Dealing with change and more importantly, the impact of change is a high priority for all organizations. The Change Management Certification has been developed by APMG in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI), an independent, global professional association of change managers. Together they have developed a professional ‘body of knowledge’ for the discipline of change management. This body of knowledge now provides an independent benchmark for the professional knowledge expected of an effective change manager.
The Change Management certification is delivered by APMG’s Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs). GRT Consulting LLP is an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) registered with APMG for imparting foundation and practitioner certification courses for Change Management. It also provides certifications including PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP® etc.
By passing both Foundation and Practitioner examinations – candidates will have acquired the knowledge needed to receive CMI’s ACM (Foundation) accreditation. They offer successful candidates a simpler route to personal accreditation, with only the experience element to complete.
Why Change Management?
Many complex projects and programs fail on account of poor change management. Inherent human resistance to change has been a root cause why organizations do not achieve their strategic objectives, in spite of superb technical delivery. Effective change management is being increasingly perceived to be critical for organizational survival. In this backdrop, a need has arisen to understand the context of change management in enterprise transformation initiatives and how to apply good practices to facilitate their success.
What is the structure of Change Management certification syllabus?
The Change Management certification is aligned with the Change Management Institute’s (CMI’s) change management body of knowledge (CMBoK).
The examinable text for this certification is ‘The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook’, incorporating the essential guidance to the CMBoK.
This handbook is edited by Richard Smith, David King, Ranjit Sidhu and Dan Skelsey (published by Kogan Page) .
The Change Management 2015 ver syllabus contains four areas covering the following themes: