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Fostering CPAs' leadership and strategic skills to move careers forward, faster.

August 19–21, 2020
Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson
Price: $1,500

Application deadline: August 1, 2020

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It’s not about climbing the ladder.

It’s about serving your team, your organization, and yourself.

It’s about being a CPA who can lead well.

What happens at a Leadership Academy?

In the fast-approaching future, successful CPAs must be leaders. Leadership Academy is the starting point for unlocking the full potential in the profession’s best and brightest young CPAs. This three-day event is cited by past participants as an invaluable boost to their careers.

WHAT TO EXPECT The I2A Leadership Academy is designed around a 3 stage process that includes:

INSTRUCTION

New learning, new ideas,
new perspectives

INTEGRATION

Combining new learning with what
you already know to develop insights
in your current context

ACTION

Development of personal
action plans

Participants will be actively engaged in dialog throughout the workshop and will be making presentations of their insights and action plans throughout the three days. Consistent with BLI’s approach to learning we will support the learning with active dialog and graphic facilitation techniques. Each young leader will leave with a set of tangible tools that they can use in their own organizations and as future volunteer leaders.

FACILITATORS The BLI Leadership Academy is built around teaching participants the i2a: Insights to Action Strategic Thinking System framework. The i2a system was co-authored by Tom Hood, CEO of The Business Learning Institute, and Rebekah J. Brown, Director of Development at the Maryland Association of CPAs.

  • Tom Hood, CPA

    CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute
    Tom is the founding CEO of The Business Learning Institute, co-developer of the i2a: Insights to Action Strategic Planning Process, and i2a Leadership Academy. A nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, Tom is committed to helping individuals and companies shape their future. Tom has been recognized by Accounting Today Magazine as the second most influential leader in the CPA profession.

  • Rebekah J. Brown, CPA

    Rebekah Brown is a CPA who is passionate about the bright future of the accounting profession. As part of her role at the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, Rebekah frequently presents to groups both locally and nationally on the future of the profession. Rebekah is a certified Insight to Action facilitator, having guided firms, non-profits and accounting professionals in the United States and Canada in the strategic planning process. In 2017 Rebekah was named one of the “20 Under 40 Superstars Who are Helping to Advance the Accounting Profession” by CPA Practice Advisor.

Firms and Organizations Who Have Had Staff
at BLI’s Leadership Academy

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