Last month, at theirLeading Partners Retreat and Firm Administrators RoundtableCPAmerica International introduced their newRISE Inclusion Initiative - a complimentary career development program for member firms.

The program looks to help member firms recognize diversity, engage their employees, and build their bench strength via mentorship programs, equal access to leadership, and flexible work practices.

“We understand that our member firms are capable of developing these tools but find that most firm administrators do not have the time to create these types of resources,” stated Alan Deichler, president of CPAmerica. “We worked closely with a committee of CPAmerica members, sourced information from the AICPA and various universities and consultants to create templates that can be used together or alone, based upon what best fits your firm culture.”

Interested member firms looking to participate in RISE are asked to contact senior member services manager D'Yãn Davis at 352-727-4070 or at ddavis@cpamerica.org.

For more on RISE, head to CPAmerica'ssite here.