- Future CPAs
|2018 Business Development Academy|
Leadership Education And Development (LEAD)
Preparing young talent to be leaders is a practically universal challenge for organizations, but LCPA is here to help.
The LEAD workshop is a comprehensive leadership development program for rising stars of the CPA profession. We asked managers what skills they thought their young professionals needed most and packed the agenda with those topics presented by world-class speakers. Plus, graduates of the workshop will have continued support and additional resources from LCPA to make sure they’re set up for success.
This is important: This workshop is designed for CPAs licensed 5 years or less and is offered at a discount as an exclusive member benefit. You must be an LCPA member to attend. Space is limited – register today!
Meet the Speakers
John GrubbsKeynote Speaker, Trainer, and Best-Selling Author
John Grubbs is rapidly becoming one of world's foremost experts on generational change in the workplace. His ability to deliver relevant, high-quality information in a fun and entertaining way has earned him many keynote speaking opportunities with national associations and Fortune 50 companies. His ability to analyze and predict trends for talent attraction and retention has earned him audiences in the petrochemical industry, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government, and non-profit sectors.
His information is both provocative and engaging. His speeches can be an emotional roller-coaster with the audience laughing one minute and holding back tears the next. Energy and passion are the two most common words used to describe John Grubbs as a speaker and trainer.
Upon completing undergraduate degrees in both safety and engineering, he earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on organizational leadership. He has over 20 years of leadership experience including hands-on management experience, executive coaching, training, and consulting. As a best-selling author, his most recent works include:
He has published other books and numerous magazine articles. John also serves as the Chairman of a Vistage CEO Board in Texas.
Earl LeBlancCEO – Experience Works Training Consultants, LLC
Born in New Orleans, LA, Earl LeBlanc is the President of Experience Works Training Consultants, LLC. and has trained over 30,000 people in 40 countries. As an International Consultant with over 30 years of experience he has lead workshops in Corporate Teambuilding, Performance Coaching, Leadership Development, Experiential Education and Building Safety Performance Cultures.
Leaders spend approximately 70% of the day communicating to their workforce; throughout that process there are opportunities for miscommunication or unclear expectations. As a leader, it is important to understand your role as a communicator and how to achieve the expected results from your team. Learn to identify if your style of communicating is a roadblock of effective team performance and start using the tools needed for optimal communication.
Les NettletonDirector of IT Services – Bourgeois Bennett, LLC
New Orleans, LA
As the Director of Information Technology Services, Les manages the team of specialists that both supports the technological infrastructure of Bourgeois Bennett and provides individualized technology services to the firm’s diverse client base.
Les has specialized experience in the areas of systems analysis, technology management consulting, database management and information systems training. He regularly addresses academic, community and professional groups and organizations on a variety of technology topics and provides technology training to the firm’s staff. He is one of LCPA’s highest rated speakers.
Active in the community, Les is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans. He is a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Pastoral Council. He is also an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts. He is a member of the Louisiana Technology Council and the American Institute of CPAs Technology Sector. Les is also a member of Technology Section for AGN North America, an international association of 200 accounting and consulting firms.
Skyra RideauxSkyra Rideaux, LLC
Skyra Rideaux is a first generation college graduate and is known among her peers as a community idealist and inclusion advocate. In the past year, Skyra co-created Conversation Starters, a grassroots community forum that facilitates pathways to cross-racial dialogue and launched Conversations with Leaders, a podcast that highlights young professionals leading and taking action.
Skyra was recently selected to give “The Courage to Be Unapologetically Black” as featured speaker for TEDx Vermilion Street 2017, She is a 2015 Acadiana Top 20 Under 40 honoree, a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class 28 and a graduate of Leadership Louisiana Class 2017.
She was formerly a bomb-builder for the U.S. Navy.
Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMATraina & Associates, a CapinCrouse Company
Baton Rouge, LA
Lisa uses her more than 30 years of experience to assist organizations in implementing measures to secure data and manage risks efficiently and effectively. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author and serves on the AICPA Cybersecurity Task Force. Lisa founded Traina & Associates in 1999 to provide IS security services to a broad range of industries. Traina & Associates joined CapinCrouse in January 2017.
Benjamin Vance, CPA/ABVAssociate Director, Consulting Services Group
Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC
Baton Rouge, LA
Ben has experience in accounting and advisory services. He has performed business valuations in estate and gift matters, litigation support, sales and acquisitions, and shareholder transactions.
Additionally, he has experience providing transaction advisory services, including financial modeling, sales tax incentives, and construction cost compliance.
Benjamin has prepared, overseen, and contributed to numerous business valuations and speaks locally on valuation and related topics. Additionally, Benjamin is an active member in numerous industry associations and the Society of Louisiana CPAs, serving in various leadership positions.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal St
Group Rate: $129
Registration Fee: $199
To register online, use the ‘Register’ button below.
Note: This workshop is only open to LCPA Members and is offered at a discount as an exclusive member benefit.