Do you find that your work and daily life can become mechanical or routine? In this session you will uncover how to either rekindle or discover the spark you desire in your career and life. Based on Amy Vetter’s book, Business, Balance & Bliss: How the B3 Method Can Transform Your Career and Life, you will learn valuable insights and tips, backed by scientific research, on how to align your authentic self with the work you do. Walk away with the tools and inspiration to:
- Create your own sense of work-life harmony
- Uncover your inner talents and passions
- Learn to be more present and productive at work and home
- Gain an understanding of how to develop the technology practices (and boundaries) to put in place to lead a more mindful, connected and fulfilled life
You probably keep hearing about big data and data analytics, and may be wondering how it affects you or should affect you. Learn from an experienced data seeker and CPA who has been in the business of analyzing data for 15+ years. Find out not only what these terms mean, but also explore real world examples of analyses performed and outcomes. Also discuss software tools that can be used to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of your work, the impact the results could have in helping decision makers and establishing future strategies, and more. Walk away thinking about what you will do when you return to the office.
Go beyond the reciting of research about Gen X, Y, Z, Baby Boomers, personality assessments, etc. Successful interactions come down to discovering commonalities and motivations in effectively connecting on-on-one or with a team. Many of the common challenges start with assessing and recognizing appropriate communication manners to streamline achieving the desired outcomes of the interaction. Find out how to recognize when there is a breakdown in communication and why it may be happening, and identify new ideas you can apply that focus on engagement and drive results.
Participate in this experiential workshop on unconscious bias and find out how it influences your personal and professional life. Learn how unconscious bias affects your workplace, and gain tools to mitigate it and create a better environment in which everyone can work.
Do you skim the headlines about trends affecting the accounting profession? In this interactive session, participate in an exercise focusing on the “must knows” within the profession. Also learn best practices for you and your business through new interactive technology.
This engaging and interactive session reviews the actual employment issues Virginia businesses should be concerned about versus those newsworthy subjects that might be more sensational than impactful. Learn how both the White House and Annapolis may have created more recent concerns for Virginia businesses than the legislature in Richmond. Next, find out why the joint-employer, contractor blacklist and “Me Too” movements may not amount to much — at least in the way of any new and immediate employment obligations and worries for Virginia employers. Finally, obtain a preview of what may be hot in 2019!
Most businesses in the United States and Puerto Rico are taxed as “pass-through” entities — proprietorships, single member LLCs, partnerships and S corporations. Nearly all of their owners now qualify for a deduction of up to 20% of their taxable income. Obtain an understanding of how to navigate the ins and outs of this new provision that will lead you to many valuable planning opportunities.
Discover how to have an effective conversation with upper management, your boss or clients who hold high positions. A powerful meeting with leadership can open doors and lead to highly profitable relationships. Unfortunately, if your meeting doesn’t go well, the door may be closed forever. During this session, discuss why high-level conversations are so important and how to prepare for your “once-in-a-lifetime” meeting. Explore common pitfalls to avoid when conducting powerful conversations. Also obtain strategies on what makes your conversation most effective with executives. Finally, get a sense of what corporate and public sector leaders value most out of a conversation and how to follow up on important meetings.
Former Fox 5 D.C. anchor and reporter will share her journey from award winning journalist to CEO, the state of the news today, the impact social media has on news, and how to get your story on the air. Gain tips on how to separate facts from fiction, how to determine which sources of information to rely upon and trust, how to tell your story to your audience (and help your organization tell its story, too), and more.
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