Change Whisperer – Gail Severini, Symphini Change Management Inc.

Building / Evaluating Change Management Capability

Are you building internal capability? Retaining external consultants to execute an initiative?  There are few credentials in the market for Change Management and no turnkey solutions for building capability.

This post was originally published as Change Management Credentials.  It will be updated from time to time and serve as a repository as we can gather a list (and this is just a list, not an endorsement).

Professional Associations:

Universities and Higher Education:

Open Enrollment, Commercial Training Programs:

Proprietary, Execution Capability Build and Skills Transfer

  • Training and Consulting firms, large and small
  • The only offer I am familiar enough with to discuss is Conner Partners.  This firm offers an array of Change Management and Strategy Execution Capability Build solutions based on the work of Daryl Conner over the past 37 years.  As an example, training is offered for both Sponsor and Agent Development, from novice to mastery, based on the firm’s Change Execution Methodology©.  Drop me a line if you are interested in more info

The best credential? 

Experience – find someone who has done this before – as illustrated by my all-time favourite quote from the “West Wing”:

Leo McGarry: “This guy’s walkin’ down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, “Hey you! Can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole, and moves on. Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, “Father, I’m down in this hole; can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey, Joe, it’s me. Can ya help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, “Are ya stupid? Now we’re both down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.”

Capability is great. Credentials are great.  Credentials plus experience – better.  Credential, plus experience, plus great referrals – better still.

Do you know of any other great CM courses or training credentials?  Please share.

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Hi Gail,

Here are a few more institutions that offer change management related programs:

– MSc in Organizational Change and Applied Behavioral Science, University of North Carolina,
– MSc in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.), Benedictine University, Department of Management and Organizational Behavior
– MSc in Innovation and Change Management, Hamdan Bin Mohammed E-University,
– USc Marshall School of Business, Center for Effective Organizations
– Masters Executive Leadership and Org. Change, Northern Kentucky U,
– Leading Organizational Change 4-day program, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management

All the best,

Comment by Phil Buckley

This is great Phil! Thanks so much. Gail

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