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ACMP News: CCMP Graduate Stories

Katie Archer, CCMP

Friday, January 10, 2020  
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Change Management Specialist, Westfield Insurance

  

Why did you decide to pursue the CCMP?

Although ‘change management’ is a known term in my organization, it is also quickly becoming a buzzword. I decided to pursue the CCMP designation to showcase my knowledge and help others in the organization realize the benefits that change management enables.

How did you prepare for the CCMP?

When I started to explore the CCMP, something that was helpful was reaching out to others who had their CCMP designation. They were able to provide study tips, examples of how the certification has helped them professionally, and act as a fantastic support system. To study, I thoroughly reviewed the Standard, printed off study materials, and made my own flashcards. I found that having a printed version of both the Standard and my flashcards was helpful because it allowed me to easily access the information and study at any opportunity. In my situation, it was also helpful to schedule time on my calendar to ensure I had time to study and wasn't cramming on the weekends.

Tell us your CCMP story. How has earning the CCMP benefited you personally and professionally?

The CCMP has boosted my confidence and helped others to recognize me as a subject matter expert in the field. Additionally, my work is more impactful because I have the thought processes and rigor of the Standard behind it.

Are you involved in any other ACMP activites?

I am Membership Chair for the Ohio Chapter of ACMP.

How have these activities added value to your experience?
Being the Membership Chair for Ohio has been a rewarding experience. I've been able to expand my network and I've been encouraged to step outside of my comfort zone and think more strategically.

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