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PMI Houston Strong!

By Amy Stonesifer, PMI Houston Chapter President

Who would ever believe we’d see over 50 inches of rain in the Houston area. Today many people are still struggling to get to some form of normal life. I still drive past piles of people’s belongings on the streets. Many people are displaced from their homes. Employers had flooded offices and people are working from other cities, from home or merged into different offices.

As the rebuilding begins we know there is a long road ahead for our beloved city.  Even if you were not affected you have been affected. We are strong but this is a difficult period. It’s not easy to be strong all the time. Take time to care for yourself. Reach out to others and reconnect.

Come join us at upcoming networking events and monthly chapter meetings at our various venues. Reconnect with fellow members. We’d love to see you.

If you’re interested in volunteering in the community we encourage you to support the Houston Food Bank. They can always use a hand. Check out their website to register and volunteer. Link for Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer/register-to-volunteer/

Below is information from PMI Global you may have certification and membership questions. They are prepared to support and the customer care team can assist you with questions.

We look forward to seeing you and supporting each other over the next year.

Together we know We are Houston Strong.

Amy

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


We Need 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 position and how you can utilize your skills to help lead the Chapter!

Featured Job Opportunities!

In search of a new direction?  Explore fulfilling Project Management jobshere.(insert link to job links)

Meet our Leadership! – Jim Benvie, VP of Programs

Continuing with our new MiniBios series, meet the Chapter’s Vice President of Programs, Jim Benvie. Learn more about Jim’s role in implementing the Chapter’s strategy, and her vision for the Project Management profession! Read the full article here.(insert link to full article)




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Professional Interest


 

Velvet Glove 

By Thomas Goebel, Volunteer Content Writer for the PMI Houston Chapter

I’m not a desk-pounder.  You know the type of person I mean.  The desk-pounder is the guy in the meeting who is adamant about what he wants to accomplish in his project, and he wants you to know that he is adamant.  He drives home his message by …  Read the full article here.(insert link to full article)

Special Networking Events for 2017!

Project managers are always planning and executing projects with innovative technologies in challenging schedule and economic situations. To enhance the exchange of knowledge and experience of the project management discipline across all industries, the PMI® Houston Chapter has planned special networking events to enhance practitioner knowledge and experience sharing. Please mark your calendars and join us!

Oil & Gas Networking in the Energy Corridor

(October 12th, 2017) Read the full invite 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". 19. Use visuals. Make sure your visual aids reinforce your message and don’t distract from it.  Read the full article here.(insert link to full article)

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Professional Development


 

Enhance your skills and professional network in 2017!

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

Introduction to Work Management & Process Automation Tools

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

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Introduction to Work Management & Process Automation Tools

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

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Oil & Gas Networking in the Energy Corridor

(October 12th, 2017) Read the full invite here.

PMP & CAPM Prep Course - October

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

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Southwest Venue Meeting – Schlumberger Forum, 210 Schlumberger Drive, Sugar Land, TX  77478

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

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Project Management Framework -Save $200 by using this promo code to register: FRAMEWORK

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

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Stay tuned for information on upcoming PMP & CAPM prep courses! 

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