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The Common Denominator in Organizational Change

Each month, Prosci delivers over 30 Change Management Certification Programs. In order to participate, attendees must bring a change they are currently working on in their organization in order to apply the process and tools they will learn during the class to a real change.

Defining Success After Change Management Certification

I spend a significant portion of my time working with new change practitioners leaving Prosci’s Certification Program and supporting them on the first steps of their change management journey. The most common question I receive is “where do I start?” This question is the perfect segue into a conversation around the definition of success post-certification.

Unpacking the Prosci Methodology in the Practitioner eToolkit

‘Unpack’ is a word that entered our business vocabulary pretty recently and stuck. It refers to analyzing something by breaking it down into its component parts. Like, “let’s unpack this problem to decide the best approach forward,” or “if I unpack this concept, you will see the underlying logic.” Of course, the word ‘unpack’ can also mean opening and removing the contents from a suitcase or bag. If we think of the Practitioner eToolkit as a virtual change management tool bag, we can imagine opening it to see what it contains. 

4 C's of a World-Class Change Manager

You’ve probably heard about the four C’s of diamonds – color, clarity, cut and carat weight.  Introduced in the middle of the twentieth century by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), they created a global standard for the attributes by which diamonds could be judged.   

The Why Behind the Five Levers of Change Management

The Prosci 3-Phase Process has been around for over a decade. Phase Two, managing change, focuses on the five plans a change management practitioner creates and integrates into a project plan to support the people side of change.

How to Introduce Change Management by Audience

How do you begin to have the "what is change management" discussion? And how does the person you are talking to impact how you have the conversation? Below are some tips and thoughts on how you can be more successful at building buy-in and support for change management by changing how you talk about change management.

Connecting Change Management to Business Results: Future States Exercise

The idea of change occurring in three distinct phases is found in most change management literature, dating back to the cultural anthropologist Arnold van Gennep who studied rites of passage in cultures around the globe in the early 20th century. From Kurt Lewin to William Bridges, Richard Beckhard to Daryl Conner, Jeanenne LaMarsh to Prosci, the explanation of change as a movement (Transition) from how we had done things (Current) to a new way of doing things (Future) is prominent. Even many systems used to develop technical solutions are based on the delta between an "as is" (the Current State) and a "to be" (the Future State).

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