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2017 Professional Development Day


Patti Vargas: "Leadership: The Key to Organizational Change" (Keynote)
Pat Harper: "Change Management for Project Managers"
Dr. Herb Kessner: "Leading Organizational Change"
Alf Raju: "Change Management in the Digital Era"
Bryn Hughes: "Change Management in an Agile World"
Dr. Maynard Brusman: "Lead Culture Change Conversations Through Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness"

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 Change Mgmt

This highly informative all day session will be held in Santa Rosa, and will feature several dynamic speakers on the timely topic of Change Management...

Through presentations, multiple breakout sessions and a panel discussion, you will:

  • Dig deeper into change management tools & techniques
  • Learn strategies for leading & directing effective organizational change
  • Increase your ability to lead fellow employees through company changes
  • Apply learned skills on Monday morning at work or on your next project.
  • Become a change agent and contribute more to your company at work, or to your own business and clients.
  • Network with professionals and students from many industries and companies who use project management in their work.

There is truly something there for every project management professional, and this annual event should not be missed!

Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2017. 
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm  - Breakfast, catered lunch, and snacks included.
Location: Exchange Bank
444 Aviation Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA  95403

$159 - WCC Member, $179 - Non WCC Member (through Aug. 20)
$179 - WCC Member, $199 - Non WCC Member (after Aug. 20)

6 PDUs available



8:00 - 9:00

    Registration & Breakfast / Networking
9:00 - 9:15

    Welcoming Comments
Jim Thomas (WCC President)
Joshua Szarek (WCC CEO)

 9:15 - 10:00

    Keynote Speech
Patti Vargas
10:00 - 10:45

Pat Harper
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00     Breakout Session 1
Dr. Herb Kessner

Breakout Session 2
Alf Raju

 12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00     Breakout Session 3
Lisa Safran

Breakout Session 4
Bryn Hughes

2:00 - 3:15     Panel Discussion
Dr. Maynard Brusman - Moderator

Pattie Vargas
Lisa Sarfan
Bryn Hughes

3:15 - 3:30

3:30 - 4:30 

Dr. Maynard Brusman
4:30 - 5:00      Closing Remarks / Raffle
Jim Thomas (WCC President)
Kate O'Connor (WCC COO)


Event Sponsors:


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 Key Volunteers

Dawn Farbstein
VP Professional Development 
 Karen Heien
Project Manager
Al Russcol
Project Financial Analyst 
 Dawn Farbstein  Karen Heien  

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