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PMI Sponsored Professional Development Day
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June 11 Keynote: Agile and Project Management
• Earn PDU’s
We are pleased to announce that Jim Keesee has successfully completed all requirements and testing set by the Project Management Institute to qualify for his PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification on July 27, 2011.
Congratulations to these folks who -— with the help of the PMI INW Chapter 2010/2011 Exam Cram program — have passed the test and received their PMP credential!
Barry Braun, PMP - January 21, 2011
Melia Langdon, PMP - January 22, 2011
Kent Larson, PMP - January 22, 2011
Taresa Nephew, PMP - January 22, 2011
Matt Cavanagh, PMP - January 22, 2011
Matt Norman, PMP - January 23, 2011
Jason Dundas, PMP - January 27, 2011
Loretta Pelissero, PMP - February 1, 2011
David Drinkard, PMP - February 1, 2011
Gerry Manfred, PMP - March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
6:00 - 7:30 pm
We will be in the Board Room which is located on the third floor on the southeast corner of the building.
Parking is available under the library for $.75 per half-hour for the first two half-hours and $1.00 per half-hour after that with a daily maximum of $8.00. For alternative parking options, look at this downtown Spokane parking map.
WorkSource is a partnership of government, education, and community organizations that offers a unique resource for businesses and job seekers dedicated to supporting Washington State’s employment needs.
WorkSource started offering free Microsoft E-Learning access to training on Office and other products. The Chapter did announce these courses were available but has no idea of who took advantage of the opportunity. If you did sign up for this, WorkSource would like to know how the training went. Participating in this survey is voluntary and your responses will remain anonymous.
Here is the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KN7XzeqiJ8HXvrHsebW1Kw_3d_3d
Your data will be used to determine where and how WorkSource needs to improve WorkSource training. I hope you will take a few minutes to give your open and candid responses.
If you have any questions about this survey please contact WorkSource: (888) 346-3807.
In theme with our last Chapter meeting re: Workforce Investment Act, I thought I would share some quick items regarding networking, reviewing job listings and landing the job interview.
CRAFT A JOB PLAN AND STICK TO IT -- you are a project manager, after all!
It is easy to slack off when you not have a time clock pushing you - BUT - set a schedule and stick with it!
I recently read information written by Bob Wienstin, the following are tips he offered tips for tough times:
Hope you find these tips helpful!
Reminder: The Chapter is looking for members for the Education Committee if you are interested... contact Vicki at email@example.com for details.
Responsible To: The committee will report via Vicki Behar, Vice President of Education to the Chapter Board.
Purpose: The committee is being formed to serve the educational needs of the Inland NW Chapter. Beginning objectives for the committee are as follows:
1. Refinement of the current PMP Certification class
2. Development of other Certification Programs
3. Establishment of a Professional Development Day
4. Set up Saturday Training Sessions
5. Set Direction for Future Educational Offerings
Are you interested in Education? Are you interested in obtaining PDUs? Then, please join the newly formed Education Committee!
Our first meeting will take place on:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
906 West Main Avenue
Hope to see you, there!
If interested but cannot make the meeting, please, contact Vicki directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 3, 2010, Verna Carpenter became the first of our Chapter's Exam Cram PMP Prep class to pass the real-live PMP exam. Congratulations, Verna!
Mellody Descoteaux, PMP, also credits the Exam Cram class with helping her pass the test on April 6, 2010. Hooray, Mellody!
Passing the test on April 27th, Eugenie Alexander, PMP is now also certified. Congratulations, Eugenie!
Best wishes to all the other Exam Cram participants who will be taking the exam shortly. We know you can do it, too!
Inland Northwest PMI
Our PMI chapter has a challenge to find and recruit a new presenter or tour for each of our regular meetings. We also want to provide opportunities for our members to earn PDUs without the commitment of becoming a board member. So we’ve decided to combine these challenges and create a program committee. In concept, we'll have 5 to 9 members who would take turns setting up the programs for chapter meetings.
Participation on a committee for a year is category 5B, which is worth 5 PDUs. This translates to taking responsibility for from 1 to 3 programs in the span of a year.
The responsibility of members of the Program Committee will be to:
1. Select program topics
2. Locate a qualified speaker for the selected topic
3. Ensure that the speaker has the information and equipment necessary to present the program
4. Make sure the speaker is ready
5. Provide for a thank-you gift for the speaker to be presented at the end of the program. Cost of the gift will be paid by the chapter.
Each committee member will be responsible for arranging a minimum of one and a maximum of 3 programs in the Chapter’s programming year depending on how many are on the committee.
The program committee member will work under the supervision and assistance of the VP Programs.
The Call to Action
Contact Warren Carpenter email@example.com or Dave Lennstron firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to help form the committee, contribute your ideas, or volunteer to serve.