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Come and network, pick up a tip or two, and have some coffee and breakfast pizza with us!


Our AM on PM (morning on project managment) breakfast events occur each month, the second Friday of the month. The topic is based on PSA's monthly theme, which is one of the ten Knowledge Areas in the PMBOK® Guide. We will be there to network with you and to facilitate an interactive discussion on our monthly topic.

Topic: Anthropological look at Effective Projects”

Speaker: Richard Van Belzen, Managing Director @ Northpoint Business Advisors

With 25 years of project experience, at Northpoint and 200+ clients,  in-company work at various levels at Xerox and Tyco Sensormatic, much has been learned. A good sense has been gained on how to better frame projects, staff them, support them and enable them to achieve the best results possible. Much of the anthropology is from observations, forensic look backs and experience designing, staffing projects and post-mortems with key leaders. This discussion is less focused on the software and critical tools that also need to be deployed and more on shaping behavioral outcomes. We will delve into the various components of effective projects and touch on team construction and balance, alignment/GUBA, pluss-ing, sponsor engagement, and problem solving.

Richard Van Belzen, now Managing Director at Northpoint Business Advisors, began his career at Xerox Corporation in field sales, with various leadership roles that took him to Rochester HQ where he led the sales agent channel, was involved in Malcolm Baldridge Quality process for the channels business, and to help accelerate Xerox Business Services, from a $300 million to over $4 billion. Van Belzen was recruited by Tyco Sensormatic to be their global VP of Marketing and Business Development, corporate officer, for the $15 billion company. Core areas he supports are strategic planning, landscape reviews, value proposition development, and effective go to market approaches. The connection points with clients are the CEO, President, General Manager, CTO, CFO and then working with the teams that have been created to support initiatives.  He has a business degree and minor in chemistry from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

This presentation will provide you with 1.25 PDUs from the Leadership leg of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®'s new Talent Triangle. Remember that you will need EIGHT (8) of these PDUs in order to recertify for each 3 year period.Overview: 

Contact Joanne @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to volunteer to speak.

We hope to see you Friday, June 14th, for our next AM on PM Breakfast Forum 

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Class Hours
Next Public Offering:
90 minutes
June 14th
St John Fisher College, James Alesi Building Room 102

Our typical format:

7:30-7:45  Networking

7:45-7:50  Intro and Announcements

7:50-9:00 Program

Interested in presenting? Please contact me @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will go for free that month!