The Power of Change Management Training is an introduction to AIM for project managers. Like all change management training courses, this introduction to AIM is primarily practical training. Students apply learning from a single case study to their entire change project, whether in small groups or alone, and carry out an evaluation of their organisation or culture, organizational risks, operationalised strategies and tools, key resources, a new language... This course is designed to provide you with a framework of concepts and ideas that you can apply to your organisation, to help you become more effective in dealing with change. The Power of Change Management Training will equip you with the skills you need to make the most of change, making you a more effective manager. This course is based around three key areas - People, Process and Money. The content focuses on people and their ability to influence change. It also looks at the impact that change management plans, contracts and endorsements have on employees. The final area looks at how these things affect your organisation's bottom line. The underlying message of the course is that by the use of endorsements, contracts and change plans employees can work more productively. Sponsorship is an important factor in any business environment, but the methods and techniques used to attract sponsorship can vary widely. Change Management Training teaches you how to recognise and manage resistance within your team. Resistance is a natural occurrence within any team, and although it can be frustrating and demoralising to your employees, it can be overcome if managers are aware of what to look for and how to deal with it. Through the use of coaching plans and an understanding of engagement, resistance and leadership, managers are able to recognise the signs and start working towards a resolution. One of the challenges faced by managers is what support they can provide to employees when they feel that direction is being changed or lost. The value of this training is two-fold. Firstly, by providing support when people are feeling under pressure, people will be much more likely to follow the changes being implemented. Secondly, by understanding the processes that support individual change and providing these to your employees, you will ensure that your workforce has the skills and knowledge required to achieve success. Change Management Training focuses on the concepts of conflict, ownership, influence. Communicating effectively during a change management process is critical. Effective communication means that there is effective engagement of all parties in the change process. This includes your employees, stakeholders, external agencies and even your customers. Effective communication helps to reduce risks and realise the objectives of implementing change. When implementing change management, one of the primary goals is to increase overall staff productivity. This can be done through better communication. Ensure that your entire team is engaged in the communication plan by ensuring that each team member knows the process well and has the information that they need to contribute. Some strategies to use in communicating include creating an agenda and creating a sponsorship portfolio for each team member. Setting out clear expectations and guidelines at the start of the process, establishing regular feedback sessions and developing a communication plan based on this will assist in creating a strong united front. A key element of change management is effective sponsorship. Effective sponsorship means that senior leaders have in place ways in which they can encourage their teams to get involved in the implementation of the change. In order to foster this environment of support, outline what the benefits will be for people who choose to participate and how the rewards will be taken care of once they are involved. Having your senior leaders clearly set out the benefits and responsibilities of each team member is a great way of getting them all to align and work as part of a single team to achieve the company's objectives. Communication can often be the key to success when it comes to change management. Ensure that all your employees understand that this will be a learning experience and that they will be held accountable for their actions. This will also mean that you need to keep the lines of communication open with your employees. The more open you keep the communication channels, the more likely it is that your employees will be willing to participate and help make the process a success. Remember that the most successful companies have a diverse workforce that is willing to work together in order to reach the goals that you have for your business.