Change Management PCM – Foundation Including Accredited Examination
This 3-day course provides delegates with the opportunity to explore approaches to managing change. During the course, we will look at how to build the foundations for successful change. Four core areas will be explored: change and the organization, change and the individual, communications and stakeholder engagement and change management in practice. Together they will enable a delegate to develop a comprehensive change management plan to support effective change within an organization.
Prior to the course delegates will receive learning material to help them prepare adequately. All relevant course materials are provided, including the core textbook “The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook”. The course concludes with the Change Management Foundation Examination.
No prerequisites are necessary for attendance, although delegates would benefit from some experience of the organizational change prior to attending the course.
Delegates are provided with access to our pre-course learning material that will help them prepare for the classroom sessions. The pre-course work is expected to take approximately 15 hours to complete (although delegates may wish to spend longer on this activity to help them prepare more effectively).
During this course you will learn to:
• Recognise the drivers for change
• Consider the impact of change on individuals within the organization
• Identify different organization cultures and understand their impact on the change process.
• Select an appropriate framework to use as the basis for the creation of a change management plan
• Plan learning activities to support change.
• Identify and analyze stakeholders to understand their influence on the change plan
• Create and implement a communications management plan.
• Develop an effective change team
• Develop organizations that can respond well to change, In addition, delegates will be provided with advice and guidance on the Foundation examination
The Change Management Foundation course gives delegates the opportunity to comprehensively explore current thinking on how to manage organizational change.
Classroom sessions will introduce delegates to the Foundation level content of The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook and provide an opportunity to test their understanding through practical group work.
Additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately two and half hours on these activities each evening.
The course will cover the following syllabus areas:
Change and the organization: Defining change Organisations are exposed to wide variety of factors which they need to respond to in order to survive and prosper. Delegates will consider why their organizations need to change and the implications for this on the design of the change programme Change, the organization, and the individual: A change management perspective Successful change typically involves careful design and delivery of new products, services or processes. However, the same care and attention are also needed for the “people” element of any change. Delegates will consider the impact of change on the individual and what implications this has when planning change