President’s Message

September 2021

Welcome back, everyone! It is hard to believe that we are heading into a new program year. Please check out our Event Calendar to see the great educational events we have coming up. Our AGA National webinars will be virtual only. We are using a hybrid model for our locally produced events, which can be attended at ASU SkySong or virtually. Our in-person events will conform with ASU’s Coronavirus policies, which can be read here. Physical distancing and limited capacity will be observed to promote safety. Currently, ASU strongly recommends that everyone wear a face covering while inside the SkySong Building.

On September 8th, we have our first event of the year, Communications, which will be produced by AGA National. This event will discuss the best practices and success stories in understanding and adapting to the evolving expectations of communications to build connectedness. On October 6th, we will have the AGA National’s Internal Controls event.

We are always happy to hear from our Chapter members! We regularly check our event feedback, and we are constantly working to improve. If you are not already signed up, we encourage you to register for our Chapter’s Amazon Smile account. At no cost to you, 0.5% of every purchase you make on Amazon can go towards supporting the Phoenix Chapter!

If you are not a member of the AGA, or let your renewal lapse, and are interested in joining, just go to the AGA website, and click join or renew. I would like to welcome our newest member, Latoya Pichon. We are happy to have you join! There are many membership benefits, such as free study materials for the CGFM exams as well as discounted CPE events. We are also always looking for interested individuals to consider joining our Chapter’s Board. I can personally attest to it being an excellent professional opportunity!

The Chapter Board is also always available if you have any questions or concerns. We are excited to be able to return to limited in-person events. I am looking forward to the great learning opportunities that the new program year brings!

Sincerely,

Jordan Dale, CGFM
President of the AGA Phoenix Chapter

Upcoming Events

Internal Controls - Audio Event

Date:  October 6, 2021
Location: 
SkySong - Room SS1 301. 1475 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Internal Controls: October 6th | Lunch 10:30 am - 11:00am | Education Seminar 11:00am - 12:50pm | 2 CPEs
Description: More information to come!
Speakers: To be announced

Disclaimer: This event is in-person only

Effective Interview and Communication Techniques

Date:  November 3, 2021
Location: Virtual Only

Virtual Event: November 3rd | Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs
Description: Auditor, accountants, and other professionals are required to interview and elicit information from people as part of their jobs. First and foremost, an effective interviewer is an effective communicator. The interviewer needs to establish a climate of trust and helpfulness and build as much rapport with the interviewee as possible. This will help produce credible oral evidence that will achieve the objectives of the interview. This is done by thoughtful planning, attentive listening, skillful use of questioning and paraphrasing, and managing the interpersonal dynamics that occur in an interview. This course provides the effective techniques needed to conduct interview by focusing on an often-overlooked part of interviewing – effective communication. The course concentrates on the basic element to finding the truth.
Speakers: Charles Hester

Disclaimer: This event is available online only.

Performance Management - Audio Event

Date:  December 15, 2021
Location: Virtual Only

Peformance Management: December 15th | Education Seminar 12:00pm - 1:50pm | 2 CPEs
Description: More information to come!
Speakers: To be announced

Disclaimer: This event is virtual only

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