Accomplishing More in the Midst of Change
12:00 pm12:00

Accomplishing More in the Midst of Change

Accomplishing More in the Midst of Change

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Remember that time you were brought in at the beginning of a project, provided with ample staff, given a generous budget, and went home at 5pm everyday? Yeah, neither do we! Change Managers are often called upon to deliver amazing results with tight deadlines and while wearing many hats and playing a very demanding role. This translates to being bombarded by information, persistently interrupted and sidetracked, constantly dealing with competing and changing priorities, handling an increasingly complex set of technologies, and sometimes having to work virtually and deal with a global and ever changing economy.

That is why your ACMP NorCal Chapter teamed up with People OnTheGo to bring this engaging and motivating webinar, in which Pierre Khawand, founder of People-OnTheGo,  shares breakthrough insights and revolutionary techniques that tackle the core issues that today's workforce is wrestling with and empower you and your team to accomplish more in less time, with less effort, and less stress, in the midst of change.

Key takeaways:

  • Better manage interruptions and stay focused on the task at hand until meaningful results are achieved while being responsive to the demands of your team. Collaborate more effectively than ever before.
  • Work more strategically instead of working harder, methodically manage competing priorities, and learn new and innovative tools that can help you better align your daily activities with your goals.
  • Manage stress like never before through purposeful action rather than passive reaction, and turn stressful situations into opportunities. 

Presenter's bio:

Pierre Khawand has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry. He has led several technology ventures, completed successful mergers and acquisitions, and founded People-OnTheGo in 2001. His Accomplishing More Leadership Program helps today’s leaders develop the awareness and behaviors needed to focus on results and develop people in the midst of the information overload. His bestselling Accomplishing More With Less workshop is enabling today’s business professionals make breakthroughs in their work and personal lives. Pierre holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has completed several Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford California). He is the author of several books including The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook, Time for Leadership, and more recently The Perfect 15-Minute Day: Managing your Time, Thoughts, and Emotions. When not tackling productivity issues, Pierre enjoys hikes with his wife and friends in the San Francisco area, as well as Tai Chi and Argentine Tango.

Applying an Agile Approach to Company Culture Change
9:00 am09:00

Applying an Agile Approach to Company Culture Change

  • 111 Minna Gallery

Register Now for this engaging Coffee Chat in San Francisco at 9am Wednesday 5/31.

Agile software methodology is especially well-suited to situations where the end state or final product is unknown. Can the basic principles of Agile be successfully leveraged for organizational culture change, which often has an ambiguous end goal? What steps would you take to make change happen on a large scale, using Agile as a guide? ACMP NorCal & Propeller will be hosting an interactive coffee chat discussion on how agile principles might be applied to organizational culture shifts. Join us for light breakfast items, coffee, and thought-provoking conversation!

ACMP NorCal at ACMP Global
May 24

ACMP NorCal at ACMP Global

  • New Orleans, LA

NorCal Chapter Presence at ACMP Global Conference


Are you planning to go to New Orleans for the 2017 ACMP Global Conference?   The NorCal Chapter has some great opportunities for you to network and meet up with your fellow NorCal members at the conference.

  • Network with your fellow members at the Chapter Lunch from 12:15--1:30 on Monday

  • Melanie Chancellor & Meg Johnston, chapter board members, have scheduled a dinner at the Dine-Around on Monday evening.   Sign Up Now! 

  • Come meet your chapter members at the ACMP Central Booth -we are volunteering during breakfast from 7:00--8:00 Tuesday morning

  • Tuesday evening we will be looking for our fellow members at the Evening Networking event from 7:00--10:00 p.m.

    We are looking forward to seeing our NorCal Members in New Orleans.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Melanie Chancellor:

Market Shifts in Bay Area Consulting
6:00 pm18:00

Market Shifts in Bay Area Consulting

  • Future State

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The Bay Area represents the 6th largest economy in the United States and is on the cutting edge of all of the newest trends. Whether you're a client or consultant, we're all trying to stay on top of today's market. Join us to discuss how and why clients are buying the way that they do!

Flexible staffing models

Staff Aug vs. project teams

Smaller, short projects

Blended model with outsource providers

Come network with your fellow business leaders and engage in a panel discussion on the topic of working in our current gig economy.

Featured Panelists include: ACMP NorCal President, Shoeb Shaikh, Julie Cecilio, VMware and Debbie Roemer, Sigma Technology Group

Personalities at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of [Change] Leadership
12:00 pm12:00

Personalities at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of [Change] Leadership

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Research shows specific, common traits and behaviors drive effectiveness and other traits derail it.  Moreover, the same clusters of personality traits that operate as drivers and derailers in today’s world were the same impact 50 years ago! Perhaps the only thing to not change in the world of work over the last half century.


Understand how to identify which traits are performance drivers and which derail performance is critical to facilitating positive changes in organizations. Research shows that one’s self-image may be consistent with or divergent from how others experience you… and essential to understand that others work with you based on their perceptions of your behavior, not your self-image

360 assessments can provide reliable and valid feedback on how others view your behavior and compare that to an empirical model of effectiveness.

However many self and 360 assessments marketed do not have even minimal reliability and validity. So OD consultants it is imperative to select and Incorporate quality assessments into programs – based on science not anecdote.

Results / Learning Objectives

After this session you will:

·         See the pervasive impact of personality - across professions, gender & cultures

·         Understand it is common for one’s self-image to vary from others’ perceptions

·         Recognize which traits drive or derail leadership, teamwork and communications

·         Be able to identify a solid assessment and how feedback is used to improve individuals and teams in an ever-changing work world.




Brief bio

Days after finishing clinical training in 1983, Ron Warren moved to the Silicon Valley to build computer-based assessments. His first pc-based assessment was featured in Newsweek in an article called, "Shrink on a Disk." A year later he co-founded Acumen and built an assessment that InfoWorld called "the best expert system we’ve seen to date."

After years of work in the aviation industry, Ron began development of his LMAP 360 assessment tool in 1999 with its first release in 2003.  Ron and Ornaith Keane incorporated LMAP LLC in 2006.  At LMAP, Ron provides oversight on assessment metrics and content, accepts select coaching and consulting assignments. LMAP 360 is used at Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program; Yale Global Leaders & CEO College; Wharton and Cornell programs, TFA, UL, Temasek Holdings, and over 25 healthcare systems.  Ron took 2015 and 2016 off from client work to write his book, Personality at Work -The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership, that was published a few weeks ago on Feb. 24, 2017.

Ron has a range of OD assessment, coaching, and clinical training and experience.  His PhD is from The University of Chicago, specializing in Clinical Psychology.  Ron is a Guest Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, and The Wharton School. 

An Evening with Richard Moran
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening with Richard Moran

  • Future State

Future State & ACMP NorCal Present a Free Event:

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The Thing About Work

The thing about work is that we love it, we hate it, we need it, we miss it, we measure ourselves by it, we judge others by it―we are addicted to it. Work often defines us and fulfills us.

Why does a CEO who has already made hundreds of millions of dollars continue to work? Why does a rock star who has made a bundle continue to tour? Why do retirees' miss work as soon as they stop doing it? Why do we all wrestle with our life's work and talk about it incessantly?

Join us as we welcome Richard Moran to discuss his latest book, The Thing About Work: Showing Up and Other Important Matters [A Worker's Manual].

8:30 am08:30

Sacramento Event: Leading Change

  • DoubleTree

In partnership with the Sacramento Valley Chapter of PMI, ACMP NorCal's Sacramento region is offering a workshop on Leading Change.

Agility, innovation, fluidity, decisiveness, commitment, and above all, a bias toward action helps lead change.  Mark our calendar to gain training, skill building, networking and inspiration from industry experts.

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North Bay:  Change Conversation
6:00 pm18:00

North Bay: Change Conversation

  • Farley's Bar

Come meet your fellow agents of change for engaging change conversation overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.


Farley's Bar at Cavallo Point

600 Murray Circle * Fort Baker

Sausalito, CA 94965


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

·        6:00 pm  8:00 pm

Engaging change conversation on the porch is free

No-host food & drink




Register today and add to your calendar 

East Bay Event:  Change Leadership
6:00 pm18:00

East Bay Event: Change Leadership

  • 1 Broadway Oakland, CA, 94607 United States


Monday, September 12, 2016 at Lugamare's Restaurant

6:00pm  9:00pm

 1 Broadway  Oakland, CA, 94607 United States

Register Now for East Bay's Change Sponsorship Event:

Enjoy an evening networking with fellow agents of change, appetizers and no-host bar +  Dr. Kristin Rose will lead an informal activity and discussion on Conscious Change & Change Sponsorship:    

  • How to get it
  • How to keep it
  • Secrets to sponsorship success

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5:30 pm17:30

Down the Rabbit Hole of Organizational Change Management

REGISTER NOW for this ACMP MEETUP and Change Hub
Date : Wednesday, June 15,2016
When: 6pm to 8pm

Learn More From This Event Trailer Video

Where: Lungomare, 1 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 (Jack London Square)

6:00 pm to 6:30pm        Meet and Greet (members and friends)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm       Change Hub (Appreciative Inquiry styled dialogue)
7:30 pm to 8:00pm        Guest Speaker (with Q&A)

12:00 pm12:00

ACMP Global Comes to NorCal Webinar #3: The CCMP

Register Now for ACMP Global Comes to NorCal Webinar #3: The CCMP

Wonder what exciting, cutting-edge topics were discussed at ACMP Global in Texas mid-May?  Come and join ACMP NorCal members who attended as they share their takeaways and insights with you.

Free to all. Noontime Webinar hosted on Webex.

Session #3:  The CCMP, Get Ready, Get Set, Get Certified

  • How to and What's Next with the CCMP
  • Stories from one of the first practitioners to pass the CCMP
12:00 pm12:00

ACMP Global Comes to Norcal Webinar #2: Change Architecture

Register Now for ACMP Global Comes to NorCal Webinar #2: Architect Your Change

Wonder what exciting, cutting-edge topics were discussed at ACMP Global in Texas mid-May?  Come and join ACMP NorCal members who attended as they share their takeaways and insights with you.

Free to all. Noontime Webinar hosted on Webex.

Session #2: Architect Your Change with a strong Social Architecture

  • Lessons and Discoveries from Unlocking the Human Potential of Your Organization:  The Path and Pains of a Social Architect from Mr. Luc Galoppin, OCM Practitioner

  • Building a Change Management Network from Julie-Ann Leblanc, Change Management Lead - Americas, Pfizer
12:00 pm12:00

ACMP Global Comes To NorCal Webinar #1: Change Effectiveness

Register Now for ACMP Global Comes to NorCal Webinar #1

Wonder what exciting, cutting-edge topics were discussed at ACMP Global in Texas mid-May?  Come and join ACMP NorCal members who attended as they share their takeaways and insights with you.

Free to all. Noontime Webinar hosted on Webex.

Session #1: Change Management effectiveness and efficiency through innovative survey approaches. Presenter: James Gerhard – Sr consultant nationwide

  • Want to make your surveys count?
  • Use Resources you already have?
  • It’s possible – through innovative survey approaches.

The Ripple Effect: Emotional Contagion in the Workplace.

  • Learn how to view happiness and joy as a tool to drive changes.
  • Think out of the box and focus on simple behavioral changes and postive work culture that leads to dramatic impacts on adoption, effectiveness
2:30 pm14:30

Science of Successful Change

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Thought Leadership done right.

We’re excited to bring you a new ACMP NorCal Thought Leadership series committed to bringing our members exposure to change / organizational / and management partners that are leaders in research, academia, trainers and authors in our discipline, to help you develop professionally and engage in current topics.

Inaugural session with Paul Gibbons on Friday 4/22/16, 3-5pm, Redwood City, CA.

We’re excited to host renowned author and organizational change leader, Paul Gibbons as our first guest.  Paul comes from 30 plus years in business, as a banker, trader, consultant, entrepreneur, and part-time professor and has published several books, his latest and focus of our conversation was where he sought to update the change & leadership world with 21st century research from the Human Sciences in a book titled - The Science of Organizational Change (published May 2015).

We’ll host a dynamic conversation and Q&A about Paul’s journey, learn from his key findings, and gain insights from his recent speaking tour within major change / OD organizations like Kaiser and Google.


We’d love to get the word out. Share on your social feeds like FB and Linkedin using #NorCalACMP.  You can also tweet “ I’ll be at #NorCalACMP thought leadership series with @PaulGGibbons getting my #changemanagement skills in check. Will you? by clicking here( modify link once we have added Eventbrite link)


3:00-3:30 Registration – Networking
3:30-4:30 Hosted conversation with Paul & Q&A
4:30-5:00 Networking

·       Convenient location

·       Free Parking

·       Coffee and snacks

·       1 PDU towards upcoming CCMP (re-certification credits)

6:00 pm18:00

ACMP East Bay & North Bay Regions Change Gathering

Where: Farmshop, 2233 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, CA 94939

Come join us for camaraderie and a chance to talk shop and be a part of our brainstorming and event planning. Share your hot topics for future events. Drinks and food are on you; fun and conversation are on us. Come join the adventure.

Kevin Meltone is the East Bay Region Chair and Melanie Chancellor is the North Bay Region Chair for the ACMP NoCal Chapter. Together, we would love to connect with our regions' change colleagues and discuss how we might instigate and inspire you and other change leaders to connect every other month or so in either the East Bay or North Bay.

Please RSVP by March 21st and expect a one-on-one follow-up from Kevin or Melanie in the meantime.

Looking forward to collaborating, chatting & expanding a community of ACMP change movers & shakers!

Kevin Melton
East Bay Region Chair, ACMP NorCal Chapter

Melanie Chancellor
North Bay Region Chair, ACMP NorCal Chapter

6:30 pm18:30

World Cafe: Change and Project Management

Register Now at Eventbrite!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a change management professional development and networking meeting on Thursday July 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  We will focus on the need to integrate Change and Project management disciplines using the “World Café” process. 

The integration of Project and Change Management continues to be a hot-topic as organizations become increasingly aware of the positive impact change management has on the successful delivery of key initiatives.

The discussion of two critical disciplines requires a thoughtful, deliberate conversation within organizations as well as within the disciplines themselves.  The “World Café” process will provide us a way to discuss this hot-topic.  Our dual objectives will be for you to:

1) Experience the “World Café” process designed to connect people and provide thoughtful deliberation to share ideas and insights and gain a deeper understanding on a focused topic

2) Using that “World Café” process – participate in a discussion about how best to increase the partnership and collaboration between Project and Change Management disciplines to improve business outcomes.

John Spenker, who co-facilitated a similar session at the ACMP National Conference, will lead this session with the support of Eric Bohr, the East Bay Region Chair.

As always, there also will be time to network with the other change management professionals attending the meeting.

As a bonus, you will get to see the new offices of our generous hosts, Future State, in downtown Oakland located at 2101 Webster Street, Suite 520, Oakland, 94612.  The 19th Street BART is about 2 blocks from their offices making it easy for East Bay and San Francisco based members to attend.

Register on Eventbrite. The cost is only $5 for ACMP NorCal members and $20 for guests.

Join the conversation online: Our ACMP NorCal LinkedIn Group page is the place to join fellow members in the conversation about change and our lives.

Location: Future State Oakland office - 2101 Webster street, Suite 520 in Oakland, CA 94612

Downtown Oakland, two blocks from 19th Street BART station. 

12:00 pm12:00

Modern Leaders are Change Leaders

  • South of Market San Francisco, CA

Join your peers in San Francisco in May to discuss Modern Leadership of Change.

Learn about our amazing panel, event details and parking and transportation.

Registration is now open at: EventBrite


  • 12-1pm Networking Lunch
  • 1-1:15pm Break
  • 1:30-2:30 Panel Presentation "Modern Leaders are change Leaders"
  • 2:30-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45-3:45pm Session #1: "Realizing Your Authentic Leadership"
  • 3:45-4:00pm Break
  • 4:00-5:00pm Session #2: "Proactive Strategies for managing Your Unconscious Bias"
  • 5:00-6:30pm Networking Happy Hour
6:00 pm18:00

North Bay: Wine and Change Event

Complex?  Full-bodied?  Zesty?  A glass of wine, a fascinating topic and you!  We'll gather with our colleagues to share our Change Management experiences in a warm, relaxing setting.

Conversation is free... wine is market price!  

Event Details:

  • Register here:
  • Website for the Farm Shop Lounge:
  • Ferry:  via the Larkspur Ferry
8:30 am08:30

South Bay: Solution Circles

  • Adobe

Have a Problem?  Come to our Solution Circle!!

Join a sounding board of trusted peers, get and give advice, test new concepts and explore ways to further the value of our field of Change Management.

The format will be small group discussions where we take turns introducing a problem and inviting our peers around the table to contribute to the solution.

This is a great opportunity to network with peers from your profession AND turn your problems into solutions.

Event Details:

How to get to Adobe, 321 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA:

  • Drive - parking is free!  Let Security know you're with ACMP
  • Caltrain - stop at the SJ Diridon Station
  • VTA - stop at the Convention Center 
11:30 am11:30

Change Management 2015 - Early Bird Registration

Early registration closes 10/31!

The Change Management 2015 Program Is Now Available
ACMP has released the conference program for Change Management 2015, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 12-15, 2015. Join ACMP and your fellow change management practitioners and interact with presenters from companies such as Nike, Inc., IBM, Columbia Sportswear Company, Cisco Systems and many others.

Register before October 31, 2015 to save $300 per registration


6:30 pm18:30

East Bay: Learn and Advise on a Change Management Case

  • Bayer

Do you have a Change Management problem you would like to share and receive collective advice on how to solve?  Come to the East Bay Region's Networking and Learning meeting and benefit from the collective experiences in the room.  

Share your case with the facilitators ahead of time, to prepare for presenting to the larger group.  Contact Sam Zabor at before October 8.  

Event Details:

  • Cost:  Free!!
  • Register here:
  • Location:  Bayer, 800 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA  94710.  Enter the gate at 800 Dwight Way and register with Security.  Visitors will be escorted to the auditorium for the meeting
  • Public Transportation Options:  The Bayer campus is about 2 miles from the Ashby, Downtown Berkeley and North Berkeley BART stations - also about half a mile from the China Station Amtrak stop.  Car pool rides available back to BART at the end of the meeting
  • Bikable - walkable if you want exercise options
8:30 am08:30

South Bay: Koffee Klatch "Overcoming Resistance"

  • Adobe

Overcoming Resistance to Change

Join Change Leaders and colleagues over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever tickles your fancy.  We will spend a few Friday morning moments sipping and chatting then listen to a Change Leader or two "show and tell" how they have used media (e.g. video, audio, pictures) to drive change across an organization, followed by a discussion of how to use media with your change.


  • 8:30 - Coffee and Chat
  • 9:00 - Talk Topic:  Overcoming Resistance to Change

Event Details:

How to get to Adobe, 321 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA:

  • Drive - parking is free!  Let Security know you're with ACMP

  • Caltrain - stop at the SJ Diridon Station

  • VTA - stop at the Convention Center 

12:30 pm12:30

ACMP NorCal Fall Event: Positive Influence Predictor, Individual Transformation & Culture Change

  • McKesson Headquarters

“Evolve yourself and watch the world evolve around you”

Organizational Change Begins with Individual Transformation

Join us for this highly interactive, dynamic session with Pam Boney, Founder of Tilt 365 and Michael Stephenson, Senior Organizational Effectiveness Leader.

You will come away with ideas around how to:

  • Predict positive influence
  • Unleash creativity innovation
  • Enable culture transformation
  • Inspire change management practice
  • Realize authentic leadership

Speaker Bios

Pam Boney, Founder of Tilt, Inc. and Tilt365 Positive Influence Predictor, has devoted almost three decades to the study of leadership presence and positive influence that offers a map for the development. A futurist at heart, she developed a strengths-based framework powered by real-time technology that provides individuals and organizations with a quantitative way of measuring the predictive nature of positive influence. These human development tools are based on Tiltology, a new theory of personality development that reframes human potential by breaking through the limitations of traditional Typology systems that can be limiting. Her research-based tools simplify and help us understand the motives beneath human behavior so we can move beyond self-limited thinking to new levels of complex reasoning. Pam is also author of a novel published in 2011 titled True Tilt, an uncommon quest, introducing conscious leadership through a personal journey of self-awareness through four dimensions including Wisdom, Humanity, Courage and Resilience.

Michael Stephenson, Sr. Organizational and People Effectiveness Leader brings his entertaining, informative insights on leadership alignment, employee engagement, culture and organizational behavior understanding. He is a storytelling change coach with a mission and a message – “the one thing we share in common matters more than all the differences across gender, across generation and across the globe ... we all have feelings.  If you want to make a lasting change then touch the hearts of your people and move out of their way”.

Michael has taught his message from the boardrooms to break rooms and many hallways of Fortune 500 clients. His career spans the gamut from aerospace, health care, technology, and public sector with the common practice belief that how you show up in the world every day truly matters and determines your ability to positively influence others.  He is a Tilter.


  • 12:30-1:30pm:  Networking - Lunch Provided
  • 1:30-1:45pm:  ACMP NorCal Chapter Update
  • 1:45-3:00pm:  "Evolve Yourself and Watch the World Evolve Around You" Presentation
  • 3:00-3:20pm:  Networking Break
  • 3:20-4:20pm:  Tilt 365 - Interactive Session
  • 4:20-4:45pm:  Closing Comments
  • 4:45-6:00pm:  Happy Hour (Location TBD)

Event Details: