Thought Leadership Team (TLT)

Be a part of the team

The purpose of the Thought Leadership Team (TLT) is to gather proven leaders in the practice of change management who are passionate about building the change capability in their organizations, and want to create a community of practice in which to learn, share, and innovate. 

The TLT deep dives on rotating topics and is accountable for sharing back with the broader ACMP PNW community through chapter learning events and communication.

Criteria for TLT Membership:

  • Nomination by TLT member in good standing
  • ACMP Member in good standing
  • Recognized CMO/COE Leader or CM Program Leader
  • No more than 2 individuals per organization attending meetings; option to rotate larger #
  • All PNW Chapter Board Members are automatically included
  • Total team size does not exceed 30 members
  • Total team make-up to not exceed 40% consultants
  • TLT Members who have professionally retired are still welcome on the team
  • Interview with the TLT Director 

Meeting Cadence:

  • There will be a minimum of one half-day session each year. This session is intended to be face-to-face, at a time and location determined by the TLT Planning Team.
  • There will be a minimum of 3 virtual sessions each year. The length of these sessions will depend upon the topics that need to be brought forth.
  • TLT workgroup sub-teams will meet as necessary, at their own cadence, either virtually or in person.

Required Commitment:

  • Active participation in one of TLTs workgroup sub-teams: Community Outreach, Education, or Thought Leadership Planning
  • The average time commitment per TLT member is fifteen to forty hours per year. (You can use these hours as PDUs toward renewing your CCMPTM!)
  • Attending at least one of TLT events/meetings a year. The average time commitment per TLT member is fifteen to forty hours per year depending on your level of volunteer activity.

Required Organizational Support:

  • We believe it is imperative the organization you work for support your efforts given the time commitment required – some organizations allow employees to take “community service” time off for volunteer work. Yours might be one of them!
  • We highly suggest speaking with your direct manager for approval. Your TLT work could serve double duty toward accomplishing your performance management goals as well.
  • We have also found the more you include the senior leaders of your organization, the better the experience is for you as well as for the organization you represent.

Interested in learning more?

If you are interested in learning more about the TLT, becoming a member, hosting a meeting, or just asking a question, please contact our TLT Director, Mariana Tomas-Savage, at

As always, we’d love to hear from you!

TLT Member Statistics as of April 2017

32 Total TLT Members

  • 50% SEA; 50% PDX
  • 66% Industry to 34% Consulting
  • Averaging 16-20 | Meeting

Companies Participating

Across Multiple Industries

  • Global Retailers
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Non-Profit
  • Consulting
  • High Tech
  • Travel
  • Talent Management
  • Staffing Services