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The Three A’s of Organizational Agility

  • Friday, September 14, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tower Club, Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1700, Vienna, VA 22182


“The Three A’s of Organizational Agility”

Kevin Oakes, CEO and Founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

The need for agile leaders and organizations is critical and driven by several key factors, all of which challenge current business models and render product and service offerings less effective or even obsolete. This is creating urgent need for new capabilities, propelling organizations into uncharted territory.   

The marketplace in nearly every industry is being disrupted by new competition—often from outside the industry. The acceleration of technological advancement as well as shifts in population demographics result in increasing and evolving expectations and demands.  
The ability to respond to these pressures requires a new level of customer-centricity, stretching organizations to not only increase the speed and relevancy of what they deliver, but also continuously improve how they deliver it.
The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) is in the midst of conducting an extensive study to explore traits and characteristics of agile leaders and organizations in today’s ever-changing business climate. Join Kevin Oakes, CEO and Founder of i4cp, to:
  • Hear five critical emerging themes on agility, based on input from 1,800 organizations  and interviews with Chief HR Officers and CEOs
  • Understand the primary, research-based characteristics that define successful agile leaders
  • Learn key practices you can implement to improve agility within your organization

Kevin is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on the practices of high-performance organizations. i4cp’s vendor-free community facilitates innovation by giving members – among the largest and most respected organizations in the world – access to Peers, Research, Tools and Technology. With more than 40 years of experience and the industry’s largest team of human capital analysts, i4cp is the definitive destination for organizations seeking innovative ways to improve workforce productivity. 
Kevin is currently on the board of directors for privately held KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning. For the last several years Kevin has also served on the advisory board for Intrepid, a Seattle-based provider of outsourced workplace productivity solutions and on the advisory board of Longworth Ventures, a Boston-area venture capital firm. 

Kevin has been a leader in the human capital field for the last two decades, and was previously the Founder and the President of SumTotal Systems, the largest provider of talent and learning solutions in the world, which he founded in 2003 by merging Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) with Docent (NASDAQ: DCNT).  

Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, which was founded in 1985 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Prior to joining Click2learn, Kevin was president and founder of Oakes Interactive, an award winning technology-based training company in Needham, Massachusetts. Oakes Interactive was purchased by Click2learn (then called Asymetrix) in 1997, which Kevin helped take public a year later. 

Completing a five-year board term, Kevin was the 2006 Chairman of the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD), which is the largest association in the world dedicated to workplace learning and performance with a global membership of over 70,000 members. Kevin was the 2008 Chair of the ASTD Board Selection Committee, and also serves on ASTD’s Talent Management Task Force. Kevin was also the Chairman of Jambok, a social learning start-up company which was founded at Sun Microystems and was purchased by SuccessFactors in March 2011. 

Kevin is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on talent management and using human capital strategically in organizations and recently released a new book, titled The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, published by ASTD Press. Kevin resides in Medina, Washington with his wife and three children.

When and Where:

Friday, September 14, 2018
Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700, Vienna, VA 22182

Registration and networking breakfast:  8:00 to 8:30 am
Program:  8:30 to 10:00 am
Networking:  10:00 to 10:30 am
HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

  • Our programs are FREE for members.
  • A member may send a substitution in their place to any program they are unable to attend.
  • Each member will be permitted to bring ONE GUEST (non-member) per PROGRAM YEAR.
  • If you would like to register a guest, please email with the guest's name, email address, and organization name.  Our administrator will register the guest and confirm with both the member and guest.

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