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Top 5 free Courses in Change Management

Change is inevitable in businesses all around the globe as well as in life. Change management is a structured approach that helps to be prepared for such changes and deal with them proactively. The following courses will help change managers, innovation managers, and business development managers in all industries to leverage the disruptions created by change and cultivate a mindset that embraces change within their organization as well their personal lives.

Leading Organizational Change in Healthcare

This intermediate online course is offered by Doane University and is a part of the Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program. Over 3 weeks, healthcare professionals will be introduced to organizational behavior and change theories along with the change management process. They will learn to identify, develop and implement change in an organization’s culture. Students will also be able to apply social, behavioral and organizational science to change in an organization’s culture. To get the most out of this course, students must have a basic understanding of economics and finance and should also have a bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of work experience in a healthcare-related field.

Managing Change in a Healthcare Environment

This online course, offered by the University of East Anglia is a 3-week course and has been created specifically for health and social care professionals working on the frontline. Since change is inevitable, this course aims to equip healthcare professionals to be better able to respond to change, be the drivers for change, and also empower others to embrace and manage it positively. The course also emphasizes on maintaining the service quality through individual as well as collective responsibility while adapting to change.

Influencing: Storytelling, Change Management and Governance Specialization

This program is a four-course specialization offered by Macquarie University and can be completed in 6 months. Since many organizations have been unsuccessful in managing change, this course proposes a new approach to managing change and inspiring people. This approach focuses on communication strategies, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, overcoming resistance and finding acceptance. Since not all organizations are effective at risk governance as well, the course will also help students develop risk governance structures to engage all of their relevant stakeholders while achieving organizational objectives.

Leading Transformations: Manage Change

This online course is a part of the specialization course mentioned above offered by Macquarie University and can be completed in approximately 10 hours. This course focuses on the importance of adopting a change mindset in these ever-changing times and creating a productive change cycle. Students will then use these cycles to orient, perform and evaluate change. They will also learn to formulate leadership strategies that take into consideration the complexity of change and thereby facilitate transformation.

Managing Disruptive Change

This intermediate course is a part of a MicroMasters Program in Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change offered by RWTH Aachen University and can be completed in 6 weeks. The theme of this course is disruption in businesses and the course aims to help students to proactively manage such disruptions and use it to their advantage. In this course, through real-life case studies, students will learn how to identify disruptions early on, manage them proactively, and look at it from a more strategic perspective. Though there are no prerequisites for the course, basic knowledge of business administration and math is beneficial.

All the courses mentioned above are delivered in English and have English subtitles as well. Students can enroll in the courses for free but a fee will be needed to earn a certificate. Students can also apply for financial aid if they qualify.

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