Dealing with Change and, more importantly, the impact of change is a high priority for all organizations. Working with Esther Cameron and Mike Green and building on the concepts in their book "Making Sense of Change Management" we have developed a series of training courses to help organizations and their people come to terms with these issues.
The Change Management certification deals with the theories of how change impacts on and is affected by:
the Change Leader.
The purpose of the Foundation certification is to measure whether you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Change Management Text and Handbook to act as an informed member of a change management team during a period of change within part or all of your organization. The Foundation certification is also a prerequisite for the Practitioner certification.
Four sections, total of 60 questions
30 marks required to pass (out of 60 available) - 50%
60 minutes duration
The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor Change Management guidance in a given organizational change situation. A successful Practitioner should, with suitable direction be able to start applying the Change Management approaches and techniques to a real change initiative but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Your individual Change Management expertise, complexity of the change initiative and the support provided for the use of Change Management approaches in your work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.
Four questions of 20 marks each
40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
Three hours duration
Restricted open book - manual and candidate handbook only.
20th - 24th
26th - 30th
Benefits for individuals Improve ability to change by managing reactions and develop an understanding of change by identifying the impacts that initiatives can have and learning to address them. Learn how people react to change and use this knowledge to lead them successfully through business transformation. Learn about change theories and how to apply the appropriate theory for an organization’s specific needs. This will enhance the way colleagues and organizations deal with and embrace change as well as establishing personal change management processes based on learnings. Know how to take people through the various phases of transition and lead change more effectively with less resistance and more support. Help you understand how to react to change so you are equipped to lead more effectively and sympathetically. Benefits to organisations Complement established, process driven methods (like PRINCE2® and MSP®) to develop a holistic picture of change. Attain a unique, tailored change management process based on the specific needs of the organization. Reduce the risk of failure or delay during periods of organizational transformation by maintaining productivity and reducing costs. Gain support from staff and instil confidence in the change management programme so employees are comfortable and prepared to move forward to the next stage. Change Management certified professionals use their comprehensive understanding of change, its benefits and its impact on various groups within organizations to allow the organization to react more effectively to competitive pressures and to global, political and environmental issues.