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NASBA Center for Public Trust
150 Fourth Avenue N., Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219

2021 StudentCPT Leadership Conference

NASBA Center for the Public Trust’s StudentCPT hosted the 2021 StudentCPT Leadership Conference (SLC) via Zoom June 7 – 9 from 12 PM – 2 PM CST. During these three days, we had guest speakers share relevant topics along with training each day for incoming student leaders. With an average of 25 students registered for each general and StudentCPT specific session, we were excited about the participation in this year’s SLC.

Dr. Lisa Ordóñez, Dean and Stanley and Pauline Foster Endowed Chair, Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego, shared a great presentation on decades of research on performance goals. Her topic was “Goals Gone Wild: The Unintended Effects of Goal Setting on Employee Performance” and she showed how goals can both increase productivity while also generating undesirable and unethical activities.

The second day, Ryan Hirsch, Senior Director for Surgent Accounting & Financial Education, joined us to discuss Three Ways Technology Can Impact Ethical Decision-Making. It was great to have Ryan back to share his knowledge and engage with our students on how technological advances can enhance ethical decision-making processes and how these skills will be essential to developing long-term career success.

Our last day, Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Ethics and Diversity Officer, NASBA and President, NASBA Center for the Public Trust, presented on Strengths Based Leadership utilizing the CliftonStrengths assessment taken by the student participants. He shared leadership strategies and tips on how students can lead with their strengths.

Ashley (Metivier) Stoker, Student Programs Manager for the NASBA Center for the Public Trust, conducted our StudentCPT only workshops and officer trainings on topics including, “Recruiting Lifelong Leaders” and “Meaningful Meetings”. Her sessions have our student leaders ready to lead their StudentCPT chapters in the fall.