Learning is part of a jigsaw comprised of many parts and everyone learns in different ways. Whilst these online personal and professional development courses are free for anyone to access over the internet, our full-day open courses are designed with group interaction at their heart. The feedback from our clients tells us that a significant proportion of the learning experience is gained from interacting with their peers during the workshops. If you are located in the United Kingdom and would like to attend one of the full-day open courses to engage in group learning with your ICAEW peers, please visit our upcoming full-day open courses page.

Managing personal change effectively is one of the free CABA courses developed from research by Dr Hilary Lindsay, which identified career adaptability as a critical element of lifelong learning and professional development.

The research identified 5 attributes within career adaptability - engaging, exploring, experimenting, positive attitude and self-belief. Managing personal change effectively along with our other professional and personal development courses will show you how to develop these attributes, helping you to shape your career and have the future you want.

What's this course about?

Like it or not, change is a normal part of life.  It affects everyone, personally and professionally.  It can be something you put in motion yourself - changing your job, moving house, starting a diet, for instance - or something you have no control over, such as a bereavement or redundancy.

The problem is that if you resist or don't manage well when change happens - it can be highly stressful.  Your attitude to change, from embracing it at one end of the scale to dreading it at the other, can make all the difference.

Our managing personal change effectively course can help you learn how to accept or adjust to change, and how to explore what change can mean.  We'll show you how to view change as a positive force and an opportunity, so that you can reap the benefits of a changing situation.

What will you get out of it?

This course will give you the positive attitude and skills you need to deal successfully with change in both your personal and professional lives.  You'll learn tools to help you adjust your thinking so that you can overcome the obstacles that change may throw at you.  You'll also learn ways of dealing more effectively with unpredictable or changing work situations so that instead of feeling stressed when change happens, you can make the most of it.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Recognise the change process and how it impacts on you individually
  • Be aware of your own individual response to change
  • Understand how individual responses to change can impact on performance and motivation
  • Use effective strategies to manage personal change

Is this course for you?

Our managing personal change effectively course is suitable for past and present ICAEW members and their families working at any level within the public, voluntary, corporate and private sector.  If you want to find ways of boosting your adaptability, so that changes in your personal and professional lives become less stressful, this is the course for you.

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