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Upcoming Webinar: An Intro to the Dare To Lead (TM) program with a deeper dive into TRUST

Facilitator: Laura Cooke Building and fostering relationships requires trust and courage. This interactive webinar will explore courage in the workplace and how to build TRUST as change practitioners. Join Laura Cooke, Senior Organizational Change Management professional and Certified Dare To LeadTM Facilitator, to explore an introduction to the Dare to Lead™ program with a deeper dive into trust. By the end of this interactive workshop, attendees will be able to describe the future of leadership [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

ACMP Vancouver Members Only Event – Conversations with Change Practitioners

CONVERSATIONS with Change Practitioners – Lisa Kempton, Facilitator On October 2 we hosted our first  session of the “Conversations with Change Practitioners” monthly series (First Friday morning of each month).  15 practitioners joined Lisa Kempton in a conversation about their professional journey.  Using zoom and breakout sessions, participants had the opportunity to share ideas, connect, and expand their network.  We shared demographic data such as years of experience, job title, background and experience, and also [...]

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: Events, Mentorship, Networking|0 Comments

AGM Announcement – November 3rd, 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting for the Greater Vancouver Chapter of ACMP will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd. This is an important meeting for chapter members - a time to review 2020, discuss where we'd like to go in the next year, and present our new Board Members. In keeping with COVID protocols, we will be holding the meeting virtually over zoom. We hope to see you there - your presence is important to [...]

By |October 25th, 2020|Categories: Board, Events|0 Comments

AGM November 2020 – Board Profiles

To fill the open 2020/2021 Board positions, the Board of Directors appointed a Nominating Committee to identify qualified and interested candidates. Through newsletter, email and conversation, the committee sought candidates that we feel will serve our members well during the two-year term. These candidates will be presented for confirmation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 3rd, 2020.   Deirdre Brown Deirdre has been an active member of the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter since [...]

By |October 20th, 2020|Categories: Board|0 Comments

Member Profile: Anisha Dhala

A few times a year, we like to profile one of our members - say hello to Anisha Dhala!! Tell us about yourself. I have over 15 years experience leading and supporting organizations with changes. I’ve worked with many organizations in both the private and public sector that have undergone strategic transformations involving business process, technology, organizational and cultural changes. Why did you decide to join ACMP Vancouver? I wanted to leverage the opportunity to [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

ACMP Vancouver Presents: Prosci Certification Program

ACMP Vancouver Chapter has a special offering for members - Get 10% off your Prosci Change Management Certification! We’ve partnered with Prosci to bring you this online event: 3 day online, experiential learning format Learn best-practices in change management Apply the ADKAR model to one of your active projects Get access to industry leading tools REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 25th, 2020 Register here. Course details: October 27-29, 3030 9am – 4pm PST Instructor – Graham Bullen, [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

SEPT 03 – Free UBC Change Management Webinar

Learn more about the field of change management, industry trends, employment opportunities, the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP®), as well as information about the new UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management in this 1 hour informational webinar. Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020 Time: 11:30am – 12:15pm RSVP online here. FREE Change Management Information Webinar | UBC Continuing Business Studies

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Express your INTEREST in a Prosci Practitioner Certification Program Fall 2020

Register for this event to express your INTEREST in a Prosci Practitioner Certification program exclusive to ACMP members in fall 2020. About this Event ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter and Prosci would like to extend a special offer to our members to obtain their Prosci Change Practitioner Certification. We are offering a 10% savings for the 3 day virtual course (Reduced cost = $2970). Maximum 16 participants. Register for this event to express your INTEREST [...]

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Member Profile: Anson Leung

What do you look for in a Change Management professional? Who are you looking for? Regardless of the position, role, and purpose, they need to have foundational knowledge in change management, like a PROSCI or CCMP certifications. From that point on, the amount of experience would depend heavily on the role or need - the more complex or higher profile, the more experienced a practitioner we would want. Then there are the intangibles that [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Volunteer Call Out! Membership Committee & New/Intermediate Member Engagement

We are looking for you! If you are looking to grow your network, gain new skills and support the Vancouver Change Management community - and you have a couple of hours each week - we are looking to fill a couple of very important volunteer roles with the ACMP Chapter. Membership Committee Volunteer Role Description Would you like to be an ambassador for our chapter for new, existing or prospective members? We’re looking for [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: Board|0 Comments

Event Announcement – March 12, 2020 – It’s A Double Feature!

Change Management Double Feature:  The Change Canvas and a Market Update for Change Professionals in BCJoin ACMP Vancouver to learn about the Change Canvas, an exciting new change management tool, as well as a market update for change professionals in BC.  Part 1: The Change Canvas Justin Balaski, founder of IdeaLeap, will provide an overview to the Change Canvas.  The Change Canvas is a deceptively simple, yet powerful tool that enables the co-creation and alignment of [...]

By |February 9th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Call for Volunteers!

Call for Committee Volunteers - Role DescriptionAre you looking for an opportunity to give back to the change management community, while contributing your knowledge and skills to create and enhance chapter programming for new and intermediate change practitioners?We are looking for energetic, organized volunteers to join our ACMP Vancouver Chapter Committees, working together with our Board of Directors to bring our Association’s engagement strategy to life! New/Intermediate Engagement Committee Membership Committee Communications CommitteeCollaborating with and supporting the Board [...]

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Board|0 Comments

Board of Directors – Nominee Profiles

To fill the open 2019/2020 Board positions, the Board of Directors appointed a Nominating Committee to identify qualified and interested candidates. Through newsletter, email and conversation, the committee sought candidates that we feel will serve our members well during the two-year term. These candidates will be presented for confirmation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 7th, 2019.Grace McKeownI began my journey in change management in 2000 as part of a newly formed team [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Board|0 Comments

September Virtual Change Chat: Building Collaboration with Project Teams

  Virtual Change Chat: Prosci Webinar - Building Collaborative Relationships with Project Teams on September 20, 2019 A second virtual change chat was held on September 20 co-facilitated by Grace McKeown, Treasurer, ACMP Greater Vancouver and Andrew Horlick, Principal, Navigo Consulting & Coaching and Master Instructor, Prosci Canada.   The topic was “Building Collaborative Relationships with Project Teams”.  Participants were asked to watch the Prosci Webinar “Integrating Change Management and Project Management” in advance of [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Disruption: A Realistic Way to Talk About Big Change

I recently read an article where a senior leader referred to “disruption coming to our industry that we need to prepare for”. The author left a clear impression that her industry needed to prepare for and conquer this disruption for the sake of their own survival.  After mulling over the article, I decided that I like the word disruption to describe major change. Why? It implies urgency. It implies there will be significant effort to adapt. It implies [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Guest Blogs|0 Comments

What I’m Learning About Change Management as a Gen Z’er

I landed my first job in Change Management shortly after graduating from university in 2018, without knowing exactly what it was or what it really entailed. Working in a large provincial organization, I quickly began to learn about the meaning of Change Management and why it’s important. As I observed and listened and started to understand my role, I was surprised by a few recurring themes:1) Change can be scary. I grew up with dial-up [...]

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Guest Blogs|0 Comments

Virtual Change Chat: Roles in Change Management

Virtual Change Chat: Prosci Webinar - Roles in Change Management on June 12, 2019     A virtual “change chat” session was held on June 12 to discuss the Prosci webinar:  Roles in Change Management.  The meeting was hosted utilizing ZOOM meetings.  Participants were invited to turn on their cameras to create the environment of an in person meeting.      The webinar identified the employee-facing and enabling roles.  Employee-facing roles include:  Executive & Senior [...]

By |August 25th, 2019|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Membership Profile: Steven Ogram

Tell us about yourselfIn my current role as Organizational Change Manager with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), my focus is on providing change management support, guidance, and direction across the organization.  I’ve been with BCI for just over six months and recently moved from Vancouver to Victoria.  I have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina and a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University.  I’ve completed my [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

ACMP Global Conference Recap – By Lisa Kempton, CCMP

ACMP Global Conference Recap – By Lisa Kempton, CCMPMay 2019At the end of April, I had the pleasure of attending Change Management 2019, ACMP’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.  In addition to presenting, I soaked up new change trends, best practices and connected with many inspiring change leaders.  For fellow Vancouver Chapter members who could not attend, I wanted to share my personal highlights from the largest international gathering for the change management discipline.  The [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Global Conference|0 Comments

Membership Profile: Grace Chong

Tell Us About YourselfI was first introduced to change management in 2002 when I joined a new change management team that was formed to support strategic initiatives within a health authority. Since then I gained both change and project management skills and experience and currently provide these services as an external consultant.  I have my project management professional (PMP) designation and proud to be one of the first 500 certified change management professionals (CCMP)!Why Did [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Membership Profile: Lindsay Macdonald

Tell us about yourself.I had a great mentor who encouraged me to apply for Change Management roles when I moved to Canada nearly 17 years ago. In February 2003 I was fortunate to join Providence Health Care as part of the Change Initiatives team and have continued to work in a change capacity since then.Why did you decide to join ACMP Vancouver and volunteer on a committee?I had been so work-focused it was time to [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Call for Volunteers!

Member Engagement Committee Volunteer Role DescriptionAre you looking for an opportunity to give back to the change management community, while enhancing your skills in event planning, communications, networking, leadership and project management?We are looking for energetic, organized volunteers to join our Member Engagement Committees, working together with our Board of Directors to bring our Association’s engagement strategy to life!Each Member Engagement Committee will be focused on executing the engagement plan for a specific membership segment:Advanced [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Board|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Raquel Collins

Tell us about yourself. In my current role as Associate Director with UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies, my focus is on designing and developing adult professional educational programs in areas such as project management, business analysis, agile leadership and change management.  In my 19 + years working at UBC, I have been specializing in online program development and building educational/industry partnerships to help educate and advance professional communities. I have a MEd from UBC and a [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Join Us at Dec 5 Winter Social

From ACMP Winter Social 2016Come join your ACMP colleagues for an evening of connection and conversation at our annual Winter Social at Central City Brewery on Beatty St, Vancouver. We will have light appetizers served for your enjoyment. However, as this is a no-host bar event, drinks and additional food will be pay as you go.We will support YWCA Vancouver to give back to our community. The YWCA Vancouver runs many great programs for women [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Board of Directors Nominations and the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

To better serve our Chapter membership, the Board of the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter has spent considerable effort to understand the “profiles” of our members and potential members. Our focus is to bring value to the diverse needs of our members – ranging from very experienced to new Change Management Practitioners, as well as people who aren’t practitioners themselves but are interested “Observers” of change management (e.g. Project Managers, Business Analysts, Recruiters, and Business Leaders).In [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Board of Directors – Nominee Profiles

To fill the three open 2018/2019 Board positions, the Board of Directors appointed a Nominating Committee to identify qualified and interested candidates.  Through the newsletter, emails, and conversations, the committee sought candidates that we feel will serve our members well during the two-year term.  These candidates will be presented for confirmation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).If you like to self-nominate for one of the three openings, please submit a completed nomination form to admin@acmpvan.com [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Event Recap – Tool Time

Tool Time Event RecapOn September 12 Jen Olson Lund, Vanessa Simpson, and Heather Lehmann hosted the second event in our tool time series, “Change Tool Time: Bringing the ACMP Standards to Life!” This series is focused on interactive & collaborative learning where you learn about, share, and discuss various tools, processes, and/or assessments that support a specific phase in change projects, using the ACMP Standard as the guide.Participants in this session explored the second section [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Jivi Saran-Cheema

Tell us about yourself. I am a Corporate Mentalist ™ who specializes in large scale Organizational Development in particular, Change Management. I have been doing change projects for over 28 years in various capacities and industries with profound results. I am an international best selling Author of “Permission to be You” and “The Corporate Soul” which are books about how we can leverage our self-awareness, self-realization and self-actualization into effective change transition in the workplace. I [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Post: Job Posting

DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCELocated in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College started in 1965 as part of Vancouver Community College and in 1970, it opened its West 49th Avenue campus. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. The College is also known as House of Teachings, a name given by the Musqueam First Nation, on whose unceded traditional territory Langara is located. Today, [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Melody Zhang

Tell us about yourself. I’m an avid traveller and big foodie. I have lived in Vancouver all my life and absolutely love it here. Professionally, I identify as someone who works in ‘People & Culture’. My top five strengths (Gallup) are: Communication, Maximizer, Adaptability, Individualization, and Woo.How did you get into Change Management?  I learned about the role and value of Change Management during my time with Accenture. I have worked on various projects of all [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Bill Omand

Tell us about yourself. I am Bill Omand - Currently Principle at Omand ConsultingI am a rare, born and raised Vancouverite with a long and varied career that has taken me all over the world. I live in North Delta with my wife, 3 kids, 2 cats, 2 fish and our new puppy Bowie.How did you get into Change Management?  It was an organic evolution really. I've been in learning and development for 20+ years and [...]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Social

We had a great turnout at our Summer Social on July 18. Thank you for joining us at Central City Brewery. We look forward to seeing you at our Winter Social this coming November 29.

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Grace McKeown

Tell us about yourself.I just retired from Fraser Health Authority (FHA) after 36 years in healthcare. Graduated from BCIT in Health Record Administration and Health Care Management. I was born in Golden, BC, raised in North Burnaby, and have lived in Port Moody the past 28 years. I am married with 3 children and 2 dogs I have my PMP, CCMP (first 500!), Prosci certification, and CTI Coaching certification.How did you get into Change Management?My [...]

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACMP Movie Time Recap

On May 8th, Kate Stern hosted the first of a new event series called ACMP Movie Time in-person at BC Hydro’s downtown office with some participants attending virtually. This new event series is focused on webinars and short media presentations where participants can relax and engage in a topic with a discussion immediately following the presentation to share key insights and learnings. This first session featured an ACMP Global Webinar: The Four Keys of Engaging [...]

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

ACMP Global Conference Recap

ACMP Global Conference 2018, Las Vegas This past March, ACMP Global hosted their annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those unable to attend, we asked a few of our Vancouver Chapter members to share some key insights from this exceptional opportunity. ACMP Member: Andrew Horlick  Most memorable session: Effectively Sponsor Transformation – What it Takes Presented by: Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dr. Dean Anderson, Being First This was my sixth ACMP Global Conference. [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Categories: Global Conference, Past Events|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Vanessa Simpson

Tell us about yourself:My name is Vanessa Simpson. Professionally, I’m a change manager whose change management practice is centred on interpersonal dynamics because I believe communication is at the heart of all successful changes. I use my educational and life experience in individual and group identity, transitions, loss, resiliency, and communications to support organizations and their employees through technology, process and cultural transformations. I earned an MA in New Media and Society from the University [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tool Time Event Recap

On April 11th, Vanessa Simpson and Heather Lehmann hosted the first of a new event series called ACMP Tool Time: Bringing the ACMP Standards to Life! at the Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver. This new series is focused on interactive & collaborative learning where attendees learn about, share, and discuss various tools, processes, and/or assessments that support a specific phase in change projects, using the ACMP Standard as our guide.This first session was focused on [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Message from the Board

As the Strategic Change Management Lead on a large SAP Project in town, one of the key words driving our strategy is “deliberate”. History tells us that change will eventually happen organically among humans, but as change practitioners striving to transition large groups of individuals to the same place at relatively the same time, we can help the process by ensuring the actions of our change leaders are specific and focused. Two examples of “deliberate [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Member Profile – Corina St-Jacques

Member Profile - Corina St-JacquesTell us about yourself.I moved to Vancouver last autumn with my family. We have been living in Bali, Dubai, and Brussels for the last 15 years. I am originally from the US and my husband is Canadian. My background is in IT project management and law.How did you get into Change Management?I officially found Change Management about five years ago and promptly joined the ACMP MENA chapter. I had been working [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Board Positions Available

Board Positions AvailableThere are currently two exciting opportunities to join ACMP Vancouver’s Board of Directors: Chapter Treasurer and Chapter Secretary. Chapter Secretary Our Chapter Secretary Dulcie Smith is taking some time off from the Board to begin a sabbatical that will take her around the world. This means there is an opportunity for someone to join ACMP Vancouver’s Board of Directors as the Chapter Secretary for the remainder of her term: August 2018 – November 2019.ResponsibilitiesEnsure all [...]

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Board|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Bryony Jeanne Harvey

Tell us about yourself. I have recently relocated to Vancouver and have 17 years’ experience in program/project governance and change management. My background in strategic business management and change management together with my MBA, has provided a strong foundation to successfully deliver large-scale strategic initiatives integrating people, processes and technology across different business functions operating across silos. My experience covers large-scale transformation projects and programs with a focus on Program/Project Governance, Consulting and Change Management across [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Change Chat Recap – Defining, Monitoring and Measuring Change Success

by Leslie Fast, Lisa Kempton, and Kelli Fitzmaurice On Feb 28th, Kelli Fitzmaurice, Lisa Kempton and Leslie Fast hosted a sold-out ACMP Vancouver Happy Hour Change Chat at the Earl’s Test Kitchen in Vancouver to share and discuss insights on defining, monitoring and measuring change success. All participants contributed to an engaging conversation that underscored the importance of clarifying and aligning our change effort to drive towards a shared vision of success. We facilitated small [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Jen Olson Lund & Community Engagement Needs Change Management

A few months ago, I collaborated with a colleague, Vince Verlaan from Modus, and together we wrote a whitepaper for a client titled Community Engagement Needs Change Management. It outlined the necessity of using a change management program to support the implementation of a community engagement strategy. A comprehensive community engagement strategy will result in a changing the way an organization engages with their clients, customers, citizens and other stakeholders, and incorporates their perspective into [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Souli Vohradsky

Tell us about yourself. I’m an independent change management consultant in the Greater Vancouver area and for the past eight years I have been helping clients improve their businesses through large IT transformational projects. Some of these clients include BC Hydro, The Government of Canada, UBC, Best Buy Canada, FortisBC and Suncor Energy.How did you get into Change Management?Prior to consulting, I worked in various roles, technologies and projects within the IT department for a Vancouver-based [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Wendy Quan & Integrating CM into Meditation

My story has unexpectedly unfolded into something pretty intriguing for the change management profession.  Little did I know that my cancer diagnosis in 2010 would lead me to being on stage at conferences around North America.  Often, I get contacted for interviews by journalists who are seeking stories of innovation to help people and organizations through today’s crazy-paced change.I would like to share this new concept with my fellow change managers in the hope that [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Message from the Director Events

The ACMP Vancouver has been a local chapter for almost 5 years bringing our change professionals together to connect and share their knowledge. As the chapter grows and evolves, the Board recognizes that our events and activities need to as well. For 2018 we will be trying out a few new ways to better serve our members. We will host events targeted at different levels of experience as well as formats to help you engage. [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communications Committee Volunteers Wanted

We are always looking for volunteers to join our small but mighty Communications Committee to take our communications efforts to the next level of effectiveness. "Help Wanted"If you have a background in communications (e.g. website design, developing content for new and traditional media, and/or working on communications campaigns) or would like the opportunity to add these experiences to your resume this Committee is for you.  It's also an opportunity to build valuable relationships with other members of ACMP.ActivitiesThe [...]

By |January 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger – Heather Lehmann and How Character and Presence Matter in the Change Process

Character and Presence Matter in the Change ProcessThere is no one like Daryl Conner to get me thinking about my impact as a change practitioner. Lately I have been contemplating what differentiates those times when:My work plays a pivotal role in supporting a leader in implementing their strategic vision and the approach is effortless and almost magical; and I employ the same tools and techniques but don’t feel like my work has the same lifting ability, [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Shelby Ma

Tell us about yourselfI have been working in the field of Change Management for over a decade with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). As a Change Management Specialist, I provide consultation and support to leadership on implementing people, process and/or technology change that will focus on transforming our business to better serve our customers.  Under ICBC’s Transformation Program, I led the overall change effort for the implementation of a new enterprise data warehouse [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Individual Change: New skills for individual response to change

Many change management practitioners will be familiar with the idea of change at an organizational level; after all, organizational change forms a great deal of what change management is all about. But at ACMP’s Speaker Series on November 8, Dulcie Smith and Steven Ogram, both Change Management practitioners at BC Hydro, took the stage to pose the question: what about change on an individual level? Dulcie Smith and Steven Ogram "When we look at organizational [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Guest Blogger – Andrew Horlick and Let’s Change the Way We Talk about Resistance to Change

In September, I attended the ACMP Regional Conference in Vancouver. Dawn-Marie Turner was one of the keynote speakers and her presentation was “Let’s Talk: A Conversational Approach to Organizational Change”. One of her main points, which resonated with me, was that we need to stop talking about managing resistance to change and start talking about building readiness for change. She encouraged the audience of change practitioners to replace the word resistance with readiness in their [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Natasha Chetty

Tell us about yourself. I’m a consultant based in Vancouver. Most of my clients are in the professional services sector – law and accounting firms and related organizations across Canada. Although I’ve been working in this sector since 1999 and consulting since 2012, I’ve been surrounded by lawyers my entire life! It’s led to a good understanding of the challenges and changes in the profession.How did you get into Change Management?I started in marketing and [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Marianne Wyne

Tell us about yourself.I was born up in Kenya and grew up on Karen Blixen’s farm (from the movie Out of Africa). When I was 8 my family moved back to Denmark where I lived until I moved to South Korea for two years and then immigrated to Canada in 1993 to take my Master’s degree. For the past 20+ years I have worked in Business Process Optimization and Reengineering. I have worked in many [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Guest Blogger – Maria Hudson and Change Management: It’s Emotional

The recognition of change management as a profession has grown exponentially over the last 10 years. As practitioners we have access to a number of sophisticated assessments, dashboards and surveys to enable us in our change management projects. In this blog, I’ll focus on the human aspects of change. In my experience, paying close attention to individual transitions is what can make or break change projects.Every individual’s experience of change is uniqueThe wonderful thing about [...]

By |October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breakfast Change Chat Recap – Sharing Your Change Management Journey

  The journey of a change manager on a project is always evolving, with inevitable ups and downs, successes and obstacles.  On Friday October 20th, ACMP Vancouver board members, Kate Stern and Jeanne Towe, ​​hosted a breakfast change chat to share perspectives on challenges encountered and lessons learned along the way.   ​Over waffles, eggs and (lots of) coffee, the group shared their experiences and project 'red flags'.  Key themes explored included: ​Visible sponsorship at [...]

By |October 29th, 2017|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Continuing the conversation from the ACMP Regional Conference

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY in action Written by Marianne Boyles and Deirdre Brown.The ACMP Regional conference was held in Vancouver this year. As proud Vancouverites we were eager to attend and take the opportunity to discover, develop and connect with fellow change practitioners.Keynote speaker, Dr. Dawn Marie Turner, opened with a quote from Mark Twain, “let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation”, introducing, what would [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Sarfraz Khan

Tell us about yourself.My name is Sarfraz Khan. I’m a Vancouver native currently practicing change management at BC Hydro. I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively and lived in different places including Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, and as far away as Spain, Zambia and Ghana. I’ve always been drawn back home though because of my family and my love for nature and the mild weather (minus the rain!). I still love to travel and [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Mumtaz Chaudhary and The #1 Reason CEOs Get Fired (psst…it’s related to change management)

Despite what you may think, ethical violations, scandals or improper conduct are not amongst the top reasons why CEOs are fired or forced to step down. According to a research study by Leadership IQ, the number one reason is mismanaging change. For all CEOs, and especially those who oversee large and complex enterprises, the responsibility to prevent or minimize the human costs of change is daunting. It’s easy to point to an ousted CEO and [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Social Recap

On Tuesday August 22nd we gathered for our Annual Summer Social at Ten Ten Tapas overlooking False Creek. It was a great opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces and make new connections in the change management community. “I was very impressed by the friendliness in the room”, said Flavia Marcondes, one of the attendees. It was a great mix of long-time members, new members and guests. Thank you everyone for coming out and [...]

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Vancouver Members Present at ACMP Regional Conference

This is ACMP’s inaugural year to host three Regional Conferences - including one in Vancouver. Here's a list of the Greater Vancouver ACMP members presenting at the Regional Conference on September 14 & 15, 2017:Lisa Kempton & Andrew Horlick: "How to Build a Change Scorecard for Your Project."Wendy Quan: "Mindfulness Meditation + Change Management = Resiliency." Jennifer Coleman: "Behind the Magic: Joining Strategy & Culture to Achieve Real Change." Linda Mott: "Partnering with the Union and other [...]

By |September 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Agustin Del Vento & Cyber Security Awareness

While IT teams play a key role in protecting unwanted access to internal data and systems, ultimately, employees are the gateway to cyber security attacks in organizations. Hackers know this and take advantage of it via ingenious techniques such as phishing, ransomware, etc. According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which tracks phishing globally, 2016 was a record-breaking year for phishing attacks with a 65% increase from 2015.Building cyber security awareness and educating employees is, therefore, [...]

By |September 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Lisa Kempton, CCMP

Tell us about yourself.As a change management practice leader at Fraser Health, I am passionate about helping people to be great at change.  I am an educator, internal Prosci trainer and founder of a thriving Community of Practice for a group of 60 transformation specialists making extraordinary and meaningful change in BC Healthcare.  When changes get tough, I work with our Sr. Consultants and internal clients to guide them in developing solutions to overcome challenges [...]

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Recap: ACMP Global Conference & Knowledge Exchange Session

From top left, clockwise: Jennifer Coleman, Elisa Chavez, Camille Rozon, Andrew Horlick, and Linda Mott On June 14 the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter hosted our Annual ACMP Global Conference Recap & Knowledge Exchange session.  We invited some of the conference attendees from our local chapter to share their insights on sessions that they attended and to provide a forum to discuss the topics within break out groups.  Here is what they shared! Top 8 Learnings Jennifer [...]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Cathy Jensen

We invited change management practitioner Cathy Jensen to share a little about herself with our change management community. Tell us about yourself.I’m a born and raised Vancouverite although I’ve enjoyed traveling the world – Kenya, Tanzania, Russia and Thailand are my most memorable trips. I finished my BSc in computer science before switching gears and becoming a Respiratory Therapist. I worked clinically for several years before moving into Clinical Informatics, and eventually into project management and change management.How [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Change Chat Recap – Describing What You Do for a Living

“So, what do you do for a living?” Certain professions (like those of change practitioners) are harder to summarize than others. That elevator-speech inquiry may fill some of us with dread. The topic of ACMP Vancouver’s most recent Happy Hour Change Chats (May 23) was meant to help us all better explain what change managers actually do, and how it can benefit projects and organizations. Facilitators Daniel Watt, Erin Creak, and Leslie Fast led the [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Networking, Past Events|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Suzanne Boyd

We invited experienced change management practitioner Suzanne Boyd to share a little about herself with our change management community.Tell us about yourself.I live and work in Vancouver. Love this city. Have a three year old who is the ultimate change management project 🙂  How did you get into Change Management?Career wise I started in executive search and recruitment. My first change project was implementing a centralized recruitment function and applicant tracking system at Vancity back in 2004(!). Didn't [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Andrea Duke

Andrea DukeWe invited new ACMP member Andrea Duke to share a little about herself with our change management community.Tell us about yourself.I am currently working as an HR Advisor at TPD, an HR and Workforce Solutions Company. Most of my past experience has been in HR in mining, manufacturing and government. I recently graduated from the full-time MBA program at the UBC Sauder School of Business. During and after my program, I completed contracts as a Business Analyst [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Deirdre Brown

We invited ACMP member Deirdre Brown to share a little about herself with our change management community.Tell us about yourselfI am a Change Management Specialist at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I graduated from SFU and Carleton University in Communication. I have worked with a variety of organizations within the post-secondary education sector, most recently leading and contributing to major IT and business transformation initiatives supporting students, faculty and staff to adopt and sustain [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Change from the Inside Out – Recap of March 23 Event

In March the ACMP's Greater Vancouver Chapter welcomed Alex Wray from the Wray Group to share his firm’s insight and successes working with leaders to Change from the Inside Out. He believes that “The science of habit change offers a powerful solution to transform performance in the areas that matter most.”His Presentation Alex elaborated on this belief as he shared with us the story of Joe, a front line manager at a local company which was undergoing [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Lydia Tay

We invited ACMP member Lydia Tay to share a little about herself with our change management community. Lydia TayTell us about yourself.I’m a Change Management Coordinator supporting the successful delivery of IT projects for UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. A native Brit, I started my career in corporate communications in London and moved to Vancouver in 2011. Since then, I’ve developed my experience in recruitment, human resources and employee engagement, and discovered a passion for enabling [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

March 23 Speaker Series: Alex Wray

Alex WrayIn today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations are faced with constant change and are increasingly turning to change management practices to help them transition their business. Despite this, we often see limited benefits achieved from these initiatives. What is the problem? Why do we continue to underachieve? The answer is Old Habits. We change process, tools, metrics and job descriptions that define the “work we want done” but often fail to address the behaviours [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

February Happy Hour Chat

Members mingling at Change ChatOn February 23, we had the first “Happy Hour” edition of our popular Change Chats. Kelli Fitzmaurice and Val Johnson, ACMP Vancouver board members, co-chaired the inaugural event at Gotham’s steak house. Special thanks to ACMP members Julie Kothlow and Leslie Fast for assisting with the facilitation. Eighteen participants had the opportunity to discuss the changing landscape we face in both the Change Management discipline and in our Vancouver marketplace. Discussion [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Win Free Registration to Change Management 2017

To capture the essence of the “Crescent City” and #ACMP2017’s theme: “Leading the Way Change Works,” ACMP Global is looking for chapters to submit a video explaining why people should attend conference and what it means to Lead Change.The winning chapter will lead the conference’s second-line parade and will be recognized during the conference. In addition, the winning chapter will also receive 3 complimentary registrations to Change Management 2017.Video RequirementsCreate a video no longer than 90 [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Secretary & Treasurer Board Roles

R-L: Dulcie Smith, Kate SternAs many of your know, our Secretary & Treasurer, Amanda Blair  has moved to Yellowknife to take on a Change Management Lead role with the Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project.As our chapter continues to grow, it makes sense to split this role. We’d like to send out a big thank you to Dulcie Smith and Kate Stern who have volunteered to take on these Board responsibilities.Dulcie Smith is the  new Secretary [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Julie Kothlow

We invited ACMP member Julie Kothlow to share a little about herself with our change management community.Julie KothlowTell us about yourself.I am one of the few native Vancouver-ites having grown up in North Vancouver. Our family was very active outdoors and all things BC and that remains with me. I went to university at UBC in Fine Arts, and then during a summer job got hooked on business. I have however revitalized my interest in the arts [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Winter Social Recap

ACMP's Winter Social Thanks to all of you who were able to make it out to our Winter Social on December 14 at the Tap & Barrel at Olympic Village. We had great attendance at well over 40 people and there were certainly some fabulous and lively conversations to be had.  We collected $125 in grocery store gift cards along with a huge box of new home goods to benefit programs at the YWCA’s Crabtree Corner. [...]

By |January 15th, 2017|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Olga Pazukha

Olga Pazukha is one of ACMP's newer members. We invited her to share a little about herself with our change management community.Olga PazukhaTell us about yourself.I often describe myself as a storyteller because much of the work I do in communications is about giving a voice to an organization through its people. I love turning complex, technical information into a story about people and the impacts change has on how people live and work. I [...]

By |January 14th, 2017|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Best of Luck to Amanda Blair

It is with mixed emotion that we say goodbye and good luck to a key member of the Vancouver Change Management Community - Amanda Blair. Amanda is currently the ACMP Vancouver Chapter Secretary & Treasurer.Amanda has accepted an exciting new role as the Change Management Lead with the Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project which is designing, building, financing, and maintaining the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife.Amanda's contributions to the local CM community are far-reaching and she [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Membership Profile – Wendy Quan

Tell us about yourselfI’m a certified change manager operating in an unusual kind of way. After using mindfulness and meditation to build my own resiliency through cancer, in 2011 I began running meditation classes at my place of work, Pacific Blue Cross.After experimenting on how change management techniques could be integrated with meditation to build change resiliency, a series of chain reactions resulted in the creation of my own business. I now train and certify [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Event Recap – November 2016

L-R: Alicia Girard and Tanya DonovanOur ACMP Vancouver chapter meeting in November was hosted by our fellow chapter member, Alicia Girard and her colleague, Tanya Donovan.  The two playfully explored the topic of leading change in less than ideal circumstances. Their presentation began with an intriguing question:  "Cake or death?"  That caught everyone’s attention and from there they explored a UBC project that they had to bring back from the "brink of death" through thoughtful, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attending (and Presenting at) Change Connect 4

(written by ACMP member, Alicia Girard) Alicia Girard In October, the Pacific Northwest (PNW) chapter of ACMP hosted their fourth annual change management symposium, Change Connect 4. I was lucky enough to travel down to Portland to attend with two of my UBC colleagues and meet change management professionals from organizations like Nike and Alaska Airlines. The theme of the symposium was “The Art and Science of Change,” and these two concepts were very creatively [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

October Coffee Chat With Heather Lehmann

On October 25, 2016, ACMP member Heather Lehmann hosted and led the ACMP Vancouver Coffee Chat at the College of Registered Nurses of BC. A small group of change management practitioners met to discuss the ins and outs of stakeholder engagement – what it is, how to do it and the links between stakeholder engagement, communication and stakeholder analysis. Participants also talked about some of the key principles for engaging stakeholders including how to choose who [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Member Profile: Leslie Fast

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE   Leslie Fast Tell us about yourself?  I manage my own consulting firm that helps companies reach their goals through successfully managing people, change and transformation.  I have over 15 years of consulting experience, as both an internal and external consultant, and have worked in a variety of industries, including: insurance, utilities, pulp and paper, technology, manufacturing, software development and education.  I’ve supported large-scale transformation, operational change and organizational development.    How did [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Profile: Val Johnson

Membership Profile Valerie Johnson Tell us about yourself. I am an independent consultant specializing in Strategic Change Management. My consulting experience and knowledge stem from over twenty years of leadership development, team effectiveness consulting and IT project work across multiple business sectors.  I have extensive experience leading change management projects and find the most satisfaction working with leaders and employees to build their change capability with a focus on sustaining changes in order to reap [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

CCMP Application 2016

Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP) Did you know that more than 300 people have begun the application process for the Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP)? When CCMP was launched at ACMP’s global conference there was a surge of interest from those who wanted to differentiate themselves in their field and improve their reputations and career prospects. You can do the same: achieving CCMP provides recognition of your experience and commitmentto the discpline. Read the stories [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Categories: CCMP|0 Comments

Member Profile: Andy Horlick

Membership Profile Andrew Horlick Tell us about yourself. I’m the Principal Consultant with Navigo Consulting & Coaching. My passion is helping organizations develop the capability of their people, including senior leaders, managers, employees and internal change practitioners, to successfully implement, adopt and use the changes necessary to sustain their businesses. Navigo is a member of Prosci’s Global Affiliate Network and I deliver Prosci’s suite of change management programs to organizations across Canada. I also provide [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Profile: Alicia Girard

Membership Profile Alicia Girard Tell us about yourself. I’m a change management professional with a background and continuing interest in communications. I’m also a bit of a learning nerd, so you will often find me in classrooms (online or brick & mortar), reading, or pursuing professional development opportunities through volunteer work. During working hours you’ll find me at UBC’s Point Grey campus or at a hospital site working on change projects for UBC’s Faculty of [...]

By |July 26th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Profile: Louise Steiner

Membership Profile Louise Steiner Tell us about yourself? I grew up in Nelson, a small community in the Kootenays surrounded by lakes and mountains with lots of outdoor activities.  Moving to Alberta was a stark contrast and so Vancouver seemed appealing in the 90’s with its endless Y2K opportunities and continuous growth in Information Technology (IT).  Bridging the gap between the business and IT and how change affects people, has always interested me.  Working with [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

2016 ACMP Global Conference Recap

Event Recap 2016 ACMP Global Conference Recap Our May meeting was dedicated to highlights from the 2016 ACMP Global Conference which included a broad range of topics from changing individual mindsets to changing organizational culture.  Thank you to Suzanne Boyd (Noverra Consulting), Elisa Chavez (PHC and Cambiar Leadership), Jennifer Coleman (SAP), Erin Creak (UBC), Steve Doherty (Metacentric) and Diana Thema (Metagnosis Consulting) for presenting their insights from the conference and then leading participants in the [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Member Profile: Camille Rozon

Membership Profile Camille Rozon Tell us about yourself. I’m a native of Montreal and have been living in Vancouver since 1990. I have been in the health care sector all of my career and have had the privileged of working with many amazing people over the years. I have diagnosed myself as having career ADD, which may explain why I’ve always been attracted to change. I am presently in a dual role as a performance [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

ACMP Vancouver Mentorship Program

New to Change Management Interested in a mentorship program? A new sub-committee in the Vancouver Chapter is emerging for people who are new to change management. What could ACMP offer new practitioners? What are people who are more junior in the field needing from a professional association? A bunch of ideas have come forward. One is a mentorship program. We want to explore this idea more - it seems like a great way for senior [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Categories: Mentorship|0 Comments

CCMP Exam

CCMP Exam Writing the Certified Change Management Practitioner Exam So, this week I did the CCMP exam... ACMP is starting at new certification for change management practitioners. The CCMP has really been driven by our membership as a way to have an industry recognized certification. To read more about it, visit myccmp.org. I am in the test group of participants that are the first ever to go through the certification process. The steps were: Meet [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Categories: CCMP|0 Comments

Member Profile: Mumtaz Chaudhary

Membership Profile Mumtaz Chaudhary Tell us about yourself I’m an innovative and agile Change Management consultant, entrepreneur and mother of two. My husband and I are managing partners of a boutique change management consulting firm called Pragilis, where we work with large organizations to help them embrace and adopt change. Because in today’s world, change is the only constant, and change agility offers a strategic and competitive advantage. I love being a business owner, because [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Member Profile: Agustin Del Vento

Membership Profile Agustin Del Vento Tell us about yourself I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and passionate about helping organizations and their people manage change. Almost 3 years ago, I founded Change Champions Consulting Inc., a firm specialized in change management and I’m proud to see how much it has grown and continues to grow in the Vancouver market. I have a Canadian wife, a Canadian son, and an Argentine street dog. I barbeque when [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments

Message from the Board: Linda Miller

Message from the Board March 2016 - Linda Miller It has been a busy period leading up to spring for the ACMP Vancouver Board. We are taking on a variety of new opportunities to strengthen the change management community locally and globally. One that I am very excited about is my new role as the Chair of the ACMP Global Technology Virtual Community – a pilot from which ACMP Global expects to understand the potential [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Board|0 Comments

Event Recap – February 2016

Event Recap - February 2016 Change Management in an Agile Project Environment It was amazing to have over 50 ACMP chapter members and guests join us for our “Change Management in an Agile Project Environment” panel discussion on February 23, 2016. Special thanks to the panel members Gurinder Johal (ICBC), Steve Doherty (Steve Doherty Ltd.), Nataly Majdanac (BC Hydro) and Darren Radford (Aspire) for sharing lessons they've learned working on agile projects and to participants [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Upcoming Event – February 23, 2016

Upcoming Event - February 23, 2016 Change Management in an Agile Project Environment Come join us as we discuss the ins and outs of change management in an agile project environment.  Our panel members Gurinder Johal (ICBC), Steve Doherty (Steve Doherty Ltd.), Nataly Majdanac (BC Hydro) and Darren Radford (Aspire) will share lessons they've learned and engage participants in a discussion about how to apply the principles and practices of change management in an Agile [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Past Events|0 Comments

Member Profile: Jeanne Towe

Membership Profile Jeanne Towe "It has been an interesting and exciting career change to move into Change Management from Recruitment," says Jeanne Towe, Change Management Advisor at BC Hydro. Tell us about yourself. I graduated from SFU Business with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management & Marketing, and spent the last seven years in Recruitment at pwc and BC Hydro with a focus on high-volume campus recruitment.  I was fortunate to make the move into the Enterprise Change Management team [...]

By |February 21st, 2016|Categories: Member Profiles|0 Comments