Change management will change. It kinda comes with the territory.
Since its inception, ACMP has tracked practitioner trends and demand. The creation of the Certified Change Management Professional™ is just one example of a response to the request of both our membership and the broader community. We won't be stopping there.
Looking back 7 years to the World Cafe that brought leading practitioners worldwide together to discuss the future of change management, there was a clear request to develop a 'series of credentials'.
What might that look like?
In response to the title of this article, it is unlikely that there will be a ninja level, but certainly a mastery level is a good candidate: In a recent survey we observed that more than a third of respondents had over 10 years of experience. WOW!
CCMP™ targets a mid-level of experience (3 to 5 years), so we need something to acknowledge those who continue to build on that foundation.
Credentials can also be creative in their acknowledgement of the multi-disciplinary nature of effective change management. It's not easy to nail down an 'X Factor' for change, but certainly we know there are many complementary skills that make a change manager effective. What about a combined change and coaching credential? Or Change - Strategy combo?
While there won't be a 'ninja' (or mutant, or turtle for that matter) category, ACMP is excited about the breadth of possibilities as we look to develop additional credentials.