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Combined Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Course


Save time and money: combine both Change Management Foundation and Practitioner courses.

Change Management Foundation – 3 Days

Audience and Learning outcomes:

This course has been designed for Change Managers, Programme Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and anyone who:

  • wishes to learn about Change Management
  • wonders why change initiatives continually fail
  • understands that project success often requires the active cooperation of many stakeholders
  • wants to become a Change Manager
  • would like to improve their resume with a new qualification useful for all types of management roles.

The course objectives are:-

  • prepare candidates for the Change Management Foundation exam
  • how to apply Change Management in real life
  • this is achieved by working through
    • what motivates individuals, how they learn and how they react to change while exploring the implications for Change Managers.
    • models for organisational change
    • how to manage planned change in a project or program environment
    • how to address cultural change
    • best practices in stakeholder engagement and communications.

The course uses a case study as the basis for exercises in applying Change Management in practice. There is plenty of group discussion about real life examples of change that has gone well and change that has failed.

Course materials – what you receive

  • a copy of “The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook”
  • a copy of our “Portable Principles of Change Management” Handout, a pocket sized study guide
  • copies of all the slides with additional notes.
  • an exercise workbook, and templates and tools.
  • practice questions for the Change Management Foundation exam and the actual Foundation exam.

Pre-Course preparation and homework

The course preparation should take approximately three to six hours and includes an extensive overview of Change Management with sample Foundation exam questions. This is emailed to participants when they book a place on the course.

There is approximately two hours of homework to be completed in the evenings of the first two days of the Foundation Course. This consists mainly of sample exam questions with answers and explanations. This improves the learning outcome and consolidates the day's learning.

Course requirements

This course is open to anyone with an interest in change management.

Foundation exam

All Change Management exams are provided by the APM Group; the Foundation exam is a 40 minute, closed book multiple choice exam. The pass mark is 50%.


Change Management Practitioner – 1.5 Days

Audience and learning outcomes

This qualification is recognised as fulfilling the knowledge component of the Change Management Institute’s (CMI) accreditation scheme.

This course is intended for those who have completed the Foundation course and would like to take their learning to the next level. It will consolidate your Change Management Foundation knowledge and introduce you to additional material from The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook.

You are prepared for the Change Management Practitioner exam, which is included in the 1.5 days.

The course objectives are:

  • prepare candidates for the Change Management Practitioner exam
  • explain the interface between change management and project management and how project management decisions can have a dramatic effect on how change management is achieved
  • show techniques for sustaining the change so that people do not revert back to their old ways.
  • this is achieved by working through additional material covering
    • learning objectives
    • expanding the seven principles of stakeholder engagement
    • detailed discussions various approaches to project governance and how the change managers would interact with these
    • detailed discussion of the impact of deployment strategies especially if Agile is being used
    • targeting levels of adoption
    • sustaining adoption.

During the course, exam strategy and sample questions are discussed.

Course materials – What you receive

  • a pre-course study guide introducing the additional material and exercises based around sample questions
  • a thorough discussion and recommendations for dealing with change management in an agile project environment
  • a copy of all slides with additional notes
  • mock exam and an instructor led walk through.

Pre-course preparation and homework

If the Foundation and Practitioner are taken separately, we recommend that course participants set aside approximately six-eight hours for course preparation, including revising the Foundation material. If you are taking the course in five consecutive days (as many of our customers do) then you should set aside six-eight hours prior to the course.

You will be given pre-course study guidance which includes an introduction to the exam and sample questions.

Course requirements

The Foundation qualification is an APM Group pre-requisite for the more advanced Practitioner course.

Practitioner exam

The Practitioner exam is a sophisticated multiple choice exam over two-and-a-half hours. The only source material allowed is “The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook” and the guide to the examinable parts of this book.

The pass mark is 50%.

The Change Management Practitioner qualification is valid for five years. Practitioners should be re-registered within three-five years of their original certification in order to demonstrate their commitment to professional development. 

Accredited PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile training is provided by Project Laneways, accredited the APMG Examinations institute. Accredited Change Management and AgilePM training courses are provide by Project Laneways and accredited by APMG.

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Course Info

  • Code: PL-CMGCBN
  • Duration: 4.5 days
  • Price: $2,850.00

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