APICS Fox Valley Chapter October 2017 Business Tour of Wausau Homes and PDM

October 12, 2017
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Jefferson Street Inn
201 Jefferson Street
Wausau, WI 54403

You are invited to the APICS Fox Valley Chapter

October Business Tour and PDM

Thursday October 12, 2017 

Company Tour:

Wausau Homes

10805 Business Hwy 51 S,

Rothschild, WI 54474


Arrive at Wausau Homes  2:45PM

Tour begins at 3:00 PM 


Dinner and Presentation:

Jefferson Street Inn  City Grill

201 Jefferson Street

Wausau, WI 54403

4:30 PM Registration / Networking

5:00 PM Presentation

6:00 PM Dinner / Networking


City Grill Chop Salad (Chopped romaine lettuce, fresh baby greens, diced tomato, pasta, diced onion, diced Nueske’s bacon, and grilled chicken tossed with a maple mustard vinaigrette and topped with crumbled Bleu cheese)

Chicken Picatta (Marinated chicken breast and served with fettuccini pasta and fresh sautéed vegetables finished with a white wine, lemon, and caper butter sauce)

Desert, Chocolate Tiger Cake (Layers of white, milk and dark chocolate cake)


Registration Deadline is October 4th.


About the Presentation:

Tapping into the People Side of Change

How often have you perfectly managed a project only to have it result in a low adoption of the change it was supposed to deliver?  Do you give as much attention to the people as you do to the process?  Businesses have conquered the technical side of change but often fail to address the people side.  By focusing more on the people, you can optimize change adoption and increase your project ROI. In this presentation, I will review a framework for change management, identify the key concepts, dig into the details of a successful case study and share lessons learned. 

About the Speaker:


Courtney Dvorak

Courtney Dvorak is an experienced Operational Excellence Manager with a passion for lean and a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She is skilled in A3 Problem Solving, process mapping, customer journey mapping, Choosing by Advantages (CBA) and change management.  She is certified as a Quality Process Analyst through ASQ and in Lean - Construction Management through AGC.  Her bachelor’s degree in both Sociology and Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin – Madison have set the foundation for her people focused, change management approach.

In her current role as the Operational Excellence Manager at The Boldt Company, Courtney works with cross functional teams to identify inefficient workflow and is responsible for strategy deployment, performance management, high performance work teams and process excellence.  She currently lives in Appleton, WI with her husband, four year old daughter and their dog.


Plant tour is limited to the first 60 people to sign up.  Please register early. The cost of the tour includes the presentation and meal to follow. 


Registration Deadline is October 4th.



$20.00 Fox Valley Chapter Members
$25.00 after 5:00 pm September 28

$25.00 Guest
$30.00 after 5:00 pm September 28

$10.00 Student Member

$10.00 Student Guest