Monday, September 12, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Dress is Business Casual.

Event Outline:
1:00 PM: Registration Opens
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Program
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Networking

Registration Deadline:
September 5, 2016

Limited seats are available.
Pre-registration is required.

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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

400 West College Avenue
Thrivent Financial Hall
Appleton, WI 54911

Parking is available at downtown ramps, at standard costs.
Driving Directions 

For More Information Contact:

Michelle Weiss 
Financial Executives International
(920) 750.9110 

The FEI Diversity Group welcomes 
you to attend the 2016 Fusion Event featuring:

- Michelle Gielan -

 - Topic - 
Power of Positivity

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.

Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.

Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

It Pays to be Positive

New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts to the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business outcomes, including:

  • 25% Greater Performance Ratings 
  • 31% Higher Productivity
  • 37% Higher Sales
  • 23% Lower Stress

The objective of this event is to deliver an entertaining and relaxing program that inspires women to set higher expectations for themselves and learn how to adapt and find their purpose in life. The event also offers an outstanding networking opportunity with members of Fox Valley Women’s networks from the sponsoring organizations. Note - that while women are the target for attendance, men are welcome to attend.

What is the FEI Diversity Group?

FEI National continues to encourage local chapters to focus on diversity within our membership. Women executives face a unique set of challenges in balancing their careers and personal lives. This special interest group is focused on exploiting the talents of individuals and creating opportunities to improve personally and professionally. As a result, we hope to increase membership in our chapter and create additional ways for our female members to be engaged in the FEI experience.

This Diversity Group Event is open to those who are: 

  • Members of FEI NE Wisconsin Chapter
  • Managers and executives within an FEI member’s company
  • Representatives of our Strategic Partner companies
  • Prospective chapter members
  • Guests of any of the above


Financial Executives International (FEI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

September 12, 2016 Diversity Group Fusion Event: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Personal Development; Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5. 

For FEI CPE credits, one credit hour equals 50 minutes according to NASBA guidelines. Some state boards may differ on how many minutes constitute a credit hour. Contact your state board for more information. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Michelle Weiss, Chapter Administrator: michelle@mwcommunications.org