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Registration is now closed for the San Antonio CPA Society’s Member Appreciation Day. If you have any questions, please call SACPAS at 210-828-2722 or toll free 888-828-8680.
As an SACPAS CPA member in good standing for FY 2018-2019, you will be eligible to attend the San Antonio CPA Society’s exclusive member benefit, known as Member Appreciation Day.*
Only current 2018-2019 SACPAS CPA members are eligible to attend Member Appreciation Day. Any non-members/non-current members who register will have the option of paying 2018-2019 dues or receiving a refund of the MAD registration fee less a 10-percent administrative fee.
2018 Member Appreciation Day Speaker Topics and Schedule
8:00 am – 9:40 am – Top IT Risks Facing CPAs, Accounting Firms and Their Small Business Clients
Bret Piatt, CEO, Jungle Disk
In this session, attendees will gain a basic understanding of top IT risks including ransomware, drive-by downloads, natural disasters, spear phishing, and component failure.
In addition to learning what hackers are doing, our presenter will provide information services to stay up-to-date, recommendations on how to mitigate risks, and the basics of a business continuity life cycle plan.
9:55 am – 11:35 am – From #Me Too to Pay Disparity
Susan Cone Kilgore, JD, LLM, Leeser Law Firm PLLC
This session will discuss the #MeToo movement addressing sexual harassment in the workplace and how it affects pay disparity complaints, investigations and proof in lawsuits and other issues that come to our business clients.The goal of this program is to address the forensic investigation and documentations needed to analyze and make conclusions regarding pay disparity complaints.
12:20 pm – 2:00 pm – Tech Toys, Tips and Tricks
Mitchell R. Sowards, President, Entrust Technology Consulting Services
Our presenter will familiarize attendees with the latest (and upcoming) technology to include hardware, gadgets, software, cloud services and professional services as well as how these tech tools can be implemented at work and at home.
2:20 pm – 4:00 pm – Managing Potential the Emotionally Intelligent Way
Ann Ward, Owner, Ward Certified Consulting LLC
Emotional intelligence determines our ability to engage well with others and is a major building block to effective collaboration, communication and teamwork. In this impactful, conversational session, we’ll discuss the challenges and benefits of a diverse team and share strategies for managing the mix in your office. You’ll walk away with new strategies to influence your employees to reach their potential and your goals. In this session, attendees will learn to improve self-awareness, recognize other communication styles, appreciate generational differences, and learn new strategies for maximizing your team members’ potential.