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Kotter Change Essentials Programme


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Full program description

Kotter Change Essentials Programme

What's In It For Me

Today we expect leaders at all levels to deliver results under conditions of increasing change and uncertainty. However, many feel unprepared and ill-equipped to lead change. 

In this program, you first learn the components of Dr. Kotters 8 Steps for Successful Change and four Critical Leadership Principles that must be in place to ensure successful change. Second, you explore and practise how to get and keep people on board and supporting change: you learn the definition of true urgency and how to build and maintain it in your own context.

Core Content Areas

How to Build a Foundation for Successful Change 

You will learn about the rates and causes of failure for change in organizations and explore the essential elements of successful change: the research-based 8 Steps for Successful Change and the four Critical Leadership Principles. Leveraging the results of your own Change Appraisal, you will study implementation practices and build a customized tactics guide and action plan for use in executing change in your organization. 

How to Ignite Urgency for Change

You will explore how to get and keep people bought in to and actively supporting a change by learning what true urgency looks like and what leaders of change need to do to build, communicate and maintain it. You will learn to adapt your own change style to people's different communication needs as a way to build buy-in across a range of personalities. Applying the principles for building urgency, you will work with different types to establish momentum for an idea or a current change initiative. Focus areas include how to gather support, how to identify who must be urgent, and how to develop messages that both appeal to all styles and rise above the din of competing messages. 

Course Overview

As a result of this experience, you will be able to:

  • Explain the 8 Steps for Successful Change and related core leadership principles
  • Apply core principles of effective change to your own situation and identify ways to enhance its success
  • Recognize the behaviours that occur when people are on board, bought in and actively supporting a change
  • More effectively engage others in change by addressing their diverse needs
  • Apply tactics to increase urgency and active support for a change
  • You will leave with tips, tools, and a plan to build success for your change

Who Should Attend

This session is most appropriate for mid-level leaders and high potentials. Facilitators can also tailor the delivery so that the program is relevant for senior leaders or front-line managers.

Course Duration

8 hours
Workshops are facilitated by a local trainer, accredited by Kotter International.

Additional Note

PDUs for Maintaining PMP Credential 

This course is eligible for PDU Credits. Upon successful completion of this course, Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders will be awarded 7 PDUs. Applicants need to access the PMI CCR System at to claim their PDU points with the following details:

Provider ID: 3163 

Activity ID: LCHESEN

Activity Name: Kotter Change Essentials Programme

To view the full listing of courses that is eligible for PDU points, visit


Nett Course Fees: $642.00 

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