November 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

    PMI Houston’s president reminds us of our voting privilege and urges us to exercise that privilege.

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    Spotlight

    Meet Our Members! Bob Frasier - 2019 PMI Houston's 2019 President

    Our spotlight member this month is our newly elected 2019 President – Bob Frasier. Many of you have probably met Bob at a PMI Houston event – and if you haven’t – you probably need to attend an event and get to meet him personally!

    We’re highlighting Bob this month, as he transitions from his previous role on the PMIH Board as EVP – External Operations to 2019 President.

    Bob talks about his career, upcoming life changes, and how volunteering at PMI has impacted his life! Quite an interesting read.

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    You’re a person PMI members want to meet! Tell us your story!

    We’d love to hear from you. Click here and tell us a little bit about yourself. Who knows, you might be our next featured member! 

    PMI Global - Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM)

    In October, seven members of the PMI Houston team attended the Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) in Los Angeles, California.

    LIM is an excellent opportunity to get together with our PMI partners from around the globe and share ideas about how PMI can address challenges that all chapters seem to face – attracting volunteers, engaging members, mentoring and building strong teams…

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    Professional Interest

     

    Calling All 2018 PMI Houston Volunteers!!

    Please join us at the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for an evening
    of food, fun, and networking as we celebrate another year of accomplishments that would not be possible without you, our WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!!

    When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Where: Beaver's
    Address: 6025 Westheimer, Houston 77057 

    Dress is casual

    Volunteers only (sorry, no guests).

     

    Please register here by November 8th!

    A Dirty Job!

    By Jeffrey Meyer, PMI Houston Chapter writer

    You may think you know what to expect in a Project Management job. The only thing you can know for certain is that you need to “expect the unexpected”. Jeffrey Meyer gets his hands dirty and relates a story about the importance of identifying the root cause of your client’s headache.

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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)!

    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

    Registration is OPEN for the 2019 PMI Houston Annual Conference!

    PMI Houston has officially opened registration for the 2019 Annual Conference!

    The Conference this year will be held on June 3-4, 2019 at the NRG Center!

    Please click on the following link to REGISTER NOW!

    2019 Call for Speakers for 2019 PMI Houston Annual Conference

    We need speakers! The Call for Speakers for the Annual Conference will start on November 1. 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.

    Toastmasters Club - 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 33: “Be the Expert” Read the full article 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.

    PMI North: November 13th

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

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    PMI Energy Corridor: November 14th

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

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    Agile Leadership Network November 15th

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

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    PMI Woodlands: November 20th

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

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    PMI Southwest: November 21st   

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

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    PMI Central Lunch ‘n’ Learn: November 27th   

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

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    PMI Downtown: November 29th   

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

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    PMP & CAPM Prep Course (Galleria): November 26th – November 29th

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

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    SATURDAY PMP & CAPM Prep Course (Galleria): January 5 - January 26

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

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    PMP & CAPM Prep Course (Galleria): January 28 - January 31

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

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    From Our Sponsor

    7 Transformational Sparks for Business Agility
    11/13 North Meeting

    LitheSpeed’s Sanjiv Augustine is speaking at the PMI North Venue on Nov. 13.
    Download the Business Agility Sparks Whitepaper: LitheSpeed.com

    Nov 12 - Join us at our Agile Happy Hour!

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