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Open Mic Forum: Accounting for Early and Extraordinary Retirements
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When: 7/8/2020
11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
Where: WebEx Online Meeting
United States
Contact: Makenzie Howard
(978) 364-5195

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Join SDP for the second forum in our Summer Series, Accounting for Early and Extraordinary Retirements! This 1-hour forum will be hosted on July 8 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern. This forum will begin with a brief presentation by three members of our SDP Training Faculty, Rick Fisher, Rich Bennett, and John Wiedmayer. A group discussion with Trainers and participants will follow. This is an opportunity to learn more and share your insights with colleagues. Now more than ever, community is important, and we hope you can join us!




Wednesday, July 8: Accounting for Early and Extraordinary Retirements


-Associated Issues

  • Regulatory Compact
  • Unit vs. Group Depreciation
  • Commission Set Depreciation Rates

-Accounts and Asset Types Affected

-Cost Recovery Implications
-Accounting Considerations



Rick Fisher, CDP

Product Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
PowerPlan, Inc.

Rich Bennett, CDP

Senior Solution Architect, Professional Services Organization
PowerPlan, Inc.

John Wiedmayer, CDP

Project Manager, Depreciation Studies
Gannett Fleming Valuation and Rate Consultants, LLC.


Forum Introduction
Susan Jensen, Ph.D., CDP

Surface Transportation Board


Click here to read full faculty bios



Registration Details

All SDP Open Mic Forums are free for SDP members, as a member benefit! We also invite non-members to join our forums. There is a registration maximum of 35 attendees per session

  • SDP Member Rate: $0 - Complimentary with your Membership
  • SDP Guest (Forums 2-4): $50 per forum


Technical Specifications

SDP will use Cisco WebExfor our Open Mic Forums.



Please email cancellations in writing to We will process your cancellation and refund within 3 business days.



2020 SDP Training

The SDP is pleased to announce that our acclaimed training will be offered online this year! Our training will include three 10-hour courses and two 5-hour short courses. Each course will be offered in manageable 3-hour segments from mid-September to mid-November. Below is a listing of our courses. More details will be shared soon.


10-hour Courses (12 CPEs)

  • Depreciation Fundamentals
  • Life Analysis Methods and Applications
  • Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World

5-hour Courses (6 CPEs)

  • Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues
  • Introduction to Depreciation

Why attend our training? Here are some reasons:

  1. Our trainers are working depreciation professionals, so the training delivered is readily transferable to your job.
  2. The training courses help meet CPE requirements.
  3. The training is excellent preparation for the CDP Exam and provides the needed credits to retain your CDP credential.
  4. The Depreciation Fundamentals course is a prerequisite for all intermediate and advanced courses you may want to take in 2021. 
  5. Training from home saves on the travel costs associated with in-person training.
  6. Group discounts will be offered! 


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Phone: 978-364-5195
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