Upcoming events

    • January 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    New Year, New Skills! Kick off 2019 with a webinar offered exclusively for ACMP Washington DC members!

    Facilitated by Michelle Yanahan, Principal of ChangeFit 360, a change management strategist and thought leader with 17+ years proven business experience and an engaging learning style, participants will learn the following:

    1. Define project success and why people outcomes matter

    2. Understand and be able to incorporate 3 critical change concepts (impact, behavior and process) to help better define success

    3. Access tools to be able to put learning into practice immediately

    Participants will also earn 1 CDU/PDU toward CCMP certification or re-certification. 

    • February 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join us for the first ACMP DC Happy Hour of the New Year! This is a great chance to meet other DC area Change Management professionals, network, and have fun.

    ACMP DC will provide the appetizers, and there will be great happy hour drink specials. 

    Watch for more details, including the location, coming soon!



    • March 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Grant Thornton, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1400 Arlington, VA 22209

    Is your Organization ready to Transform? Can you identify potential and covert resistance? Do you know how to handle internal resistance during a transformation?

    If you want to learn more about these topics, then join the ACMP DC for the March installment of our speaker series

    Understanding, Managing & Overcoming Resistance to Change

    presented by Salima Hemani

    For many organizations that aim to transform, internal resistance to change is their biggest roadblock. The longer the change remains in elevated states of resistance, the greater the impact on productivity and operations, and greater the risk of general resentment, low employee motivation and even loss of valued talent. Salima Hemani, President SZH Consulting, will lead this interactive session, driving critical conversation around how to effectively recognize and address various forms of overt and covert resistance. We’ll introduce new and proven techniques, based in neuroscience and organizational effectiveness methodologies,  to help change leaders successfully plan, prepare and manage the resistance and build change savvy organizations.

    Speaker Bio: Salima Hemani is a dynamic leader and expert in Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Management, and an ICF Certified Executive Coach. She has two decades of experience providing leadership coaching, and consulting services in the areas of organizational development, human capital management, and leadership development. Salima has held senior leadership positions at global, Fortune 500 companies including Accenture, Northrop Grumman, Marriott International and BAE Systems. In those roles, she was instrumental in helping inform the strategic direction of Talent Management and OE/OD functions, while delivering highly effective and impactful coaching, leadership and organizational development programs to internal & external clients. Her clients include global leaders from consumer products, technology, telecommunications, professional services, utilities, non-profit, and government organizations. Salima has served on the board of directors for the International Coaching Federation D.C., and as a Coach for the Virginia Tech Executive MBA program. 

    • March 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Politics and Prose (in The Alcove), Northwest D.C. 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20008

    Watch for more information about our next bookclub coming soon!

    Registration for ACMP DC members is $10, for Non-members and friends is $15. 

    Directions/Parking at https://www.politics-prose.com/hours-directions

    • April 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Grant Thornton Metro-DC Office. 1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1400 Arlington, VA 22209

    Join us for the April edition of the ACMP DC speaker series:

    What do you mean Change?

    Unleashing collective learning with the Change Canvas, a shared language of analysis and action planning for your change initiative

    presented by Adriano Pianesi

    In your current work for change, do you struggle to communicate the big picture so that people understand how all the puzzle pieces fit together? When you engage with others in your work for change, are you unable to encourage others to really contribute to your vision? Do you spend more time developing/debating ideas rather than testing them in the real world?

    The Change Canvas is a visual framework that frames strategic conversations about change with large groups. It turns the complexity of organizational change into the simplicity of a visual, step-by-step process of filling in 10 boxes.

    The Change Canvas was created to address the issues above by drawing on the author’s consulting work in change initiatives, graduate teaching on change management at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and lived experiences leading organizational change as a manager. Inspired by design thinking and powered by the practical wisdom and insights on change from the Adaptive Leadership framework, the Change Canvas embodies the stances of radical inclusion, large group methods, and the ongoing experiential learning of action research.

    As a practical tool for change-makers, the Change Canvas facilitates sense-making for organizational change, learning, and innovation and can help in a variety of change initiatives. Join us in a fast-paced, hands-on session to learn:

    • How to deconstruct your organization change in to 10 key components
    • How to validate and de-risk you change analysis/strategy for consistency to avoid wasting time on efforts that are doomed to fail
    • How to focus your change strategy meetings and avoid misunderstandings by building psychological ownership that mobilizes a variety of stakeholders and enrolls them in your work. 
    • How to institutionalize a Change Canvas Huddle, an ongoing learning process that invites people to both find holes in and enrich your analysis/strategy for change.

    Participants will receive two sample Change Canvases from “Jack” and “Lisa” (fictional names of real clients) to experience how the model increases success by forcing change-makers to:

    • Put in writing assumptions about how change will play out, simplifying the critical work of developing, sharing, and testing plans
    • Stay focused on both analysis AND action in their change initiatives, to avoid turning their work for change into a faith-based journey driven by righteousness;
    • Uphold a strong vision while keeping at the center facts, observed behaviors, or actual events—not just conviction in the quality of the initial thinking
    • Stress-test ideas about change before implementation to minimize personal and organizational risk, increase chances of success, and protect reputations.

    For more information ahead of the session, check the website www.mychangecanvas.com

    Adriano Pianesi is a passionate innovator, facilitator and design thinker with experience in a variety of settings ranging from technology, education, health care, non-profit, and international organizations. He holds certificates in design thinking from a variety of institutions both in the US and abroad, including LUMA Institute, the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, and IDEO. He frequently runs workshops on design thinking, and he is currently on the faculty of the Carey School of Business, where he teaches the 2 and 3 day courses "Designing Your Life" on designing for personal change and "Experiential Design in the Class," a hands-on experiential practicum for trainers. 

    • April 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)

    This information packed, virtual session is designed to introduce new and interested members to the ACMP DC Chapter. Participants will:

    • Connect: get to know chapter leaders, volunteers and other members
    • Learn: find about programs, services, and benefits of membership
    • Engage: discover how to get involved and participate within the chapter community

    From the convenience of your office, listen in and ask questions as local chapter and board members share information about the chapter and offer ways to get involved. You’ll meet members of the board, get answers to questions about chapter activities for the coming months, and discover potential volunteer opportunities. Whether you are an experienced change professional or new to the field, participating in this brief session will help you find your niche in the community and identify ways to make the most of it through ACMP DC.



    • May 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Politics and Prose (in The Alcove), Northwest D.C. 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20008

    Watch for more information about our next bookclub coming soon!

    Registration for ACMP DC members is $10, for Non-members and friends is $15. 

    Directions/Parking at https://www.politics-prose.com/hours-directions

    • June 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)

    This information packed, virtual session is designed to introduce new and interested members to the ACMP DC Chapter. Participants will:

    • Connect: get to know chapter leaders, volunteers and other members
    • Learn: find about programs, services, and benefits of membership
    • Engage: discover how to get involved and participate within the chapter community

    From the convenience of your office, listen in and ask questions as local chapter and board members share information about the chapter and offer ways to get involved. You’ll meet members of the board, get answers to questions about chapter activities for the coming months, and discover potential volunteer opportunities. Whether you are an experienced change professional or new to the field, participating in this brief session will help you find your niche in the community and identify ways to make the most of it through ACMP DC.



    • August 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)

    This information packed, virtual session is designed to introduce new and interested members to the ACMP DC Chapter. Participants will:

    • Connect: get to know chapter leaders, volunteers and other members
    • Learn: find about programs, services, and benefits of membership
    • Engage: discover how to get involved and participate within the chapter community

    From the convenience of your office, listen in and ask questions as local chapter and board members share information about the chapter and offer ways to get involved. You’ll meet members of the board, get answers to questions about chapter activities for the coming months, and discover potential volunteer opportunities. Whether you are an experienced change professional or new to the field, participating in this brief session will help you find your niche in the community and identify ways to make the most of it through ACMP DC.



    • October 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)

    This information packed, virtual session is designed to introduce new and interested members to the ACMP DC Chapter. Participants will:

    • Connect: get to know chapter leaders, volunteers and other members
    • Learn: find about programs, services, and benefits of membership
    • Engage: discover how to get involved and participate within the chapter community

    From the convenience of your office, listen in and ask questions as local chapter and board members share information about the chapter and offer ways to get involved. You’ll meet members of the board, get answers to questions about chapter activities for the coming months, and discover potential volunteer opportunities. Whether you are an experienced change professional or new to the field, participating in this brief session will help you find your niche in the community and identify ways to make the most of it through ACMP DC.



    • December 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom)

    This information packed, virtual session is designed to introduce new and interested members to the ACMP DC Chapter. Participants will:

    • Connect: get to know chapter leaders, volunteers and other members
    • Learn: find about programs, services, and benefits of membership
    • Engage: discover how to get involved and participate within the chapter community

    From the convenience of your office, listen in and ask questions as local chapter and board members share information about the chapter and offer ways to get involved. You’ll meet members of the board, get answers to questions about chapter activities for the coming months, and discover potential volunteer opportunities. Whether you are an experienced change professional or new to the field, participating in this brief session will help you find your niche in the community and identify ways to make the most of it through ACMP DC.



Past events

January 16, 2019 The Change Maker's Book Club - Holiday Recovery Edition
December 19, 2018 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
December 17, 2018 Prosci Training for ACMP DC Members
December 12, 2018 ACMP DC Holiday Happy Hour
November 19, 2018 The Change Maker's Book Club - Lean Change Management by Jason Little
October 25, 2018 Maryland Happy Hour: Oktoberfest!
October 17, 2018 Continuing Our Change Journey: Achieving Executive Sponsorship for Change in the Federal Sector
October 17, 2018 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
September 19, 2018 The Change Maker's Book Club: Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
September 11, 2018 Prosci Training for ACMP DC Members
September 05, 2018 ACMP DC Networking Happy Hour
August 15, 2018 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
June 20, 2018 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
June 18, 2018 Prosci Training for ACMP DC Members
May 29, 2018 May Bookclub: Change the Way You Change!
April 25, 2018 Local Happy Hour: Virginia
April 25, 2018 Local Happy Hour: Maryland
April 18, 2018 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
March 26, 2018 Happy Hour at Change Management 2018
March 21, 2018 Training Cancelled Due to Snow: Prosci Training for ACMP DC Members
February 27, 2018 ACMP DC Bookclub with Guest Author Scott Steinberg
February 23, 2018 ACMP DC “State of the Chapter” Session & Annual Meeting
February 21, 2018 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
January 31, 2018 ACMP DC Board Nomination Info Session
January 17, 2018 Webinar: A Tough Nut to Crack! Transforming the California Almond Industry
December 12, 2017 ACMP DC Holiday Happy Hour
December 11, 2017 Prosci Training for ACMP DC Members
December 06, 2017 ACMP DC New Member Orientation
November 30, 2017 Federal CoP Panel: Notes from Our Change Journey
November 16, 2017 ACMP Regional Conference - Europe
October 05, 2017 ACMP Regional Conference - USA
September 20, 2017 Virtual Lunch N’Learn: How to Build a Thriving Community of Practice
September 19, 2017 Prosci Training for ACMP DC Members
September 14, 2017 ACMP Regional Conference Canada
August 15, 2017 ACMP DC Maryland Happy Hour
July 26, 2017 ADKAR® in Action: Using Change Management Methodology to Drive Adoption
June 19, 2017 Project Summit Business Analyst World Conference
June 07, 2017 Virtual Lunch and Learn: Getting the Most out of Your ACMP Membership
May 25, 2017 ACMP DC Happy Hour
May 22, 2017 Global Conference ACMP DC Happy Hour
May 21, 2017 ACMP Global Conference 2017

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