NCCI Annual Conference


2022 Regional Symposium: Maryland

October 6-7 | University of Maryland College Park


Times below are listed in Eastern time. By clicking each session below, you can find additional details and corresponding room assignments. Descriptions of the educational sessions can be found here.

Thursday, October 6
9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome

Manokin Building 108-109

Join UMD hosts as they welcome you to the Regional Symposium.

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Roundtable Sponsored by TSI

Manokin Building 108-109

Lean/CI/PMO Benchmarking and Plans to Evolve
Attendees can talk about key topics such as what is their staffing today? What services do they provide? Where do they see themselves going and growing? And other questions that may come up through discussion.
Facilitated by Dan Feely, Transforming Solutions, Inc.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Roundtable Sponsored by Nuventive

Manokin Building 108-109

How Does Information Impact Change: Answering the Question of “So What”
Facilitated by Dan Venedam, Nuventive

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Opening Remarks & Growth Mindset Panel with Lunch

Manokin Building 108-109

Lunch will be provided at this time.

1 - 2 p.m. Ed Session Block 1
Developing Your CQ (Cultural Intelligence) for Working Effectively with our Teams and Stakeholders Manokin Building 108
Case Study: UC San Diego and Cal State Fullerton Crowdsourcing Impactful and Diverse Ideas on IdeaWave™ Manokin Building 109
New @ Purdue: Transforming the New Hire Experience Manokin Building 114
Let’s Talk About Building a Change Management Office and a Community of Practice Manokin Building 102
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Educational Session Block 2
Navigating Unchartered Waters: Building Leadership Capacity and Resilience Manokin Building 108
Kaizen: enabling small yet powerful steps towards transformation Manokin Building 109
The One Page Strategic Plan Toolkit Manokin Building 114
Operational Excellence: Redesigning the Future of Work in Higher Education Manokin Building 102
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Educational Session Block 3
Leveraging Continuous Improvement Thinking and Practice to Achieve Transformative Change Manokin Building 108
“How Can I Help?” Practical Tools to Make an Immediate Impact Manokin Building 109
“The Magic of Change” – Implementing Change Initiatives Manokin Building 114
Imposter Syndrome, Perfectionism and Perfectionist Culture Manokin Building 102
6 p.m. Group Dinner

Join colleagues at Burtons. Please note that fees associated with this dinner are up to the individual and not covered by the registration.

Friday, October 7
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Tour

This tour will visit the 3D Fabrication Lab and Space Systems Lab. The group will meet at the engineering building and walk to the labs. Please note that these building are on campus, which is about a mile from the Manokin Building (our event space). For those staying at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, these buildings are walkable. If not staying at The Hotel at UMD, but want to drive to the tour locations, please note that there is a fee to park on campus.

10 - 11 a.m. Roundtable Sponsored by Segal
Insights & Inspiration from Thursday Manokin Building 108

Roundtable Sponsored by Segal
Talent Acquisition – the changing social contract between employee and employer
Facilitated by Kevin Carrington, Segal

Manokin Building 109
11 a.m. - Noon Educational Session Block 4
Prototyping Process Changes with Design Thinking Manokin Building 108
Planning as a Verb, Not a Noun Manokin Building 109
Implementing Intelligent Process Automation at the University of Illinois Manokin Building 114
Defining Your Strategic Sweet Spot: A simple tool to galvanize your organization’s strategies Manokin Building 102
12:15 - 12:45 a.m. Lunch

Manokin Building 108-109

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Educational Session Block 5
DEI and Digital Badging Programs in Rural Communities Manokin Building 102
Going from Good to Great: Your role in an Organization’s Success Manokin Building 109
Hybrid meetings – Let’s address the elephant (who might be) in the room Manokin Building 114
All Hands on Deck: A Collaborative Approach to Budget Reductions and Organizational Change Manokin Building 108
2 - 3:30 p.m. Awards & Cherrie Davis Keynote

Manokin Building 108-109

3:30 - 4 p.m. Closing

Manokin Building 108-109

The hosts will offer closing remarks.

How to Engage in the Virtual Conference as an In-Person Attendee

Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops to the event. Viewing rooms have been setup for the educational sessions, which are being presented virtually through the Zoom Events platform. We invite you to join in-person colleagues in the viewing rooms where sessions will be projected on a large screen with audio for the room. To engage in the virtual session, you can use you laptop to chat or participate in polls. If a session uses breakouts, we encourage all in-person attendees to be their own breakout group rather than joining a Zoom breakout group. If you are joining Zoom from the viewing room, please DO NOT connect to audio from your device. Simply click the X to close the box when prompted to join audio.

Hotel & Transportation



  • Regan Washington National (DCA): 15 miles
  • Baltimore-Washington International (BWI): 25 miles

Campus Map & Parking:

A campus map can be found here. The Manokin Building (our event space) is about a mile from the main campus. Parking at the Manokin Building is free.

Thank You to Our Sponsors