Walsh College Offers Free Webinars Detailing its Highly Regarded Undergraduate, Graduate Business Degree Programs

Walsh College has scheduled free, information-rich webinars for highly motivated current and future business leaders interested in higher education in key undergraduate and graduate degree programs at one of Michigan’s leading business colleges.

Future students are encouraged to attend the mid-day Walsh College webinars to make their educational goals possible within the daily demands of their current careers. Participant registration is required to secure one of the limited spaces at each session by visiting www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.

The webinars will cover course and program content; on-campus and online content delivery; application, admission, and enrollment requirements; career services; and general information about the College. Each will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

Walsh’s $35 application fee will be waived for all webinar participants.

The dates, times, and webinar leaders are:

Wed., April 29, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Master of Business Administration (MBA), featuring James McHann, Ph.D., professor.
Wed., April 29, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Master of Science in Finance (MSF), featuring Greg Todd, MSF, CMA, associate professor and chair, Finance and Economics.
Thurs., April 30, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), featuring Lee Meadows, Ph.D., professor.
Fri., May 1, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.: Accounting Programs (BAC, MAC), featuring Jennifer Sanderson, CPA, assistant professor and chair, Accounting, Business Law, and Taxation.
Wed., May 6, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), featuring Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor.
Wed., May 6, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), featuring Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor.
Thurs., May 14, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Master of Business Administration (MBA), featuring David Shields, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief academic officer.
Thurs., May 14, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Master of Science in Management (MSM), featuring Sheila Ronis, Ph.D., professor and chair, Management.

“Participants will hear from key faculty and other College leaders about the excellent programs that underscore the desirability and value of a Walsh degree for both students and employers,”said Heather Rigby, director, Admissions and Academic Advising. “The webinars will give future students important insight into the high-quality, academically challenging, and practical business education offered by Walsh.”

Summer semester registration for new students begins Monday, May 11. For more information on Walsh College and all programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh College Offers Free Webinars Detailing Undergraduate, Graduate Business Degree Programs

Walsh College has scheduled free, information-packed webinars for future students interested in enrollment in key undergraduate and graduate degree programs at one of Michigan’s leading business colleges. Participant registration is required for the session at www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.

The Walsh College webinars will cover course and program content; on-campus and online content delivery; application, admission, and enrollment requirements; career services; and general information about the College. They will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

Walsh’s $35 application fee will be waived for all webinar participants.

The dates and webinar leaders are listed below. Each session runs from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 29: Master of Business Administration (MBA), featuring David Shields, Ph.D.
Fri., Jan. 30: Master of Science in Management (MSM), featuring Sheila Ronis, Ph.D.
Fri., Feb. 6: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), featuring Phil Fioravante, Ph.D.
Wed., Feb. 11: Master of Business Administration (MBA), featuring David Shields, Ph.D.
Thurs., Feb. 12: Master of Science in Finance (MSF), featuring Greg Todd, MSF, CMA.
Fri., Feb. 13: Accounting Programs (BAC, MAC), featuring Jennifer Sanderson, CPA, chair, Accounting and Tax

“The webinars will give future students important insight into high-quality, academically challenging, and practical business education offered by Walsh,” said Heather Rigby, interim director, Admissions and Academic Advising. “They hear from key faculty and other College leaders about excellent programs that underscore the desirability and value of a Walsh degree for both students and employers.”

Spring priority registration for new students begins Mon., Feb. 16 and runs through Thurs., Apr. 9. For more information on Walsh College and all programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Plante Moran announces fall 2014 webinar series on broad range of business, international and tax topics

Southfield, Mich. – Sept. 15, 2014 – Plante Moran‘s webinar series returns this fall with 13 new online sessions that focus on timely issues facing today’s business leaders. The 13 webinars (many of them will be delivered via video) cover a wide range of pressing topics related to end-of-year tax planning, technology, health care, ERP and global business services.

There is no charge to participate in the webinars, which are approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. The fall webinars include:

ERP selection on the horizon? Think twice before doing it yourself
Tuesday, Oct. 7; 2-3 p.m. EDT

Ready for a new enterprise resource planning system? There are a number of critical factors to take into consideration when selecting and implementing an ERP system. For example, it’s important to understand this decision isn’t just about technology – it’s about people and processes as well.

Today’s global atmosphere – Are you fully informed to operate abroad?
Wednesday, Oct. 15; 2-3 p.m. EDT

Operating globally means contending with complexities, uncertainties and constant change. Whether an organization is thinking about or is currently operating outside of the United States, success abroad depends on staying informed of key issues, trends, best practices and strategies – everything from taxes and employee issues to minimizing risk and optimizing opportunities.

Just because you don’t talk about it doesn’t mean it’s not happening
Wednesday, Oct. 22; 2-3 p.m. EDT

The threat of fraud exists across every industry and within all areas of an organization; and the risks go far beyond potential financial loss. Fraud could compromise customer data and negatively impact a business’ reputation. Don’t become another statistic by waiting for fraud to occur.
Predictive analytics: It’s the intervention that matters
Wednesday, Nov. 5; 2-3 p.m. EST
Predictive analytics is the practice of extracting information from existing data sets in order to identify patterns that might predict future outcomes and trends. It is at the peak of its hype cycle in health care, but is it really “the next big thing”? Or is it being oversold?

Plante Moran experts will explore these questions, the concepts of predictive analytics, the use of predictive analytics in national intelligence settings and how these same concepts and technology can be applied to health care.

2014 Year-end tax planning: This time it’s personal
Monday, Nov. 17; 10-11 a.m. EST

Join Plante Moran’s personal tax specialists as they discuss 2014’s top year-end tax planning tips. From Medicare surtaxes and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) triggers, to estate and gift planning and a variety of strategies to lower an individual tax bill, the Plante Moran experts will help formulate a plan for 2014 and beyond.

Countdown to 2015: Year-end tax strategies for 2014 and beyond
Monday, Nov. 17; 2-3 p.m. EST

Join the Plante Moran tax specialists as they count down the top year-end tax strategies for 2014 and beyond. From health care reform and fixed asset planning, to opportunities for employee compensation and uncertain tax positions, this webinar offers something for everyone. The webinar also covers hot state and local tax issues.

To register for the Plante Moran webinars, or for information on the other seven webinars, please visit www.webinars.plantemoran.com.

About Plante Moran
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014, Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is one of the country’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

Plante Moran announces spring 2014 webinar series on broad range of business, international and tax topics

Southfield, Mich. — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and business advisory firms, announces its annual spring webinar series begins April 2. The 16 webinars cover a wide range of topics including tax, technology, employee benefits consulting, franchises, government, health care, higher education, K-12 education, not-for-profit, manufacturing, real estate and construction and business services.

There is no charge to participate in the webinars, which are approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit and are part of an ongoing series of educational webinars launched by Plante Moran in 2009. Specifically, a few of the spring webinars include:

The Next Wave of FATCA Is Coming: Are You Prepared?
Tuesday, April 29; 2-3 p.m. EDT

As the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) continues, beginning July 1, any payment of U.S. source income to a non-U.S. entity recipient will be subject to a 30 percent withholding tax. Many previously obtained forms W-8BEN will become invalid and must be replaced with the new form W-8BEN-E. Therefore, any documentation failures discovered by the IRS likely will result in assessment of withholding tax, interest, and penalties against the withholding agent.

During this webinar, Plante Moran experts will educate internationally active organizations about the continued implementation of FATCA and how to prepare to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:
• Identify the ins and outs of FATCA and how they apply to internationally active organizations
• Distinguish the four-step process to comply with FATCA

Cyber Security — What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You
Tuesday, May 6; 10-11 a.m. EDT

In an ideal world, an organization would know if it has been targeted for a cyber-attack, the way the attack would occur and the associated risks. The reality is that new technologies lead to both evolved and new threats — all becoming increasingly hostile. No one can predict when confidential information like customer data and organizational intelligence will be compromised and to what extent, which is why organizations continue to identify cyber security as a top challenge.

During this webinar, Plante Moran experts will discuss the myriad virtual connecting points, how these allow for greater vulnerabilities and what organizations can do to protect themselves from a cyber-threat. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify emerging threats and identify risks
• Determine potential risk level
• Develop or improve a defensive strategy
• Articulate best practices on ensuring organizationwide adoption

All Quiet on the Tax Front? Just Add SALT
Wednesday, May 7; 2–3 p.m. EDT

The one thing you can count on with tax is change. Looking back over the last year and looking forward into the remainder of 2014, there are a variety of developments in the state and local tax (SALT) arena worth paying attention to, including the return of the due process clause as it relates to nexus. Are you prepared?

During this webinar, Plante Moran experts will discuss these changes and other hot-button issues. At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
• Identify three current developments occurring in the state and local tax (SALT) arenas.
• Identify developing SALT trends, including the return of the due process clause as it relates to nexus.
Staying the Course: Monitoring Your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Investment Portfolio
Wednesday, May 21; 2-3 p.m. EDT

After an investment strategy has been tailored to the unique mission and goals of a not-for-profit organization, the organization needs to plan how it will actively supervise and monitor its investment portfolio to ensure it stays on track.

During this webinar, Plante Moran experts will discuss the importance of reviewing performance, interpreting results and identifying adjustments needed to maintain performance and manage risk. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify the importance of goal-based performance reviews and initiate portfolio adjustments when appropriate.
• Predict how spending policy, fundraising, and capital projects can affect the process.
• Establish a reliable monitoring process through verification and documentation of performance results relative to benchmarks and guidelines.
• Recognize the importance of reviewing the impact of recent market activity for purposes of rebalancing the portfolio, and when to revisit and adjust an investment strategy.

To register for the Plante Moran webinars and/or to view the entire spring webinar series, please visit www.webinars.plantemoran.com.

About Plante Moran
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014, Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is one of the country’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

Plante Moran Announces 2013 Fall Webinar Series

Healthcare consolidation, innovation, talent development and home building sustainability among top topics

Southfield, Mich., September 13, 2013 — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and business advisory firms, today announced its fall webinar series that will focus on a variety of actionable general business topics and several targeting specific industries.

The series of 18 webinars will begin on Sept. 19 with “Best-in-class approaches to ERP strategy and performance” and end on Dec. 12 with “Buying innovation is an option.” Eight of the webinars will be presented via video.

A few of the noteworthy general webinars include:

  • Choosing the Right Partner for Global Expansion, Oct. 3
  • Bringing the Cloud Back to Earth, Oct. 29
  • Succession Planning: It’s Not Just About the CEO Anymore, Oct. 30
  • Aligning the Stars: When Is the Right Time to Consider Selling a Business?, Nov.8
  • Fraud: The Unexpected Purchase, Nov. 13
  • 2013 Year-end Tax Planning: What Businesses and Business Owners Should Know to Manage their Income Tax Exposures, Nov. 20

On Thursday, Oct. 17, a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Michael Barber, chief medical officer with National Church Residences – the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing and services – will be led by Plante Moran’s National Healthcare Practice Leader Matt Weekley. The two will discuss the current status of consolidation in the senior care and services industry as well as the affiliation models in the changing landscape of senior care.

Additional highlights of the webinar series will include:

Succession Planning: It’s Not Just About the CEO Anymore
Wednesday, Oct. 30
A succession plan historically has been seen as a requirement to maintain stability in the C-suite. Today, it has a broader meaning and a different name – talent development plan. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to create a business case for a succession/talent development plan; understand the importance of looking at multiple people for their succession/talent development plan; and learn and implement best practices for creating a succession/talent development plan.

Leading Home Builders Share Their Strategies for Sustainability
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Across the country there are signs of new life in the home building industry. However, even with the upturn, many businesses have guarded optimism. Plante Moran’s construction practice assembled a panel of leading home builders to share their thoughts on the next steps for the industry. They will look back for lessons learned and discuss current strategies they have developed for long-term sustainability.

Aligning the Stars: When is the Right Time to Consider Selling a Business?
Friday, Nov. 8
Plante Moran experts will help owners assess the sale-readiness of a business relative to personal objectives, understand how to evaluate exit strategies and the implications for all stakeholders and become familiar with available tools to mitigate problems.

Buying Innovation is an Option
Thursday, Dec. 12
The results of Plante Moran’s 2013 Innovation Quotient survey indicate that seven out of 10 organizations are convinced that they will be more successful with innovation if they collaborated. The majority of survey participants had a history of collaborating with suppliers and customers, but some were branching out and looking at small entrepreneurial companies and universities to collaborate with on innovation. This webinar will explore research available from universities, how new business incubators work, and what an ecosystem for innovation is and how it works.

For a complete listing of webinars, registration, and CPE information, please visit.webinars.plantemoran.com.
All webinars will be archived and available for replay at webinars.plantemoran.com a few days after they occur.

About Plante Moran
Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

Plante Moran Spring 2013 webinar series to focus on critical business topics

Southfield, Mich. — March 18, 2013 – Plante Moran, the nation’s 11th largest public accounting and business advisory firm, has announced its spring webinar series with topics that focus on critical and timely business issues. There is no charge to participate in the webinars, which are approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit and are part of a continuing series of educational webinars launched by Plante Moran in 2009.

This spring’s topics cover a broad range of business and tax issues for organizations and executives, including:

  • Three webinars on critical decisions for businesses related to healthcare reform
  • Changes to the Fair Value Measurement standards caused by updates to ASU 2011-04
  • Utilizing business intelligence to gain a competitive edge
  • Disaster recovery planning: lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy
  • Top trends in state and local taxes in 2013 and beyond
  • Making the HR department a strategic partner in your company
  • Tax strategies for the high-income individual
  • A captive insurance company could offer tax savings

For a complete listing of the webinar schedules and registration and CPE information, please visit http://www.plantemoran.com/perspectives/webinars/Pages/home.aspx.

About Plante Moran
Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.

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