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Leadership – Leading Change
Learn how to lead change and transition in rehabilitation






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Jason Giesbrecht
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Senior healthcare leader and physiotherapist with more than 25 years of experience

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Change and transitions are a fact of life. They occur all the time and can evoke a range of emotions, from optimism and excitement to fear and anxiety. Change is an event whereas transition is the psychological process that occurs during a change. Healthcare is constantly facing change from the impact of technological advances such as electronic record-keeping, updated treatment protocols and updates to evidence-based practice. Whether you are in a small private practice or working for a large hospital organisation, managing and leading change, and more importantly the transitions involved in the change, is a vital skill. Various models have been created to help better manage and lead change and transition processes. This course will describe and define change and transition as well as differentiate between them. It will explore a variety of models of change and transition as well as a method for assessing change readiness. It will finally guide you through practical applications of the models focused around rehabilitation.


This course will define and differentiate change and transitions. It will explore models of change that can be applied to lead a successful change and transition process.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • select at least 4 characteristics that define change
  • select at least 5 characteristics that define transitions
  • differentiate between stages within Kotters 8 step change model
  • correctly identify the stages of the various change models in different case based examples

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Suppose your family, employer, or organization goes through change and transition on any scale. This course offers good resources on how to effectively carry out the change and work through transition, both from the perspective of going through the change and helping other people successfully navigate the change and transition process.
Rob Brugler
Sierra Leone
Understanding the change process using Kotters 8 steps of change has enabled me to acknowledge the challenge of implementing change in an organization. Although this is important for improving performance, it is a process that should be well planned and supported by a leader. Handling transitions are equally important when dealing with change. Thanks!
Muhwezi Justus 
Super Course! It will certainly be changing the way I implement small and large changes, and help me where I am getting stuck, and why. I have recommended it to several colleagues
Catherine Roux
United Kingdom
I really recommend this programme. All the leadership modules are amazing and really beneficial. I thought in a few situations in my practice that I am doing something wrong and I was blaming myself. However, after I went through these modules I saw the situations from a different perspective and received many new ideas for better management.
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