ACMP Midwest introduces 6 new Directors
ACMP Midwest has added six exceptional individuals to its board of directors, says Stephanie Waites, President. “Their skills and experience will be an asset to our board during these next two years. We look forward to growing with their new perspectives.”
Below each new board member describes what they are looking forward to during their tenure:
ACMP Midwest membership continues to grow
Nineteen new members joined ACMP Midwest as their primary chapter in the first 10 weeks of the fiscal year. While 11 of the 19 reside in one of the 3 states that make up the ACMP Midwest chapter, 8 joined the chapter from the wider Midwest area and beyond. During this same timeframe, there were 36 membership renewals.
The Membership Committee has been brainstorming ideas to enhance the member experience and create more opportunities for engagement during the pandemic, such as Virtual Happy Hours with other members. Stay tuned for a Member Engagement Survey launching this fall. We’ll ask you for feedback on what’s working well and what could be improved. Don’t miss this chance for your voice to be heard in creating a better member experience!
Get involved, make connections in the ACMP Midwest community
The strength of the ACMP Midwest community lies in the expertise and experiences of our members. Opportunities are available to help develop and influence chapter programs throughout the year while you expand your network, gain new insights and share best practices. Fill out the volunteer form below or contact email@example.com for more information.
Call for Panelists
As we grow our special interest activities, we are asking the ACMP Midwest community to recommend or participate as panelists in upcoming virtual events. These events will discuss topics relevant to current interests and how they relate to change. Topics under discussion include the impact of back-to-school on the parent workforce, consulting and women in a time of Covid-19, the future of work, and changing the focus around diversity and inclusion (D&I). If you or someone you know is a manager-level female in the consulting field, (preferably Big 4), D&I change leader, or D&I officer contact Sarika Sidhu, Director of Events at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest or referral.
ACMP Midwest has several learning opportunities for members in the coming months. To learn more or to register for the above educational events, please go to this link: https://acmpmidwest.org/events.
Ashleigh A Brookshaw, MA, Manager, Community Engagement, American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
What kind of work do you? I work for a membership-based association for occupational safety and health professionals. I manage four Diversity, Equity & Inclusion groups and an online community for 40,000+ safety professionals. I’m also an independent consultant for organizations implementing digital change management.
How long have you been an ACMP member and volunteer? A board member spoke to my graduate class about the change management profession, which was when I realized that was what I've been doing all along. I believe volunteering is an excellent way to gain professional experience and meet new colleagues. I’ve been a member of ACMP for 4 years and volunteering on and off for three.
Why is being a part of the ACMP community important to you? I was trained as a Change Agent in 2009 and have worked on change management initiatives and campaigns since then. ACMP is a great way to learn new techniques, network with other change practitioners and upgrade my skills. I enjoy interacting with other professionals to learn how they do things.
What do you wish more people in the business world knew or understood about Change Management? Change Management skills and expertise are transferable to a variety of industries, especially in today’s world where change is so rapid, especially digitally. I think the current social climate will pose an interesting opportunity for future change management professionals as organizations adapt to better serve customers do business.
What are you looking forward to professionally? I’ve been speaking at conferences and doing training, so I’m looking forward to continuing that.
What do you do for fun? I like to read, cook and travel. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a damper on my travel plans.