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    December Membership Meeting

    Date: December 2, 2020, 11:30am – 1:15pm
    Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
    $20 door fee for members. $30 for guests. This meeting is included in any pre-paid meeting fees.
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    We are offering both VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON options for this presentation.  Please note your preference on the registration form.  The meeting fees will be the same for both options.  

    • 11:15am Arrival and Networking
    • 11:30am Lunch
    • 11:45am Announcements and Presentation of the HR Professional of the Year Award
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm Presentation
    • 1:00-1:15pm Book Door Prizes


    Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace
    Breaking the 7 habits of Negativity and other secrets of getting along!
    Turnover, stress related illness & disengagement are signs of a problematic workplace and often result from mismanaged change. Gallup State of the American workplace reports nearly 70% of employees are unhappy or
    disengaged at work.

    This presentation provides humorous insights into the 7 Habits of Negativity with strategies and tactics to stop gossip, increase camaraderie and develop positive workplace practices. Learn techniques for getting along with others and strategies to attain the many benefits of a positive and engaged workforce.

    • Discover actionable strategies to help re-route negative behaviors.
    • Learn how to eliminate negative contagion and improve culture.
    • Use a seven-step approach to share and sustain a positive vision and increase job satisfaction.


    About Your Speaker: April Callis-Birchmeier PMP, CCMP™
    April is a nationally known organizational change management expert and has implemented change for clients including the State of Michigan, Whirlpool, AAA, and the University of Michigan. She’s the Author of "Springboard to Success", "Leading Successful Change” and the forthcoming “Ready, Set, Change”. April believes that no one should have to suffer through an unorganized, poorly managed change and the resulting negativity and she’s frequently quoted by the Associated Press, The New York Times and other international media outlets. April is the leader of
    Springboard Consulting and one of the "First 100" Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) and a Change Ignitor for Association of Change Management Professionals. She’s also a Project Management Professional, winner of the Top Trainer Throwdown and Past President of the Michigan National Speakers Association.