Quarterly Chapter Meeting - Fall 2020

  • 11 Nov 2020
  • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual Online


  • Members and Non-members may register for this event for free!

Registration is closed

SEPA Quarterly Chapter Meeting

November  11, 2020 5:15 PM, EST
Where: Virtually Online

Cost: Free to all members and non-members!!!

This will be our first Virtual meeting, this will be a two speaker event with the ability to earn 2 RCH credits. 

The first Speakers presentation will begin at 5:15 and last one hour, after a short break the 2nd speaker’s presentation will begin at 6:30PM and will also last an hour

More information will be provided in the coming weeks

SEPA Presents:

1st Presentation 5:15PM

How to effectively work remotely

How to process state and local taxes with a remote work force 

By: Bruce E Phipps CPP

President Elect – American Payroll Association

2011 American Payroll Association, Payroll Man of the Year.

Bruce has held his CPP designation since 1989. He currently serves on the following APA committees: Hotline Referral, Electronic Payments Committee, GRTF - Pay Card Sub Committee, Child Support and Garnishment Sub Committee, MyRA Sub Committee, Co-Chair PA Act 32 Sub Committee, Emerging Technologies - SPLTF, Champs Mentor, Social Networking, Education Grant Committee and National Speakers Bureau.

Additionally, Bruce is one of the original co-authors to the first edition of APA’s “A Successful Guide to Direct Deposit”

Bruce has been a Congress speaker since 2004 and the Texas Payroll Conference since 2006 and frequently speaks at chapter meetings and State Wide Conferences. Bruce Speaks on a wide range of topics, primarily though his specialty is State and Local incomes taxes.

Bruce is currently the President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter in Allentown, PA. Bruce was also one of the founding members of the Southeastern PA Chapter of the APA and served as the chapter’s first president. Spanning 18 years as a member of the SEPA chapter Bruce held several officer positions.

Serving as President of a local chapter, provides an opportunity to promote the payroll profession throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

2nd Presentation 6:30PM

Thriving in the Pandemic and the Post-Pandemic Recovery via Neuroscience and Behavioral Economics for Payroll Professionals

By: Dr Gleb Tsipursky

In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you as a payroll professional will dramatically improve your ability to thrive in the pandemic and plan for a successful post-pandemic recovery using cutting-edge neuroscience and behavioral economics-based strategies. Research shows that in slow-moving train wrecks of a disaster such as the COVID-19 pandemic, we fall into a trap called the normalcy bias, trying to get back to normal too quickly and hoping and planning for best-case scenarios. Yet hope is not a strategy; we should hope for the best, but plan for the worst. That means you need to evaluate and shift your work to adapt successfully for the major disruption of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. You also need to anticipate and get ahead of the major economic and social shifts that will accompany the post-pandemic recovery in your planning. This presentation will offer you pragmatic and immediately-applicable research-based strategies to thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic and develop a long-term strategic plan to navigate the post-pandemic recovery successfully.

An internationally-renowned thought leader known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective decision-making strategies. A best-selling author, he wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019), The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide(Intentional Insights, 2017), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), and Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Changemakers Books, 2020). He has over 550 articles and 450 interviews in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, CBS News, Time, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Fast Company, and elsewhere. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, and speaking and training as the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, and over 15 years in academia as a behavioral economist and cognitive neuroscientist. Contact him at Gleb[at]DisasterAvoidanceExperts[dot]com, Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipursky, LinkedIn, and register for his free Wise Decision Maker Course.

Both of these virtual speakers with be using a ZOOM Platform for their presentations, as we get closer to the meeting date we will provide invites/links to the different presentation. 

Don’t forget this meeting is free, please tell your friends, family and co-workers.

2020 Elections!

The November meeting we will also hold the elections for the Board positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Government Liaison. Anyone interested in running of office or would like to nominate anyone please contact Vice President Jennifer Conner; vicepresident@sepaapa.org


We are still trying to figure out the logistics of how the elections will take place, we will keep you updated as we get more information. 

We are looking for members to invest in the Chapter with their ideas.  Board Members meet about four times a year to discuss the direction of the chapter.  No experience is necessary, just a willingness to participate and offer suggestions on improving the chapter.  Below are the Descriptions for the two current openings. 

Stay safe, wash your hands.

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