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Change Management and Leading Innovation


  • Duration: eight days

Services SETA Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation
This programme is aligned to the following Unit Standards:

  • Formulate recommendations for a change process: US ID: 252021
  • Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation: US ID: 252020
  • Apply a systems approach to decision-making: US ID: 252026

NQF Level 5 Credits 20

Programme Overview

Organisations have to adapt to change, apply innovative ideas and implement a systems approach to decision-making in order to maintain a competitive advantage.  To remain attractive as employers, organisations need to adapt and change constantly in accordance with the changing needs of their stakeholders. This learning programme is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second-level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.

Programme Contents:

Creating and managing an environment that promotes innovation 

  • Analysing own unit in terms of opportunities for innovation.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the techniques that promote creativity.
  • Developing a plan for creating an environment conducive to innovation.
  • Leading a team through a creative thinking process.

Formulating recommendations for a change process

  • Demonstrating knowledge of and insight into the need for change within the context of environment change.
  • Analysing an area requiring a change process.
  • Selecting a model for implementing a change management process.
  • Formulating recommendations on implementing the change process.

Applying a systems approach to decision-making 

  • Applying critical and analytical skills to analyse an issue or problem.
  • Engage with stakeholders in analysing the issue/problem and developing solutions.
  • Selecting feasible solutions through a systems approach.
  • Formulating and communicating the decision.


Learners who attend this training will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” directly after the training. Additionally, to attending this course, learners can also participate in the assessment process as an additional option.  Assessment entails the completion of a Portfolio of Evidence and if being assessed as competent, the learner will be awarded 20 credits on NQF Level 5. In this case, a “Certificate of Competence” will be issued representing the credit values and NQF Level. Entry-level requirements for assessment according to the Unit Standard: Learners should demonstrate competent in Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4.

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