To help guide the profession,
ACMP has drafted the Change Management Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. This document directly supports ACMP’s goals by
describing the minimum expectations for professional conduct for Change
ACMP thanks everyone who submitted comments and
feedback from the global change management community – from members and
non-members alike. Your input will ensure these guidelines support responsible
behavior and the common understanding for how to identify and resolve ethical
dilemmas that may be encountered by change practitioners.
Background and Purpose
When the Association of Change
Management Professionals (ACMP) launched in 2011, it represented a significant
milestone in the field of Change Management.
Other Change Management organizations can rightly claim specific areas
of expertise, such as defining best practices supported through research,
delivering knowledge and skills through training programs, creating unique
methodologies which help shape strategy and execution, and providing quality
consulting services. ACMP fills an
equally important but complementary role, providing practitioners a
professional association devoted to helping them to advance the discipline and
increase change effectiveness around the world.
There are three required
components in order to be considered a professional association - the
development of a unique set of professional standards, the creation and
maintenance of a certification process, and the establishment of guidelines
which govern the profession as a whole.
Each is equally important, and an association cannot exist successfully
without all three.