CPE Course 2019 Emerging Leaders' Summit w/ the NH Bankers Assoc., NH Bar Assoc. & the FPA of Northern NE

August 6, 2019

8:30am — 4:30pm

Location Manchester

Member Price $249.00
Non-member Price $249.00

Curriculum Personal Development, Specialized Knowledge, Other

Field of Interest Personal Development, Practice Management, Other

Level Intermediate

Designed For

Up and coming leaders, young professionals looking for the skills to become a leader, and professionals looking to learn leadership skills and network with the top professionals. **It was determined that this program does qualify for 115 minutes of NHMCLE credit.**


The NH Bar Association, New Hampshire Society of CPAs, NH Bankers Association and the Financial Planners of Northern New England present the 2019 Emerging Leaders’ Summit! This event is designed to help financial and legal professionals expand their knowledge of tools and strategies to assist them on their path to being a true leader. This year’s program will include presentations on self-branding, change management, tips for keeping new employees happy (without making your current staff feel undervalued), and so much more. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to network with your peers and gain the skills you need to reach your goals!

This is a one-of-a-kind event where you will have several opportunities to learn from and network with leaders from four professions! If you are serious about advancing your career, you must attend the 2019 Emerging Leaders’ Summit! 

**No print materials provided for this event. All materials will be provided electronically.**

It was determined that this program does qualify for 115 minutes of NHMCLE credit.


Moderator: Jennifer Elder, CSP, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS

Guest Speakers : Amanda Grappone-Osmer- Owner of Grappone Automotive & Teresa Rosenberger, Esq.- President & CEO of Devine Strategies

Presentations Include:

Leadership in 2019 – Lessons Learned in Failure, Success and Rapid Change
Presented by Matt Cookson, President & CEO of Cookson Strategic Communications
Being in a leadership roles today offers rewards, presents challenges and requires constant preparedness. Some of us are accidental leaders and others were class presidents in fifth grade. Today’s leaders – no matter how they got there – need to be very focused on the culture and the team, while juggling numerous responsibilities and relying more on technology than ever before to get the job done. This session will focus on what it takes to become a leader, why it is okay to fail, and lessons learned that can be applied to leading organizations into the 2020s.

Closing the Generation Gap: Breaking the Cycle to Create a More Inviting and Productive Workplace
Presented by Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, CEO of HR Partners
Every generation is different, and different people have different needs. Whether it is better healthcare, paid time off, shortened work hours, childcare or more money to meet the increased cost of living, every generation comes into the workforce looking to sculpt an environment that fits their needs. So, how do you cater to a new generation, without upsetting the one before it? The better question maybe, how can we stop the cycle of discrimination and judgement and create an environment that fosters acceptance and productivity while providing the benefits that keep all employees happy?   

Get on Board    
Presented by Kathleen Reardon, CEO of  the NH Center for Nonprofits
Serving on a nonprofit board is a great way to make a difference in your community while also building your network and leadership skills. In this session, you'll learn about the role and responsibilities of the nonprofit board, questions you should ask when joining board, and resources to support you in this vital volunteer role.  Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the NH Center for Nonprofits will share her knowledge of NH’s nonprofit community and ways you can become an effective board leader.

Ask Me Anything- Panel of the Day's Presenters
Everything discussed today is something that you will need to succeed as a great leader, but great leaders are not experts in everything. This panel of specialists is here to help you delve deeper into aspects of business that are not in your area of expertise. Now is the time to ask them anything you want to know!

Speed Up Your Success with a Fantastic First Impression
Presented by Jennifer Elder
If you only have 7 seconds to make a first impression you better make sure it’s a good one.  This interactive session will help you identify your current first impression and identify eight ways to deliberately improve and establish your personal brand.

Powerful Project Management
Presented by Jennifer Elder
Your professional success is dependent upon finishing projects on time, on budget, and meeting or exceeding the desired goals.  This fun session (involving a deck of cards) will help you identify and master the secrets of successful project management.

Powerful Project Management
Presented by Jennifer Elder
Your professional success is dependent upon finishing projects on time, on budget, and meeting or exceeding the desired goals.  This fun session (involving a deck of cards) will help you identify and master the secrets of successful project management.


Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, · Kathleen Reardon · Matt Cookson · Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell

Jennifer Elder, CSP, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS works with companies to find creative solutions to their most challenging problems. She helps financial leaders become more strategic, stay ahead of the competition, and be more successful. As a consultant and keynote speaker Jennifer is known for being energetic and enthusiastic. She has a natural talent for taking complicated topics and making them simple, practical, and immediately implementable. She has worked with the Fortune 500, US Government, State CPA Societies, and CPA firms in 48 states and 5 countries. In 2018, CPA Practice Advisor named Jennifer one of the Top 25 Women in Accounting. The AICPA and MACPA named her a “Woman to Watch” in 2015. She has been awarded Outstanding Educator by the AICPA five times. Also in 2018, Jennifer earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. She is one of only 10 people worldwide who hold both the CPA and CSP designations.Jennifer serves on the board of the New Hampshire Society of CPAs and on the Joint AICPA/NASBA CPE Committee. When not on the road teaching, she is either on her boat on Chesapeake Bay or skiing the slopes of New Hampshire with her husband and two cats (no, the cats don’t ski!)close
Kathleen Reardon is Chief Executive Officer of the NH Center for Nonprofits. She leads the strategic direction and overall operations of the Center, a statewide nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the impact and visibility of the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire. Ms. Reardon joined the Center in January 2016, after 18 years with Citizens Bank, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Giving. Her work at Citizens included public and media relations, foundation and corporate giving, community development, and volunteer and event management. Ms. Reardon also held public relations and development positions at nonprofit organizations including Swift Water Girl Scout Council and Rivier College. Ms. Reardon currently serves on the board of the NH Community Loan Fund. Her prior nonprofit board service includes the NH Center for Nonprofits, the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, and the Women’s Business Center. She also served on the NH Economic Development Advisory Council and the State Parks Advisory Council. She is a graduate of Leadership NH Class and was named to the Union Leader’s Forty under 40.She earned a BA in Political Science from Holy Cross and a MA in Liberal Studies and Social Sciences from Wesleyan University.close
For more than 30 years, Matt has been very fortunate to work with and learn from leaders and innovators in the private sector, higher education and government. With a constant focus on strategic communications and its role in advancing an organization, this invaluable experience is the platform on which he has built his current business, Cookson Communications. The firm works in partnership with clients to provide effective communications and marketing strategies and services that help clients engage with their target audiences, elevate visibility and achieve company goals.Matt has held senior level positions in higher education at the University of Connecticut, New England College, Antioch University and the University System of New Hampshire, where he served as associate vice chancellor of external relations before launching his company. He worked in the private sector with PC Connection and ran a tech spin-off startup company for several years. He also worked in state government in the Connecticut State Legislature and as a liaison to the governor, the NH Department of Health and Humans Services as legislative director, and in the federal government as a congressional press secretary.In 2010, he launched Cookson Communications. Located in downtown Manchester, the firm services several major accounts in the higher education, manufacturing, technology, and nonprofit sectors. Matt spends his time on strategy and consulting services for many leaders across the state. The firm also handles all aspects of managing the NH Tech Alliance, and Matt has served as executive director since 2010.Matt received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UConn and is a 2003 Leadership New Hampshire Associate. He co-founded Stay Work Play in 2009. That same year, he was named as one of the “25 Leaders of the Future” by Business NH Magazine. He was an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire, where he taught public relations courses and has been actively engaged in many boards and organizations in his adopted home state of New Hampshire. As a believer in lifelong learning, in 2019 he completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.close
Pubali Chakravorty-Campbell, SHRM-SCPChief Executive Officer of HR PartnersAs an accomplished entrepreneur, Pubali has lived through both the challenges and the successes of being a business owner. Her first company was multiple award winning (Hippo Press, Union Leader, and New Hampshire Magazine), and the focus of several local and national television, radio, and magazine features, including New Hampshire Chronicle and WMUR.Pubali’s passion is sharing her knowledge to help other businesses grow and succeed. Leveraging her robust background and experience in business administration, executive coaching, and a professional designation as a Senior Certified HR Professional, she specializes in strategic human resources for business owners and leaders who have the desire to take themselves, their workforce, or their businesses to the next level.Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Pubali has been in New England since 1997 when she relocated to Boston to attend Boston University (B.A. Economics, ‘01). Pubali was selected as a New Hampshire Magazine Remarkable Woman in 2010 and inducted into the very prestigious 40 Under 40 by the NH Union Leader in 2012. She is a graduate of both Leadership Greater Manchester (’11) and Leadership New Hampshire (’12).Pubali is also a trained Executive Coach (Coaches Training Institute, CA), Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designated by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), sits on the board of Saint Anselm College’s Center for Ethics in Business Governance, and a member of the Southern NH Chapter of the National Charity League.Key Skills and ServicesOED (Organizational Effectiveness and Design)Business strategy and planning; business operations strategyChange managementEmployee engagementCorporate culture development and enhancementMeeting and retreat facilitationCorporate and individual trainingExpert public speaker and presenterclose




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