Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST
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Brave New Workshop 
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Hannah Hegman 
Financial Executives International, Twin Cities Chapter 
612-293-9420 ext 3 

FEI Twin Cities Event

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Brave New Workshop



Event Schedule:
4:30-6:00 Registration, Networking, Heavy Appetizers
6:00-7:40 "Laugh & Learn" Improvisational Workout with Brave New Workshop
7:40-8:00 Coffee & Dessert

Program Overview:
The basic description of an improvisational scene is: a group of individuals listening to their customers and instantly creating an interesting, engaging product, while in the spotlight. Improvisers are able to collaborate and innovate so rapidly because they abide by certain behaviors and cultural norms. In this session BNW facilitators share some of the key behaviors, demonstrate them in action through live improv demonstrations and allow participants to practice them first hand. Our facilitators create a safe environment of active participation, fun of on-your-feet learning, laughter and discussion. The goal of the session is to facilitate the connection between how the behaviors participants practice can increase their productivity at work, and help them be better collaborators and communicators.
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Learning Points & Practice Focus Areas:


  • Intentional Communication: Participants are reminded of the basics of communication and are introduced to simple ways they can hone the way they send and receive messages.
  • Team Accountability & Trust: Learners practice serving a shared team goal and experiment with how different levels of energy and engagement affect the team's success.
  • Comfort with Ambiguity & Change: Individuals exercise their ability to remain calm, focused and productive even when they don't know or control the outcome of  a process.


Benefits of the "Laugh & Learn" Approach:


  • The value of practice: As you can read in John Sweeney’s article in Chief Learning Officer Magazine, practice is a necessary for any sort of behavior change or skill enhancement.
  • The value of laughter: This is an experience unlike typical training programs. The high, positive energy and roaring laughter learners experience lower stress and anxiety and do wonders for the team trust and culture.
  • The value of hands-on, experiential learning: We learn better when we are able to immediately apply and “try out” what we are learning. During this session our learners focus on doing, rather than sitting and listening, which makes the experience, memorable, the learning sticky, and the experience more valuable.



Register Now! Financial Executives International – Twin Cities Chapter (FEI) may photograph, film and/or otherwise record this event, which may result in your image or voice being captured incidentally. Your presence at the event will constitute your consent to be recorded, and for FEI to edit, use, and publicly display any recordings for FEI’s purposes

FEI Twin Cities will contact you in the event that you are ineligible to attend this event. Eligible attendees include members in good standing of FEI, qualified guests or chapter strategic partners. Qualified guests are generally those individuals who qualify for membership in FEI, and who have not attended a regular monthly meeting within the last twelve months.

For more information about FEI membership qualifications, please click here (http://www.feitwincities.com/join-fei) or contact our Vice President of Membership, George Boyadjis, at gboyadjis@cresa.com or 612-373-0298.

This program will offer (2) CPE Credits in the field of (TBD). Financial Executives International 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.