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Southwest Meeting: Networking for Project Managers: Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts

April 19, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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Schlumberger - Sugar Land Campus
210 Schlumberger Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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PMI Southwest Meeting Venue:

Abby Kohut
"Absolutely Abby"

Abby Kohut is an award-winning speaker, author, and Human Resources professional who is known around the world as "Absolutely Abby". In the past 18 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. She is responsible for helping to hire 10,000 people in 8 industries and at all career levels. Abby's website, AbsolutelyAbby.com, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and she was also selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine. She has delivered over 700 live workshops across 33 states on a variety of human resources, job search, social media and business-related subjects during her RV tour around America which began in 2012. Abby has been interviewed on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. In 2014, CEOWORLD Magazine rated @Absolutely_Abby one of the "Top 25 Women for your Job Search" on Twitter and Business News Daily  rated @Absolutely_Abby as "1 of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". To learn more about Abby, please visit AbsolutelyAbbySpeaks.com.

Topic Description: Networking for Project Managers: Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts 

Do you attend PMI or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today’s world networking isn't just for those NOT working.  It’s a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your project management career, it's imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun??? Walk away from this interactive event knowing: 

  • How to explain what you do so people will remember you 
  • Why being specific when asking for help is important 
  • How to identify the right networking opportunities for you 
  • What “paying it forward” is all about 
  • Why networking is simply making new friends 
  • How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships

 

This Session Qualifies for:
Leadership    

 
Location:
Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus
Forum Cafe
210 Schlumberger Drive
713-234-0550

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Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

The introduction of the updated CCR system, has resulted in a much simpler procedure for claiming PDUs. As before, there are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. Each PMI Houston meeting with a 1-hour presentation, on a PM Talent Triangle topic, equals 1 PDU. (The category for each presentation will be indicated on the web-site)  This includes dinner meetings, pre-dinner meetings and meetings at any of PMI Houston's satellite venues.  If you attended both pre-dinner and dinner presentations, please submit 2 PDU claims following the process below for each presentation event.

Procedure for getting PDU credit for PMI® Houston’s meetings towards the recertification of your PMI credential (PMP, PgMP, etc.):

  1. Go to www.pmi.org and log in using your pmi.org Username and Password.
  2. Select myPMI and click on “Report PDUs”
  3. Click on “Organization Meetings” and fill in the form.
  4. Organization Host " PMI Houston "
  5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
  6. Meeting Number (Optional)  C012 (zero)
  7. Date Started Use Calendar to complete
  8. Date Completed Use Calendar to complete
  9. PDUs claimed - Enter 1, under the relevant category of the Talent Triangle. (Each 1 hr. presentation equals 1 PDU)
  10. Review the data entered, if correct click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
  11. Click Submit

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