Past Events


On Wednesday December 6 2017 change management colleagues from across the GTA gathered at The Goodman Pub for a evening of socializing, networking and fun. Over 25 ACMP Toronto members (and non members) joined for an opportunity to learn from each other as we advance our profession.

Light refreshments and a variety of appetizers were provided thanks to our sponsor Capillary Consulting. Through the evening’s raffle one lucky member also won a one day course with Capillary Consulting.  Proceeds from the raffle went to Fort York Food Bank.  

Stay tuned to upcoming events on the ACMP Toronto website for the next Chapter social.



“Playing for the #WIN” with Rob Oddi, CCMP, Lego Serious Play expert – October 18


ACMP Toronto hosted a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop called “Playing for the #WIN” with award-winning change management, culture, and leadership expert Rob Oddi on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at YWCA Toronto, Nancy’s Auditorium 87 Elm St. Toronto.

Using the techniques of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Rob helped the over 40 participants learn to be more solution-focused in their innovation and idea generation. It was a highly interactive evening and fun experience for everyone!  Thank you to our sponsor you-curve YOU CURVE Logofor help making this evening a success!
















The Public Sector Project Management Forum hosted its Fall 2017 Conference, PSPMF-17, on the theme of Transformation. PSPMF-17 was a free event for current public servants and an opportunity for attendees to earns PDUs.  PSPMF-17 was held at the Fontana Primavera Event Centre at 77 Woodstream Boulevard, Vaughan, Ontario.

KOFFEE KLATCH – June 1 2017, Toronto

On Thursday June 1st a few ACMP TOR members Richard Batchelor, Shawn Draisey, Bruce Craig, Barb Donaldson and Carla Cripps  sat down  over coffee to have a friendly chat about the recent ACMP Global Conference in New Orleans.  Subject highlights of the dialogue were Simon Sinek’s Gamification of Change, the day 2 ACMP panel discussion, Brant Menswar Finding Your Collaborative Groove, Bill Heffernan Resilience and Thriving In the Face of Change and Adversity and the Agile Masterclass by Tim Creassey.  We listened, laughed and most of all remained curious about our journey of change.

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ACMP Toronto was pleased to be a sponsor of “The Change Leadership Conference” held in Toronto on May 31. ACMP members enjoyed a discount and were treated to some inspiring insights into leadership, innovation and change management.

John Maxwell, renowned leadership expert and bestselling author, spoke on the five levels of leadership. Jeremy Gutsche, CEO Trendhunter, energetically inspired participants to adopt disruptive thinking to innovate. Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, discussed the importance of Passion Capital in creating an innovative corporate culture. The day closed out with a panel of industry experts on leading change and innovation.

Shawn Draisey and Jeff Kerr staffed the ACMP booth and engaged with some passionate change managers.

CHANGE AT ProjectWorld*BAWorld 
PW-BAW Photo_2ACMP Toronto members Ashraful Hasan, Jeff Kerr, and Shawn Draisey volunteered to oversee the ACMP Toronto Chapter booth at the 2017 ProjectWorld*BAWorld Conference in Toronto this past month. Of those who stopped by, 36 people signed up for our chapter’s e-newsletter. The newsletter goes out every month and provides information on the chapter, member benefits, professional development opportunities, and networking events with other change management professionals.
There was a change management track at the conference, which included change experts such as Gregg Brown, Richard Batchelor, and Siobhan Brown. We received lots of positive feedback from participants in these sessions.
Thanks to Mirette, Richard, Sharon, and ACMP Toronto Chapter Board Members, for arranging an ACMP booth ProjectWorld*BAWorld again this year.


2017 Winter Social

On February 16th the ACMP Toronto Chapter held its annual winter social at Houston’s Avenue Bar and Grill Toronto.  Change Management colleagues from across the GTA gathered for a evening of socializing, networking and fun. Thank you to ProjectWorld*BAWorld for sponsoring the event  and providing us with two 2 two-day symposium passes for their annual conference. Passes that are valued at $1240 each.

Stay tuned to upcoming events on the ACMP Toronto website for the next Chapter social.

April Webinar: Manage Change, Improve Diversity and Inclusion within your Organization

Our April webinar, hosted by Global Knowledge, featuring Dipal Dimani of D&D Inclusion Consulting, provided practical experiences in applying quality change management to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives. If you missed the live session, you’ll be glad to know the recording is now available to view here.

March Event: Changing Culture Through Large Group Interventions

ACMP Toronto was hosted by ExperiencePoint at their downtown Toronto offices on March 23. We had an information packed presentation from Sheila Bowness on addressing culture change by creating a ‘movement’, sharing her experience through a narrative of a successful public sector case study. With approximately 30 people at the event, many great conversations were generated from the topic around innovation, fear of failing and the use of social influence to drive culture change. The discussions expanded the knowledge and insights around the room — and Sheila even left the group with a thorough list of book recommendations!

Thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed to the discussions throughout the evening. Thank you to ExperiencePoint for sponsoring the event and being such a gracious host. And, congratulations to our two lucky winners who will be joining ExperiencePoint for one of their upcoming workshops.

The Winter Social – Kicking 2016 off Right!                                                                                  

The chill of the winter months certainly didn’t stop our ACMP community from coming out in great numbers to our February Winter Social event.  More than 45 change management practitioners from across the GTA came out to network and engage in great discussion about the advancements of our profession.  There was a general buzz and excitement around the room with discussions shared about the upcoming CCMP and ACMP Global Conference along with the successes and challenges experienced in our work.

December Webinar

On December 3rd the ACMP Toronto Chapter, in partnership with Global Knowledge, hosted our first ever webinar event.  Kelly Norgate of Norgate Communications offered insights on Powerful and Creative Change Communications Strategies that Work. In this hour-long webinar Kelly examined the link between creative change communication solutions and a great corporate culture.  She shared practical change communication strategies and tactics to generate energy and commitment among employees as they adopt broad transformational change.

The webinar was a great success with more than 317 in attendance.  We are pleased to share a recording of the webinar for anyone that may have missed it.  Watch for more webinar events to be scheduled in 2016.


Change and Sustainability

As part of ACMP Toronto’s regular event series, we hosted an evening of dialogue on meaningful sustainability at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, where participants had the opportunity to hear from the Centre’s sustainability consultant, analyzed their own organization’s sustainability efforts and engaged in networking amongst peers and colleagues. We are pleased with the turnout at the event that produced attendance of new ACMP members as well as non-members, while engaging our regulars. The evening was buzzing with introductions, discussion and laughter cultivated by the diverse audience of varying experiences and backgrounds.<Read more>


CCMP Informal Chats
On September 29th and October 6th we had some lively conversations with local practitioners exploring the development of the CCMP™. Many folks were curious about the pathway to accreditation and asked important questions we are keen to feedback to the global team working on the certification. The liveliest conversation focused on:

  • Number of professional hours to apply for the CCMP
  • Recency and relevance of training
  • How this fits in for experienced professionals

These points and all other questions gathered will be shared with the CCMP™ development team. We know this is the first of many conversations we will be having in the coming months and we look forward to continuing to receive your thought provoking comments to ensure we launch a professional designation of the highest calibre. If you were unable to attend either discussion and want to learn more, do see the MYCCMP webpages,


2015 Summer Social

The Toronto Chapter ACMP held its annual Summer Social at the downtown Toronto Watermark Irish Pub once again this year, a spot that consistently gets great reviews by attendees for its great service and lakeside setting.

Attendees were keen to share their experiences, ask questions about plans for our Chapter, exchange business cards and discuss upcoming Chapter events.


June AGM & Michael Bungay-Stanier of Box of Crayons

We had a great AGM this year. We discuss Chapter development, introduced new members of the board and had the opportunity to go through some thought provoking exercises with Michael Bungay-Stanier of Box of Crayons.

Exploring our instinctive role as victim, saviour or bully, really helped people to consider their interactions with others and take time for personal reflection. Michael showed us how to use our instinctive roles to benefit the progress of personal change journeys for others and left us all realising that we knew a little more about ourselves.

Thank you to all who contributed, put themselves out there and took an enthusiastic approach to a great event!

ACMP Global Conference Coffee Klatches in April and May 2015

We were pleased to have a number of you attend out coffee klatches in the past month. Here we discussed the content of the global conference, using the experience of those that attended to share their thoughts with those unable to attend this year.

Lively conversations and great thinking about the range of topics, structure style and focus areas were abundant. All attendees were able to contribute to the conversation and make real the ability to advance the discipline of change management through lively discussion.

Thank you to all who contributed and we look forward to more of these informal conversations on future topics and events.

 Change Leadership – An Executive’s Perspective on Change – March 26th, 2015

We were delighted to have an evening of discussion around change leadership at our even in the Peel Archives Museum and Art Gallery (PAMA). We began witht he insight of Gilbert Sabat, Commissioner Service Innovation, Information & Technology from the Region of Peel, who chose to share his perspectives on change leadership throughout his career. Gilbert is a senior executive with experiences in leading organizational transformations in both the public and private sector. He will share his perspective on leading change and how he engages the support of a Change Management Advisor in his change leadership role.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage with our guest speaker through an in-depth Q&A and participate in an interactive session to further discuss about the role of change leadership.

The Chapter was pleased to see over 50 people in attendance and confirm its commitment to take regular events out west in the GTA.

2015 Winter Social

Our winter social on January 27th was another great evening to network, discuss chapter development and we have a professional headshot taken. Held at the O&B Café Grill. Special thanks to our sponsor for the event – ProjectWorld * BusinessAnalystWorld – who gave two lucky winners the opportunity to attend their May event, which includes a number of dedicated change management sessions and workshops.

Such a great event on Nov Nov 18, where Wade Jack shared his experiences in the world of Change Management. The Founder and Managing Partner of Blue-mark Managing Consultants, Wade shared some great anecdotes and reflected on how he had built his own approach to the discipline. One participant noted “The presentation was excellent and informative, he covered lots”.

We had a full house for the Chapter event held September 23rd. RBC discussed their journey to “Building Organization Change Management Capabilities”, while SAP guided us through the realization that a changing world means changing our approach to user adoption. Sponsored by Eagle High Altitude Staffing, one participant noted “Real life stories make it easier to understand the discipline!” Check out our October Newsletter for more information on the event.

The Toronto Chapter gathered on August 21st for the annual Summer Social at the beautiful Watermark Irish Pub on Queen’s Quay West. Featuring guests from ACMP Global, the lively evening provided chapter members with an opportunity to reconnect, meet new members and enjoy some fine pub fare.

The Annual General Meeting was held this past Thursday, June 19th. Attendees enjoyed a presentation by Diabsolut’s Catherine Daw entitled ‘How Do I Change Thee?’ as well as an opportunity to connect and meet new board members. An update on the chapter’s activities for the past year was delivered, along with an outlook towards future goals. Click to view the presentation.

ACMP Toronto’s 2013 Summer Social was a great evening at the Watermark Irish Pub. Over 30 change management professionals attended and had great discussions on the present and future development of the profession.

On June 13, 2013, the ACMP Toronto Chapter hosted a development opportunity: Personal Resilience – Thriving in Turbulence. Facilitated by Dr. Linda Hoopes, President of Resilience Alliance, this interactive event provided attendees with insight into their personal resilience strengths and weaknesses based on comparisons to a database of over 70,000 individuals. Attendees received their own Personal Resilience Questionnaire, along with an individualized Resilience Profile. Many thanks to Dr. Hoopes for this informative and engaging evening!

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