April 2019 AGA/ASMC Professional Development Training “Giving Back To the Profession"

  • Lou Ockunzzi, DFAS-CL Strategy POC - Leader and Mentor – Why We All Must Be Both!: Session will discuss difference between being a leader and mentor; why we can and must be both; and offers ideas on how to obtain/discard the skills and tools you need to be successful at both. 
  • Brad Cromes, CGFM - The Levies Are Bursting!” Keeping Local Government Dry In Stormy Weather: Ohio residents are being flooded with property tax levies – more now than ever before in our state’s history. For the local governments pursuing levies and taxpayers alike, our system can often feel like drowning. In this session, Portage County Treasurer Brad Cromes shares his perspective on the structure of local government finance in Ohio, the challenges presented by a sea of change in our approach to revenue, and striking the balance to ensure we all stay dry.
  • Karyn M. Zarlenga, Field Office Director, USCIS Cleveland and Joann B. Szczotka, Community Relations Officer, USCIS District 13 - Immigration 101: An overview of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and the service benefits it provides.
  • CAPT(S) Paul Melvey, USN - Leadership and Email Management: Leadership Lessons and some e-mail Management Tips
  • Jaclyn Facinelli, Ethics Program Manager - A Discussion of Federal Ethics Laws: Review of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch providing practical examples of use and abuse as well as the history and development of ethics rules and regulations.
  • Ann Ebberts, AGA Chief Executive Officer - What Keeps CFOs Up at Night…: AGA’s CEO will identify challenges facing government financial management professionals and AGA activities in developing solutions to those challenges. Progress (and challenges) in dealing with the need for governments (federal, state and local) to be more transparent with regards to spending and performance data. A review of the new technologies impacting the FM Community, as well as how these technologies will impact (and are impacting) how work is being accomplished and the impact to the workforce.
  • Bijan Knight, Kearney & Company - A Platform for Effective OMB Circular A-123 Governance
  • Danny Rodriquez, NASA GRC CFO - More Twisted Than a Pretzel… How Procurement and Finance are Intertwined: From budgets for purchase requests to payments, the Procurement and Finance organizations intersect at multiple points. Mr. Rodríguez has spent years in each of these NASA Glenn Research Center organizations and will discuss these important crossings.
  • Kimberly Clipper, Warden of the Lorain Correctional Institution - Life and Career Balance: This workshop will focus on finding balance between career and home life, managing dual roles and areas pertaining to self-care.
  • Jasmine Norton, NASA GRC OHCM - Crucial conversations: This 50 minute session teaches skills for creating the conditions where people speak with complete candor and respect while holding conversations about tough issues. In the professional realm, these conversations concern such issues as safety, productivity, diversity, and quality, in other words, crucial conversations happen when opinions vary, stakes are high, and emotions are strong. Participants will learn skills for holding crucial conversations.
  • Dr. JaNice Marshall, Vice President of College Pathways - Who’s Got Next?: Being prepared for the next journey point in your life, career and job.”