Professional Development

Here you’ll find posts and commentary about the value of professional development — as an expectation for your staff and a career- and business-builder for you.

 

 

 

Professional Development

Professional Development

By ASPPA Net Staff9/19/2018 • 0 Comments

Submit your application for the annual QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA's QKA credential program! Time is running out: The deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 5! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/12/2018 • 0 Comments

At ASPPA18, discuss topics on relevant and timely hot-button industry issues in six general sessions and 87 workshops, network with your colleagues, connect with exhibitors and earn CE credits for the 2017–2018 CE cycle! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Much is happening in Washington that will soon affect retirement plan sponsors and the professionals who advise them. These late-breaking developments will be covered in depth at the Cincinnati Regional Conference scheduled for Nov. 12-13. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/7/2018 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

8/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Join us for the 10th Annual Cincinnati ASPPA Regional Conference on Nov. 12-13, 2018. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Summer can be a great time to catch up on continuing education credits — and ASPPA has plenty of easy-to-access alternatives and great information on compelling topics. READ MORE

By Rebekah Whitaker8/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Join us for the 10th Annual Cincinnati ASPPA Regional Conference on Nov. 12-13, 2018. READ MORE

By Kim Miller7/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Cincinnati Regional Conference will be held Nov. 12-13, 2018 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center — and it’s the 10th anniversary celebration! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2018 • 0 Comments

Summer can be a great time to catch up on continuing education credits — and ASPPA has plenty of easy-to-access alternatives and great information on compelling topics. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The temperature is high, but our prices are low. Take advantage of these hot deals during ASPPA’s summer sale! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association will be performing scheduled maintenance on its digital learning products; from 8 a.m. on July 20 through 9 a.m. on July 23, online exams, modules, recorded webcasts and digital study material will be unavailable. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2018 • 0 Comments

PenChecks Trust Company of America and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries are pleased to announce the annual Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s QKA credential program. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Guess how many CE credits you can get at the ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By Andrew Forgrave5/23/2018 • 0 Comments

The ACOPA Chicago Symposium is coming up! READ MORE

By Shannon Edwards5/4/2018 • 0 Comments

The best our industry has to offer in the compliance consulting and administration arena (ASPPA) are joining forces with investment advisers dedicated to the retirement plan industry (NAPA) June 10-12 at the all-new ARA Women in Retirement Conference in Burlington, VT. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Mary Proctor Trane will be a keynote speaker at the 2018 Women in Retirement Conference (WiRC). READ MORE

By Peter Gulia4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

If you’re “on the fence” about whether to commit your time, don’t hesitate to register for ASPPA’s Eastern Regional Conference. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/4/2018 • 0 Comments

On May 10, ASPPA brings you up-to-date information on the most recent and relevant topics straight to your desktop with our Spring 2018 Virtual Conference. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/4/2018 • 0 Comments

This year, ASPPA joins forces with NAPA for the inaugural Women in Retirement Conference. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

The 2018 ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia on April 26-27, has been designed to educate retirement plan practitioners of all types and levels of experience on the latest developments in our industry. READ MORE

By Suzanne Smith3/13/2018 • 0 Comments

If you have a plan administration problem or you are wondering if there is a better way to resolve a plan issue, the “Ask the Experts” session at the upcoming ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference is for you! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/7/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference, to be held in Philadelphia April 26-27, will include a session, “Ethics — Case Studies for Professionals” that will focus on member requirements. READ MORE

By Kenneth Marblestone2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

The 2018 Eastern Regional Conference will be held at the Doubletree Center City Hotel in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The Retirement Plan Academy is looking for individuals who want to have a positive impact on your profession. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Remember that Oct. 27 is the last day on which one can register for all 2017 proctored exams. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/20/2017 • 0 Comments

The winners in the 4th annual QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program have been named. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The sixth riddle in the opportunity to win a complimentary registration to one of our conferences is here! READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Nearly 800 votes have already been cast. Don’t miss your chance to help shape ASPPA’s advocacy agenda — and a general session focus at ASPPA Annual! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The fifth riddle in the opportunity to win a complimentary registration to one of our conferences is here! READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Hundreds of votes are already in. Help us shape our advocacy agenda — and a general session focus at ASPPA Annual! READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/29/2017 • 0 Comments

If you’re one of those people who inevitably put things off to the last minute — or maybe you just have a fear of “commitment” — yes, this post is for you. Consider this your call to action. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2017 • 0 Comments

The fourth riddle in the opportunity to win a complimentary registration to one of our conferences is here! READ MORE

By Adam Pozek9/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Annual Conference offers the opportunity to learn from some of the most brilliant minds in this business — but the “off agenda” learning is important too! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/29/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s just a little time left to tell us what you think about whether we should add shorter 50-minute, one-CE credit, half-price webcasts to our offerings. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/23/2017 • 0 Comments

We would like your opinion on whether we should add shorter 50-minute, one-CE credit, half-price webcasts to our offerings. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/8/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Ray Berry7/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Come to Chicago on Aug. 18 and 19 for a great ACOPA symposium with presentations by pension actuarial experts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Registration for the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference — the nation’s premier gathering of retirement industry professionals — is now open! READ MORE

By Shannon Edwards5/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Early registration for the 2017 ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum has been extended to this Friday, May 12. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

This year’s Western Benefit Conference will be one of the few events in the nation to span issues relating to both retirement AND health care. READ MORE

By Jodie Dailey4/12/2017 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum is being held at the acclaimed Brown Palace in Denver, CO on June 5-8 and will include a session on cybersecurity. READ MORE

By Leigh Lewis3/15/2017 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum is being held on June 5-8 in Denver, CO at the beautiful Brown Palace, and it will include a session led by John Formica. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/10/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/22/2016 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 ASPPA Annual Conference kicks off Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor, located in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside our nation’s capital. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/22/2016 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2016 • 0 Comments

There are two more days to apply for the QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program, PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust®) and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) remind. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/12/2016 • 0 Comments

In an industry in which many have taken a “sink or swim” approach to employee training, a key ASPPA business partner has taken a different approach. READ MORE

By Shannon Edwards3/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Women Business Leadership Forum (WBLF), which will be held in New Orleans June 6 through June 9, will bring together some of the best, brightest and most innovative women business owners and managers in the compliance consulting and retirement plan service industry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/18/2016 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Peter Preovolos9/18/2015 • 0 Comments

In the second of a three-part series on being a 3(16) plan administrator, Peter Preovolos examines whether becoming one is worth it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/11/2015 • 0 Comments

In the Sept. 16 webcast “The Revolving Door: Rehired Employees,” Robert Richter, Vice President of SunGard Relius, discusses what an employer can do about enrolling a rehired employee in its retirement plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/8/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA and PenChecks are partnering to offer four scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential, and the Sept. 15 deadline fast approaches. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2015 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/1/2014 • 0 Comments

The nation’s private pension insurer wants a heads-up from employers about offers to participants to convert their monthly pensions to lump sum benefits. In a recent Federal Register filing, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) said it plans to revise the 2015 PBGC premium filing procedures to require reporting of such offers. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/1/2014 • 0 Comments

The annual cost of living adjustments for most limits are measured using the CPI-U announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for July, August and September. The September rate will be released on Oct. 22 — at which point we’ll know with certainty. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/2/2014 • 0 Comments

Whether you were a “dazed and confused” high schooler, worried about Watergate, or no more than a twinkle in your parents’ eyes – 1974 – and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act – would (thankfully) prove to have more staying power than puka shell necklaces, bell bottoms, or polyester leisure suits. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/7/2014 • 0 Comments

Growing professionally, making new connections and strengthening existing ones, exchanging ideas on actions you can take to build your business — there’s never a bad time for any of these. But the start of a new year is an especially good time, and ASPPA will be offering an ideal opportunity in the first-ever Business Executives and Managers Conference, to be held in Houston on Jan. 26-27, 2015 at the Sheraton North Houston Hotel. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/13/2014 • 0 Comments

Do you know of an ASPPA member who has made a significant contribution to pension education, especially in the last 12 months? You can help make it possible for him or her to receive recognition! Nominations are now being accepted by the ASPPA Retirement Plan Academy Advisory Group for ASPPA’s Educator’s Award. But you need to act soon — the nomination window closes June 30. READ MORE