Indianapolis, IN – The CPA Center of Excellence® was presented with the Silver Award for “eLearning and Live Training” by Association Trends at a ceremony on February, 23, in Washington, D.C. Association Trends, a provider of news and information for association leaders, annually recognizes association excellence across the country through its TRENDS All Media Contest.

The award-winning CPA Center of Excellence® is a wholly-owned subsidiary of INCPAS, established in 2014 to enhance business skills vital to the success of CPAs and other professionals. The components recognized by this award include:

These courses are designed to cultivate the “soft skills” that ultimately are what will help CPAs and other professionals succeed throughout their career by going beyond mere technical knowledge: Communication, Critical Thinking, Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Networking & Collaboration. These online course modules are designed for CPAs and other professionals to take them whenever it’s convenient, and their progress in completing the course is saved as they start and stop at various points. Upon successful completion, a digital badge is awarded.

Competency-Based Ethics Course

The launch of this first-of-its-kind online competency-based course on ethics coincided with the effective date of a landmark rule change that made Indiana CPAs the first CPAs in the nation to be able to take competency-based education as one of three options to meet the ethics requirement for CPA license renewal. The course format is similar to the CPA Center of Excellence®’s other online courses and features interactive content.

Talent Academy

CPA partners, CFOs or those involved in HR often report that they are struggling with recruiting and retaining top talent. To help these companies focus on retention strategies that are innovative, relevant and manageable, the CPA Center of Excellence® hosted a new, live five-day Talent Academy in Indianapolis. The instructor was internationally-recognized thought leader in talent management and knowledge sharing David Griffiths, Ph.D., of Wales who co-authored an award-winning practice management case study based on his prior work with an Indiana CPA firm.

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