Proven Concepts in a Changing World

Proven Concepts in a Changing World


Chris Gonzalez

A-G Associates

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Evoke Research and Consulting
671 North Glebe Rd, Ste 1600
Arlington, VA, 22203

Agenda and Cost:

Registration is complimentary.

Networking 11:30 - 12:00.

Technology is a necessary element of the way that companies do business. This has changed our interactions with one another significantly, but it has not changed the core concepts of a successful project. This presentation will focus on key business, project management and leadership principles that have been proven to work in the military and private sector. The goal of the presentation is to discuss some of the changes in the ways that business is done, but also reiterate the importance of traditional concepts that have not changed.
Participants to walk away thinking about areas where they are strong and where they could improve in the following areas:
1. Effective Communication
2. Translating Strategy into Behaviors
3. Dedication to Service
4. Leadership Principles

Special Instructions: 

Bring your own lunch.

Evoke is located at 671 N Glebe Rd, Suite #1600, Arlington, VA, in the Ballston Mall. The Mall and the garage are currently under construction. Upon your arrival, park in the Ballston Mall Public Parking Garage at the corner of N. Glebe and N. Carlin Springs. Take the elevators down to the G1. There, you will walk out of the elevator and see two doors to your right; go through them into a short hallway. Follow the signs to the new pedestrian pathway that leads you towards Glebe Rd. Turn right on the corner of Glebe Road and go straight and you will see a sign for The Ballston Office Tower. Follow the sign to 671 N. Glebe Road. When in the building, the Security Guard on the left will badge you up to the 16th floor, Suite 1600. If you have questions call 571-298-4440.

The Metro is the most convenient mode of transportation to Evoke Research and Consulting, LLC. We are two blocks from the Ballston Metro stop, which is on both the Orange and Silver lines. There is a covered walkway that runs from the Ballston Metro station to the Ballston Common Mall. Exit the metro station via the escalator and walk into the covered walkway. Continue towards the Ballston Mall Complex (currently under construction) via the covered pathway. The walkway will lead you to the front of the building on N.Glebe Road and you will find the Security Desk for Ballston Tower on your left.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
0.5 Leadership, 0.5 Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speaker

Chris Gonzalez

A-G Associates

Chris Gonzalez, PMP is the President of A-G Associates and has an exceptional track record of helping clients achieve their goals. He and his colleagues provide strategic planning, organizational change management, and organizational development services for government agencies and private sector clients such as Community Behavioral Health (4 years), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Defense Logistics Agency and the U.S. Marine Corps. Since founding A-G Associates, Mr. Gonzalez has worked on contracts with both Civilian and Defense agencies. He serves as a representative to clients to identify problems and solutions, formulate realistic plans and processes, and manage the process associated with Organizational Change.

Mr. Gonzalez also serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and is stationed at the Marine Corps Civil Military Operations School (MCCMOS), in Quantico, VA, where he serves as an instructor to Marines, other military personnel, foreign dignitaries and civilians from other Government agencies. Formerly, he served as a Civil Affairs Team Chief, tasked with managing projects and forming relations for deployments in Panama and Afghanistan. His efforts in those countries helped him earn the Navy Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Chris is a graduate from Operation Hand Salute, an Executive Development program through JFK University and AT&T. He received his BS in Social Science from Frostburg State University and his Master of Arts in Education from Towson University. Chris is an active member of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Marine Executive Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Veteran Owned Business Association, the Project Management Institute, and Team Red, White & Blue.

About the Ballston Local Community

PMIWDC is excited to announce a new Local Community: the Ballston Local Community hosted by Evoke Research and Consulting. The LC is a forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The LC sessions feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. The sessions are free and PMP attendees earn one PDU. Evoke is a management consulting firm that supports clients across the Federal government.

Please note: upon entering the Ballston Office Tower, you will be required to sign in three separate times. First with the Ballston Tower security desk where they may ask for your identification. Second with Evoke’s front desk personnel. Then one final time for PMI-WDC when you enter Evoke’s main conference room to receive PDU credits. We understand this can be a lengthy process, but it is per Ballston Office Tower and Evoke’s policies

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