As announced in our June 22, 2014 'Call for Nominees' email, one of the last activities towards becoming a full-fledged chapter of the ACMP was to hold our first AGM, which is scheduled for August 13, 2014 (details below) and elect a new Board of Directors.
A total of 6 individuals were nominated covering all board positions except Secretary/Treasurer. Given that there were not multiple candidates for board positions, the interim board and new board nominees together deemed that elections were unnecessary. I am therefore happy to announce our new board of directors for the upcoming year:
President: Sandra Price
Vice-President: Glen Richmond
Secretary/Treasurer: Volunteer Needed
Directors at Large: Heather Lehmann, Jen Lund, Kelly Riggs and Eric Westra
Our new board of directors is made up of existing directors to provide continuity during this year of transition and new directors who bring new perspectives and approaches. I'd like to take this time to give a huge THANKS to Lucille Headley, Lise Lalonde and Sylvia Lee whose passion and drive for the change management profession has been a significant contributor to the formation of this chapter.
I hope to see you at the AGM in August and I look forward to our next steps as we build this chapter into one of the best!
Sandra Priceis the President and a founding member of the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter. Sandra’s strong desire to advance the discipline of change management and supporting other change practitioners is what inspired her to work with the Interim Board to start the ACMP Vancouver Chapter.
Sandra is an Organizational Change Management consultant with Sierra Systems Group Inc. Management Consultant practice. Sandra’s passion is supporting organization leaders to successfully transition their workforce through change and has been working with clients over the past 18 years.
Sandra has provided leadership in key positions including: change management advisor, change management lead, change readiness consultant, project and implementation manager and as training manager.
Glen Richmond is currently serving on a Board with a non-profit society in New Westminster - an organization that he has been working with since 2005. He has served as a Director, President-Elect, President and Past-President which has provided him with extensive experience in the formulation and execution of by-laws and the execution thereof. He has occupied leadership roles with policing (the Provincial Chair of the Crime-Free Multi-housing Society); and has also held senior appointments with the Department of National Defence focusing on mentorship, strategic planning and operations.
Certified in Change Management, Glen's passion is people and his strength is building effective teams. Glen believes in the critical importance of change management and relishes the opportunity to help shape it's future. Glen is looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the greater good of this new Chapter and hope that his experience and business acumen can help it succeed both now and in the future.
We didn’t receive any nominations for this role and a board of directors cannot operate without filling this role – so we are looking for a volunteer. If we get two volunteers, we will split the role. If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Sandra Price or Eric Westra before August 6th.
The main responsibility of the Secretary is to ensure all Chapter records are accurately kept and all information assets are regularly maintained and managed in accordance with Chapter by‐laws, policies, and applicable regulations (e.g.: privacy, etc.). In addition, the role ensures that Board meetings follow parliamentary procedure and that other Chapter administrative operations run smoothly and effectively to meet the needs of the Board and membership.
The main responsibility of the Treasurer is to direct the Chapter’s fiscal policy to ensure the integrity of financial management for the Chapter. The Treasurer leads budget development, oversees custody of Chapter funds and assets, acts as Controller, and assures the financial stability and sustainability of the Chapter.
Jen Olson Lund is the Organization Development Manager for the City of Vancouver and leads the change management, leadership development and organizational development functions with the focus of building organizational capacity for change and growing our leadership competence. Jen has spent the last 25 years working in varied environments as both an internal and external consultant in organizational development and human resources. Her passion is in connecting with leaders and teams to create strategies and tactics that enable them to further engage with each other to strengthen, learn, and adapt to the growing needs of today's world and business environment. Jen is driven by seeing a positive ripple effect and the collective impact on our communities that comes from learning together. Jen has been involved in a number of Boards for organizations that were growing or re-envisioning themselves.
Heather Lehmann is a founding Principal of Navigo Consulting and Coaching, an OD consulting firm specializing in strategy facilitation, leadership development and change management. She was drawn to this work because of her passion for helping people unleash their potential – and through that helping organizations achieve superior business results. Heather has over 20 years of experience, initially working as an internal consultant for the federal government during a period of significant organizational restructuring and then consulting with Ernst & Young on large technology and business process transformation projects prior to starting her own consulting practice. Heather works with organizations to help them establish internal change management practices and is very interested in the continued development of the profession. She is a founding member of the global ACMP organization and was active in the Vancouver Change Management Practitioners group.
Eric Westra is the President and Senior Consultant at Creativetech Services Inc., a firm dedicated to assisting clients with change management, business transformation, process analysis and documentation services. A former radio and television broadcaster, Eric uses his communication capabilities in combination with recognized methodologies and best practices to help organizations successfully navigate business environments where change is constant and even accelerating. He is a founding Director of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals, a Senior Member of the Society for Technical Communication, and a Member of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Kelly Riggs has served as the Communication Co-Lead of the ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter since December 2013 and was active in the Vancouver Change Management Practitioners group. Kelly is a founding Principal of KSA Consulting Ltd., which provides change and project management consulting to public and private sector organizations within Canada and the U.S.
Kelly is a dedicated change manager and believes strongly in contributing to the development of the change management practice within Vancouver. Kelly's passion is to help leaders and teams reach their full potential by supporting the successful implementation of change initiatives, often exceeding their visions of success.
Kelly is a thought leader with over 20 years of experience managing change and delivering transformational business and technology solutions for services, supply chain, infrastructure, applications and business process projects for BC Hydro and Vancity, prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2013.