Meet our Volunteers!
Featuring: Gerlinde Weger
There are many things that go on behind the scenes at ACMP Toronto: the work of the Board of Directors, committees, and sometimes one-off projects. This month we are shining the light on Gerlinde Weger, a member of ACMP Toronto’s Strategy Task Force. Gerlinde and the team have spent the last few months collecting and analyzing data from surveys and interviews done with ACMP members, and the recommendations from this were presented to the Board earlier this month.
Gerlinde, who has been an ACMP Toronto Chapter member since 2013, is a CM consultant, currently working on an assignment with BMO Financial. Specifically, she leads the CM function for projects in Personal and Commercial Banking.
The Communications team caught up with Gerlinde and asked her our three favourite questions:
1. Best advice you've received in regard to change management?
"'No' is the first step to 'yes'." When implementing change initiatives, dealing with resistance is a sign of engagement. When there is no response there usually is a lack of interest and a red flag that the change won’t be accepted..
2. What hobbies/activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love live performances, from indie theatre and new opera to classic symphony and blues. I also am an avid cyclist and life time beginner golfer and skier.
3. What is the most interesting fact about you?
Hmm, not sure if I have a ‘most’ interesting fact. Perhaps, an interesting experience is when living and working in Asia, I was on the women’s team representing Hong Kong in the international dragon boat competition. It was quite the experience representing the island. Also, my team during practice, beat the men’s team from Germany – quite to their astonishment.
Interested in Volunteering?
We are currently looking for ACMP members to share their time and talent to support the ACMP Toronto Chapter as together we continue to advance the discipline of change management in the GTA.
to express your interest in joining one of our committees.
COMING SOON - Call for Nominations
Are you or someone you know passionate about advancing the practice and profession of change management? If yes, consider being on the 2017 ACMP Toronto Chapter Board of Directors!
The ACMP Toronto Chapter will be issuing a Call for Nominations on Saturday, March 25th. In order to be eligible to nominate yourself or someone else, you must be an ACMP Toronto Chapter member by Friday, March 24th. Take a minute now to ensure your membership is active so that you can participate in the nomination process, as well as vote for your next Board! To check your membership status, please visit the ACMP Global website
ProjectWorld*BAWorld Toronto is celebrating its 20th anniversary! This year we have added new initiatives and content to our symposium and workshop programs including dedicated change management, agile and leadership tracks. Learn from such notable change experts Gregg Brown, Richard Batchelor and Siobhan Brown. Full details can be found here: www.pmbaconferences.com/toronto/home.html
ProjectWorld*BAWorld is also offering a discounted registration for the event for ACMP members. The discount code is ACMP and is worth 10% of Early Bird Rate (ends March 24) and 20% off the Regular Rate.
We look forward to seeing you there! Register here
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