Foundational Skills for Staff
One of the strongest benefits to AGN members over the years has been the technical training we offer at the beginning of a career. We are very proud to say that we have had a role in the development of several hundred professionals within our member firms.
The AGN Foundational Skills (formerly Staff Training) program has always provided a variety of benefits, but now, with the collaboration of Clark Schaefer Hackett
, we have enhanced it to fit the needs of today’s young talent as well as our member firms.
This new curriculum is focused on creating excellent accountants as well as excellent leaders. We are training the next generation of partners, and by blending professional skills with the technical at the earliest levels, we are creating a level of critical thought, ownership and responsibility that is necessary to succeed. Each level will address important technical topics and trends, whether tax or audit, and will also dedicate time to key professional skill sets, like time management, business development, project management and more.
Group Discounts Available for Foundational Skills Events in 2021!
We are excited to offer group discounts for the staff level training events in 2021. If your firm is sending 3 or more participants to any staff level training sessions, reach out to Ashleigh to register with the discount. Please note that the group of attendees must be attending in the same season (summer or fall sessions). We are waiving the deadline for the summer sessions.
Virtual Event Group Discount
• 1 - 2 Attendees: $750 per person
• 3 - 4 Attendees: $675 per person
• 5+ Attendees: $625 per person
In Person Event Group Discount
• 1 - 2 Attendees: $1,450 per person
• 3 - 4 Attendees: $1,330 per person
• 5+ Attendees: $1,240 per person
Foundational Skills 1
Training starts on the first day of work. It is imperative that you surround new team members with your firm’s unique culture and introduce the resources available to them on a daily basis. We understand that means that often the firm-specific information on systems, processes and the location of the bathrooms is intermixed with more general technical and soft skills content.
That is why AGN and Clark Schaefer Hackett have created a complimentary Guide to Level 1 Foundational Skills
for you to implement within your firm. Whether you’re doing this for two people or twenty, you can use this comprehensive outline to ensure that you’re touching on all of the key topics during your onboarding process. Additionally, you’ll be preparing your staff members for the upcoming levels in the AGN: ADVANCE Foundational Skills
program, setting their mindset and expectations for future training.
Please feel free to alter our suggestions and tailor them to your firm. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to share!
Summer: June 21 - 25 (VIRTUAL)
Foundational Skills 2
Fall: October 18 - 21 (Cincinnati, OH)
VIRTUAL EVENT COST: $750 per person
IN PERSON EVENT COST: $1,450 per person (does not include airfare, hotel, and ground transportation)
VIRTUAL SESSIONS: Class will be from 11:00am - 4:00pm ET Monday-Friday.
IN PERSON EVENTS: Please arrive on Sunday in time for the reception at 6:30 pm. Class will be from 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday-Wednesday. Class will end at 3 pm on Thursday.
For in person events firms are responsible for booking their own hotel and flights. Hotel information for all sessions can be found on the Hotel tab.
CPE hrs./Field of Study:
VIRTUAL: 20 hours of technical training (Tax or Audit) | 5 hours of Professional/Business Development
LIVE: 24 hours of technical training (Tax or Audit) | 10 hours of Professional/Business Development