This course is ideal for staff and teams involved in all aspects of change management; those leading or about to lead and manage a change programme; those seeking a recognized, internationally accredited, Foundation and Practitioner qualification; change team members affected by or effecting change; individuals who will need to support their colleagues, team and organisation through change, and manage themselves through change.Download Course Outline
This course focuses on the practical aspects of effective change management as it relates to change and the individual, change and the organization, communications and stakeholder engagement and change management practice. This is an intense course that involves both pre-course and evening study during the course. The course is entirely complementary to formal portfolio, programme and project management approaches (such as MOP®, MSP®, and PRINCE2®) but knowledge of these approaches is not a pre-requisite for attendance.
Through study of selected sections of The Effective Change Manager's Handbook the course provides a practical and informative pathway of understanding through the maze of principles, theories and the practice of change management. It gives a solid platform for clear best practice thinking and the application of a range of proven change management tools and techniques for achieving successful change.
Some previous experience of change management or programme/project management would be useful but is not essential. There is some recommended pre-course reading and preparation together with evening work during the course.
By attending this course, you will:
This is the 3 day Foundation course and is a mixture of input and practical sessions teaching to the APM Group 'Foundation-level' syllabus, delivered by an APMG approved trainer with practical experience of change management. The course incorporates the APM Group Foundation exam, but includes additional focus on the application of the method using application-level tasks in order to add value and help delegates better understand how to apply the concepts of Change Management, as well as be better prepared if they ever choose to go on to take the Practitioner-level exam in the future.
The Foundation exam is taken near the end of the last day, after all of the Change Management elements have been sufficiently covered.
Delegates should spend approximately 4-6 hours studying the pre-course material to be well prepared for the course.
Approach & Exams
he purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Process Iceberg® Facilitation Methodology to be able to facilitate effectively supporting events, workshops and meetings in the context of: projects, business analysis, change, operational effectiveness and business process improvement.
What examinations are taken on the course?
Foundation Exam: 40 minutes, closed book, 50 multiple-choice questions.
SPOCE delivers accredited training courses across the country. The following is a list of SPOCE's training venues. Residential accommodation (A) can be arranged at our Bournemouth venue. Refreshments (R) are provided at all venues. Lunch (L) is also provided at all venues except London.
Birmingham (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - Strathallan, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Bournemouth - West Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JS
Bournemouth - East Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AN
Bournemouth - Best Western Royale (A,L,R) - The Best Western Hotel Royale, 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3EQ
Bournemouth - The Cumberland(A,L,R) - The Cumberland, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AF
Bournemouth - The Suncliff (A,L,R) - The Suncliff Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AG
Bournemouth - The Trouville Hotel (A,L,R) - The Trouville Hotel, 5-7 Priory Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5DH
Brighton (L,R) - Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, 137 King’s Road, Brighton, B1 2JF
Bristol (L,R) - Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Avon, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
Cardiff (L,R) - Jurys Inn Cardiff, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DN
Cambridge (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU
Canterbury (L,R) - Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU
Coventry (L,R) - The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, Coventry CV1 2HG
Exeter (L,R) - Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter EX1 3RN
Fleet (L,R) - GBS Corporate, Ancells Business Park, Oakmere, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2UT
Leeds (L,R) - Mercure Leeds, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 8AG
Leicester (L,R) - Devonshire Place, 78 London Rd, Leicester LE2 0RA
Liverpool (L,R) - Jurys Inn, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN
London (R) - SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP
London (R) - ITIL - SPOCE, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YF
Manchester (L,R) - Trafford Hall Hotel, 23 Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PE
Milton Keynes (L,R) - Hotel Novotel Milton Keynes, Saxon St, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA
Newcastle (L,R) - Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead, Hawks Road, Gateshead Quays, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE8 3AD
Nottingham (L,R) - Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS
Norwich (L,R) - Mercure Norwich Hotel, 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA
Oxford (L,R) - Oxford Milton Hill House, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxford, OX13 6AF
Portsmouth (L,R) - Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Portsmouth, PO4 0RN
Plymouth (L,R) - Future Inn Plymouth, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth International Business Park, PL6 5ZD
Reading (L,R) - Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, Bath Rd, Calcot, Reading RG31 7QN
Sheffield (L,R) - Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, Blonk Street, Sheffield, S1 2AU
Southampton (L,R) - Lancaster Court, Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham, Hampshire. PO15 5TU
Southampton (L,R) - The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9PX
Stoke-on-Trent (L,R) - Quality Hotel Stoke, 66 Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 5NB
Swansea (L,R) - Mercure Swansea, Phoenix Way, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA7 9EG
York (L,R) - Hotel 53, 53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL