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FREE Change Management Information Webinar with UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies

FREE Change Management Information Webinar with UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies Join the UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies for a FREE informational webinar on April 20th to learn about the field of Change Management, industry trends, and employment opportunities! You [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Truth and Reconciliation: Calls to Action by Grace McKeown

At our September “Conversations with Change Practitioners” we were invited to share our knowledge and experience around the following topic: In November 2019 the BC provincial government passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act) into [...]

By |September 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Mentorship Program Pilot Results

The results are in! In February 2021 we were excited to start our pilot Mentorship Program, providing opportunities for ACMP Vancouver emerging practitioners with 3-5 years experience to learn from experienced practitioners through a formal mentorship program. Fast forward to [...]

By |September 8th, 2021|Categories: Mentorship|

Is a “Structured Approach” Relevant in an Agile World?

Is a “Structured Approach” Relevant in an Agile World? In a recent conversation with my change peers, we debated the relevance of the current ACMP definition of Change Management as a “structured approach”. In this era of Agile where [...]

By |May 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management Bootcamp

Create change solutions that drive results! UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies is offering ACMP Great Vancouver Chapter members an exclusive 10 % discount to their Associate Certificate in Change Management Bootcamp program. See the discount code and [...]

By |March 28th, 2021|Categories: CCMP|

Steve Doherty shares his thoughts on the mentorship

Why do you think a mentoring program is a good idea for ACMP Vancouver? The ACMP Vancouver chapter has been evolving and maturing over recent years, focusing on governance, structure, member value, partnerships, community, and continuous learning. I see [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Mentorship|

Expression of Interest – ACMP Vancouver Mentorship Pilot Program

We are accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the pilot phase of the ACMP Vancouver Mentorship Program. The pilot will run for 6 months, from February 2021 to July 2021. If you would like to be part of the pilot [...]

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Mentorship|Tags: |

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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.  [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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: [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 :)  [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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


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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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