Accelerate | November 9, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:55 PM - Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

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A power-packed afternoon with topics hand-picked to fuel your personal and professional success. Invest in yourself, and your invaluable staff, by developing or honing key leadership skills. 


Featuring nationally acclaimed presenters

Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, CDE®

Jina Etienne

Founder & Principal Consultant, Etienne Consulting LLC, Silver Spring, MD

Mark Ostach

Mark Ostach headshot

Digital Wellness Speaker, Detroit 

Rich Sheridan 

Rich Sheridan

CEO & Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations, Ann Arbor 

Paula Tutman

Paula Tutman

Multi-Emmy Winning Journalist and Communications Facilitator, Detroit 


Join us as they explore building a workplace that people love, advancing diversity & inclusion strategies, engaging with a hybrid workforce and identifying and leveraging your own communication style to achieve goals. Preview their topics with the videos and agenda outlined below.

Connect with colleagues, key resources and suppliers throughout the day at our partner showcase. Thank you to our many partners!



Inspiring Connection in a Hybrid World

Many of us are learning, living, and leading from home. This can create a sense of disconnection and isolation. Demonstrating empathy for the changes we are all going through and understanding ways to restore energy and team member interaction are critical – especially when working from home. In Mark’s virtual keynote, he will provide ways to reignite human connection leaving you filled with a newfound courage to connect.

Mark Ostach - Digital Wellness Speaker, Detroit

Fostering Belonging to Drive Change – Building a D&I Strategy with Impact

Understanding the business case for diversity, equity & belonging is critical for developing an effective D&I strategy. An important first step is understanding implicit bias and learning how to navigate uncomfortable conversations. In this session, we will cover these topics and walk through the core elements of a D&I strategy to help firms identify where to start or take existing D&I initiatives to the next level.

Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, CDE® - Founder & Principal Consultant, Etienne Consulting LLC, Silver Spring, MD

Build a Workplace People Love: Just Add Joy

This keynote explores the chaos and bureaucracy that pervades many businesses today and how those factors lead to poor results and employee disengagement. Rich proposes a new picture that can lead to joy within the team itself and produces joy for those you serve.

Rich Sheridan - CEO and Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations, Ann Arbor

Mastering Your Message

Communication is vital to our everyday environments- whether they be virtual or in-person, with clients, colleagues or family. But have you really become the master of your message? Paula provides techniques that will help you identify your own communication style and recognize negative triggers that impede productive communications with others.  

Paula Tutman - Multi-Emmy Winning Journalist and Communications Facilitator, Detroit

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