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Fred Kaplan

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Director at Mazars USA LLP

Topic:

Taking Referral Relationships to the Next Level

Objectives:

Participants will learn an advanced methodology for filtering acquaintances and new connections, identifying potentially high-value referral partners and managing those relationships for continuing mutual value. Role play activity and 12-step method will provide solid take-aways.

Benefit to audience:

When a business owner seeks a new professional, he/she will often look to friends and business colleagues for referrals. Building a pipeline of such referral sources is an important pathway to obtaining new business. Learn a new, practical 12-step methodology to create and manage a group of close contacts to provide a continuous stream of new business referrals.

J. Philip Kirchner

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Esquire at Flaster/Greenberg P.C.

Topic:

What Businesses Can Do To Avoid Litigation

Objectives:

Have an understanding of the steps they can take to avoid having their businesses involved in costly and time-consuming litigation.

Benefit to audience:

Participants will learn very simple things that they can do to avoid business disputes that lead to litigation.

Russ Kliman

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Head of Innovation, SEI Wealth Platform at SEI

Topic:

Topic 1: Innovation, Topic 2: Digital Transformation

Objectives:

Innovation: Understand how to measure innovation effectiveness, where innovation can occur, domains of innovation, driving principles, how to ignite a culture of innovation, and the enabling process and underlying details of innovation.

Digital Transformation: Understanding the drivers, impacts to the customer, impacts of social media, impacts of mobile, and how to start transforming your business with catalysts, inhibitors, and enablers,

Benefit to audience:

Innovation: Benefits are learning how to transform the culture, create a process, and sustain innovation within your enterprise.

Digital Transformation: Benefits are learning the underlying drivers of the transformation and the impacts and expectations to your customers, and how to start transforming your enterprise to make digital at the core of the business.

Kristina Kohl

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Executive Director Sustainable Strategy at HR Computes

Topic:

Female Empowerment Drives Organizational Success

Objectives:

Discuss Sustainable Development Goal-Gender Equality
Highlight Challenges
Discuss Best Practices
Outline Economic Impact
Facilitate Discussion of Solutions

Benefit to audience:

Identify SDGs
Discuss Gender Equality
Analyze Current Organization's Practices and Unconscious Biases
Identify Strategies that Work
Develop Solutions Beyond Check the Box D&I Training

Sudhir Kondisetty

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Principal at RSM US LLP

Topic:

Cybersecurity / Data protection or Middle Market Economic Trends

Objectives:

If cybersecurity, participants will have a better idea of how security breaches occur and be able to better protect middle market organizations against these breaches. For the economic trends, we will review RSM’s middle market index and the outlook for the middle market economy over the next year.

Benefit to audience:

Knowledge and networking.