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

    • 01/19/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (CST)
    • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
    Register

    Chew on This

    Leading Change in 2021: 2020's Aftermath & The Key Lessons We Need to Know to Drive Successful Change in the New Year

    Every third Tuesday of the month hosted by our ACMP Midwest President,  Stephanie Waite. Discover and discuss change trends, provocative change topics and ideas that will leave you thinking differently then when you started the conversation. Join us for a quick 45 minutes to connect, think differently, and chew on something new!
      • 01/21/2021
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
      • Online Link Sent in Reminder Email
      Register
      Cheers For Change

      Missing the opportunity to connect with other ACMP members and change enthusiasts alike during these times of social distancing? We are too!

      Join us at this informal gathering to say hi to some familiar faces, meet new members, talk about topics that interest you, and cheers to our goals for the new year!



      The opening and closing of the session will be in large group format with the bulk of the time being spent in topical breakout sessions.

      • 02/05/2021
      • 10:00 AM (CST)
      • 02/26/2021
      • 4:00 PM (CST)
      • Online (Link & Code Sent After Registration)
      Register

      Learn about CCMP Training | jTask Inc

      Advancing the Discipline of Change Management One Student At A Time

      ACMP Midwest Chapter and jTask CCMP Training would like to extend a special offer to obtain the 21-hours of training necessary to apply for the CCMP Exam. The special Midwest chapter member reduced rate for this four-day course will be just $680 if you use the code. And, jTask is donating $100 to the chapter for each member who registers with the special chapter discount code for 2020.

      jTask CCMP Training course gives you the knowledge, skills, and tools to pass the CCMP Exam. The training will teach you how to use the ACMP Standard for Change Management on real projects. You will leave with templates and job aids that leverage the Standard’s best practices to effectively manage change and enhance project results

      The ACMP Standard for Change Management and the CCMP designation have emerged as a global standard for individuals and teams charged with leading change.

      In our four-day course, you’ll explore each paragraph of the Standard and learn how to apply it in your change management practice. This deep dive into the standard is full of exercises, quizzes, memory techniques and strategies to help students internalize and use the Standard in their day-to-day and explain the value of change managements to executives.

      This interactive virtual instructor-led training is designed for those seeking to have a structured approach to change management that is free, open and vetted by thousands. It prepares students to take and pass their CCMP Exam. The course delivers the 21-hours of training required to successfully apply to take the exam.

      What’s New in 2021

      • Improvements to the 2021 jTask CCMP Training course, including new information about the link between the ACMP Standard and the new Project Management Institute exam content outlines.
      • Members who are PMP can get PDUs for training

      The course is for:

      • Change management practitioners

      • Project leaders incorporating change management principles

      • Any change agent who wants to stay at the forefront of this growing discipline

        This training meets 4 times, every Friday. 
        FRI, FEB 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
        FRI, FEB 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
        FRI, FEB 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
        FRI, FEB 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

      Please note
      Registration is a two-step process; please follow instructions:

      1. Register on ACMP website so that we can verify your membership
      2. Click the link provided in the confirmation email AND enter the discount code
      • 02/09/2021
      • 10:00 AM (CST)
      • 02/11/2021
      • 4:00 PM (CST)
      • ONLINE
      • 8
      Register



      Don't miss out! Offer is limited to 16 participants

      We are glad to announce our three-day Prosci Certification program virtually on February 9-11 2021 

      This program will be held online.  Class will be held 10 am-4 pm CST.  

      In this experiential session, you will

      • Learn and apply Prosci's methodology to one of your active projects.
      • Learn Prosci's individual model for change; the ADKAR Model.
      • Leave with the tools, know-how, and support you need to consistently and successfully drive change going forward. 

      Please note that this program is run exclusively for ACMP Midwest Chapter members

      • If you are not a member, no problem! Click here to join our community. 

      Cost of this three-day program is $2,900 instead of the standard $4,400 Prosci rate. You save $1500! 

      Please note

      • Registration is a two-step process; please follow instructions:
      1. Register on ACMP website so that we can verify your membership
      2. Click the Prosci link provided in the confirmation email to confirm your registration by paying; your registration will be canceled if not paid 
      • 02/16/2021
      • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (CST)
      • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
      Register

      Chew on This

      The Intersection of Change Management and Creating a Culture of Diversity, Inclusivity, Equity & Belonging

      Every third Tuesday of the month hosted by our ACMP Midwest President,  Stephanie Waite. Discover and discuss change trends, provocative change topics and ideas that will leave you thinking differently then when you started the conversation. Join us for a quick 45 minutes to connect, think differently, and chew on something new!
        • 02/18/2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
        • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
        Register

        The Change Competent Leader: Skill Leaders for Success
        Isn't it time we make leading change a core competency for people leaders? In this hands-on session you'll learn the critical role people leaders play in sustaining change, and gain practical tools to coach leader behavior to improve change sustainment and project results!


        Learning Objectives: 

        1. Understand the behavioral significance of the people leader role on change
        2. Assess current behavioral ability of people leaders within your organization to drive and sustain change
        3. Identify and explore critical people leadership behaviors that drive and sustain organizational change
        4. Walk away with insights and a people leaders guide to managing change!


        Michelle Yanahan, Principal and Owner of ChangeFit 360, is a passionate organizational change management strategist and thought leader with proven expertise in executing change agility, change management and change leadership programs that enhance and grow organizational change management as a strategic business competency. Michelle has 18 +years progressive business experience in leadership roles in operations, change management, IT execution and project management office (PMO) development. Michelle holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University as well as CCMP and Prosci ADKAR change management certifications. Michelle has been a featured presenter for numerous professional organizations including ACMP, Change Management Institute and Change Management Review. Michelle is a faculty member for University of Illinois at Chicago and Elmhurst College. ChangeFit 360 is recognized by ACMP and SHRM as a qualified education provider in support of their professional certifications and is proud to hold a >90% customer satisfaction rate.


        • 02/25/2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
        • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
        Register

        Covid's Impact on Women in the Consulting Industry 

        In 2021, let’s reflect on how being remote has shifted work for women in consulting. Join us this panel discussion to hear from those closest to this situation, and to have a lively audience dialogue on how we can help our companies realize the benefits Covid may have brought women in consulting, and how this change can help retain some of our best female talent within the industry. 

        Those in consulting who were used to flight travel Monday through Thursday to the client site suddenly found themselves at home (or in their local company office) and seeing their clients remotely on Skype or Teams. While not ideal, the benefits were reduced expenses billed to the client with airfare, hotel charges, meals, etc., not to mention reduced time engaging with the client while onsite.   

        Suddenly, you can attend your child's ballet recital (albeit remotely) or help make dinner for your children AND eat with them on a Tuesday night!  All the while still maintaining a stressful job and interacting with your team, client, and generally keeping the work (and lights) on. Could not having be out of town the majority of the week be a benefit to women (and others) in the consulting field? Perhaps remote work every week could reduce the weekly stress of travel and enable attainable paths to Partner or promotion?

        ACMP Midwest is hosting a panel discussion to hear from a select group of women directly affected by this situation and how organizations worldwide need to adjust to this new reality for their workforce. We want to hear both positive and negative experiences from those in consulting. As well as learn if companies are having discussions about how this situation might positively impact female retention in the consulting industry, thereby changing how women see consulting career paths for themselves long term. 


        • 03/04/2021
        • (CST)
        • 03/26/2021
        • (CDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Online (Link & Code Sent After Registration)
        Register

        Learn about CCMP Training | jTask Inc

        Advancing the Discipline of Change Management One Student At A Time

        ACMP Midwest Chapter and jTask CCMP Training would like to extend a special offer to obtain the 21-hours of training necessary to apply for the CCMP Exam. The special Midwest chapter member reduced rate for this four-day course will be just $680 if you use the code. And, jTask is donating $100 to the chapter for each member who registers with the special chapter discount code for 2020.

        jTask CCMP Training course gives you the knowledge, skills, and tools to pass the CCMP Exam. The training will teach you how to use the ACMP Standard for Change Management on real projects. You will leave with templates and job aids that leverage the Standard’s best practices to effectively manage change and enhance project results

        The ACMP Standard for Change Management and the CCMP designation have emerged as a global standard for individuals and teams charged with leading change.

        In our four-day course, you’ll explore each paragraph of the Standard and learn how to apply it in your change management practice. This deep dive into the standard is full of exercises, quizzes, memory techniques and strategies to help students internalize and use the Standard in their day-to-day and explain the value of change managements to executives.

        This interactive virtual instructor-led training is designed for those seeking to have a structured approach to change management that is free, open and vetted by thousands. It prepares students to take and pass their CCMP Exam. The course delivers the 21-hours of training required to successfully apply to take the exam.

        What’s New in 2021

        • Improvements to the 2021 jTask CCMP Training course, including new information about the link between the ACMP Standard and the new Project Management Institute exam content outlines.
        • Members who are PMP can get PDUs for training

        The course is for:

        • Change management practitioners

        • Project leaders incorporating change management principles

        • Any change agent who wants to stay at the forefront of this growing discipline

          This training meets 4 times, every Thursday:
          THU, MAR 4, 2021 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST
          THU, MAR 11, 2021 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST
          THU, MAR 18, 2021 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
          THU, MAR 25, 2021 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT

          OR 4 times, every Friday:
          FRI, MAR 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
          FRI, MAR 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
          FRI, MAR 19, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
          FRI, MAR 26, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT

        Please note
        Registration is a two-step process; please follow instructions:

        1. Register on ACMP website so that we can verify your membership
        2. Click the link provided in the confirmation email AND enter the discount code
        • 03/16/2021
        • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (CDT)
        • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
        Register

        Chew on This March

        We're Lucky: Building A Successful Change Practice Internally & through Consulting

        Every third Tuesday of the month hosted by our ACMP Midwest President,  Stephanie Waite. Discover and discuss change trends, provocative change topics and ideas that will leave you thinking differently then when you started the conversation. Join us for a quick 45 minutes to connect, think differently, and chew on something new!
          • 03/23/2021
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
          • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
          Register
          Adapt or Die: Using Effective Change Management Principles to Make Change Stick for Modernizing a 1978 Organization
          Organizations [and people] need to "adapt" to our quickly changing landscape or “die” as a result of resisting transformational change. Using Everett Rogers’ “Diffusion of Innovation” and effective change management principles, Dr. Dawn Emerick will discuss her customized change management and employee engagement process, including:
          • Listen to employees first;
          • Establish a baseline of employee trust and morale measures;
          • Communicate and catalyze the “why” for change; and
          • Embed individual performance measures into the organization’s Balance Score Card to ensure change sustainability.

          Two case studies will be incorporated in the discussion to help reinforce the importance of individual and organizational change integration along with how to make transformational change stick.

          Learning objectives

          At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

          1. Better understand the importance of employee engagement prior to change

          2. Gather baseline [and continuous] staff morale and trust measures

          3. Catalyze the restructuring process

          4. Demonstrate how to make change stick

          Intended Audience is for CEOs, COOs, Executive Directors, Change Management Specialists, Internal / External Communication Specialists, Human Resources

          Presenter

          Dr. Dawn Emerick is a podcast host, change management specialist, and a successful transformational leader.

          Originally from the DC / Maryland metropolitan area, she graduated from Frostburg State University with a degree in Health Education. Dawn is a two-time alumnus of the University of North Florida where she received her Masters in Public Administration and her Doctorate of Education Leadership.

          Over a span of 25 years, she crafted her leadership and organizational development skills at various private, government, and non-profit organizations in Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and Texas. She has coached leaders to or has directly assessed / prepared organizations for change, developed performance / quality measures and lead organizational restructuring efforts.

          Dawn has three children Tasha, RC and Dylan. She is a Florida transplant who works hard, laughs loud, loves sports, drinks pinot noir and whiskey, sings horribly, travels often and loves spending time on the Oregon coast.

          • 04/15/2021
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
          • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
          Register

          The Science of Influence and Motivation

          Change is about trying to get individuals to change their behavior.  In this session we’ll pull from neuroscience and marketing to explain how you can get people to change their behaviors.  We’ll address ways that individuals influence one-another, and we’ll explain the hidden mechanisms that drive everyone.  We’ll share classic research which distort the length of lines, factors that can cause people to harm others, and ways that we’ve motivated.  We’ll build on the foundations of morality and land in a quirky world where we feel obligated to uphold our identities.

          Learning objectives

          At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

          1. Identify factors that motivate us and others
          2. Analyze motivational factors that may be preventing change
          3. Evaluate motivational approaches to select the most effective

          The audience should be frustrated with their ability to get others to do the behaviors they’re asking of them.  Whether the attendee has 2 minutes or 20 years of experience, they’ll learn something about how to motivate other people.

          Presenter

          Robert Bogue has led change projects for three decades.  As a recovering technologist, he’s changed the way people work as he changed the technology.  He’s the author of 28 books and has been a Microsoft MVP for 17 years.  His work has transformed corporations, government, and quasi-government organizations.  It’s not about the technology, but he leverages his strength in technology and human systems to create change that is sustainable and transformative for organizations of all sizes and shapes.  Follow him at https://ThorProjects.com or via https://ConfidentChangeManagement.com.


          • 04/20/2021
          • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (CDT)
          • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
          Register

          Chew on This April

          We Love Technology: A Discussion on How Technology is Advancing Change Management

          Every third Tuesday of the month hosted by our ACMP Midwest President,  Stephanie Waite. Discover and discuss change trends, provocative change topics and ideas that will leave you thinking differently then when you started the conversation. Join us for a quick 45 minutes to connect, think differently, and chew on something new!
            • 05/04/2021
            • 10:00 AM (CDT)
            • 05/06/2021
            • 4:00 PM (CDT)
            • ONLINE
            • 16
            Register


            Don't miss out! Offer is limited to 16 participants

            We are glad to announce our three-day Prosci Certification program virtually on May 4-6 2021 

            This program will be held online.  Class will be held 10 am-4 pm CDT.  

            In this experiential session, you will

            • Learn and apply Prosci's methodology to one of your active projects.
            • Learn Prosci's individual model for change; the ADKAR Model.
            • Leave with the tools, know-how, and support you need to consistently and successfully drive change going forward. 

            Please note that this program is run exclusively for ACMP Midwest Chapter members

            • If you are not a member, no problem! Click here to join our community. 

            Cost of this three-day program is $2,900 instead of the standard $4,400 Prosci rate. You save $1500! 

            Please note

            • Registration is a two-step process; please follow instructions:
            1. Register on ACMP website so that we can verify your membership
            2. Click the Prosci link provided in the confirmation email to confirm your registration by paying; your registration will be canceled if not paid 
            • 05/13/2021
            • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
            • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)
            Register

            The Powerful Impact of Coaching in Transformational Environments

            Transformational environments are becoming more common as workplaces are adapting to social, technological, and economic pressures at a quicker pace.  As change practitioners and transformational leaders, we know success hinges on our ability to lead our people through change effectively.  Coaching skills play a critical role in your ability to unlock human potential so employees can accept and move through transformations successfully. 


            Learning objectives

            At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

            1. Understand the difference between coaching and consulting
            2. Identify situations where coaching can be a powerful tool
            3. Learn and practice basic coaching tactics and approaches that will unlock human potential to accept and move through change experiences


            Change management partners who work directly with leadership as well as organizational leaders who lead and/or experience transformational efforts.

            Presenter

            Lacey MacLeod is an energetic, spunky, and passionate person who believes strongly in the human spirit’s ability to impact this world in a positive way.  She is passionate about helping people create better workplaces and work experiences.  Lacey led transformations at nonprofits, mid-sized companies, and Fortune 50 companies. Her goal is to help people thrive at work so they can enjoy this essential and significant aspect of their life.

            Lacey earned her MBA from Illinois State University and her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Bradley University.  Lacey is adventurous at heart and is lucky that her family loves this about her!  She likes to be fit and active, enjoys science fiction and fantasy way more than she likes to admit, and travels as often as life permits.

          Past events

          01/08/2021 [FULL] January jTask CCMP Training
          01/07/2021 Using KUBA to Build Commitment to Change
          12/10/2020 The Change Competent Leader: Skill Leaders for Success
          12/03/2020 Using Bias Awareness to Create Cultures of Belonging and Inclusion
          11/19/2020 [Canceled - Rescheduling] Future of Work: Video Conference Fatigue & How To Combat It
          11/18/2020 Cheers For Change
          11/06/2020 November jTask CCMP Training
          11/04/2020 Every Which Way But Lose: Know Your Value as an OCM Professional
          10/29/2020 Shifting for the Working Parent Workforce Panel
          10/22/2020 The Change Competent Leader: Skill Leaders for Success
          10/13/2020 Prosci’s Change Management Certification Partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter
          10/02/2020 October jTask CCMP Training
          09/24/2020 Excel by Working from Anywhere (WFA)
          08/26/2020 Creating Agility in a Time of Dynamic Change
          08/18/2020 Chew On This #4: Driving Innovation by Honoring Diversity of Thought
          07/21/2020 Chew On This #3: Creating Organizational Alignment in Times of Conflict and Division
          07/15/2020 Building Your Influence in a Cross-Functional Environment
          07/14/2020 GLOBAL CONNECT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
          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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