Exploring the 5 Benefits of Earning a Change Management Certification

Jun 29, 2017 | Posted by Michael Campbell

A common question that we come across within our profession is ‘how would I benefit from becoming change management certified?' Understanding these benefits and the value prior to signing up for a certification is important to ensure that you can get the most out of the course and that you actually can enjoy it!Here at CMC, we follow the proven Prosci methodology, and in their Best Practices in Change Management – 2016 Edition, an overwhelming 86% of participants recommended taking a change management certification. Here we break down the 5 ways in which they have benefitted from the certification:

1. Their knowledge and expertise is validated

Having a certification is strong evidence that change management is a necessary discipline that must be taken seriously and provides assurance to the rest of the organisation that the time has been taken to develop skills in managing change and understanding the people side of it, rather than just the technical project side. With a certification, your position as a leader of change is authenticated, making it an easier to gain sponsorship from leadership and employee buy-in, lowering the overall resistance to change. 

2. Access to a proven methodology, models, and tools 

When participating in workshops for a change management certification you will learn the best change practices from thousands of organisations along with a methodology and toolkit for managing change within your organisation, by applying these tools and techniques to one of your live projects. 

The Prosci change management methodology is widely recognised and has been adopted by more than 80% of the world's largest organisations. The CMC Prosci Certified Practitioner training programme allows you access to the largest body of research in the change management world and as part of the course we help you to tailor Prosci’s methodology, frameworks, and the ADKAR model to your current change projects. This aids your learning as we retain 35% of what we do and only 10% of what we listen to, ensuring you can get the most out of the session and are fully equipped to tackle change projects back in your workplace. These tools and templates are each specifically designed to guide you throughout your change management journey. 

3. Set the organisational change management standard 

Becoming certified will teach you the recommended approaches that should become the standard for every change effort. This will ensure that change knowledge is shared throughout the organisation, creating common tools, frameworks, and languages. As the approach to each organisational change becomes standardised across various projects, departments and functions, organisations are able to realise an increase in their change management maturity levels, improving overall project success rates, sustaining lasting project benefits. 

4. Increased their competitive edge 

Clearly, if organisations are not changing they are not keeping up, they are losing competitive advantage. Becoming change management certified arms your organisation with the necessary skills to anticipate future changes. With increased change management capabilities, an environment of competitive agility can be established allowing your organisation to remain ahead of the curve. 

5. Recognise the need for change management 

After you are certified you will appreciate the benefits and the value of building effective change management skills and competencies throughout the organisation to help ensure its longevity, mitigate employee resistance and improve response time to emerging changes. With the digital era now upon us we are seeing organisations from a wide spectrum of industries undergo a digital transformation- a change effort which must be realised and managed across all departments throughout an organisation. The number of organisations now investing in and recruiting for certified change management practitioners is currently growing as the prospect of failed or incompletely realised change could spell disaster.  p.s. change management practitioners are also being paid more than project managers..

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To learn more about the benefits of a change management certification, click below to watch a short video on the benefits of the change management certification:



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At our Prosci® Certified Change Management Practitioner Course you will learn how to:

  • Explain why change management is important to your organisation's future success
  • Use Prosci ADKAR® process for individual change

  • Use Prosci 3 phase organisational change process - Preparing for, Managing & Reinforcing change

  • Develop and customise your change management strategy to your project
  • Assess and develop the competency of your sponsors to effectively lead change 

  • Use Prosci best practices data to build the business case for change management

  • Deploy an effective communications strategy 

  • Use a 10-step process for resistance management 

  • Coach line managers in their 5 critical roles in leading effective change 

If this has caught your interest, why not take a look at our available course dates and times for more information.

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