Accelerating Change & Transformation (ACT) Training Program

Change Management Training


“brought unique value to a large scale change management effort” Transformation”

- Program Sponsor, IT

“helped implement industry standard change management practices at both the strategic and tactical levels”

– VP HR, Fortune 100 Retailer

“brought high energy, creativity, and passion”

– Director, Fortune 50 Consumer Goods Company

Program Overview

80% of CEOs cite the ability to adapt to change as a source of competitive advantage. Emergent can help you develop your internal change capability in order to build and sustain long-term organizational resilience and adaptability.


Developed by the transformation and change experts at Emergent, the Accelerating Change & Transformation (ACT) Training is a comprehensive, four-part change management training program designed to develop strong organizational change practitioners within your organization. It includes a one-day workshop delivered by an expert Emergent change consultant, license to our Change Accelerator product, applied learnings on your projects, and follow-up coaching to reinforce the learnings. The program content has been honed through Emergent’s work providing training and consulting services to Fortune 500 and mid-market clients.

Target Audiences

This program is for anyone responsible for leading change within the organization. Participants who attend should be currently (or soon to be) involved in a project involving change, as this is important for the Applied Learning component. The program is ideally suited for the following roles:

  • HR Managers and HR Business Partners
  • OD/OE Professionals
  • Project Team Leaders
  • Communications Professionals
  • Anyone responsible for leading change in their organizations

Program Components

Accelerating Change & Transformation (ACT) Workshop


Designed around Emergent’s Accelerating Change & Transformation (ACT) methodology, this one-day workshop builds participants’ organizational change management skills. The interactive training is delivered at your location and includes a comprehensive participant binder with activities and templates. After the workshop, participants will be able to apply the ACT methodology to effectively facilitate change within their projects and teams. They will know how to integrate change management best practices and uncover organizational change opportunities.

Training topics include

  • Assessment of your personal change agility
  • The case for organizational change management
  • A common understanding of change management
  • Blueprint for building/enhancing a change capability
  • The ACT model: a structured approach to change
  • Orientation to Change Accelerator
  • Core change management skills: structuring change projects
  • ACT deep-dive: plan the change
  • ACT deep-dive: create urgency
  • Core change management skills: change facilitation
  • ACT deep-dive: lead the change
  • ACT deep-dive: engage the people
  • Core change management skills: managing resistance
  • ACT deep-dive: align systems
  • ACT deep-dive: sustain the change
  • Insights and lessons learned
  • Post-training action planning

Comprehensive Change Management Toolkit

Participants of this training program on change management will receive access to Change Accelerator, our comprehensive web-based change management toolkit with 60+ downloadable tools and templates (in MS Office format), ACT methodology, and best practices for facilitating change. The Change Accelerator resources can be accessed 24/7 and the tools tailored to the participant’s unique project needs.

>> Learn more about Change Accelerator here

Applied Learning & Coaching

After the workship, participants will apply learnings and use the ACT methodology and Change Accelerator tools on live projects back at their organizations. Participants will have access to one of Emergent’s change management consultants, with whom they will schedule coaching sessions. During the coaching sessions, the consultant assess how well practices are being applied, help the participant with challenge areas, and advise on how best to tailor organizational change practices and tools to his or her specific initiative.

Benefits of the Program

  • Increased confidence leading change
  • Immediately-applied tools and techniques
  • Positive impact on project success
  • Improved stakeholder adoption
  • Accelerated skill development

Additional Details


Participants who attend should be currently (or soon to be) involved in a project involving change, as this is important for the Applied Learning component. We recommend between 6-20 participants per classroom workshop.

Workshop Planning

Ideally, someone from your organization would be available to consult with our trainer prior to the workshop to help our trainer tailor the content. We would rely on someone from your organization to provide logistical support (e.g., meeting room, projector, easels, markers, etc.)

Workshop Execution

The workshop is delivered onsite at your company’s location. Ideally, an analyst from your organization would participate in the workshop to help provide on-the-ground logistical support and capture output, action items, etc.

More Information

Please contact us for more information and to request a custom price quote for training.

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This training program was developed by the transformation & change experts at Emergent