2016 Professional Development Training


The 2016 Professional Development Training will be held on October 19th and 20th at the Quest Conference Center. 


Central Ohio AGA's annual regional Professional Development Training (PDT) offers outstanding keynote speakers, a wide range of break-out sessions and high quality training classes for you and your organization.  The PDT is an effort of the Central Ohio Chapter of AGA. Our chapter serves state, local and special district governments, as well as their private sector partners, in the Central Ohio area.

Please see the attached PDT brochure.


Reasons to attend this 2-day conference:

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

  • Obtain up to 15 hours of Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) CPE hours  

  • Required Ohio Accountancy Board 3-hour “Ethics” training available

  • Learn from nationally recognized industry leaders from the GASB, NASACT, U.S. OMB, and many more 

  • Obtain up to 10.25 CPIM Credits (Courses indicated on the schedule for which CPIM credit has been approved by the Ohio Treasurer of State)

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

  • Network with colleagues

  • Reduced registration rate for retired AGA members


Who should attend this event:



Fraud Examiners



Chief Financial Officers

Information Technology Professionals

Budget Professionals

Financial Managers/Program Directors

CPAs required to obtain Ohio Accountancy Board “Ethics CPE”



Wednesday, October 19, 2016


7:00 a.m.                 Registration Desk Open


7:00-7:45 a.m.        Continental Breakfast


7:45-8:00 a.m.        Opening Remarks - Kelly Berger-Davis, President,

                                 Central Ohio AGA


8:00-8:50 a.m.        What keeps CFO's Up at Night (Ann Ebberts,

                                 AGA National CEO) CPIM


8:50-10:05 a.m.       Emerging Issues in Government Accounting & Auditing

                                  (Kinney Poynter, NASACT) CPIM 


10:05-10:20 a.m.     Transition/Break


10:20-11:35 a.m.     GASB Update (Wes Galloway, GASB) CPIM - Capitol Room


                                 Good Governance+Good Project Management=Project Success

                                   (Ed Carr, Ohio PUCO) - Scarlet-Gray Room


                                  Improving Government in Ohio with Lean Six Sigma 

                                  (Raquel Graham, Ohio DAS) - Buckeye Room 


11:35-1:00 p.m.        Lunch - Chapter Business Meeting


12:10-1:00 p.m.        Lunch Speaker-Run Hide, Fight! (Officer Zachariah Hastings,

                                   City of Dayton Police Department and Ranger Adam J. Gaby,

                                   Five Rivers Metro Parks Police Department)


1:00-1:15 p.m.          Transition/Break


1:15-2:30 p.m.          Auditor of State Special Audit of Perrysburg Exempted

                                   Village School District (Jerry Riffe, AOS) CPIM


2:30-2:45 p.m.          Transition/Break


2:45-4:00 p.m.         GASB OPEB Standard and Leases Proposal-A Deeper Dive

                                  (Wes Galloway, GASB) CPIM - Scarlet-Gray Room


                                 An Introduction of Macros in Excel (Chris Wood)-Capitol Room


                                 DISC Overview (Dawn Hays, Employers Resource

                                 Association) - Buckeye Room


4:30-7:00 p.m.          PDT Happy Hour at the Pub at Polaris



Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:00 a.m.                 Registration Desk Open


7:00-8:00 a.m.        Continental Breakfast


8:00-9:15 a.m.       The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA ACT):

                                What is it? And how does it affect state & local governments?

                                (Nicole Martinez Moore, Office of Management and Budget) CPIM


9:15-9:30 a.m.        Transition/Break


9:30-10:20 a.m.      Creative Financing Packages to Accomplish Economic

                                 Development Objectives (Chris Schmenk, Bricker & Eckler) CPIM

                                 Capitol Room


                                 Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That? (Susan Willeke, Ohio Ethics

                                 Commission) - Scarlet-Gray Room 


                                 Leadership Qualities (Leon Young) - Buckeye Room


10:20-10:35 a.m.     Transition/Break


10:35-11:50 a.m.      Your Home, Your Value: A simplified approach to understanding

                                    your county's home valuation process (Mark Potts, Franklin Co.

                                    Auditors Office) - Capitol Room


                                   Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Big Data:

                                   The Evolution of Decision Support (Chris Debo, Schneider

                                   Downs) CPIM - Buckeye Room


                                  Interpersonal Skills & Techniques for Today's Workplace

                                  (Leon Young) - Scarlet-Gray Room


11:50-1:00 p.m.        Lunch


12:20-1:10 p.m.        Lunch Speaker-The "It" Factor: Gaining the Competitive

                                   Edge by Boosting Your Executive Presence (Ann Gallagher,

                                   Gallagher Consulting Group)


1:10-1:25 p.m.          Transition/Break


1:25-4:10 p.m.           Ethics - Professional Standards and Responsibilities:

(Includes 15 minute       Identifying and Dealing with Moral Dilemmas (Paul Fiorelli,

break)                           Xavier University) - Capitol Room


                                    A Better World - Understanding How Personal Operating

                                     Systems Affect Culture, Diversity and Inclusion (Jim White,

                                     Performance Consulting Services) - Scarlet-Gray Room


                                    DISC Coaching (Dawn Hays, Employer Resource Association)

                                    Buckeye Room