21 hours/ 7 weeks
Our change management certification course teaches students how to develop practical solutions for effectively implementing change in the workplace. Students will become skilled at addressing the concerns of staff and enabling cooperation through strategic best practices. By effectively using change management techniques, students will learn how to facilitate smooth transitions in the workplace while maintaining morale.
Changes in an organization are about more than just policies. They are about people. Most organizations routinely introduce sweeping changes, to improve processes, accommodate shifts or follow new regulations. They often do so without adequately considering the effect these changes have on people within the organization. Change management professionals guide organizations through these changes on the individual, organizational and enterprise levels by taking a people-first approach.
The knowledge and skills taught in this course are in line with the educational standards of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and Canadian industry standards. The vital skills students learn will be immediately applicable to their careers.
Students can participate in this course from anywhere in the world with internet access, as the course is delivered through our live online format. The course is part time, so students will be able to easily integrate it into even the busiest of schedules.
Our Change Management Course is accredited by the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and Ashton College is listed as a Qualified Education Provider (QEP) in their registry. Completion of the course at Ashton College fulfills the ACMP 21-hour training requirement for their Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) credential. The course also helps students break into the field so they can start earning hours to meet their work experience requirements.
The ACMP CCMP™ program recognizes the education, experience and skills that a change management practitioner employs when effectively managing change. The program assesses knowledge of and skill with change management practices, strategies and approaches. It verifies the relevant work experience and education required to qualify for the CCMP credential. The value of the credential includes recognition of your value as a change management professional and demonstrates a commitment to career growth and professional development. The CCMP™ program launched in May 2016 and you can visit their website to learn more about program qualifications.
To become a CCMP™ through ACMP, you need a four-year degree (or an international equivalent) and three years or 4200 hours of change management experience. You can also qualify with a secondary school education (high school or an international equivalent) and five years or 7000 hours of change management experience.
This course is beneficial for those leading, managing and supporting organizational change initiatives including:
Upon completion of the course, successful students will reliably demonstrate the ability to:
Upon completion of this course, successful students will have the knowledge and insight to prepare and apply for the Association of Change Management Professionals CCMP exam.
Monika is an engaging and respected thought and functional leader, with expertise in leadership, strategy development and execution, transformational change, complex employee and stakeholder engagement and organizational effectiveness. She is currently a senior manager for Human Capital consulting at Deloitte Canada. She holds a master’s degree in International Economic and Political Relationships from the University of Lodz in Poland and an MBA from the University of Alberta in Canada. As an instructor, Monika believes in experiential learning and she incorporates her professional and personal experience with theory, research and application to facilitate student growth and development. Monika is currently a board member of the global Association of Change Management Professionals and she is a Certified Change Management Professional.
Sharon Seidler is a Human Resources Professional and Conflict Resolution Professional with over fifteen years of experience in Human Resources Supports, Organizational Development, Change Management, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Employee and Labour Relations, and Leadership Development. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Human Resources Management Program and Kansas State University’s Conflict Resolution Program. She has also been a certified mediator, a mentor with the Kansas Supreme Courts, and a member of the Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.
Sharon currently works in post-secondary education with Ashton College Online, focusing on human resources, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, and change management. Sharon has extensive experience developing and instructing organizational training programs in conflict resolution, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leadership development to promote inclusive, safe and healthy work environments. She also publishes online articles related to change management, mental wellness, co-parenting, workplace mediation, divorce mediation, human resources, and conflict resolution.
Claudia Roubaud is a professional with over twelve years of progressive experience and knowledge across a wide variety of business management functions that include: human resources, budgets and accounting, change management, risk management, project management, strategic business planning, business analysis, performance management systems, customer service, communications, etc.
Claudia has been with The City of Calgary municipality for over ten years in various capacities. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law & Society (pre-Law) from the University of Calgary, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree from the University of Phoenix, as well as a number of continuing education certificates. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for informal and formal learning and development opportunities.
Sarah Gayer is a Human Resources professional and Charter Mediator, who brings over 20 years of experience consulting with organizations in the private sector, in such industries as pulp and paper, plastics, retail, communications, medical, manufacturing, financial, and in the not-for-profit sector. Sarah’s credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce degree from York University, a Charter Mediator designation from ADRIO and advanced certificates in Conflict Management from the University of Waterloo and Dispute Resolution from York University. In addition, Sarah is a trained Circle Facilitator and holds the professional designations of Certified Human Resources Leader, Certified Human Resources Professional, and Training and Development Professional.
Sarah provides expertise in coaching working with entrepreneurs, newcomers, and managers to assist them in becoming better leaders and successful businesspeople. Sarah is also a trained mediator in the workplace, family, and with elders. She assists organizations in mediating conflict, conducting investigations, and providing training in this area. Sarah also assists organizations in providing a workplace that meets everyone’s needs with regard to mental health. Sarah brings a desire for sharing her expertise by bringing authenticity into her facilitation.
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Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change, 5th Edition. Ester Cameron and Mike Green. Kogan Page, Limited. 2016. ISBN-10: 0749479132, ISBN-13: 9780749479138.
The registration fee for this course is $995.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.