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Attention Basics for Professionals

  • Accountant
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFE
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • CFA
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • ACCA
  • CPFA
  • CIPM
  • FPAC
  • CA - Ireland
  • CA - Scotland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: September, 2022

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Why is attention important?
    10 mins
  • Attention shapes other mental processes
    13 mins
  • Key facts and qualities
    22 mins
  • Prospective memory and attention
    34 mins
  • Other ways to optimize attention
    44 mins

Course Description

Attention is the ability to actively process specific information in the environment while tuning out other details. Attention is limited in terms of both capacity and duration, so it is important to have ways to effectively manage the attentional resources we have available to make sense of the world. The ability to focus attention is critical for professionals in high-stakes, information-oriented fields.

This CPE webinar introduces core principles of how attention works in the mind and the brain, addressing common misconceptions about attention and suggesting ways to develop and manage attention effectively.

Join author and research psychologist, Dr. Michelle Miller, in tackling these questions that affect all professionals needing to maximize focus. Dr. Miller will draw on her recent book Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology to discuss what attention is, the brain mechanisms involved in attention, the limitations of attention, and the unexpected ways in which attention affects nearly everything in our minds do on daily life.

Following are the major questions that are answered in this CPD course:

  • What attention is and how do researchers study it?
  • How does attention shape memory, thinking, social interactions, and even our emotions?
  • What is the neuroscience of attention and how the brain focuses?
  • What are the common misconceptions about attention?
  • What gets in the way of attention and ways to prevent these problems?
  • What are the techniques and practices that enhance attention and the ability to focus?

In this highly interactive CPE/CPD Personality Development webinar, participants will consider the role attention plays in their own lives and what gets in the way as we attempt to master and direct our attention.

Learning Objectives

  • To analyze why attention is critically important for almost everything our minds do.
  • To identify and know how to prevent oversights and mistakes due to lack of focus.
  • To explain how different areas of the brain contribute to the ability to focus attention.
  • To design personalized strategies for enhancing attentiveness at work and in our personal lives.

Recommended For

  • This CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, Managers, and Other Professionals who want to understand the core principles of how attention works.
  • This CPD course is also helpful for Canadian CPAs, CA - ICAEW, ACCA, CA - Ireland, CA - Scotland, and CPA – Ireland.

Who Should Attend?

  • Certificate in Investment Performance Management
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 General Credit of Personal Development for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 1 CPD Credit of Personal Development for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Personal Development for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Personal Development for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPD Credit for CA - ICAEW
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 1 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Scotland
  • 1 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland
  • 1 RCH Credit of HR (General) for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 599049)
  • 1 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-EGWTW)
  • 1 CE Credit of Personal Development for Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA)
  • 1 PL Credit of Personal Development for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 1 CRE Credit of Personal Development for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 PL Credit of Personal Development for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Dr. Michelle

Founder, Michelle Miller, Ph.D

Dr. Michelle Miller is the author of Remembering and Forgetting in the Age of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and the Science of Memory in a Wired World (West Virginia University Press, 2022) and Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard University Press, 2014).  Dr. Miller completed her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches, writes, and speaks about how we can use findings from psychology and neuroscience to improve how people learn, remember, and maintain focus in a world rife with distractions. Dr. Miller is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and three dogs. 

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Ratings and Review

4.7

118 Ratings

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Kathleen Lehman, CPA (US)

Jul 28th, 2022

Great webinar! It's the second one I've participated in with Dr. Miller. Her recommendations for actions that can be implemented immediately are spot-on. I'm walking away with a better understanding of attention and focus, and small actions I can take to improve my focus and attention.

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Sreedevi S, CFE

Jul 26th, 2022

It was very good and informative. It helped me form a new perspective about how attention can affect one's productivity. The poll questions were good. Overall, a great experience.

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Irina Halfon, CPA (US)

Jul 27th, 2022

Really good and informative presentation. The speaker’s enthusiasm or the topic was contagious! Very much enjoyed the reading challenges!

KG

Kelly Gray

Jul 26th, 2022

Dr. Miller was great, really held my attention to the webinar! Another great webinar supported by myCPE, just wonderful!

JD

Jennifer Derosa, SHRM - CP

Aug 2nd, 2022

This was a wonderful course with practical suggestions provided. I enjoyed the interaction throughout.

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