To better serve ACMP Midwest members and provide the time to iterate and improve, the 2020 Midwest Change Connect Conference will be postponed to 2021. Once available, we will announce the 2021 conference date. In the meantime, be sure to check out past attendee only presentations from 2019 and member-only on-demand webinar recordings.

Upcoming events

    • 07/14/2020
    • (CDT)


    The Future of Work is NOW

    Get ready to be part of “CHANGE” during Change Management Global Connect ACMP’s fully virtual conference taking place July 14-17! 

    Whether you are a seasoned expert or new to the industry, #ACMPConnect will share new insights to strengthen your professional acumen and support your success in our ever-evolving change management environment.

    Event Highlights:

    • 13 live, interactive sessions with Q&A
    • 25+ pre-recorded, on demand presentations
    • Powerful Opening Session
    • Topical discussion groups
    • White Paper Meetups
    • Huddle-Up Chats
    • A fully functioning exhibit hall with real-time communication between attendees and exhibitors
    • Conversations with global change management colleagues, presenters, ACMP staff, and all attendees
    • Earn PDU credits toward maintaining your CCMP™
    • Make an invaluable investment to your career

    Who Should Attend?

    • You are a change management practitioner or professional interested in change management.
    • You are seeking to learn the latest trends, explore innovative tools, and share best practices related to change management.
    • You are looking for opportunities to network with fellow practitioners from leading change management organizations around the globe.
    • You are a university representative that is looking to partner or have ideas to share with us!
    • You are looking for education on the latest approaches to enabling change management strategies to help support practitioners and the organizations and clients they serve.

    Connect with us on our website, LinkedIn, and Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the exciting conference news!

    • 07/15/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

    Build Cross-Functional Influence

    During organizational change, our ability to effectively influence others is essential. In this one-hour interactive session, Cindy Geier draws on the work of Susan Finerty, author of Master the Matrix and Cross-Functional Influence.

    Cindy will share the seven essentials for navigating in a cross-functional (matrixed) environment and how the Cross-Functional Influence Model is a game changer when working on a project or agile team.

    Learning objectives

    1. Understand the seven essentials for working in a cross-functional (matrixed) environment

    2. Identify strategies to proactively build and maintain your influence when working cross-functionally

    Intended audience

    This webinar is ideal for anyone at the manager/director level, and program/project leaders and process owners.

    Speaker: Cindy Geier

    Cindy Geier is a seasoned facilitator, coach and organizational effectiveness consultant who specializes in working with complex, matrixed organizations. She has over 25 years of experience in human resources and leadership development within multi-national companies in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing, and not for profit.

    As founder of CLG Coaching and Consulting, Inc. Cindy partners with leaders and teams to help drive organizational change and team effectiveness. In addition to being a certified Life and Business Coach, Cindy is a certified facilitator in areas including but not limited to: Master the Matrix, Cross-Functional Influence, Speed of Trust, Situational Leadership II, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Change Management, and Executive Presence.

    Please contact in case you have any questions.

    • 08/26/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

    Creating Agility in a Time of Dynamic Change

    Continual change in the business environment is the new normal. The pace at which change is occurring is faster than ever before, is more unpredictable, and is coming from all directions. As we are learning from the COVID-19 crisis, the ability to quickly adapt to changes in the environment is no longer a nice to have – it is a must for an organization to survive.

    As change management professionals, our field is pivotal in helping organizations through these rapid and continually changing times. Incorporating agile practices into the organizations we work with can help them successfully ride these waves of change. Organizational Agility provides a foundation for sustained performance as it enables companies to make timely and effective responses to change.

    However, we also need to take into consideration the workers and help them through this tidal wave of change by addressing ‘burnout’ and change fatigue. Practices in this area focused on coping mechanisms and using a positive approach towards change can build long term resilience and thriving.

    Through this session, attendees will gain insight into ways they can help organizations and workers become more agile while maintaining a positive response to change.

    Learning objectives

    1. Understand why we need to help build adaptable organizations. 
    2. Become familiar with the routines of agility that can be blended with your current change management approaches.
    3. Understand practices that can help build resilience and thriving in teams.

    Intended audience

    Change management professionals seeking practices to help clients survive and thrive in a dynamic business environment.

    Speaker: Rachael Narel, PhD

    Rachael has spent over 20 years in the IT and software fields, having experience in virtually every functional area of an organization through both team and leadership roles. Her diverse background includes organization development, change management, strategic planning and process improvement, product management and marketing, new product development, and customer service, sales and support.

    Rachael is an Assistant Professor at Benedictine University where she teaches in the Master of Science of Management and Organization Behavior program and continues to pursue research in the areas of Organizational Agility and Thriving. She also consults in practice at Peters & Associates where she partners with clients and prospects to understand business vision, goals, and challenges, and assists in uncovering business solutions and technology that will help immediately and in the future with a focus on user adoption and change management practices.

    Rachael holds both a PhD in Organization Development and a Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from Saint Xavier University. She also holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor credentials through ISACA.

    Please contact in case you have any questions.

Past events

06/23/2020 The ART of Integrating Change Management
06/16/2020 Chew On This #2: Launching into the New Beginning
05/20/2020 ACMP Midwest Annual Meeting
05/19/2020 Chew On This #1: Keeping Our Sanity during Insane Times
05/12/2020 Prosci’s Change Management Certification Partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter
04/14/2020 Prosci’s Change Management Certification Partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter
04/07/2020 Creative Problem Solving – Engaging People to Collaborate & Innovate During Change
03/10/2020 ACMP Networking Happy Hour
01/20/2020 CCMP™ Study Group Pilot (6 weeks)
12/10/2019 ACMP Midwest's Winter Change Up - Indy
12/04/2019 The Individuality of Change: Improving Organizational Success through Coaching
12/03/2019 ACMP Midwest Winter Change Up-Chicago
11/05/2019 Prosci’s Change Management Certification Partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter
10/29/2019 Humanizing Change in the 4IR
10/17/2019 Change Connect 2019 Conference Preview and Q&A with Paul Gibbons: Exploring Change in the 4IR
10/03/2019 Change Connect 2019 Conference Preview with Paul Gibbons: Exploring Change in the 4IR
10/01/2019 Prosci’s Change Management Certification Partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter
09/25/2019 Strategic & Authentic Career Branding
09/12/2019 Change X-Change: A lively workshop sharing best practices where attendees are the X-Factor!
08/27/2019 Webinar: Three Agile Tools to Help Managers Stop Worrying and Start Championing the Change
08/14/2019 Academic Partner: Northwestern University - Coaching Relationship Essentials
07/22/2019 Academic Partner: Northwestern University - Coaching Tools for Transformation
07/08/2019 Academic Partner: Northwestern University - Co-Creating Change
06/26/2019 Academic Partner: Northwestern University - Designing for Learning in Organizations
06/04/2019 Academic Partner: Northwestern University - Becoming a Reflective Coach Practitioner
05/28/2019 Annual Member Meeting
05/23/2019 ACMP Midwest Chapter: Chicago Change Up!
04/28/2019 Change Management 2019 Global Conference
04/16/2019 The Collective Alignment Process - A Breakthrough in Change Management
03/28/2019 ACMP MW Chapter: Indy Change Up!
03/19/2019 Leading Change in the Purpose-Driven Workplace
02/26/2019 Prosci’s Change Management Certification Partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter
11/15/2018 Four Proven Engagement Principles Hosted By: Benedictine University
09/18/2018 2018 ACMP Midwest Change Connect Conference
06/07/2018 ACMP Midwest In Person Workshop: Behave Yourself: Use Behavior to Activate Change
05/22/2018 Building a Culture of Disruption Disrupt, Defy, Differentiate – The Secrets of Great Disruptors
03/18/2018 ACMP Midwest In Person Workshop: Building a Culture of Disruption
02/06/2018 Change Up Networking Event - Chicago February 6
11/09/2017 ACMP Midwest In Person Workshop: Executive Time, Budget, and Respect: Getting More of it All!
10/12/2017 Midwest Change Connect 2017

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