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Organizational Change Management Practitioner Certification Course

Apply the valuable knowledge and techniques you gained in the Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification course to "real world" change processes.


Being able to develop and implement effective change initiatives is paramount to ensuring ongoing business success. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”, said Winston Churchill. We are repeatedly made aware of the fact that change is the only constant in business and perfecting the art of change management can be a challenge in any organization. 

This certification course builds on the essentials of Change Management presented in the Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification course. The valuable knowledge base offered with this next course in the program will enable you to apply many proven approaches and techniques to change processes taking place in your organization.

This course prepares you for the exam leading to the Change Management Practitioner Certification and the Registered Change Management Professional designation through AMPG International.


Building on the essentials covered during the Foundation course, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify organizational drivers of a change initiative and the links with governance structures
  • Apply an appropriate process framework to help plan and understand organizational change
  • Use a range of organization paradigms to understand, support and sustain change processes, while amalgamating the change initiative with the culture of the organization
  • Establish a clear framework of roles, skills and actions through which leaders from different levels can support and sustain the change process
  • Build a change team
  • Draft and direct the communication plan for the change initiative lifecycle
    • Develop a proactive strategy to manage anticipated resistance
    • Help equip people for change
    • Recognize signs of resistance to change and implement actions to mitigate it
  • Support the identification of and mapping of stakeholders and ensure the development of approaches to build and maintain engagement
  • Propose a range of levers by which a change can be sustained and become embedded in the organization

This program is designed for those who lead, manage and/or support organizational change initiatives including:

  • Senior Managers: VPs, AVPs, Directors
  • Program, Project and Business Managers
  • Change Leaders and Managers
  • Business Change Managers (Change Agents)
  • Business Analysts
  • Development and Planning Managers
  • HR and Organizational Development Practitioners
  • Consultants and Facilitators
  • Individuals aspiring to become Change Managers
  • Those seeking their full APMG–International Change Management™ Certification including Foundation and Practitioner

Strong understanding of change management concepts is recommended. In order to take the Practitioner course, participants must successfully pass the APMG International Change Management Foundation exam with a pass rate of 50% or higher.

Click here for more information about the Organizational Change Management Foundation Course and exam, which are prerequisites for this course.


Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. Attendees may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format that best meets their needs, and have permission to use the files only in accordance with the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.

The book, The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, is required for this course and the open-book exam. You will receive a complimentary copy for the course.


  • The exam is a restricted open-book exam and The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook is allowed for reference during the exam. The exam is 2.5 hours in duration. This examination is administered and marked by APMG
  • You will attain 12 professional development units (PDUs) for Project Managers with Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • The program qualifies successful graduates 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. Note: the designation is a separate process, not included with this course offering

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



Many of our courses are available in Virtual format – meaning you just need a good Internet connection and a comfortable location with minimal distractions in order 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.


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Course Dates for Organizational Change Management Practitioner Certification Course
Course Fee
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Jul 11-12, 2019
USD 1,195.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Sep 12-13, 2019
USD 1,195.00
Public Dates - Virtual Classroom
Nov 07-08, 2019
USD 1,195.00