this class.

2:45-3 P.M. Networking Break

It's time to network with colleagues and visit sponsor tables.

3-4:30 P.M. Closing General Session

Panel Discussion: What Students Need to Know Before Entering the CPA Profession

Greg Chester, CPA, PwC, Anita Sherman, CPA, Greenwalt CPAs and Angie Zirkelbach, CPA, Blue & Co., LLC

The always-popular practitioner panel discussion will allow educators the opportunity to interact with CPAs and better understand what employers are looking for when hiring interns and new hires. Educators are invited to send questions in advance.

4:30 P.M. Adjourn

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