ACMP Toronto September 2016 Newsletter

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September 2016 Newsletter

President's Message


I’m delighted to have connected with so many people at our Summer Social and I’m looking forward to meeting many of you in the coming months. If you haven’t done so already, you really should sign up for the Regional Conference here in Toronto this October 17-18. I’m looking forward to seeing many people from near and far, strong supporters of all the Canadian Chapters and advancing our discipline and its benefits.

There are discount codes below to register for the conference and I will be sharing some insight into my presentation on the webinar you can join below on Wednesday Sept 28th.

Our volunteers are the backbone that makes everything happen in the Toronto Chapter and we couldn’t be as successful as we are without their dedication and expertise. If you want to join us, we are always interested in getting more volunteer involvement and we have some specialist volunteer roles we need to fil below.

Hope that fall transitions are successful and wonderful for you as we enter the change of seasons.



Rich Batchelor
President, ACMP Toronto Chapter
ACMP Toronto Webinar - September 28, 2016 
The ACMP Toronto Chapter is pleased to welcome Chapter President Rich Batchelor and guest Nik Beeson, Director Translibrium, for an engaging webinar exploring the value of curiosity as a key competency during times of disruptive change.  Rich and Nik will provide a preview of their interactive talk being offered at the upcoming ACMP Canadian Regional Conference on October 18th, 2016.  Join us, as together we begin to explore the value of curiosity.

Wednesday September 28th, 2016
1:00pm EST

Learn More/Register Online:

Visit the ACMP Canadian Regional Conference website to learn more about the conference being hosted in Toronto on October 17-18, 2016, we’d love to see you there.

Meet our Volunteers!  
Featuring: Teresa O'Hara 

By: Kaitlin Pianosi
By day, Teresa is Project Manager, Change Management at Region of Peel. Working in the Service innovation, Information & Technology PMO, she supports change management on technology projects including the movement of information onto new systems, or bringing manual process to electronic workflow. Teresa has been one of the Toronto ACMP Chapter's amazing volunteers for the last two years. Her latest project was organizing the Chapter's AGM held this past June, including venue and catering selection, designing the night's itinerary, drafting communications for all media platforms (EventBrite, Twitter, etc.), and providing the Director of Programming and Events with options for the Board to approve.

What’s the best advice you've received in regard to change management? 
“There is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach” and to “always listen and ask questions.”
In addition to volunteering with Toronto ACMP, what do you like to do in your spare time?
"I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and recently got into boating. I am a true fan of the Leafs and Toronto FC (season ticket holder), and a bandwagon fan of the Blue Jays and Raptors; sorry Argos, I’ve only watched the occasional Grey Cup!"  

What is the most interesting fact about you?
"I have been told I have a talent for creating jingles, slogans, raps, and acronyms."
On behalf of all members, thank you Teresa for your time and efforts in supporting Toronto ACMP!


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       

Event Discounts    


Save over $400 on your Public Sector Transformation event registration!

ACMP Toronto is pleased to be partnered with the Conference Board of Canada on their upcoming program, Public Sector Transformation 2016 taking place on December 5th & 6th at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

The Conference Board of Canada is happy to extend a reduced rate of $1395 to ACMP Toronto members. Please enter Rebate Code PRM2 in the final steps of the registration process.

Join us at this important event and discuss today’s current issues in the public sector with your peers and learn about new approaches to overcome your workplace challenges.

This year’s agenda focuses on three main themes - Deliverology, Nudge, and Innovation. Thought-leaders will present on how to:
  • apply approaches such as lean and agile to achieve your goals
  • explore the emerging approach of deliverology
  • apply design thinking to create new solutions
  • leverage culture to encourage innovation
  • use nudge to shift behaviour
The experts include:
  • Matthew Mendelsohn, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Results & Delivery, Privy Council Office
  • Richard Rochefort, Principal, Dare to Lead
  • Jean-François Ruel, Director, Collections and Verifications Branch, CRA
  • Trish Livingstone, Director, Continuous Improvement, Saskatchewan
  • Elizabeth Hardy, Project Leader, Behavioral Insights and Policy Innovation, Privy Council Office
For the full agenda, please visit the Conference Board of Canada website.

Register today with Rebate Code PRM2 and save $460 off the full conference fee. This rate is for non-registered delegates only.

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

The Art of Leadership

ACMP Toronto has partnered with The Art of Leadership conference in Toronto coming up on October 21, 2016.  This conference brings together world-renowned leaders and bestselling authors for a full day of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership strategies. 

As an ACMP member you’re eligible for a discount on the registration fee : 
  • $50 off per individual pass
  • $100 off per pass  if 3 or more register together. 
Use promo code ACMP20  here: Special Pricing.
Volunteer Opportunity: Web Content Administrator

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Web Content Administrator is responsible for administrating and maintaining/updating web and social media sites.

He/ She resolve technical issues, create and implements new websites/web pages and ensure compliance with web development policies and procedures. The individual works with the Communications Team to make adjustments and enhancements to all web content.

The Web Content Administrator is a detail oriented, collaborative, self-starter responsible for updating and maintaining the ACMP Toronto Chapter website, and contributing to other related communication projects. 

  • Creates, maintain and enhance messages, images & videos produced for a variety of online campaigns
  • Contributes to website content creation
  • Monitors online campaign performance
  • Contributes written work to a variety of online spaces
  • Makes improvements to the content management process
  • Contributes ideas to improve the online experience
  • Monitors website content quality and consistency using customer feedback, analytics, and best practice
  • Works with the Communications team to leverage all media assets and brand consistency
  • Understand WordPress website management
  • Able to make simple html revisions
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient and passionate for web and internet technologies
  • Ability and interest to learn new concepts and software programs
  • Stays abreast of online marketing trends
  • Self-start and able to contribute ideas while taking ownership once decisions are made
Nice to have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Marketing, Web Design or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • College diploma or certificate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field AND some years of experience in administering web sites using Web Content Management Systems.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in e-commerce, online marketing, web development or web design
  • Skilled in HTML and knowledgeable in JavaScript
If this interests you, please email us at 

Job Board and Opportunities

Check out 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  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

We are always looking for generous sponsors to help us put on events and reach over 1000+ Change Management professionals, in the 2nd largest chapter globally!  

Email us at 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. 


Best Advice I've Ever Received… 

"Someone is sitting in shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." 
 -Warren Buffett

Toronto Chapter Upcoming Events


September 28
ACMP Toronto Webinar

October 17-18
Change Management 2016 Regional Conference

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