July 2017 - CANCELLED Charlottesville Dinner Meeting



CANCELLED: "From Technology Adoption to User Adoption: How Technology Has Changed Change Management"


We accept technology into our lives without question. We know something new will emerge soon, and we know that society expects us to adopt and adapt when the next new thing shows up. We accept it. Often we welcome it. Thanks to technology, we are saturated with change. You’re working on a project that will introduce more change. In fact, your measure of success is user adoption, and if your users don’t accept your change, then your project will fail. Technology has shifted our change thresholds for better or worse. As project managers, we have to deal with that. We will journey down a slightly different path of change management that focuses on user adaptability versus user adoption.

We’ll explore the impact of technology in shifting change thresholds. While a change management plan focuses on managing changes in such a way as to achieve the best outcome, you’ll learn how to create an adaptability plan, which focuses on the people being impacted by the changes, including individual and group needs required for success.


Speaker: Beth Spriggs, PMP


Beth Spriggs, PMP, is an experienced trainer, speaker, and author. Currently, she serves as the vice president of technology at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE). She is also the president and founder of Vision Magnified, a non-profit organization with a mission to innovate and advocate for project, program, and portfolio managers to help them obtain executive level leadership roles.

For more than 18 years, she’s managed technology projects and portfolios. Some of Beth's contributions include delivering webinars for ProjectManagement.com, speaking at PMI’s Information Systems and Technology Symposium, and attending PMI's Global Congress North America 2015 as an Expert and in 2016 as a speaker. Beth was highlighted as one of the 123 Top Influencers in the Project Management Industry in 2016 by Timecamp. She is the author of “The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats”. www.bethspriggs.com


Advance registration is required via http://pmicvc.org/.


Thursday, July 13, 2017  


6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner and Networking
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation by Beth Spriggs, PMP

Dinner Fee

Member - $15            Non-member - $15

Catering by TBD

Please note:  Registration ends at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11.  Pre-Registration is Essential (Lead time required for food vendors).


NRAO-CharlottesvilleNational Radio Astronomy Observatory (UVA Campus)
520 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903


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