Insights from the ACMP Conference

Published by Shana Wedemeyer

Jim Turko recently attended the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) conference in Orlando, Florida.  Over the course of three days, he participated in numerous events with people passionate about sharing their change management knowledge and ideas.  The sessions offered great insight about how change management is evolving, as well as reinforcement of key concepts.  Here are just some of the valuable themes he heard:

  • Getting the change you want requires you to know where you want to be.  You must have clearly stated results and build the change from there.
  • The importance of building relationships to drive change is often underestimated.
  • Cultural change will always take longer than a content change.
  • Change saturation is growing over time.  Sometimes the job of a change manager is not to facilitate change, but to stop it to assist other changes succeed.
  • Just as physical resistance can be used to repair damaged ligaments, project change can be used to improve a change and make it stronger.
  • Understanding a change’s vision is not enough, people need to accept it as well.
  • Mastering change is about using what you know to get beyond how you currently think.

It’s exciting to hear how Jim continues to stay abreast of the latest methods and certifications in the change management field, which helps the entire Highlands team provide valuable guidance to our clients.

Thank you, Jim!