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Pathway to Partner Virtual Lab Package

  October 26, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  October 27, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  October 28, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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Future partners, CPAs in public accounting with 7-10 years of experience, VSCPA members-only.



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We’re excited to partner Gary Thomson, CPA and Thomson Consulting for a brand new program designed to coach experienced CPAs on their journey to become firm partners. As part of the VSCPA Center for Innovation’s suite of leadership development programs, Pathway to Partner focuses on the three Ps needed to become a great leader and partner in public accounting — Personal, Profession and People. This three-day virtual lab is designed to give participants a small flavor of the more robust in-person program coming in 2021. Each day will focus on a different topic with a panel discussion. 

October 26–The Profession: “Through the Eyes of Our Leaders”

  • The Business of our Business...What does it take to run a successful accounting firm and be an “owner” of the business? What is needed to be future leaders of the firm and the CPA profession?
  • Keynote: Barry Melancon, CPA, President & CEO, AICPA; Stephanie Peters, CAE, President & CEO, VSCPA 
  • Panel:
    • Dan Hudgens, CPA, Managing Partner, Deloitte
    • Angela Kerns, CPA, Managing Shareholder, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
    • Jennifer Lehman, CPA, Chief Executive Officer/Partner, Hantzmon Wiebel

October 27–The People: “The People Imperative”

  • The intersection of firm culture and key performance indicators; the need for diversity and inclusion in the CPA profession.
  • Keynote: Dave Sparkman, Managing Director & Founder, Culture Works
  • Panel:
    • Anita Collins, Learning & Development Manager, PBMares
    • Pamela Priester, Director of People Strategy, Matthews, Carter & Boyce
    • Greg Wallig, MetroDC-Arlington Managing Principal, Grant Thornton

October 28–The Personal Commitment: “Personal & Professional Growth”

  • Commitment to personal performance and improvement; growing myself as a leader and growing others; developing a growth mindset.
  • Keynote: Brian Kush, CPA, President & CEO, & Sarah Elliott, CPA, Co-Founder & Principal, Intend2Lead
  • Panel:
    • George Forsythe, CPA Managing Partner, WellsColeman
    • Krystal McCants, CPA, Yount Hyde & Barbour
    • Laura Sprouse, CPA, Partner/CFO, Brown Edwards & Company

By registering for all three, you'll earn up to 6 free CPE credits!

* space is limited

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