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Change Management Foundation seminar and examination

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Managing Change , and even more the effects of change, is one of the most important priorities for all Organizations - especially in times of uncertainty. APMG, one of the UK 's largest international accreditation and professional testing organizations, has developed the Change Management certification in partnership with the Change Management Institute, an independent global change management organization.
The subject matter of certification covers the theory and practice of change management, including:

  • Change and the individual
  • Change and the organization
  • Communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Change practice

As the APMG Accredited Training Organization , Critical Path organizes both the training seminar and the Change Management Foundation certification exam during the seminar: the objective of the test is to show the candidate that he / she understands his / her concepts, terms, principles, models, approaches and roles of Change Management. The exam has a duration of 40 minutes and consists of 50 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark of 25 questions (50%).

Seminar Audience

The seminar is aimed at those involved in organizational changes , including those who are or aspire to become Change Managers . It also addresses those involved in design, development and implementation of change programs, including change leaders, change agents, Business Change Managers, Program Managers, change support, etc.

Seminar Content
  • The Change Management Context
  • Change and the Individual (Change Curve, Endings – Beginnings, Motivation, Survival and Learning Anxieties, “types” of people…)
  • Change and the Organization (Metaphors, Lewin’s, Senge’s and Kotter’s Models, Change Roles/Agents, Culture, Emergent Change, Complex Systems…)
  • Stakeholder Strategy (Identification, Segmentation, Mapping, Management and Mobilization…) Communication and Engagement (Cognitive Bias, Communicating Change, Symbolic Systems, Best Practice Guidelines, Channels, Communication Planning…)
  • Change Impact (Mc-Kinsey 7-S)
  • Change Readiness. The Change Team
  • Effective Teams and Team Development
  • Preparing for Resistance (Types of Resistance, Psychological Contract, Change Planning…)
  • Defining What is to be Learned
  • Project Management – Change Initiatives, Projects and Programmes (Methodologies, Roles, Change Delivery Plans…)
  • Sustaining Change. Change Levers. Levels of Adoption
  • Reinforcing Systems
  • Foundation – fourty minutes examination.
Seminar Benefits

After the seminar the participants will:

  • understand that people are affected by change and will be able to develop strategies to help with change.
  • be acquainted with how organizations work, as well as with the culture, models and processes of change.
  • understand the causes of change, the governance structures of the changes commonly used by organizations, and how to define a change vision.
  • have learned about engagement of stakeholders and will be able to develop appropriate strategies and communication plans.
  • be able to assess the impact of changes on organizations, and the creation and maintenance of the will to change.
  • understand the importance of defined roles in relation to change, and how to build and support an effective change group.
  • understand the project environment within which the change is implemented and controlled.
  • have been practiced with the appropriate tests and exercises and will be ready to take and pass the Change Management Foundation examination!

Seminar Responsible
The trainer will be Yiannis Vithynos. He is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Critical Path, the first Greek company to be Accredited Training Organization (ATO) from APMG! He is a certified Change Manager Practitioner and PRINCE2 Practitioner, PMP and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP).

In recent years he has been working exclusively in the field of vocational education, having thousands of hours of experience in the largest Greek and international organizations.

Seminar Material
The educational material includes the official version of APMGs "The Effective Change Manager's Handbook". In addition, complete notes are provided along with exercises and support material to allow for the most effective preparation for the exam. The seminar is very practical, the language of instruction is Greek, while all the educational material, the books and the examination are in English.
Implementation information
  • The above open seminars take place at our facilities in Athens (108 Kifissias Avenue, 115 26 Ampelokipoi - Metro Panormou).
  • There is a discount for more than one participations from the same company at each seminar.
  • There is also a discount for each participation in more than one seminar during the semester.
  • It is possible to organize seminars within your company or organization, according to your needs.
  • Our seminars can be subsidized by the OAED / LAEK program 0.24%.
  • There are special rates for unemployed and students.
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