Change Management
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Course description

DURATION

2 DAYS - 7 Hours per day

COURSE TYPE

Live Virtual/Satellite Course

CERTIFICATE

Issued by AIPMO

The Change Management specialist certification course will help you develop the skills necessary...

The Change Management specialist certification course will help you develop the skills necessary to play an active and effective role within and across organizations that are going through varying degrees of change. Managing organizational change is critical to implementing every type of initiative, which in turn helps the organization meet its strategic objectives. Sounds easy? It’s not. Organizational change initiatives fail at an alarming rate because of the underestimation of the stakeholders (actual and perceived) impact of change.

This course gives you a 360-degree view of change management from the “drivers of change”, the theory behind change management, investigation of change success factors, and change models including techniques and tools. A case study concept is integrated into the course, where we take course attendees’ change challenges and solve them in teams. This makes for a hands-on workshop to help participants understand the challenges working in virtual, physical, and mixed environments to develop the skills necessary to define and execute an active and effective role within and across organizations that are going through change.

Course Details

The Change Management specialist certification course will help you develop the skills necessary to play an active and effective role within and across organizations that are going through varying degrees of change. Managing organizational change is critical to implementing every type of initiative, which in turn helps the organization meet its strategic objectives. Sounds easy? It’s not. Organizational change initiatives fail at an alarming rate because of the underestimation of the stakeholders (actual and perceived) impact of change.

This course gives you a 360-degree view of change management from the “drivers of change”, the theory behind change management, investigation of change success factors, and change models including techniques and tools. A case study concept is integrated into the course, where we take course attendees’ change challenges and solve them in teams. This makes for a hands-on workshop to help participants understand the challenges working in virtual, physical, and mixed environments to develop the skills necessary to define and execute an active and effective role within and across organizations that are going through change.

  • Empathizing: Understanding the stakeholders needs involved
  • Recognize the drivers of change and challenges relating to change management in complex virtual
    and hybrid environments
  • Assess the change readiness of the organization and analyze how to reduce the resistance to change
  • Know what roles PMOs at different levels can play to lead and manage change across projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Know the main change models and tailor one to your own environment
  • Learn to build an AIPMO PMO change management service including the capabilities to run this service across projects and programs
  • Critique an organization’s change readiness by understanding change success factors and applying proven techniques and approaches
  • Discuss the importance of communication, trust, and culture in the change management process
  • Develop skills that help employees cope throughout periods of change
  • Project and program management professionals
  • Consultants (involved in projects and/or organizational change)
  • PMO/IT managers and team members, portfolio managers, and senior management
  • Operations staff involved in change projects
  • Those responsible for leading and managing people through change at work

The integrated training approach within AIPMO’s Learning Management System includes:

  • Lecture
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions on pertinent topics
  • Presentations and role play
  • Personal coaching (if time allows)
  • Module 1: The drivers of change
  • Module 2: Success or Failure?
  • Module 3: Types of Change
  • Module 4: Change Factors
  • Module 5: Change Management Models
  • Module 6: Change Strategies
  • Module 7: People Change
  • Module 8: Team Change
  • Module 9: Organizational Change
  • Module 10: Culture as a Change Factor
  • Module 11: PMOs and Change Management
  • Module 12: Overview of Additional Topics to Support Mastering Change
Contact hours: 14 – AIPMO uses the term “contact hours” for its virtual courses. Contact hours include course instruction, time allocated for homework, and team exercises. Course stated contact hours may vary slightly in practice, due to spontaneous exercises or special requests by students.

Online exam | Open book with 50 multiple questions | 60min

Course instructor

Dr. Günther Singer

Dr. Günther Singer, MBA, CEO of the Life and Career Design Consulting GmbH and owner of ChangeStrategy Consulting, is a professor and specializes in human resources, change management, online education, and the accreditation of institutions in higher education. He is CEO of the Life and Career Design Consulting GmbH and owner of ChangeStrategy Consulting. He designs and implements corporate change processes, conducts audits, and supports organizations as a coach and management developer. As...

Dr. Günther Singer, MBA, CEO of the Life and Career Design Consulting GmbH and owner of ChangeStrategy Consulting, is a professor and specializes in human resources, change management, online education, and the accreditation of institutions in higher education. He is CEO of the Life and Career Design Consulting GmbH and owner of ChangeStrategy Consulting. He designs and implements corporate change processes, conducts audits, and supports organizations as a coach and management developer. As a professor, he focuses on graduate and post-graduate courses at Universities and Business Schools. As Executive Coach, he supports decision-makers.

In his career, he has held various positions: CEO, Academic Director, Dean, Senior Researcher, Sales Manager, and Regional Director Europe for a US Accreditation Organization. Dr. Singer worked on various projects as a consultant, typically involving concept of the project, implementation, training, and/or coaching of key-performers in the following industries and sectors: Air Navigation Industry: process consulting for top-management – company strategy development and implementation; Automotive Industry – retail group: change consulting due to the restructuring of sector due to new European Union regulations; Bank: post-merger change management consulting, training of coaches; Electric Power Industry: process coaching due to re-structuring; High-Tech Company: change management due to the introduction of process management/implementation of skill management and development; Industrial Production Plant of a multinational corporation: implementation of lean management, team development; Media Industry: implementation of performance management; Public Administration: training of managers as coaches; United Nations: Human Resources Development and Consulting Services.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Core, Foundational, and Specialist certifications?

Each of the certification categories serve a difference purpose. The first category “PMO Core Certifications” shows that you have the competencies to design and build a service-orientated PMO with services that are needed by your project community. At the top-level (Expert) certification, you will have to show that you have the competencies to design and build one or more PMOs (called PMO topologies) within an integrated PMO Services topology. The second category of courses, called “Foundational certifications,” comprise of three certifications that are needed by everyone irrespective of whether you are a PMO or project team member or a PM/O director. The foundational courses are the techniques and tools of a trade, so they are needed by everyone including project professionals. The third category of certifications is called the “Specialist” certifications because they directly relate to the ability to offer PMO services. If a PMO service is planned, then the PMO needs to have the capability to offer them. There are over 20 specialist courses at the time of writing. These courses are also needed by project team members.

What are contact hours and how can I reach Specialist level 1?

AIPMO uses the term “contact hours” for its virtual courses. Contact hours include course instructions, time allocated for homework, and team exercises. Every course has allotted contact hours and once you pass the course exam, they will be accredited to your account. Once you have reached the threshold, you will be awarded the specialist level certification.

What is the difference between IPMO-F, IPMO-P, and IPMO-E?

These three certifications are part of the PMO core certifications. IPMO-F (Foundation) is for the PMO and project team members and covers topics around working in a PMO, and also working in a project team. It covers the lower part of the AIPMO Strategic Lifecycle framework.

IPMO-P (Practitioner) is for the PMO managers, project managers, and senior PMO and project team members. It covers topics on how to identify the need for a PMO and design, and how to justify and build a PMO and its services.

IPMO-E (Expert) is not for everyone. It is the top-level certification for PMO directors and consultants who are managing, consulting, or designing enterprise PMO topologies and PMO Service topologies.

I dont know which certification is right for me, how do I choose?

For now, it is best to ask one of our professionals. You can either call or chat online. They will be able to provide you expert advice to plan and advance your career.

Are there any discounts if I take more than one course?

Short answer, Yes. There are bundles shown on the website, but you can also call to ask if you can get a special discount. If you bring others to the course, then this will also be taken into consideration.

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