Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

October 09 2014

Why Aren’t They Loving This Change?

Jill Formeister, Chair, GMC Communications Committee


Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP, says that she works with organizations, their leaders and teams because she agrees with Jack Welch: “When the rate of change outside an organization is faster that the rate of change inside the organization, the organization is doomed!”

As the Nov. 5 Education Program speaker at John B. Murphy Memorial Auditorium, she will share her research and ideas in “It’s Such a Great Idea!: Why Aren’t They Loving This Change?” Her programs and resources include practical tools to help organizations face change and overcome resistance. She will share her research and ideas to help us identify the causes of resistance, determine steps to overcome that resistance, and manage and implement our change initiatives.

Chris has worked with leaders for the past 20 years, encouraging them to try new ways to do old things and to change mindsets to meet today’s challenges. Her mother claims that Chris became a speaker at age six, when she was caught charging neighborhood children a nickel for a tour of her newborn brother. Her programs now address more universal themes—building effective teams, maximizing personal creativity, and thriving during change.

She is an author and contributor to nine books. Her most recent book is “78 Important Questions Every Leader Should Ask and Answer.”

Click here for a preview of Chris as a presenter. You can learn more about her at her website.

Education Program Details:
John B. Murphy Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1:00 - 5:00pm
50 E. Erie
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Valet parking will be available during the November Program for $20. If attending Bowl-a-thon, you will need to retrieve your car before leaving Murphy Auditorium.


Sponsored By:
Experience Columbus





After the Educational Program, head over to Lucky Strike Lanes as we get the ball rolling on GMC PCMA's Charity Bowl-A-Thon benefiting our 2014 charity – Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly!

Join your colleagues for an evening of fun while supporting our charity and the Greater Midwest Chapter. Besides the bowling, our Silent Auction is one of the best parts of Bowl-A-Thon. It is a truly important part of our fundraising effort, as 95% of the auction proceeds go directly to Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. Items include hotel stays, restaurant certificates, sports tickets, and much more! Click here to preview all of our auction items online.

New at the Bowl-A-Thon this year, we are introducing a Wine Pull! Buy a wine pull ticket during your registration (just $10) and you are guaranteed to go home with a bottle of wine worth at least $15 (maybe much more!). Support our 2014 charity, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, buy purchasing a wine pull ticket with your registration.

Bowl-A-Thon Details:
Lucky Strike Lanes
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:00pm
River East Center
322 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Parking at Lucky Strike for Bowl-a-thon is $15 in the Imperial Parking Garage (right below) when validated at guest services.



Cheerleader $65 Non-Bowler
Individual Bowler $100 We will match you to a team!

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