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January 2021
President's Message
Welcome to our new year! And the mid-way point in our IMA program year! A big thank you to those who attended our CPE events in 2020 and encouragement to everyone as you consider our 2021 CPE Events. We also hope to have non-CPE and networking events, virtually, as 2021 continues.

A new year brings the opportunity to use the token for 2 CPEs of Ethics from IMA. Watch for this no cost benefit as 2021 continues. Our local chapter CPE events are focusing on messaging and other forms of communication, so important for all business, finance and accounting professionals!

Please say great things about IMA! Encourage others to join our chapter. Member benefits are described at the web site https://www.imanet.org/membership/benefits?ssopc=1 Explain to students how IMA membership enhances their resume and builds a great networking platform: https://www.imanet.org/students/student-membership?ssopc=1

We sincerely miss our in person events and look forward to better days ahead as 2021 continues. Virtual events, however, are now the best way to reach our members and meet our common goals!

In other news, check out the latest edition of our Strategic Finance IMA Magazine: https://sfmagazine.com/ Notably consider the reporting of sustainability and other concepts toward the triple bottom line with articles such as Financial and Sustainable Reporting Converge The language of accounting is expanding! Be part of the conversation with our IMA community!

Thank you for your support of our IMA local chapter and participation in activities!

Kathleen Sobieralski

IMA Nation's Capital Chapter
Welcome New Members!
Welcome message
Members Joining in December 2020
Rishi Bhasin
Joy Fortune
Tricialyn Guarascio
John Henry
Kevin Nzuwah
Kate Reese
Congratulations New CMAs!
New CMAs in December 2020

David W. Carr, CMA
Clement Vacelet, CMA
Muhammad Umer Waziri, CMA

Free Chapter Webinars

Ethical Communications Part 4:

Facts and Not Fiction

Speaker: Keegan Maguigan, Senior Auditor, Government Accountability Office
January 27, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In Part 1 of our series, Tom Dean's lead off message was that "truth can't be relative" and in Part 2, Leigha Kiger took us on a grand tour of using Plain English writing techniques when communicating with your audience. Building on both themes in Part 3, Lauren Laurie focused on taking your ego out of communications and avoiding hyperbole. Now in Part 4, Keegan Maguigan takes us deeper into how we should communicate the facts no matter how cold or hard they may be in order to reveal the truth. Upon completing this session, you will:

  • Realize the importance of evidence driven communication
  • Improve your critical thinking to overcome inherent biases
  • Identify and assess processes that generate information to assess degree of reliability
  • Encourage action without exaggerating a crisis
  • Succeed at communication.

Other Chapter Webinars and Events
Our February 10, 2021 webinar will be Federal Accounting for Climate Related Events. Use this link to learn about this and other Chapter webinars and events.
Free Educational Resources for Members
Workplace Motivation
What motivates you? Everyone is unique, and the things that motivate people at work, or become obstacles to their motivation, will vary from person to person. Our new e-learning course helps leaders understand various ways to motivate themselves and others by discussing a number of different approaches to motivation. This exciting course also addresses the impact of the gig economy on motivating a workforce, how to manage for motivation, and best practices from a leading company known for being a best place to work. Participants will come away with a wealth of knowledge and tools to increase their own motivation and that of others. Product is available for one (1) year after purchase date.

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Cybersecurity Compliance with Global Regulations
Doing business internationally introduces new global cybersecurity challenges for companies every day. Management accountants must familiarize themselves with evolving global compliance requirements and the potential harsh penalties that accompany non-compliance.

IMA’s new video-based e-learning course explores essential knowledge regarding prominent international cybersecurity regulations in the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Canada, Mexico, UAE, and Saudi Arabia, and provides additional insight into cross-border transfer mechanisms in place for EU-US, Swiss-US, and APEC. Competency Domains supported include:

  • Technology & Analytics
  • Reporting & Control

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COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Essential to Organizational Success
Overview of the COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework and pre-recorded webinar (Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA president and CEO, and Steve McNally, CMA, CPA, chair-elect of the IMA Global Board of Directors) on how it aligns to strategy, performance, and organizational success.

This e-learning course offers 2 NASBA CPE credits. Competency domains supported: Strategy, Planning & Performance; and Reporting & Control.

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Time Management

Identify time wasters and develop strategies for reducing them so you can work smarter rather than harder and accomplish what you want.

Earn 1 NASBA CPE credit.

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Storytelling Skills for Management Accountants
Access this course for free and earn 1 NASBA CPE credit. Based on an IMA Leadership Academy webinar, this new e-learning course explores how storytelling benefits management accountants with strategies for bridging the gap between data and insights and action.

Participants will learn how they can use stories to maximize their potential as business partners and how to apply storytelling skills to overall management competency, including strategy management, leadership, and operations. Product is available for one (1) year after purchase date.

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Additional Learning Resources
IMA Education Center
Visit the IMA Education Center to explore the full selection of learning resources, including other popular subscription packages. Login to see free/reduced pricing.
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