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wgt image of Quick Response Auditing 11 May 2021 - 12 May 2021

Guam (GMT+10)Change

Quick Response Auditing

Urgent questions and concerns require quick audit response while maintaining quality, focusing on user needs, and conforming to the Government Auditing Standards. Determine when it is appropriate and how to offer alternatives to classic “full scope” audit coverage, and how to establish an auditor-auditee relationship conducive to quick delivery of products.

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wgt image of Seizing New Opportunities and Navigating Emerging Risks 07 Jun 2021 - 09 Jun 2021

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Seizing New Opportunities and Navigating Emerging Risks

The course covers the impact and value potential of government performance auditing in a comprehensive approach over three three-hour days (9 CPE). Using a wide range of examples and case studies, participants will be able to apply course concepts to their audit work immediately. The course will emphasize concepts and ideas related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, political and social unrest in the United States, and technological innovation on government auditing. The course will allow participants to share examples and ask real-time questions through the virtual format. The primary focus of the training is for government auditors to enhance the value and impact of their important performance audit work. The course is intended for all levels of audit experience.

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wgt image of Managing for Effective Results 17 May 2021 - 19 May 2021

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Managing for Effective Results

This course will provide an overview of what comprises good practice for public sector managers and give participants the tools to manage for results in their roles.

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wgt image of Internal Control and COVID-19 14 Jun 2021 - 14 Jun 2021

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Internal Control and COVID-19

COVID-19 triggered immediate changes to business processes with the widespread movement of employees to “work-from-home” arrangements. The urgency and speed of the required changes resulted in temporary workarounds as processes designed for office environments were extended to a remote, home-based workforce. Organizationsnow need to consider their internal controls to determine whether changes are needed to adapt to the new business environment.

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wgt image of CGFM Part 3: Government Financial Management & Control 25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021

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CGFM Part 3: Government Financial Management & Control

The course will present key areas covered by the CGFM Examination Part 3.  These topics include internal and management control, auditing, performance measurement and reporting, financial and managerial analysis and techniques, and concepts and controls. The session aims to augment study materials for those pursuing their CGFM.  It also provides accountability professional refreshers and updated information on internal and management control, performance measurement, and managerial analyses.

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wgt image of Transformation of the Profession- Data Analytics and Technology are Changing Everything! 27 May 2021 - 27 May 2021

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Transformation of the Profession- Data Analytics and Technology are Changing Everything!

This session examines the impact data analytics and technology are having on the accounting & auditing profession, higher education, employment trends, salaries, and the CPA exam. We will discuss the challenges and the transformation necessary to remain viable in this technology and data driven era. The speaker will demonstrate the opportunities for basic data analysis by using Pivot Tables and Tableau.

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wgt image of Internal Control - Setting the Tone at the Top 25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021

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Internal Control - Setting the Tone at the Top

This session examines COSO Internal Control, COSO ERM Internal Control, and GAO Green Book guidance.  No matter the organization, how compelling its vision, or how brilliant its strategy, without strong internal controls, there is bound to be a failure in execution. Leaders of organizations have the clear responsibility to set the "Tone At The Top" through his or her actions, policies, values, influence, and day-to-day activities; and, a leader must learn how to communicate to stakeholders through authentic messages and powerful conversations. By using COSO guidance, leaders can build strong internal control foundations in any organization.  The speaker will share serious and humorous personal experiences of success and failure throughout his career in government financial management to "connect the dots" between leadership, effective teams and internal controls.  

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wgt image of Fraud Examination 26 May 2021 - 26 May 2021

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Fraud Examination

This session provides an overview of fraud examination, its history, detection methods, fraudster personalities, and what not to do when auditing for fraud.

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wgt image of Opening PLENARY Session: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership 24 May 2021 - 24 May 2021

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Opening PLENARY Session: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

An interactive presentation based on the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership written by John Maxwell (American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership). The leadership laws are prefaced by four core concepts:1) The laws can be learned2) The laws can stand alone3) The laws carry consequences with them4) These laws are the foundation of leadership

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wgt image of Cyber Security Concerns 24 May 2021 - 24 May 2021

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Cyber Security Concerns

Cybersecurity is highly important due to technology.  It is all about risk management.  Data especially financial data can be susceptible to this risk.  The FBI has cyber experts who are committed to serving the public by meeting cyber challenges head on and imposing consequences on those who victimize the American people through the misuse of computers and networks.  Here are their stories and how they are managing additional threats due to Covid19. This can include how to deal with identity theft.  

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wgt image of Government Ethics 25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021

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Government Ethics

Government Ethics is essential to good governance because democracy lives in care of public trust.  This session will explore the role of government ethics and its relationship to public trust.  It will also tie-in the concept leading with dignity. 

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wgt image of Citizen-Centric Reporting in the Government of Guam 26 May 2021 - 26 May 2021

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Citizen-Centric Reporting in the Government of Guam

The Citizen-Centric Report (CCR) Initiative in the Guam Public Law 30–127 is one of the reporting requirements in the government of Guam. From fiscal years 2009 to 2019, a fluctuation in the number of entities complying with this law was observed. This session will discuss the history of this initiative, the trend of this reporting requirement, and best practices in preparing a high-quality report.

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wgt image of Single Audit Foundations 25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021

Guam (GMT+10)Change

Single Audit Foundations

If your governmental organization had federal expenditures during the year, your organization may be subject to a Single Audit. This session will provide an overview of the Single Audit Act, the Uniform Guidance, and the OMB Compliance Supplement, and will focus on the auditee’s responsibilities during the Single Audit process.

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wgt image of Single Audit Updates 27 May 2021 - 27 May 2021

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Single Audit Updates

This session will provide updates for ongoing Single Audits and an overview of common reportable findings in the region.

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wgt image of Economic Outlook from the Airport Lens 24 May 2021 - 24 May 2021

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Economic Outlook from the Airport Lens

This session will provide an economic outlook on Guam from the perspective of the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA). We will discuss pre-pandemic, current, and expected trends in passenger and cargo activity at the GIAA and how this activity could translate into additional economic activity on Guam. The speaker will also discuss basic airport finance and accounting-related topics such as airport revenue generation, bond financing, and Federal Aviation Administration requirements.  

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wgt image of Being AGILE Not Doing AGILE: A Guide for AGA 28 May 2021 - 28 May 2021

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Being AGILE Not Doing AGILE: A Guide for AGA

Many organizations have embarked on an Agile journey with the hope of doubling productivity to achieve better results.  In the quest for outsmarting the competition, they have fallen into a trap of misunderstanding what Agile truly is.  Consequently, many Scrum (process agile) initiatives have resulted in many pain points that could be categorized as abuse, waste, and fraud.  "Fraud Waste and Abuse: Is defined as the overutilization of services, or other practices that directly or indirectly result in unnecessary costs. Waste is generally not considered to be caused by criminally negligent actions but rather the misuse of resources."  As such, the purpose of this presentation is to share with the participants the signs of potential fraud, waste, and/or abuse as a result of misinterpretation and misimplementation of Agile in general - agile ain't as easy as it looks.

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wgt image of Governmental Accounting and Uniform Guidance Updates 26 May 2021 - 26 May 2021

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Governmental Accounting and Uniform Guidance Updates

This session will go over recently issued and soon to be effective accounting standards affecting local governments. We will also identify potential issues and challenges that local governments should prepare for in implementing the new accounting standards.  We will also go over relevant reminders related to Uniform Guidance as it pertains to the 2020 Compliance Supplement and related Addendum.

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wgt image of Introduction to Grants Management 16 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021

Guam (GMT+10)Change

Introduction to Grants Management

The Grants 101 course will provide basic information about grants, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period. This course will be most informative for administrative and program staff from organizations that were awarded a new grant in FY 2020 or FY 2021. It will also be relevant for new staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.    

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wgt image of Grants Performance Management and Monitoring 03 Aug 2021 - 05 Aug 2021

Guam (GMT+10)Change

Grants Performance Management and Monitoring

This 3-day virtual course will provide information about how to access guidance on compliance, how to update program/project narratives and how to avoid financial pitfalls.  In addition, this course will provide information about how to prepare a continuation application, the steps that need to be taken to make changes to the grant as well as the concept of carryover and explain how to prepare a carryover request.

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wgt image of Nuts and Bolts of Procurement 27 May 2021 - 27 May 2021

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Nuts and Bolts of Procurement

This course explains why participating in government procurement not only requires an understanding of laws and regulations but a sound foundation of values and principles, ethics, and risks of public procurement.

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wgt image of Human Resources: Legislative Updates & People Analytics 28 May 2021 - 28 May 2021

Guam (GMT+10)Change

Human Resources: Legislative Updates & People Analytics

Legislative Updates –This session is led by Vince Camacho, Esq., Managing Principal of the law firm Camacho Calvo Law Group LLC and the SHRM Guam Chapter's VP of Legislative Affairs, and the recent host for the SHRM National 2021 Workplace Policy Conference.  Vince will provide recent and relevant employment law updates, both at the federal and local level, helping you stay compliant with the latest employment laws and regulations.   People Analytics – This session is led by Daphne Leon Guerrero, HR Director for Citadel Pacific and the SHRM Guam Chapter’s President.  There is a growing interest in people analytics as a way to connect people data with business insights to inform data-driven decision making and solve business problems.  This session will introduce the analytics maturity levels and key measures managers can use for recruitment, performance management, and compensation challenges. 

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wgt image of Closing PLENARY: Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic 28 May 2021 - 28 May 2021

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Closing PLENARY: Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In times of crisis, the community turns to their government leaders for guidance and support. During this particular time of economic uncertainty when residents’ health and state of mind are also at risk, government leaders have the unique opportunity to rise to the challenge of being that role model in the communities they serve. Effective leadership is no small task, as it requires diligence, integrity, and a deep understanding of good governance — trust, accountability, responsiveness, and transparency.

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wgt image of OPA Procurement Appeals and Process 27 May 2021 - 27 May 2021

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OPA Procurement Appeals and Process

The Office of Public Accountability will provide an overview of the procurement appeals process on Guam, as well as outline some of the common procurement deficiencies observed in the appeals process.

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wgt image of Data Presentation Tools 26 May 2021 - 26 May 2021

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Data Presentation Tools

Every day, we experience data presentations in a variety of ways.  These ubiquitous presentations are part of our routine daily life.  This presentation will review the popular ways data is presented and the ideas we can learn from these examples.  There are restrictions on visual space, user interaction, data prioritization, and user expectations.  These factors influence and guide the design and decisions on how data is presented.

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wgt image of Pandemic Relief Funding: Reviewing and Auditing Awarded Contracts 27 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021

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Pandemic Relief Funding: Reviewing and Auditing Awarded Contracts

Pandemic relief funds provided through the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan of 2021 has resulted in a large number of grants being awarded to aid in the fight against Covid 19 to many first-time recipients.

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Camera Photo Gallery

Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.