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The AGA Guam Chapter in association with the Guam Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) invites you to the Biennial Guam Professional Development Conference (GPDC) held from September 12 - 14, 2016 to be held at the Westin Resort Guam.

Take advantage of the early registration ratees on or before August 26, 2016! Please see the registration form for more details. Forward completed registration forms to Yuka Hechanova at or Rodalyn Gerardo at


Early Registration (on or before August 26, 2016)

AGA Members:       $500

GSCPA Members:  $550

Non-members*:        $650

*Includes FREE AGA membership. Please submit completed AGA membership form along w/ your registration form.


Regular Registration (by September 6, 2016)

AGA Members:       $550

GSCPA Members:  $600

Non-members:        $700

Room Rate:

Westin Resort Guam is offering special room rates for GPDC attendees at $159/night + 11% tax.


Course Listing (tentative)


  • Government of Guam Finances

  • Leadership

  • Latest Trends in Fraud

  • CGFM Part 1 Government Environment Study Review

  • GASB Updates

  • Ethics

  • Data Analytics

  • Federal Government Updates

  • Performance Measurements

  • Cyber Security & Its Impact on Businesses

  • Federal Labor Laws Update

  • Pension & OPEB

  • Grant Writing

  • Power Pivot Tables in Excel

  • Tax Updates


Guest Speakers (tentative)

  • AGA National President Doug Glenn

  • Public Auditor Doris Flores Brooks

  • Past AGA National President Billy Morehead

  • Dr. Robert Underwood

  • Patrick Candoleta

  • Michael De Leon

  • Manny Hechanova

  • U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco

  • Melvyn Kwek

  • Dr. Doreen Crisostomo

  • Edmund Brobesong

  • Rizalito Paglingayan

  • Janet Dirige

  • Dr. John Peterson

Guam Professional Development Conference (GPDC) Awards


Nominations HAVE CLOSED for the 2016 GPDC Awards Program. The following awards will be given at the GPDC.


1. Professor John M. Phillips Excellence in Government Accountability Award: This award recognizes the cumulative achievements of a government professional that has, throughout his/her public career, served as a role model for others and has consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.  Nominations are open to federal, local, or state government employees, and elected or appointed officials on Guam. The award is named after Prof. John M. Phillips, CGFM, CPA, MBA, for his contributions to advancing government accountability in the Pacific region.  Prof. Phillips is a charter and lifetime member of the AGA Guam Chapter and retired professor of accounting at the University of Guam after a 22-year career. 

2. Chapter Service AwardThis award will recognize an individual whose participation is above and beyond the call of duty, for matters that have made a positive impact and improvement on Chapter operations, membership, etc.

3. Chapter Education Award: This award will recognize an AGA Guam Chapter member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities that promote the Chapter.

4. Community Service Award: This award will recognize an AGA Guam Chapter member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteer community service by participating in a volunteer community service project or projects. 

5. Agency Chapter Service Award: This award will recognize outstanding support provided by an agency or organization to the AGA Guam Chapter. Eligible agencies will have consistently made important contributions in support of the development and enhancement of AGA. All public and private organizations/agencies are eligible for this award.


For more information and details of each award, please visit the Awards & Scholarships page.



Registration and Payments

  • AGA Members and all other, please fax registrations and/or Government Purchase Orders to 671-472-7951 or email to or no later than September 6, 2016 (Tuesday)

  • Payments or Validated Government Purchase Orders must be received by September 6, 2016 (Tuesday). Please make checks payable to "AGA-Guam Chapter" and mail to P.O. Box 1124 Hagatna, Guam 96932.

Cancellation, Substitution, and Refund Policy

  • Cancellation request must be submitted in writing to or by September 8, 2016 (Thursday). Any cancellation request after deadline will be penalized with a $50 administrative cost.

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received after that date. No shows will be billed for the full conference fee.

  • Substitution of participants is permissible, with AGA written authorization. Written request for substitution must be received by September 8, 2016 (Thursday).

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