Training Services

At Finley & Cook, we use our knowledge, certifications, and experience to develop training presentations to help you attain the knowledge you deserve, while developing the skills, and understanding to enhance performance and staff morale. Register for one of our available classes, attend an educational seminar at a tradeshow or conference we attend, or contact us directly for customized on-site training at your location. Either way, our advisors are here to share their knowledge to help you succeed.

Continuing Education Opportunities:

January 29, 2018

Raving’s NEXT Conference: Innovative Strategies that Drive Profit

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

Speaking Engagement:

Finley & Cook Partner, Kevin Huddleston, will be on a panel of experts discussing:

The Next Big Thing – What technology do we need to be competitive?

In our previous sessions, we’ve discussed everything from capital improvements to technological advanced considered vital to meet the needs of our guests. With so many options, so many providers, so many influencers saying, “You must buy this to be competitive” really, how do you determine the return on investment? When Tribal Council, GMs and CFOs are asking “how much is too much” what is the answer?

Some progressive operators say we have enough technology; it is how we use it. How do you evaluate the ROI on new technology? When do you jump first and when do you wait for your competitors to try it? Hear from financial and marketing experts what the best guidelines are before you jump into yet another investment.

Moderator: Azam Husain, CEO, Casino Science

Panelists: Kevin Huddleston, CPA, CGMA, CFF, Partner, Finley & Cook; Rich Rader, Chief Technology Officer, Umpqua Indian Development Corporation

January 29 – 31, 2018

Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

Since 2001, this is Raving’s signature national tribal casino marketing conference and tradeshow. Find out why tribal organizations return year after year for this motivating and value-packed conference.

April 11 – 13, 2018

BSidesOK 2018 Conference

Glenpool Conference Center, Glenpool, OK

Glenpool Conference Center, Glenpool, OK

BSides Oklahoma is a free information security conference focused on practical, hands-on training for improving security.

Finley & Cook CIO, Bob Simpson will be speaking at this conference.

Additional details coming soon!

April 17 – 20, 2018

33rd Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

184 NATIONS COME TOGETHER.

As the longest running gaming tradeshow in history, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention delivers the insight and strategies you need to rise to the top of the competitive gaming industry landscape. Meet industry leaders, access cutting-edge trends and celebrate a proud tradition of success.

Stop by Booth #929 and visit with us!

April 23 – 24, 2018

NAFOA 36th Annual Conference

The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA

The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA

This two-day conference will give you an exclusive opportunity to engage directly with tribal leaders, professionals, and influential federal agencies about economic and financial issues facing Indian Country.

April 29 - May 2, 2018

OTGRA Spring Conference 2018

OTGRA Conference 2018

Details coming soon!

OTGRA – supporting and promoting knowledge and education in Tribal Gaming Regulation

July 23 – 25, 2018

OIGA Conference and Trade Show

OIGA Conference and Trade Show

Don’t miss the biggest Little Show in Indian Gaming.

Join more than 2,500 industry professionals from all over the country at this premier event specifically devoted to all aspects of the Indian Gaming industry.

Stop by and see us at Booth #514!

September 22 – 25, 2018

The 44th Annual Convention of The Independent Bankers Association of Texas

Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin TX

Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin TX

BAT’s Annual Convention is a four-day event that takes an in-depth look at key issues impacting the banking industry, specifically those related to community banks. General sessions (often featuring renowned national speakers), learning labs, regulator roundtables and banker-peer resource sharing sessions are offered on the education front. Networking opportunities and entertainment options, including the Chairman’s Tailgate Party, PAC Auction/Dinner and Songwriters’ Late Show, round out the Convention schedule.

October 1 – 2, 2018

NAFOA Fall Finance & Tribal Economies

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Hyatt Regency Tamaya, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

The fall conference is an opportunity to meet with tribal leaders, federal agencies, and accounting professionals to discuss important issues facing Indian Country. The two-day conference offers a number of educational sessions and two general sessions made up of industry-leading expert panelists.

October 9 – 11, 2018

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018

Global Gaming Expo presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), is the world’s largest gathering of gaming professionals.

Join us at “the show” in the casino-entertainment industry. Our event showcases the technologies, services and products of exhibitors and provides an atmosphere to buy/sell, network and learn.

October 2018

OTGRA Fall Conference 2018

OTGRA Conference 2018

Details coming soon!

OTGRA – supporting and promoting knowledge and education in Tribal Gaming Regulation