MICPA Previews First Elevate Learning Event


In an effort to assist its members with increasing their resilience in times of change, the MICPA is introducing a new conference dedicated to helping its members grow their resilience in times of change. Elevate, a learning event with up to 8.0 CPE credits – just in time for the 2021 earning deadline – will cover a range of topics based on submissions by speakers from across the country covering everything from emotional intelligence and business trends to industry updates.

Elevate attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight from local industry experts such as Kate Farwell, CPA, CFE, and Greg Soule, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CFE, manager and partner, respectively, at Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC in Auburn Hills, as they discuss the new norms in auditing and address audit risk in 2021. Unpack the challenges inherent to the job and what to look out for in government funding, changes to internal controls, emerging technologies, remote audit procedures and new auditing standards.

In addition to standards, Elevate also aims to focus on the human element with sessions that center on emotional intelligence and unleashing employee creativity. Join Jaclyn Badeau, CPA, CGMA, MBA, EQ Certified, and president of Badeau Consulting, LLC, Richmond, KY for a deep dive into the role of emotional intelligence (EQ) in taking your career and/or company to new heights. Plus, find the secret to unleashing employee creativity with an interactive virtual lab hosted by Ralph Gaillard, M.Ed., CEO, and Chief Learning Architect at The Adele Learning Lab, LLC in Chicago. Faced with the challenge of innovation, find out how to build a fearlessly creative workplace culture.

Keeping with the spirit of working toward a better workplace, Elevate will also offer insight into eliminating bias in the workplace. Join Jamar Cobb-Dennard, JD, and Business Broker for Indiana Business Advisors in Indianapolis for a discussion on how to make a diverse workplace even better by eliminating bias. Learn how to champion profession equity by identifying implicit bias and recognizing micro-aggressions within your leadership style, team, and culture.

Beyond the workplace dynamic, this new conference will also explore emerging areas of focus such as cryptocurrency. As virtual currency continues to gain ground in 2021, Mark DiMichael, CPA, CFF, ABV, CFE, CCFI, and Partner at Citrin Cooperman in New York City explains how cryptocurrency works, its current regulatory environment, types of fraud associated with it, tax rules and how publicly traded blockchain is used to track it!

Finally, more than ever, being a CPA is about being an advisor to a multitude of clients. JaJuan Williams, CPA, MBA, at The Lady CFO in Longwood, FL explains how accountants can add value to their clients’ businesses. Because clients are no longer satisfied with hands off autonomous relationships, find out how you, the CPA, can help guide your clients’ organizations in a fiscally sound direction.

Of course, these are but a few of the sessions Elevate attendees can expect to see, but you can find all the available sessions and the digital brochure here, along with full descriptions of each learning objective. Don’t miss your opportunity to not only snag up to 8 CPE hours, but to explore some of the most relevant emerging issues within the profession brought to you by experts working across the nation. Register now for the MICPA Elevate event, broadcasting live, tomorrow, June 30, 2021.

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