Centre for Continuing Education

Change Management for Projects Course: Advanced Skills

Change management for projects. Lead for effective change.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

In partnership with the School of Project Management
All course materials have been developed in conjunction with the University of Sydney’s School of Project Management. The School’s team comprises world-class academics and researchers – ensuring we deliver the highest quality content. Course participants can gain Professional Development Unit (PDU) points towards becoming a Project Management Professional®.

This advanced course is for leaders that are involved in change management for meeting the organisation’s strategic context. You will learn how to be the voice of change, communicating the change vision and the importance of the change sponsor role.

This non-award course provides up to 7 Professional Development Unit (PDU) points with the Project Management Institute (PMI) towards becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. This is awarded at the discretion of the external party.



This course aims to provide you with leadership skills to define a change vision, lead organisational change, and to become an effective change sponsor within your organisation. This course is suitable for leaders involved in projects, programs and change management.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • define change within the context of the broader organisational strategy
  • explain different types, reasons and levels of organisational change
  • describe the complexity inherent in organisational change
  • describe change models and tools, and their role in how they shape change in your organisational context
  • become an effective change sponsor able to describe messaging, power and position, resource management and utilisation, and alignment with strategy.


Why change?

  • Change in the context of culture and strategy
  • The business case for change and change management

Complexity of change

  • Psychology of change
  • The personal impact of change on self and others, including change acceptance, resistance, self-regulation and fatigue
  • Change management models and the ingredients for effective delivery of change
  • The power of culture in your organisation

The Change Sponsor

  • The critical role of the change sponsor
  • Critical leadership skills to be an effective leader or sponsor of change
  • Being the voice of change

Intended audience

This course is suitable for anyone involved in managing a change process, whether this be on an organisational-wide level or within a team setting. In particular, the course is designed for:

  • Executive Managers, Heads of Departments or General Managers
  • Program Managers, Portfolio Managers and Project Managers
  • Change managers
  • the ‘accidental’ Change Manager
  • business partners supporting change leaders.


Our Change Management Course: Core Skills or equivalent knowledge.

Delivery style

This one-day course focuses on experiential learning. Content is broken into 10-15 minute blocks and immediately followed by group activities where the theory is put into action.

A range of interactive methods will be used including:

  • storytelling and the use of professional examples to exhibit concepts
  • self-reflection and group discussions
  • case studies where the concepts are actively applied
  • individual and team activities and presentations
  • suggested readings for after training.


You will receive:

  • course materials with case study activities and sample templates for your toolkit
  • a Statement of Completion indicating eligibility for PDUs (points/contact hours).

In order to access online course materials, we recommend that you bring your own device (Windows or Mac) to class. You should ensure your device is fully charged as access to power is limited. Please note that the University does not carry any responsibility for your lost, stolen, or damaged devices whilst on the University premises.

Additional information

The Project Management Professional (PMP), PgMP, PMI-RMP and PMI-SP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Centre for Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). CCE has been approved by PMI to issue PDUs for our courses.

Once you complete this course, you will receive an email with a code to claim PDUs from the Project Management Institute, Inc.

For further information on PMI, please visit the Project Management Institute website.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Change Management for Projects Course: Advanced Skills

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