Global Consulting Firm Kotter Launches Change Certification Program, Leadership Training Platform

Research-driven courses provide current and future leaders with proven tools and methodology to build professional capabilities and successfully navigate change in an increasingly volatile world

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International strategy execution and change management firm Kotter has launched a new program of six courses designed to help teams, individuals, and cohorts of diverse learners across organizations become Kotter Change Certified. The courses are available as instructor-led training, both in-person and virtual (remote), as well as through Kotter’s new, self-paced online platform.

“Five decades of empirical research on effective leadership and the science of change coupled with more than a decade of learnings through our consulting business have taught us that professional, as well as personal, success hinges on a strong capacity for adaptability in the face of uncertainty,” said Dr. John Kotter, Harvard Professor, and Kotter founder. “We’ve introduced this certification program to help organizations and individuals meet and surpass strategic goals at greater speed.”

Kotter’s globally recognized change management methodology and tools are now available in an easily accessible format of six courses that allow professionals and organizations to build the change skills they need—at their own pace and on their own time, regardless of their location.

The program will give learners the tools to learn how to:

Understand the art and science behind successful transformations

Ignite urgency and build a guiding coalition

Shape a vision and gain buy-in

Remove barriers to enable action

Generate wins to demonstrate progress

Ensure sustainable implementation

Each course features insights from experts and interactive tools that can be paired with in-person Kotter training to accelerate results. Learners will earn a digital badge after each course that can be showcased on social media profiles and in email signatures, and those who complete all six courses will become Kotter Change Certified. Learners can also access an exclusive online community for additional networking and education opportunities.

“As the pace of change continues to increase, our clients have asked us for change management training that can meet people where they are and complement other skill-building programs,” said Kotter CEO Rick Western. “Kotter’s Change Certification Program provides an ideal avenue for building the skills needed to thrive in competitive markets. We look forward to helping even more people become the kind of leaders our world needs.”

The first change training course, which explores the art and science behind successful transformations, is now available for registration at Subsequent courses will be launched in a rolling fashion in early 2023. Follow Kotter on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.


Everyone is facing the challenge of accelerating change. Kotter is a global consulting firm that helps organizations turn that challenge into an opportunity, creating a competitive advantage by building agility and adaptability. Founded by renowned Harvard professor and best-selling author, Dr. John Kotter, the firm’s approach helps organizations mobilize their people to achieve unimaginable results at unprecedented speed. The outcome: extraordinarily fast quantitative and qualitative results in efficiencies, innovation, growth, culture, digital transformation, and other areas that inherently demand change despite what often seem like impenetrable barriers. Learn more at



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