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Here is the schedule for the hybrid Inspire Tour - the social CPD event for inspired bookkeepers. The last few earlybird tickets remain so save money and get yours while you still can...

Throughout the month of May bookkeepers and trainee bookkeepers will be meeting online and in-person for the inspiring and information-packed Inspire Tour 2022.

Going hybrid for the first time means that you can enjoy a day out at one of our eight city-centre locations, or choose to network and consume our CPD sessions from your desk with our virtual-only ticket. Either way, all attendees get access to ICB's online event platform and eight CPD points which, for students and members, are automatically added to your CPD log when you attend.

Online welcome sessions

Our online event platform opens on Tuesday 3rd May and we invite ticket holders to join us for a short welcome session and networking in the virtual lounge to kick-off our month-long Inspire Tour. Meet other ICB bookkeepers straight away and communicate on the social feed, via chat messaging, and in video calls. These features are available to ticket holders all month long!

Join us for one or both of our two welcome sessions:

Tuesday 3rd May at 1pm and 8pm

All you have to do is book your Inspire Tour ticket and we'll email you on Tuesday with your login for the online event space and the mobile app. Yes, you can access all of the online features from your computer or your mobile phone.

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Inspire Tour in-person schedule

The Inspire Tour has been designed especially for bookkeepers to give you the insights and practical information to get ready for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax and Self Assessment (MTD ITSA), and to help practice holders feel confident in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures.

Bookkeepers providing services to clients must have AML procedures in place to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) and we'll be taking a really practical look at how you put a new client onto AML Online properly and how that affects your Whole of Practice Risk Assessment. We'll also be talking you through the Policy and Procedures Statement. All of these areas are mandatory requirements for ICB practices so make sure you're fully up to date and knowledgeable about what is needed and when.

In-person Inspire Tour 
10am - 4pm
Exeter, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Peterborough, London

Virtual-only tickets are also available

MORNING SESSIONS:

Welcome
What's in store for bookkeepers and why you're going to be more in-demand than ever, with ICB co-founder Garry Carter 

Anti-Money Laundering in depth
A practical look at AML from the bookkeeper's persepective, with handouts and an AML Online demo from ICB director of professional standards (and former practising member), Lucy Brown FICB, and ICB director of compliance, Mike Jardine.

Refreshments break

Preparing for MTD ITSA
Building a 100-day plan to prepare yourself and your clients for MTD ITSA. A highly practical and illuminating session from the UK's leading expert on Making Tax Digital, Chris Downing, Director of Sage Product Management for Bookkeepers and former practising accountant.

Lunch and socialising
Get chatting with friends old and new or make a beeline for the ICB team to get your questions answered

AFTERNOON SESSIONS:

The local business economic outlook and branch network
Meet your local branch chair/s and a local business or political figure (dependant on location) to discuss the vital role of bookkeepers in your area and the situation for local businesses. Come and represent your region and help us get more local press to raise your profile in the local business community!

Levelling-up for MTD
Join Jacquie Mount CFICB for an interactive session discussing the quarterly returns and the year end submissions and what you can and cannot do within the bounds of your membership. Jacquie can help you diagnose whether or not you need to upskill and what resources are available. Jacquie will also discuss the sticky subject of multi-agents and how to work alongside another ICB bookkeeper or accountant who will be doing the year-end.

Timings may differ slightly by location. Some events will feature additional speakers including the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) in London, AutoEntry in Birmingham and London, FreeAgent in Edinburgh, and Della Hudson in Exeter and Cardiff.

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Inspire Tour virtual-only

If you can't attend one of our eight in-person events, you can book a virtual-only ticket. Like all ticket-holders you'll have access to our online event platform throughout May for networking via the event feed, through direct chat messages, and via video calls and sessions in the virtual lounge.

The main CPD sessions from the in-person events will be broadcast online on Monday 30th May and the recordings will be available for you to catch up on afterwards.

Exclusively to the virtual event on Monday 30th May we will have mindet coach Maria Jeffers joining us to discuss mental resilience and share trusted strategies for coping with stress and challenges. If you enjoy this taster session let us know as we would like to run a series of mindet workshops for members over the coming months to support you in all aspects of your work.

Virtual-only Inspire Tour 
9:30am - 4pm Monday 30th May

Please note: the online events platform will be open from Tuesday 2nd May for all ticket holders, starting with two kick-off sessions so you can start socialising straight away. Login details will be emailed to ticket holders on Tuesday and afterwards within 48 hours of your booking.

Welcome
What's in store for bookkeepers and why you're going to be more in-demand than ever, with ICB co-founder Garry Carter 

Anti-Money Laundering in depth
A practical look at AML from the bookkeeper's persepective, with printable downloads and an AML Online demo from ICB director of professional standards (and former practising member), Lucy Brown FICB, and ICB director of compliance, Mike Jardine.

The secret to less stress and more confidence
How bookkeepers and students can develop their emotional resilience and use a positive mindset to overcome challenges and feel more in control. This session is hosted by Maria Jeffers, Mindset Coach for AQR International, and is particularly important for anyone who ever feels like they're struggling to cope with the demands of their work or personal life.

Exhibitor sessions with Sage, AutoEntry, FreeAgent
Get the latest scoop and product updates from the tech teams that value bookkeepers the most. Help these influential exhibitors continue to serve you and the bookkeeping community by interacting in these sessions and asking those tough questions that ICB bookkeepers are renowned for asking!

Preparing for MTD ITSA
Build a 100-day plan to prepare yourself and your clients for MTD ITSA. A highly practical and illuminating session from the UK's leading expert on Making Tax Digital, Chris Downing, Director of Sage Product Management for Bookkeepers and former practising accountant.

Levelling-up for MTD
Join Jacquie Mount CFICB for an interactive session discussing the quarterly returns and the year end submissions and what you can and cannot do within the bounds of your membership. Jacquie can help you diagnose whether or not you need to upskill and what resources are available. Jacquie will also discuss the sticky subject of multi-agents and how to work alongside another ICB bookkeeper or accountant who will be doing the year-end.

 

>> Book your virtual-only ticket now

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