April 2017 Dinner Meeting – Rancho Cucamonga

April 2017 Dinner Meeting – Rancho Cucamonga

Managing Change: Secrets to Success

April 11, 2017
5:30 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT

Antonino's Ristorante Italiano
7945 N Vineyard Ave D-7
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Presentation Title:Change: Secrets to Success

Presented by: Ric Van Der Linden

PDU Category: Strategic & Business Management

Presentation Abstract:

Continuous Improvement efforts are happening all around us…always have and always will. If change is good, then why does it sometimes seem so difficult and other times simple? This presentation will cover some basic techniques (tips and tricks) to make successful change. After attending this session, participants will be able to return to their work areas and immediately identify actions to be taken to get the results they are after.

 Presentation Take-aways:

Take-aways from this interactive session includes understanding:

  • Why change is important
  • How we might see change
  • Tools and models for successful change
  • Tips and tricks


Speaker Biography:

Ric Van Der Linden is the Principal Consultant for ProgressivEdge www.ProgressivEdge.com , a consulting business based in the San Diego area focused on the applications of Continuous Improvement techniques to any business type (private and public, service, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, military…). His career has focused on Continuous Improvement. For the past 23 years he has led and supported business growth including the start up of two large operations which included facilities, equipment and staffing. He managed production operations and for the past 13 years has had a full time dedication to Continuous Improvement through the application of Lean Six Sigma and other improvement approaches.  

As a Champion of Lean and Six Sigma, he has developed Lean Strategies and Six Sigma programs that have become “best practice”. He has driven results through Lean and Six Sigma in all aspects of business. Along with project leadership, he has also trained, mentored, and certified over 700 Lean/Six Sigma individuals that have resulted in a 5 year accumulation of $50 million savings. He has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Organizational Management, is a certified Lean Expert and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He currently holds a board position with the American Society for Quality, was past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and was recently the Lean and Six Sigma Advisor/Instructor at San Diego State University and is an Instructor at University of California, San Diego for Lean Enterprise and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


  • 5:30-6:00 Check-In
  • 5:30-6:15 Upcoming Event Loop
  • 6:00-6:45 Dinner
  • 6:15-6:45 Dinner Meeting Deck
  • 6:45-7:00 Break & Speaker Presentation Setup
  • 7:00-7:50 Speaker Presentation (Part 1)
  • 7:50-8:00 Break
  • 8:00-8:50 Speaker Presentation (Part 2)
  • 8:50-9:00 Wrap-Up & Raffle
  • 9:00-9:30 Networking



$30.00 PMI CIE Member

$35.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Presentation Only / Student (no dinner)

$15.00 Presentation Only

Event Properties

Event Date 04-11-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 04-11-2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00

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