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Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Beyond! Discovering the New Leadership

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
KPMG DC Location
1801 K St NW
Washington, DC  20036
Gregory Paige
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2018-19 ACFE-DC Chapter Training Information Email/Session Description

Please join the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for eight hours of speaker presentations.

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Training starts promptly at 8:30), breakfast and lunch will be served

Location: KPMG, 1801 K St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (training rooms 1006, 1007, 1008)


Speaker: Susan Schwartz, PMP, The River Birch Group

Subject: Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Beyond! Discovering the New Leadership "Super Powers"


Registration includes a personal assessment report for the EQ-i 2.0 and a copy of "Creating a Greater Whole".

Registrations after November 20 may receive their personalized assessment after course completion.


Whether you conduct fraud investigations, perform fraud risk assessments, or work on fraud prevention measures, our modern fraud examination landscape is filled with teamwork. You want to maximize the efficiency of your team’s work without losing quality, all the while demonstrating your ability to lead complex projects. Leadership is much more than managing scope changes, adjusting risk assessments, and developing people.  When you manage a complex project with multiple moving parts, how are you able to maintain your focus on what is most important?  Professionals must always be ready to address the unexpected.  How do you stay ahead of the curve?  How do you as a leader create a culture where team members are inspired to do their best work?

People often find it difficult to list the traits that make a strong leader.  They usually say, “I know it when I see it”.  The individual and group exercises, during this daylong interactive workshop, explore traditionally intangible leadership traits and help you to develop actionable practices that will help you guide teams toward success.

Course participants will take the EQ-i 2.0 assessment.  Students will learn how to interpret the assessment report and leverage their newly found perspective to become a more effective group member and team leader.

By the end of this one-day seminar workshop, participants will be able to:


  • Identify the four leadership “super power” behaviors
  • Describe the difference between Mindless and Mindful leadership behaviors
  • Illustrate the value and importance Emotional Intelligence brings to today’s dynamic workplace
  • Explain how leaders can exploit vulnerabilities to benefit a situation
  • Use the information in your emotional reaction to manage a constructive outcome
  • Plan communication strategies to improve group performance
  • Motivate colleagues and staff to develop successful team initiatives by fostering critical thinking and adaptive practices


About the Speaker:

Throughout her career, Susan Schwartz led a variety of government and corporate teams successfully through technology deployments and organizational changes which resulted in improved core operating procedures.  She credits the cross-functional, global team productivity successes to leveraging the team members’ strengths within a culture that encouraged innovation and personal growth. Her constructive change tool box includes a variety of methods that combine process review, crucial conversations, and knowledge sharing strategies.

Ms. Schwartz is a certified coach and facilitator for the EQ-i 2.0 assessment tool. She uses the detailed feedback reports to help individuals recognize their strengths, define areas where they would like to develop their professional skill sets, and identify areas where their colleagues can balance engagement capabilities to create a high performing team.

She facilitates project management and leadership courses as an adjunct professor and professional association seminar presenter.  She recently released her first book, Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager‘s Guide to Becoming a Leader which unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders. It’s practical “outcome-tested” strategies and thought-provoking questions offer individuals a tool to craft a personalized framework to help them learn how to help people come together to create something larger than themselves.

Who Should Attend?

  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud specialists
  • CPAs and other accounting professionals
  • Special investigation unit personnel
  • Forensic Accountants, auditors and analysts
  • Internal and independent auditors
  • Criminal investigators from the local, state and federal agencies
  • Lawyers, prosecutors and other professionals

Session Details

Field of Study: Personal Development

CPE Credits: 8

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Pre-Requisites: None

Advanced Preparation: EQ-i 2.0 assessment tool should be completed before November 20, 2018.

Cancellation Policy: If this course must be cancelled, all registrants will receive an email indicating the course was cancelled and providing a rescheduled training date.

Complaint Resolution Policy: All participants are encouraged to submit an evaluation of the course to receive CPE credit. Any course issues should be address in the evaluation and/or directed to the DC-ACFE prior to the end of the course.

Contact Information: Contact the chapter at

Materials Needed: None. Course materials will be provided prior to the course date, if applicable.

The Washington D.C. Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site:}


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