Business Success & Sustainability: Culture Matters and Annual Meeting


People operations... talent acquisition and retention... big challenges which can make or break a company. Join us for two extremely timely, engaging and thought-provoking sessions about creating work cultures that drive better business outcomes, and personal and professional success for individuals. 


Session 1: Bob Benoit CPA, MBA, CGMA, CMBC, Owner Bob Benoit, CPA, Author of Integrity Not Optional: Interactive workshop for CPA leaders, managers and staff  interested in practical ways to create, communicate, and monitor adherence to organizational vision and values 

Session 2: Liz  Greason, Co-founder, Maine Intercultural Communications Consultants: Culture is Critical: Keys to Leveraging Differences for Success

Concludes with MECPA Members Annual Meeting: Election of new officers, Recognition of retiring board members and volunteers; Overview of  the legislative agenda for upcoming year; and Networking Social Hour


Provide business professionals with tools and tips for creating, managing and flourishing in value-driven work cultures. 

Provide an overview of current diversity and inclusion efforts and the "business argument" for  recognizing and leveraging differences (generational, racial, gender, etc.) for the success of a firm, company, organization and its employees.


None Required.



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Standard Fee: $80.00


Standard Fee: $95.00

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University of New England - Portland
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
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May 27, 2020 1:00pm


May 27, 2020 5:00pm

Check-in starts at 12:30pm


Benoit, Robert

Bob Benoit, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CMBC was owner of BENOIT CPA for thirty years; Taskforce Member for COSO Internal Control — Integrated Framework; Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems; President of Lord & Benoit – a global SOX Section 404(a) compliance firm; Advisor to forty publicly-held Boards of Directors; Chief Compliance Officer with the Lord & Benoit Institute (custom designs ethics, integrity, transparency, accountability, corporate governance); Peer Reviewer with New England Peer Review; Member of MA Peer Review Acceptance Board for over ten years; Teacher with Loscalzo Associates; Guest speaker at various universities; Published in Wall Street Journal. Research Contributor to the SEC Subcommittee, SEC Concept Releases, the SEC/PCAOB Internal Control Roundtables and the AICPA Center for Audit Quality, PCAOB, BNA, CCH, RIA Thomson, each Big 4 Firm, plus 200+ organizations globally; Author of book “Integrity Not Optional.”

Greason, Liz Ms.

A Mainer by birth, Liz is co-founder of Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants. She lived in the Middle East for many years, where she taught students from around the world at the American University in Dubai, with a focus on effective cross-cultural communication. Since returning to the United States, Liz has applied her knowledge of the Middle East and Islam, cultural competency, and intercultural communication to help Maine businesses, non-profits, municipalities, hospitals, and schools effectively recruit and retain a diverse workforce and serve populations diverse in terms of national origin, race, class, and age, among other differences. Liz has also served on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine (USM) and Portland Adult Education. In addition to being trained at the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon (USA) Liz holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College in Women and Gender Studies and Reed College, and a Certificate in Mediation from USM.

Designed For:

Professional managers and staff in public accounting firms, private companies and nonprofit entities.


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