Emerging Leaders Certificate Program

Unleash the Leader Within You: Register Today!

Full Day Regional Conference: (select one)

Chapter-Based Workshop: (select one of 14 chapters) January 22, 2018

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.

Geared toward young accounting and finance professionals with 10 or less years of career experience.

CPE: 16 hours (13 non-technical, 3 technical)



Southern California Regional Conference
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 – California Community Foundation, Los Angeles

Northern California Regional Conference
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 – Google Community Room, San Francisco

Southern California Emcees
David Henwood, CPA
Manager, Wilson Ivanova CPAs

Neil Patel, CPA
Senior Analyst, Insignia Mortgage

Northern California Emcee
Yujing Wang, CPA
Tax Senior, Radakovich, Shaw, & Blythe, A Division of Glenn Burdette
See Your True Colors  
Gina Snyder
Gina Snyder Career Focus
Work Life Balance
Scott Hoppe, CPA
Principal, Hoppe Tax
Hackers, Ransomware, Phishing and You 
Southern California Speaker
TaMiya Dickerson, CPA
Partner, Grant Thornton

Northern California Speakers
Orus Dearman
Managing Director, Grant Thornton

Dhawal A. Thakker, CISA, CISSP

Senior Manager, Grant Thornton 

Managing Your Career Panel
Southern California 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

Northern California Panel

Deepa Bhat, CPA, CFE, ACA
Audit Principal, Abbott, Stringham & Lynch

Ashley Jacobsen, CPA
Business Assurance Senior Manager, Moss Adams LLP

Okorie Ramsey, CPA
VP Finance Compliance Officer & SOX, Kaiser Permanente

Erin Roche, CPA
Team Leader, Elliott CPA Group

How AI Applied to Accounting is Driving the Digital Revolution in Professional Services Firms and Financial Institutions 
Solon Angel

Chief Strategy Officer, Founder
MindBridge Analytics Inc.


Chapter-Based Workshops

Monday, January 22, 2018 – Various Chapter Locations
Unleashing Innovation and Creativity for Greater Results (recorded webcast with live discussion)
Todd Dewett, Ph.D
Leadership & Life Expert, Dr. Todd Dewett
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
Founder and CEO, Erin Daiber Coaching & Consulting
20 Questions: Speed Mentoring (live discussion)
Various Chapter Leaders

Years in Review...

Read the tweets from 2014. 
Check out the tweets from our 2013 program.
You can also read the tweets from our 2012 program.