Organisational Change Management

Critical skills training for aspiring and practicing Change Manager - APMG certified Change Management Foundation & Practitioner course.

  • Duration 5 Days
  • Fee - Virtual Instructor-Led $3,160 + GST
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Virtual Instructor-led Training | AEST 22 - 26 July 2024 08:30 am - 04:00 pm


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Organisational Change Management Certification – Foundation & Practitioner 

Dealing with change and, more importantly, the impact of change is a high priority for all organisations.

This Foundation/Practitioner course on Organisational Change Management is based on the Change Management Body of Knowledge as defined by the Change Management Institute (CMI), an independent, global professional association of change managers. This body of knowledge provides an independent benchmark for the professional knowledge expected of an effective change manager.

The course comprehensively covers both the theory and the practice of change management including:

  • Organisational Context and Approach
  • People and Change
  • Change Leadership and Teams
  • Stakeholders and Communication
  • The work of the Change Manager

Accredited by APMG, the course is structured in two modules: a stand-alone Foundation Level (3 days) and a follow-on Practitioner Level (2 days). These can be taken individually or combined. Choose the option that best meets your needs.  If you are interested in going to Practitioner level we recommend taking both modules in the one sitting if possible.

Our Trainers Make the Difference

  • Kim Riordan

    Kim has over 30 years experience including over 15 years at senior/executive management level in a variety of medium to large organisations, managing geographically dispersed teams of 100+ staff.

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  • Leigh Harris

    Leigh is a recognised professional in the development and delivery of project, programme, and enterprise architecture training. He has held roles as a training manager and facilitator within leading consultancies and multi-national training organisations.

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Learning Outcomes

Change Management Training – Individual Benefits

  • Explain the current context of change and how this is evolving
  • Understand major drivers of change and the organisational context of a change including the effects of organisational culture
  • Describe different approaches to planning and delivering change, including the value of collaborative ‘co-design’ approaches
  • Assess the impact of change and identify ways to support people through change, developing strategies to overcome resistance and build motivation for change
  • Support people who are in key change roles and help them build an effective change team
  • Explain how understanding of human dynamics and organisational context is changing the way we approach change
  • Analyse stakeholders and power dynamics to develop appropriate engagement strategies and develop effective communication and engagement plans for change
  • Identify different types of measurement that can be used to track the effectiveness of change management activities and apply change analytics for change management

Change Management Training – Benefits for Organisations

  • Build the organisation’s capability and capacity to deal successfully with change, improving agility.
  • Increase the probability of successful business change/transformation – supporting strategic direction.
  • Minimise risks (costs, delays, loss of employee engagement, reputation) associated with failed initiatives.
  • Align change initiatives with established, process-driven methods (like PRINCE2®,MSP® and Agile) to develop a unified approach to change.
  • Develop and sustain employee commitment and alignment with organisational purpose during times of change.
  • Build and maintain the engagement of internal and external stakeholders with new initiatives.
  • Manage more effective change communications with internal and external constituencies so that change is understood and supported.
  • Improve assessment of change impact, integrated change planning and successful embedding of change into the life of the organisation.

Who Should Attend

The Organisational Change Management Foundation and Practitioner courses provide critical skills and knowledge for aspiring and practising Change Managers.

The Foundation level is for anyone who wants a sound understanding of Change Management principles and practices. It is ideal for those wanting formal and structured learning in Change Management. On completion, you will be ready to sit the APMG Change Management Foundation exam.

Practitioner level is for anyone with Foundation level knowledge who wants to gain practicing level capability and attain the full certification. It is ideal for those who lead, manage or contribute to the facilitation of change within an organisation. On completion, you will be ready to sit the APMG Change Management Practitioner exam.

Course attendance is suitable for all Change Management roles and Project Managers, Business/Process Analysts, Team Leaders/Supervisors, Senior Managers, IT Professionals and HR Professionals.

Course Contents

Foundation (Day 1 – 3)
Organisational Context and Approach

  • Change contexts
  • Organisational culture
  • Structuring your approach
    • Co-design
    • ADKAR
    • N-step approaches to change
  • Delivery strategy
  • Agile Practices
  • Change Strategy

People and Change

  • Individual differences
  • Neuroscience terms
  • Human Response to change
  • Human motivations and drives
  • Competence and learning

Change Leadership and Teams

  • Change leadership and teams
  • Leadership and psychological safety
  • Leadership, culture and organisational change
  • Teams and change

Stakeholders and Communication

  • How to identify, categorise and segment stakeholders
  • Building Engagement
  • Engagement outcomes
  • Elements of communication theory
  • Barriers to communication
  • Communications Planning and strategy

The work of the change Manager

  • Assessing Change impact and severity
  • Resistance to change
  • Change analytics

Practitioner (Day 4-5)

  • Levers, tipping point and critical mass
  • Roger’s adoption model
  • Introduction to effective instruction
  • Learning needs and objectives
  • Coaching for Change
  • Handling conflict in change
  • Facilitation for co-design
  • Exam Revision/Preparation and Practitioner Exam
  • The course material was well presented and was brought to life by Kim. I really appreciated Kim's style of training, often providing examples and/or linking to experiences and scenarios from the participants. She clearly communicated expectations, and helped us to prepare well both for the exam and for real world application.

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Fee Per Person

Change Management Foundation/ Practitioner combined (5 days) 

  • $3,160 + gst 

 Change Management Foundation (3 days) 

  • $2,280 + gst

Change Management Practitioner (2 days) 

  • $2,100 + gst

Course Fee Includes:

  • Comprehensive fully-accredited course workbook quality printed in colour
  • Official course textbook The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook
  • Foundation / Practitioner exams


Exams & Other Information

Live Virtual Training – Participants of the Change Management course will sit the exam online during the course. The exams are invigilated live by the ALC trainer via the Zoom session. The Change Management specialist certification online exam is hosted by the examination institute APMG and accessed via a web browser.

**Should the participant be unable to sit the exam on the day of the course, an online exam voucher can be provided. The online exam voucher is provided at the end of the course and participants are required to sit their exam via the proctoru system. For more exam voucher information, see the ProctorU online guide on exam proctoring page.

Face-to-Face Training – Participants will be provided with a paper-based exam which is completed whilst at the course in the same venue of the course itself.

Foundation Level Certification

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 organisation. The Foundation certification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.

Exam Format – Foundation

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 minutes
  • 50 questions
  • 50% to pass (25 or more correct)
  • Closed book

Practitioner Level Certification

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 organisational 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.

Exam Format – Practitioner

  • Objective testing
  • 2.5 hours
  • 5 questions worth a total of 80 points
  • 50% to pass (40 or more points)
  • Exam may be taken with the support of the Change Management Study Guide



Change Management –  APMG/CMI vs PROSCI

One of the most frequent questions we get concerns the differences between PROCSI and APMG/CMI certifications.

ALC’s Change Management training comes from APMG and CMI (the Change Management Institute) which are both based in UK. PROSCI is US-based. The two approaches are not really competitors. Rather, they are complementary. They approach the same subject but from a different perspective. In an ideal world people would do both. A similar situation exists with Business Analysis between IIBA in USA and BCS in UK.

ALC recommends the APMG/CMI approach as a more suitable and effective starting point from an organisational perspective, particularly if you have a group of people to be trained.

For a comprehensive assessment of the two approaches we recommend this paper: Change management certification courses from APMG and Prosci®. Which one is right for you?

Please contact us if you would like to discuss further with our  Lead Trainer.