Change Management Certification (Live Online)

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    Live Online

  • Duration:

    21 hours/ 7 weeks

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Start Date

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Part Time: February 02, 2021 – March 16, 2021

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Change management professionals guide organizations through change on the individual, organizational and enterprise levels, bringing them into new and improved processes. Most organizations routinely introduce sweeping changes, whether to improve processes, accommodate shifts or follow new regulations.

Change management is often a part of project management, but the two skills do differ in some respects. Project management is about implementing change within the budget, scope and timeline. Change management is more about managing the effects on impacted parties. This primarily falls under the umbrella of human resources, but it is also a useful set of skills for a project manager or organization leader to have experience in.

ACMP Accreditation

ACMP QEPOur 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.

Who Should Attend This Course

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

  • Program, Project and Business Managers
  • Change Leaders and Managers
  • Business Managers and Analysts
  • Business Development and Planning Managers
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development Practitioners
  • Independent Consultants, Facilitators and Learning Professionals
  • Individuals aspiring to become Change Managers

Benefits of Change Management Professionals for Organizations

  • Support a smooth transition from the old to the new while maintaining morale, productivity, and image
  • Provide management and staff support for concerns regarding changes
  • Create the correct perception of the change for staff and public
  • Help to plan efficient communication strategies
  • Minimize resistance to change
  • Improve morale, productivity and quality of work
  • Improve cooperation, collaboration and communication
  • Reduce stress and anxiety and encourage people to stay loyal to the organization
  • Increase employee acceptance of change
  • Acknowledge and address personal loss or gain to individuals
  • Reduce disruptive aspects and emphasizes positive opportunities in the change process

Benefits of Change Management for Career Professionals

  • Enhance your earning potential
  • Directly influence business outcomes and know that your input truly matters
  • Experience variety in your daily work
  • Organizations are always changing so there will always be a demand for change management
  • The industry is on the rise, so you will be valuable whether you are trying to change careers or adding skills to your toolbox

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, successful students will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Understand the key drivers of an organization’s culture and the value of change management
  2. Discuss various types of organizational change and recognize how to help people effectively deal with change and the change process
  3. Describe various tools and techniques used to assess an organization’s readiness to undergo change
  4. Explain how individuals may be impacted and respond to change, and how learning processes can help them adapt
  5. Identify how to formulate a change management strategy
  6. Discuss the implementation of a Change Management Plan as well as describe how to monitor the effectiveness of the Plan
  7. Identify ways to measure the results of the Plan against the organization’s anticipated benefits or business objectives

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.


Sharon Seidler

Inspiring purpose and enabling success, Sharon Seidler is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner, creative serial entrepreneur, thoughtful human resources professional, engaging course developer, instructor, and motivating professional coach. She has experience in multiple industries, having worked in community, public, private, union and non-unionized organizations over the past 32 years. During this time, she has gained proficiencies in international and virtual workforce development, cultural revitalization, collaborative trusts, innovative change, employee engagement, labour relations, organizational effectiveness, learning development and instruction.

Sharon holds certificates in Human Resource Management from the University of Alberta, Professional and Adult Learning Instruction from the Northern Institute of Technology and Conflict Resolution and LEAN Six-Sigma Yellow-Belt from Kansas State University. She is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent (producer) in Alberta and Arizona. She is currently an active member of the Kansas State Supreme Court Advisory Council, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds a leadership role on the Education, Research and Training Committee with the Association for Conflict Resolution.

As an experiential learning instructor, Sharon unites her work and personal experience with research, theory and application to generate an experiential learning setting geared toward student and apprentice growth. In her personal life, Sharon is a wife, friend, step-mom and grandma, sister and daughter. She enjoys active social time with her friends, family and colleagues.

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Live Online


February 02, 2021 – March 16, 2021

  • Students must devote at least three hours per week to attend live webinars
  • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm PST
  • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

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.

The early bird registration fee is $900 until December 11th, 2020.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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