Professional Diploma in Change Management

Live Online LearningNext Course Starts Feb 16th€1,500

Learn 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.

Why UCD Professional Academy?

  • Valuable, trusted qualification
  • Industry expert lecturers
  • Flexible live online learning

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Course Information

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Part-time 16 Feb - 16 Mar 2021 Now Enroling
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Part-time 25 Mar - 22 Apr 2021 Now Enroling
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Part-time 21 Apr - 19 May 2021 Now Enroling
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Part-time 20 May - 17 Jun 2021 Now Enroling
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Part-time 24 Jun - 22 Jul 2021 Now Enroling
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Location

Supported learning with live, online lectures

Duration

15 hours: 3 hours per lesson, once a week for 5 weeks

Timetable

Online evening course: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesday evenings

Course Type

Live online learning

Location

Supported learning with live, online lectures

Duration

15 hours: 3 hours per lesson, once a week for 5 weeks

Timetable

Online evening course: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Thursday evenings

Course Type

Live online learning

Location

Supported learning with live, online lectures

Duration

15 hours: 3 hours per lesson, once a week for 5 weeks

Timetable

Online evening course: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Thursday evenings

Course Type

Live online learning

Location

Supported learning with live, online lectures

Duration

15 hours: 3 hours per lesson, once a week for 5 weeks

Timetable

Online evening course: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Thursday evenings

Course Type

Live online learning

Location

Supported learning with live, online lectures

Duration

15 hours: 3 hours per lesson, once a week for 5 weeks

Timetable

Online evening course: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Thursday evenings

Course Type

Live online learning

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Course overview

Learning outcomes and course content

Smart organisations are recognising leadership around reaction to employee sentiments while exploring new ways to thrive. On this pragmatic course, you will develop strategies and approaches to successfully implement change in your organisation.

What will I learn?

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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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Course Modules:

Leading Change: Theory & Practice

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Factors that Influence 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.

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  • Common barriers to change
  • Organisational and Individual resistance
  • ADKAR model of individual change
  • Sustainable engagement
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Embedding Change

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.

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

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.

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Jean O'Gorman

HR Manager

I recently completed the 'Professional 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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Ian Carty

Civil Servant

Have questions about this course?

Find out how this industry-focused course will give you the job-ready skills and knowledge to advance your career.

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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 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.

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.

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.

What are the benefits of a Professional Diploma?

A Professional Diploma is a relatively short, practical course that gives learners up-to-date skills in a professional area. They are suitable for learners wishing to advance their professional skills and career prospects rather than their academic credentials.

With their tight focus and duration, these diplomas are stand-alone qualifications and not referenced to NFQ levels or university degree/diploma courses. They are not generally accepted for transfer credit onto academic courses but are widely recognised and valued by employers.

How do I get my 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 qualification to your LinkedIn profile.

This Professional Diploma is not on the National Framework of Qualifications as a credit-bearing course. This is not unusual for professional courses of this nature, where the need is for fresh and actionable skills immediately applicable in the workplace.

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our programmes can be secured with a 5% deposit.

For full-time (bootcamp) programmes, the balance must be paid in full before course commencement.

For part-time programmes students will be required to pay 50% of the fees before the start of the course, with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

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

Pricing

Professional Diploma in Change Management

Help your organisation adapt to change and evolve its way of working to become more efficient, effective, and collaborative.

Course Price

€1,500 Enrol Now

Secure your place with a 5% deposit and pay the rest in instalments