Free Online Change Management Principles Course | Alison

Change Management – Guiding Principles and Practices - Revised

Learn the guiding principles and practices for effective change management including communication, awareness, innovation and problem-solving.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
This free online Change Management course will teach you the guiding principles and practices for effective change management. These include communication, awareness, accountability, innovation, and problem-solving. Businesses need to be able to deal with ongoing change. With this course, you will be able to build an effective change strategy that will work for an organization that is going through a period of change.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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An organization needs to run as a system, if it wants to implement change successfully. 'Systems-thinking' emphasizes how the whole affects the parts and how the parts affect the whole. In this course you will learn about the principles and practices of effective change management systems. Communication is central to an organization's effectiveness and survival. However, there are challenges to communicating in today’s organizations.

In this course you will learn what it means for an organization implementing change, to be accountable. When roles are clear and people are held accountable, work tends to get done more efficiently and effectively. Furthermore, constructive change and learning is possible when accountability is the norm. When roles are not clear and people are not held accountable, negative factors will arise. Organizations in all developed economies want to be "innovative". You will learn how organizations can foster an innovative culture that leads to change. In addition, you will learn a range of tools and processes to help people come to terms with change, when it has been implemented.

This free Change Management – Guiding Principles and Practices course will be of great interest to professionals looking to play a prominent role in change management processes. The course will also be of interest to small business owners who want to learn more about guiding their employees through a period of change. Change is a constant feature of business. This means that the skills you will learn in this course will undoubtedly come in handy sooner or later. So why wait? Start the course now. and become the professional your organization is looking for.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • List the steps needed for developing an effective communications system, during periods of organizational change
  • Summarize the traits of an "accountable" culture
  • Explain the difference between innovation and creativity, in an organizational change context
  • Discuss which factors need to be in place, for an organizational culture to be considered "innovative"
  • Outline the functions of systems-thinking, during the organizational change process
  • Explain a range of tools and processes, that assist in the implementation of change, at a personal, work team and organizational level


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