February 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    From the President

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    PMI Houston President shares his thoughts on Hurricane Harvey, the impact that Project Managers have on our local community, and contributions of our members.  Read all about it here.

     

     

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    Spotlight

    What inspires you?

    By Amy Stonesifer, PMI Houston Chapter Past President

    Former president Amy shares what she does to remain active and inspired within the Project Management community.  Read more here.

    richard allen Retires

    Richard Allen, whose efforts at PMI Houston over the last 9 years have greatly contributed to its growth and success, is leaving us.  Read the full article here. 

    Volunteer Networking event!

    Network with Project Managers from all industries!  Read the announcement here.

    We Need Volunteers and Leaders!  

    Do you want to take your Chapter involvement to the next level? Our Programs Team currently needs Program Directors and the Finance Team needs Finance Volunteers. Visit Opportunity Detail 11599and Opportunity Detail 11710to read more about the positions, or look here to read about other Chapter volunteer opportunities, like include Lunch and Learn Central Lead, Galleria Venue Lead Assistant, and Downtown Venue Lead Assistant!

    Featured Job Opportunities! 

    In search of a new direction?  Explore fulfilling Project Management jobs here.  To apply for an administrative/accounting position, please click here.

     

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    Professional Interest

    Tao and the project manager

    By Keith Willeford, Content Writer

    Office politics and infighting can sound the death knell for a team.  Read the full article here.  

    Infighting

     

    By Thomas Goebel, Director of Communications for the PMI Houston Chapter

    Office politics and infighting can sound the death knell for a team.  Read the full article here.

     

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    Programs and Meetings

    Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions

     

    By Harold Eaton, PMI Houston Chapter Toastmasters Club

    Quote: "Those who tell the stories rule the world” – Native American Proverb

    -  Toastmaster International's "90 Tips From 90 Years".  

    23. Be prepared for the worst. Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Be prepared by having print-outs of your presentation slides and a copy of your presentation on USB drive.

    Read the full article here.

    Save the Date!  2018 PMI Houston Conference 

      Read the announcement here.

     

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    Professional Development

    Enhance your skills and professional network in 2018!

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

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

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    PMI North: February
    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    West - Agile Meeting
    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    PMI Woodlands: February
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    PMI Southwest: February
    Please select the link below to read more or to register!

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    Special Information for Members

    PMI Support

    The following is information from PMI Global regarding certification and membership. They are prepared to offer hardship support for PMI Houston members.  The customer care team can assist you with questions.

    PMI Global Support:

    If you have questions about your certification.

    Reach out to PMI Global’s customer care they can answer questions and provide the best information and solutions.

    3 ways to connect to PMI Customer care:

    Phone  +1 610- 356-4600  (8:00 am to 8:00 pm US ET)

    Chat function available through https://www.pmi.org/about/contact (8:00 am to 8:00 pm US ET) or email @ customercare@pmi.org

    Questions about your membership: PMI Hardship Provision

    A "Hardship Provision" is available to any PMI member whose financial condition has changed drastically and sufficiently so that a member would have difficulty renewing their membership.  A member must be in good standing for at least three previous years to qualify for the hardship provision. Under this provision, a member is granted a waiver for one year of PMI membership dues and one year of dues for membership in any two PMI Chapters of which the applicant was a member the previous year. The Hardship Provision may be granted for a maximum of two years for each member.  This information can also be located on the back of the renewal invoice that members receive. To apply for consideration, send a letter explaining the nature of the hardship, along with the invoice, to the attention of the Manager, Membership Services prior to the membership expiration date. Please remember that any incorrect or untrue statements made by a member are in violation of the PMI Member Ethical Standards-Member Standards of Conduct and may lead to the initiation of an ethics complaint in accordance with the PMI Member Ethics Case Procedures.

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