Plus, choosing between a mentor and a career coach
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MINNESOTA SOCIETY of
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
Young Professionals Group eNews
OCTOBER 2018
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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest with DRIVE Emerging Leaders
Thursday, Oct. 4
4:30 - 8 p.m.
Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, Minneapolis
Leadership Summit
Leadership Summit 2018
Wednesday, Oct. 17
1 - 5 p.m.
Edina Country Club, Edina
4 free CPE credits
Educational Breakfast
YPG Ed Breakfast: Advanced Excel to Increase Productivity
Friday, Nov. 16
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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Networking Tip
"Sharing is caring. This is no less true now than it was in kindergarten. If you are willing to share your contacts and resources, others will be more likely to help you as well. Develop a sincerity in your giving nature without expectation of something in return."

- Darrah Brustein, founder of Network Under 40
Find more tips about successfully navigating your next networking event.

Buyer beware: Not all CPE is equal
MNCPA Perspectives
Being a smart shopper applies to more than just your Target run -- you need to also be a savvy CPE shopper. But, sometimes, you’ll see CPE programs advertised that are unclear, misleading or incorrect. How do busy CPAs keep it all straight?
Great leaders are confident, connected, committed, and courageous
Harvard Business Review
Leaders build up their teams, but sometimes they need confidence to make the hard decisions. Discover tips to help build that skill.

Gain confidence in your leadership skills and discover your coaching style while earning free CPE at the Leadership Summit on Oct. 17, featuring Mike Scott from Dale Carnegie Training.
How to once and for all rid yourself of career-imposter syndrome at work
Entrepreneur
Many of us struggle with feeling professionally inadequate at some point in our careers. Fight those negative thoughts and boost your confidence with these helpful solutions.
Choosing between a mentor and a career coach
U.S. News & World Report
Mentors and career coaches offer advice and insight on achieving your professional goals. But, which one is right for you?
Great leadership begins in your mind: How to master your manager mindset
Forbes
A title alone does not make you a good leader. Learn how to influence, manage and foster trust amongst your team with your manager mindset.
A new study just ranked all 50 states in order of happiness
Inc.
Does Minnesota nice really make us happier?
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* Trivia Challenge
It's pumpkin season! The world's largest pumpkin weighed how many pounds?
A. 1,502
B. 2,032
C. 2,323
D. 2,624
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
Tax Conference
First-timer discount for TAX18
64th Annual MNCPA Tax Conference (TAX18)
Nov. 12 - 13 | Minneapolis

If you've never attended the MNCPA Tax Conference (and you're an MNCPA member), take advantage of the discounted first-time rate. Check out the schedule and plan to attend the MNCPA's largest event for education, networking, happy hour and more.

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Photo reel: Happy Hour Squared
The YPG made sandwiches for those in need at Happy Hour Squared, hosted by Brave New Workshop.
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CPE for Young Professionals
OCT
24
Ethical Lessons for Leaders: Psychological Traps and Handling Power
1 - 4:30 p.m. | Plymouth | 4 CPE, 4 Ethics
OCT
25
Critical Thinking and Decision-Making
8:30 a.m. - noon p.m. | Plymouth | 4 CPE
NOV
5-6
Hands-on Tax Return Workshop: Individuals (Form 1040)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: D: 2,624 lbs (Wow!)

Source: Pumpkin Nook

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