2013 Denver Chapter Sponsored -- Scheduled (Local Area) Audio Conferences

Just a quick reminder for all interested parties to RSVP for AGA Denver Hosted 2013 Audio Conferences they are interested in attending.

 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by close of business (whatever that is for you) the Tuesday before a session with "Audio Conference RSVP" in the subject line to DenverAGA@gmail.com


I plan on sending the RSVP listing to our site location host first thing on Wed. mornings of the audio conferences. 
  
These will be "brown bag" lunch sessions, feel free to bring your favorite lunch - there is no charge for attendance.

The location the audio conference will be hosted at is Building 50 on the Federal Center --11:30AM to 2PM -- the audio conference program starts promptly at 12N local time,

please consider the extra half of an hour at the start as a great opportunity for networking time, to catch up with your fellow CPE seekers.

 

Please be sure to read the information below to determine protocol for attending the audio conference -- depening on (Federal) Employment status: 
  
Attendees who are NOT Federal employees, (ie, do not have HSPD12 credentials) will need to sign in and be escorted to the room.  It is imperative that those who are NOT Federal employees report to the main door (S-1) located in the middle of building 50 on the South side at least 10 minutes prior to program start (11:50AM) so that we can sign everyone in "en masse" and escort them down.  A RSVP would be great so we know how many (and who) to expect.

For Feds, they just need to go to the main door (S-1) located in the middle of building 50 on the South side.  The can park in BLM's big parking lot located on the South side.  It is on Main Street between 5th and 6th.  Show their HSPD12 badge to the guard and walk straight forward about 50 feet and make a right down the hall.  Go about 100 yards down the hall (until it ends), make a left, then an almost immediate right.  Go another 20 feet and you’ll see the sign for the East Conference room (which is on the left).

We look forward to seeing you all there.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Warm regards, 
David

 

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NEXT FREE CPE Event -- AGA Nationally Sponsored Audio Conference Series
 
 
Please RSVP for the June 05 Audio Conference session here
  • June 5, 2013 – 
  • Webinar: The Key Role of Performance Measurement in Leading your Community, Agency or Organization
    Performance measurement is most frequently seen through the lens of transparency and accountability—and rightly so. However, performance measurement also has the potential to make a positive impact on organizational culture.  It can shape policymaking as well as guide day-to-day management. In this webinar, you will learn why the “gotcha” school of performance measurement can undermine efforts to improve operations and organizational outcomes.

    You will also learn how to encourage management teams and supervisors to embrace the “continuous learning” school of performance measurement.  A key checklist for performance management will be presented.

    Synthesizing key findings from the management literature and presenting this information so it has a real-world focus, this webinar will help guide you in using performance measurement to lead your work group, agency or organization to achieve better results.

    This is a live webinar event, so in addition to the speakers’ presentations, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

    Presenter: Michael Lawson currently is an affiliate faculty member at the State and Local Government Leadership Center at George Mason University, and is an independent consultant

    Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Time: 12 – 1:50 p.m. Mountain Time

    Learning Objectives:  To understand how using performance measures can lead your agency to achieve better service results.
    CPE: Two credit hours
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  •  Please RSVP for the June 05 Audio Conference session here


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    Scheduled FREE CPE Events -- AGA Nationally Sponsored Audio Conference Series
     No More Scheduled Sessions  -- Estimate for next session is August or September 2013
     
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    Past 2013 FREE CPE Events -- AGA Nationally Sponsored Audio Conference Series
     
    Pension Accounting and Other Changes from GASB
    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials091212
    Michelle Czerkawski, Project Manager, GASB
    September 12, 2012

    Strengthening Performance Management Systems: Management & Audit Perspectives
    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials100312
    Paul Epstein, Principal, Results That Matter Team, Stuart Grifel, Managing Partner, Intellect Government Systems, LLC,
    Michael Jacobson, Acting Deputy Director, King County, Ron Perry, Deputy Auditor, King County.
    October 3, 2012

    Applying Data Analytics to Uncover Fraud
    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials110712
    Stanley Goodman, State Program Examiner and Wendy Matson, Examiner in Charge, State Government Accountability, Office of the New York State Comptroller.
    November 7, 2012

    Just Ethics!
    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials121212
    Leon Young, author of the “Ask Leon” column on ethics in AGA’s Journal of Government Financial Management
    December 12, 2012

    Budgeting 2.0 – What’s Best for Your Entity! (Webinar), 

    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials012313

    Mark Abrahams is an expert in this field and will share his experiences in working with these

    types of budgets and the changes in program delivery that has resulted.  Best practices from actual

    government entities will be shared and recommendations on how to get started will be explained.

    Malisa Files, Deputy Finance Director, City of Redmond; Ed Bean, Finance Director, Somerville MA;

    and, Walter Rossmann, Assistant Budget Director, San Jose, CA will also join this session. 

    Jan 23, 2013


    The Role of Internal Controls in Reducing Improper Payments
    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials020613
    Beryl H. Davis, CGFM, CPA, CIA, CGAP, CGMA, CCSA, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, US Government Accountability Office and Kevin R. Jones, PMP, Executive Director, Do Not Pay Business Center.
    February 6, 2013

    At a time when budgets are severely constrained, government agencies are taking a new look at how they manage contracts in order to find cost savings and reduce waste.
    Better financial management of contracts is one way agencies are accomplishing this goal. In this audio conference, two issues in government contracting will be explored.
    March 13, 2013 

    May 8, 2013 – Fraud Prevention
    Register for the audio conference online Here
     
    Fraud prevention practices must continually evolve to confront the ever-changing attempts to steal public funds. Government agencies can learn from past instances of fraud as they strive to make processes and systems more secure. This audio conference will present lessons learned from a state program and a federal agency.

    In the first segment, the presentation will demonstrate vulnerabilities in a government payment card system when misused by dishonest employees, including information from an actual fraud case for illustration. The presentation will also cover what steps were taken to ensure the integrity of the p-card system, why criminal prosecution differed between two individuals who perpetrated the fraud scheme, and which state laws assist in strengthening the system. The speaker is Melinda S. Crutchfield, CFE, Department of Audit Training Officer, State of Tennessee Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury.

    The second segment will be presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hurricane Katrina was not only one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, it was also the costliest. After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA was criticized for widespread fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars due to lacking internal controls and fraud prevention mechanisms. These valid concerns were noted by Congress in the passing of the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). This legislation required FEMA to implement specific changes to address internal controls and issues involving fraud, waste and abuse.

    Since Hurricane Katrina, FEMA established its own Fraud Prevention and Investigation Branch (Fraud Branch) that has implemented an array of changes and established protocols and partnerships to ensure compliance with the PKEMRA and to safeguard taxpayer dollars.  Beginning with its mission statement and fostering an agency culture of good financial stewardship, the Fraud Branch has focused on compliance with federal laws, regulations and policies. Although it has had much success, the Fraud Branch continues to encounter familiar and evolving fraud schemes. The speaker is Rudy A. Vinas, Branch Chief, Fraud Prevention and Investigation Branch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    This is a live event, so in addition to the speakers’ presentations, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

    http://www.agacgfm.org/audioconferences/materials050813
     
     
     
     
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