Welcome to the Change Management Institute in the USA. If you’re ready to expand your thinking, enrich your network and improve your professional capabilities, then we invite you to join us today.

Sign up, and we will keep you up-to-date with emerging trends here in the United States and internationally. Benefits include access to the latest Change Management thought leadership, virtual conversations and a range of career advancing opportunities. You will also receive invitations to keynote speakers, forums, online masterclasses and networking events aimed at inspiring excellence.

We are the country’s leading practitioners, sharing a desire to continually accelerate and enhance the capability and reputation of our profession. If you are ready to extend your networks, broaden your change knowledge and practices, know more about the profession or you have an interest in change, connect with us now and join us at one of our events. Come on board now, we’d love to meet you.

A bit more about us

We’re glad you are visiting and we encourage your curiosity. We are a member organization where members drive the agenda. We have lots to offer both at the local level and, virtually, across the nation.

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Local Chapters

Looking for a group nearer to home? Connect locally to extend your network of like-minded professionals working nearby. Attend speaker events, seminars, and workshops designed to build your change capability. Check out your local chapter for more information. 

New York Chapter

Country Leadership    

Melissa Sims, USA Country Lead

Melissa Sims is fond of saying that she’s a Change Management Practitioner masquerading as a Human Resources Professional.  As the Regional Chief of Human Resources for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service Melissa oversees the HR staffing and advisory services branch, learning and development and the policy and security contingent and countless change initiatives. 

Melissa is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Army. Melissa served as a hospital administrator for a field medical unit, a personnel officer at both the Battalion and Brigade level, the Chief of Human Resources for a large Army hospital and as a personnel officer for the Surgeon General of the Army. 

Melissa began her career with the National Park Service as a Management and Program Analyst at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. in 2010. She has also worked as both a Partnership Specialist and the Regional Employee Development Officer.  

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Systems Engineering.  Melissa also holds a Master of Science in Human Resources, as well as a Master of Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Communications and enjoys exploring how language drives and sustains change. 

Melissa is a Vice President for Thought Leadership for Philadelphia’s Regional Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is also a volunteer for New Story, a charity that provides life-changing homes for families around the world.

USA Chapter Committee

Jeanette Konicki
Tricia Steege

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