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Change Management Practitioner™ Certification

Earn your Change Management Professional (CMP) designation through this Change Management Practitioner™ Certification program.  The program provides you with a refresher of change management principles and practical tools to apply within your organization.  At the same time it prepares you to complete the APMG International Change Management Foundation™ and the APMG International Change Management Practitioner™ exam.

This program combines two certification programs into one course offered over eight half-day sessions, plus two exam sessions. It will provide practical knowledge on Change Management techniques as well as the Foundation™ and Practitioner™ certifications (two certifications, two exams).

Foundation™ – Getting the Basics (Sessions 1-5)

During the first part of this program, you will examine various Change Management techniques and models that can be effectively implemented within your organization. This structured approach will help you understand how to navigate change as an individual, as a member of a team/organization, and as a leader. The program is designed to explore the impact that change has on the following four major areas:

  • Change and the Individual
  • Change and the Organization
  • Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Change Management Practice

This certification program also prepares you to complete the APMG International Change Management Foundation™ exam. Given that a primary course goal is to achieve Foundation™ certification, the course study guide will be provided in advance of the workshop so that participants may begin studying right away. In addition, daily homework assignments (min. 2 hours a night) and practice exams will be provided. The Foundation™ level exam is taken after completion of the first five sessions.

Performance Outcomes

  • Preparing individuals for change
  • Assessing organizational change readiness and change impact
  • Leading organizational change
  • Engaging stakeholders for successful change
  • Preparing for the Foundation exam

Practitioner™ – Going Beyond the Basics (Sessions 6-8)

You will examine the application of various Change Management techniques in different contexts. The last part of the program focuses on understanding how to apply and tailor change management guidance in a given organizational change situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the change management approaches and techniques to a real change initiative; however they may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. His/her individual change management expertise, complexity of the change initiative and the support provided for the use of change management approaches in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.

This course will further develop some of the knowledge of Change Management learned during the Foundation™ certification. You will consider what learning is required and how best to design and deliver it. Then the course will provide an understanding of how Change Management fits into the Project Management environment. This course also prepares you for the APMG International Change Management Practitioner™ exam that will take place upon completion of sessions 6-8. Given that a primary course goal is to achieve both Foundation™ and Practitioner™ certification, the program study guide will be provided in advance of the program so that participant may begin studying right away. In addition, daily homework/assignments (min. 2 hours a night), and practice quizzes will be provided.

Performance Outcomes

  • Developing individuals’ learning to enable change
  • Managing change within the project environment
  • Delivering sustainable change

Who Should Attend

  • Those wishing to achieve CMP certification (Foundation™ + Practitioner™)
  • Those working in organizations where a change initiative is being planned or taking place
  • Anyone in a role that involves leading, managing, or supporting the change initiative, particularly for those working in organizations wherein a change initiative is being planned or taking place

Candidates who pass the practitioner exam are recognized as ‘Change Management Registered Practitioners'. Individuals will remain 'Registered' with APMG for a period of 5 years. To maintain registered status, practitioners must complete and pass a Change Management Re-Registration examination within 3-5 years following their initial/previous practitioner certification.

Format: Online Classroom

Fee: $2950 + HST. UWindsor staff, students, alumni, and Hire UWindsor partners are eligible for a discount. Email continue@uwindsor.ca for details.

Choose one section that best suits your schedule.

2024:

PROF 7103 - 001
Foundation™ – Getting the Basics (Sessions 1-5): 

Sep. 16 - Sep. 23, 2024
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

Practitioner™ – Going Beyond the Basics (Sessions 6-8):
Oct. 7 - Oct. 10, 2024
Mon-Thu, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

 

PROF 7103 - 002
Foundation™ – Getting the Basics (Sessions 1-5): 
Nov. 4 - Nov. 21, 2024
Mon & Thu, 6: 00 pm - 9:30 pm

Practitioner™ – Going Beyond the Basics (Sessions 6-8):
Nov. 25 - Dec. 5, 2024
Mon & Thu, 6: 00 pm - 9:30 pm

 

2025:

PROF 7103 - 003
Feb. 5 - Mar. 15, 2025
Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sat., 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

PROF 7103 - 005
Sep. 9 - Oct. 18, 2025
Tue., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sat., 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

PROF 7103 - 006
Nov. 5 - Dec. 13, 2025
Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sat., 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

  • We encourage learners to register at least one week before the start of the class to receive course materials and begin your readings before class.
  • Learners can expect to devote 2 hours/night in daily readings and practice quizzes.
  • Learners will achieve a digital badge from APMG International and a Certificate of Completion from the University of Windsor.
  • This program is offered in partnership with Procept Associates. Inc. Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive 35 professional development units (PDUs) for their PMP certification renewal from Procept Associates, upon request.
  • Price includes the writing of two exams. Learners must pass both exams with 50% or higher to receive a grade of complete for the program.

It will be expected that learners will have:

  • Basic computer skills
  • English language proficiency

If you're considering pursuing this designation without prior experience or knowledge in change management, we suggest completing the Applied Leadership Program first. This will help you build a solid foundation for success in this designation.

Other requirements:

  • Pre-reading: The Change Management Study Guide (2024) This will be provided.
  • Approximately 2 hours of study is recommended each evening
  • To qualify for the Practitioner Program, participants must successfully complete the APMG International Change Management Foundation™ exam (first exam) with a pass rate of 50% or higher.

 

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Offered in parternship with:

Procept Associates Ltd.

Interest List

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