OSCPA Leadership Academy - Leadership Excellence Advancing Professionals (LEAP) - 2 Days

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Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Registration: 7:30 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

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AICPA Member: None
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Take the LEAP with OSCPA Leadership Academy - Leadership Excellence Advancing Professionals (LEAP)!

OSCPA Leadership Academy is developed for OSCPA Members. This two-day program will help rising stars take the next step in their careers. With several years of experience growing their technical skills in place, it’s now time for them to enhance their management and leadership skills. The program is designed to be very hands-on and development focused.

The OSCPA Leadership Academy will expose the next generation of CPAs to issues affecting the profession, the DISC® personal assessment tool, Strengths Based Leadership, and Crucial Conversations®.

Member Fee: $729

CPE Credit: 
16 hours (11 hours technical / 5 hours non-technical) / Level: 1 (Basic)

Registration closes September 20, 2018.

Attendance is limited* to 24 participants!

*Due to limited space, initial registration is for up to 3 OSCPA members per firm or business.

Designed For

OSCPA members with 3 to 10 years of experience.


You will develop your leadership skills and build confidence to take the next step in your career.

Major Subjects

Keynote Presentations:

  • DiSC® the Personal Assessment Tool
    People are different. Very different. One key fundamental concept in leadership is understanding how
    different personalities are motivated and how they interact. In this session, participants will be introduced
    to the DISC Personality Profiling System. Each participant will take a self assessment and the results
    will be discussed and evaluated

Donna W. Salter, Owner
Catalyst Leadership LLC, Saratoga Springs, UT

Joseph M. Rugger, CPA, CGMA
Dallas, TX

  • Strengths Based Leadership
    One common theme you've likely heard in your career is to "work on your weaknesses." What if, instead
    of working on our weaknesses, we instead, decide to focus on our strengths? In the second session
    geared towards our uniqueness and personality as leaders we will dive deep into Tom Rath's "Strengths
    Based Leadership" Bestselling Book. Participants will take a self assessment before the program. Once
    we identify our own strengths we can supplement our weaknesses with other team members.

Joseph M. Rugger, CPA, CGMA
Dallas, TX

  • Crucial Conversations®
    When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, casual conversations become crucial. Whether it's a problem with poor quality, employee challenges, declining customer satisfaction, or a strained relationship, if you can't talk honestly you can expect poor results. This workshop will provide skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of the organization.

Donna W. Salter, Owner
Catalyst Leadership LLC, Saratoga Springs, UT

Supporting Presentations:

  • A Look at Today's Issues Affecting the Profession

Jason R. Orme, CPA
OSCPA Past Chair and AICPA Past Council Member
Talbot Korvola & Warwick LLP, Lake Oswego, OR

  • Apps to Make You More Efficient or Boost Productivity

 Phyllis B. Barker, CAE
 Oregon Society of CPAs, Beaverton, OR

Questions? Contact Phyllis Barker; 503-597-5472 / 800-255-1470, ext. 127.

This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email profdev@orcpa.org.