ACMP Toronto October 2015 Newsletter

Advancing the discipline of change management in the GTA
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October 2015 Newsletter

President's Message

Hello ACMP Toronto!
With Thanksgiving just passed, I am truly thankful for the role the Toronto Chapter plays in leading the way for advancing the discipline of change management. We were early adopters of the chapter model and always provide great participation in every new development within ACMP. The Certified Change Management Professional ™ (CCMP™) is no different and I was delighted to be part of our conversations in the past weeks exploring the progress towards what will surely be a milestone for the community. I look forward to many more interesting conversations in the coming months as we progress towards launch in 2016.
What else is happening? ACMP Toronto – has a job board!  We listened to the feedback from our last chapter survey and many people asked for access to jobs for change management professionals. For a limited time only, recruiters and ACMP members can submit their change management jobs for free.  Simply email VP ACMP Toronto [] with your job posting information (word document and link to website). We are sure this is an area that will support our members with their career development.
We still have events coming up in the next few months and I’m delighted that we will be running our first chapter webinar before the year is out. We aim to integrate these into our program as an additional benefit to chapter membership as we increase the value for our members going into 2016. I look forward to meeting many of you at these events.
Best Regards

Rich Batchelor
President, ACMP Toronto Chapter

Update from CCMP Informal Chats

On September 29th and October 6th we had some lively conversations with local practitioners exploring the development of the CCMP™. Many folks were curious about the pathway to accreditation and asked important questions we are keen to feedback to the global team working on the certification. The liveliest conversation focused on:
  • Number of professional hours to apply for the CCMP
  • Recency and relevance of training
  • How this fits in for experienced professionals
These points and all other questions gathered will be shared with the CCMP™ development team. We know this is the first of many conversations we will be having in the coming months and we look forward to continuing to receive your thought provoking comments to ensure we launch a professional designation of the highest calibre. If you were unable to attend either discussion and want to learn more,  do see the section on the global website at:

Your Input is Requested

ACMP Global will be launching a new change management certification in 2016: The Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™). In preparation for that event, they are conducting market research and have asked for our thoughts about how they can effectively roll out this new change management certification.

There are two activities:
1. Please take 5 minutes to complete the following survey -- Your input is confidential. The survey will be open until sufficient responses are received.
2. Because they want very broad input from other professionals with an interest in change management, please encourage others to participate as well. You can forward this note, or use social media to share the request (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).

If you would like to know more about the certification program, go to
Upcoming ACMP Toronto Event: How Change Management is Becoming Critical to Organizations Tackling Sustainability

In 2008, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre (HFC) committed to meaningfully addressing its sustainability; that is, their performance, economically, socially and environmentally.  They boldly hired a trusted management consultant, with no sustainability training, to build a solid program and change management capacity to support their efforts and managed to undertake over 40 projects valued at nearly $3million on a net-zero budget. 
Join Randy Sa’d, that trusted consultant, with Rich Batchelor on November 11th to explore the growing presence of change management in the sustainability space. Randy will share his experience with HFC and we will engage you in exploring the change management benefits of projects in the sustainability space.
Agenda:               6:00 pm: Networking
                             6.30 – 8:00 pm: Presentation
                             8pm Closing Networking
Presenters:           Randy Sa’d – Founder & Executive Director REFOCUS – Harbourfront Centre
                             Rich Batchelor – President Capillary Consulting and ACMP Toronto President
Location:              Lakeside Terrace, Bill Boyle Artport,
                             235 Queens Quay W,
                             ON M5J 2G8

Save the date for this great learning opportunity!  The official invitation and registration will be sent out soon.   


Event Discount for ACMP Members: Public Sector Transformation 2015

We are pleased to be partnered with The Conference Board of Canada on their upcoming program, Public Sector Transformation 2015, taking place on December 8-9, at the Fairmont Château Laurier, in Ottawa.

As a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals, you are able to attend this event at a reduced rate of $1,155 – use Rebate Code PRM3 when registering to take advantage of this exclusive rate.
Enhance your capacity to lead change.

The agenda will focus on three main themes—disruption, innovation, and culture—as we discuss today’s top issues, such as how to:
  • recognize and adapt to environmental change
  • build an engaging culture that supports transformation
  • apply design thinking to create new solutions
  • deal with the stress, mental health, and wellness issues caused by change
  • apply change strategies such as lean to do more with less
  • use nudging techniques to change behavior
Learn from the experiences of leading public sector change practitioners, including:
  • Jim Rhode, Co-Founder/Lean Coach, Lead 2 Lean Solutions Inc.
  • Jim Borysko, Director of Operations, Western Ontario, The Canadian Red Cross
  • Peter H Edwards, Executive Director, Blueprint 2020 National Secretariat, Privy Council Office
  • Catherine Morisset, Resilience Specialist, Imagine Plus
For the full agenda, please visit the Conference Board’s website.

Register with us and save!
Register online today! Don’t forget to use Rebate Code PRM3 to receive the exclusive offer of $1,155! Please note this rate is only available for non-registered delegates.

Optional Workshop
Research confirms that change—especially major transformation—creates significant stress and uncertainty in employees. This means that every change leader also needs to become a wellness leader, so we’ll discuss mental health and work, specifically in the context of change.
Register today for our post-conference workshop, Building A Mentally Healthy Workplace in Times of Change—One Step at a Time for only $555.

For more information or help with your registration, please contact Robyn Mia at 613-526-3090 ext. 445 or

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"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
 - Vince Lombardi

Toronto Chapter Upcoming Events

November 11, 2015:

How Change Management is Becoming Critical to Organizations Tackling Sustainability

Formal invitations will be sent out shortly...stay tuned and be sure to register for this fantastic learning opportunity! 


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