Registration is OPEN!

    I'm excited to announce registration is OPEN for the Power of You, our annual conference for the Project Management Community! 
    Dates: June 5th & 6th,  2017

    Location: NRG Center, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054

    2 days to invest in the Power of You!

    Join us and register early! Space is limited to 500 attendees. Review Tuesday’s Workshop options here before you register,and check out our conference page for all other details 

    We’ve got some exciting keynote speakers coming to Houston this year!

    Have You Heard of Afterburner?

    Our opening keynote will be presented by this dynamic group whose speakers are know for inspiring organizations, introducing learning in a unique manner and based on elite military experience.

    Dr James Brown of Seba Solutions

    Our second keynote focuses on Human dynamics. Leadership, judgment and teamwork skills are essential to the success of your projects. His tips and techniques for improving effectiveness and getting things done will benefit a new or seasoned leader.


    The Power of You theme is focused on providing you with the opportunity to build your skillset. Learn something new or sharpen existing skills. These speakers and others will provide you numerous options for learning.

    We’ve listened – Feedback from attendees has indicated that they come to learn, be inspired and network. We’ve made some changes to our conference schedule in response to their requests to have longer learning periods (over 60% of our attendees wanted more time on a single topic).

    Conference Schedule

    Day One-Monday

    The first day will feature 2 great keynote speakers and the opportunity to attend your choice of breakout sessions from multiple tracks. These short breakouts are available to you based on your topic of interest.

    Day Two-Tuesday

    The second day will feature 12 half-day workshops to choose from. This gives you the opportunity to select one topic for the morning and a second topic for the afternoon. Remember: Workshop Registration is required. Be sure to review and select your workshop before pressing the registration button. These topics by well-known speakers will provide you with more in-depth learning opportunities.

    Networking – Both Breakfast and lunch will continue to have no presentationsin order to allow you to meet and network with fellow attendees.

    Monday Afternoon Networking Reception – Visit with our Sponsors, Vendors and network with attendees while Houston traffic dies down.

    EXPO Sponsors & Vendors – Visit our Expo to find great companies and products that can support you. Every year we have amazing Sponsors that help us bring you this conference. We are also always looking for vendors who have great products for the Project Management profession. If you’re interested in sponsorship or joining the Vendor Expo, please see our website Sponsor Page or contact

    See you at the Power of You!


    PMI Houston Strategic Plan

    PMI Houston Strategic Plan

    By PMI Houston Chapter President, Amy Stonesifer 

    We are entering our 43rd year of serving the Houston area Project Management profession! If you’re not familiar with our history, it’s important to know that in July 1974, PMI Houston became the FIRST PMI chapter ever founded.  Today there are 280 chapters internationally. Those who founded this chapter are among some of the founders of PMI. What an amazing history for a Board of Directors to carry forward!

    PMI Houston Strategic Plan

    The PMI Houston Board of Directors has been entrusted to continue to move this organization forward and has worked to establish a plan for the next 5 years. Looking at where our chapter is today and utilizing feedback from our membership we have defined specific goals and initiatives. These will drive our direction for the organization ensuring we provide value to our membership and are Houston’s resource for project management in the years to come. 

    Goals (3 to 5 years)

    •         Grow the Chapter to > 5,000 members
    •         Provide value to our stakeholders
    •         Be the trusted advisor
    •         Operational excellence
    •         Fiduciary / Board responsibility


    Initiatives (1 – 3 years)

    •         Establish stakeholder plan
    •         Establish service catalogs for our stakeholders
    •         Establish engagement program
    •         Become a leader in PMI community
    •         Enhance people, process, and technology
    •         Board of Directors compliance
    •         2017 PMIH Conference


    These initiatives are further defined into specific annual targets for each committee to achieve in 2017. Each Vice President has worked to define targets to support the initiatives of the chapter.

    We have a lot of work ahead of us. As I look at the overall initiatives and talk with members about them, I see this as a period of defining our chapter.

    •         Does what we offer our members support their needs?
    •         Are we doing the best we can with the money we spend?
    •         Are we constantly reinventing the wheel OR do we have defined processes?

    I personally feel it’s important we honor our founders by being a leader among leaders, and that we work to be a great chapter and share our knowledge with chapters across the world to grow and support the Project Management profession.

    You have opportunities to provide feedback. The Goals and Initiatives we have defined are based on your feedback. We are only as good as the feedback we receive from you. Please take opportunities to share your thoughts and ideas.

    •         PMI Global Survey - Every year PMI Global sends out a Member survey. Please watch for the PMI Global survey email due out late January, early February.
    •         Chapter Survey - Last year we sent out a survey to gain more information from our membership on what you want to see from your chapter. Watch for us to repeat this later this year.
    •         Conference Survey – Every June we host our annual conference. We ask attendees to provide us feedback which we utilize to craft a better conference.
    •         Board Members – When you see us out and about at PMI events, share your thoughts and ideas with us. You can also find all our emails on our website under the About Us tab

    We are a Volunteer organization.Being volunteers may limit how much we can accomplish. Defining a direction provides us focus I believe will allow us to work smarter. If you ever considered being a volunteer leader watch our website for opportunities. Our Directors, Volunteers, and Board members enable us to provide services to our membership. You can share your current skills and learn new skills as a volunteer.

    Each Board member is working to ensure PMI Houston supports the Project Management community. Come join us at a PMI Houston event!

    See you around Houston