Breakout Sessions

Sponsor Breakout Sessions

Join our sponsors for one-of-a-kind presentations on topics from project management to sustainability.
View the topics and sign up for the sessions below!

November 11th at 5:00 PM CT

Decoding the “Alphabet Soup” of ESG Reporting

Ken Witt, AICPA & CIMA, Senior Manager, MA and Member Engagement

While sustainability, or ESG issues have previously been primarily in the domain of larger, consumer-facing, public companies, often with limited involvement by the finance function, this is no longer the case. With increased urgency about climate impacts and the widespread embrace of major social issues, there is also increased demand for disclosures on these concerns being made by investors, and other stakeholders, including regulators.

One of the challenges that businesses face in responding to these increased demands is what has often been referred to as the “alphabet soup” of reporting frameworks and standards. This session will provide an overview of the rapidly-changing reporting and regulatory landscape and the likely impact on companies of all sizes.


November 11th at 5:30 PM CT

Get to know the GRE General Test to Lock in Future Success
Kathy Henderson, Associate Director of Academic Partnerships, Educational Testing Services

Ensure future success by getting the information and test-taking strategies that you need to be more confident on test day. 




November 11th at 6:00 PM CT

An Introduction to Junior Achievement

Laura Goodman, Vice President – Volunteer Engagement, Junior Achievement USA

Did you know you can make a difference in the life of a child in as little as 15 minutes? Studies show that now, more than ever, young people need a positive caring adult in their lives and that could be you! Join Laura Goodman, Vice President of Volunteer Engagement from Junior Achievement USA (JA) to learn more about who JA is and how you can be a part of our incredible volunteer network. JA provides in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for you to participate in the delivery of any of our Kindergarten to 12th grade learning experiences.

November 11th at 6:30 PM CT

Learn the Basics of Project Management in 45 minutes

Kerry Brooks, Product Manager, Project Management Institute

It is widely acknowledged that a basic knowledge of project management can provide value to people with a variety of roles in a vast range of endeavors. Project management skills can help a young student working on a science project realize success, or a corporate executive settle personality disputes. These skills can help a nurse streamline shift changes to improve patient response times on their ward. They can help an IT professional deliver innovative software in record time or help a government agency improve the services they provide in a more economical manner.

The question is - how does someone with no formal project management experience get started?  Well, that’s where KICKOFF comes in.  It’s a FREE, 45-minute digital course and toolkit that guides you through the basics of project management, so you can effectively launch your project(s) from start to finish.  Join us to learn more about KICKOFF, how it works, and how you can begin using what you learn right away, to lead the change you want to happen.