CMBoK Reference Book

The Effective Change Manager: The Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK™)

Informed by international research and peer review, the CMBoK™ represents one of the best resources for the professional Change Manager and those organisations seeking to improve their change management capability.

Starting with the Change Management Institute Change Manager Competency Model (what Change Managers do), the Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK™) describes what Change Managers must know in order to display those competencies effectively and to deliver change successfully.

The first edition, ‘The Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK™)’, drew on the experience of more than six hundred change management professionals in thirty countries. This second edition has grown that base to over 900 contributors and reviewers.

Edition 2 has been released in April 2022, with an extensive upgrade taking place over two years. The Change Management profession itself recognizes the need to constantly adapt to changing circumstances. Our research shows that the number of Change Management roles is growing and more organisations are actively seeking to build Change Management capacity and capability. This edition of CMBoK™ reflects this broader and more flexible focus of the change practitioner that has emerged during the 2020’s.

How is CMBoK™ aligned with Change Management Institute Accreditation?

The Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK™) underpins the knowledge required for Change Practitioners as defined in our Change Manager Competency Models. The CMBoK™ is also the reference text for the education component of Change Management Institute’s Accredited Change Manager (ACM) Foundation Level. Learn more about Accreditation.

Purchase the CMBoK™

The Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK™) is available for online purchase from our Australian publisher Vivid Publishing along with many online book sellers such as Amazon.

Access Member Discount

Change Management Institute members can access their CMBoK™ hardcopy discount in the Member Hub. The price is AUD 50 + postage rather than the RRP of AUD 75.

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