Webinars 2017

June 14 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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Tools and Strategies for Fighting Fraud

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Nov. 16 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: AUD

Whether you are new to fraud prevention and mitigation or a seasoned professional in the field, resources made available through AGA and other sources can help you strategize and manage fraud risks with your team. Hear from experts with years of experience at fighting fraud within government and the private sector. 

Learning Objective: Learn how free, online tools made available can provide concrete assistance to government officials working to fight fraud at any level of government.

Speakers:

  • George Anastos, Principal Analyst, Statewide Quality Assurance, Comptroller's Office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Linda S. Miller, Dir., Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton
  • Gregory F. Vokoun, MBA, CPA, Professional Practice Administrator, General Accounting Office, State of Arizona
Moderator: Peter Scavotto, Statewide Chief Risk Officer, Massachusetts Office of the Comptroller


Ethics in the Workplace

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Dec. 7 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: BETH

This webinar will cover the components and principles of Ethics in the workplace to include responsibilities of ethical behavior as well as the challenges, risks and rewards of being ethical. This is an interactive ethics webinar design to discuss the differences between professional and personal ethics as well as how to handle ethical situations. Please bring your questions, issues and concerns to be a part of the discussion.

Learning Objective: Ethics in the Workplace will prepare you to respond appropriately, when to seek guidance and how and when to report concerns when you are faced with questionable issues. 

Speaker:

  • Leon Young, Consultant and Educator, Leon Young Seminars
 

Getting Your Dollars to Work Harder: Blended and Braided Funding

Jan. 18 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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GASB

Feb. 8 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

GASB issued an Invitation to Comment, “Financial Reporting Model Improvements  — Government Funds” in December 2016. Join expert speakers to explore the nature and scope of changes that are proposed.

What we'll cover:

  • The near-term, short-term and long-term recognition approaches (measurement focus and basis of accounting)
  • Format of the governmental funds statement of resource flows
  • Specific terminology
  • Reconciliation to the government-wide financial statements
  • For certain recognition approaches, a statement of cash flows.
 

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Feb. 8 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

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Fraud Indicators and Risk Assessments
Feb. 22 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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Fraud jeopardizes agency missions by diverting scarce resources from their intended purpose. A single case of fraud can undermine its mission, disrupt services, and force management to expend valuable time and resources to resolve and recover property lost to fraud. Reputational risks of fraud can greatly damage the perception of an agency, impact employee morale and create public distrust. To the extent federal managers can effectively mitigate and prevent fraud from occurring, it can save time and resources and present an agency image of good governance and deserving of public trust. 

This webinar will present a brief overview of fraud indicators and actual case examples while also discussing the current guidelines and requirements for performing fraud risk assessments and reporting potential findings of fraud.

Speakers

  • Kenneth Frederick, Senior Investigator, Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction
  • J.T. Littlejohn, Assistant Auditor General for Navy Internal Control and Fraud Audits
  • Art Scott, Assistant Auditor General for Navy Research, Development & Acquisition Audits
  • Moderator: Richard Leach CIA, CFE, Director and Senior Advisor, CohnReznick LLP

Learning Objective

This webinar will present actual fraud detection indicators, fraud cases and resolution, and the responsibilities for auditors to plan and perform risk assessments as enunciated in:

  •  Management's Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control (OMB Circular No. A-123)
  • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAO Yellow Book)
  • Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (GAO Green Book)

Uniform Guidance

Uniform Guidance: Doing Things Differently

March 8 | 2–3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

Three years after its issuance, how is the Uniform Guidance living up to its stated promise of promoting a 21st Century government that is more efficient, effective and transparent? This session will look at progress in implementing a government-wide framework for grants management. Experts will examine grants management changes that have been made to implement the Uniform Guidance and discuss progress in achieving key objectives, ranging from strengthening oversight to streamlining federal requirements. Speakers will also examine how AGA tools, which are available online to anyone at no cost, can help implement key provisions of the Uniform Guidance.

Learning Objective: Learn how implementation of the Uniform Guidance is proceeding, gain insight into changes in order to grant administration and acquire knowledge relative to successes in streamlining and strengthening grant oversight.  

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey Johnson, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Merril Oliver, Director, Maryland Governor’s Grants Office
  • James Taylor, Managing Director, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLP March 8 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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CFO/CIO Collaboration

March 29 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

This webinar is designed to bring together the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) communities to explore the importance of this relationship to accomplish mission objectives. Speakers will discuss the intersection of policy and management issues facing CIOs and CFOs and how they are collaborating to improve efficiency and transparency, reduce risk and strengthen their work force during today’s austere budgetary environment. Our speakers will share ideas and approaches that have worked surrounding budget challenges, reporting and data protection. March 29 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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Pardon me, but are my ethics showing?

April 12 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: BETH

This webinar is designed to bring together the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) communities to explore the importance of this relationship to accomplish mission objectives. Speakers will discuss the intersection of policy and management issues facing CIOs and CFOs and how they are collaborating to improve efficiency and transparency, reduce risk and strengthen their work force during today’s austere budgetary environment. Our speakers will share ideas and approaches that have worked surrounding budget challenges, reporting and data protection.
  

  • Conflict between morals and ethics and how to resolve them
  • What does integrity mean? In 2005, it was word looked up the most, according to Merriam-Webster
  • Core values are our fundamental beliefs
  • The Nolan Committee’s The Seven Principles of Public Life
Speaker:
  • Bobby Derrick, CGFM, Past National President, Field Representative & Chapter Consultant, AGA
  • Moderator: Kia Lor, PMP, CMP, Meetings and Registration Manager
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn what we mean by values, morals and ethics. The terms are often used interchangeably, and we will clear up any confusion as to what they mean. 

April 12 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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April 26 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG

Learn how governments at all levels are taking steps to leverage funds — which is especially important when government finances are constrained, and the possibility of block grants and tax code changes increase financial uncertainty. Get implementation advice from those who have been in the forefront of blending and braiding funds; and hear about their efforts to serve populations more efficiently, while striving to improving program outcomes and reducing costs. Learn, too, about AGA’s complimentary blended and braided guide, and tools developed by the state of Colorado to help with implementation. 
 

Objective: Gain knowledge of lessons learned in maximizing existing funds by blending and braiding funds.

Speakers:

  • Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President/CEO, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Florida
  • José Esquibel, Director, Office of Community Engagement, Colorado Department of Law, Office of the Attorney General
  • Mike Oskinski, Director, Performance Partnership Staff, Office of the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
April 26 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs | FOS: ACCG



(Session Cancelled, due to conflict with the Denver AGA Local PDT - Makeup session to be scheduled next chapter year)

May 17 | 12–1:50 p.m. MT | 2 CPEs

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