It’s been often said that the only constant is change. Over the past few years, that statement has never been truer, especially for those of us who are practitioners in the discipline of change management. We have navigated the seismic shift to working from home to a gradual return to the office, and now we find ourselves settling into a hybrid world – all while helping our companies and clients drive engagement and adoption for the initiatives for which we are charged. My hat is off to each and every one of you. I am in awe of the work you do on a daily basis.
As we finish this year, it’s bittersweet for me to write my last message as your Chapter president. Over the past three years, we have merged the Raleigh and Charlotte chapters into the Carolinas chapter, and established it as one of the best in all of ACMP. During a global pandemic, we survived, and even thrived in some areas. We have started the expansion into South Carolina, and we even have some members from Tennessee affiliated with our chapter! Maybe one day we’ll become the Southeast Chapter?
I would be remiss in not recognizing the Board for their amazing contributions over the past three years – in fact, they are the ones who truly keep this chapter alive and on the rise. They have been a rock, a body of creativity, and more than that, are incredible people. I would also like to welcome your incoming President, Jonathan Blatt. Jonathan served as the president of the Raleigh chapter prior to our integration, and so the Chapter is in great hands! He’s been there, done that, and has an outstanding vision for what next steps our Chapter can take.
Speaking of next year, it will be a big one in the life of our Chapter. We hope to return to pre-pandemic patterns of in-person events – both educational and networking. And possibly the biggest news if you’ve seen the emails from Global recently, ACMP will be hosting a global event right here in Charlotte in March. Please stay tuned for more on that and make plans to attend!
In closing, thank you for all that you did that made serving as your president a complete joy. I look forward to continuing to be an active member of the chapter going forward. Happy holidays to you, your families and loved ones.