Everything You Need To Know About The Association of Change Management Professionals

Everything You Need To Know About The Association of Change Management Professionals
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What your mother has told you all these years is wrong. You are not unique.

Ok, that was a little harsh. Perhaps I’ll put it another way. You are not alone. Yes, that’s a bit better.

Yet, as a change manager, it’s easy to feel alone. Very often, change management is a thankless job. How great would it be if we could connect with others who understand what we go through?

This is where the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) comes in. If you’re not already a member, maybe you should consider joining.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the Association of Change Management Professionals.

What is the Association of Change Management Professionals?

The Association of Change Management Professionals is a not-for-profit organization. It’s dedicated to supporting and advancing change management as a discipline.

“What began in 2009 as a small group of visionary change leaders from around the world, is now a global community of more than 3,000 change practitioners.” ACMP

You can become a member of the ACMP as an individual or as a corporation. Members receive the full benefits of the ACMP’s work.

How does the ACMP meet?

From humble beginnings, the ACMP has achieved a lot.

Their annual global conference draws more than 1,100 attendees from across the globe. It’s recognized as the leading conference for change leaders and practitioners worldwide.

This was Change Management 2017.

 

These conferences are a huge source of inspiration and support for change managers. Practitioners can fuel up on fun exercises to motivate colleagues, and the latest best practices in change management.  

What else does the ACMP do?

ACMP developed the change management code of ethics and professional conduct. These set expectations for the professional and personal conduct of change management practitioners.

ACMP also published the “Standard” for change management. This provides a common definition and understanding of the discipline of change management. It’s also the basis for the professional change management credential (see below).

ACMP’s Qualified Education Provider (QEP) program evaluates change management training and education courses. When you choose a QEP course, you can rest assured it aligns with the Standard.

QEP courses must also adhere to adult education best practices. Then at the end of their training, students can take the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) exam.  This is a globally recognized credential in change management.

Why join the Association of Change Management Professionals?

There are various ways the ACMP supports its members.

“ACMP offers its members the space to learn, share and cultivate professional change practices so they, and their organizations, can achieve intended outcomes and results.” ACMP

1. Training

Members can access the ACMP’s resource library of tools to improve their change management capability.

They can also find a QEP accredited course in change management. These courses lead to gaining the CCMP.

Members get 20% off the CCMP.

2. Community

“The greatest benefit for me has been the community of peers and colleagues I have come into. ACMP brings us together.” Austin Kirkbride

The annual conference offers members the chance to hear from influential speakers like Simon Sinek. It also brings change managers to create a feeling of community between like-minded professionals.

A regional conference is coming up in Canada in September. Then there is another one in Atlanta at the start of November. The global conference for 2019 will be held in Florida in April-May 2019.

3. Jobs

The Association of Change Management Professionals also has a jobs board. It’s called the Career Center and members can post job ads at a discounted rate.

For anyone wanting advance their career in organizational development or change management, it’s a must-see.

Other ways to get involved

You don’t have to become a member to get involved with the ACMP. You can also volunteer your time. This could be a great way to promote yourself among fellow change leaders.

“Volunteering is so much more than giving back to the profession. It can expand your network and add skills and experience to your resume which are critical resource tools for all levels of professionals.” ACMP

Christopher Smith
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