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The Standard for Change Management©
About the Standard
The ACMP Standard for Change Management© (“the Standard©”) is a collection of generally accepted practices in change management and is one of the foundational elements in advancing the change management profession and discipline. Released in September 2014, the Standard© provides the foundation for the Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP) credential, the Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP) Program, and empowers change practitioners to lead the way change works.Download The Standard©
The Standard is Method Neutral and Includes:
How the Standard was Developed
The Standard© was developed by a global group of volunteers representing eight countries from a wide variety of industries. Over the course of two years, ACMP’s Standards Working Group (SWG) led by Sumreen Ahmad, compiled and coordinated the collected research and documentation on the practice of change management to formulate and draft the first legally defensible, globally accepted Standard for Change Management©. Following a consensus process consistent with ISO requirements established by the International Organization for Standardization, the SWG engaged over 1,100 change management thought leaders and volunteers from 57 countries, each averaging more than 10 years’ experience, to capture, review and respond to more than 3,500 unique comments.
How the Standard Advances the Profession
The Standard© advances the profession by establishing a common understanding of the discipline of change management to help leaders and practitioners achieve and sustain change objectives. The clear and consistent definitions of change management terminology help professionals establish themselves as global leaders of change.
Licensing the Standard
ACMP recognizes the importance of standardizing the profession of Change Management. As such, ACMP understands that there will be times when individuals and organizations would like to utilize the Standard© for business purposes. The following licensing agreement is required to utilize the Standard© and to protect copyright of The Standard.License the Standard
Meet The Standard Working Group
The Standard Working Group (SWG), led by Sumreen Ahmad, Standards Working Group Chair (pictured left), compiled and coordinated the collected research and documentation on the practice of change management to formulate and draft the first legally defensible, globally accepted standard for Change Management.
The SWG is a globally diverse group of change management professionals representing several countries and a wide variety of industries that are early adopters of change management practices.Learn More