• Fort Worth Convention Center
  • 10.27.19 - 10.30.19

Pre-Conference Workshop

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Sunday, October 14 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mark Robilliard
Approved for 8 HRCI Business Recertification Credit Hours and 8 SHRM PDCs

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Using a breakthrough graphical and plain-language system, this hands-on session will provide you with accounting and business literacy, like you wish you’d had at college. The new system, Color Accounting, is simple and powerful. Participants will use manipulatives, highlighters and stickers in a fun and conversational atmosphere to understand how accounting, balance sheets and income statements work, and the story they tell. After building this model, participants will put it to work to analyze a business, with clear links to key HR competencies and objectives. By building a platform that solidifies your understanding of finance and business, you’ll leave with deep insights about financial communication, business, and your organization’s mission.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the story that financial statements tell
  • Discover the hidden causes of financial confusion and miscommunication
  • Identify key metrics that will align your work with your CEO’s priorities

About the Speaker:

Mark Robilliard is a Co-founder and CEO Americas of Color Accounting International, an education and publishing firm headquartered in Washington DC. He’s an Aussie who lives in the US and travels widely, leading seminars in financial statement and business acumen skills, for lawyers, bankers and business people. Some of his teaching for senior execs is done in secret. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and was the National Training Manager for KPMG Australia. He has also managed the Human Resources Department for the largest insurer in Australia. He is on the adjunct faculty of American University and has taught at other secondary, tertiary and post-grad institutions in the US and Australia. He has co-authored several books and believes that Accounting Literacy is the under-appreciated foundation upon which all Financial Literacy and Business Acumen should be built.


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