Change Management for HR (CMHR) Certification

Drive change through people to accelerate business success.

Change Management for HR (CMHR) Certification

Most organizations turn to HR to help support and manage change, no matter the size  or complexity involved. They know people are the key to success, and change is hard for most. Change Management for HR (CMHR), HCI's newest certification course, is designed to build the skills you need to guide people through change: aligning change initiatives with business strategy, communicating effectively, addressing resistance and encouraging sustainability.

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.
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.
SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 13 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.
Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

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Course Fee: $1,995

Classes are in-person in major metro areas or online. Also available on-site or online for your team. Learn more.

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Who Should Attend?

The CMHR curriculum is designed for functional leaders, people leaders, and individual contributors seeking to advance their careers by elevating personal proficiencies, establishing HR as a partner to the business, and designing change initiatives that support engagement and organizational growth. Some of the roles that will benefit from obtaining the CMHR certification include:

  • Senior HR Business Partner

  • HR Business Partner

  • HR Director

  • HR Generalist

  • Transformation Director

  • Talent Development Director

  • Organizational Change Director

  • L&D Director

Why Should You Attend?

Change is a defining characteristic of business today. In fact, more than 80% of professionals agree their organizations are in a constant state of change, but only 29% say major change initiatives are well-received. As an HR professional, you must guide individuals and teams through change in a way that supports the strategic partnership between HR and the business and engages and inspires key stakeholders.

The key to successful change is focusing on people over processes, and CMHR will help you identify and build the capabilities people need to navigate change successfully. This program is particularly well-suited for HR professionals at organizations currently undergoing or preparing for significant changes such as mergers or acquisitions, leadership changes, restructuring or reorganization, or technology implementation.

After earning your CMHR certification, you will be able to:

  • Explain HR's role in change management

  • Describe how the partnership between business and HR can lead to success

  • Distinguish among the three different roles that HR can play in managing change and when each is necessary

  • Consider how to use these roles in your own organization

  • Develop an action plan for the next change initiative

  • Use checklists and tools to implement change initiatives

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In-Person Classes

Washington, DC
Sep 19-20, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
Oct 7-8, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +08 (Asia/Manila)
New York, NY
Oct 17-18, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
Melbourne, Australia
Oct 28-29, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM AEDT (Australia/Melbourne)
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 7-8, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM PST

Online Classes

Oct 3-4, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Nov 5-6, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EST
Dec 18-19, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
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Course Outline

The Architect

The Architect uses design thinking to construct and experiment with change, and makes sure resources and key players are secured. Learn how the Architect role can:

  • Consider how human-centered design can influence an organizational change

  • Use an iterative approach when designing and implementing a change

  • Identify, involve, and obtain buy-in from sponsors and stakeholders

  • Assess the change and the organization to determine readiness for a change

  • Identify training needs and create a training plan to address them

  • Plan for and assess change sustainability

The Broadcaster

The Broadcaster communicates the change with stories and data, opens dialogue between all parties, and emotionally connects people to the intention behind the work. Learn how the Broadcaster role will:

  • Identify the right information to communicate

  • Evaluate and select communication channels

  • Create a communication plan that considers audience, timing, cadence, channel, and sender for each message

  • Use storytelling and other techniques to ensure emotional resonance of change messages

The Coach

The Coach addresses personal resistance to change and holds people accountable for doing their part, while rewarding achievements along the way. Explore how the Coach role will:

  • Explain the factors that influence individual reactions to change, including resistance

  • Implement strategies for addressing resistance to change

  • Identify and address barriers to change

  • Encourage resilience and engagement among employees involved in change

  • Reinforce change efforts through recognition and rewards

  • Create a network of managers, change champions, and super users who can provide coaching throughout the organization

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Course Fee: $1,995

Classes are in-person in major metro areas or online. Also available on-site or online for your team. Learn more.

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