The Explorers Conference

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Explorers 2020 is a two-day, virtual conference comprised of four half-day sessions offering NASBA credit. Attendees can register for any session (half-day), one-day-only, or the entire two-day conference. The Explorer’s Conference features an innovative format of interview-style sessions and panel discussions where industry thought leaders challenge us to think from new perspectives.

CONFERENCE SESSION 1 – DAY 1
OCTOBER 8, 2020,10:30 AM – 2:10 PM EASTERN
4 CPE HOURS

Begin Session 1: 10:30 AM-12:15 PM Foresight & Futurethink: Making Intelligent Predictions Futurist Dr. Amy Zalman & Dr. Toby Groves – Join us for this compelling exploration of ways we can read and understand complex systems.  Learn strategies for spotting and understanding emerging relationships that can impact your work and your life.  This robust discussion will include live audience interaction. (1-hour Specialized Knowledge)

11:20 – 11:25 AM Break

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM Foresight & Futurethink Panel Discussion: with Dr. Amy Zalman and Special Guests (1-hour Specialized Knowledge).

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM Break

12:25 PM – 1:15 PM Ethics and Equity: Uncomfortable Conversations and Inconvenient Truths Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ph.D., Rashmi Airan, Ozo Nnamadim & Dr. Toby Groves – This session will challenge us to explore deeper ethical questions related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and matters currently impacting everyone in the audience.  Hear perspectives from different speakers that have varied backgrounds and experiences on inclusion and equity and ways that organizations can examine their culture and address needed change. (1-hour Behavioral Ethics)

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM Break

1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Ethics and Equity Panel Discussion with Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ph.D., Rashmi Airan, Ozo Nnamadim & Dr. Toby Groves (1-hour Behavioral Ethics). End of Session 1

CONFERENCE SESSION 2DAY 1
OCTOBER 8, 2020, 2:50 PM – 6:30 PM EASTERN
4 CPE HOURS

Begin Session 2: 2:50 PM – 3:40 PM The Intersection of Technology and Wellness Amy Vetter The current environment is challenging our mental wellness. Join us for this important and timely discussion about the new ways we are interacting with technology, current challenges in the workplace, and how to employ mindfulness to be more present and effective in our work and lives. Hear how you can unlearn old routines that can drag us down, learn to embrace technology in healthy ways, and how to take advantage of some of the latest developments that focus on connecting people in business and improving company culture (1-hour Personal Development)

3:40 – 3:45 Break

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM The Intersection of Technology and Wellness Panel Discussion: with Amy Vetter and Guests (1-hour Personal Development)

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM Break

4:45 PM – 5:35 PM Leveraging Change: Five Decisions that Accelerate Growth & Inspire Innovation Nick Tasler – Successful adaptation to change and adversity is the rule of human existence, not the exception.  It is the one thing each and every one of us has been doing, literally, since the day we squirmed out of our mother’s womb. Never before has this truth been more relevant. Never before has this message been more essential. This session will deliver practical tools and decision-making guidance so you will be ready to cut through the chaos with a laser-like focus on organizational objectives, team priorities, and personal growth opportunities. (1-hour Personal Development)

5:35 PM – 5:40 PM Break

5:40 PM – 6:30 PM Leveraging Change Panel Discussion with Nick Tasler, Tammy Daugherty, and guests (1-hour Personal Development) End of Session 2

End of Day 1

CONFERENCE SESSION 3 – DAY 2
OCTOBER 9, 2020,10:30 AM – 2:10 PM EASTERN
4 CPE HOURS

Begin Session 3: 10:30 – 11:20 AM The Future is Now! Kimberly Ellison Taylor – The accelerating pace of change is affecting all facets of an organization. From business model disruption to heightened customer expectations and transformational process changes, technology-powered innovation relies on an energized and empowered team. As a result, the role of innovator and disruptor not only falls on the organization’s leader but also on every individual member of the team. We each have a role to play in analyzing data, developing digital strategies, and unleashing greater value for clients and business partners. (1-hour Business Management & Organization)

11:20 – 11:25 AM Break

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM Blazing a Digital Trail: Making Friends with Robots Jody Padar & Byron Patrick – Adopting new technology can be a challenge, but this session will help us gain a clearer understanding of ways we can interact with artificial intelligence and use automation to work more effectively, allowing us to perform higher-value functions.  The session will include demonstrations of new technologies and live, audience interaction. (1-hour Information Technology)

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM Break

12:25 PM – 1:15 PM Engaging with Automation Panel Discussion and Demonstration Byron Patrick and Guests – (1-hour Information Technology)

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM Break

1:20 PM – 2:10 PM Authentic Leadership: How To Be a Trailblazer Dr. Jen Welter – With a master’s in sports psychology and a doctorate in psychology, trailblazing NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter truly knows what it takes to develop a winning mindset. Drawing on her academic and professional experiences, including on the field training, Dr. Welter reveals her proven techniques for identifying certain mental characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors to effectively train your own team to achieve success. Take away new perspectives on what it really takes to effectively motivate and improve the performance of individuals and groups in the most competitive environments and applicable tactics for cultivating winning mindsets within your organization. (1-hour Personal Development) End of Session 3

CONFERENCE SESSION 4 – DAY 2
OCTOBER 9, 2020, 2:50 PM – 6:30 PM EASTERN
4 CPE HOURS

Begin Session 4: 2:50 PM – 3:40 PM Fraud Recon: A New Look at Fraud, Data Analytics, and Behavioral Analysis John Hall and Dr. Toby Groves – In this program we’ll address how to replace outdated theories on fraud, and what we should be using instead.  We’ll tackle advanced methods of detection and deterrence in a new world of exposure to fraud risk.  Learn three steps of handing fraud exposure, and what to do (and not do!) once wrongdoing is suspected or found. Fraud Expert John Hall & Dr. Toby Groves (1-hour Auditing)

3:40 – 3:45 Break

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM Fraud Recon: A deeper Dive into Data Analytics Data Expert Steve Biskie and Fraud Expert John Hall will explore advanced analytics related to fraud (1-hour Auditing)

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM Break

4:45 PM – 5:35 PM Fraud Recon: Exposing Hidden Threats (Continued) Fraud Expert John Hall & Dr. Toby Groves (1-hour Auditing)

5:35 PM – 5:40 PM Break

5:40 PM – 6:30 PM Person of Interest: How to Read Virtual Body Language America’s Leading Body Language Expert Jan Hargrave & Dr. Toby Groves It’s a scientific fact that a person’s body gestures give away his true intentions.  Over ninety percent of all face-to-face or face-to-computer conversations derive from nonverbal clues. The body’s silent messages reveal much more information than the spoken word does.  As the nation’s leading behavioral authority, Jan provides you with the nonverbal behaviors/practices that help you understand and interpret body language, including deception, whether in person or virtual. (1-hour Auditing) End of Session 4

End of Day 2 and Conference