Principles for success

We are committed to the creation, evolution and promotion of professional standards in Change Management. The Change Manager Competency Models have been developed by the Change Management Institute in consultation with practitioners and employers across the world.

The Competency Models are clusters of behaviours that are related to success in a given role. This provides a strong focus on what change professionals can and would be expected to do in their roles. For guidance on what Change Managers must know in order to display those competencies effectively please refer to the CMI Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK).

A valuable resource for individuals and organisations:

  • Members can review the Models to help build their skills and capabilities, or to prepare themselves for CMI Accreditation
  • Organisations can build change capability in their HR, Change Management and Programme Teams
  • Recruiters can ensure they are seeking the full breadth and depth of skills required for change management roles
  • Training and Education Providers can use the Models to assist with their course curriculum and learning modules

Three Competency Models have been developed for Change Managers at different points in their career - Foundation, Specialist, Master. The skill topic areas are similar across the Models, but the key difference is in the depth and breadth of experience expected at each level. The Competency Models are the assessment standard for the three levels of CMI Accreditation.

If you're a CMI Member you can click on the document link below to login and access the full Competency Models.

If you're not a CMI member you can access a preview of the Competency Model below.

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