What is Change Management?

The ways to manage projects, programmes and risk management are addressed with the best practice methods of PRINCE2, MSP and M_o_R respectively. However, these do not cover the people aspects of change management which are so fundamental to achieving success.

Regal-TC is delighted to present an exciting learning programme called Change Management which contains material based upon the highly acclaimed work of experienced change management consultants, Esther Cameron and Mike Green.

Managing change and the impact of change is a high priority for all organisations. The ability to lead people, teams and organisations through that change is becoming the fundamental skill for managers at all levels

What are the challenges?

The future will present accelerating change and the failure to deliver effective change can be devastating for the organisation its employees and those that depend on its success.

Managers are expected to be able approach change in a strategic and planned manner.
Managers need to manage their own attitudes to change and demonstrate they have the required skills and knowledge.
Change can meet with resistance. Knowing the reasons for this and how it can be overcome is important to leading change.
Regal-TC is one of the first organisations to become accredited by the APM Group to offer accredited training with examinations in Change Management.

Course Content and Objectives

This course provides an opportunity to undertake the Change Management Foundation and/or Practitioner exams. The standard timetable consists of a 5-day event. The first three days primarily focus on the Foundation syllabus which aims to measure whether a candidate could act as an informed member of a change management team during a period of change within part of all of their organisation. The Foundation exam is taken at the end of the 3rd day and is a pre-requisite to the Practitioner exam.

The Practitioner exam aims to measure whether a candidate knows how to apply the change management approaches and techniques to the management of change within their organisation. Practitioner delegates need to have obtained a Foundation qualification, and show that they know how to apply and tailor the approaches and techniques to address the needs and problems in a given management scenario. The Practitioner exam is supplemented by supporting information from the People Alchemy website which is produced as the Practitioner Handbook.

On a standard 5-day event, the first three days focus on the Foundation exam, with the remaining days concentrating on completing the Practitioner syllabus. The 4th day is conducted in a workshop style with a focus on understanding and application and practicing sample papers. The Practitioner exam is taken on the 5th day.

The Change Management syllabus covers the four modules as detailed below.

  1. Module One             Individual Change
  2. Module Two             Team Change
  3. Module Three         Organisational Change
  4. Module Four           Leading Change

Change Management Exams

The Change Management Foundation exam is a one-hour, closed book , 60 multiple-choice question paper, covering all four modules above. Delegates must achieve 30/60 to pass the exam.

The Change Management Practitioner exam is a 3 hour, Objective Test Exam format where candidates are allowed to use the Making Sense of Change Management book and the Practitioner Handbook only. The exam consists of four questions each worth 20 marks. Candidates must score 40 out of 80 to pass.

The Change Management course provides delegates with a qualification which complements OGC’s guidance on project, programme and risk management, but which also stands alone.