Association of Government Accountants Northern Utah Chapter

Association of Governmental Accountants

Conferences

Fall Symposium

The NUAGA offers a one-day symposium each year in November. This provides up to 8 hours of CPE 

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Spring Conference

 The NUAGA offers a two-day conference each Spring in April or May. This provides up to 16 hours of CPE 

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Past Conferences

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CPE Certificates

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Fall Symposium 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

 Location:
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah
Driving Directions

Time:

7:30 am Registrationation and Breakfast
8:00 am Symposium Begins


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Sessions, Speakers


8:00-8:10 - Welcome

      Jim Grover - President, AGA Northern Utah Chapter


8:10-9:00  Be the First One on the Dance Floor - How to Create a Movement

       Rob Ferre - Speaker, DJ & Host at Live of the Party Entertainment 

                Bio        Handout 


9:00-9:50    Practical Enterprise Security

       John Pohlman - Director of Information Security at Tanner LLC 

                Bio        Handout 

                                                                               Break 


10:10-11:00  Building Trust

      Jim Davis - Director of Executive Education in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University 

               Bio        Handout 

                                                       

11:00-11:50  Ethics

      Brian Tarbet - Chief Civil Deputy, Office of the Utah Attorney General 

               Bio     

                                                                              Lunch


12:45-1:35    How to do your job when it is most difficult 

        Jacey Skinner - Former General Counsel for Governor Gary Herbert

               Bio        Handout 


1:35-2:25    Update on the New Prison 

        Utah Department of Corrections Transition Team 

        Capt. Johnny Reed

        Lt. Bisera Habibija

        Lt. Michael Millward

               Bio        Handout 


2:25-3:15    Relationship Factors - Foundations to Good Relationships

    Dr. Steven Merrill - CEO/Owner of Veritas Leadership Research & Consulting, Inc.

               Bio        Handout 

                                                                          Break


3:35-4:25   A Day of Champions

      Jeremy C. Holm - Former Head Coach U.S. Adaptive Bobsled Team, Author, Motivational Speaker

               Bio        Handout 


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Spring Conference

May 8 and 9, 2019

Location: 

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

1355 West 3100 South

West Valley City, Utah


Time: 7:30 am Registration and Breakfast 8:00 am Symposium Begins 


Printable Agenda - (see details below)

 

Register Online (credit card) Click here.

or 

RSVP Michelle Bartlett at mbartlett@utah.gov or (801) 545-5672 Click here.

                                                                                                                                                                              


To see pictures of the event  click here.


May 8

8:00AM - 8:10AM - Jim Grover, AGA Northern Utah Chapter President

Welcome


8:10AM - 9:00AM - Ernest A. Almonte, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGFM, AGA National President-Elect, Association of Government Accountants 

Enterprise Risk Management

     Bio     Handout


9:00AM - 9:50AM - Mayor Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County 

First 100 Days in Office

     Bio


Break - 15 minutes


10:05AM - 10:55AM - Paul Garver, Executive Director, Utah Department of Human Resource Management 

 An Outsider's Perspective on Leadership and Trends in Utah State Government 

     Bio     Handout


10:55AM - 11:45 AM - Kristen Jensen and Bryan Wise, Senior Systems Strategist and Master Solution Engineer at Salesforce

Salesforce - Transforming Government through a Citizen Centric Approach

     Bio


Lunch


Breakout:

12:45PM - 1:35PM - Janica Gines, Assistant State Comptroller, Department of Administrative Services, Division of Finance 

Challenges Facing Today's Comptrollers 

     Bio


12:45PM - 1:35PM - Andrea Wilko, Chief Economist at the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst

Revenue & Economic Update May 2019

     Bio     Handout


Networking - 10 minutes


1:45PM - 2:35PM - Christopher M. Conabee, Interim Director of Utah Inland Port Authority

Inland Port - Importance and Impact to Utah's Future

     Bio


Break - 15 minutes


2:50PM - 3:40PM - Douglas F. Prawitt, PhD, CPA, Brigham Young University 

The New Science of Judgment & Decision Making

     Bio     Handout


3:40PM - 4:30PM - Ryan Starks, Executive Director of Wasatch County Economic Development

Economic Development Along the Wasatch Back

     Bio


May 9

8:00AM - 8:10AM - Jim Grover, AGA Northern Utah Chapter President

Welcome


8:10AM - 9:00AM - Lynne Ward, Executive Director of my529 and Katie Turner, Program Manager of my529

Saving for Higher Education with Tax Advantages 

     Bio - Lynne     Bio - Katie     Handout


9:00AM - 9:50AM - Morgan Lyon Cotti, PhD, Associate Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah

Utah’s Political Climate and Political Engagement 

     Bio


Break - 15 minutes


10:05AM - 11:45AM - Tiffany R. Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE, CEO/Founder, Acuity Forensics

Exploring the Hidden Impacts of Fraud and the Ethics of Fraud Investigation

     Bio     Handout


Lunch


Breakout:

12:45PM - 1:35PM - Susan A. Speirs, CPA, CGMA, CEO, UACPA

Utah Rules & Laws Training

     Bio


12:45PM - 1:35PM - Joseph Curtin, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner, Institutional Research & Analysis, Utah System of Higher Education

Using Data to Measure Higher Education Impact

     Bio


Networking - 10 minutes


1:45PM - 2:35PM - Wyatt Weber, Department of Public Safety SERT Team

Surviving an Active Shooter

     Bio


Break - 15 minutes


2:50PM - 3:40PM - Greg Summerhays, President & CEO, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce

The 21st Century Chamber of Commerce

     Bio


3:40PM - 4:30PM - Windy Aphayrath, Assistant Director at Utah Division of Purchasing and General Services, Department of Administrative Services

Telework: Productivity over Presence

     Bio


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Past Conferences

Fall Symposiums

Spring Conferences