The importance of change management

    Explore what you can expect from a career in change management with the right steps to get started.

    Published on:  26 July 2021

    In the recent months, businesses found themselves with no time to adapt to the changes brought in by the global pandemic and having an effective change management strategy became essential to survive. With demand for change managers higher than it has ever been, it is the perfect time to explore a career in this area.

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    What is change management?

    Change management is what helps an organisation and its stakeholders to adapt to change. It is often involved heavily in, but not restricted to, the digital migration and infrastructure of a business. 

    What does a career in change management involve?

    A change manager is responsible for the planning, managing and reporting of any kind of organisation transformation. They are the point of contact for all things related to change within a business. 

    A change manager should support project managers in guiding their teams through times of change. They must ensure the organisation has the capability to carry out the necessary change and help spread an understanding of the effects.

    It’s a very rewarding role with the average salary for a change manager being £45k+ according to Payscale. There are job opportunities across all industries and all around the world.

    Key skills of a change manager

    • Communication
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving
    • Organisation

    Why should you get certified in change management?

    No matter your previous experience, gaining the right industry leading certification is highly valuable.

    Be relevant

    Having just a project management certification will only get you so far in a change management role. By gaining an additional certification specifically dedicated to this area, you’re guaranteed to have all the knowledge and skills you need to kickstart your career.

    Be in demand

    The demand for change management is rising. By gaining a certification in change management, you are showing to employers that you are the right candidate to hire for the job.

    Be prepared

    You probably have some of the key skills of a Change Manager, listed above, already. What a certification will do is structure these skills and bring in tried and tested methodologies to prepare you for every situation.

    The essential change management certifications

    Change management foundation

    APMG’s Change Management Foundation certification teaches you the basics of guiding an organisation through a period of change or transformation. The training will equip you with the skills to identify the different types of change and how to manage each of them.

    The certification will also focus on how to help individuals adapt to change including how to keep important stakeholders engaged. 

    Change management practitioner

    APMG’s Change Management Practitioner certification is ideal for you if you’re already involved with or have a basic understanding of organisational change, transition and transformation roles.

    Leading on from the foundation training, you will learn how to properly prepare for an organisational change initiative. You will be left feeling confident in offering insights to enhance the organisational performance and staff motivation.

    The certification will focus on a range of organisation paradigms to help you understand, support and sustain organisational change processes.

    Why choose us?

    Training you can trust

    Learning People operate with over 10 years experience, helping people make informed choices into the right online training.

    You can be assured Learning People are a trustworthy and reputable learning provider as we have been accredited by the Learning & Performance institute since 2012. 

    Award-winning StudentCareTM

    Once you’ve enrolled a member of our student support team will reach out to show you around the learning platform. They’ll be your guides and motivation throughout your studies and will ensure you’re ready to pass the exams when the time comes.

    Unrivalled career support

    If you enrol onto our online training, you receive bespoke career support from our Career Services team. No matter your previous experience, we can guide you through the necessary steps to reaching your career goals. 


    Ready to take the first steps into a career in change management? Request a consultation today and a career consultant will be in touch as soon as possible.

    Topics: Project Management