Beta Alpha Psi
Essential Skills Exercises

Below are resources created by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), to help fulfill Beta Alpha Psi chapters’ essential skills requirement. The resources incorporate video, exercises and discussion. The session will ideally be conducted by a CPA and/or CGMA with information below to help secure the facilitators, if needed. The content is directed at essential skills for college students to further career preparedness.

FEEDBACK FOR SUCCESS MODULE

*This exercise must be a chapter activity.*

The first topic covered is “Feedback” and its role in early career success. The purpose of this module is to familiarize students with feedback as a continuous process that can be learned and improved. This feedback module is a 50-minute lesson presented in an interactive way.

Steps for Chapter Success

  1. Secure a CPA and/or CGMA facilitator to conduct the session. If the chapter needs help securing a facilitator, they can reach out to their local CPA society for assistance.

  2. To find your state society contact, click here and select your state. Your contact will be indicated on the right side of the page. Please give them ample time to assist (a month out, if possible). If able to assist, the state society will make initial contact with the individual, relay the contact information to the chapter representative and the chapter will continue any necessary communication with the facilitator.

  3. At least 2 weeks prior to the session, the chapter will ensure the facilitator receives the facilitator guide to aid in preparation for the session. They will also send the CPA/CGMA the slides so they have ample time to input their personal information into the slide deck.

    Facilitator guide

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    Facilitator presentation *To play videos within the presentation, hover your cursor over the bottom of the slide and the controls will appear.

  4. Send out post-evaluation and ensure students know they must complete it to receive credit. The evaluation will also help gauge effectiveness and help guide additional topics for future modules. Send the participants this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BAPES2015.

If you have any questions, please reach out to bap@bap.org.

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