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Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) Certification

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You will examine the application of various change management techniques in different contexts. The two day 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 be taken on the fifth day. Given that a primary course goal is to achieve both the Foundation™ and Practitioner™ certification, the program textbook will be provided in advance of the program so the participant may begin studying. In addition, daily homework/assignments (minimum of 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
  • Preparing for the Practitioner exam


Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Understand the key principles in defining what is to be learned by all involved in a change initiative
  • Describe the project environment in which change is governed and delivered
  • Understand the organizational “levers”, adoption approaches, and reinforcing systems typically used to sustain change
  • Improve your ability to pass the APMG Change Management Practitioner™ certification exam


Who Should Attend

  • Intermediate/Advanced change management specialists
  • Those who have successfully completed the Foundation™ exam and would like to achieve Change Management Practitioner™ certification
  • 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



  • Strong understanding of Change Management concepts.
  • Successful completion of the Change Management™ Foundation course and APMG International Change Management Foundation™ exam with a pass rate of 50% or higher.
  • Mandatory pre-reading: The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, read the entire book.
  • Approximately two (2) hours of study is recommended each evening.


Note: This course should be purchased in conjunction with Change Management Foundation™, as part of the APMG International Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) Certification.


A program textbook will be provided in advance of the program so the participant may begin studying. In addition, daily homework/assignments (minimum of 2 hours a night), and practice quizzes will be provided.

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives


Learning and Change

  • Defining and managing the required learning to enable change


The Project Management Environment

  • Understanding the project environment
  • Identifying key roles
  • Developing a change delivery plan


Sustaining Change

  • How levers enable the adoption of change
  • Types of levers (Environmental levers, Leadership levers, and Organizational Development levers)
  • Models of adoption and reinforcing systems



course info

Course ID: TS-5600
Course Level: Advanced
Duration: 2 Days

upcoming sessions

Dec. 07, 2020 - Dec. 08, 2020
Instructor: Elizabeth Keurvorst

Event starts in: 249 days
Vancouver BC - TBD

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 0 14 0
PgMP 0 14 0
PfMP 0 14 0
PMI-ACP 0 14 0
PMI-SP 0 14 0
PMI-RMP 0 14 0
PMI-PBA 0 14 0

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 14 CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 2 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 14 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 14 Learning Credits

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