Call for Leadership – What needs to change with Change?


October 29, 2018, Berlin
9am - 5pm


Right after the Berlin Change Day 2018, join this one-day event hosted by Céline Schillinger and Holger Rathgeber. An explorative, interactive workshop grounded in real-life stories, including those of the participants.


Call for Leadership

What needs to change with Change?


“Many people say change is needed here, but the number of people who take action is, well, very, very limited”. Those driving change often find themselves wretched and isolated. This situation is so common that we almost accept this frustrating barrier as the very nature of change.


But it doesn’t have to be that way.


To grow the capacity for change in people and organizations we need to talk about Leadership. Many do that, but to thrive in times of change we need to aim much higher and go well beyond those 5% or so who have it as part of their job description.


In the workshop we will present and discuss a set of principles, processes and methods to significantly grow the number of people answering the call for leadership. It will provide actionable insights into implementing change successfully, with the help of many.


Who is this workshop for?


Anyone concerned with building capacity in their organization and its people to execute strategy, deliver results, shift culture, cope with change.


What will we cover?


Learn about leadership research. The workshop goes well beyond the famous 8 steps process of leading change and brings to life some of the latest research and solutions of Prof. John Kotter on creating a dual operating system (Hierarchy and Networks) for organizations to thrive in times of accelerated change.


Reflect on real life stories. We will discuss Celine’s & Holger’s concrete implementation experiences in organizations. Successes, failures and what we have been learning from them.


Put heads together around your challenges. You will share your transformation opportunities and we will brainstorm in small groups on ways to have more people answering the call for leadership.

Celine Schillinger has been recognized multiple times for her innovative engagement initiatives in the pharma world. A global engagement influencer, Celine designs & implements new leadership strategies at a global scale that mobilize internal or external stakeholders, enable corporate transformation and boost business value. Celine was awarded the Medal of the National Order of Merit by the French government in 2017 for her efforts for diversity in the workplace. She blogs at and tweets at @CelineSchill

Holger Rathgeber is perhaps most widely known as the co-author of the best-selling book, Our Iceberg is Melting/Das Pinguin-Prinzip, and subsequent fable, That’s Not How We Do It Here!/Das Erdmännchen-Prinzip. For 20 years he held senior positions in a number of international companies, before becoming a consultant working with Senior Leadership teams in global organisations. Holger runs a consulting practice, TeamRathgeber in Germany and is an affiliate of Kotter, a specialist change leadership consulting firm started by Prof John Kotter from Harvard Business School.