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Strategic Change Management Certificate

About the Program

Ready for graduate-level work but not ready to commit to a full (or another) master’s degree yet? The Strategic Change Management (SCM) Certificate is a strong choice for working professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of organizational change and learn how to apply innovative approaches – including applying people analytics -- to effect change.

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Strategic Change Management Certificate Curriculum Overview

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Develop as a Change Leader

Explore the nature of organizational change and how to design successful strategic change efforts. Look deeply at the theory and practices behind learning, human performance, and social networks in organizational settings – all of which provide levers for leading and managing change. Finally, learn consulting methods and tools that will help you be a more effective change leader with internal and external clients.

Drive Organizational Transformation

To earn the Strategic Change Management (SCM) Certificate, students complete the following five courses:

  • Accelerating Learning and Performance
  • Applying People Analytics
  • Building Transformational Client Relationships
  • Designing Sustainable Strategic Change
  • Executing Strategic Change

Choose Your Own Adventure

The SCM Certificate offers students the rigor of the MSLOC degree with the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Take a deep dive and finish your five courses in as little as six months, or take your time and complete them over up to three years while working full-time.

Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern

Pursue a standalone certificate, earn your MSLOC degree, or explore executive education options. Learn more.

Contact MSLOC

Schedule a personal chat with an advisor, current student or alum. In-Person Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm. Remote Office Hours: Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.


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