2019 Process & Performance Management Conference

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Welcome and we are pleased you will submit an abstract for consideration! All proposals must be submitted by Friday, February 8, 2019. By submitting a proposal for consideration, you agree that if selected, you will be available to present during APQC’s 2019 Process and Performance Management Conference (PPMC) on October 3 - 4, 2019. 
  • Speakers will be notified by March 21, 2019.
  • Final slides and handout materials for your presentation must be submitted by August 21, 2019.
  • Information You Will Need to Submit:
    • Presenter(s) contact information - Please list all presenters on this form as you will not be able to add co-presenters once you are selected
    • Presenter(s) bio
    • Presenter(s) photograph
    • Presenter(s) experience
    • Presentation track category (choose between: Aligning to the Business, Analyzing and Managing Performance, Managing and Improving Process, and, Managing Change and Engagement, or Aligning Improvement to District Goals)
    • Session description - keep in mind the conference theme Driving Value End-to-End and how your presentation will relate
      • 73% of organizations feel that breaking down silos is vital to their success. Couple this with the pervasiveness of rapid change, digital work, and focus on customer value and organizations must transform how work gets accomplished. Ultimately tying people, technology, and process together into a cohesive whole: Human meets digital, enabled by process. In many ways, process management is well-positioned to take on these challenges. Successful digital initiatives require a deep dive into process and data, which is a core process management skillset. Customer centricity is also an integral part of traditional process management methodologies like Lean. Finally, process managers understand organizational silos better than most, because they must work across them to manage and improve end-to-end processes. Are you ready to embrace a broader, end-to-end vision of your role within the organization?
    • Session title
    • Program, strategy, approach details (i.e., how long it has been in place, results achieved to date)
    • Presentation learning objectives (up to three)
    • Short video of you speaking about your topic - A short video summarizing your proposed presentation submission will be used as part of the selection process, and is due at the time you submit your proposal. The video may be casual and taken from a mobile device, or could be a video from a previous speaking engagement on the same topic. Be sure to include the following: name, company, job title; 2-4 highlights of your session or points to be covered during your session; and the video should be at least one minute. You have the option to upload the video file or insert a link to the video file. Here is an example: https://https://youtu.be/aZnzRe6VggI
    Proposal Evaluation Criteria:
    • Content deals with relevant process and performance management strategies and approaches.
    • Content is clear, well written, and complete.
    • Session title, description, and learning objectives are clearly defined.
    • Program has proven results.
    • Session is educational in nature—making sales pitches or distributing marketing materials during presentations is strictly prohibited. All presentations must avoid commercialism, promotion, and advertising.
    • In selecting speakers, the selection committee favors process and performance management practitioners presenting case studies or practical tools/techniques over general or theoretical presentations. Consultants or academics are encouraged to co-submit with a client or business process practitioner.
    • Speaker’s presentation experience and background will be taken into account.
    • Bonus points for using good grammar and punctuation.
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