August 2016 NEWS


We have combined our efforts to focus on the great state of Texas while supporting our regional groups in Austin, Houston, North Texas and San Antonio.

As ACMP Texas, our goal is “Leading the way change works”, from the panhandle to the gulf, from the piney woods to our Western plains.

Regional Events

At ACMP Texas, we provide many different types of events in order to appeal to what you are looking to achieve by being a part of our organization. The events range from the very informal, networking options to more professional development events. These events include: 

Coffee Talks – free events held at various
locations within a city to attract attendees
for an informal discussion of change
management trends, issues, and projects.

OCM Roundtables – facilitated discussion
event allowing audience participation and a
deeper dive into change management

Chapter Events – social and professional
networking opportunities to learn about a
relevant organizational change
management topic either from a guest
speaker or via an expert interview.

For information about activities in your area,
contact your ACMP Texas Regional Director:

Austin: Lanette Ferguson
North Texas: Sandy Schwan
San Antonio: Amanda Schmoldt
Houston: Natalie Arceneaux

August 2016

08/04: Austin Coffee Talk
08/08: Houston Coffee Talk (Woodlands)
08/17: Houston Chapter Event Panel Discussion on Change
Leadership with HODN, ATD Houston, and ACMP Texas                            08/29: North Texas Chat with Change Leaders

September 2016

09/01: Austin OCM Roundtable
09/12: Houston Coffee Talk (Heights)

09/22: San Antonio Chapter Event
09/29: Houston Chapter Event

October 2016

10/06: Austin Chapter Event
10/10: Houston Coffee Talk (Galleria)
10/27: Houston Chapter Event

November 2016

11/03: Austin Coffee Talk
11/14: Houston Coffee Talk (Energy Corridor)

December 2016

12/08: Austin OCM Roundtable

2016-2017 Board Member Update

The new ACMP Texas Board met in late June to map out our strategy for ‘Leading Change’ in Texas for the 2016-2017 year. We updated our Mission and Vision and
identified three key areas of focus:

  • Member Services

Developing opportunities for our members to network with each other and further develop their skills as change management practioners

  • Operational Effectiveness

More concentrated and structured events to engage our members and sponsors, with a focus on continuous growth in the Texas and surrounding markets

  • Member and Sponsor Outreach

Connecting with ACMP Global to broaden our offerings and partnership opportunities to both members and sponsors


Change Management 2016

The ACMP Change Management 2016 Conference in Grapevine this past May was a hoot n’ a holler, and ACMP Texas was there kickin’ up our boots!  
Believe it or not, it’s time to get ready for Change Management 2017.  So put away your boots and grab your beads and plan to visit New Orleans, LA May 21 – 24!

Lanette and Grace hanging out with Brene

Lanette and Grace hanging out with Brene

A few hightlights: 

  • ACMP celebrated its 5-year anniversary
  • ACMP launched the Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP) certification.  Our own Maria Murray Dozlic, ACMP Texas President, becomes one of the first to earn the CCMP certification! Learn more about the certification process here.
  • Close to 1,100 change management practitioners – a record attendance!
  • Keynote speakers Shawn Achor and Brene Brown shared their insight on the impact of change management
  • Community, Collaboration and Cowboy Boots! A full conference recap from a first-timer’s point of view

Austin Region Kick-off Event 

In June a group of Austin Change management professionals met at the Caspian Grille in Austin, TX to hear professional insights from Beverly Moore.  

Listen to the interview here

North Texas Region Inaugural Event

On July 28, the North Texas region hosted an event where Constance An engaged the audience on ‘Managing Change Fatigue When Leading Enterprise Change’.

Constance shared a summary of her research, including a framework and key questions to consider when managing organizational weariness to change.  

Over 40 people from the North Texas region attended, representing over 20 different organizations from various industries.  


Click here to review the North Texas region presentation. A big thanks to Ericsson for sponsoring this event! 


CCMP Study Groups

ACMP Global has a number of resources to help you prepare for the CCMP exam, including coaching calls and study guides.  

Log on to to find out more.  

Study groups for the CCMP Certification will be developing throughout all regions in Texas.  

If you’d like to join, please send your information to Harold Goodearle, Ph.D., ACMP Texas Director of Professional Development. 

Congrats to Maria and Amanda on your CCMP designations!

Congrats to Maria and Amanda on your CCMP designations!

Member Survey

We want to hear from you!  As an ACMP Texas member, your feedback on chapter offerings and operations is of utmost importance.  Attendees from the recent Austin and North Texas events provided insightful feedback that the Board is using to influence 2016 and 2017 programming.  Look for in-depth member survey coming this fall!  

We love our Members!

Amy Becker, Director of Membership

Amy Becker, Director of Membership

Amy is a Senior Associate and Transition Management Project Lead with Planning Design Research (PDR).   She concentrates her efforts on understanding the impact of workplace redesign so she can develop and execute a customized change management plan during the project. 

Amy is a Founding Member of the Association of Change Management Professionals. She is certified in Prosci’s Change Management methodology and in the Prosci Train-the-Trainer Program.


If you are interested in joining ACMP Texas, please reach out to Amy directly at



Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring ACMP Texas?  We have many opportunities for organizations small and large.  Check out our sponsorship webpage or email Wendy Hallmark directly with inquiries.


Posted on August 5, 2016 .