April Callis Birchmeier

Organizational Change Expert and Keynote Speaker. Founder and host of the Change and Innovation Leadership Summit.

April is a nationally known change management expert.

As one of the first Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP) in the world, April knows how to help organizations and people experiencing change.

Her combination of experience and expertise make her ideal for senior level groups. 

April has been featured in Time Magazine for her innovative Gossip Stoppers – Leading a Positive Workplace program and provides motivational keynotes, and workshops.

Clients include; The State of Michigan; AAA Auto Club Group, The University of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Society of Human Resource Management and Project Management Institute. She is the author of “Springboard to Success and No-Fail Email.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

RIDING THE WAVES OF CHANGE – CHANGE MANAGEMENT DIY; LEARN HOW TO LEAD SUCCESSFUL CHANGE 
We know change is inevitable – but do you know how to help your team, organization and stakeholders to prepare? Change Management DIY provides the tools, techniques and templates to help you successfully lead change.

Takeaways:
• Why using organizational change management increases engagement and project success.
• How to use Springboard’s DIY tools and techniques to build your change management plan.
• Develop strategies to encourage adoption and realization of the benefits of change.
• Utilize a five-step stakeholder assessment to chart a calmer course through change.

CREATING AND SUSTAINING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE; BREAKING THE 7 HABITS OF NEGATIVITY AND OTHER SECRETS
Featured in TIME Magazine! 

Turnover, stress related illness & disengagement are signs of a problematic workplace and according to the most recent Gallup polls, nearly 70% of employees are unhappy or disengaged at work. 

This presentation provides humorous insight into the 7 habits of negativity, including tips to stop gossip, techniques for getting along with others and strategies to reap the many benefits of a positive and engaged workforce.

Takeaways:

Discover actionable strategies to help re-route negative behaviors.
Learn how to eliminate negative contagion to improve workplace culture.
Develop a six-step approach to share a positive vision and increase job satisfaction.

 

LEADING SUCCESSFUL CHANGE
Leading change is not for the faint of heart! Learn to use Organizational Change Tools to successfully lead your team through change.

Takeaways:

Why using organizational change management increases engagement and project success.
Develop strategies to encourage adoption.
Identify and measure the benefits of change.
Utilize a six-step toolkit to chart a calmer course through change.

PRACTICAL PROCESS MAPPING FOR SUCCESSFUL CHANGE; USING PROVEN TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE PROCESS
Using proven tools and techniques to improve service, increase innovation and reduce frustration through analyzing and understanding processes

Process mapping is a technique used to visually represent business processes and identify problem areas and opportunities for process improvement. It can be used to drive change that may be created by new systems, new employees or growth. 

In this interactive workshop you will learn how to use an approach to clearly define change, analyze and map processes and develop a roadmap for continuous improvement. Process mapping can be used to create processes that better serve customers, employees and community.

Takeaways:

Develop and utilize practical process maps.
Recognize how to leverage process maps to drive improvement and how to transition from as-is to to-be.
Learn how to identify measurable benefits and strategies for implementing process change.

 




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