Change Management for HR (CMHR) Certification

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Why You Should Attend

Have you ever been asked by your clients to help with change?  Have you been part of an unsuccessful change initiative?  Have you wondered why it’s so hard to communicate effectively about change?  That’s because most change initiatives don’t focus enough on the people and their needs. 

HCI knows that the key to successful change is focusing on people over processes. This course will help you identify and build the capabilities people need to navigate change successfully. You’ll walk away with tools and an action plan for your next change initiative.


What You'll Learn

Increase effectiveness

Partner with the Business

Partner with the business to successfully manage change.

demonstrate tech competence

Explore the Role of HR During Change

Distinguish among the three different roles that HR can play, and consider how to use each one.

Enable Virtual Communication

Create an Action Plan

Develop an action plan for your next change initiative that includes human-centered design, communication, and coaching. 

Additional Things You Should Know

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Earn Credits Towards Leading Industry Certifications

This certification has been approved for 13 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute. SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 13 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

This certification has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for 13 continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

The 13 hours completed can be counted toward re-certification for any HCI certification.


The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

Course Outline


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  • The role of change in organizations 
  • Change management principles 
  • Partnership between HR and the business
  • HR’s change management roles: Architect, Broadcaster, Coach

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The Architect

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Designing Change Initiatives
  • Overview of Architect role
  • Using human-centered design for a change initiative 
  • Using nudges in change design
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Partnering with the Business
  • Obtaining buy-in and sponsorship 
  • Identifying and involving stakeholders 
  • Creating the change management team 
  • Establishing decision-making authority
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Setting Up Change Initiatives for Success
  • Assessing change readiness
  • Identifying and addressing organizational barriers to change
  • Planning for and evaluating sustainability

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The Broadcaster

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Communicating the Right Information in the Right Way
  • Overview of Broadcaster role and why communication is important
  • How to communicate:
    • The change vision
    • Reasons for the change
    • Details about the change
    • The impact on employees
    • Progress of the change
  • Framing each message
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Building a Strategic Communication Plan
  • Importance of being strategic and planful
  • Audience considerations
  • Timing of messages 
  • Communication channels/methods 
  • Choosing the right senders 
  • Emotional resonance

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The Coach

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Understanding and Addressing Reactions to Change
  • Overview of the Coach role
  • Different ways people react to change 
  • Addressing resistance and barriers
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Maximizing Employees’ Capabilities
  • Identifying training needs
  • Creating a training plan 
  • Building confidence
  • Developing a growth mindset
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Keeping Employees Engaged Through Change
  • Importance of keeping employees engaged 
  • Building team cohesion
  • Encouraging resilience 
  • Reinforcement methods (rewards, recognition)
  • Creating a network of coaches (managers, super users, ambassadors)

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Action Planning

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