February 2016 Newsletter

a message from the board

Daniel Watt, President

Welcome to the “new” format for our newsletter! I’ve received significant feedback that we need a better way of connecting with our community. This is the first of several changes that the Board of Directors will be implementing to make it easier to engage with the Vancouver Chapter of ACMP.
I’m looking forward to our next event, Change Management in an Agile Project Environment, on Tuesday, February 23!

key messages

  • We're starting a series of Coffee Chats at locations around the Lower Mainland as a way for members to informally get together to discuss topics of interest and network. These will be hosted by different facilitators, and provide an additional option for members who prefer morning meetings and/or who want a format that offers greater opportunities for discussion!  Check out our Upcoming Events below for upcoming Coffee Chats.  If you are interested in hosting one, please contact Heather Lehmann.
  • We're trying out a different e-newsletter format!  Send us your comments / suggestions!
  • ACMP Global is looking for our input into the Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP) Program. Provide your thoughts by completing this survey.

upcoming events

Check out our Eventbrite site for more details on the upcoming ACMP Vancouver Chapter learning and networking events!

Tues Feb 23, 2016
5:30-7:30 p.m.
ACMP Change Management in an Agile Project Environment – Lessons Learned Panel Discussion
Thurs Mar 3, 2016
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Surrey Central City
Coffee Chat with Steve Doherty
Tues Mar 15, 2016
7:30-8:30 a.m.
Coffee Chat with Dr. Elisa Chavez
April 8 & 9, 2016
PMI Agile, Innovation & Beyond
Weds May 25, 2016 5:00-7:00 p.m.
ACMP Global Conference Recap
Nov 7 & 8, 2016
ACMP PNW 4th Change Management Symposium - Change Connect 4
Tues July 12, 2016
5:00-7:00 p.m.
ACMP Summer Networking event

If you’d like to help with events planning and logistics, please contact Heather Lehmann.

membership profile

"It has been an interesting and exciting career change to move into Change Management from Recruitment," says Jeanne Towe, Change Management Advisor at BC Hydro.

Tell us about yourself.
I graduated from SFU Business with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management & Marketing, and spent the last seven years in Recruitment at pwc and BC Hydro with a focus on high-volume campus recruitment.  was fortunate to make the move into the Enterprise Change Management team this past December.

How has the transition been from one career path to another?
I was initially quite nervous about the change in career direction, but I've realized certain skills from recruitment are very transferable to change management (e.g. communication, stakeholder engagement, research, and planning).  Everyone on the team has also been very supportive while I learn.  I'm looking forward to developing my change management career and getting to know the ACMP Vancouver Chapter!

Interested in sharing your story?  E-mail for more details!

learning & resources

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