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Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” Managers and aspiring leaders in the workplace are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change.  Learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change.

One month course, Sally Schmall, SPHR  


Unit 1
Overview of Change Management Principles and Applications
-Change management principles and applications
-Skills and aptitudes for change management
-Successfully initiating and implementing change

Unit 2
Change Management Tools for Human Resources
- Various models of change management
-Applying specific models to successful change management

Unit 3
Building the Case For Change
-Developing a convincing and data driven case for change within your organization
-Building support for effective change management
-Receiving feedback from peers and instructor

Unit 4
Applying Change Management Tools Within Your Organization
- Identifying a specific project within your organization
-Successfully mapping out the process based on change management
-Strategically creating a change management coalition
-Planning to prepare to take the next step

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 
GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:
  • Read the print readings 
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least three times per week and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):
-Next session coming soon-

$195 USD

Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor

With over 15 years’ experience in training, coaching and organizational consulting, Sally Schmall, MSW, SPHR is a national presenter on applying Lean Six Sigma and Change Management Strategies to HR in a variety of industries. She has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan since 2000 and is President of Academy Coaching, specializing in career coaching and customized training. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
-To provide an introduction to the principles and methods of Change Management
-To provide particular expertise relating Change Management to Human Resource functions and people development
-To identify the steps of Change Management so participants can assess their own department or organizational readiness for change initiatives
-To deliver effective business cases for change management within one’s organization

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course you will:
- Be able to strategically asses the need for change and communicate effectively the business case for change
-Know how to plan and implement an effective change management process to achieve desired outcomes
-Create and guide teams that are resilient in the face of change.
Completion Requirements