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AGA’s premier training and networking event

July 19–21 | Virtual | 21 CPEs
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Thank You for Attending the PDT 2021! 

Out of concern for the health and safety of our AGA community, PDT will be held 100% virtual again this year due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19. 

AGA and the PDT 2021 Technical Committee proudly presents the PDT 2021 agenda, click the button below. 

AGA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. National Registry of CPE Sponsor ID: 104201.


CPE Certificate Retrieval

Within two weeks post-training, all participants will receive an email stating that their CPE certificate is ready to be downloaded from their My AGA account under "My CPE." Participants must log into the account that was used to register for the PDT in order to see and download the certificate. Please contact or click here to retrieve credentials. 

Click here for more information about CPE credits.

AGA’s Professional Development Training (PDT) brings together a broad audience of more than 2,000 federal, state and local government financial professionals, including federal, state and local government CFOs, inspectors general, accountants, auditors as well as financial professionals from the private sector.  

PDT offers educational sessions over three days of training. Participants can earn up to 21 hours of NASBA-approved continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Participants gain skills and knowledge toward more effective leadership, performance in a cost-constrained environment, solutions to shared challenges, and best practices. Join us to learn from top government financial management professionals and industry experts.

Three Reasons You Should Attend:

  1. Earn up to 21 CPEs. Increase your overall body of knowledge  and improve your job effectiveness through new skills and techniques.

  2. Stay on the cutting edge. Top-notch speakers from federal, state and local government, academia and the private sector will keep you on top of your game with key information and educational experiences.

  3. Network and connect. Through the online platform, engage with industry experts and government financial management colleagues who face the same or similar issues on the job. Exchange ideas to bring back to your organization and build the profession.

Plenary Speakers:

Josh Linkner
Tech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Erica Dhawan
Leading Authority on Collaboration and Innovation, Bestselling Author, Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers”
Alex Sheen
TEDxTalk Speaker, Author, Internationally-recognized Humanitarian and Founder of the because I said I would movement

What Attendees Said About The First Ever 100% Virtual PDT 2020: 

"PDT 2020 is a treasure trove of information. The speakers are the decision-makers, leaders, and influencers on our financial environment. This professional development is for everyone who has a role or a stake in performance outcomes in financial/fiscal reporting, who wants to know how the current environment is changing to necessitate technological and data analytic use, and who desires to be a part of the conversation for change. I would recommend this for non-governmental accounting and finance professionals." — PDT2020 Attendee

"AGA did a phenomenal job hosting the PDT 2020 virtually! The platform was easy to use and there were almost no audio or visual issues. I really enjoyed the chair exercises between sessions and the ability to still chat with fellow attendees. Great job AGA!" — Ben Thayer, Greater Columbus Chapter NCC Rep  

"AGA's Virtual PDT provides a well-rounded training program for all professional Federal and State employees. The sessions provided timely and up to date information that can apply immediately to my work. The sponsors allow attendees to obtain the latest industry information." —  Malin Mong, DOT/FAA/ABA/AFM-400 Cost Accounting Branch 

"This was my first time attending PDT and I have truly enjoyed it!! Looking forward to next year's PDT. Kudos to AGA for a successful PDT and rapidly adapting to a 100% virtual​ platform!" — PDT2020 Attendee

"The early decision by AGA to move to a virtual PDT for 2020 demonstrated its foresight and leadership. Being able to execute in the manner it did for an event attended by almost 2,000 professionals greatly exceeded even my loftiest expectations and once again showcased why AGA is by far the leading organization for government accountability professionals. Thank you to all that made this such an exceptional learning event. It was an absolute privilege to attend." —  Jeff Steinhoff, Senior Advisor KPMG, retired Managing Director, KPMG Government Institute, retired Assistant Comptroller General of the U.S. for Accounting and Information Management, and AGA Past National President  

"I did not quite know what to expect from a 100% virtual training because the idea of a training is to have the social interaction as well as the learning experience. While I still believe an in-person conference is preferable, this training exceeded my expectations that you can achieve quality learning in the comfort of your home and at the same time virtually reach out to others in unique ways in particular the session "chat box". It provided a unique twist on PDT." — Jeffrey Wilson, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Inspector General 

"As a first time attendee to AGA PDT, I was apprehensive about a virtual conference but this was one of the most engaging and rewarding conferences I’ve ever attended. I “met” more people than I would have in-person and am very grateful for the many insights I gained through the chats. I’m looking forward to putting the lessons learned into practice and seeing everyone at PDT2021 in Nashville." — Elizabeth Cherney, PMP, Chief, Logistics Compliance Branch US Coast Guard  


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