Session Schedule 2018-10-12T18:32:41+00:00

Session Schedule

AFWA’s Women Who Count Conference covers a wide variety of topics – perfectly suited for our professionally diverse attendees. With up to 21 CPE available, sessions will cover technical topics such as tax and accounting, professional development topics such as leadership and communications, and relevant topics that support the advancement of women in the workplace.

Preview the complete 2018 Women Who Count Conference Program: download now.

PRE CONFERENCE: AFWA DAY (up to 4 CPE)

AFWA Chapter Leaders (and aspiring Chapter Leaders) won’t want to miss AFWA Day. Sessions will focus on leadership growth and Chapter development. We’ll provide you the training, resources, and inspiration to successfully manage and grow your AFWA Chapter.

Other attendees won’t want to miss this bonus day of educational content!

8:00-9:00, Registration and Breakfast (Breakfast available for Business Meeting attendees only)

9:00-11:00, AFWA Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)

11:00, Box Lunch pick up

11:15-12:15, AFWA By-laws Forum (Members Only)

AFWA Leadership Sessions

  • 12:30-1:30, Women Who Lead with Anna Raney, Polston Tax Resolution & Accounting
  • 1:40-2:40, AFWA Chapter Achievement Panel Discussion: How Winning Chapters Do It!
  • 2:50-3:50, AFWA Chapter Leader Roundtables
  • 4:00-5:00, Managing Commitments as a Leader with Lori Davis, CPA, Grant Thornton

Educational Sessions

  • 12:30-1:30, Long-Term Care Planning with Andrea Wilt, Premier Financial Partners
  • 1:40-2:40, Surviving a Sales & Use Tax Audit with Rick Sheahan, TaxesPlus, Inc.
  • 2:50-3:50, What’s it Worth? How to Guide Your Clients to Prepare for Today and Tomorrow with Jean O’Brien, ASA and Fran Zeman, FASA, J.A. OBrien Associates
  • 4:00-5:00, Expanded Vision, Rising Results with Joanne Cleaver, Accounting MOVE Project

5:15-5:45, First Time Attendee Orientation

5:45-7:00, Opening Reception

WOMEN WHO COUNT CONFERENCE DAY 1 (Up to 9 CPE)

7:00-8:00, Year of the Dog: Loyal or Vicious? The Economy in 2018 with Dr. Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

9:00-10:00, TBA Featuring Jacque Wiggins of Baker Tilly

10:10-12:00 BREAK OUT SESSIONS (2 CPE)

  • Ownership Transition and Business Valuation: A Window of Opportunity to Make a Difference to Your Client, with Vanessa Brown Claiborne, CPA/ABV, ASA, AEP®, CEPA, and Nene Glenn Gianfala, CPA/ABV, CEIV, ASA-BVA/IA, Chaffe & Associates, Inc. (INT, Specialized Knowledge)
  • Postcards are for Vacations (Not Tax Returns): Planning for New Complexities in the Tax Reform and Jobs Act with Jeremy Morris, CPA, Williams-Keepers, LLC (INT, Tax)
  • It’s Time to get Serious About Enterprise Risk Management! with Jeanne Yamamura, CPA, CGMA, MIM, Ph.D. (INT, Management Services)

12:00-1:50, AFWA Foundation Fundraising Lunch featuring Transformation Moves One Direction: from the inside out! with Kevin Prine, PhD, Outreach International (BAS, Personal Development)

2:20-3:20 BREAK OUT SESSIONS

  • Hackers Love You! Why our Behavior Makes Us Easy Targets for Hackers with Lanny Morrow, EnCE, CTFI, BKD, LLP (BAS, Information Technology)
  • Sales Tax: What You Need to Know, Today! with Monika Miles, CPA, Miles Consulting Group, Inc (INT, Tax)
  • The New Leasing Standard with Matt Winger and Andy Gigstad, EY Kansas City

3:30-4:30 BREAK OUT SESSIONS

  • Talk Like a Leader: How to Master Assertiveness and Constructive Confrontation with Dorothy Tannahill-Moran, Introvert Whisperer Coaching
  • Tax Court Cases You Have to Know About with Rachel Pappy, Polston Tax
  • First Rule of Marketing: Know How to Measure Your Investment with Matt Hertig, Alight Analytics

4:40-5:40 Change-Makers: Teaming Up to Promote Equality and Opportunity in the Workplace with Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation

5:40 — 80th Anniversary Denim & Pearls Gala (separate ticket purchase required)

WOMEN WHO COUNT CONFERENCE DAY 2 (Up to 8 CPE)

7:00-8:50, 0 to 60: What Every Trusted Advisor Should Know About the Fundamentals of Private Company Valuation with David C. Beach, CPA, CVA, Williams-Keepers, LLC (INT, Specialized Knowledge)

9:00-10:50, Navigating the Seasons of Your Career: Presentation & Panel Discussion with Trina LaRiche, Ogletree Deakins

11:00-12:00 BREAK OUT SESSIONS

  • Foundations of a Strong Internal Audit Department with Lynn Fountain, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA
  • The Elephant in the Room: Big Data Analytics (An Educational Perspective) with Phil Watlington, MBA, University Saint Mary
  • Data Compromises: It’s Not a Matter of If, but When with Leah Patrick, IRS Criminal Investigation

12:15-1:30, AFWA Women Who Count Awards Luncheon

1:45-2:45 BREAK OUT SESSIONS

  • Success by Intent: Designing Your Best Year with Denise Mills, The LeaderFuel Center
  • Top Reasons the IRS Will Audit You with Mike Engle, BKD, LLP
  • Fraud & Embezzlement: Lessons From the Trenches with Angela Morelock, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV, BKD, LLP

3:00-4:00 BREAK OUT SESSIONS

  • Special Needs Trusts 101: Everything You Need to Know to Help Disabled Individuals and Their Families with Attorney Mark Munson, CELA, Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC
  • RTOs, RPOs, MTDs, Oh My!!  (The Anatomy of a Disaster Declaration) with Chadwick Taylor, CBCP, DRII, AMBCI, CRP, YRC Freight
  • The Unexpected: Plot the Course for Change with Nancy Giere, Xero

4:10-5:15 Leading From All Directions: Young Professionals and Seasoned Professionals Working Together with Steven Harris, RubinBrown, LLP and Current Chair of NABA