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- December 2021

This newsletter provides a summary of our ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter's upcoming events, program updates, learning opportunity offers and work opportunities. 

Visit our website to read more on local events, blog articles and job postings.

President’s Message

What an incredible year it has been, both as people and change practitioners. 

Last month, we held our AGM and you can view the highlights and minutes here. We hosted our Board kickoff meeting, where we welcomed two new board members. In early 2022 we will do strategic planning to refine our priorities and confirm goals for our portfolios for the year ahead. We are continuing with an exciting calendar filled with great member events to connect and contribute to our thriving community, and enabling new opportunities to get involved with our mentorship program.

During unpredictable times, I truly appreciate how our Greater Vancouver chapter continues to grow and adapt as a community. 

On behalf of our Board members, thank you for your energy, support and commitment to our Association. We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy holiday season!

 “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Felicia Granger
Meet our 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors
Huge thanks to our Board of Directors for your passion and dedication to the profession and volunteering your time and talents to our chapter.
•    Felicia Granger, President
•    Deirdre Brown, Vice President
•    Annie Smith, Treasurer
•    Lindsay MacDonald, Secretary
•    Grace McKeown, Past President
•    Val Johnson, Director
•    John Boylan, Director
•    Wendy Feng, Director

Read the bios of our Board of Directors HERE.
Announcement: Seeking Interested Change Practitioners
We are pleased to share that we will be launching our 2022 ACMP Vancouver Mentorship Program early next year, supporting our chapter goals of ‘Increase knowledge of Change management’ and ‘Deepen connections and networks with other change management practitioners'' 

We are accepting applications from mentees with 1-5 years of experience and are also seeking mentors with 7+ years of experience.

If you are interested, please read the blog HERE to find if you fit the profile of the mentee or mentor, the application process, as well as quotes from previous mentors and mentees.
Please send us an email to if you still have questions after reading the blog.
Event: Conversation with Change Practitioners
Changes are as unique as snowflakes - no two changes are the same. Our approach needs to adapt to the unique circumstances of the change. Some changes benefit from great structure and planning, others benefit by being held more freely, offering opportunities for experimentation and adaptation. Using a tool from The Group for Organizational Effectiveness, we assess a change to determine the right mix of planned vs. adaptive activities in your change effort. Together, we will establish terminology that is helpful in distinguishing types of change, discuss the prevalence of adaptive changes and brainstorm adaptive change techniques and tactics. 
Date & Time: January 14th, 2022; 8am – 9am (Join at 7:45am for informal networking)
Host: Lisa Kempton 

Registration: The Conversation with Change Practitioners series is a “member only” event. Members will receive an email from ACMP Greater Vancouver with registration information.
Event: The Power of the Readiness Mindset
For seven decades, strategies and tactics to manage resistance have been synonymous with the practice of change management. Yet, approaching change with a Resistant Mindset makes change more difficult, limits options, and triggers our brain’s survival mode. Thus perpetuating a toxic cycle of resistance that leaders must continually manage. In this session, Dr. Turner will share insights into the work she has done on the development of the Readiness Mindset. You will discover how using a Readiness Mindset breaks the cycle of resistance. 

Date & Time: January17, 2021 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm PST
Register via Eventbrite HERE.
This session is open to members and non-members. 
Read more about this event HERE.
Blog: Is Imposter Syndrome a good thing?
Have you ever asked yourself the question: “who am I to be advising and guiding an organization’s change effort?” If so, you may be interested to read the blog Is Imposter Syndrome a good thing? in which Lindsay Macdonald shared her experience with the Imposter Syndrome as a change practitioner, as well as research findings in this area.
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