1:00 PM – 1:05 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:05 PM – 1:55 PM
Anatomy of a Good Idea/Problem Solving
In “The Anatomy of a (Good) Idea” Ace debunks the widely held idea that brilliance is born of epiphany or a knock to the head a la Doc Brown in Back To The Future. The process of coming up with a quality idea is characterized by discipline and adherence to a handful of core principles. Beyond the idea, the work of ensuring we’re solving the right problem is paramount for optimal outcomes.
Ace Callwood – Guide. Mediator. Speaker., Envoy, Richmond, VA
Credits: 1.0 OT

2:05 PM – 2:55 PM
Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions
Most leadership development focuses on a single direction within the organizational hierarchy: downstream to subordinates. While it is important to be a good boss, leadership is much more than that. The best leaders learn to lead well in all directions. They lead upward to superiors and across among peers throughout the organization. And it all starts with self-leadership. This often-overlooked leadership principle is essential to build a thriving and productive organizational culture.
Jon Lokhorst, CSP, CPA, PCC – Executive Leadership Coach, Lokhorst Consulting LLC, Princeton, MN
Credits: 1.0 OT

3:05 PM – 3:55 PM
How Business Transformation Leads To Success
There’s all this talk about AI, digital transformation and business transformation – is it all hype? It takes more than just technical proficiency to be an effective accounting firm or finance department. If you incorporate “accounting transformation” into what you do, you can not only make your firm or finance department more successful, but also make those you serve more successful too. Learn what research shows enables more meaningful delivery of accounting services and how you can incorporate these elements to improve your effectiveness.
Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA – Founder and Managing Director, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies, Honolulu, HI
Credits: 1.0 OT

4:05 PM – 4:55 PM
Bounce Back at the Speed of Resilience
Resilience is a key characteristic that every successful person must have. Whether you fail or succeed in life largely depends on how well you respond to disappointment, delays, and detours that can occur without warning. While these distractions may impede your forward progress, you must not let them stop you. Instead, find the will and determination to bounce back from every setback with strength, courage, and wisdom as you accelerate toward your purpose.
Lisa Howze, CPA – Founder and CEO, The Lisa Howze Experience, LLC, Detroit
Credits: 1.0 OT

4:55 PM
Program Adjourns