Kapitol Dome
September 2020
President's Message
Welcome to Fall 2020!  School is in session! Please encourage current students, including graduate students, to consider attending our November 13, 2020 IMA Student Leadership Conference: Virtual 2020. For non-student members, the cost is $20 and includes a one-year IMA Student Membership! There is no cost for current student members! 

For all members we are building our Fall 2020 schedule of online chapter activities. Visit our web site for updates!  As an IMA member encourage others to join IMA to access our no-cost CPE events: https://www.imanet.org/membership?ssopc=1 
We miss seeing each of you but know you are safe at home! Wear a mask! Encourage others to social distance and work for our better tomorrows!

Strategic Finance continues the tradition of news you need! See the most recent edition at https://sfmagazine.com/  IMA is an authoritative source for tech updates, Microsoft Excel how to guidance and articles to assist in your continuing professional sensibilities.

We thank each of you for your support of our chapter! Please share your thoughts with us on the web site in the Discussions section and by emailing me, your Chapter President.
Be well! Be safe! Be IMA focused!

Best wishes as the seasons change and 2020 continues.

Kathleen Sobieralski

IMA Nation's Capital Chapter
Welcome & Congratulations!
Welcome message
Welcome New Members!
Sigrid Powell

Fatuma Peters

Xiyun Yang

Joanie Kuhlman

Mr. Zachary James Talmadge

Congratulations - New CMA!
Songseoub Kim, CMA
New Courses & Other Learning Opportunities
Time management
New Course! 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. Free to members. (Login to see free/reduced pricing.)

New Course! 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. Free to members. (Login to see free/reduced pricing.)

Other Learning Resources
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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Continued Remote Work and an Opportunity for Leadership
DC Region employers are uncertain about when and how to reopen. According to a Greater Washington Partnership survey, only about one-third of the region's workforce plans to return to their worksites. This may indicate continued virtual communications with colleagues and clients and building networks from the confines of our homes. Meanwhile, opportunities for meaningful human interaction may be found wanting.

To promote the safety and well-being of employees and their families, region employers are offering flexible and remote work options, and/or paid or unpaid leave. Also, employers are providing expanded employee assistance programs, access to additional resources for working parents, and providing childcare at their worksites.

While leaders are taking action to address work condition challenges under COVID-19, these times also pose an occasion for leaders to seize the moment and think creatively about communications. For instance, do communications need to be totally online? Also, should we conform to the virtual communication technology available today or should technology be designed to conform to us? The communication strategy could consider the human experience involved in sharing information and how to facilitate meaningful connections.
Questions, Comments, Ideas?
We would love to hear from You!