Still buzzing off the wonderful energy that came from our most recent CPE, the Accountants One team set out to understand how we can make our next CPE even better. And what better way than a survey and an exciting set of summer prizes? So we sent out a very simple survey, and we couldn’t be happier with the response.
First off, we were happy to find that we were correct, early morning on a Thursday was actually the ideal day and time for the majority of respondents to attend a CPE. We will definitely keep this in mind when planning future events. More interesting were the top three choices for future CPE topics. The most popular choices (Navigating your Career Path: Taking the Next Step, Establishing Myself as a Leader: Strategies to Stand Out, and Career Mentors: How to find? How to Utilize?), all seem to speak to a strong desire for direction, insight and mentorship, specifically in the area of leadership.
We also gave the respondents a chance to come up with their own topic for a CPE, while most of these answers also centered on wanting a clear path to leadership, many of these CPAs wanted to see very technical topics addressed as well. Topics such as Financial Statement Reporting, Real Estate, SOX regulations, and inventory topics revealed to us that not only are CPAs passionate about advancing their own career paths, they are genuinely engaged with their specialties and curious about new developments.
The team at accountants one is itching to do another event as successful and enriching as Choose Your Life! We will be using this data to improve future CPEs, so that hopefully we will even more of you at the next one.