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Leaders work together to develop a change management plan



5 required courses (75 hours)


Classroom, Online | Learn more


Complete in 4 months, or up to 3 years

Organizational change management is an applied field that provides the support and resources needed to adapt to change and meet business goals.

Navigating change is challenging, for both people and organizations. Being able to quickly and cost-effectively adapt, innovate and evolve are critical skills in today’s rapidly shifting landscape. Change management — a set of principles and practices applied to the human aspects of executing major change initiatives at the organizational level — creates an effective way forward.

This lean, focused program uses a structured approach to combine theory with practice. Work with experienced change management professionals on real-world examples and case studies. Learn how to lead, facilitate and sustain change in a high-performance organizational culture, from day-to-day work processes to large initiatives such as IT implementation.

Explore the foundations of effective change management for organizational success, including the role of change leaders and managers. Discover tools and techniques for assessing organizational readiness, capacity and preparedness for change. Consider the behavioural, generational, geographical and cultural aspects of managing change. Develop practical strategies and techniques for creating a change management strategy and learn how to successfully implement it to reach your desired outcomes.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as an organizational change management consultant or manager

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Blue Seal eligible |Apply for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) Certificate, which helps Alberta tradespeople demonstrate their business aptitude

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere


Delve deeper into leadership

Build upon your leadership skills gained in our Organizational Change Management program with our Leadership Development Extension Certificate, a four-course program where you will explore your personal leadership style and develop key competencies to become a strong and effective leader. One course — Leaders Culture and Change — can be applied to both certificates.

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Interested in strategic management?

Organizational change management professionals need to understand how to tie change initiatives to organizational strategy. Consider our Strategic Management Extension Certificate to gain the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to navigate change.

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Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Change Management Fundamentals CL ON ON
Preparing for Change CL ON  
Leading and Implementing Change   CL ON
Managing and Sustaining Change   CL ON
Leaders, Culture and Change CL CL/ON ON



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details


Minimum required

5 Course(s)

Complete five required courses to earn your extension certificate.

Courses in this certificate can be taken in any order.

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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