Summit 2022

Western Summit:
Nov. 14, 2022

Eastern Summit:
Nov. 17, 2022

CPE Credits: 5-Other
Free for those selected

PICPA’s new IMPACT Summit was developed for young professionals like you who are ready to take your career to the next level. Sessions include leadership and presentation skills that will help set you apart as a future leader. There are two programs: one on Nov. 14 in Pittsburgh and one on Nov. 17 in Philadelphia. They are for PICPA members only. 

Complimentary registration includes CPE credits, lunch, a certificate of completion, and a happy hour celebration.

Nominate yourself or someone at your firm today.

Due to limited space, attendees must be nominated to be considered for this conference. Nominees must be:

  • A PICPA member
  • A licensed CPA
  • Have worked in the accounting profession for five to 10 years

Eastern Pennsylvania IMPACT Summit

Location: Marriott, Conshohocken
Date: Nov. 17, 2022
CPE Credits: 5-Other

Western Pennsylvania IMPACT Summit

Location: Double Tree in Greentree, Pittsburgh
Date: Nov. 14, 2022
CPE Credits: 5-Other


10:30 a.m.
Registration Opens

11:00 a.m.
Greetings from PICPA Leadership
Adam Batchelor
Adam Batchelor
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

11:10 a.m.

Professional Issues Update: Future of the Profession 

  • The CPA pipeline
    • What PICPA is doing on your behalf regarding the pipeline and forces shaping the profession
    • What you can do to impact the pipeline
  • Insights gained by the national landscape, the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, Pennsylvania legislature, and NASBA
  • Disruptive forces in the profession and how they are changing life for young professionals in firms
Jen Cryder, CPA
CEO & Executive Director

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Leadership in a Hybrid Workplace

  • Why hybrid? What's been working? What hasn't? 
  • Hybrid work's impact on recruiting and retention
  • A look ahead at the future of hybrid work
Stefania DeMarco
National Director, Business Development

  • Communication strategies within your hybrid team
  • Setting boundaries in a remote work environment
  • How to effectively use technology in a hybrid space
J.D. Hurley
J.D. Hurley
Firm Administrator
McClintock & Associates

1:50 p.m.

Building Communication Skills for Professional Growth

  • Overview of communication skills required to provide effective leadership
  • How to build confidence as a presenter and communicator through practice and self-evaluation
  • Leveraging your communication strengths to maintain authenticity and credibility
  • Finding and intentionally creating opportunities to leverage communication for career advancement
Adam Batchelor
Adam Batchelor
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

2:40 p.m.
Take a Break

3:00 p.m.

Building a Team of Change Agents

  • Understand the five key mindsets for future success
  • Boost trust, judgment, and independence in a hybrid team
  • Make innovation and change an everyday habit, not an optional extra
Gihan Perera
Gihan Perrera
Futurist, Conference Speaker, Online Presenter

3:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • What challenges have you faced thus far in your career?
  • How have these challenges impacted your ability to succeed in your career?
  • How can the PICPA help you face these challenges? 

4:40 p.m.
Happy Hour!

6:00 p.m.
Thank you for coming!

Nomination Form


Nominate a rising star in your organization who demonstrates exceptional technical proficiency and a strong desire to develop as a leader. Attendees of this no-cost, special CPE event must be:
  • Nominated (self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged)
  • A PICPA member
  • A licensed CPA
  • An accounting professional with five to 10 years of experience
Nominations are due by Oct. 28.

Has this nominee already participated in any leadership training courses?
Is this nominee already on a leadership track at the company?

[100 words or less]

Nominator (if applicable)