Change Management




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COURSE INFORMATION

 

Change Management

 

“τὰ ὄντα ἰέναι τε πάντα καὶ μένειν οὐδέν”

 

(Pronounced: Ta onta ienai te panta kai menein ouden)
Meaning: All entities move and nothing remains still.

 

“πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει” καὶ “δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης”

 

(Pronounced: Panta chōrei kai ouden menei… kai… dis es ton auton potamon ouk an embaies)
Meaning: Everything changes and nothing remains still…and…you cannot step twice into the same stream.


These are the two famous quotes on “change” from Heraclitus in Plato’s Cratylus depicting that only thing which has become epitome of the concept that only change is constant and everything else has to change.


All of us desire to see improvement in our lives and in our society be it related to the social or economic structure. With rapidly changing technologies, globalization and growth and complexity, the pace of change and its requirement is increasing. It is true that we and our businesses have been evolving since the birth of the civilization and not until recently people have started stressing upon the concept of change management. The reason for that is that earlier the changes came along the way in form of slow transformations and now due to its pace, the changes has to be managed. It is “change or die” situation for the businesses.


Often people say that the “people factor” in organizations is resistant to change. This is not completely true in a real sense. As truly said by Ferguson:


“It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change, or so in love with the old ways, but it’s the place in between that we fear… it’s like being between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold on to.” — Ferguson.


Change management is nothing but understanding the process of change, implementing it in such a way that people are not afraid of it and have something to hold on to while the process of change undergoes. It is very important for the prospective managers to learn how to handle the complexity of change in today’s environment because that is where most organizations fall short of the benefits of change and find themselves between the resistance from people and the process itself.

CORE TOPICS

  • The change management process;
  • Building vision;
  • Designing the organization;
  • Allocation of resources;
  • Understanding and influencing the organizational culture;
  • Leadership;
  • Power and influence;
  • Resistance to change;
  • Group dynamics and teamwork;
  • Controlling the change process;
  • Organizational complexity and its effect on the process of change.

 

ENTRY LEVEL

Graduates, Professionals, Managers, Highly Motivated Individuals or Matured Candidates with work experience.

OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, participants shall be capable of:

  • Recognizing the relevance and impact of change management to a business system;
  • Understand the change process;
  • Obtaining and allocating resources to the change process;
  • Demonstrating leadership within a change management process;
  • Understand the complexity of change with respect to organizational complexity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Course Materials
Course resources will be available at the Flowers Online Learning portal, enriched through case studies and practical exercises.


Course Length
Complete between 4.5 − 12 months at your own pace


Teaching Method
Instructor-facilitated


Language of Instruction
English


Award
Candidates must achieve a minimum of 60% to be awarded the Diploma in Change Management.


Assessment/Exercises
Continuous assessment or exercises as you progress.

 

MODE OF STUDY

Option #1: Instructor-facilitated Online Study


Registration: Rolling (Open Enrolment)


Option #2: Instructor-led Blended Learning


Course Venue: In-Class and FOL


Course Fee: TBA

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