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REGISTRATION CLOSED: 2019 SACPAS Member Appreciation Day

June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Norris Conference Center $75

COURSE #: 2019062808

MAD takes place on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Norris Conference Center, located in Park North (formerly Central Park Mall) on Loop 410 between San Pedro Avenue and Blanco Road and features eight hours of CPE designed to appeal to a broad range of our CPA members.
The $75 registration fee helps to defray the cost of breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and the facility.​*Registration is contingent on the status of your membership in the San Antonio Chapter as of June 24, 2019; dues invoices will be e-mailed to current members beginning in late April.
​Only current 2019-2020 SACPAS CPA members are eligible to attend Member Appreciation Day. Any non-members/non-current members who register will have the option of paying 2019-2020 dues or receiving a refund of the MAD registration fee less a 10-percent administrative fee.

2019 Member Appreciation Day Speaker Topics and Schedule
8:00 am – 9:40 am – Data, Analytics, and Business Intelligence – A Practical Approach
Mike Lovelace, CPA, CFO Partner, and Lawrence Coffee, Senior Architect & Implementation Leader, Aventine Hill Partners
This training will introduce you to practical steps to leverage data to create value for your organization. We will discuss tools that empower you to transform information in a timely manner and enable more informed decisions.
The presenters will also discuss the automation of routine tasks
  • to reduce your workload
  • to enable you to better understand your business and
  • to make smarter decisions faster

Handout Materials: Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence – A Practical Approach


9:55 am – 11:35 am – Tech Teach: Tricks and Tips & Tech Teaching – Useful Features Included With Your Office 365 Subscription 
Mitchell Sowards, Executive Technologist, & James Leach, Senior Researcher, Entrust Labs
In this session the presenters will review cool tech tools for productivity and collaboration with a smattering of “Tech Teach” where they will explain the fundamentals of pertinent and emerging technology. This will help attendees understand the concept behind new products or services.
The Tech Tools section of the presentation will build an awareness of products and services designed to improve work.
Handout Materials:
12:20 pm – 2:00 pm – 2 HR Topics:
2019 Financial Hiring & Compensation Trends
Organizational Culture: The Make-or-Break Factor in Hiring and Retention
John Gulnac, Senior Vice President, Robert Half
2019 Financial Hiring & Compensation Trends – Join John as he discusses the hiring outlook in corporate accounting and finance, public accounting and financial services as well as the skills and positions in greatest demand. He will also discuss compensation trends. John will include hiring tips such as interview questions, onboarding checklists and information on the most in-demand benefits, perks and incentives.
Organizational Culture: The Make-or-Break Factor in Hiring and Retention – Workplace culture is emerging as a make-or-break factor in hiring and retention for both companies and employees. Employers need to continually refine their organizational culture to ensure they are providing the type of work environment that today’s valued talent will be excited about and proud to be a part of for the duration of their careers.



2:20 pm – 4:00 pm – Brain Freeze: What Happens When A Leader Uses Fear

Brad Hunt, Principal, WHY Group
Brad will discuss the consequences that occur when a leader uses fear, intimidation and threats as a way to accomplish objectives.
Rooted in neurological science, learn what happens inside humans when fear is triggered. Learn the key hierarchy of the brain, its function, the three key dimensions of mammals and where creativity originates in the brain.
Brad will explain the physiological responses to fear as well as how to break the fear response cycle when it is triggered in yourself. He will also examine the effects of fear on teamwork and look at relevant case studies.


Handout Materials: Brain Freeze – What Happens When a Leader Uses Fear

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June 28, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Norris Conference Center
618 Northwest Loop 410 #207
San Antonio, TX 78216
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(210) 738-0040