January 2021 Newsletter Print

President's Report

President's Letter: Greetings PMI Houston & Happy New Year!

Ed Garcia, 2021 PMI Houston President

PMI Houston's 2021 President introduces himself to the chapter and wishes all of you a happy new year in the first newsletter of 2021

 

 

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Spotlight

It's a New Year!

Thomas Goebel, PMI Houston Director of Communications

Tom makes an appearance to talk about the inspiration and value we can draw for our holiday season from 2020.

Toastmasters Club: Tips & Discussions

Harold Eaton, PMI Houston Chapter Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters knows that when we listen, we learn; and when we speak, we learn even more! Find out how to do both better in their January 2021 contribution to the PMI Houston newsletter. 

To find a Toastmasters chapter near you, go to the Toastmasters website, or contact the  PMI Houston Director of Communications. 


Great News! Information on PMI Hardship is located on the PMI Houston Website in 2 different places!

You could click on the scrolling marquee bar on the homepage

Or, from the main navigation, select MEMBERSHIP, and you will find the PMI HARDSHIP PROVISION

For additional inquiries, please contact Stephanie Mensah, PMP, VP Membership. 


 

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Programs and Meetings

Volunteering:

See How Easy It Is to Get Involved with Your Fellow Members

We have exciting opportunities posted on the volunteer page of the PMI Houston website here. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact Stephanie Dixon, the VP of Volunteers, or complete the Volunteer Interest Form on the PMI Houston website. 

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
The Job Market Will Heat Up Again Soon, & PMI Houston Has the Opportunities You Want!

You want to be ready! Click here to see what’s available on our job board.

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Professional Development

Enhance Your Skills & Professional Network with PMI Houston's Upcoming Meetings and Courses!

Be sure to periodically check the PMI Houston website for updated listings. We are excited to offer VIRTUAL PDU OPPORTUNITIES during this month! Remember registration for our virtual presentations closes 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Questions? Contact our Chapter Administrator
 

 

Virtual: Project Failure The Catalyst For Longer-Term Growth

Please select the link below to read more or to register

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Virtual - PMP & CAPM Prep Course (January 25 - January 28)

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Virtual: “How to Have Better Conversations that Lead to Better Project Outcomes"

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Virtual: Process Mapping: How To Skillfully Apply This Vital Tool

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Virtual: Elements Of Risk Management: Insights And Ideas From Prospect Theory And Psychology

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Virtual: “Agile Mindset for Managers"

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Virtual - PMP & CAPM Prep Course (February 22 - February 25)

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From Our Sponsor

 

Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is offering several project management classes this spring to help you advance your career. Experience Rice University’s well-rounded approach to project management that combines the foundational knowledge of traditional project management with communications, leadership and agility. Earn 54 PDUs when you complete Rice’s Project Management Certificate.

 Strategic Project Management (online and on-demand) 

Discover how to apply strategic thinking to step beyond traditional project management and fulfill overarching business goals in this short course. (Learn more). 

On-demand, March 24-May 12, 2021

Fundamentals of Project Management 

Whether you are new to project management, experienced but lack formal structure or are a business professional seeking to improve your skills, the Project Management Fundamentals course provides you with the practical knowledge and tools that you can apply immediately to increase your personal success and the success of your projects. (Learn more). 

Mondays and Wednesdays, March 15-May 5, 2021, 6-9 p.m 

Soft Skills for Business Professionals  

Technical skills and knowledge only get you so far as you advance in your career. Often overlooked, soft skills--those that determine your ability to communicate with, lead, and influence others--are essential to building relationships, trust and productivity within your team. These skills allow you to grow beyond the role of an individual contributor and establish yourself as a well-rounded, effective leader in your organization. (Learn more). 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2-March 25, 2021, 6-8 p.m. 

Agile Project Management 

Whether you are new to project management, new to Agile methods, or have experience but lack formal training in Agile methods and techniques, you will benefit by taking this 24-hour course which will prepare you to lead Agile projects and teams. The course will cover many approaches to Agile, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP), and hybrid approaches. (Learn more). 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4-May 27, 2021, 6-9 p.m. 

Registration is now available. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our professional development team by sending an email [email protected].

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