January 2017 2PDU Rancho Cucamonga Dinner

January 2017 2PDU Rancho Cucamonga Dinner

Building and Leveraging Successful Vendor Partnerships

January 10, 2017
5:30 PM PST to 9:00 PM PST

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

Presentation Title: Building and Leveraging Successful Vendor Partnerships

Presented by: Mark Chagaris

PDU Category: Strategic & Business Management

Presentation Abstract:

Getting the highest level of performance from vendors and reducing the impact of issues and risk associated with their deliverables is highly dependent on the effectiveness of the relationship. This presentation will provide simple, effective, and very powerful eye opening techniques to manage and strengthen vendor partnerships.

What you will learn during this presentation

  • Why defining and leading the vendor partnership is essential to achieving results and reducing issues and risks
  • What really drives vendor behavior and how to leverage it
  • How to lead the relationship and avoid “default” thinking and assumptions
  • The power of giving “the answers to the test” to your vendor partner
  • Learn the 10 top things you need to know about your vendor
  • How to maximize every vendor interaction


Speaker Biography:

Mark Chagaris has passion for sharing knowledge that enables people and organizations to advance and accelerate their performance. Throughout his career as a leader and manager he recognized that by expanding the comfort zone of employees their performance, confidence and job satisfaction increased as did the performance of the organization and the satisfaction of its stakeholders. He believes that giving and getting “the answers to the test” is the most effective building block for communicating effectively in the business environment as well as building powerful relationships with employees and stakeholders. In 2014 he founded 90 Minute Workshops to share his simple yet powerful techniques with organizations seeking to achieve higher levels of employee engagement and performance.

Mark worked with 120 Venture Construction as their COO/ SVP and was responsible for all aspects of client engagement. As the former VP for Culture and Communication within Countrywide’s IT organization, he led initiatives that improved employee retention, communication and management effectiveness. He has started up and managed PMO’s and led many programs and projects. Mark was the co-founder of Focus Consulting (IT Management), President of Sphinx Consulting Group (IT Infrastructure) and has held management positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, Computervision and Xerox. In his spare time Mark is a volunteer with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Moorpark Police Department.


  • 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 01-10-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 01-10-2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00

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