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March 2021
President's Message
“The start of something new brings the hope of something great. Anything is possible.” (Unknown)

The month of March has introduced new opportunities for Nation's Capital Chapter members. First of all, I am excited to announce our first virtual social event, Game Day! on March 27, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm. It will be an occasion for fun and games, and a time to simply take a break from our daily challenges. So, register today! Also, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Global has announced some new, no-cost webinars for members and we have highlighted them in this newsletter. 
IMA also issued the results of its global salary survey. The survey delves into the unique factors of 2020 and how the changing economic landscape impacted IMA members across the globe. Read IMA’s 2021 Global Salary Survey in the March issue of Strategic Finance Magazine.
Next month, on April 14, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, we will continue our discussions on Ethical Communications with a free webinar. The webinar will feature a panel of six experts who will help us confidently navigate the various communication challenges in our dynamic world. Save the date so you won't miss this event.
As always, take a few moments to encourage others to join IMA and our local chapter. The web site https://www.imanet.org/membership/benefits?ssopc=1 describes many of the benefits you may wish to share. I also urge you to inform students on how IMA membership enhances their resume and builds a great networking platform. You can share the information found at https://www.imanet.org/students/student-membership?ssopc=1
Speaking of networking and enhancing your skills, our chapter leadership team has opportunities for you. We will soon nominate officers for the 2021 to 2022 program year and we have projects that will allow you to build your network and your project planning and presentation skills. Just contact me at President@imanationscapital.org if you would like to serve and grow professionally.
Thank you for your support of our IMA local chapter and participation in activities!

Kathleen Sobieralski

IMA Nation's Capital Chapter
Welcome New Members!
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Members Joining in February 2021
Chloe Bos
Thomas Scott Bumgarner
Casey Byrnes
Lidija Stojkoska
Upcoming Chapter Events
Game Day
Nation's Capital Chapter Social Event
It's time for fun! Join us on March 27, 2021 from 3-5pm for a virtual social event. Play BINGO, swap recipes, chat, and more.

Free Webinar: Ethical Communications Panel Discussion
On April 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, we will conclude our ethical communications series with an open panel discussion. During this discussion, you will have an opportunity to ask questions of the following expert practitioners:

  • Ms. Leigha Kiger, Editor and Communications Specialist, FASAB
  • Ms. Lauren Laurie, Budget Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Ms. Robin Gilliam, Assistant Director, FASAB
  • Mr. Tom Dean, Analyst, Kyocera Intelligence
  • Mr. Keegan Maguigan, Senior Auditor, GAO
  • Mr. Joshua Vineyard, Relationship Manager, 11th Hour Service

Save the date and visit our website to register and learn about other events.
In Case You Missed It
Ethical Communications Part 6:

Seeing with Two Eyes but Leading with Three
During our March 10, 2021 webinar, Joshua Vineyard, a Relationship Manager at 11th Hour Service, continued the discussion on ethical communications.

Joshua noted that as the baby boomer and Gen X generations shrink and Gen Y (millennials) and Gen Z become a more prominent workforce, communication ethics is becoming an even more important topic.

He also discussed how the nuances of communication, challenges in the ‘new-norm’ and the 3i model (Intention, Interaction and influence) can not only increase the value of a combination of words and sentences, but the effectiveness of others to receive that message.
Free Educational Resources for Members
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Agile & Scrum 101
Discover what agile and scrum methodologies are, how they are used for effective project management, and their importance in creating process efficiencies for organizations. These results-oriented methods have proven to be adaptable for business teams delivering products, or projects, of any type. IMA members can access this e-learning course for FREE and earn 0.5 NASBA CPE credits upon completion.

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Ethics in the Digital Age
This new e-learning course supports management accountants as organizational leaders by addressing the ethical challenges that accompany new technology and offering guidance on how to build an ethical culture in the Digital Age. This interactive course identifies risks associated with technology advances and offers insight into how management accountants can mitigate them with ethical behavior. IMA members can access this e-learning course for FREE using their Annual Ethics Token. Earn 2 NASBA CPE credits upon completion.

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Coaching for the 21st Century
Meet the challenges of the new century by building and enhancing your coaching skills. This new e-learning course is designed to help you improve your coaching skills so you can drive extraordinary results, both personal and professionally, as an effective leader. Our interactive course identifies what coaching is, the skills and capabilities needed to be an effective coach today and explores approaches for being a more effective coach. IMA members can access this course for FREE. Earn up to 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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