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Local Chapter Events:

  • July 10, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm,  Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100  
    • Webinar (NASACT) - "GASB Review 2019" - Register on Eventbrite.
  • September 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100 
    • Lunch 'n' Learn - "DAS - General Service Enterprise Overview" presented by Charlee Cross, Chief Operating Officer, Dept. of Administrative Services - General Services Enterprise
    • Webinar - "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" -  The audience with learn the Five Principles and Practices of connecting so you can connect one-on-one, in a group, with an audience or inspire others to take action.  Register on Eventbrite.
  • October 3, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100
    • Webinar (NASACT) - "DeMystifying the Cloud" - Issues and challenges (e.g., costs and security), best practices on achieving actual results and effectiveness, and lessons learned from states that have migrated to the cloud will be covered. Register on Eventbrite.
  • October 23, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B50 
    • Lunch 'n' Learn - "Fraud" presented by Jennifer Campbell, Asst Auditor 5, Auditor of State Office
    • Webinar - "Internal Control​​​ Applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Programs to Address Cybersecurity Risks" - The audience will learn about key challenges to establishing a robust and compliant cybersecurity risk management program and the corresponding recommendations on how to achieve better outcomes. Register on Eventbrite.
  • November 20, 2019,  11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100 
    • Lunch 'n' Learn - "DAS-State Accounting Overview" presented by Nick Miller, Division Administrator, State Accounting Enterprise
    • Webinar - "Building a Culture of Ethical Excellence" - This webinar will look at four key actions organizations can take to build a culture of ethical excellence and develop the individual and organizational ethical muscle needed to create trust with key stakeholders. Register on Eventbrite.
  • December 11, 2019,  11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100 
    • Lunch 'n' Learn - "City of Johnston" presented by Teresa Rotschafer, Finance & HR Director with City of Johnston
    • Webinar - Internal Control - "Controlling Your Bots" - Two facets of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will be explored when considering internal controls: 1. How can RPA be used in supporting testing and monitoring internal controls and 2. What should we consider to make sure RPA is properly controlled when inserted into a process, including what auditors will be evaluating? Register on Eventbrite.
  • January 8, 2020,  11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100 
    • Lunch 'n' Learn - "Public Procurement" presented by Karl Wendt, DAS Purchasing
    • Webinar - "Uniform Guidance" -During this webinar, some of the challenges and best practices of Uniform Guidance since its implementation days.  Register on Eventbrite.
  • January 15, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100
    • Webinar (NASACT) - "You Inventoried Your Leases, Now What?- This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the new standard, focus on practical steps to take after leases have been inventoried, and lessons learned. Participants will also discover ways to address barriers to adoption upfront, develop a holistic strategy for evaluating lease portfolios, and explore ways to foster agency and institutional involvement.  Register on Eventbrite.
  • February 5, 2020,  11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100 
    • Lunch 'n' Learn - presented by Melinda Behn, Waukee Chamber of Commerce
    • Webinar - "GASB Update" -At the end of this webinar, participants will have received updates on the upcoming changes to accounting and financial reporting for leases and fiduciary activities based upon new Statements and recently issued Implementation Guides.  Participants will also get an update on several of the Board’s Current Technical Agenda projects that are in the due process phase. Register on Eventbrite.
  • March 4, 2020,  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grimes Building, 400 E 14th St, Des Moines, Room B100 
    • Webinar - "Reducing Improper Payments: Leading Insights and Strategies" - The ability to prevent, identify, and resolve improper payments is critical to the integrity of government programs and ensuring taxpayers’ trust in government. This webinar will explore the latest developments and strategies for preventing and recovering improper payments with government leaders and experts. Register on Eventbrite
  • March 12, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
    • Webinar (NASACT) - "The GREAT Act & Proposed Revisions to Uniform Guidance: Things You Need to Know!" - This webinar will provide an overview of the important new requirements of the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act (GREAT Act) signed into law on 12/30/19 , including its various effective dates, and the major proposed changes to the Uniform Guidance. Register on Eventbrite.
  • March 18, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., individual free webinar 
    • Webinar - AGA Annual Women's Leadership:  This popular annual panel convenes accom­plished women who support government in a compelling dialog on careers, business strategies, inclusion skills and the future of the profession. See this link for registration: Women's Leadership - FREE for Members & Nonmembers! 
  • April 8, 2020,  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Only available to those who previously registered to attend the webinar in conjunction with the Spring Seminar will gain direct access online
    • Webinar - "The Spy’s Among Us!" The Psychology Behind Unethical Behaviour & The Role Technology Plays in Unethical Behavior This Webinar will help you recognize alarming ways that ethics is being compromised in the workplace. It will also help you become more cognizant of the ethical dilemma companies face in their quest for more advanced technology.
  • April 9, 2020, 7:55 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., FFA Enrichment Center, DMAAC Campus, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA  CANCELLED - More information to follow on rescheduling and refunds of registrations.
    • Speakers include:
      • Rob Sand, Iowa Auditor of State presenting "Importance of Internal Controls"
      • Ann Ebberts, National AGA's CEO presenting "Transparency in Government"
      • Tony Schwarz, Information Security Consultant, Pratum, Inc. presenting "Cybersecurity"
      • Karen Austin, Deputy State Treasurer presenting "Investments 101"
      • Mary Mosiman, Tax Management Deputy Director and Administrator, Iowa Dept. of Revenue presenting "Overview of Iowa State Taxes"
      • Lance Noe, Director of the Center for Professional Studies and Instructor at Drake University presenting "Ethics"
      • See flyer for more details.
  • May 13, 2020,  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., individual webinar offered online to the first 30 individuals
    • Webinar - "How to Leverage Data Analytics to Build an Effective Anti-Fraud Strategy"  This session summarizes steps recommended for agencies to leverage data analytics and technology as a key component of their anti-fraud strategy. 
  • June 10, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., individual webinar offered online to the first 30 individuals
    • Webinar - "Taking Care of People - Leadership that Matters" This course provides real world lessons and examples of adapting and improving individual leadership style applicable to teambuilding, mentoring, problem solving and communicating. 
  • June 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., individual webinar offered online to the first 30 individuals
    • Webinar - "CARES Act/The Great Act - COVID-19 Reporting: Best Practices and Data Standards"