Advanced Certificate in Organizational Change Leadership
The most competitive organizations are those that are strategic about innovation and driving change. Their leaders understand the importance of creating a dynamic strategy that is agile and constantly evolving. Through this program, you will explore best practices and techniques for leading, and even encouraging change to increase performance, agility and resilience throughout your organization.

Why this Program?

In this interactive program, you are given the information, new skills, and tools to create an organization that embraces change. Which means instead of fighting to overcome resistance to change, you will have employees that are willing to move toward change sooner and with less disruption. In addition, you get leaders and managers who understand the dos and don’ts when managing change. But we don’t stop there. This course recognizes that becoming a skilled change leader takes time.  That’s why we have created this unique learning experience. The program begins with 3 days of face-to-face training followed by mentoring sessions spanning 3 months to provide you with ongoing support to further develop your change leadership skills.

Over the course of the program you will gain techniques, strategies and new tools to increase your organizational change skills. By the end of the program you will be able to:

  • Lead and manage in both dimensions of change to move beyond buy-in and enable commitment
  • Raise readiness to prevent resistance
  • Use the four phases of DEAM to design and plan a change that is set up for success
  • Prevent yo-yo change and build your employees' capacity for change

Program Overview

  • Pre-course introduction and orientation
  • Three days of interactive face to face training
  • Three live (online) mentoring sessions (1/month) with Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner
  • Peer interaction
  • Videos and additional resources 

Topics Covered in the Face-to-Face Training

  • Your role as both a leader and a recipient of change
  • How to prevent resistance and build change readiness
  • How to gain laser-sharp clarity on the intended outcome of your change – and why you can’t be successful without it
  • How to set up any change initiative for success and build the commitment needed to sustain the change
  • How to use the DEAM© methodology to guide change activities
  • How to create and implement an effective change management plan
  • How to get the most from training during change
  • How to identify and manage issues that arise in the latter stages of transition
  • What you need to do to maintain change success and ensure that the organization doesn’t slide back into old ways

Topics Covered in the Mentoring Sessions

  • Motivating people for change – tapping into the brain’s response
  • Beware of faux change
  • Why training doesn’t create changeadvanced-certificate-book
  • Reshaping language to prevent resistance to change
  • Storytelling as means of change
  • Holistic systems thinking
  • Avoiding change fatigue
  • Getting a change initiative back on track
  • People and the politics of change

Additional Course Materials
Living and Leading Change: The Change Leaders’ Guide Book

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for leaders and managers who want to want to advance their leadership and organization’s capacity for change.

Details & Registration

DATE  Future Dates to be Announced. Email us for more information.
ONLINE MENTORSHIP  Begins on June 18, 2018
TIME  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PROGRAM COST  $2,100 plus GST
Program fee includes continental breakfast,
and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch
LOCATION  James W. Burns, Executive Education Centre


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Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner, MEd., CMC,  President, Turner Change Management
dawnmarie-turnerDr. Turner is an author of the best-selling book: “Launch Lead Live: the executive’s guide to preventing resistance and succeeding with organizational change.” She is also a certified management consultant (CMC), international researcher, educator, and speaker. Dr. Turner developed DEAM©, an organizational change framework that helps leaders design, plan, and accomplish healthier more sustainable change. To help leaders and managers gain the knowledge and skills they need to lead and manage organizational change, she created the Living and Leading Change: Change Leaders’ Certificate program and the Executive Change Leader’s Course. She has published and presented articles on change management best practice and methodology, business process change management, project management, readiness and resistance to change, and informatics. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences and the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. By focusing on the perspective of the people who will adopt the change, Dr. Turner shows leaders how they can prevent resistance to change and use change to increase their competitive advantage. Dr. Turner has a Master’s in Education from the University of Manitoba and a Doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Science from Walden University. Read more on Dr. Turner and Turner Change Management Inc.

Custom Program

Do you have 10 or more team members who would benefit from taking this program? Many of our Open Enrolment Courses can be customized for your team and delivered exclusively to your organization. Find out more about our Custom Programs or contact us today!



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All course materials are included in the course fee. Course materials are provided in class. A reading may be emailed to the participant prior to the class.