Webinars

Participation is free and only available to current FGFOA Members. Please make sure to keep your FGFOA membership current to be eligible to receive upcoming Webinar announcements via email.

Registration information is emailed directly to all members as each webinar draws near; approximately two weeks prior to each webinar. This is a great opportunity to earn free CPE credits! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. This confirmation is unique to you, and you will need that link to log-in and connect to the Webinar.

Webinar Attendance Monitoring Procedures
FGFOA webinar programs will use questions that require responses as the method of keeping track of participant attendance. Participants will be informed in advance that in order to receive CPE credit they must register individually, sign onto the session individually, and participate by answering questions as they are asked during the program.

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Next Webinar

June 17, 2021 Pensions: Long Term Investment Trends and Impact on Budget (TB)
Speaker(s): TBD

2020 - 2021 Webinar Schedule

 06/17/2021

  Pensions: Long Term Investment Trends and Impact on Budget

 06/24/2021

  Automating Accounts Payable

 07/15/2021

  Best Practices in Grants Administration

 07/22/2021

  Wage & Hour Law Updates

 08/19/2021

  Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Investing

 08/26/2021

  Bridging the Intergenerational Gap

 09/16/2021

  Banking Fraud Protection/Cyber Security

 09/23/2021
  Payroll Taxes 101

CPE Reporting Verification:  Your participation will be recorded through the webinar software.  You must be present and signed in the entire 100 minutes to receive credit.  The FGFOA will receive a verification report after the webinar and will prepare the CPE certificates.  You should receive your certificate via email in approximately 30 days.  



Past Webinar Presentations


Past Webinars

May 13, 2021 Accepting Credit Card Payments (TB)
Speaker(s): Matthew Leman
,Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

May 12, 2021 Panel Discussion ESG: Learn from the Experts on How to be a Leader in Disclosing Environmental Risks 
(TB)
Speaker(s):Panel

Ben Watkins, Director, Florida Division of Bond Finance
Linda Short, Deputy Director of Finance, City of Ft. Lauderdale
Susan Grant, Director of Finance, City of Ft. Lauderdale
Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D., Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County
Stephen Farmer, Investment & Finance Coordinator, Broward County

April 22, 2021 Communication Tactics Calculated to Influence Success Across Organizations (TB)
Speaker(s): Susan Rollwagen, Pepperbox Solutions

April 15, 2021 How to Develop an Asset Management Policy 
(TB)
Speaker(s): Scott Patton,
Senior Manager, Plante Moran; Kari Shea, CPA, Principal, Plante Moran; and Thomas Kempa, CPA, Manager, Plante Moran

April 8, 2021 Procurement Card Best Practices
(TB)
Speaker(s): Denise K. Finn, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB 

Procurement Manager, City of Fort Myers

March 25, 2021 Paperless Office: Opportunities and Challenges (TB)
Speaker(s): Bryan Frick,
Account Executive, MCCi; Alexis Blue, Enterprise Account Manager, MCCiMike Pazuki, Head of Intelligent Automation, MCCi

March 18, 2021 FGFOA GASB 87: Practical Considerations 
(TB)
Speaker(s): Wayne Durrett,
CPA James Moore - Certified Public Accountants and Consulting, and Ben Clark, CPA, Senior Accountant - James Moore - Certified Public Accountants and Consulting

February 25, 2021 
Dealing with Difficult Employees/Having Difficult Conversations (TB)
Speaker(s): Mimi Tran, MSHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP

City of St. Cloud Human Resources Department

January 28, 2021 Redefining Leadership for 2021 (TB)
Speaker(s): Steven Alexander, 
Managing Director, CEC,  PFM Asset Management LLC

January 21, 2020 FL-GFOA Long Range Finanical Planning - final
Speaker(s): 
Mike McCann, VP of Financial Solutions, OpenGov, Erjeta Diamanti, Budget Manager, City of Pompano Beach, FL, Ernesto Reyes, Director of Budget & Strategic Planning, City of Pompano Beach, FL

December 17, 2020
 Using Data to Drive Change and Chart Success (TB) 
Speaker(s): 
Susan Boyer
, Executive Director of the Florida Benchmarking Consortium and 

Carlos Maxwell, OMB Coordinator, Office of Management & Budget Management Planning & Performance Analysis Division, Miami-Dade County

November 19, 2020 Economic Update (TB) Second Presentation - Recalibrating a Fixed Income Portfolio
Speaker(s): M. Brent Wertz, Managing Partner, Water Walker Investments and Sean Snaith, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting (IEF), University of Central Florida

November 12, 2020 Best Practices for Remote Working in a Government (TB)
Speaker(s): 
Bob Siegel, President, Privacy Ref

October 15, 2020
 Impact of COVID-19 (Pandemic) on Financial Reporting (TB)
Speaker(s): 
 Zach Chalifour, CPA, Partner, James Moore and Company, CPAs and Consultants and 
James Halleran, CPA, Partner, James Moore and Company, CPAs and Consultants

September 17, 2020  Disaster Recovery/Having a Continuity of Operations Plan (TB)
Presentation 1Presentation 2

Speakers :  
Ed McCrane, Emergency Management Chief, Sarasota County and Frank Russo, Founder/Principal, Proctor Solutions & Consulting

August 20, 2020 
GASB 84 - Fiduciary Activities, getting ready and using the implementation guide (TB)

Speakers: 
 
Daniel Anderson, CPA - Director with Mauldin & Jenkins

July 16, 2020    CARES Act Funding (TB)
Speakers:
Kody Glazer, Legal Director, The Florida Housing Coalition and Susan Pourciau, Technical Advisor for the Florida Housing Coalition. 

June 18, 2020     Florida public records and the Sunshine law (TB)

Speakers: 
Tim Few, Records Management Analyst, Bureau of Archive and Records Management, Department of State and Stephanie Boggs, Records Management Analyst, Bureau of Archive and Records Management, Department of State

May 21, 2020     Budget Preparation and Communicating Budget to Constitutional Officers
Speaker: Diane Reichard, Chief Financial Officer, Plant City

April 16, 2020    Understanding the Property Tax Assessment Process in Florida 
Speaker: Tim Wilmath, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office

April 9, 2020     Special Families First Coronavirus Response Act  
Speaker: Robert Larkin, Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. 

February 20, 2020      Strategies for Managing Healthcare Costs 
Speaker: Anna Maria Studley, Director, Client Development

January 16, 2020     Best Practices for Internal Control in an IT Environment No Questions 
Speaker: Michael Sandstrum, Senior IT Risk Assurance Manager, Purvis, Gray & Company

December 19, 2019    Preparing for an ERP Implementation 

Speaker: Sharhonda M. Rush, CPA, Controller, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

November 21, 2019     ADA Compliance Accessibility of Documents on Local Government Websites 

Speaker: Don Torrez and Nancy Hahlbeck, Certified Accessibility Coordinators, CivicPlus

October 17, 2019     457(B) Deferred Compensation Plans Fiduciary Responsibility 

Speaker: Frank Wan, Senior Vice President Burgess Chambers & Associates, Inc.  

September 19, 2019     XBRL (HB 1073)

Speakers: Michelle Savage, VP, Communication, XBRL US and Shannon N. Sohl, Ph.D., CPA, Senior Research Associate at Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies

August 15, 2019     Retirement Benefits GASB & Reporting

Speakers: Barbara Boyd, CPA, Partner and Ryan Tucker, CPA, Partner, Purvis Gray & Company

July 25, 2019     Legislative Review

Speaker: Amber Hughes, Sr. Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities

May 16, 2019     Economic Update
Speakers: Kyle Jones, Managing Director and Hank Fishkind, Ph.D., Director, PFM Asset Management LLC

April 18, 2019     
Fraud, Automated Controls, and Cybersecurity Risks and Responses
Speakers: Andrew Laflin, CPA, and Randy Romes, CISSP, CRISC, MPC, PCI-QSA

April 4, 2019     
Developing A Better Budget Process
Speakers: Will Payne, Performance & Budget Manager, and Tyler Thompson, Management Analyst III, City of Largo

February 21, 2019     
Procurement Card Best Practices

Speaker: Megan Gaillard, Director of Audit, Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General 

December 20, 2018     Ethics, Public Records & the Sunshine Law

Speaker: Chevelle D. Nubin, Village Clerk, MMC, Village of Wellington

August 16, 2018
     Cost Allocation Plans
Speakers: Troy Tangen, Vice President, Financial Services, Maximus and Michael D. Perry, CGFO, Budget Officer, City of Tampa

July 19, 2018
     GASB Statements No. 87, Leases
Speaker: Brian W. Caputo, Ph.D., C.P.A, Vice President for Administrative Affairs & CFO, College of DuPage and Board Member, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

April 19, 2018     Economic Update
Speaker: David Jang, Water Walker Investments

February 15, 2018     Adapting to a Multi-Generational Workforce
Speaker: Scott Paine, PhD, Director, Leadership Development and Education, Florida League of Cities

January 18, 2018     Accounting for Capital Assets/GASB 34
Speaker: Joel Knopp, CPA, Chareholder

December 14, 2017     Grants - Uniform Guidance/Tracking & Reporting
Speakers: Marc Grace, CPA, Partner and Stephen Emery, CPA, Manager

September 21, 2017     Records Management Basics
Speakers: Gregory J. Cowan, Senior Management Analyst, Justice Administrative Commission and Sandra Tuller, Clerks Records Management Manager, Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, PInellas County

August 17, 2017     Fiduciary Considerations for Governmental Retirement Plans
Speaker: Frank Wan, Senior Vice President, Burgess Chambers & Associates, Inc.

July 20, 2017     Basic Government Resource Manual
Speakers: Eduardo Castaneda, Moore Stephens and Lovelace and Melissa Burns, Chair of Technical Resource Committee

May 16, 2017     Legislative Update
Speakers: Amber Hughes, Sr. Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities and Laura Youmans, Associate Director of Public Policy, Florida Association of Counties

April 20, 2017     Building a Better Budget Document
Speaker: John Fishbein, Senior Program Manager, GFOA

February 16, 2017     Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) & Healthcare Reform Update/Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace
Speakers: David Cruz, Assistant General Counsel and Clay Austin, Assistant Director of Trust Services, Florida League of Cities

January 19, 2017     
Cloud Computing
Speakers: John Christly, Chief Information Security Officer, Netsurion and EventTracker, and William Blend, CPA, CFE, Moore Stephens and Lovelace