March 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

From the President

By LaToshia Norwood, PMP, PMI Houston Chapter 2020 President

President LaToshia Norwood has some very significant events and topics to talk about for March at PMI Houston.



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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, VP Volunteers, or [email protected] to learn more.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
The Job Market is HOT!


The job market is smokin’ in Houston! Visit our Jobs link on the PMIH website. Click here to see what’s available on our job board.

Minutes with Marisela: A Call to Action Between Higher Education & Employers in Building the Future Workforce in America

Dr. Marisela Jiménez, PMI Houston Contributor

Marisela highlights disparities between changing labor supply and hiring in the workplace in her Call to Action between high education and Employers.


Karen Meyers, PMI Houston Contributor

Project plagued by unexpected setbacks?

Karen wants to help you manage them with some helpful techniques for keeping you on track.

Toastmasters Clubs - Tips & Discussions

Harold Eaton, PMI Houston Chapter Toastmasters Club

Thinking about becoming a Love Language Linguist? This month’s Toastmasters article tells you how. 

To find a Toastmasters chapter near you, visit their website or contact our Director of Communications for more information.

Project Management Outside of the Workplace

Grace Miller, PMI Houston Contributor

Grace discusses how the skills you have acquired as a project manager are transferrable – in ways you may not have thought of!


Project Management Not Just for Project Managers Anymore: 6 Traits the Best Project Managers Must Have

David Vassar, Ph.D., Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University

In this article, Dr. Vassar discusses in detail the 6 traits the BEST Project Managers all have in common. What are these traits?


What Your Technical Resume is Missing & How to Stand Out

Erin Urban, LSSB, CPDC, PMI Houston Contributor



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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. As a precautionary measure, PMI Houston has cancelled all March Meetings. You can read the letter from PMI Houston's President, LaToshia Norwood, PMP, about the situation and our response. 


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From Our Sponsor

Whitepaper Download: LitheSpeed & the Business Agility Institute present Funding Flow: The Middle Ground of Agile Budgeting

Free Virtual Agile Coaching: RSVP here

Are you interested in enhancing your professional growth by adding the knowledge, efficiencies, and tools of project management? Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is offering several project management classes this spring to help you advance your career.

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, February 19-April 8

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, April 15-May 8, 6-9 p.m.

(New!) Communication and Leadership for Project Managers (Teacher: Bill Murray)

This course provides an introduction to soft skills for project managers by focusing on techniques for successful communications, leadership, team-building, and relationship-building. (Learn more).

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 3-March 26, 6-8 p.m.

(New!) Agile Project Management (Teacher: Eddie Merla)

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, April 7-April 30, 6-9 p.m.

Registration is now available. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our professional development team by calling x6167 or email [email protected].

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