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Change X-Change: A lively workshop sharing best practices where attendees are the X-Factor!

  • 09/12/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Slalom: Aon Building, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60601


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CHANGE X-CHANGE workshop with

Leverage the brainpower of your fellow Change Leaders!

Join us for the Change X-Change where YOU are the X-factor in a lively, rapid-fire exercise for Change Practitioners from all levels of experience:

The Approach

  • Using a round-robin approach, an individual in need of a fresh perspective will have one (1) minute to pitch a change-related issue to the room - no clarifying or further explanation permitted - then quietly listen to input.
  • Then, over the next four (4) minutes everyone “in the field” can call out to offer alternative ideas that the person may want to explore.
  • After five (5) total minutes have elapsed, a new person steps up from the on-deck circle and we repeat the Change X-Change.
  • In one hour, we can hear 12 different challenges and exchange dozens of ideas. Whether you’re pitching or fielding ideas, we’re all learning and connecting in a fun, new way.

Learning/Skills Objectives

  1. Executive Presence: Concisely articulate change-related challenges
  2. Empathy: Listen in a new way to how others interpret your issue
  3. Skill Set Inventory: Mine your toolbox to break a logjam for a peer (and discover that maybe you have more tools than you realized)

Facilitator: Alex Yates

Alex Yates is a leader for transformational initiatives with over 20 years of change leadership and strategic communications expertise across a range of industries such as banking, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, insurance and Major League Baseball. A lifelong learner with a creative approach to most everything, Alex applies 21st century research of neuroscience and human-centered design to shift mindsets to help people choose the change.

Slalom is a consulting firm with 500 consultants in Chicago and 5,000 across North America and London. Slalom helps companies solve business problems and build the future. Slalom solutions span technology, the customer experience, and analytics.

Alex moved from sunny San Diego to seasonal Chicago in January 2008, so he’s personally experienced transformational change. He lives in Oak Park with his wife and two kids where Alex has been voted “Dad of the Year” for six consecutive years, in his household.


  • Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $35


  • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration / Check-In
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Event
  • 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.: Reception / Networking

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