The discipline of change management is rapidly growing and with it, the change management job market. Prosci alone has certified over 40,000 change management professionals around the world. With that number increasing by the day and with change management certification as the baseline requirement for most change management job positions, what else is out there to differentiate your skill set?
In our 20 years of work with nearly 80% of Fortune 500 companies, we have identified three emerging career paths for change management professionals. All three of these paths are rooted in an organizational need to meet project objectives. All three require additional education, experience and application. Giving yourself the opportunity to advance your knowledge, skill-set and experience could be your competitive differentiator. Consider Prosci Advanced Certification Tracks to take you through this process; we can support you on your journey.
Projects with excellent change management are 96% more likely to meet or exceed objectives. However, excellent change management doesn’t just happen. It requires a high level of skill and experience to know when, how and which of the available tools and models to use.
Our Prosci 2015 research participants observed the following trends across their organization:
In the coming years, we can expect change management to become more complex, move faster and have cross-functional impact. With growing demand for experienced change leaders who bring a variety of skills to the table, organizations are investing more in change management and creating advanced change management career paths to manage the increasing complexity. You can set yourself apart with our Advanced Practitioner Certification.
In order for an organization to realize project results, individuals must have the awareness of the need for change, the desire to change, the knowledge of how to change and the ability to change. At ability, individuals begin to demonstrate the necessary behaviors and skill sets required to meet project objectives. A key component of leading employees to ability is through knowledge transfer - training.
The Best Practices in Change Management – 2016 Edition showed an increase in change management education and training, a trend that is expected to continue upward in the coming years. The following trainings were identified as particularly sought-after:
Organizations need change management professionals with the skills and qualifications to provide these and other formal change management trainings. With our Advanced Instructor Certification, you will be equipped and qualified to facilitate Prosci role-based trainings that will build individual change management competencies throughout your organization.
Leading organizations are beginning to institutionalize and embed change management on an enterprise-wide scale. Building organizational change management capability improves an organization’s ability to execute strategy, keeping them agile, fresh, and giving them the competitive edge over others in their market. But this commitment requires investment.
In addition to structure and intent, a change capability build requires the guidance of an advanced, experienced and skilled change professional who is able to position, plan for and successfully drive enterprise change management efforts.
Guiding an organization as it builds change management agility has now become a specialization in the field of change management. We offer you the process, skills and coaching to successfully maneuver and lead your organization into change management maturity. You can set your organization apart from others and set yourself apart as a Certified Deployment Leader.
Each of these three specializations within the change management discipline requires advanced knowledge and experience, and Prosci has launched the Advanced Certification Tracks to help you succeed as you pursue them. Through the Prosci Advanced Certification Tracks, you’ll build the skill set, experience and knowledge to become a Certified Advanced Practitioner, Certified Advanced Deployment Leader or Certified Advanced Instructor.
Learn more about the Prosci Advanced Certification Tracks and which of these specialized trainings is right for you.
Michelle Haggerty has been with Prosci for over seven years and specializes in helping organizations around the world realize their intended results, from small incremental changes to large, transformative changes through the application of change management. Michelle’s main focus in helping client organizations realize success is through knowledge transfer. Michelle leads the strategic direction of Prosci’s training offerings and oversight of delivery quality.