CPE/CLE Fall Schedule



Price $174.99

When: Friday, December 16th, 2016. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Location: Penn State Abington @ 611 - 1475 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

CPE Credits: 8 Finance CPE

CLE Credits:7 Substantive CLE

Delivery Method:Group Live

Please come out and join us for this special presentation that will be full of important financial information for investors and their advisors. Whether you are an attorney providing incidental financial advice to a client or a CPA engaged in financial planning services, this presentation will bring you up to speed on where the U.S. economy stands, current valuation metrics for publicly traded securities, and other financial trends.  We will also discuss various quantitative tools that may assist practitioners in identifying important inflection points in 2017 and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

Review current economic indicators and market indices 
Examine fundamental drivers of economic performance
Explore current topics in finance
Discuss investment strategies and investment opportunities

The presenter:

William Kline is an Assistant Professor of Management at Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph's University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Kutztown University. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, and the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in November of 2006.

Prior to entering academia, Mr. Kline was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he completed valuations for mergers and acquisitions, business planning, as well as tax and financial reporting. Mr. Kline also spent time consulting at CBIZ Valuation Group, Inc. and Curtis Financial Group, a regional investment bank.

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Saturday, December 17th, 2016. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Location: Temple University, Ambler -

580 Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

CPE Credits: 4 Ethics & 4 Business Management CPE

CLE Credits: 4 Ethics & 3 Substantive CLE

Delivery Method:Group Live


How can you be sure that the retirement savings you have invested in the stock market is not funding inflated CEO salaries or lousy innovation strategies that will never be successful? We must look no further than the corporate scandals of recent years (e.g. Enron, Worldcom, Vivendi, Parmalet) to get a sense of the social cost of lousy corporate behavior. From 1998 to 2001, Enron shareholders lost $74 billion, of which $40 to $45 billion was attributable to fraud. Enron employees lost $2 billion from their pensions. How did this happen? Scholars show that ineffective corporate governance - a dysfunctional relationship between the firm's shareholders and its management - is among the causes of the Enron debacle.

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

The impact of poor governance is not isolated to these high-profile stories. In this two-part seminar, we will review the theory and evidence that explains why powerful managers often act in self-interest, and how shareholders try to guard against this. We will also discuss the surprising costs of keeping a short leash on management. Later sessions will cover case studies in corporate governance, bringing to life the theory and evidence from the scholarly research. Discussion is encouraged!

Learning Objectives:

Review recent lapses in business ethics
Examine the fundamentals of agency theory and academic literature examining principal/agent goal alignment
Discuss potential organizational controls

The Presenter:

Dr. Tim Swift is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management, serving at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA since 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in strategic management, an M.B.A. in financial management, and is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He has fourteen years of senior management experience in the telecommunications and high-tech industries. A few years ago, Tim learned that his doctoral degree afforded him the credibility to serve as an expert witness; he has been asked to conduct several business valuations for Philadelphia area attorneys. He is now the Proprietor of The Swift Group, LLC, a consulting firm that provides business valuation and strategic management consulting services. Dr. Swift’s research focuses on technology and innovation management. He has been published in the top academic journals in his field, such as Strategic Management Journal and Research Policy.

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