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Industry Spring Forum

Virtual Agenda

Date: May 20–21, 2021

DAY 1: MAY 20
CPE: 4 hours

8:30–9:30 A.M. General Session

Politics and Indiana Business

Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, IndyPolitics.org and Of Counsel at Lewis and Wilkins LLP

Abdul will provide an update on the state of Indiana politics and how what we are seeing at the national level will impact what’s going on at the state and local level. He will leave time for any questions you might have related to politics and Indiana business.

 

9:30–9:45 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch and get a coffee refill.

 

9:45 A.M.–11 A.M. General Session

Leading People in the “Next Normal”: Current Workforce Psychological & Environmental Requirements

Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CSP, Gregory & Appel Insurance

In this session, we will discuss key changes businesses need to make to lead people effectively in this new environment. A lot has changed, and we won’t just return to business as usual, even as business begins to recover. Workforce psychology is a factor in business strategy and understanding the environmental impacts for sustaining a safe place for people to work—physically and mentally—will positively impact business results. We’ll discuss innovative ways for leaders to adapt and thrive while still protecting their business and people.

11–11:15 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.

 

11:15 A.M.–12:20 P.M. General Session

A&A Update for Industry

Martin J. Birr, CPA, CIA, CMA, MBA, Kelley School of Business

  • Application of the new GAAP and existing GAAP in a pandemic
  • New accounting standards and effective dates
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) accounting
  • COVID-19 Accounting and Auditing issues

DAY 2: MAY 21
CPE: 4 hours


8:30–9:30 A.M. General Session

Recruitment & Retention in Our Current Environment

Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CSP, Gregory & Appel Insurance

How we work, where we work, and how we have to think about our team has changed. For some, hiring has slowed down temporarily, but you still need to keep your top talent. For others, it’s a time to grow or upgrade teams as the uncertainty and reaction of some “leaders” has created opportunity for hiring. Learn what others are doing to recruit and retain talent and bring your ideas to share.

9:30–9:40 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch and get a coffee refill.

 

9:45–11 A.M. General Session

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

Panel:
April Huey, CPA, Indiana University Health
Brandon Knueve, CPA, Franklin Electric Co, Inc.
Kyle Wenger, CPA, Conner Prairie

Moderator:
Arniel Sia, CPA, Encamp, Inc

During this panel discussion we will go over the best practices, new challenges and financial impact due to COVID-19.

11–11:15 A.M. Break

It's time to stretch.

 

11:15 A.M.–12:20 P.M. General Session

The Chamber of Data

Anirban Basu, JD, Sage Policy Group

At last, 2021 is here. This presentation supplies economic data and analysis juxtaposing the pre-pandemic and pandemic world, and then supplies a forecast for the post-pandemic one. Among the areas of focus are labor markets, financial markets, real estate, construction, consumer spending, business investment, international trade and government finances.