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This course is being updated with current information and best practices. We plan on scheduling this course as soon as the updates are complete. Anticipated schedule is FY25 Q2.

Change Management (APPEL – vTCM)


  • Building & Leading NASA Teams
    Building & Leading NASA Teams
  • Systems Engineering & Engineering
    Systems Engineering & Engineering

Skill Level: Open to all.

This course will be offered as two half-day sessions and will help participants to develop the knowledge, processes and practices to assess, implement and communicate change initiatives in the NASA environment. Specifically, the course seeks to prepare members of NASA’s technical workforce to lead planned change initiatives for teams. This may include: preparing and supporting the workforce, establishing the necessary steps for change, and monitoring pre- and post-change activities to ensure successful implementation.

This course is designed for NASA’s workforce, especially experienced Program Managers, Aspiring Program Managers, Senior Project Managers, Lead and Senior Systems Engineers, Chief Engineers and Business Group Leaders will also benefit from this course. This course works best with experienced individuals who are open to new ideas and willing to share their insights and experiences.

APPEL Library Resource

NASA Galaxie Library NASA Galaxie Library
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.

Upon completion of the Change Management Course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain concepts that underpin change.
  • Assess the readiness/capacity for change initiative success.
  • Choose opportunities for change initiatives.
  • Explain the key differences between leading major and minor change initiatives.
  • Select the most appropriate model for change management success.
  • Apply effective decision-making for successful change.
  • Communicate effectively before, during and after change initiatives.
  • Assess progress of change initiatives.
  • Measure change management effectiveness.
  • Overcome obstacles and mitigate resistance to change.
  • Tailor change initiatives to organizational culture.