ACMP Toronto January 2016 Newsletter

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January 2016 Newsletter

President's Message


Happy 2016!

I hope your new year has started well and I'm excited to be entering what's sure to be an exciting year for the profession.

We have lots of exciting things coming up. I hope to see many of you at the winter social. We will have in person professional development opportunities and given the huge success of the December webinar we will be sure to do more virtual events.

Of course we want to encourage networking and meaningful conversation between fellow professionals so do sign up for the Spark Collaboration community we have for ACMP Toronto.

We will have a presence at many upcoming conferences this year. See the great offers below to attend events with our chapter discounts.

Here's to a great 2016 and many more!

Regards,
Rich

Rich Batchelor
President, ACMP Toronto Chapter
Email: president@acmptoronto.org
 

Change Management 2016 - Chapter Discount!

ACMP Global is happy to announce an exciting discount of $150 off the cost of an individual registration when you register before May 14th 2016.  

How does it work?  Simply register with the promotional code:

CHAPTER2016

To take advantage of this offer when you register, select the individual rate option and enter the promotional code.

Register today!  
We need your feedback: CCMP Designation
 
As a follow up to the initial CCMP (Certified Change Management Professional) readiness survey, please help ACMP Global forecast demand through a second, 5 minute survey.  This survey is intended to help us determine whether those who wish to obtain the CCMP designation will meet the new eligibility requirements.

Please take this survey if you intend to pursue your CCMP in the next 1-3 years.  

Survey Link 
 

See you at the Winter Social!     

Don't miss out!  ACMP Toronto's annual Winter Social is fast approaching! 

Join your local GTA community of change management professionals for an evening of networking, sharing the challenges and successes experienced in transformation. We are pleased to have Project World sponsor this event offering beverages and snacks for all who attend. We encourage you to check in on your favorite social media channel using the hashtags #AcmpTOSocial and #AcmpTOWinterMixer and encourage your friends and colleagues to attend!

Photographer Sarah Jamal, www.sarahjamal.com, will be on hand to offer professional head shots for anyone interested. 

Thursday February 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Houston Avenue Bar & Grill
33 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON  M5E 1G4
RSVP Now!
 
Fantastic door prizes will be available to be won. Feel free to bring a friend and/or colleague to learn more about the ACMP Toronto Chapter.  See you there! 
         

Connect with your Fellow Change Professionals    

ACMP Toronto Chapter is excited to offer connectivity for local Change Professionals through the new Spark Collaboration Tool. Click on the link below to sign up with the tool and then wait to be connected with other professionals for conversations, coffee or whatever you want to do together! We are suggesting a focus on the upcoming CCMP designation, but we know these conversations will go further...

Spark Collaboration Tool
       

Is Your Membership in Good Standing?      

As we move into a new year, it's now a great time to check your current membership status with ACMP Global.  Login to www.acmpglobal.org to check (and renew) your membership status.

We'll soon be accepting nominations for the ACMP Toronto Board of Directors, and all nominees must have memberships in good standing, so please ensure your membership is up to date now!  
         

Articles Wanted!    

Have your ideas heard by hundreds of Change Management professionals across the GTA!  We're looking for new, original content to share in this newsletter. #AcmpTOArticles

Submit your article (400 words or less) by the 15th of each month to info@acmptoronto.org for a chance to be featured!         
 

Job Board and Opportunities

As a reminder, we recently launched our job board on the ACMP Toronto website. One of the key pieces of feedback that we received, was that in addition networking opportunities, our members wanted the ability to progress within the industry.  We are happy to support our members desire to grow professionally. These jobs will be posted on the ACMP Toronto website and shared via LinkedIn and Twitter under the hashtag #TorontoChangeJobs. 

Just email to vicepresident@acmptoronto.org  to get your job posted & reach over 1000+ specialists across the change management ecosystem and for those seeking their next opportunity, this will be the first place to start your journey.
 

Looking for Sponsorship

As the year is coming to a close, there are many left with budgets to spend. We are always looking for generous sponsors to help us put on events and reach over 1000+ ACMP Toronto members, in the 2nd largest chapter globally!  

Email us at sponsors@acmptoronto.org for more info of how we can help increase your company’s brand and visibility. Sponsors can donate multiple different things from $$ to time, research, or logistics to host events. 
 

Event Discounts

ProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld will be coming to Toronto from May 9-12, 2016.

A 10% registration discount is available to all ACMP Toronto Chapter members.  Just enter the following group code when registering:

ACMP

Register Here
 
 


Best Advice I've Ever Received… 

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." 
 - Socrates
 


Toronto Chapter Upcoming Events


February 11, 2016
Winter Social



March 23, 2016

Workshop - Normative Social Change: Applying Social Influence towards Culture Change


Has Your ACMP Membership Lapsed?

Visit www.acmpglobal.org to process your annual membership renewal. We have an exciting year ahead and want to ensure that you continue to be a part of it!
 


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