Seasons of Change

Winter 2021



Hello Midwest Chapter Community,

Happy Holidays! I hope you were able to spend Thanksgiving with people special to you. We have a lot to be thankful for and, on behalf of the full board of directors, I’d like to express our gratitude.

First, to our volunteers who share their time and talents with the Chapter. They create and run all the activities including communication and marketing, webinars and learning experiences (including the Chapter’s first virtual Midwest Change Conference), development, and networking events, the quarterly newsletter, sponsorship activities, and handling all aspects of keeping a non-profit organization running on a daily basis. It’s a heavy lift done by a small group of dedicated people. Thank you!

Secondly, to our sponsors who enable the Chapter to provide programs for members and the larger change management community. Without sponsors and partners, our Chapter couldn’t continue the ACMP mission of Leading the way change works at the local level or fulfilling the Chapter mission to engage, grow, and empower a thriving Midwest community of change professionals, champions, and advocates. Thank you for your continued commitment to growing the profession!

Finally, to our community of members and friends. Your potential, your growth, your engagement, and commitment to enabling change socially and through your work is the motivation behind the work of the chapter. You are what makes this a thriving Midwest community of change professionals, champions, and advocates! Thank you for continuing to be engaged and leading change!

As we look forward to 2022 and the opportunities it affords us, enjoy the festive season ahead and THANK YOU for being part of this community!

Warmly,

Kristine Reynolds

President, ACMP Midwest Chapter

    Looking for ways to get involved with ACMP Midwest?

    The strength of the ACMP Midwest community is in the expertise and experiences of members. Volunteering on a Chapter Committee is a great way to forge meaningful connections with other members, influence chapter programs, sharpen your skills, and give back to the ACMP Midwest Community. Volunteers are currently making an impact on the following committees: Events, Marketing & Communications, Membership, Operations, Professional Development, and Strategic Relationships Committees.

    Click here to learn a little more about core responsibilities of each Committee.

    Specific volunteer needs are listed below, however if you don’t see something that interests you, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and let us know what expertise and experience you’d like to contribute.


    Bloggers, welcome!

    Read the current ACMP Blog articles by our members:

    • How to Build Trust with Hybrid Teams by Rachel Breitbach
    • Emotions and the turbulence of change by David Wunsch

    Are you a member with interesting ideas and articles you want to publicly share? Showcase your skills and knowledge and help support your professional development or personal brand by checking the blog option on the interest form.

    Chew on This is back!

    Join us for Chew on This, a lively lunchtime discussion which takes place the third Tuesday of every month from 12:00-12:45 p.m., CT. On December 21, ACMP Midwest President Kristine Reynolds will host.

    This monthly member event was launched in May 2020 by then-President Stephanie Waite. After a brief hiatus and feedback from members, Chew on This relaunched in November 2021. Now the facilitators rotate each month so that members can enjoy conversations with various members of the ACMP Midwest Board of Directors.

    REGISTER FOR CHEW ON THIS

    Cheers for Change Recap

    On behalf of the ACMP Midwest Membership Committee, we thank all who joined us in 2021 for our virtual Cheers for Change Events. Even though live events weren't practical we brought together our chapter friends and members online. Topics spanned from kicking off the New Year through sharing 'Words of the Year' to 'Power of Authenticity' where we provided journals for reflection and at mid-year we discussed the importance of 'Half-Time' and approaches to keeping up momentum and team morale. We wrapped up the year by sharing takeaways from the Midwest Change Conference! Every time we ended with a toast to celebrate our new connections, fresh ideas, shared laughter and, above all. one another.

    Cheers to 2021 and connecting even more in 2022!



    ACMP upcoming events

    Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Most are free, others offer a discount to Chapter members. Click here for details and to register.

    • Time for Real Change: Creating a People-first Workplace & Culture: December 15
    • December Prosci Change Management Certification partnered with the ACMP Midwest Chapter*: December 14-16
    • December Chew on This: Keeping Teams Motivated & Focused in 2021-2022: December 21
    • Leading Change Through Design*: Weekly Wednesdays Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2022
    • Selling Change Management: From Concept to Sale: January 10
    • jTask CCMP Training*: Weekly on Fridays in January
    *ACMP Midwest Chapter members receive a discount. For more information about any of the chapter events, visit the ACMP Midwest Events page


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