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The Fine Line between Self-Advocacy & Aggression in the Workplace

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1101 New York Ave NW

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“The Fine Line between Self-Advocacy & Aggression in the Workplace” – Employees of African descent in businesses today are continuing to face an issue that has existed in Corporate America for quite some time: how do I communicate my career interests and demonstrate my strengths without being perceived as “hostile,” “too ambitious,” or “unfriendly” in the office? From expressing goals to negotiating compensation, self-advocacy is an essential aspect of succeeding in business. Many professionals of African descent are made to feel uncomfortable about asserting themselves in the face of negative feedback received after trying to move their careers in a positive direction.

This session will focus on techniques and approaches that one can take to ascend through the ranks in their organization, and, more specifically, how self-advocacy and perceived aggression can both affect the trajectory of your career. The audience will include members of NABA and EY, and nonmembers who are interested in the event. The panel will be moderated, and panelists will be asked a series of prepared questions, which will be shared before the meeting.

To contribute to the prepared questions, please fill out this survey!


Agenda:
6:30-7:00 Food and Drinks/Icebreaker
7:00-7:10 Speaker Introductions
7:10-7:45 Moderated Discussion with help from Surveyed Questions
7:45-8:00 Q&A
8:00-8:30 Networking


Speakers:

Richard G. Larkins is a Partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department in Washington, D.C. Richard works in the Capital Markets Tax Practice and specializes in the taxation of financial products and transactions. Richard has nearly twenty-five years of experience in the taxation of financial products and transactions. He currently consults with clients on a range of tax issues regarding the taxation of debt instruments, cross-border financing transactions, debt and equity financing, bankruptcy workouts, debt renegotiations, derivatives, hedging transactions, and securitizations. Richard is a frequent speaker at tax conferences and has authored numerous articles on various topics related to the taxation of financial transactions. Richard is also a contributing author to the Federal Income Taxation of Debt Instruments (Seventh Edition), published by CCH.

Kim O'Bryant Goings is a Director within EY's National Tax Talent Team. She has been with the firm for 22 years and has held several roles within the firm. Kim began in 1996 in the New York office working for National Human Resources focusing on performance management, minority recruiting and orientation. In 1999, Kim moved to Washington DC, her hometown, as the Area Director of People Effectiveness where she had responsibility for performance and career development for audit and tax professionals. In this role, Kim initiated new programs focused on the development and advancement of women and minorities. In 2002, Kim moved into a People Consultant role for the National Tax and Human Capital practices where she was responsible for all HR matters for over 1000 professionals across the country. Today, Kim is the Talent Leader for National Tax, a 2300 person practice of highly specialized and luminary tax professionals.


Through group discussion and instructor-posed questions with a period of reflection, this will be an opportunity to engage with EY leadership and NABA Metro DC professionals as you propel your career to the next level!

Food and refreshments will be served.


Logistics:

PARKING: There are plenty of parking garages in the area. There is also ample metered parking located in the surrounding area as well.

METRO: EY's DC Office is conveniently located about two blocks from the McPherson Square Metro station (Blue/Orange/Silver Line) and three blocks from the Metro Center Metro station (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver Line).


There will be 1.0 CPE given for this seminar. RSVP Today!


Warmest Regards,

NABA Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter


Official Registry Statement:

NABA, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Technical Session Policies and Procedures: In attending, please be considerate of the presenters (s) and the session attendees by arriving at each presentation no later than 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. In addition, we ask that persons remain in the session until the end. As you are aware, late attendees and movement in general can be very distracting for sessions in progress. We appreciate your adherence to these requests.

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