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2014 Young Professionals Leadership Conference: Connect Effect

CHICAGO – The Illinois CPA Society’s Young Professionals Leadership Conference positions the next generation of finance and accounting professionals for future success, and this year’s conference features strategies to bring connectivity into the workplace. Additional presentations include insight into creating power teams, relationship-building for business opportunities and a case study in destructive culture.

The keynote speech, Social Gravity, given by Talent Anarchy Founder and renowned author and presenter, Jason Lauritsen, reveals how to take unexpected opportunities to connect with others and turn them into meaningful and profitable relationships. While we all have connections, such as on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, what do these connections mean? How do we ensure we’re connecting with the right people to foster career growth?

Hosted at the Mid-America Club, AON Center, Chicago, IL from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Young Professionals Leadership Conference is open to members and non-members. Attendees will learn real-world strategies to better engage with others and bring a sense of connectivity into their lives.

The conference also features engaging sessions on:

  • Power Teams
    Leverage the strengths of individuals for organizational success.
  • Step Outside the Cubicle
    Develop authentic, sustainable connections for business opportunities.
  • Destructive Culture/Connections
    Learn what Lance Armstrong can teach us about the power and ethics of connections.

“The Young Professionals Leadership Conference is a premier event for the Society. We all know the adage, ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’ and this conference emphasizes the importance of creating and fostering connections to further one’s career,” said Illinois CPA Society President and CEO, Todd Shapiro. "This conference embraces the next generation of accounting professionals and equips them to leverage meaningful relationships."

Seats are limited for the Illinois CPA Society’s Young Professionals Leadership Conference. Visit www.icpas.org or call 800-993-0393 to register. The dynamic half-day conference is $75 for members and $95 for non-members (includes breakfast). Attendees will receive four hours of CPE credit including one hour of ethics.


About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), with over 23,000 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. For more than a century the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and remains a leader in educating the public on financial issues. The Society focuses on four key initiatives in serving its members and the public: advocacy, information, education and connections.

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