ACA’s very first women’s workshop is the Network …
For Lacey Kuhlman, ACA International’s first-ever Women’s Workshop next month is a historic networking opportunity for the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) industry and professional women.
New to the industry as a young professional, Kuhlman said ACA’s national and unit events were an opportunity to connect with more women early in their careers.
âI started in the collections industry as a very young professional, attending national events and at the ACA unit level. I would hear people say things like, ‘It’s a male dominated industry’ and ‘You do a great job, consideringâ¦ ‘I didn’t really understand what that meant until more women started to show up. Fifteen years later, a tribe of wonderful, confident and capable women has emerged in the ACA industry and community, âsaid Kuhlman.
The first-ever ACA Women’s Workshop is an engaging, goal-oriented experience for women at all levels of an organization. It will be held on November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, in conjunction with the ACA Fall Forum.
âThe Women’s Workshop is so exciting for the ARM industry. I feel like there was a time when women were reluctant to mingle with other women at these events. After all, to be successful in this industry you have to be rock hard, and sometimes that means holding your cards close to your chest, âKuhlman said. âFortunately that time has passed. I feel like a real brotherhood of other women in the industry is growing and I look forward to strengthening the bond and getting to know some of them better at the ACA’s first women’s workshop in Chicago.
Today, Kuhlman is Sales Director at Latitute by Genesys, one of the workshop’s sponsors. The women’s workshop is also sponsored by CCMR3 and Renkim.
This event will focus on identifying and addressing challenges unique to women in the ARM industry.
âWhether it’s influence, resilience or building strong professional relationships, participants will learn skills that will strengthen them and increase their self-confidence, enabling them to take on any challenge and, ultimately, to overcome all the obstacles that stand in front of them, âsaid Debra Ciskey, IFCCE, Executive Vice President of CACi.
Heather Johnson of Klassen Performance Group will lead the workshop. It will be an energizing and empowering day focused on building new relationships, learning new skills and sharing best practices.
âACA hired Johnson to guide us through interactive, life-changing experiences that we can all use in our lives inside and outside of our workplaces,â said Ciskey.
When asked why she was attending the Women’s Workshop, Mindy Chumbley, owner and manager of Solverity, said it was an opportunity to connect with her peers and learn.
âOur industry is facing incredible change and a changing competitive landscape. It is vital for the health of our industry and our individual organizations to support each other as colleagues and to learn from each other, âsaid Chumbley. âI come to the Women’s Workshop to be inspired and to encourage others. I believe there is an important place in the ARM industry for women and for the perspective and approach that we can bring to the industry.
Sponsor Renkim supports the women’s workshop as an educational opportunity.
âAs it becomes more and more difficult to navigate the ARM industry, we are seeing more and more supplier partners drift away. It is important for Renkim to continue to invest in our partners, our industry and ACA’s efforts to continually educate our members, âsaid Rob Augg, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Renkim.
Exciting opportunities at the Fall Forum
Other highlights from this year’s Fall Forum include Healthcare Collections, Legal Education, Reg F Sessions and a 5-7 Networking at SPIN Chicago to support the ACPAC Administrative Fund. .
To register for the Women’s Workshop only, without the Fall Forum, visit the Workshop webpage.
Save even more now with reduced event prices, with members and non-members saving over $ 200 on registration with CCMR3’s Diamond Sponsorship.
For more information on the ACA Fall 2021 Forum, you can visit the webpage here and see the full schedule and list of events. Join us to connect with your peers and get all the latest advice and information on CFPB Reg F – the effective date is fast approaching November 30!
Thanks to our Fall 2021 Forum sponsors: Prodigal, Balto, Provana, Payscout Solutions by Text, Beam Software, VoApps DirectDrop Voicemail, Maurice Wutscher, Debt $ Net Collection Software.
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