Professional Development Group’s Upcoming Complimentary Higher Education Webinars

Each webinar is worth 1.2 cpe credits for Group-internet based delivery method issued through our Nasba registration(ID#107824). Once registered, click on the calendar reminders when your finished!


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Future-Proof Your Payment Process - Accelerate Cash Flow while Saving Time & Money

Date: October, 24th, 2019
Time:
2:00p.m., ET
Duration:
1 hour
Program Level:
Intermediate 2 to 5 years SFS Office
Prerequisites:
None
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based Offering
Fee:
Complimentary
Location:
Virtual
CPE Credits (NASBA ID#107824):
1.2
Presenters: Danielle Hillman, Bursar, The University of Alabama in Huntsville; Sharon Butler, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Education, Flywire

Imagine if your organization had a way to improve student retention while accelerating cash flow. Join Flywire on Thursday, October 24 at 2pm ET for this informative PDG webinar to discover how leading education institutions like the University of Alabama - Huntsville are offering flexible payment options to help keep more students enrolled by tackling challenges such as rising tuition costs and student debt. In this session, you’ll discover ways to meet evolving needs by future-proofing your payment process to:

• Engage with students via contemporary communication channels
• Reach out to students when there’s a gap in their ability to pay
• Customize payment terms to meet unique financial circumstances
• Rescue delinquent accounts to avoid collection agency fees

This online presentation will conclude with a time for reflection and introspection plus a Q & A period.

Successes and Pitfalls with Nuisance Payments

Date: November, 14th, 2019
Time:
2:00p.m., ET
Duration:
1 hour
Program Level:
Intermediate 2 to 5 years in the Payables Office
Prerequisites:
None
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based Offering
Fee:
Complimentary
Location:
Virtual
CPE Credits (NASBA ID#107824):
1.2
Presenters: Beth Dubyak, President of Vincent Payment Solutions

Not all payments require the same amount of effort. While some are simple one-time deposits, others may be a series of small-value payments to thousands of individuals that can become a nuisance to academic researchers, accounts payable staff, treasurers, and CFOs. Payment options for these “nuisance payments” range from cash, to gift cards, to reloadable debit cards – but what is best and most secure for your academic organization? Featuring Beth Dubyak, President of Vincent Payment Solutions, this session will highlight best practices for navigating these types of “nuisance payments”, including how to avoid common downfalls on everything from carrying bags of cash at bowl games to common reporting mistakes. We will also dive into the variety of factors that impact an institution’s obligations to make payments and will share their expertise and stories to help you determine what options are the most flexible, secure, and efficient for your organization.
Learning Objectives:
· Explain and define Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code
· Identify the Federal and state advantages ·Investigate estate planning & gift-tax advantages
· Review trends and statistics in the use of 529 plan growth ·Compare and analyze the advantage of electronic acceptance and disbursements of 529 funds against other valid options

Meet the Next Generation of Payment Trends & Technologies

Date: December, 3rd, 2019
Time:
2:00p.m., ET
Duration:
1 hour
Program Level:
Intermediate 2 to 5 years in the Payables Office
Prerequisites:
None
Delivery Method:
Group Internet Based Offering
Fee:
Complimentary
Location:
Virtual
CPE Credits (NASBA ID#107824):
1.2
Presenters: Ryan Audus, Director, Product Strategy, TouchNet

Venmo … AliPay … WeChat … Apple Pay … Google Pay … are they apps or e-wallets? If you take payments can you also issue refunds in the same format? If you’re hearing unfamiliar names in the payment space or fielding questions about accepting new forms of payment, rest assured your not alone! Don't miss this session as we explore the new payment frontier; the plethora of payment options popping up in multipurpose apps and the opportunities and challenges for schools as they wrangle with looming security concerns.

Learning Objectives:

- Familiarize attendees with emerging payment technologies

- Explore demographic and cultural differences driving payment preferences

- Highlight best practices for balancing consumer preferences with security concerns


Key Takeaways:

No institution wants to turn students away because of incompatible payment technologies. But schools must also consider security, scalability, and compatibility with existing systems when adopting new payment methods. Join Ryan Audus, director of product for TouchNet to better understand current trends, determine which factors are more likely to guide student body preferences, and prioritize which emerging payment methods to implement on campus.



Cancellations and Substitutions
In the event of cancellation or change in event date, registrants will be notified by email. Professional Development Group II, Inc. will not be responsible for expenses involved with a cancelled event. PDG reserves the right to substitute speakers without notice.

About NASBA
Professional Development Group 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 the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. ***Cancellations and Substitutions Policy*** In the event of cancellation or change in event date, registrants will be notified by email. Professional Development Group II, Inc. will not be responsible for expenses involved with a cancelled event. PDG reserves the right to substitute speakers without notice.