2017 September Chapter Meeting

September 07, 2017
5:00 PM MDT to 8:00 PM MDT
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Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
2886 S Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Session 1 (1 PDU): Leadership

LegoTM Stakeholders

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Stakeholder maps, influence diagrams, communication plans. Wouldn’t it be nicer to just turn those pesky stakeholders into plastic people and position them to the best advantage of your project? Obviously the image cannot become reality, but the concept provides a useful approach to identifying the relationships of primary stakeholders to the project and project manager. Actions that need to be taken are recognizable through identification of anticipated relationships in comparison to preferred relationships.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Look into the relationships of the stakeholders to the project
  • Identify challenges and tasks in stakeholder management



Gary Klein


Gary Klein is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He teaches project management, system development, and quantitative methods and holds a PhD awarded by Purdue University. He has served as a consultant in systems development, as a director of IT for a major financial institution, and as a board member for IPMA-USA. He is an active researcher in project and program management for the ICT domain and is a Senior Editor for the Project Management Journal, the academic publication of PMI.

Session 2 (1 PDU): Leadership

Building the Next Generation of Leaders: Making a Comprehensive Leadership Development Program Work for You

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What feeds into an effective leadership development platform? Leadership development is a hot topic right now for many organizations. Companies have realized that effective leadership can drive positive results around performance and production. We know what doesn't work - the "flavor of the month." So, how do you customize a program to fit the needs of your organization? This presentation will show you how - by discussing one company's successful journey and actionable steps for your organization to tailor a comprehensive leadership development program to meet your specific needs.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the elements of a leadership development framework
  • Translate the traditional project management process to the ADDIE process used in learning and development
  • Adapt a leadership development framework to the needs of your own organization



Susan Barnas


Susan Barnas is currently a Sr. Organizational Development Specialist for Colorado Springs Utilities where she has been providing leadership development and organizational development solutions for over five years. She recently earned her Masters of Arts Degree in Organizational Management-Organizational Leadership at Ashford University, and has worked in a variety of learning and development roles over the past 20 years, including training and quality manager and leadership development consultant, for the cable, banking, and financial industries.


10 Person/Seat Table Purchase Option:

PPRC is providing, to it's members, the option to purchase a 10-person/seat table at Chapter Meetings. For more information on the option and guidelines around a purchase, please visit the Multi-Seat Table Registration informational page.


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

The PMI Pikes Peak Regional Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy is currently under revision. As per the approved revisions, cancellation of registrations for Chapter Meetings will be honored and refunds granted when the cancellation is completed/received by 11:59 PM seven business days before the event. 

You will be required to review and accept the current PMI Pikes Peak Regional Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.


Registration Questions:

Please contact the VP Communications for any registration questions or problems that you may have.


$40.00 Non-Members/Guest

$35.00 Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before September 7