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Educational Webinar: Robotic Process Automation (RPA)—It's All About the People
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Attend to learn how RPA needs people to be successful. You are not trying to replace people with a robot, you’re just trying to take the robot out of the people.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/5/2020
When: Thursday, November 5, 2020
1:00 p.m. Central Time
Where: United States
Presenter: Grace Long, Senior Manager of Finance Technology and Automation, VSP Global
Contact: Day of Contact: Heidi Kaliher
(952) 546-1880, ext. 4

Online registration is available until: 11/5/2020
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Educational Webinar: Robotic Process Automation (RPA)—It's All About the People

Grace Long, Senior Manager, Finance Technology and Automation, VSP Global

Open to All 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

U.S. / Canada Participation Times

11:00 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern




Attend to learn how RPA needs people to be successful. You are not trying to replace people with a robot, you’re just trying to take the robot out of the people.

• Understand why people are the most important part of RPA.
• Learn the importance of and how to build your RPA team.
• Learn about "Purple People." Who they are and why they are so important.


Learn about what RPA is and what it could do for your organization.

• Finding the right software tool.
• Engaging with the right consulting partners.
• Why it makes sense for a finance department to engage in RPA.


Hear about the work VSP has done to use RPA to automate.

• Financial transaction clearing.
• Recurring credit card postings (not P-Card specific).
• Accounts Payable statement review. 
Target Audience

This event is open to end-users and providers. This will be of special interest to professionals involved in managing a Commercial Card program (including administrators, managers, and oversight personnel). Level of experience: intermediate to advanced.


Grace Long
Senior Manager, Finance Technology and Automation
VSP Global

Grace Long is VSP Global’s senior manager of their Finance Technology and
Automation team. Grace oversees two very different areas of work. A large part of her team is built of Financial Analysts who support all the projects and systems that interface with VSP’s accounting system. The other portion of her team is made up of developers who are trained and certified to model processes using the Blue Prism RPA software and they support the global company goal of continuous improvement. Four years ago, Grace helped bring RPA to VSP Global and built it from the ground up. Grace looks at this as one her greatest accomplishments since she considers herself a technologically challenged person. Her degree is in accounting. Her passion is showing people how relative, easy and useful RPA can be. 

Date, Time and Event Duration

Thursday, November 5, 2020

U.S. Participation Times
11:00 a.m. PST | 12:00 p.m. MST | 1:00 p.m. CST | 2:00 p.m. EST


European Participation Times
17:00 GMT | 18:00 CET | 19:00 EET


(If you are outside these times to participate live, a recording of the webinar can be ordered in the NAPCP store generally within one week following the event.)

This 45- to 60-minute presentation is for NAPCP members and NAPCP subscribers. This session will consist of a presentation, followed by time for questions and answers (Q&A).

Cost and
Onsite Group Participation

This webinar is complimentary for NAPCP members and $149.00 for NAPCP subscribers. 

Any number of colleagues can join the registrant at the same location and participate; however, only registered attendees earn continuing education credit. All individuals who need to earn credit for the event must register per the instructions below.

Continuing Education Credit

(Limited to Attendees)

In order to earn 0.25 points toward CPCP initial eligibility, re-certification or receive supporting documentation for possible continuing education credit, you must be (1) registered on the NAPCP website AND GoToWebinar, and (2) you must log into GoToWebinar the day of the webinar individually.


Attendance cannot be tracked if you do not log in individually and therefore you will not receive CPCP credit. 

Registration Process and Deadline

The NAPCP is using the GoToWebinar solution to facilitate the event. Please note the two-step registration process:

Step 1. Please click the blue Register Button at the top of this page. After you click "Submit," you will view a thank-you page that includes instructions and a hyperlink to the GoToWebinar event page.

Step 2. Click the GoToWebinar link in the thank-you page and simply enter your first name, last name and email address to "reserve your seat" in the webinar. This is an important step so that you receive instructions to join the webinar the day of the event.

Questions about GoToWebinar? Consult the GoToWebinar Quick Reference Guide.

Registration via the NAPCP website will close at 12:00 a.m. on the business day prior to the webinar.

Dial-in Number & Access Code

After registering, please contact your IT department to ensure that is on your organization's "Safe Sender" list. This is an important step so that you will receive email reminders and complete log-in details prior to the event.

At least one business day prior to the webinar, each registered participant will receive an email message from GoToWebinar with a dial-in number and access code. Please save this important email message. Your dial-in number and access code cannot be shared.


Submit Questions During the Webinar:
During the Q&A portion of the webinar, you will be able to submit questions using the intuitive GoToWebinar tool. You will receive instructions on how to use the tool during the first few minutes of the webinar.

Questions Not Answered During the Webinar:

Participants should contact the speaker directly if their questions (those relevant to the subject matter) are not answered during the webinar.

For More Information For more information, please contact Terri Brustad at
Day of contact: Heidi Kaliher at
Program Changes and Cancellations The NAPCP reserves the right to make changes in programs and speakers or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. The NAPCP will make every effort to contact each enrollee if a program is cancelled. If a program is not held for any reason, the NAPCP's liability is limited to the refund of the program fee (if applicable) only.


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