January 2018 Newsletter Print

President's Report

From the President

By Terry Minhas, PMI Houston Chapter President

Incoming PMIH president Terry Minhas welcomes members with a message for the new year.  Read his article here.

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Spotlight

Meet our Leadership! – Jack Wilson, VP of Outreach

Continuing with our MiniBios series, meet the Chapter’s Vice President of Outreach, Jack Wilson. Learn about Jack’s philosophy regarding Project Management and more! Read the full article here.

New Galleria Venue Location Announcement!

Dave Wilkerson, Programs Director Central and South

The Galleria section has a new home!  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.  

 

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Professional Interest

Dialogue

By Thomas Goebel, Communications Lead for the PMI Houston Chapter

Once upon a time, we conversed with each other.  Listening and dialogue are becoming lost arts.  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".  22. Burn off anxiety. Your body produces cortisol when you’re anxious or stressed, which limits your creativity and ability to process complex information. Be sure to burn off cortisol with exercise before any speaking engagement.

Read the full article here.

Save the Date!  2018 PMI Houston Conference 

 

By Bob Frasier, Senior VP External Operations

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.

PMI North: January
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PMI Galleria: January
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PMI Southwest: January
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PMP & CAPM Prep Course – January
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PMI Management Framework – January
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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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