ACA Professional Skills Academy

February 26, 2019 - 8:00 am
Harvard Club 35 W. 44th Street New York, NY 10036

There is a widespread need for the development and support of professionals in our industry through both practical and key soft skills. Recognizing the fact, ACA Compliance Group is proud to introduce ACA Professional Skills Academy.

ACA Professional Skills Academy is a turn-key program for financial professionals in various roles who recognize building new skills and refreshing existing ones are necessary to be successful in the workplace. Interactive workshops and half-day events will be held throughout the year covering a range of in-demand skills, foundations, and refreshers to boost your professional life.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 for our inaugural city session in New York focused on knowledge enrichment and crucial soft skills every professional should have in their toolbox. The detailed agenda for our February event is below.


Cyber and Risk 101

Does ACL review, MFA implementation, or CASB ring a bell? Do you know why non-split tunnel VPN connections are important? For many of us in the industry, cybersecurity and risk tend to be areas we leave to designated in-house teams or outsourced vendors. In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, everyone regardless of role is responsible for having a general awareness of how to mitigate cyber risk. Attendees will learn important core concepts and hot topics in technology risk that intersect with nearly all other teams and roles. You will walk away from this session with a greater awareness and be able to contribute ideas for meaningful improvements within your organization.

Get It Write

We may be in a digital age, but reports, memos, analyses, disclosures, and more are all still prevalent within the financial industry and across most departments within organizations. Join our presenters in this workshop to uncover common writing errors, learn ways to immediately improve your writing, and practice using relevant examples together. Participants are encouraged to bring any examples of challenging drafts or documents to review with presenters following the session.

Hiring Best Practices

When was the last time you had a fresh, credible update on industry hiring trends, note-worthy HR developments, and retention must-do’s? Explore these topics and more with our workshop leaders, each of whom bring their expertise to this interactive break out session. Join us in dissecting common mistakes as well as tips for a successful hiring process. Participants are encouraged, if applicable, to bring their own scenarios and case studies to the session, capitalizing on the opportunity to “get into the weeds” during the workshop together.

Who should attend?

ACA Professional Skills Academy is designed for junior through C-suite financial professionals working in various roles, including:

  • Compliance
  • Technology
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Cyber and Risk
  • Legal
  • Operations
  • Sales and Marketing