Executive Transition Roundtable

Networking opportunities and peer support for West Michigan's executives in transition




To better serve our community, ACG has launched a NEW INITIATIVE for senior executives in career transition.  ACG Western Michigan strives to create a network that supports all aspects of business. The Executive Transition Roundtable creates value for ACG members and our community by offering guidance, support, and networking resources to accelerate job search success. Our first Roundtable session was held on June 18, 2020.

INTERESTED?  Learn more about this program below:

  • WHO: West Michigan senior executives in career transition.  Candidates must be senior executives without work but seeking same in West Michigan.  ACG members and non-members are welcome to participate. Non-members need to be recommended by an ACG member or Roundtable connector.
  • WHAT: The "ETR" will offer peer guidance, support, and networking resources to accelerate the success of their job search.
  • HOW: Individuals must be recommended by an ACG Member and will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about themselves and their search. Our Roundtable screening team will respond to and shepherd through applications. Our team pledges to understand your skills and goals and create opportunities for you to navigate the next step in your career. We will ensure you confidentiality and professional courtesy along the journey.
  • WHEN: Monthly meetings (virtually for now) will be held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 am.** 
  • The November session is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2020. Forms should be submitted no later than November 10  in order to be included in the this session.
    (**Meeting date subject to change if the date falls near a major holiday.)


(You will be asked to attach an updated resume upon completion of questionnaire. Applications due by November 10, 2020 to participate in the next session scheduled for November 13, 2020)

Participant Benefits:

  • Awareness of the many search options and organizations in the marketplace
  • Sharing information on job opportunities
  • Understanding digital / virtual options, social media and leveraging online platforms
  • Increasing networking opportunities inside and outside ACG
  • Assisting with warm introductions
  • Offering a group that can be suggested / referred to ACG members and approached by those prospecting for candidates
  • Sharing input on resumes and interview preparation (through professionals to which ACG can refer them)
  • Access to a closed LinkedIn group where Candidates can network and connect.

Monthly Meeting Format:

  • Meetings will take place on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m.**
  • Meetings to be held virtually for the foreseeable future
  • The format will include experienced, top-level speakers and panelists who can engage executives in meaningful conversations about job opportunities and transition skills
    ( **Meeting date subject to change if the date falls near a major holiday.)


Participant Testimonials: Read on to hear what some of our recent participants -- who have landed new career opportunities while part of the Roundtable -- have to say!

"The ETR has been an incredible program supporting West Michigan executives in transition and has been a strong networking opportunity for all attendees. Great job; I cannot believe this is the first year of programming due to its excellent content. This experience is crucial for any executive who wants to stay in West Michigan. ~Simon V.

"Thankful for the team's time and effort; I think it is a great organization and a tool for candidates. I enjoyed the experience and relationship with ACG, and I like how there were breakout sessions and guests invited to the meetings. I am happy to assist the organization in the future."  ~
Jerry J.

"ETR has helped extend my network and not only practice my elevator speech, but also learn about how others are exploring for opportunities. What is working and what may not be working. It also provided some level of comfort that I'm not alone in this and I'm not the only one frustrated with what happened to me personally and what is happening in almost every industry right now. Best part is there are people like Chuck, Greg, John, and Mark who are using their expertise and network to help each person within this group in any way possible -- that is awesome!" ~Rick D.