LIVE WEBINARBridging the generational gap: Wednesday October 21, 11:00am – 1:00pm EST ($50)

In this webinar, designed specifically for accounting and finance professionals, we will explore the perceptions of the generational differences between:

  • Baby Boomers
  • Generation X
  • Millennials
  • Generation Z and the newly termed,
  • Generation Alpha

We will use current research to identify potential areas of misconceptions between generations and implement tools to increase understanding and communication across our diverse generational team members.  The tools discussed can improve creative problem solving, conflict management and motivation within a generationally diverse team or organization

Cost of webinar: $50 (includes HST)

LIVE WEBINARArtificial intelligence: Are we handing over professional judgement to AI: Tuesday October 20, 11:00am – 1:00pm EST($50)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in our collective awareness since the introduction of the villainous computer HAL 9000 in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001. AI has had a few moments in popular culture such as supercomputer IBM Watson’s appearance on Jeopardy in 2011 but has typically been seen as more science fiction than reality. Today, we are interacting with AI more than we ever have and more than what we might realize. Common interactions with AI include the use of Google Home, Netflix and Amazon. The future is now for AI. In this webinar presentation, we will explore how AI is being used and the implications of AI for the future of our profession.

Cost of the live webinar:  $50 (including HST)

LIVE WEBINARHow the Pandemic is pushing forward Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Wednesday September 16, 11:00am -100pm EST ($50)

Blockchain has been described as a transformative technology that will fundamentally change our relationships with third-party intermediaries, including banks, lawyers, and accountants.   Blockchain is most associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra.  However, there are many more possible applications for blockchain technology.  The Pandemic is pushing forward blockchain because of it’s potential to solve issues such as detecting Covid-19 hotspots and carriers with the promise of individual data privacy and security.

Blockchain technology has the potential to be a significant disruptor in terms of how business transactions are initiated, authorized and recorded. It has been compared in magnitude to the introduction of the internet. But, what is Blockchain, how does it work and why should we care? We will make blockchain technology understandable and provide you with action steps to help you prepare for this game-changing technology.

The cost of this webinar is $50 (including tax)

LIVE WEBINARHow to design and deliver an engaging virtual presentation: Tuesday September 15, 11:00am-12:30pm EST ($50)

As a result of the pandemic, many professionals find themselves presenting to teams, clients and others using teleconferencing software such as Zoom, Go to Training, Microsoft Teams etc.  However, presentation design and delivery for a live presentation is much different than for a virtual presentation. It is not enough to simply take a prepared live presentation and just do the same thing in a virtual setting.  Current research shows that this will result in a lack of both clarity and participant engagement.  In fact, virtual presentations require more instructional design and preparation than a live presentation.

A virtual presentation must be re-designed to promote thoughtful use of virtual engagement tools such as audience feedback buttons, polling questions, breakout rooms and shared screens.  The presenters themselves must prepare differently than for a live presentation including setting up proper camera framing, audio levels and lighting.

This webinar will discuss:

  1. Virtual presentations vs live presentations room – significant differences
  2. Virtual presentations – best practices
  3. How to effectively use the virtual presentation engagement tools

The cost of this webinar is $50 (including tax)

Great presentation. Garth did an excellent job breaking down simple tips to help improve our virtual presentations. Super useful. I also liked the fact that additional tips and information were shared via PDFs to provide participants with additional information should they need it.

I very much appreciated your practical insights and your energy today.

It was a very informative and interesting session

Very practical, and excellent of Garth to provide links to tools and to stay for questions!