December 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    THANK YOU!

    As I transition from the role of President of PMI Houston for this year to the role of Past President next year, what I would like to do the most is to say “THANK YOU” wholeheartedly for your support and trust in me - and your input for continuous improvement and change.

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    Spotlight

    Meet Our Members! Gloria (Hudson) Archer, MBA, PMP, PROSCI, ITIL

    Change is constant. For this December, we have PMI Houston member and ‘serial volunteer’ Gloria Archer - who gives us an insight into how she has successfully handled the changes in her life - and most importantly the transition from Employee to Business owner!

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    Houston Military Outreach Program

    Project Management Institute (PMI) Global has an existing program called “Program for Preparing the U.S. Military for Careers in Project Management” as part of the White House Administration’s Joining Forces initiative.

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    Message from Our PMI Houston Sponsorship Team


    Director of Sponsorship - Carla Callum

    As we prepare for another great year of PMI events in 2019, I would like to reach out to all our sponsors and thank you all for your continued support over the years - as well as welcome new sponsors to the Chapter and Conference Sponsorship program.

    Are you interested in becoming a 2019 sponsor?

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    Use your 2018 Training Budget Today!!


    REGISTER NOW!!!

    PMI Houston members may now register for the annual conference. The conference will be held June 3-4, 2019, at the NRG Center in Houston.

    REGISTER HERE!

    Call for Speakers is OPEN for the 2019 PMI Houston Annual Conference!


    We need speakers! The Call for Speakers for the Annual Conference has started. Please click on this link for answers to your speaker questions: Conference Speaker FAQs.

    Speaker applications have to be completed and turned in by December 21, 2018.

    Speaker selections will be made on or before February 1, 2019.


     

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    Professional Interest

     

    Communication - Why is Collaboration Important?

    By Paula Arthur, Grad Student, Tech Writing, University of Houston

    The world we live in is a blend of many nationalities and subcultures that must learn how to effectively communicate and collaborate in business and education. Collaboration is a process of two or more people working together to meet a common goal or positive outcome.

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    Teamwork!

    By Tom Goebel, Director of Communications, PMI Houston

    There is no ‘I’ in TEAM. How do we work and communicate effectively with other members of the team?

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    We Need (MORE!) Volunteers and Leaders!

    Do you want to take your Chapter involvement to the next level? Look here to explore other Chapter volunteer opportunities, like Programs Director , Writer/Blogger and Finance Volunteer (Accounts Payable)!

     

     

    We’d love to hear from you. Click here http://pmihouston.org/form.php?  form_id=48 and tell us a little bit about yourself. Who knows, you might be our next featured member under Member Spotlight!

    Featured Job Opportunities!

    In search of a new direction? For the latest Project Management job postings, go here.


     

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    Programs and Meetings

    Upcoming Chapter Meetings

    Need end of the year PDUs? These are great opportunities for you to get your professional development units before the end of the year!

    Look out for a PMI Houston Chapter meeting near you in the upcoming weeks!

    Visit PMI Houston's website for all current meeting information.

    PMI North: December 11th (Holiday Meeting)

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

    Read More and Register

    PMI Galleria: December 12th (Holiday Meeting)

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

    Read More and Register

    PMI Woodlands: December 18th

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

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    PMI North: January 8th

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

    Read More and Register

    PMI Energy Corridor: January 16th 

    Select the link below to read more about this upcoming get-together!

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    Professional Development

    Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions


    By Harold Eaton, PMI Houston Chapter Toastmasters Club

    Continuing with the “90 tips from 90 years” feature from Toastmaster’s International.

    Tip 34: “Speak to groups as individuals” 

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    Enhance your skills and take your pmp or CAPM exam!

    Be sure to periodically check the PMI Houston website for updated listings.

    Saturday PMP & CAPM Prep Course - January: January 5th

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    PMP & CAPM Prep Course - January: January 28th

    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

    Read More and Register


     

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    From Our Sponsor

    Certified ScrumMaster Exam in 2019!

    Our December 18-19 CSM training is your last chance to take the CSM class and exam before the Scrum Alliance launches an updated, more rigorous exam in 2019.

    Register: LitheSpeed.com

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