FRIDAY, May 18, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Other Details:
Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
Light breakfast items and beverages will be served.

An optional lunch will be served from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
(Registration is required)

There is no fee to attend this event. 
FEI Members, Strategic Partners, their guests, and students are all welcome!

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Bridgewood Resort & Conference Center 
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956

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8:00 - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Session 1: Intelligence Tools
(.5 CPE Credits)

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Session 2: Employ Humanity
(1 CPE Credit)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Networking / Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session 3: Gender Intelligence
(1 CPE Credit)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration is required and will close
on Friday, 5/11/18.

For More Information Contact:

Michelle Weiss 
Financial Executives International 

How will Gender Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence and Increased Intelligence Enhance Your Awareness and Growth, Personally and Professionally?

2018 Career Development Program Sponsors






Career Development Session 1
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM


Scott Dell, CPA, MBA, MAE
Assistant Professor 

Accounting Program Director 
Marian University


Intelligence Tools

Session Summary
Have you ever wanted to discover resources that would help you grow to your fullest potential? Might you feel that there is so much information out on the web that you are trying to determine where to begin? Come learn about resources available to you, your staff and your family that can enhance your life personally and professionally. Discussed will be resources from BLOGs to MOOCs, and a whole bunch of other tools easily accessible to you. Get a sneak preview at through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/FEIPDTools with over 100 resources available at your fingertips!

Scott has served on the FEI board for four years, helping to coordinate the Career Seminars being offered to serve our members. With experience owning, operating and growing businesses in the technology arena, along with his academic experience, having been the Accounting Program Director at Marian University for the past twelve years, Scott brings insights that will help you learn and grow. 

Scott hails from the east coast, receiving his MBA from Wharton and is currently pursuing his doctorate at UW-Whitewater. Having worked for the Big 8 (been at it for a while) with what is now EY in Boston, as well as having worked at Grant Thornton in Madison, Scott has deep accounting roots with lots of business experience to share. With over thirty years living in Wisconsin, and a teacher of things ranging from photography, to motorcycle safety to technology, Scott looks forward to sharing insights that will help you improve your success in obtaining your goals.

Career Development Session 2
Time: 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Topic: Employ Humanity


Bill Marklein

Founder & CEO
Employ Humanity

Session Summary
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to effectively manage our own emotions and the emotions around us and it is quickly becoming the #1 competency for community and business leadership, building relationships and inspiration the 21st Century. The digital transformation is driving opportunity in the marketplace for leaders to create the human-connection experience, and most importantly, a legacy. All of humanity craves a social fabric that values and is committed to Emotional Intelligence.

With the rapid acceleration of technology, automation, digital media, distractions, change and stress - Emotional Intelligence is even more crucial for building healthy, trusting relationships both personally and professionally. Real human-connection is the future for our own happiness and well-being and those we lead. Bill Marklein inspires, entertains, challenges thinking and will get you excited about using your unique human-only skills of awareness, adaptability and empathy for your continued success!

Bill Marklein founded Employ Humanity LLC to inspire Emotional Intelligence in workplaces across the world. Marklein earned his Master's Degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with his primary research on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and human connection. A specialized expertise for Emotional Intelligence in the business community was developed with his entire professional career spent working for small and large chambers of commerce, most recently as Community Relations Director for the Sheboygan County Chamber (WI). 

Marklein has presented nationally coast-to-coast from San Diego to Savannah on Emotional Intelligence and has trained healthcare administration on the topic at one of the largest independent health care facilities in Wisconsin. In Savannah, Marklein was a featured speaker on Emotional Intelligence at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives National Convention. Marklein has trained and developed the gamut from young professionals to educators to the C-Suite across all industries. Learn more about the movement at www.employhumanity.com

Career Development Session 3
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Topic: Gender Differences in Brain and Behavior and Their Impact on the Workplace

Josh Meinen
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP

Kimberly Herlitzka
Baker Tilly Search & Staffing LLC

Session Summary 
This session outlines how brain-based and behavioral differences between men and women can affect daily interaction and communication in the workplace. Learn to be aware of these behavioral differences and how they may be perceived by the opposite sex for more effective communication and collaboration at work.

Josh Meinen, Partner, with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP has been with the firm since 1999. He specializes in the manufacturing and distribution industries, including significant involvement with life science/emerging technology companies. Josh has been an active member on the firm’s GROW (Growth and Retention of Women) Committee for the past three years.

Kimberly Herlitzka, Principal with Baker Tilly Search & Staffing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, joined the firm in 1996. She focuses on helping clients find and evaluate accounting talent and has extensive experience recruiting accounting and finance professionals at all levels – from CFO to clerical level accountants. Kim oversees a team of direct hire recruiters and temporary staffing professionals. Kim was previously GROW Committee Chair and now serves on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


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Financial Executives International (FEI) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sp
onsor 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.

May 18, 2018 Career Development Program: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Session 1= Personal Development; Session 2 = Personal Development; Session 3 = Personal Development; Recommended CPE Credits: Session 1 = .5 Credits; Session 2 = 1 Credit; Session 3 = 1 Credit.

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