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2022 Higher Education Virtual Conference day 2

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

CLA CPE Webinars

Participants of the live webinar will be eligible for 3 free CPE credits.


Academic Program Financial Modeling

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. CT

Learn how institutions can use financial modeling intelligence to analyze alternative operational and capital initiatives as part of their integrated planning process. Understand how to align planning with resource allocation and assessment to improve outcomes, use financial modeling intelligence to guide planning efforts and influence resource allocation decisions, and investigate various ways to apply financial modeling in support of planning at your institution.

Learning objectives

  • Explain why financial modeling is important to institutions
  • List common practices in creating financial models
  • Identify how costs of institutions can be understood in relation to revenue both historically and prospectively


Recommended CPE

1 credit available: Finance

Cybersecurity Trends in Higher Education

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. CT

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed significant pressures on higher education institutions as we move from an occasionally remote work force to a mostly remote one. This session will cover some of the issues faced and areas to strengthen in 2021, including the most recent update from the department of education on GLBA.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the importance of updating risk assessments and policies, including vendor management, business continuity plan, and incident response policies
  • List common practices for verifying your institution has allocated sufficient financial resources to align with your technology and talent needs


  • Kadian Douglas, Higher Education Principal, CLA
  • Dan Ewart, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Idaho

Recommended CPE

1 credit available: Information Technology

Public Institutions Accounting and Regulatory Update

2:05 – 2:55 p.m. CT

Participants will hear about recent updates to compliance requirements related to the CARES Act as well as upcoming GASB standards, including GASB 87, Leases.

Learning objectives

  • Describe updates to CARES Act compliance requirements
  • Identify how to apply GASB guidance on how to account for leases under GASB 87


Recommended CPE

1 credit available: Accounting (Governmental)

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