Leading Edge Career Development Series

Your solo act deserves a standing ovation. Set the stage with this two-part career development series.

The Leading Edge team combines research and strategy with a unique mix of humor and improv, creating a learning style that reinforces their message.

Each session is free and open only to MNCPA members.  

Firm administrators: Register CPAs at your firm by logging into your firm administrator account. Or email Anne Janotta Erickson a list of the CPAs you would like registered. 

Building Your Buzz (EDGE01)

Oct. 5
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
4 CPE credits - free

What are people saying about you when you aren’t in the room? This “buzz” is what’s helping or harming your credibility. Get people buzzing for all the right reasons at this half-day session.


Receiving Feedback With Grace (EDGE02)

Jan. 17
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
4 CPE credits - free

It’s in your nature to be the best you can be. You just don’t want to be told how. Feedback can be a touch pill to swallow. Help that medicine go down with key strategies for dealing with constructive feedback.


Target audience:

Open to all MNCPA members only. Content is geared toward early to mid-level CPAs in public accounting, business and industry, government and education.

Please note: No shows and cancellations within four business days of each Leading Edge event will be charged a $35 fee.

About Leading Edge Coaching and Development

This unique team was founded in 2003 with a vision of offering leadership coaching, training and consulting unique to the marketplace. This difference lies in their approach, combining an expertise in leadership and adult learning with live theatre and improvisational comedy.

Cindy MaherCindy Maher's teaching approach combines passion, energy, insight and humor to create a blended learning approach for her audiences. She's previously led leadership development and talent management efforts for ING North America and Aetna, Inc. 

Melissa MurphyMelissa Murphy brings more than 10 years of learning and development experience from Target Corporation and Anytime Fitness, where she championed talent and change management efforts. 

Learn and laugh with Leading Edge Career Clips

Integrate Leading Edge’s unique combination of learning and improvisation into your personal or team’s development. Filmed exclusively for the MNCPA, each five-minute clip focuses on how to effectively interact in the workplace. Funny and informative – talk about a showstopper! 

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