Providing you with the skills, techniques and processes to deliver effective change.
Examinations set by APMG
Turn Your Ideas into a Reality with Change Management Course in London
Change management training is an essential element of your career development. All leadership roles now require an understanding of how to lead yourself and others from current to new ways of working. Just as project management has become a standard requirement of many non-project roles especially in the UK, change management skills form a significant proportion of the competencies needed for the most interesting, exciting and highly paid roles being advertised today. Increasingly, recruiters are seeking evidence of these skills through change management qualifications and change management certification. After all, if you are hiring someone for a change role, a minimum requirement should be change management qualifications.
Change management training is important because we are all expected to balance high performance in the ‘business as usual’ aspects of our jobs with an ability to improve how we work, originating ideas for changes and improvements, and being able to put these changes into practice.
Benefits of this course
Feedback from this course always emphasises how useful it is and how many problem solving techniques it contains. People report having more confidence to plan, manage and take part in change initiatives following attendance on this course.
As part of the course materials I provide you with a toolkit of checklists, techniques and dashboards so you can start managing your change projects using what you have learnt from the moment you leave the course.
Who is this course for?
This cause is aimed at anyone who is taking part in change at work. It doesn’t assume that you are in overall charge of the changes, but recognises you are part of a team that has to create and successfully embed new ways of working.
The course creates knowledge transfer from me to you, so it is relevant if:
- You are responsible for the creation of new ways of working as a result of a project investment.
- You are in a change management role, where you are identifying what needs to be done by those who are going to have to work differently
- You have been selected as a “change agent” or “change champion” to create the new ways of working.
There is no expectation that you are an expert in either Agile methods or formal change management techniques. In this course I will equip you with practical ideas for achieving your objectives without weighing you down with lots of theoretical knowledge that is nice to know, but at this point, you don’t have the time to absorb.
This section of the course provides a structure for how to manage your change initiative from initial idea, through early and regular delivery of changes into the business and their adoption as new ways of working.
This structure gives you a way to schedule all the work at a high level with the opportunity to plan in detail as you get closer to each delivery. In this way, you are ensuring that you apply the concepts and principles of Agile, but in a way that makes sense for you.
The roadmap is a simple yet effective mechanism for defining how and when work will be completed. It is a flexible set of activities that can be applied to any type of change. It divides all the work into two phases: set-up; evolving solution.
In the course you will use it to plan your own initiatives, creating a plan that everyone in your organisation can easily understand, helping to build support for what you are doing.
This section makes the connection between understanding the benefits of the initiative and creating the motivation to become involved. There are questionnaires and checklists to help you consider your change from different perspectives, drawing out a wide range of benefits.
There are techniques for you to drill down through your initial benefits to a detailed understanding of what will improve, and what will be made worse by your change. This enables you to be honest in how you explain the impact of your change, creating trust with those who are impacted and whose support you need.
This is a section all about you. Through games, checklists and questionnaires you will identify how you prefer to work, using this to consider how others might have a different perspective. Use this knowledge to plot how you engage with others including what information you share, how you share it and what opportunities you give to others to make change happen.
In this section, the term environment is used to describe the culture you create, based on how you prefer to work (using insight from the Relationship Building section) and the preferences of those in the community that you need to engage with. It gives you ideas for creating a way to work that is relevant to your business, the type of change that you are trying to implement and the needs of your colleagues.
You are given insight into the latest thinking on the impact of positive psychology, and the steps needed to create an atmosphere that builds empathy with those impacted by change. There are checklists to consider how to build your own resilience to keep going when you experience push back, and ideas for creating motivation that inspires everyone to take personal responsibility for making the change happen.
This course is a great addition to other training, as it helps people to apply knowledge they have already, whilst giving them lots of opportunities to learn how things work in practice. It is all about their work and how they need to make change happen, so there is no gap between being trained and then working out how to apply it back in the workplace. The course is all about how to apply this in the workplace.
Why Choose Melanie?
Agile Project Management is also known as AgilePM and helps project managers and business leaders to deliver projects faster, cheaper and with more tangible benefits than using more traditional waterfall project management approaches.
Originating from the agile software community, Agile was designed to work directly with the business as well as IT.
The qualification “Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner” was launched in 2010 in cooperation with APMG and DSDM and Melanie Franklin is one of the leaders in training this examination based course.
Her 100% success rate comes from her being an Agile Expert as well as Scrum Master and practitioner in Lean Kanban.
Since the launch of the Change Management certificate in 2008, Melanie has trained thousands of professionals and coached over 100 organisations into adopting Change Management principles.