2024 July 9th Dinner Meeting (Hybrid) - 1.5 PDUs - Presentation Only

Business Acumen


From Missteps to Milestones: Understanding Failure as a Necessary Component of Success

Speaker: John D. Nguyen

July 9, 2024

Presentation Description

Description of Topic/Presentation:

Failure - that may be a sensitive subject for you. (We can all relate!)

As project managers, failure is a reality. We encounter a variety of changes and obstacles in the complex work of managing people and projects, and countless opportunities arise for both success or failure. Wouldn’t it be great to more confidently navigate failure in your work?

Because failure is often a part of this process and growth, we must proactively dictate critical success factors in our project to learn from, recover, and minimize future occurrences. One might even boldly say: we must embrace failure. Understanding and learning from failure as a structured process is valuable for both the individual leader and their team(s).

Join us at the July Dinner Meeting as we discuss the seen and unseen elements that affect a project’s completion, and ultimately its success or failure based on case studies, current research, and realistic challenges that we all face. Who knows, you may even reconsider a past “failure” to be one of your greatest wins!

Example Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to redefine failure in launching a program
  2. Discuss potential innovation and creativity from your mistakes
  3. Group sharing of “failure in practice” (case studies on failure and subsequent success)

Speaker Bio(s)

John D. Nguyen

Driven by the passion to serve others, John Nguyen has dedicated over 15 years in the healthcare sector, focusing in geriatric medicine, mental health, and neurological research.  John has successfully implemented and managed project launches, marketing campaigns, brand management, and executive corporate relationships to produce a patient-centric model to ensure outcomes are in the patient's best interest. He is actively working on initiatives in the digital health space developing new AI technology to prevent provider burnout and to provide patients and their caregivers with the tools to proactively manage their health through a "digital twin" platform.  Currently, John is working at the Center for Clinical Research at UCI Health managing and building the recruitment structure and framework for 100+ enrolling clinical trials at both UCI Medical Center and UCI School of Medicine.


Vanguard University: 55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626  [Campus Map]  Classroom Smith 101


Dinner / Meal

Not Available - Presentation only does not include the meal 


5:30 p.m. - Registration & Networking

6:00 p.m. - Dinner

6:30 p.m. - Speaker Presentation (1.5 PDUs, 90 minutes)

8:00 p.m. - Speaker Presentation Concluded, Additional Announcements/Prizes

8:30 p.m. - Event Adjourned




Registration Deadline : Must register before 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8th.

PDUs: 1.5 - Business Acumen


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Type of category: Dinner Meetings

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: July 9th, 2024

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Registration close date: July 8th, 2024 at 12:00PM

Early bird deadline:: 28 June 2024 to 11:59PM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Early bird member: $20.00

Early bird non member: $20.00

Double click me!Members: $20.00

Non-members and Guests: $20.00


Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive, Classroom Smith 101
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626