2013 Professional Development Conference


Save the date!  Central Ohio AGA's 30th Annual Regional Professional Development Conference (PDC) will take place on October 14 and 15, 2014 at the Quest Conference Center, in the Polaris District at the north end of Columbus.  This page will be updated as more information becomes available.


Below is a summary of our course offerings and presenters we had for the 2013 PDC.  We will post course offerings for the 2014 PDC as soon as they become available.


Day 1, Wednesday, October 9, 2013
W1 AGA-“THE” Thought Leader in Government Financial Management Mary Peterman, President, National AGA
W2 Update of Auditing Standards Mike Glynn, AICPA
W3 GASB 60 & 61 - Service Concessions & Reporting Entity Reexamination Ken Schermann, GASB
W4 Creating Excellence for Yourself and Your Organization Martha Bryan
W5 Update on Standards for Compilations and Reviews Mike Glynn, AICPA
W6 GASB Update Ken Schermann, GASB
W7 Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Linkage to IT Audit* Joe Wasil, OBWC
W8 Sit down lunch - Shop Smart: Know Your Rights Sandy Lynskey, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
W9 Basic Investment Concepts and Terminology* Jeff Acheson, Schneider Downs
W10 Overview of the 2013 COSO Framework Matt Kramer, and Julie Cizi, KPMG
W11 Emotional Intelligence In Today’s Workplace Martha Bryan
W12 Is the Economy Ready to Breakout or Breakdown?* Ken Mayland, ClearView Economics, LLC
Day 2, Thursday, October 10, 2013
T1 Topics and Trends Facing the Accounting Profession (no slides are available for download) Scott Wiley, Ohio Society of CPA's
T2 The Pension Triangle: Working Together to Implement the New GASB Pension Standards Jeff Markert, KPMG
T3 NIST 800-30 Risk Assessments (IT) Rick Shipley, Ohio DAS
T4 Demystifying Credit Scores Cathy Beaber, Credit Union of Ohio
T5 Emerging Issues in Government Accounting and Auditing - focus on OMB grant reform Kinney Poynter, NASACT
T6 Sit down lunch – Memory Magic (no slides are available for download) Paul Mellor, Success Links
T7 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Tax Exempt Organizations, but were Afraid to Ask Annette Hoelzer, SS&G Financial Services
T8 Ethics - Professional Standards and Responsibilities: Motivations and Leadership Principles* (no slides are available for download) Paul E. Fiorelli, Xavier University
T9 Employee Freedom of Speech & Employment Law for the Public Sector Manager Scott Warrick


Central Ohio AGA's annual regional Professional Development Conference (PDC) offers outstanding keynote speakers, a wide range of break-out sessions and high quality training classes for you and your organization.  


Reasons to attend this 2-day Program:

  • Obtain up to 16 hours of professional development training CPE hours

  • Obtain CPIM credits (*Courses indicated on the following schedule.  CPIM credit has been requested and is contingent upon approval from the Ohio Treasurer of State)

  • Required “Ethics” training available

  • Learn from nationally recognized industry leaders and network with colleagues

  • Stay up-to-date on industry changes and issues that affect your career

  • Reduced registration rate for retired AGA members.


Who Should Attend?


If you are involved in government financial management and accountability, then the PDC is for you!  This conference brings together leaders from all levels of government, the private sector and academia, including:

  • Accountants/Auditors

  • Fraud Examiners

  • Comptrollers

  • Treasurers          

  • Chief Financial Officers

  • Information Technology Professionals

  • Budget Professionals

  • Financial Managers/Program Directors

  • CPAs required to obtain “Ethics CPE”