READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change with April Callis-Birchmeier

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Identify rapid organizational change and the impact of the ongoing change cycle.
  • Engage leaders in productive behaviors and strategies to increase resilience.
  • Develop a robust support plan to reduce resistance and promote adoption and sustainability.


We are inundated with change. New technologies, operational challenges, and adjusted expectations are creating rapid, compounding change. In this training, you will discover a model to navigate personal and organizational change while building agility and resilience in yourself and others.

Be able to identify strategies and techniques to recognize and overcome resistance, uncertainty, and apprehension. Use the READY framework to lead and encourage others in the adoption of change.



    • Welcome and Introduction
      • Why Organizational Change Management Impacts Project Success and How to Understand the Change Curve
      • Activity—Introductions With Self-Assessment Change Management Experience
    • Get Ready for Rapid Change!  Framework—Simplify and Accelerate Change  
    • Assess Change Impact and Organizational Readiness 
      • Stakeholder Assessment: How to Facilitate Stakeholder Sessions to Identify Those Impacted by the Change and to What Degree 
      • Activity—Facilitated Stakeholder Impact and Assessment Session (Large Group Discussion)
    • Formulate Strategy 
      • Relevant and Relatable—Identify the Benefit of the Change
      • Activity—Breakout Rooms to Create the R&R Benefit of Change for School Case Study
    • Engaging Sponsors and Leaders: Assessing and Spotlighting Sponsors 
      • Activity—Creating and Engaging Sponsors Brief With Whiteboard
    • Develop Change Management Plan
      • Advance Communication—Aligning Communication With Stakeholders, Project Messaging and Targets, Advocacy for End Users
    • Advance Communication Plan Matrix—Project Messaging and Targets, Advocacy for End Users 
      • Activity—Breakout Rooms to Develop Communication Plan Deliverables and Stakeholder Matrix
    • Aligning Deliverables With the Approach 
      • Deliverables: Stakeholder and Change Impact Assessment; Formulate the Change Strategy; Develop Change Management Plan
      • Approach: Relevant and Relatable Benefit of Change; Engaging Sponsors and Leaders
    • Develop the Change Management Plan With Business Process Redesign and Change-Driven Learning
    • Objectives
      • Activity—Poll to Identify School Case Study Process Change for Learning Objectives
    • Develop and Support Stakeholders to Prepare People for Change
      • Activity—Large Group Discussion Using Poll Results to Determine Learning Gaps From Case Study
    • Develop Learning and Support Plan Using Stakeholder Assessment and Gap Analysis 
      • Activity—Breakout Rooms—Create Learning Objectives and Support Plan
    • Recognize and Reduce Resistance—Types of Resistance
      • Activity—Poll Resistance Types and Large Group Discussion 
    • Revisiting the Why of the Change—Deploying an Agile Approach in Sharing the Benefit of the Change                 
    • Creating Sustainability and Execute the Change Management Effort
      • Activity—Develop Ownership and Sustainability Plan (Large Group Discussion)
    • Adapt the Change Management Plan and Complete the Change Management Effort
      • Activity—Develop Lessons Learned Strategy for Incorporation
    • Reviewing Next Steps for Gaining Expertise, Developing Experience, and Determining Your Next Steps Leading Change
      • Activity – Kahoot Review: 22 Online Questions

I came away with tools and an understanding of how to use them in my current job.

The instructor was very engaged and kept everyone's attention. The material allowed for engagement and was not just a lecture.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP® 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0 0 0.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



April Callis-Birchmeier PMP

April is an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education and corporate clients. 

She’s the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change. As a change expert, April was one of the first Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™) worldwide. 

As the leader of Springboard Consulting, April has worked to create pain-free and lasting change in dozens of organizations. She developed the global Standard for Change Management, is a change ignitor for the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), a Certified Speaking Professional, and President of ACMP Michigan. 

April is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise of organizational change management with project management professionals to create PMP® and CCMP™ rockstars who can simplify change and accelerate success.

Training Information

15 - 16 July 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 3 June)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 3 June)
Government Price
Student Price

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