2018 CalCPA Emerging Leaders Certificate Program (Southern California) | 5172195B

Date :
January 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location :
Los Angeles
Facility :
California Community Foundation
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CPE Credits :
CPE 3.00, CPE 13.00
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Unleash the Leader Within You

Be inspired with CalCPA Emerging Leaders Certificate Program.

This two-day program will help you in your career as you develop your leadership capabilities and diversify your professional community.

The program starts with a regional conference and is followed by a chapter-based workshop designed to evolve your soft skills into success skills.

Open mainly for young accounting and finance professionals within 10 years of their career prior to taking Leadership Institute. Be sure to select your chapter session during the registration process.

Southern California Regional Conference
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 – California Community Foundation, Los Angeles
David Henwood, CPA
 Manager, Wilson Ivanova CPAs
Neil Patel, CPA
Senior Analyst, Insignia Mortgage
See Your True Colors  
Gina Snyder
Business Etiquette Consultant, Trainer and Career Counselor, Gina Snyder Career Focus
Work Life Balance
Scott Hoppe, CPA
Principal, Hoppe Tax
Cyber Risk: Hackers, Ransomware, Phishing and You
Jeff Cheung, CISA, CISM, PCI-P
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
TaMiya Dickerson, CPA, MACC
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
Managing Your Career Panel
Angela Amenero, CPA
Senior Accountant, Murphy,Murphy & Murphy, Inc.
Keith Hamasaki, CPA
Senior Audit Manager, KROST CPAs
Kathy Johnson, CPA, CFF, CGMA
Principal Partner, Owner, CPA Forensics Plus, LLP
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accounting

Chapter-Based Workshops
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 – Various Chapter Locations
Unleashing Innovation and Creativity for Greater Results (recorded webcast with live discussion)
Todd Dewett, Ph.D
Leadership & Life Expert, TVA Inc. 
Executive Presence: Speak Up – Move Up (recorded webcast with live discussion)
Wanda Royse
Presentation & Executive Presence Consultant, WR Communications Consultants, Inc. 
Negotiation Skill Building (recorded webcast with live discussion)
David L. Osburn, CCRA
Founder, Osburn & Associates, LLC
Making the Shift from Individual Contributor to Supervisor (recorded webcast with live discussion)
Erin Daiber, CPA, PCC
Founder and CEO, Erin Daiber Coaching & Consulting 
20 Questions: Speed Mentoring (live discussion)
Various Chapter Leaders


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Misc. Information:

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Accommodations: Discounted group rate is available on Jan. 7 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Make a reservation.
Level of Difficulty:
Field of Interest:
Personal Development
Designed For:
Geared toward young accounting and finance professionals with 10 or less years of career experience.  


Angela M Amenero, CPA
Solon Angel
Solon Angel is the visionary founder of MindBridge Analytics Inc. His time in Silicon Valley shaped his business philosophy of watching trends and building product-centric companies that solve massive market problems. Solon’s 16 years experience in high-tech firms ranging from venture capital to business analytics and deep knowledge of human fraud detection make him the perfect technology strategist to reshape how organizations around the world detect and prevent corporate risk.
Jeff Cheung
Cheung has over nine years of experience in internal information security audits. His experience includes security assessments related to the network, operating system, application and database layers. Jeff is also experienced in conducting physical security assessments for data centers and colocation hosting facilities. He has experience using many of the top security tools including port scanners, source code analysis, password crackers, vulnerability assessment tools, data loss prevention, and packet analyzers.
Erin Daiber, CPA

Erin Daiber is a CPA who specializes in working with the most important asset in any organization – its people. Daiber is the founder and CEO of Erin Daiber Coaching & Consulting, a firm specializing in providing coaching, training and leadership development to the accounting industry. She is passionate about bringing leadership development initiatives to the forefront of firm strategy. She helps progressive firms develop powerful leaders at all levels within the organization. Powerful, effective leaders are a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and a key factor to long-term success and business results. Her full-time coaching and training practice focuses on supporting high-performing accountants at all levels of their leadership development, from initial CPA licensure to new manager development, to helping partners develop long-term leadership strategies and succession plans.

Todd Dewett, Ph.D.
Dr. Todd Dewett is a best-selling author and internationally-recognized leadership and success expert, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. A former award-winning management professor and alumnus of Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, he now speaks full time around the world. He’s been quoted everywhere from the NYT to CNN to Forbes. Visit his home on the internet at www.drdewett.com.
Tamiya Dickerson, CPA
TaMiya Dickerson is a Partner with Grant Thornton’s Advisory practice in Los Angeles, CA. She has more than 16 years of experience in overseeing corporate governance consulting projects, where she delivers accounting, business process and technology services to publically traded and regulated companies. Specifically, her work experience has included identification and testing of internal controls, risk assessments, internal and external auditing for operations, and optimization of financial and information technology business functions. TaMiya is highly familiar with complex infrastructure and organization designs. As it pertains to technology security consulting, TaMiya’s expertise includes SSAE 16 audits and Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports 1, 2 and 3; Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) IT compliance services; systems selection and configuration across the life cycle; and data security standards reviews. Contact info: Phone: (213) 596-6766 Email: tamiya.dickerson@us.gt.com
Keith Hamasaki, CPA
Philip G Hirsch, CPA
Co founder of the Cervus Group & Fund Phil has been president and CEO of a publicly-held consumer products company, COO of 3 high technology companies, VP responsible for world-wide planning and business development for a Fortune 100 company, as well as the CFO for several companies in the technology, hospitality and consumer products industries. While a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Phil served as managing partner of the firm's transaction support (mergers & acquisitions) practice for the U.S. West Region, U.S. corporate finance liason with Japan and later as managing partner of the firm's Century City, California office. Phil was awarded his Master’s degree in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, majoring in management and accounting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in finance. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he also received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political pcience from the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves on the faculty of Cal State University - Fullerton and the Keller Graduate School of Management teaching undergraduate and M.B.A. courses in strategic management, business planning and leadership and organizational behavior. Phil has been a frequent contributor to a variety of publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, Boardroom Reports and Technology Business.
Scott D Hoppe, CPA
Kathryn Ann Johnson, CPA, CFF, CGMA, MBA
Kathy Johnson is the Owner of the Accounting Firm CPA Forensic Plus. Firm services include Forensic Expert Testimony, Fraud investigations and Litigation Support in the areas of Divorce, Partnership Disputes, Damage Calculations, Estate/Trust Activity Tracing and Tax Preparation services. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Cal State University, San Bernardino and Cal Poly Tech, The University of Redlands and UCR teaching Undergraduate Financial and Managerial Accounting, Auditing and Graduate Forensic Accounting and Ethics. She is a CPA, CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics), CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) and has an MBA from Pepperdine University. She was formerly the VP of the Finance for Los Angeles Newspaper Group’s Inland Division. Her professional experiences include Finance Reporting, Operating and Capital Budgets, Corporate Governance, and Financial Forecasting. Professional Association activities include serving as the current Chair for the California Society of CPA’s Board of Directors and AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) Council member. Other community participation includes Redlands Rotary, Funding Review Committee for the United Way, San Bernardino Symphony Board and Current Co-Advisor for Beta Alpha Psi at Cal State University.
David L Osburn
David L. Osburn, CCRA is the founder of Osburn & Associates, LLC, a business training and contract CFO firm that provides seminars, webinars and keynote speeches on topics such as banking/finance/credit, negotiations, marketing and management. His contract CFO clients’ include medical practitioners, real estate developers and financial institutions. His extensive professional background of 30 years includes 16 years in banking (commercial lending including loan underwriting, collections, management and customer development) and 29 years as an adjunct college professor (MBA and undergraduate courses). Osburn holds a master’s degree in business administration from Utah State University, a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and is a graduate of the ABA National Commercial Lending School held at the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, he holds the professional designation of Certified Credit & Risk Analyst (CCRA) as granted by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM).

Wanda Royse
Wanda Royse founded WR Communication Consultants Inc. because of her strong belief that success in this complex and interactive world demands communication excellence. Working with startups through Fortune 100 companies, Wanda delights in hearing the success of her clients. The advancement in their careers — managers, directors, Vice Presidents, Partners, and C Suite executives — expresses that communication excellence was a key factor in achieving success. Wanda's method developed from many years of experience in fields where “communication was the core,” including directing, choreographing, and performing for theatre productions, broadcast media, and corporate communications. As a coach, she helps people identify their unique brand, enhance their style with specific techniques professional communicators use, and create an action plan to polish their skills. Wanda’s communication journey began at an early age. Growing up in the Midwest, her family moved every 3 to 5 years because of her father's work. Looking back, it was preparing Wanda for her life’s purpose: communication, mentoring and coaching. The last move was to North Dakota where she became Miss North Dakota and competed in the Miss America Pageant. This was truly life changing, including the scholarships paying for her college education. Wanda Weather Reporter Wanda worked at KFYR television in Bismarck, North Dakota, as a weather reporter, talk show host, and commercial actor. Then she toured the United States with Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians, a professional choral and orchestra troupe which had performed on NBC National daily radio show and later a weekly live CBS television show, all out of New York. This lead Wanda to Los Angeles where she attended USC, majored in Theatre Arts, and earned her Screen Actors Guild card. Next, the journey was to Northern California where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree at San Jose State University — double major in Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications. Wanda_FWChrous Realizing how important communication is in the business world, Wanda transitioned her skills into the corporate world. First stop, Atari. As the Manager of Communications for the Research and Development for a team under the leadership of Dr. Alan Kay — a major influence in the technology world — she spent 4 years of organizing press and media interviews, coordinating multi-media presentations, and coaching scientists and engineers for presentations. When most of the team moved over to Apple Computer, Wanda decided to ‘strike out on her own’ and created WR Communication Consultants Inc.
Gina Snyder
Gina Snyder has earned two master’s degrees, in Education, and Career Development. She worked 15 years as a career counselor at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga. Gina was an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension for 10 years teaching career development to college admissions counselors. Gina is a certified True Colors trainer, Personality Lingo® trainer, and an MBTI® Master Practitioner (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). She uses these personality type tools to help individuals better understand themselves and others, and to foster team building. Gina is also a business etiquette consultant. Her workshops in reception, networking and dining etiquette help companies and individuals understand the importance of manners in developing and enhancing business relationships. Gina served on the Vallejo School board for 12 years. She is a Rotarian and is past president of her local chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), that offers scholarships for women. She is married to retired surgeon Tom Snyder. They have two sons who are Foreign Service Officers and serve around the world. Gina has worked at US Embassies conducting workshops to promote teamwork between American and local staff. Gina is an enthusiastic trainer! She will follow up with you personally about questions that arise after the workshop. She loves assisting participants to fully understand the power of what was presented. Contact her at: Gina Snyder 131 El Camino Real Vallejo CA 94590 Mobile: 707.373.9544 Land: 707.643.8937 gina.snyder@comcast.net www.ginasnyder.net https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginasnydercareerfocus
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