Fall Semester 2014



IS 451 Course Page EY Leadership Seminar
Acct & IS Dept College of Business Cal State Northridge


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Course Description
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The Community College Outreach PowerPoint is here!

   Welcome Fall 2014 EY Leadership Seminar Students!



This E&Y Professional Leadership Seminar is for a select group of accounting and information systems students who want to:

1) learn what it means to be an Accounting/IS professional,

2) develop professional behaviors and habits,

3) understand the importance of ethical behavior,

4) learn about professional etiquette in relationships and communications,

5) polish their presentation skills,

6) develop their interviewing skills, and

7) demonstrate their leadership skills through outreach to students at our area community colleges. 


The course will earn you one unit of credit under ACCT 498A, but the sessions will be for 1 hour and 45 minutes once a week for the entire semester. A majority of the work you will need to do will happen during the seminar class time. The course is offered for credit/no-credit only, so no exams or letter grades will be given.

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  • Poster Board: 22"X 28" (minimum size)

  • Rubber Cement

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Computers are available for use in the College of Business' Microcomputer Lab (JH2129 / JH2125).
COBAE Computer Lab Web Site

The computer labs in the Oviatt Library and Sierra Hall are available for you to use.  These labs are open longer hours and on the weekends.  Follow this link to find the days and hours: Other Campus Computer Labs.

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MSDNAA (Dreamspark) Site License Software: The following Microsoft software is available (for currently enrolled AIS students) free for download:  MS Project, MS Visio, MS Visual Studio.net, MS Windows XP, and more!

Low Cost Licensed Software at the 
Due to an agreement between Microsoft Corporation and California State University, students can now purchase Microsoft Software at a discount.  Microsoft Office is available here!  Many other software packages are also available at an educational discount price (about 50% off of regular retail).  In order to be eligible to purchase these software, students must show proof of enrollment in a degree-granting program at CSUN and a photo ID. 

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COURSE OUTLINE (this schedule is tentative)

Aug. 28

Introduction and Community College Outreach Preparation

Dr. Lazarony

Sept. 4

Leading by Personal Example: Creating & Selling Your Personal Brand / Interviewing Authentically

Luella Jones, Director, EY Center for Careers

Sept. 11

Leading by Personal Example:  Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Lazarony

Sept. 18
Meet the Firms!

No Seminar

Sept. 25

Community College Outreach Preparation

Dr. Lazarony

Oct. 2

Leading by Personal Example: Nurturing Your Natural Talents (Kolbe Assessment)

Joni Lusty, EY

Oct. 9

Leading by Personal Example: Modeling Ethical Behavior

Mark Siegel, EY

Oct. 16
Leading by Personal Example: Creating & Selling Your Personal Brand / Presenting Authentically Richard Robinson, EY
Oct. 23

Leading Others: Ladder of Inference (Diversity & Inlcusiveness)

Katie Weibert, EY & Adam Miller, EY

Oct. 30

Leading by Personal Example: Discovering Your Essence, Defining Your Core Values and Creating Your Leadership Statement

Leadership Vision Board Assignment

Blaze Lazarony, Life Coach

Email: blaze@blazeabrilliantpath.com

Click here to download the Essence, Core Values, Leadership Stmt power point presentation

Click here to go to Blaze's website

Nov. 6

Leading the Business: Defining and Executing your Strategy

Heather Briggs, DreamWorks

Nov. 13

Leading Others: Fierce Conversations-Introduction & Confrontation Conversations

Katie Weibert, EY

Nov. 20

Leading Others: Fierce Team Conversations


Nov. 27
Thanksgiving Holiday!

No Seminar

Dec. 4

Leading the Business: Making a Difference through Accounting and IS

Panel Discussion: Audit, Tax, Advisory


Dec. 11

Leadership Seminar Mentoring Event: Thursday,5:00 to 8:30 pm at the University Club (Leadership Vision Boards are Due)

All Speakers are Invited

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Your final grade for the Seminar will be Credit/ No-Credit.  You must attend ALL sessions and complete ALL of the projects below to earn credit for the Seminar.


  • Leadership Vision Board
  • Community College Outreach
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Paul J. Lazarony, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Accounting and Information Systems
Office: Juniper Hall 3123
Walk In Hours: Mon & Tues 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Phone:  (818) 677-2461  Fax: (818) 677-2456

The best way to reach me (and to get a quick response) 
is through E-MAIL.


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