This virtual conference will be broken up into two 3.5-hour days (8:20 am - 12:00 pm on November 16 and 17).
Please note that when you register for this conference you are automatically registering for both days.
This popular CTCPA conference addresses the skills that new and young professionals need to become successful leaders in their professional life. Topics will include leading through change, communication skills, emotional intelligence in the workplace, leading diverse teams and more!
New and young professionals.
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Tuesday, November 16
Presented by: Anne Bonney - Speaker and Author
We've been launched into a virtual working world and new skills are required that we may not have needed in the past. How do we present effectively on a virtual platform? How do we keep people's attention? How is leading meetings and presentations different virtually than in person? How can I show up with confidence and competence? And how do I get used to talking to a camera rather than a real human? These questions and more are answered in this interactive and confidence boosting presentation by double certified virtual presenter and professional motivational speaker Anne Bonney. Come learn the skills, tips and tricks to be engaging in a virtual setting and walk away with the expertise to achieve your goals during your next virtual gathering.
• Skills to keep people's attention on the virtual platform
• Tactical tips for showing up as the confident and competent professional that you are
• Strategies for engaging your attendees and effectively leading interactions
Presented by: Anne Bonney - Speaker and Author
Having tough conversations isn't fun for anyone, and when they go wrong, relationships are damaged, and the problem that’s being addressed doesn’t get solved. This makes many leaders avoid these conversations, reducing their team’s effectiveness and their own success. Fortunately, you can quickly learn to rise in these challenging interactions so the problem will be solved, while trust and respect increase. This workshop will help you get there!
During this rapid-fire skill building (and fun!) virtual or live presentation, Change Management Authority and Communication aficionado Anne Bonney will ignite your courage for these conversations so you can have productive difficult dialogue when you need to. Empowered with the spark to start the dialogue on the right foot, you’ll also learn a structure to keep the exchange moving in a constructive direction, and she will teach you an approach for rescuing the conversation before it turns into a towering inferno! Once you put these techniques into play, motivation will crackle, collaboration will sizzle and a culture of positive accountability will blaze hot within your organization.
• Immediately impact your culture to one of accountability and engagement, increasing productivity and ultimately results
• Reduce problem behaviors and conflict while improving individual attitudes and team motivation
• Leadership that entices people to listen and follow through
Presented by: Bonnie Stewart - Executive Director & CEO, Connecticut Society of CPAs
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Wednesday, November 17
Presented by: Gary K. Decker - President, Win Moves Coaching
The only constant is change and the last 18 months have made that clearer than ever! Automation changes leapt us forward faster than we expected. Flexible work arrangements are reality. SPACs got hot then not so much. Walking into a mall is an ever-changed experience!
We all react to changes differently based on our experiences and our backgrounds. We have thoughts that drive our feelings and actions. Some of these are helpful and progressing thoughts, some of them push us backward.
In this session we will examine the most common reactions to change and reflect together on how each of us currently manages our reaction to the change around us. We will review 6 steps for leading through change in a powerful and positive way.
Presented by: Marc A. Brackett, Ph.D. - Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Emotions influence learning, decision making, relationships, physical and mental health, creativity, and performance. But it’s our wise use of emotion that’s especially important, especially during these uncertain and stressful times. In my presentation, I will share our Center’s model of emotional intelligence, describe our evidence-based approach to developing emotional intelligence, and teach participants strategies and tools to develop their emotional intelligence to enhance personal and professional success.
Presented by: Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA - Principal, Etienne Consulting
As organizations become more diverse, so does the complexity of leadership. Leading diverse teams requires managers, executives and other business leaders to understand the evolving dynamics of their team. It also requires leaders to become more self-aware and engage in new and different ways with their teams. Leaders today need to understand how they are perceived (what others expect), received (how others react to them), and what their teams expect from a leader (how they behave, speak and interact). We will explore different types of leadership bias and how those biases can undermine their intentions with respect to D&I, as well as their overall leadership effectiveness. We will talk about actions leaders can take to identify then interrupt those biases, as well as communication strategies for talking about D&I that demonstrate their understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Learn traits of inclusive leaders
• The role of bias and stereotypes in inter-personal team management and communication
• Understand principles of conscious communication
Non-Member Price $275.00
Member Price $150.00