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The Psychology of Change


Change Management for ArchitectsSuccess with enterprise architecture (EA) implies that the EA capability needs to be embedded within the organisation. This requires change management within and beyond the EA Practice.  An actionable change leadership capability across the entire enterprise architecture team is essential, with each member acting as a change agent delivering business value.  

Course Description

Many enterprise architecture (EA) implementations do not reach their full potential due to a failure in managing the “fuzzy” human aspects of organisational transformation. This course addresses the need to assess and prepare an organisation for transformation; the role of the change team; the implementation of awareness, communication, training and individual empowerment programmes; how to identify and address resistance and obstacles to change, and how to embed the transformation in the organisational culture so as to maintain the gains of change. Kotter’s principles for leading change, and the psychological aspects of human learning theory and change are incorporated. Practical exercises ensure relevance to the EA environment and provide delegates with an action plan for their own organisations.

Course Outline

  • Module 1:           What is Change Management?
  • Module 2:           Prepare for Change
  • Module 3:           Manage Change
  • Module 4:           Maintain Change
  • Module 5:           The Psychology of Change
  • Module 6:           Leading Change
  • Module 7:           Concluding Thoughts

Course Outcomes

Delegates completing the course will have a clear understanding of how to manage the human side of change in organisational transformation efforts. They will develop the core knowledge and appropriate skills to prepare, manage and maintain Change Management implementations, and will be able to integrate Enterprise Architecture and Change Management initiatives into a detailed action plan for organisational change.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals involved in architecture-related initiatives, including:

  • Enterprise architects
  • Business architects
  • Information architects
  • Technology architects
  • Application architects
  • System integrators
  • Business analysts
  • Business process modellers
  • Programme and project managers
  • Other business and technical specialists engaged in the development of enterprise architectures

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Courses are available to the public on scheduled dates and on request for private groups of five or more candidates.


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Course Pack Includes

  • The textbook, "The Heart of Change Field Guide: Tools and Tactics for Leading Change in Your Organization" by Dan S. Cohen and foreword by John P Kotter
  • A printed course manual
  • Online reference material


This pack includes:
  • Course Manual
  • The textbook, "The Heart of Change Field Guide: Tools and Tactics for Leading Change in Your Organization" by Dan S. Cohen and foreword by John P Kotter
  • Instructions/tips on using Google Hangouts
  • Headphones
  • Note pad
  • Pen

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There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Course Instructors

Trainer - Joanne Macgregor

Joanne Macgregor

Joanne Macgregor has a background in education, IT training and business consulting, and she is also a registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice. She brings her considerable experience in these fields to helping corporations with soft skills and change management training, and team facilitation.

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