FAR Events


2015-2016 Program Calendar

Please note below the locations for each event.

Luncheon presentation details will be added as information is made available.

NOTE: Luncheon dates are subject to change based upon speaker and venue availability. Please visit the FAR website regularly for updates.

Luncheon dates 2015-2016
September 15, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC) (NOTE: This event is on a Tuesday.)
October 21, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC)
November 19, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC) (NOTE: This event is on a Thursday.)
December 16, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC)
January 20, 2016 (Location: FHI 360 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC)
February 17, 2016 (Location: TBD, Washington, DC)
March 16, 2016 (Location: TBD, Washington, DC)
April 20, 2016 (Location: FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC)
May 18, 2016 (Location: TBD, Washington, DC)
June 15, 2016 (Location: TBD, Washington, DC)

*For-profit, non-members may attend one luncheon before joining. To attend additional luncheons, FAR membership is required. 

Upcoming events

    • 15 Sep 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

    Special Note: FAR has experienced some scheduling challenges over the recent months in finding a new home for our monthly lunches.  In our eagerness to get the Capital Hilton reserved, we mistakenly scheduled the September meeting on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.  We apologize for the oversight on our part and understand a number of our members will not be able to attend this month’s program. You have our word that this sort of oversight will not occur again.  For those that are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year.

    Influence & Communication - Skills to Make Us More Effective Leaders

    Speaker: Paul McMurray (click here for bio)

    Description: Ever find yourself wishing you had more influence, wondering why what you said came across in a way you didn’t mean it?  Still wondering why the program you put together didn’t take off?  Join Paul McMurray, of Insight Management Consulting, for an insightful presentation on influence and communications – skills that make us more effective leaders.

    In this session, Paul will show how what we think drives what we say. Mastering our thinking and developing our curiosity  can change both what we say and how we say it, increasing our influence, especially in difficult situations.  Too often we jump to conclusions without all the data and open our mouths in ways that are more abrasive and less persuasive in the long run.  When asked who the most influential people in their organizations were, employees identified those who communicated more effectively.  Using experiential activities as well as examples from work-life, Paul will demonstrate how our stories, conclusions and judgments drive our actions and their message and will provide strategies for changing these in ways that increase our influence and enhance our leadership.

    Learning Outcomes:

    Attendees will:

    • Recognize the influence of their own stress in developing and delivering communications.
    • Develop intentional strategies to remain curious and open to other ideas in their communication.
    • Recognize how a change in thinking reflects in tone of voice, word choice and actions.
    • Increase influence and reduce resistance through a change in communication style.

    (Please note day and time.)
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Capital Hilton
    1001 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036 (map)
    Nearby parking garages: (click here)

    Registration Instructions:
    Registering yourself: Please make sure to log in to the FAR website to receive FAR member registration options. NP guests may be added to your registration.
    Registering a substitute: Do NOT log in to the FAR website if you are registering a colleague as your substitute, simply go to the event page and select the appropriate substitute registration. NP guests may be added to the registration.
    Gold Members please contact to be registered.

    *If you are a nonprofit, non-member and have not attended a FAR luncheon, please contact

    This program will be evaluated for CPE credit and for continuing education credit.

    FAR is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 34219-2417.  Web-site:

    For more information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact the FAR office at: 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or email (

    There are no refunds or cancellations accepted after September 10, 2015. Field of Study: Communications - Interpersonal, Group Process Management. Program level is basic – update. There are no pre-requisites nor advanced preparation.  It is Group-Live delivery method. Sponsor ID: 109395


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