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Happy New Year!

Dear FAR Members:

Happy New Year!

In my last two letters to the membership I spoke about all the changes that FAR has undergone or was planning.  I thought I would keep with that theme and share even more changes we have been making.  

All new members and non-profit guests that have attended the luncheons are greeted by a member of the membership committee at the registration table. The membership representative is there to welcome and provide general information.  We have been receiving a lot of positive feedback on the very simple, but very personalized, change.

FAR is also working on getting more exposure within the DC area.  We will again have a booth at ASAE's FHRBOC in May and will be a sponsor for the Association Trends CFO of the Year awards luncheon.

Finally, I'm very excited to announce the Board has retained McKinley Advisors to help with the FAR brand campaign.  Work on this project is scheduled to start in early February.  McKinley Advisors will be contacting some of you to participate in focus groups and surveys. If you are asked, I hope you will consider participating.  

I wish everyone a very healthy and prosperous 2016!

Susan Medick, CPA, CAE 
FAR Chair 

The Value of FAR Education
By Joe Stangl, CPA - FAR Board Member, CPE Committee Chair

There are many benefits of attending FAR educational sessions.  As professionals, we are expected to be subject matter experts in many areas and to have a working knowledge of even more areas.  We all know how difficult it is to remain current, especially when we wear multiple hats.  Attendees consistently rate the quality, subject matter, and usefulness of the education that FAR provides very highly.  This is by design, as the FAR Board and its Committees feel that top quality education is one of the most important parts of its core mission.
FAR February Luncheon
Art Herold, FAR Member and partner Webster, Chamberlain and Bean
Hugh Webster, Julie Boynton, James Wilson

We hope you'll join us here on Thursday, February 18, for a panel discussion on "Employment Issues Facing FAR Members." Art Herold, FAR Board Member and Partner at Webster, Chamberlain and Bean will moderate the panel that includes Hugh Webster and James Wilson from Webster, Chamberlain and Bean and Julie Boynton, a Senior Human Resources Consultant. Think now about the key questions you would like to have answered. You'll be invited to submit these when you register or ask them from the floor.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Room: Academy Hall
(map and directions)

This program will be  evaluated for CPE credit and for Continuing Education credit.

FAR is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 34219-2417.  Web-site:  www.nasba.org.

For more information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact the FAR office at: 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or email (hq@far-roundtable.org).

There are no refunds or cancellations accepted after February 12, 2016. Field of Study: Legal Program level is basic - update. There are no pre-requisites nor advanced preparation.  It is Group-Live delivery method. Sponsor ID: 109395
FAR February Nonprofit Breakfasts

Topic: Storytelling, Marketing, Business Development
Host: CliftonLarsonAllen
When: Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
Where: 4250 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 1020, Arlington, VA 22203
Topic: Internal Controls, Accounting Processes & Procedures
Host: Savills Studley
When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: 1201 F Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 

Welcome to Our New Resource Members!

We are happy to welcome the following new, and a few returning, resource members into the FAR family!

Gold Members: 
DelCor Technologies  
Legal Placements, Inc. 

Silver Members: 
Cardinal Bank 
elite personnel 
EngageHRnow, LLC 
Justin Bradley 
Meeting Management Services 
Newmark, Grubb, Knight, Frank
Northern Trust 
Vigilant Financial 

(Resource memberships are currently on hold, if you want to be added to the wait list, please contact hq@far-roundtable.org.)
The Magic 3 of Leadership Development
By Seth Kahan

There are three activities that make the difference for those leaders who consistently rise to the top when it comes to career, salary, and impact.  The Magic 3, as I like to call them, are (1) transformative experience, (2) peer exchange, and (3) strategic reflection.  Below I explain each one and give you things you can do for each.

I have served as an executive advisor to CEOs since 2000 and led my own CEO Peer Groups for over five years. In these roles I have sat in on hundreds of hours of CEOs talking about what is helping them and what is holding them back. It is clear those who prioritize their professional development are the same leaders who have great careers, no matter how you measure it.


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