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Professional Academy Diploma in Change Management

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With this Professional Course in Change Management you will learn how to move forward with confidence when external shocks disrupt established patterns. As organisations adapt to new ways of working, strong leaders with change management skills are in demand as they respond to current demands while planning for continuity and recovery.

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Starts 23 May — Ends 20 Jun 24

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 5 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code

Starts 18 Jun — Ends 23 Jul 24

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 5 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code

Starts 18 Jun — Ends 23 Jul 24

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 5 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code

Starts 21 Aug — Ends 18 Sep 24

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 5 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code

Starts 17 Sep — Ends 15 Oct 24

Part-time / evening
  • Live online lectures with an industry expert
  • 5 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • €1700, €1,530 with discount code
+ 1 more start dates

Secure your place with a 50% deposit and the rest after your course commences. Save an additional 5% when you pay in full at time of booking.

Why UCD Professional Academy?

  • Valuable, trusted certification
  • Industry expert lecturers
  • Flexible learning options

Change Management Course Modules

Learn to create environments where change is seen as a positive benefit to all. Supporting teams with empathy and optimism, change agents are increasingly focusing on workforce adoption levels and engagement metrics. Learn about tried and tested change models and how to apply them. Dig into the psychology of change and how it plays out in groups or individuals. Become proactive in your approach and develop transformational leadership qualities.

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1. Leading Change: Theory & Practice

Discover various change management models. Understand and manage the emotions that can present at different points of the change journey. Identify practical and useful strategies for implementing various change models.

  • Understanding the change curve
  • The process of transition
  • Lewin’s change model
  • Kotter's 8 step theory

2. Leading Myself

Learn about the concept of leadership, particularly in relation to self-development. Gain insights into developing your leadership capability through self-awareness, strategies for building resilience, and improving your communication.

  • Leader and manager
  • Practical steps for self-development
  • The Johari Window
  • Effective communication
  • Strategies to improve and build resilience

3. Leading Others

Understand the importance of your role as a people manager. Learn strategies to develop your leadership capabilities in order to successfully connect, engage, and lead people through change.

  • Your role as a people manager
  • ‘Kitchen table discussions’
  • The five forces for high performance
  • Identifying and engaging stakeholders
  • The power of perspective

4. Common Barriers to Change

Explore common barriers to change and some of the reasons organisations and individuals resist it. Learn the importance of employee engagement and strategies to support people throughout the change journey.

  • Resistance and barriers to change
  • Change models
  • Overcoming resistance and barriers
  • Planning change using ADKAR
  • Reframing

5. Embedding Change

Identify factors necessary for successful change. Learn the traits of transformational leaders, examine the building blocks of mindset and behavioural change, and identify practical transition management activities for implementation.

  • Success factors
  • Managing the transition
  • Tips for effective change
  • Common pitfalls
  • McKinsey’s influence model

What our Alumni Say about Change Management

The way in which the Professional Academy Diploma in Change Management was delivered ensured that I looked at change from a multifaceted view & ensured I understood the content and how to apply it. The content had a natural flow resulting in a new understanding of the principles that you could apply to your career & personal life.

The course was excellent and I was delighted I had chosen it. The lecturer was extremely knowledgeable in the area and I found the content really interesting. I felt I learned a lot from it and have since actually used elements from the course in work which was well received.

Jean O'Gorman

HR Manager

I recently completed the Professional Academy Diploma in Change Management course with UCD Professional Academy. I found the UCD Professional Academy staff to be very responsive to my ongoing queries. Our lecturer was calm, clear, knowledgeable and had an excellent manner in communicating the course in detail.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me?

This practical course is suitable for anyone who is involved in bringing change to an organisation.

You may be:

  • A change agent in an organisation

  • A manager, supervisor, or section head

  • An HR professional

  • A professional working in strategy development or organisational strategic thinking

  • A business owner or entrepreneur

  • Someone looking for promotion to a management role

How will this course help with my career?

New business models and ways of working have the potential to become mainstream post-2020. Adding a specialist skill such as change management to your CV is a great way to show employers that you are committed to career development and are proactive in strengthening your portfolio of leadership and management skills.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

What is the online learning experience like?

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

How is this course assessed?

If you are studying an online course, your assessment will also be submitted online.

This course is assessed through a written assignment – a case-study project to be submitted after the end of the course. You will have two weeks following the end of the course to complete and submit the final assignment. The written project should be approximately 3,000 words (that’s about 5 pages of a standard Word document) in length. You will also keep a weekly Learning Log as you move through the course.

How do I get my Professional Academy Diploma?

Your UCD Professional Academy Diploma will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this certificate to your LinkedIn profile.

What are the benefits of a Professional Academy Diploma?

UCD Professional Academy Diplomas and Certificates are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals. Professional Academy Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.

The Professional Academy is an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.

For full details of UCD Professional Academy’s Certifications & Governance please visit https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/governance/

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our part-time & on demand courses can be secured with a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

For full-time Bootcamp courses, 100% of the course fee should be paid before starting.

Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here: https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/terms-and-conditions/

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