Change Management Foundation

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

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.

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3 Days
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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 theory
  • 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 identification, mapping and segmentation
  • Managing relationships and mobilising stakeholders
  • Effective 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

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.

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

Overseas Delegates - Electronic books are provided within course fee, paper books maybe subject to additional charge, please ask at point of booking.

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.

If taken as online proctored exam there is an additional £25 fee payable per exam