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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 30 or 60-minute conference presented over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has Internet access from any device. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. MAPCasts typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by audio or chat options.

CPE Credits
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MAPCasts qualify for Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) continuing education credit through the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the PAFM section of this website.



No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 30 or 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.


No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your own device or conference room.


A device with an Internet connection is all you need. If your device does not have sound capabilities, the ability to dial in from a telephone is available.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector/monitor and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars. PAFMs attend for free.

PCPS members are able to register at the CPAFMA member rate.

Fixing Feedback - MAPCast

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Renee Moelders, Consultant, ConvergenceCoaching
Objective: We will take a more programmatic look at the things firms can do to get feedback generating and flowing in the organization.
Field of Study: Personnel/HR
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Firms are shifting to continuous growth and feedback in their quest to quickly grow and develop their people. To get there, you need feedback mechanisms that communicate when team members are on track and where they can improve. Unfortunately, most firms currently employ cumbersome and ineffective performance management systems that don’t produce the necessary feedback soon enough. In this one-hour MAPCast, CPAFMA and BDO Alliance will explore four strategies to “fix” your firm’s feedback programs, including:

• Ensuring the right owner is in place for each team member’s development
• Teaching your people the right ways to accept and deliver feedback
• Increasing feedback frequency and sharing quick and easy mechanisms that work
• Eliminating lengthy and ineffective appraisal tools and processes
• Leave this session armed with the knowledge required to overhaul your feedback processes and begin reaping the benefits immediately!

Presenter Bio(s)
Renee Moelders is a consultant with ConvergenceCoaching, LLC, a national leadership and marketing consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders achieve success by working with them to develop and implement leadership, succession, human resources, and training and development plans.

Prior to joining ConvergenceCoaching, Renee was a Firm Administrator for Copeland Buhl & Company, PLLC, a medium-sized public accounting firm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. In her role as Firm Administrator, she was responsible for finance, operations, human resources and oversight of the administrative team. Over the course of her 20+ year career, Renee has worked for four different accounting firms around the country, exposing her to a variety of challenges in day-to-day operations as well as being instrumental in devising and executing long-term strategy. Renee has managed a variety of firm projects in the past including management and monitoring of the succession process as partners retire; developing and improving firm performance evaluation, career development and goal setting processes; software conversions and improvement in the firm’s utilization of computer systems and software; and development of dashboard financial reporting systems to help the organization focus on key metrics to move the organization forward. Because success in her prior Firm Administrator roles required Renee working closely with the Managing Partner and the partners to manage change, she is perfectly suited to her consulting role working closely with firm leaders within the ConvergenceCoaching client community.

For many years Renee has been an active member and leader in the CPA Firm Management Association. She served as the Vice President of the CPAFMA Minnesota Chapter, where she scheduled exciting and meaningful monthly programming for engaged participants. She also serves on the Planning Committee for the BDO Alliance HR Roundtable. Renee is a frequent speaker and writer on topics impacting CPA firm leaders and offers practical strategies for improvement and change. In her free time, she practices vinyasa yoga and enjoys walking, cooking for her husband and two kids, singing baritone in a women’s barbershop chorus, and reading.

$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.