In Person-Live
Accelerate IN PERSON
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, MI
Course # 141178 | by MICPA
Members SAVE $75
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:55 pm
Total Credits: 4.0
Earn Up To: 4.0 OT credits
Level: Overview
Vendor: MICPA

What you will learn

Nationally-acclaimed speakers discuss how to:

  • Build a workplace people love that prevents disengagement. 
  • Develop an effective diversity, equity & belonging strategy or take the existing to the next level.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of hybrid work by encouraging team interaction, even from home.
  • Identify and master your own personal communication style.


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.


Looking for extra flexibility? You can attend the program virtually, too. Click here for details on the virtual option.


Click here to view the Accelerate brochure.


Program Agenda

1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
Program Begins with Wecome & Introductions
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Lead with Joy and Watch Your Team Fly!
Change is hard. But you won't create a joyful workplace by leading the way you've always led. In this talk, Rich explores his own journey to find joy, focusing on how we had to learn to lead in a completely different way and, by doing so, witnessed results that exceeded his wildest expectations.
Rich Sheridan - CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations; Speaker, Author of Chief Joy Officer and Joy, Inc., Ann Arbor
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM
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
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM

3:05 PM - 3:55 PM
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 Keynote Speaker, Detroit

3:55 PM - 4:05 PM

4:05 PM - 4:55 PM
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

4:55 PM
Program Adjourns & Networking Reception Begins

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Partner Showcase & Networking Reception
Connect with colleagues, key resources and suppliers at our Partner Showcase and Networking Reception.


Register early to take advantage of the best price! Please note, discounted pricing is already reflected in the online price. No promo code is needed.
Through October 12: $190 MICPA Members/ $265 Non-Members
October 13 - October 26: $200 MICPA Members/ $275 Non-Members
October 27 - November 9: $210 MICPA Members/ $285 Non-Members

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  • Personal Development
  • Personnel/Human Resources

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Course # 141438

Celebrate the profession. Invest in the future.

We are so excited to be back in-person this year! Enjoy an evening of celebration, camaraderie, and excitement for our future CPAs. Connect with your friends IN-PERSON and make new ones! We are thrilled to have the lively Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, Paula Tutman as our emcee.

The Michigan Accountancy Foundation encourages excellence and growth in the public accounting profession by collaborating with the MICPA and others to encourage accounting students and graduates to become CPAs. MAF utilizes a portion of donations to provide $5,000 scholarships to students starting their fifth-year.



Ticket prices are $150,  which includes a chance to win cash prizes at the event!

Interested in attending our Accelerate program earlier in the day? Receive $25 off if you register to attend both Accelerate & Celebrate! Contact the MICPA Learning Department at 855.594.4273 to register and receive your discount.



Bringing a guest? Contact the MICPA Learning Department at 855.594.4273 to register you and your guest together.


Program Agenda

5:00 PM - Reception
6:00 PM - Dinner & Awards Presentation
8:00 PM - Program Adjourns

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MICPA delivers the highest quality education experience. If you are not satisfied with your course, call us at 1.855.594.4273. We will make it right.