PMI PPRC 2020 January Chapter Meeting

January 09, 2020
5:00 PM MST
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Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
2886 S Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Happy New Year!  Be sure and bring your business cards to this meeting!


5:00-6:00pm: Presentation - Supercharging Your Improvement Projects Using Change Management
6:00-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:00pm: Business Meeting/Chapter Announcements
7:00-8:00pm: Presentation - The 2020 PPRC Board Introductions
8:00-8:10pm: Closing/Drawings -- and GIFTS for all members!


Session 1 (1 Technical PDU):

Supercharging Your Improvement Projects Using Change Management
My name is Gary Vansuch, and I invite you to participate on January 9 for a conversation about using change management to "supercharge" the improvement projects you are working on. We all want to see improvement to the working cultures of our organizations, so that we can serve our customers well, and enjoy our work at the same time. I know that I want that for my organization, and I want that for the places where my family and friends work, too. 
To achieve that, we launch projects to improve how we produce products and services.  In my experience, sometimes those efforts go well, and sometimes .... well, sometimes they don't. Over my career, I have discovered that an element that is often missing is change management, the people side of improvement. I will be sharing some tools and approaches to help you to integrate change management into your improvement projects, which will lead to more success for all of us. I invite you to join us for that conversation!
Bio:  GARY VANSUCH is Director of Process Improvement for the Colorado Department of Transportation (also known as "CDOT"). As a member of the CDOT top executive team, Gary directs efforts to improve the organization’s operations and to make government more effective, efficient and elegant. He has over 30 years of business improvement and change leadership experience in the energy, financial services and governmental services sectors.
Gary is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Change Management Practitioner.  Additionally, Gary served 6 years with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program, including 4 years as a Senior Examiner and as a member of the national Case Study Development Team. He has also been a Judge for ASQ’s International Team Excellence Awards, and a Judge for the RIT / USA Quality Cup competition for improvement teams.


Session 2 (1 Strategic PDU):

Meet the new PMI PPRC Board for 2020 

This is your chance to ask questions and get to know our Board, especially our new members.  

Congratulations to the newly elected PPRC Board Members starting in January 2020:

  • Jill Manley – Vice President of Communications 
  • Aaron Sever – Vice President of Marketing
  • Krista Phillips – Vice President of Membership
  • Kenneth Lewis – Vice President of Volunteers
  • Robert Dunn – Vice President of Programs

The PMI PPRC Board Members, Directors and members are excited to welcome you to your leadership roles.  We look forward to learning more about you and your talents as we continue to promote our mission: To empower and inspire individuals to promote project management excellence in the workplace and community.

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.

NOTE: If presentations are provided to PPRC for posting, they will be posted on the Presentation Archive page after the meeting.  Many are not provided.



$35.00 Chapter Ticket, Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

$40.00 Non-Member Ticket
$35.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

$300.00 Chapter Tickets, Table

$25.00 Chapter Webinar Ticket
$20.00 Earlybird rate before January 2

$30.00 Non-Member/Guest Webinar Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before January 2