The Change Enablement Program

Credential Earned: P.Log.

Specialization: Change Enablement

The Change Enablement certification program combines strategic supply chain & logistics business expertise with transformational change enablement competencies.

  • This is a blended program, and consists of two parts:
    • a self-directed online course with two modules
    • a four-day facilitated group session (virtual)
  • The certification process must be completed within one year (can be achieved earlier as well).
  • A minimum of 5 years of strategic-level business experience is required at the time of completion and certification.
  • This program is ideal for: Practitioners looking to enhance their capability in leading change within their organization, and enhancing their knowledge and competencies as strategic supply chain leaders within the 21st century landscape.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

This program has two components:

  1. Self-Directed Online Modules: Supply Chain Strategies
  2. Group-based Facilitated Session: Change Enablement
PART 1: Supply Chain Strategies – The 21st Century Supply Chain Landscape

This part consists of two online modules that provide a strategic perspective on 21st century challenges in the global SC landscape. The modules are self-directed, and three months are provided to complete both. You will be working at your own pace within the three months.

In this first module, you will focus on SCL Ecosystems in terms of Competitive Advantage and Value Creation, exploring dynamics that contribute to a company’s competitive advantage. Content is designed to help you meet the challenges of 21st Century SCL eco-systems.

This module helps you explore Supply Chain Logistics as a business enabler, revenue driver and competitive differentiator, starting with the two key factors in competitive advantage – cost and differentiation. It helps you build a strategic thinking mindset focused on market differentiation, the demand for operational efficiencies and global competitiveness.

This module is delivered as a series of video lectures, and key topics include:

  • Strategic POV: Competitive Advantage
  • Market Dynamics
  • E-Commerce and e-Supply Chain Logistics
  • Disruption: Amazon Effect
  • Perspectives: strategic, customer-based, market and trade-off

Applying your own experiences to the learning, you will build a Supply Chain Strategies portfolio using the workbook provided.

The second module steps up the Supply Chain Leadership challenge, with a focus on SCL Ecosystems on being organizationally responsible and accepting 21st century Leadership issues.

The challenge is for Supply Chain Logistics professionals to rethink everything. With the emerging “brave new world” of Big Data, this is even more critical. Value is based on knowledge exchange along complex highly interconnected global webs. The shift is immediate and far reaching: from transactions as the primary business goal to creating knowledge-sharing networks as the primary business goal. The challenge is to develop contextual intelligence shared across Supply Chain Logistics Ecosystems, as a strategic decision model, and competitive advantage is the ability to navigate complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity.

This module is continued as a series of video lectures, with a focus on:

  • Business Engagement Architecture
  • Dynamics of Responsible Supply Chain Logistics: Flow, Capability, Discipline
  • Circular Economy: Reverse Logistics
  • Market Dynamics: Disruptive Innovation
  • Disrupting SCL: Big Data
  • Capacity to Lead
  • Leadership Decision Tools
PART 2: Facilitated Session on Change Enablement

This part consists of a 4-day facilitated session, where you will be a part of a cohort working with a program guide on the topic of change enablement.

Through this session, you will develop and enhance practical skills and technical capabilities supporting and delivering change. This session is not about managing change, it is about leading change. You are the change agent, facilitator and accelerator: you are the change enabler.

The session is a peer-to-peer experience, where you will be a part of a cohort sharing ideas, problems, solutions, and working with your peers* to acquire new perspectives. This peer-to-peer learning is an important and invaluable component, as is collaboration with colleagues and peers on change issues.

This facilitated group-based session comprises a blend of practical activities, teaching sessions, case studies, and an online assessment with feedback.

* Read our policy about expected standards of professional conduct in a group setting.

CHANGE ENABLEMENT: as Change Leaders, we need to behave, lead and enable. In this module, we will explore each of these in terms of

  • You and Your Behavior: assertiveness, motivations, social skills, conflict,
  • You and Your Leadership: conflict resolution, shared social skills, ethics, persuasion,
  • You and Your Change Tools: stakeholder mapping, change mapping, change strategies and planning, change momentum.

During these four days, you will be in session through the day working with a team of your peers on a change project that will help you create your own framework for a change project, including building a stakeholder map, creating a change map, and understanding your behaviours and motivations, and identifying inefficacies.

Key topics include: 

BEHAVIOUR

  • Assertive Behavior – diagnosing assertive behavior to ensure you obtain your objectives and understand how to manage others
  • Motivations – understanding your key motivations and how they impact your ability to influence others
  • Your Social skills and Inefficacies – learning how to deploy your skills and how your inefficacies create “ouch” points in your interactions
  • Conflict – understanding how you and others change in conflict situations, how that impacts your effectiveness and how you can adapt your approach

LEADERSHIP

  • Conflict Resolution – creating and applying a conflict resolution strategy to enhance your effectiveness
  • Shared Social Skills and Inefficacies – creating a shared understanding of specific areas of social skills and areas requiring focus and attention
  • Project Ethics – applying an ethical framework to change projects and reviewing dilemmas of enforcing change at work
  • Persuasion – creating persuasive interactions which effectively take people with you

ENABLING

  • Stakeholder Mapping – categorizing, assessing and aligning stakeholders to deliver change
  • Change Mapping – understanding key elements of a practical change map so change is appropriately enabled
  • Creating Strategies and Plans – building appropriate and time effective strategies and plans to enable change
  • Change Momentum – building momentum to deliver change, understanding key elements of a practical change map so change is appropriately enabled

SCHEDULE

  • Part 1 – Supply Chain Strategies: Start on any Monday
  • Part 2 – Change Enablement: Spring/Summer 2023 | Dates to be announced

REGISTRATION

  • An official tax receipt will be issued to you for income tax purposes for the program fees paid, as allowed by the CRA.

Program Fee: $5625 + Tax

Leadership Cohort Facilitator: Simon Brown, BSc MBA CMC CTDP MAPM P.Log.

Simon has delivered supply chain transformation projects in a broad range of industries. His experience leading clients through challenging sourcing and transformation projects positioned him to be able to provide the optimum toolset using a combination of best practice and academic research to leading and enabling change projects.

Simon’s industry experience spans sectors, including FMCG, Healthcare, Retail, Financial & Insurance, Mining, and Oil & Gas.

Supply Chain Management
 – Led three year SCM transformation creating and redefining entire supply chain from source of supply through to
customers. Redefining all relationships and implementing new ERP and SCM systems.
– Developed automated materials handling operation reducing invoice time from 30 days to real time
– Retrained and refocused strategic change team to deliver cross business change programs

Change Management
 – Created online training academy leveraging focused assessed modules
– Conducted over 200 supplier reviews building out methodology to assess and evaluate the true value derived from
suppliers and their interactions.
– Restructured a number of supplier markets including coffee and tea, Italian specialty, candy and pies

Consulting
 – Served as lead consultant supporting oil and gas team transform their Strategic Procurement operations
– Developed training academy for mid sized Gas organization, improved employee retention and promotability
– Led evaluation of supplier performance and relationship and spearheaded new methodology to enhance supplier value proposition
– Conducted contract reviews troubleshooting issues and resolving them with suppliers

A Graduate of Portsmouth University (UK) with an Masters in Business Administration and a P.Log, he is passionate about maximizing the value each individual gets from their interactions.

P.Log Designation

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The P.Log™ designation belongs to the Logistics Institute as a trademarked asset. P.Log™ professionals are members of the Logistics Institute. Earning the P.Log™ designation entails successful completion of a certification program designed to meet the certification requirements set by the Professional Review Board of the Logistics Institute. All program content is developed and owned by The Logistics Institute, wholly or in partnership with industry experts.

Designations must be renewed on an annual basis for continued use of the trademark. The professional year for all designations runs from November 1 – October 31. 

Annual Professional Fee$495.00