To help guide the profession, the Association of Change Management Professionals® (ACMP®) has
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 Management practitioners.
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 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.