2017 Spring Seminar Presented by: Des Moines Chapter AGA
Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
The Des Moines Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants is pleased to present its Annual Spring Seminar and Awards Ceremony, to be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Noah’s Event Venue in West Des Moines, Iowa. This conference features a full day of sessions covering a variety of topics including: leadership, fraud and embezzlement investigations, security and asset protection, and interpersonal communications. Get practical insights from seasoned experts to help you solve organizational dilemmas and bolster your integrity. Discussion will focus on real-world events and the stewardship role of governmental accountants.
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on the day of the seminar. The registration fee for the Wednesday pre-conference webinar is waived for Thursday’s conference attendees. Dress for both days is casual.
When and Where
Wednesday, May 17th Pre-Conference Webinar: DATA Act (more information coming soon). The webinar will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in Room B-50, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines IA 50319.
Thursday, May 18th Annual Seminar: Noah’s Event Venue, 1805 90th St, West Des Moines IA 50266
7:30 – 8:00 Registration and continental breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 Opening remarks
Denise Ragias, Chapter President
8:10 – 9:00 Good Leaders = Better Government
AGA National President-Elect
9:15 – 10:30 In Both Love and Fraud, Little Things Can Mean A Lot
Governors State University
10:30 – 10:45 Networking Break
10:45 – 12:00 Banking Industry Security
Wells Fargo Bank
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
Great Caterers of Iowa
12:45 – 2:15 How to Choose Your Ego States and Improve Your Relationships – An Intro to Transactional Analysis
Dr. Lisa Bates
Bates Chiropractic Clinic
2:15 – 2:45 Awards Ceremony and Refreshments
Denise Ragias, Chapter President & Tracie Kirkpatrick, Chapter Membership
2:45 – 4:00 Fraud Case Studies
Annette Campbell and Jim Cunningham
Office of Auditor of State (Iowa), Performance Investigation Division
4:00 – 4:15 Closing Remarks
Brenda Nye, Chapter Education Director
CPE Credit: Webinar participants can earn up to 2.0 CPE credits. Seminar participants can earn up to 7.00 CPE credits.
Who Should Attend: Government financial managers, accountants, internal and external auditors
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group live
Cost: Early Bird Rate is $90 per member and $120 per non-member. After April 14th the cost of registration increases to $100 per member and $130 per non-member. Final registration deadline is May 11th. Refunds will not be granted, however substitutions are permitted.
To register please select the appropriate ticket type then enter your name, organization, and email address. Select your preferred payment option at the bottom of the payment screen. To pay by check or cash please select “Other Payment Option” then “Pay Offline.” Payment by cash or check must be postmarked no later than the respective deadline. Mail checks to: Association of Government Accountants, Des Moines Chapter, PO Box 1351, Des Moines IA 50305.
For additional information, please email Denise Ragias at email@example.com.
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