The concept of change is not a new one. Indeed change has always been recognised as necessary and inherent to all aspects of life. However the last decade has, for most organisations, been a time of totally unprecedented and seemingly ever accelerating change so that the phrase "change or die" has increasing resonance. Coping with change has become another element in organisations' battle to compete, thereby focusing attention on the need to manage change effectively. The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the change management process and to present a framework for managing change.