PMI Orange County

2021 December 7th Dinner Meeting - 1.5 PDUs

2021 December 7th Dinner Meeting - 1.5 PDUs


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The Intersection Between Clinical and Operations in Project Management

Speaker: Dr. Rick Gutierrez
Title: Vice President of Operations and Clinical Strategy
Company: Easterseals Southern California

December 7, 2021 

Presentation Description

The presentation will focus on lessons learned when clinical and operational teams integrate to implement a project. In addition, the presentation will present a list of variables that should be taken into consideration when a project requires the unique perspective of clinicians as end users. Examples from a recent electronic health record implementation will be provided. A list of project management recommendations will be shared to help enhance the success of a project when stakeholders include clinicians and operational staff.  Finally, the presentation will focus on how to overcome the communication gap that exist between clinicians and technical staff. 

Speaker Bio(s)

Dr. Rick Gutierrez, Vice President of Operations and Clinical Strategy 

Rick Gutierrez is a Board-certified Behavior Analyst and has a Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology as well as a Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has over 20 years of applied experience working in the clinical, community, and school settings. He has provided numerous workshops on Applied Behavior Analysis across Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Further, he has provided international consultation to clinics serving individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability around the globe. 

Currently, Dr. Gutierrez is the Vice President of Operations and Clinical Strategy for Easterseals Southern California Autism Services. He is responsible for the oversight of the intake, contracting, new development, and network provider services provided by Easterseals Southern California. Dr. Gutierrez has extensive experience in staff training, employee retention, employee engagement, as well as the treatment of individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities. He is an emotional intelligence trainer. He has published research in The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. His research interests are in social skills, verbal behavior, problem behavior, and organizational behavior management. 


DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum: 90 Pacifica, Irvine CA 92618 

Free Parking 


5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner, announcements and sponsor presentations
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Presentation (1.5 PDUs)
8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Wrap up and Raffle



In Advance

(Oct 31th - Dec 6th to 9:00 p.m.)

At the Door

(Dec 7th after door opens)

Member Pricing



Non Member Pricing



Virtual Online


Toys for Tots: Everyone bring a new unwrapped toy $15 - $20 value (registration will be refunded at the door)

Registration Deadline: 5:30 PM on December 7th, 2021

PDUs: 1.5 - Strategic

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Event Properties

Event Date 12-07-2021 5:30 pm
Event End Date 12-07-2021 8:45 pm
Registration Start Date 10-31-2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date 12-07-2021 5:30 pm
Individual Price See Cost section above
Location DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum
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