Change Management Foundation

Successfully changing business culture is often the difference between a good company and a great one, which are you?
Overview

This APM Group accredited course is based on The Effective change Manager's Handbook (first edition) edited by Richard Smith and others. It is designed to help define and practise change management successfully, offering practical tools, techniques and models to support any change initiative.

This Foundation level course concentrates on the basics of 4 main areas: Change and the individual, change and the organisation, Communications and stakeholder engagement and Change Management Practice.

Course Code
CHAN3PRM
Duration
3 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Special Instructions
Photographic ID is required to sit the examination.
Available as Nutshell
No

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The above prices include an exam fee of £95.00

Purpose of this course

The purpose of the course is to help those involved in managing change through learning relevent application, techniques, checklists and frameworks. It is intended to address the needs of those who carry out the work of managing change, even if it is not their job title.

Who is this course for

This course is ideal for anybody involved in Change Management or who are leading, or about to lead, a business change.  Any team member being effected by or effecting change, and individuals who will need to support their colleagues, team and organisation through change, and manage themselves through change.

You will learn how to
  • Assess the impact of the "change curve" on indiviuals
  • Consider the motivations of individuals
  • Consider the learning needs of those affected by change
  • Use metaphors to assess types of organisations
  • Describe and use change management models
  • Identify and plan for roles in change management
  • Assess the organisational culture
  • Identify emergent change
  • Identify and exploit drivers of change
  • Consider the effect of a vision on change management
  • Understand project managementin overview
  • Identify, map and segment stakeholders
  • manage relationships with stakeholders
  • Use different communication channels
  • Use facilitation techniques
  • Assess the impact of change
  • Build readiness for change
  • Prepare for resistance
  • Build team effectiveness
Benefits for your organisation

Organisations with individuals who are properly trained in change management will be able to react more effectively not just to local competition pressures but also global competition and wider political and environmental issues.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will develop an understanding of change, the negative impacts it can have and how to address these in suitable ways to achieve the full benefits of change. In the current working environment all individuals see their organisation going through increasingly frequent change, and being able to deal with this will often contribute to an individual's personal success within an organisation.

Change and the Indiviual

Stages of Kubler-Ross' "change curve"
Planning for transition
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Satisfaction and growth
Types of individual (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
The roots of learning theroy
Learning Process and learning styles
Training planning

Change and the Organisation

How we think about organisations: Morgan's metaphors
Model of the change process, including Kotter, senge, Lewin
Key roles in organisational change
What we mean by "organisational change"
Emergent change: complex adaptive and complex responsive systems
Drivers of change
Developing vision
Understanding the project environment

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Techniques for stakeholder indentification, mapping and segmentation
Managing relationships and mobilising stakeholders
Effetive communication including two-way communication and cognitive biases
Communicating change including use of symbols and metaphors
Lean and rich communication channels
Developing a communication strategy
Facilitation techniques

Change Management Practice

Identifying change impacts
Increasing motivation to change
Preparing for resistance
Levers (e.g carrot and stick)
Reinforcing systems: Vicious and Virtuous circles
Building team effectiveness

Prerequisites

Desirable although not essential is previous experience of change management, plus some pre-course reading.

Pre-course work required

Pre-course preparation is required, along with some evening work during the course.

Pre-Course material will be sent to you 1-2 weeks before the start of the course. Please allow 5-8 hours study time to complete.

The course book will be issued on the first day of the course.

More about the exam

On the last day of the course there is an examination for those who wish to gain the AMP Group Change Management Foundation qualification.  The price above includes the exam fee.

Quanta will issue your exam results to you via email.

Exam Fee
£95.00

About the Lead Trainer

Alex knows his project management inside out, currently teaching PRINCE2®, Change Management and APM PMQ courses. He’s a real advocate for Quanta business games knowing that being part of a live scenario is by far the best way to get to grips with project management.