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PDM: Marianne Ross - Coping with Chaos: Becoming a Champion of Change

March 14, 2018
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Riverside Receptions
35 N. River Lane
Geneva, IL 60134
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The world around us is changing at the speed of light. The global economy in which we find ourselves requires that we continuously examine every aspect of our products and the means by which we design, produce and deliver them. So how do we learn to cope with the new reality, and simultaneously drive it in our organizations?

This short but lively presentation is intended to develop leaders who can drive sustainable change within themselves and their organizations.

Participants will learn:

  • The five key steps to driving organizational change
  • How to reduce the risk in change initiatives
  • How to leverage organizational synergy


5:30pm - Networking
6:15pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Presentation
8:15pm - Announcements
8:30pm - Adjourn

Maryanne Ross is an international trainer, speaker and consultant specializing in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Leadership Development. Since the formal creation of her own training company in 2001, she has engaged and trained several thousand participants, working for clients such has Exxon Mobil, AOL, Merck, DuPont, Volvo, Northrop Grumman, Hersheys, Hollister, Fairchild Controls, Lonza, Manitowoc Crane Group and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Maryanne has a passion for training, consulting, and speaking on Personal and Professional Development topics, including Competent Leadership, Applying Lean Concepts to Offices and Services, Motivation, Goal Setting, Personal Empowerment, and Personnel Management.

For 25 years, Maryanne has been an active member and volunteer for APICS, The Association for Operations Management. She has served as District Director for the APICS Mid Atlantic District, serving on the APICS Board of Directors from 2008 -2010. Maryanne has developed and presented interactive workshops for APICS International Conferences, APICS Leadership Institutes, and at other local and international events.

Together with Joni Joleman, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, Maryanne has co-founded Supply Chain Mavens, Inc. a Consortium of Supply Chain subject matter experts and Master Instructors of the APICS certification and knowledge transfer courses.


$30.00 Fox River Chapter Member
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 9

$30.00 APICS Member but not Fox River Chapter Member
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 9

$45.00 Non-Members
$40.00 Earlybird rate before March 9

$10.00 Full-Time Students
$5.00 Earlybird rate before March 9