BEST 2017 - Bellevue Educational Seminars and Training

When:  Oct 20, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Seattle Chapter
Join us for two great sessions presented by Gary Brose and Susan Wolcott, focused on employee motivation and organizational ethics.  For those who missed our fun-filled April comedy event, BEST will fulfill your annual 2 hours of ethics related continuing education required for CMAs.

Empowering Entrepreneurship through Employee Motivation

Gary Brose is a Seattle native guilty of serial entrepreneurship, having bought or started over two dozen companies including consulting, software, office supply, and multiple delivery services.  He currently focuses his attention on US Dispatch Corp.  He is the former Chairman of the Mayors Small Business Task Force in Seattle.  He has written three business books.  You can learn more about Gary Brose at his consulting website,

Personal Ethics and Organizational Ethics: How Can They Work Together?

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal. Wells Fargo’s fake bank accounts. Samsung’s corruption. As individual accountants and members of IMA, we believe in ethics. So, what can we do to influence and support ethical decision making and behavior in our organizations? This session will explore methods for improving organizational ethics, including governance practices, organizational culture, ethical frameworks, and compliance programs.

ABOUT: Susan K. Wolcott, PhD, CPA, CMA

Susan Wolcott is Thought Leader for professional education at CPA Canada and an educational consultant with WolcottLynch Associates in Bellevue. She works with educators around the world to support critical thinking and ethical reasoning development, competency assessment, and curriculum innovation.

Susan is co-author of Cost Management: Measuring, Monitoring, and Motivating Performance (Wiley). Along with other members of an IMA-MAS Task Force, she developed a new framework for accounting education, calling for greater focus on students’ long-run careers. Susan is currently working on a major project for CPA Canada to define accountants’ career-spanning competencies.

Susan currently teaches at Aalto University (Finland) and Indian School of Business (Hyderabad). She has won awards for teaching excellence at IE Business School (Madrid) and University of Denver. She also worked in public accounting for ten years (including Coopers & Lybrand in Portland, OR). She holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Accounting and I formation Systems from Northwestern University and a BBA in accounting from University of Portland.

Event Details

Sponsored by: The IMA Greater Seattle Chapter
Held at: Bellevue Club  11200 Southeast Sixth Street, Bellevue, WA 98004

CPE Credits: 4, of which 2 are CMA ethics credits

RSVP: RSVP is required for this event. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, October 16, 2017.
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Price: $30 Members & Guests - bring a friend for FREE!
Everyone is invited (Membership is not required). Payments accepted via Amazon (button below) or cash/check at the event. 

 Due by Noon on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.


Bellevue Club
11200 SE Sixth St
Bellevue, WA


IMA Greater Seattle Chapter Board