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Beyond Kotter: Is it time to change how we change?


Are you ready to change how you approach change? Look no further than our upcoming workshop at the Business Agility Conference where we will introduce a new mantra for change that will transform the way you view organizational transformation. 


We'll start with a brief exploration of traditional change management approaches, including the Kotter Model. Then, we'll take a closer look at the fault lines of traditional approaches and how they can be problematic in our current work reality. 


We'll explore a new approach to change management that's human-centric, sustainable, and collaborative. With our new mantra for change, you'll learn to inspire, influence, and connect with your teams in a way that fosters a culture of social capital, where the competitive advantage comes from culture rather than strategy. 


Experience the potential of this new approach during the workshop by tapping into the conference network we’ve built together over two days.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to breathe new life into how your organization approaches change. 

Learning Outcomes

After this workshop, you will be able to

  • Explain the traditional change management approach, its foundation, and its programmatic nature.

  • Identify the most problematic steps in traditional change management and explain why they are an issue today.

  • Propose a new approach to change that is sustainable, human-centric, and relational.

  • Understand the concept of social capital and its importance for creating a culture of collaboration.

  • Apply social capital by sharing change challenges and seeking help from others in the workshop.

Fine Print

This interactive two-hour workshop will be held during the Business Agility Conference for both New York and online attendees.  No additional registration or fees are required.

Richard Jolly

Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Richard joined the full-time faculty at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2021, where he lectures on leadership, power and politics, and organizational change. He was a core faculty member at the London Business School (LBS) for 22 years during which time he was consistently one of its highest rated, most innovative and award-winning teachers. He has taught for Columbia Business School for 13 years and over 20 other business schools around the world. 


For the past 22 years, Richard has been a Director of the consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Ltd, with offices in the UK and the US. He coaches senior leaders; facilitates senior group processes; delivers keynote addresses; runs senior development programs; and works on a diverse set of consulting assignments. 

Ahmed Sidky, PH.D.

Head of Business Agility at Riot Games

Co-founder of the Business Agility Institute

President of the International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile)

Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D. also known as Dr. Agile, is a renowned global thought-leader in the Business Agility community. As the Head of Business Agility at RiotGames he is responsible for all change and transformations across the company. His former role at Riot was the Head of Development Management where he led a team of 80 internal agile coaches and delivery leaders.


Before Riot Ahmed was a consultant for a variety of Fortune 100 companies (among them Verizon, Caterpillar, Nationwide, and Booz Allen Hamilton), guided enterprise Agile transformations, educated leaders on the Agile mindset, and created customer-centric cultures of learning. 


He is also President of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) and the co-founder of the Business Agility Institute; co-author of “ Becoming

Agile in an Imperfect World;" and a seasoned international keynote speaker.

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