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Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification Course


Change is a constant in today’s dynamic and hyper-competitive business world.

Business leaders and line managers MUST be equipped with the right skills and knowledge to effectively lead transformational change.

What is often ignored or forgotten when leading a change initiative is the people and cultural side of change, resulting in 70% of change initiatives failing (according to the Kotter Institute). Don’t be on the wrong side of that statistic!

There are two major factors that contribute to change not being successfully implemented. The first is that the change process is not managed effectively, and the second is because people impacted by the change are not guided effectively.

The Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification course is a 3-day program that equips you with the knowledge and tools to understand transformational leadership and change, guidance on gaining employee commitment and overcoming resistance, and techniques to inspire your staff to embrace change and sustain it to keep your organization moving in the right direction.

The course also fully prepares you for the exam leading to the Change Management Foundation Certification.


During the course, there are four major areas covered to ensure that you understand the concepts, terms, principles, models and approaches for effectively leading and managing the people side of change:

  1. Change & The Individual
  2. Change & The Organization
  3. Communication & Stakeholder Engagement
  4. Change Management In Practice

Within these four major areas, there are several learning outcomes:

  • Understand how individuals process change
  • Identify key drivers of an organization’s culture, and recognize different types of change processes
  • Recognize the people and cultural side of change, and know how to help people deal more effectively with change, maintaining their commitment and bringing them successfully through the change process
  • Explain how individuals are impacted by change, different ways they may respond to change situations and how learning processes help them adapt
  • Understand how organizations work; how the process of organizational change occurs and the typical roles that collaborate to deliver successful change
  • Outline important aspects of how to build and equip a change team to improve effectiveness
  • Understand the key concepts of, and practices for unfreezing and refreezing change


This course is designed for those leading, managing and supporting organizational change initiatives including:

  • C-level leaders
  • Change Leaders – VPs, Directors, Senior Managers
  • Program, Project and Business Managers
  • Business Change Managers (Change Agents)
  • Business Analysts
  • Development and Planning Managers
  • HR and Organizational Development Practitioners
  • Consultants and Facilitators
  • Individuals aspiring to become effective leaders of change


There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • The closed-book, 40 minute exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions, and requires a passing grade of 50% (25 marks of 50) to receive the Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification. This examination is administered and marked by APMG.
  • You will attain 21 professional development units (PDUs) for Project Managers with Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • The program qualifies for ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) and CMI (Change Management Institute) credits
  • Another very exciting component is that if you pass the exam you also qualify for a designation from either CMI, or ACMP.
    The designation is a separate process, not included with this course offering.


Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. You may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format best meets your needs, and use the files under the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.


Materials included with this course provide a very good overview of the concepts and principles, and fully prepare you for the exam. For those seeking to expand their knowledge further, we recommend the following publications, associations and websites:


For those participants interested in continuing their organizational change management learning, we recommend you take the next step – the 2 Day Organizational Change Management Practitioner course and certification, once you have passed the Organization Change Management Foundation exam. Click here for the course outline, dates, locations.etc.


Many of our courses are available in Live, virtual format – meaning you just need a good Internet connection and a comfortable location with minimal distractions to attend. Courses are usually presented from 9:00am to 4:00pm CT each day. When you register for the course you will receive more detailed information.


The Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification course is available in a self-paced online learning format – meaning you can learn from your computer anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. Unlike many others, our self-paced courses are a comprehensive, very rich learning experience – almost like being in a classroom! And, they consistently receive rave reviews. Subscriptions are for 3 months from the date your account is activated.


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Course Dates for Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification Course
Course Fee
Self-Paced Online
CAD 945.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Sep 09-11, 2019
CAD 1,950.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Nov 04-06, 2019
CAD 1,950.00