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ACMP News: CCMP Graduate Stories

Matthew Gaston, CCMP

Thursday, April 4, 2019  
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Principal Consultant – Navigator Management Partners


Why did you decide to pursue the CCMP?

I have other certifications from Prosci and various universities, but I was excited that a professional organization (ACMP) was sponsoring the certification instead of a corporation -- I think that gives it a better chance to become the industry standard and finally may give us the "PMP of change management" that we've been looking for.

How did you prepare for the CCMP?

My employer at the time piloted a CCMP boot camp for people who had been through their internal program. That helped me understand the standard, as well as how the exam would work and what it would focus on. I then spent a lot of time studying the standard on my own. I have since seen flash cards and other aids that I wish I'd known about while I was studying for the exam, but I managed to pass on the first try.

How has earning the CCMP benefited you personally and professionally?

I think the CCMP is still growing in recognition. When I was recently in a job search, my CCMP certification served as a conversation starter. It also helped me connect to others at ACMP, both at the Global conference as well as in my local chapter. I look forward to its continued recognition as *the* change management certification in the industry and something that professionals throughout our discipline strive for.


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