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Mastering Microsoft and Fraud Controls: Multi-state Conference

This event is designed to bolster your proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 tools while fortifying your business against the pervasive risks of frau...

Event Overview

This event is designed to bolster your proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 tools while fortifying your business against the pervasive risks of fraud and insufficient internal controls. Focusing on practical insights and strategies, our highly acclaimed speaker, Lawrence A. “Mac” McClelland, will guide you through the complexities of today’s most vital business technologies and security measures to enhance efficiency and productivity and safeguard your company’s assets.

Event Sessions

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Day #1
K2’s Microsoft Office 365/Office 365 – All the Things You Need to Know
Computer Software and Applications | 8 Credits
Lawrence A. “Mac” McClelland
09:00 AM to 04:30 PM America/Chicago

Microsoft 365/Office 365 continues to grow and evolve, yet most utilize only a fraction of the tools available in their subscription. For example, powerful resources such as SharePoint Online and audio and video conferencing can change how your organization communicates and collaborates. In contrast, more personal apps such as Teams, Planner, Flow, and Sway allow individuals to work more efficiently and effectively in virtually all facets of their jobs. Further, security enhancements to Office 365 mean that your organization can take advantage of all these features in a highly secure environment.

Isn’t it time you learned how to move beyond the traditional Microsoft 365/Office 365 applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook and unleash all your subscription offers? Join us in this fast-paced and highly interactive seminar where you will learn what you need to know to succeed with Microsoft 365/Office 365.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Day #2
K2’s Small Business Internal Controls, Security, and Fraud Prevention and Detection
Auditing | 8 Credits
Lawrence A. “Mac” McClelland
09:00 AM to 04:30 PM America/Chicago

Internal controls are more important than ever, and their importance increases daily. However, internal controls present a challenge for many smaller organizations. This program will teach you how to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective internal control structure in a small business environment. You will identify how to assess risk in smaller organizations and implement preventive, detective, deterrent, and compensating controls to mitigate these risks, even without proper segregation of duties. Additionally, participating in this program will teach you technology-focused techniques for preventing and detecting fraud and securing information systems and sensitive data.

For small organizations, maintaining an effective system of internal controls presents a significant challenge. Realistically, implementing many theoretical concepts surrounding internal controls may sometimes be impossible. Consequently, many internal control structures foster an environment where too much risk exists. This factor and uncontrolled information systems can often lead to disastrous results. Participate in this program to learn the necessary insights and tools to design, implement, and monitor small organizations’ internal controls, security, and anti-fraud measures.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024
Day #3
K2’s Excel Charting and Visualizations
Computer Software and Applications | 4 Credits
Lawrence A. “Mac” McClelland
09:00 AM to 12:30 PM America/Chicago

Charts and graphs are nothing new. However, many professionals struggle with building compelling visualizations. If that statement describes you, participate in this session to improve your skills in creating Excel charts and other visualizations. As a result, you will create visualizations to enhance your communication skills.

This session is much more than just a seminar on fundamental charts. Instead, in this session, you will learn how to create advanced charts that are interactive, dynamic, and aesthetically pleasing – three qualities that will help to ensure that your readers and audience will understand the data you are presenting. This seminar is a must if you want to improve your communication skills.

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K2’s Best Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint Features
Computer Software and Applications | 4 Credits
Lawrence A. “Mac” McClelland
01:00 PM to 04:30 PM America/Chicago

Most professionals routinely use Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, but many are self-taught and, as a result, have not used many of the best features of these three applications. Consequently, they often use “brute force,” inefficient means when working with these three components of Microsoft Office. If that describes you, carve time out of your schedule to participate in this four-hour session, because in it, you will learn how you can work much more efficiently when using these tools.

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Event Instructors

Lawrence A. “Mac” McClelland

Carriere, MS
Speaker & Author, K2 Enterprises

Mac McClelland, an attorney and accounting professional, is an associate of K2 Enterprises of Hammond, Louisiana, and Network Management Group of Hutchinson, Kansas.

Mac was formerly the director of the Centre for Financial Studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, where he lived and worked for seven years from 1990 to 1997. He was also a member of the faculty of the Advanced Business Programme, ranked in the top 100 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, specializing in business strategy and strategic management accounting.

He gained his practical experience in information systems with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and has an established practice in business and technology consulting. Mac has taught hundreds of continuing professional education seminars to accountants and business managers in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asia. His presentations are highly rated, and he has won several awards for teaching excellence.

Mac has been published in leading business and practitioner journals, including Tax Ideas, Computers in Accounting, Journal of Accounting Education, Chartered Accountants Journal of New Zealand, and the top-rated Journal of Accounting Research.

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