Events Issue: In-Person at Arlington Park Race Track;
Mission-Critical Leadership; Back to Work Panel;
Membership Meet/Greet; CMG Networking; August Golf Outing!
Arlington Park Race Track
Outside Marquee Tents
Friday, July 23, 2021
2:00-6:00pm
Free to Members
Sponsors according to level

We are thrilled to welcome back FEI Chicago Members and Sponsors with an in-person, kick-back and enjoy the afternoon gathering. Click here for more info and to register!
FEI CHICAGO CHAPTER VIRTUAL &
IN-PERSON(!) PROGRAMMING
FEI National hosts
2021 Virtual Annual Business Meeting of Members
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT (2-4PM ET)
Open to all FEI Members. Click here to Register with FEI National

Join FEI Board Chair, Andreas Rothe for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting of Members. The primary business to be conducted at this meeting is approval of the minutes taken during the 2020 Annual Business Meeting of Members, the election of at-large directors and the announcement of the officers for fiscal year 2022.
 
Following the Annual Business Meeting, Bret Lawson, FEI Board Treasurer, and Andrej Suskavcevic, FEI President and CEO, will share an organizational update and invite participation in an open forum Q&A. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of Distinguished Service Awards, with our own Skip Newman receiving an award!

FEI Chicago Virtual Career Management Group
Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead
Well in All Directions
Jon Lokhorst, Leadership Coach, Corporate Trainer and Author 
Thursday, June 3, 2021
8:00 - 9:00AM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to register by Tuesday, June 1
1 CPE credit Offered.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  

Most leadership development focuses on a single direction within the organizational hierarchy: downstream to subordinates. While it is important to be a good boss, leadership is much more than that. The best leaders learn to lead well in all directions. They lead upward to superiors and across among peers throughout the organization. And it all starts with self-leadership. This often overlooked or misunderstood leadership principle is essential to build a thriving and productive organizational culture. This presentation is based on Jon’s new book, Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions.

Jon Lokhorst, CPA, PCC, is a leadership coach, corporate trainer, keynote speaker and the author of Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions. Read more about Jon.
FEI Chicago Virtual Professional Development Session
“Back to the Office: When, How, Why?”
Panel Discussion 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
12:00 - 1:00PM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Monday, June 7
1 CPE Credit Offered
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  

Hear from our panel of experts on the hot topic of returning to the office after lockdown. Our panel includes an attorney, HR executive, real estate broker and architect discussing all aspects of the challenges facing organizations post pandemic lockdown. Can companies mandate vaccines, does the office need to be redesigned to be socially distant, how is hiring affected by in-office versus remote work and the many other challenges to be faced. Register now for this one hour discussion from noon to 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 8.
 
This smart and timely panel includes:
FEI Chicago Virtual Meet, Greet & Learn Session, Join us!
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:00 - 1:00PM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Monday, June 14
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  

Attn: New Members, Trial Members, All Current Members, Prospects and Sponsors 
Join the FEI Chicago Chapter for our Welcome, Meet, Greet and Learn Session. We will:
  • Welcome and introduce our new and trial members! 
  • Meet Chapter Leaders
  • Overview of Benefits
  • Questions Answered

Spend an hour with us to see all FEI has to offer. Create new connections and make the most of your membership!
FEI Chicago Virtual Career Management Group
“Career Plans & Networking”
Thursday, July 1, 2021
8:00 - 9:00AM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, June 29
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  

Hosted by FEI CMG Committee Members, this session features smaller group networking sessions designed for easier connections. Join us to check in with peers, discuss what’s top of mind and to get-to-know and support each other.
FEI Chicago IN-PERSON "Welcome Back Social!"
Arlington Park Race Track, 2200 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights
Friday, July 23, 2021
2:00-6:00PM
Food 2:15-5:15pm; Bar 2:15 – 5:45pm; Post time 2:25pm
Outside Marquee Tents, Rain or Shine!
This event is free to FEI Chicago Chapter Members.
Free to FEI Chicago Sponsors (according to level: Platinum 4; Gold 2; Silver 1).
Limited guests (must be guest of member or sponsor) available at $125pp.
Entrance fee and program included. Preferred Parking free of charge. 
Due to social distancing, SEATS ARE LIMITED! First Come, First Served.
Online Registration OnlyClick here to RSVP by July 9.
Sponsors/Members with guest - contact info@feichicago.org for Sponsor or Guest Code to register.

After checking in with our members, many are ready for an outdoor in-person event with the proper precautions. We are thrilled to welcome back FEI Chicago Chapter Members and Sponsors with an informal, kick-back and enjoy the afternoon gathering. It will be so good to reconnect and catch up in-person with friends and new acquaintances.

We have reserved marquee tents featuring a BBQ and Open Bar (Beer/Wine/Soda). Your entrance fee and program are included, parking is free. We will follow all the current CDC recommendations, state guidelines and Arlington Park rules and requests. Safety is our priority! We will check back on these important details closer to the event.

Sadly, this may be the last year for Arlington. We truly hope not, FEI has had lots of fun at the track over the years. We hope our members and sponsors will join us. We’re excited to see you!

Register early. If after registering, you find you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP at info@feichicago.org. Seats are Limited!
FEI Chicago Golf Outing
White Deer Run Golf Club
in Vernon Hills
Friday, August 27, 2021

Timing, Agenda, Cost & Sponsorship Details Coming
in Next Week's Issue (for sure).
Save the Date!

FEI VIRTUAL EVENTS - ATTEND OTHER CHAPTER MEETINGS
Many FEI Chapters have opened their virtual meetings to other FEI members. Look for the "OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS" image to identify these open meetings. 

CLICK HERE for a listing of all FEI events, many with CPE credit.
VIRTUAL RECORDINGS
FEI Chicago Virtual Career Management Group
Diversity as a Business Imperative
with Joe Frodsham, President, CMP
Held May 6, 2021

The Events of 2020 have heightened the demand for social justice in all aspects of our society. Companies can no longer stand-on-the-sidelines. We all must take an active role in support of equity, diversity and inclusion. As Leaders, we contribute to and create the DEI strategies, tactics and blueprint for the organizations we support. Joe Frodsham, President of CMP, will share their findings and practices for creating diverse and engaging work environments. This will include:
  • Results from their December DE&I survey which included FEI Participants.
  • Emerging talent practices to “turn the table” and build DE&I momentum within an organization.
  • Starting from the top and inside-out: A 3-Phased approach for coaching leaders for deeper awareness and commitment to DE&I

Joe Frodsham is President of CMP, a talent management and transition firm. Read more about Joe.
FEI Chicago Chapter Associate & Analyst Board (A&AB) Interview with Larry Kaufman, Jefferson Wells

In the latest installment of our A&AB interview series, the one and only Larry Kaufman, Regional Managing Director - Midwest & Great Lakes Regions at Jefferson Wells USA, discusses his career and advice for young professionals.
WATCH PAST FEI CHICAGO PROGRAMS ON YOUTUBE
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for full-length videos from past presentations and highlight video clips from special events.

Visit www.youtube.com/FEIChicago to view our channel!
Share the benefits of a complimentary FEI trial membership with your Senior Finance Staff and Fellow Finance Professionals!

FEI Chicago is currently offering a complimentary 6-month trial membership to new qualifying members. Forward this link to potential members now so they can learn more and apply: Membership - FEI

We encourage members to share this resource and to invite potential members to join us on Tuesday, June 15 from 12-1PM CT for our "Meet, Greet & Learn Session."

Thanks for helping us get the word out! Membership - FEI (financialexecutives.org)
CONNECT WITH FEI ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Our chapter is active on many different social channels. So, you can pick the one that works the best for you! Here is a quick rundown of where you can find us and what you can expect from each channel:
Follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates from the chapter and opportunities to interact with fellow chapter members. Visit www.linkedin.com/company/fei-chicagoto follow our main page andwww.linkedin.com/groups/1508727/to join our private LinkedIn group!
Follow us on Twitter for daily FEI updates and news relevant news articles from top publications, like Forbes and USA Today. Visit www.twitter.com/FEIChicago to follow our Twitter page.
Follow us on Instagram for photos from past events and updates on the latest FEI news. Visit www.instagram.com/feichicago/ to follow our page.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for full-length videos from past presentations and highlight video clips from special events. Visit www.youtube.com/FEIChicagoto view our channel!
Like us on Facebook for daily updates on the latest FEI news and upcoming events. We also post photos and video clips from past events as well as clips highlighting our sponsors. Visit www.facebook.com/FEIChicagoto like our page!
We look forward to connecting with you on social media!
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