Fall Symposium

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

Spring Conference

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

Past Conferences

See the agendas from past conferences

CPE Certificates

Links to CPE certificates and evaluations

Fall Symposium 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah
Driving Directions


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

Early registration           

         AGA Member $100    Non-member  $120

              Online by Friday October 26,  by mail, postmarked by Friday October 26

Regular registration     

        AGA Member $120    Non-member  $140

              Online by Thursday, November 8,  by mail, postmarked by Monday, November 5

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Sessions, Speakers

8:00-8:10 - Welcome

8:10-9:00    Practical Enterprise Security

       John Pohlman - Director of Information Security at Tanner LLC                                            Handout 

9:00-9:50    Update on the New Prison 

        Utah Department of Corrections Transition Team                                                                          Handout 


10:10-11:00  To be Announced

      Speaker to be announced 


11:00-11:50  Ethics

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



12:45-1:35  Be the First One on the Dance Floor - How to Create a Movement

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

1:45-2:25    The Role of the Deputy Court Administrator

      Jacey Skinner - Deputy Court Administrator, Utah Administrative Offices of the Courts                                                                                                                                                                                                Handout 


 2:45-3:35   To be Announced

      Speaker to be Announced                                                                                                                                Handout


3:35-4:25    Relationship Factors - Foundations to Good Relationships

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

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Spring Conference

May 23 and 24, 2018

uudandout 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 

May 23 - Agenda



Sessions, Speakers

8:10-9:00    State and Local Finances - Budgets, Policies and Programs

        Ron Bigelow -  Mayor, West Valley City

9:00-9:50    Selling Utah - Amazon HQ2 (lessons learned)

       Matt Hilburn - Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah)


10:05-11:45   Fraud and Consequences

       Jerome Mayne - Former Federal Inmate



12:45-1:35  Our Experience Automating the State of Utah CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)

      Sean Williford - Manager of Financial Reporting, State of Utah, Division of Finance


12:45-1:35    Insurance Fraud in Utah 

      Armand Glick - Utah Insurance Department, Fraud Division Director



1:45-3:25    Excel Modeling and Data Analytics
    Val Steed - K2 Enterprises  


3:40-4:30    Project Management

    Clark A. Campbell - CEO, OPPM International

May 24 - Agenda


 8:10-9:00    Current IT Threat Landscape

     Phil Bates - Chief Information Security Officer, Utah Department of Technology Services


9:00-9:50    Public Private Partnerships 

     Jeff Edwards - Executive Director, Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI)


10:05-10:55    Data and Decision Making

     Scott Schaefer - Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance, University of Utah

10:55-11:45    HR Challenges and Employee Motivation
     Jeff C. Herring - Chief Human Resource Officer, University of Utah


12:45-1:35    Economic Update
     Andrea Wilko - Chief Economist, Utah Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst

12:45-1:35Tax Update

    John L. Valentine - Utah State Tax Commissioner


1:45-2:35    Your New SLC Airport

     Pete Higgins - Director of Airport Operations


2:50-3:40    Controlling the Numbers, Rather than Letting them Control You
     Kerri Nakamura  - Deputy Director, Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

3:40-4:30    Homeless Issues and Rio Grande

    Noelle Sudbury - Salt Lake County 

    Loggins Merrill - DWS 

    Lawrence Hopper - Utah Highway Patrol

Past Conferences

Fall Symposiums




Spring Conferences