Paradoxes of Change – Can you help unravel the mysteries? (London, UK)

5:45pm Wednesday, 29 January 2020
8:30pm Wednesday, 29 January 2020
The Home Office
2 Marsham Street
Westminster, London City of SW1P 4DF
United Kingdom

When you are deep into delivering a change, you may not always make the time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Most of us are self-aware and know this kind of perspective is vital to ensuring that critical signals that could make or break the success of the change are factored in.

How often do you step back and looked at change management with the same critical eye? Have you ever questioned the rules and mantras that provide confidence that change management can help solve business problems?  It can be a complex topic because there are many paradoxes associated with change, including:

  • Leaders need to give direction but employees want autonomy.
  • We need to invest in change and show the impact but we need to know the impact to secure the investment.
  • Change is usually driven from the top but it's the front line who know best what needs to change.

Are there more paradoxes that you can think of?  Now is your chance to explore these further and help smooth out these anomalies. This is sure to be a provocative discussion and is no way exclusive to experienced change professionals. In fact we know real innovation comes from diversity of thinking so whether you’re new to change, impacted by change or leading it from the front, come along and share your thoughts to help us mature new insights to raise our Change Management game. 

This session is planned to be run as a world café, expertly facilitated by Larraine Solomon and Kathryn Simpson, supported by Ket Patel, UK Co-Lead of the Change Management Institute. 

Register today or email us for further information. 

About our Speakers

Kathryn Simpson is a respected and successful strategic change management consultant with diverse career experience in Europe and North America. She has over 25 years of consulting & line experience with leading organisations (Unilever, Mars, KPMG and GSK). Since 2007 she has been focusing on partnering with leaders at all levels, to drive growth and create sustainable success. For organisations of different sizes, she tailors her approach to develop a better understanding of organisational environment, facilitating strategy workshops and coaching individuals and teams, to ensure ideas get implemented.  She provides practical and supportive approaches that create focus, accountability and collaboration across organisations and their partners.

Larraine Solomon is the Managing Director of Inspiring Conversations, a delivery focussed communication and engagement consultancy. With over 20 years’ experience as a business and change leader in large complex organisations, she specialises in helping leaders and employees to connect with each other, develop meaningful dialogue and achieve significantly better business results. Prior to establishing her own business, she held senior global positions at Monster, Thomson Reuters, HMRC and Lloyds Bank as well as leading consultancy organisations.  Larraine is passionate about working with people and teams to drive a step change in engagement with a corresponding impact on business priorities.


Pictured: Kathryn Simpson left, Larraine Solomon centre, Ketan Patel right

Event details

  • Members FREE, Non-Members £30. Members should login to claim the discount.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to security protocols at the Home Office, ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER the event. We will not be able to accept people at the door. Arrival time will be strictly between 5pm and 5.45pm. Photo ID is required (passport/driving licence) and any bags will be searched through standard airport security style search protocols.
  • Times listed are GMT. 
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