South Metro Chapter Professional Development Seminar

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Time 8:00am
Location Village of New Lenox
1 Veterans Pkwy
New LenoxIL 60451

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Personal Development - 1.7 Accounting (Governmental) - 2.0 Finance - 1.3
NASBA CPE Earn 5.00 CPE Hours
Contact Lisa Heglund, City of Lockport
815-838-0549 xt 2109

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Event Description


8:00 – 8:15 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:15 – 9:15 AM
Speaker: Peter Burchard, Consultant, Adjunct Professor with Northern Illinois University
Description: At one level, professional development is about growing each person’s core skills. At another level, professional development is about building strong teams and improving the quality of communications. Regardless of the quality or amount of professional development offered and received, many people still experience the workplace as a negative place – where authoritarianism may reign, where leaders are uncertain or indifferent, and where employee engagement remains at historic lows. In this brief seminar, Peter Burchard will present his view of workplace dysfunction and the role of self-coaching and self-mastery in building better experiences and outcomes. 
Learning Objectives - Participants completing this session will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of workplace (i.e., human) dysfunction
2. Learn how to revitalize one’s role and message through two parallel paths 1) evoking awareness and presence and 2) ethical communications
3. Understand what it means to be " Out with the arbitrary and in with the prescriptive." 

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Speaker: Krisztina Dommer, Manager, Sikich LLP
Description: The current financial reporting model used by state and local governments is contained in GASB Statement No. 34, generally became effective in 2002 for most governments. This model did not substantially change the accounting and financial reporting for governmental funds, most notably the general fund. GASB has now added a project to its agenda to examine reporting for governmental funds and what information should be conveyed in external financial statements.  An Invitation to Comment (ITC) was issued by GASB in December 2016 that considers three alternatives to reporting governmental funds. 
Learning Objectives - Participants completing this session will be able to:
1. Understand the concepts of the three alternatives contained in the ITC 
2. Explore how the alternatives would impact a government’s governmental funds
3. Learn specifically how the alternatives would impact the general fund

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Moderator: Lisa Heglund, Finance Director, City of Lockport 
Description: Finance professionals often encounter challenges that are new to them but have been successfully addressed by colleagues.  This session will provide the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share solutions and information on a variety of issues.  If you have SPECIFIC issues you wish to discuss, email to Lisa Heglund at prior to the seminar.
Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to:
1. Identify issues that challenge local government finance professionals in the work place
2. Understand solutions other local government communities have implemented to resolve those issues 
3. Learn from the experiences of local government finance professionals who have encountered similar or the same issues.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Speaker: William D. McCarty, Director - Office of Budget and Management, City of Springfield

Description: Participants will hear updates on State legislative matters relevant to Illinois local governments.
Learning Objectives - Participants completing this session will be able to:
1. Gain knowledge of new Illinois Public Acts significantly affecting local governments
2. Understand pending Illinois General Assembly legislative proposals that may significantly impact local governments
3. Become familiar with the status of State budget issues and how Illinois local government revenues may be affected.

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery method:
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation: 
No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: 
Accounting (Governmental), Personal Development, Finance
Earn about 4.8 CPE credit

Presented by the South metro chapter

Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. Payments will not be accepted the day of the event.

IGFOA Members are those Public Sector, Partners, and Firm individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal. IGFOA Government Staff rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.  If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible. A $10 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to February 10, 2017. Cancellations after February 10, 2017 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA South Metro Chapter cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, cancellations, complaints, or refunds, please contact the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or

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