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Showcase Your Role as a Change Leader

Tuesday, May 9, 2017  
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Congrats to the First 500!

In just one short year, ACMP has certified nearly 300 change practitioners! Congratulations to each and every one of you who has demonstrated the commitment to leading the way change works. Check out our growing list of CCMP grads on our new website. There are still a few slots left for you to join the #First500 club – start your application today!



Advertise Your CCMP

If you are CCMP Certified, follow these easy steps to showcase your certification:

  • Update your LinkedIn profile to include your certification and mention that you are a part of the #First500 by using this link.
  • Submit a testimonial to include in our monthly CCMP newsletter. When featured, forward to your networks!
  • Update your Resume and Biography.
  • Join the ACMP Practitioner Directory.
  • Engage with other members of the First 500 on social media to continue to generate “buzz”!

It’s Your Turn to Become Certified!

The next CCMP exam window opens on June 3rd! Start your CCMP application today to ensure you have everything ready to become certified in June. To prepare for the exam, download The Standard for Change Management®, study these flash cards, review the ACMP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and join us on one of our upcoming coaching calls. As a reminder, you may take the exam from nearly anywhere in the world at any time! Check out the list of exam centers here.


Earn PDUs at Change Management 2017!

At Change Management 2017, you can earn up to 30 professional development units (PDUs) by attending sessions or viewing recordings available online. As a reminder, to maintain your CCMP, you will need to earn 60 PDUs over the course of three years from your certification date. If you are a speaker or an active ACMP volunteer, you may also earn PDUs. Be sure to retain your receipts, log your involvement in the online portal, and refer to the Candidate Handbook with any questions.


List Your CM Job Openings on the ACMP Career Center

Are you looking to hire top change managers in the field? If so, list your job opening on the ACMP Career Center! The Career Center is a free resource for members and non-members to search for job openings in the field. All openings will be posted for 90 days for a fee of $90 and $150, respectively. As an added bonus, If you post a job opening before Change Management 2017, your organization’s name will be listed at ACMP Central and be viewed by the more than 1100 conference attendees.


Be A Leader in Change Management Training - Become a Qualified Education Provider™

ACMP’s Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP™) program promotes the consistency of change management training by qualifying courses that align to ACMP’s Standard for Change Management® and adult education best practices. Being listed in the ACMP QEP Registry shows that your organization is dedicated to leading the way change works and gives you access to thousands of practitioners around the world looking for change management training. To learn more about the QEP program, check out our website and/or attend our info session at Change Management 2017!


Last Chance for Corporate Discounts

The Corporate Discount for organizations seeking to certify teams and/or groups of practitioners will end on May 31st. Starting with corporate groups of at least 5, both members and non-members can receive reduced application fees for the CCMP application. We offer flexible invoicing options as well as an individualized program that enables each team member to move through the CCMP process at their own pace. Click here to take advantage of this discount.


CCMP Graduate Spotlight – Dharti Kumar Shares How to Prepare for the CCMP Exam

Our graduates are leading the way change works and want to inspire you to join them! This month’s featured graduate is Dharti Kumar, Manager, Organizational Design and Change Management, Enaxis Consulting. Dharti is also an active ACMP volunteer, this year serving on the Membership Committee. Here’s what Dharti has to say about the CCMP:

Why did you decide to pursue the CCMP?
Enaxis Consulting has been involved with the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) since its inception. We are strong supporters of the ACMP vision and early adopters of the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) Program.

Tell us your CCMP story. How has earning the CCMP benefited you personally and professionally?
Achieving the CCMP has validated my experience in Global markets. From a professional standpoint, I believe that the CCMP provides a global, standard platform for Change Professionals such as myself to network and grow our skills and experience.

How did you prepare for the CCMP?
I'll try to briefly describe exactly how I studied in the hope that it will help someone else reach their goal of passing the CCMP exam.

Step 1: Check ACMP’s testing partner, Kryterion's site to determine where you will take the exam.

Step 2: Review “The Standard for Change Management” & the Code of Ethics. I read “The Standard for Change Management” & “Code of Ethics” twice and highlighted the key points. It's short enough and it is likely there they be only a few questions that are based on this domain.

Step 3: Create “Key Information” notes for each process group. My sheet included the various steps in each process group. I did not focus on the process diagrams at the end.

Step 4: Create a Study Plan. It doesn't have to be as thorough, but rather a checklist, tentative completion date, target goals, that will help keep you motivated and on track. I would not try to learn all of this information in under a month, nor would I drag it out to 6 months. My study plan kept my motivation levels high.

Step 5: Use the flash cards. I loved using the flash cards on the go. I was able to download them to my mobile device and it helped memorize the key activities.

Step 6: Create a matrix chart for each process group. This was critically important for me. Using the Standard, I created a matrix showing the connections between activities across each process group. At first this was an extremely challenging exercise, but helped understand how the processes fit together and to see patterns to help me answer questions. It's not so important to memorize all of this, the important part is to understand what's being done and why.

Step 7: Review the ACMP CCMP Test Specification. The test specification guide provides a breakdown of the various domains being tested and the percentage of examination that will cover that domain. The first two process groups cover 49% of the exam. I found the last process group – ‘Close the Change Management Effort” to be the quickest and most interesting read of the 5 process groups!

Step 8: REST. As you can imagine, this was a pretty hectic schedule while working full time on a transformation project for a Petroleum client. Initially, I studied only a couple of hours each week, so the week before my exam I studied for between 2 and 3 hours, 5 days a week. The day before my exam, I spent the evening reviewing the flash cards, and went to bed early.

Step 9: Exam Day. The day of the exam, I read the notes and listened to my favorite satellite station on the way to testing center. I arrived at the testing center about 15 minutes early and my exam started immediately after the sign-in process.

Step 10: Pass Exam!!! I marked several questions for review where my confidence levels were low. I also read the questions back and forth to make sure that I was answering them correctly. This approach takes time, so I increased my pace. After I completed the survey, the 'Congratulations' message popped up (I wasn’t expecting to receive the exam results right away and almost fell off my chair!) Hope this helps you in your CCMP preparation. Good Luck!!!



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