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Leading The Organizational Change Process


Are you ready to lead change?

In today’s high-tech, fast paced world, business changes constantly and this 2-day certification workshop shows you how to become a highly effective leader of change.

This very interactive program is based on a Harvard Business School case study using John Kotter’s world renowned and proven 8 step model for implementing major organizational change.

“The rate of change is not going to slow down any time soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades.”

- John P. Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School, a New York Times best-selling author, and internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of Leadership and Change

One of the major reasons change initiatives fail (over 70%, according to the Kotter Institute) is because leaders do not effectively manage the people and cultural aspects of change. While skilled in many other areas, many business leaders are not equipped with the right organizational change management knowledge and skills. Most have never been properly taught – have you?

During this hands on workshop, you will take part in several interactive activities using case studies, tools and templates to create a roadmap for successful execution of major change.

John Kotter, a Harvard professor wrote Leading Change, which is considered by many experts to be one of the best business books of all time, and a must-read for all leaders. The book includes his now-famous 8-step approach for leading successful change.



You will gain the skills, knowledge and practical application experience needed to effectively and efficiently plan and manage an organizational change process using Kotter’s 8-step model and other principles of change management. Specifically, by the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain each of the eight steps and understand the leadership relevance and significance of each one
  • Produce a plan to manage an organizational change process using best practices, including Kotter’s 8 steps, for managing change
  • Apply effective organizational change management strategies for planned and emergent change
  • Identify and involve key stakeholders to produce positive results
  • Produce an effective communication plan to increase motivation and overcome resistance to organizational change
  • Prepare key tools and templates to support organizational change initiatives
  • Identify quick wins to build and sustain momentum for organizational change
  • Predict and mitigate risks related to organizational change program success
  • Examine methods to reduce time and costs to effect organizational change with longer-lasting results
  • Develop strategies and plans to change behaviors and transition the culture to embed the change
  • Determine the key controls and sustaining elements required to embed the organizational change and promote a culture of continual improvement


This program is designed for those leading, managing and supporting organizational change initiatives who want to develop an effective plan to launch, guide and maintain change initiatives including:

  • Senior managers including C level leaders, VPs, Directors
  • Program, Project and Business Managers
  • Change Leaders
  • Business Change Managers (Change Agents)
  • Sr. Business Analysts
  • Development and Planning Managers
  • HR and Organizational Development Practitioners
  • Consultants and Facilitators
  • Individuals aspiring to become Change Managers
  • Those seeking to augment their APMG–International Change Management™ Certifications with practical experience


There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • This course includes a certification exam included on the last day of the course. Certification is awarded by the Professional Designations Corp.
  • Project Managers with the Project Management Institute (PMI) will attain 14 professional development units (PDUs) for this course


Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices. Attendees may print a hard copy of the files in whatever format best meets their needs, and can use the files under the Pink Elephant Terms of Use.

The course also makes use of the work of John P. Kotter, specifically the books Leading Change The Heart of Change. While it is not required to purchase, the use of this book can enhance your understanding of the core concepts and help provide practical experience to guide your own organizational change initiatives. You can purchase the book from the following source:


Materials included with this course provide a very good overview of the concepts and principles, and prepare you for your own organizational change initiatives. For those seeking to expand their knowledge further, we recommend the following publications, associations and websites:


For those participants who are new to organizational change management learning and are interested in continuing, we recommend the following:


Many of our courses are available in Live, virtual format – meaning you just need a good Internet connection and a comfortable location with minimal distractions to attend. Courses are usually presented from 9:00am to 4:00pm CT each day. When you register for the course you will receive more detailed information.


All Pink Elephant’s courses, including this one, can be presented at your location. For more details, contact 1-888-273-PINK or info@pinkelephant.com.


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Fees do not include applicable tax, which is payable for all events presented in Canada.

Course Dates for Leading The Organizational Change Process
Course Fee
Apr 18-19, 2018
Virtual Course
USD 1,195.00
May 17-18, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Public Course
USD 1,495.00
Jun 07-08, 2018
Virtual Course
USD 1,195.00