IMA Portland Chapter April CPE Dinner @ Rock Creek Country CLub

When:  Apr 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AKT)
Associated with  Portland Chapter

April Showers Bring May Flowers... This month, the IMA Portland Chapter is providing a shower of TWO ETHICS CPE CREDITS at the lovely Rock Creek Country Club! Join us for a fun lineup of presentations starting with "The Magic of Trust" with Jo Smith and topping off the evening with "Honestly Dishonest" with Kelly Paxton. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Schedule:      

5:00 PM    Networking

5:30 - 6:20 PM    "The Magic of Trust!" by Jo Smith, CMC®, Consultant, Coach and Speaker

6:20 - 7:10 PM    Networking/Dinner  

7:10 - 8:00 PM     "Honestly Dishonest" by Kelly Paxton, CFE, PI 


  • Appetizers: House Sampling  
  • Chicken with white wine sauce.
  • Chicory salad
  • Vegetarian lasagna
  • Wild rice
  • Desert tray with chocolate and fruity variety

"The Magic of Trust!" by Jo Smith, CMC®, Consultant, Coach and Speaker

You can increase the speed and quality of decision-making and performance when you build trust and trustworthiness. Jo will present the benefits and how-to’s of building ethics and trust in your organization – with your employers, your employees, your team and your clients.  Whatever your role or job title, you can build trust to improve performance and grow your influence.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • How heart and head join to create trust,

  • How high ethics lead to high trust,

  • Why high trust leads to faster, better results,

  • How to grow your circle of ethics, trust and influence.

This presentation qualifies for 1.00 ETHICS CPE CREDIT

Jo Smith CMC® is a Management Consultant to professional service firms and businesses. She is also an executive coach to leaders and professionals who want to grow their business and live fuller, richer lives.  Prior to starting her private practice in 2002, Jo served as Managing Consultant of Drake Beam Morin’s Los Angeles office.  For additional information, visit her website at

"Honestly Dishonest" by Kelly Paxton, CFE, PI 

Why do good people make bad decisions?  This ethics presentation will change your ideas of how honest people behave.  Using behavioral economics (think Dan Ariely and Richard Thaler), neuroscience and videos this interactive presentation will have you rethinking what you thought you knew about people.

Attend Honestly Dishonest and learn:

How important Tone at the Top is for any size organization

How inexpensive or free tweaks may deter fraud

How people justify their behavior and look at themselves at the end of the day

How money can be replaced but trust is much more difficult to replace

And more…

This presentation qualifies for 1.00 ETHICS CPE CREDIT

Kelly Paxton has more than 13 years of law enforcement experience. Kelly is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Private Investigator and Social Media Intelligence Analyst.

Ms. Paxton started her career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for US Customs Office of Investigations in 1993.  Ms. Paxton was recruited by US Customs for her expertise in finance. She worked white collar fraud, money laundering and narcotics cases. Kelly has worked in the public and private sector.  Her investigations include embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence and fraud. Kelly is also the proud owner of, a passion of hers about women embezzlers in the workplace.


Rock Creek Country Club
5100 NW Neakahnie Ave.
Portland, OR 97229