Welcome to the Chapter

The California Central Valley Chapter was chartered in December 2010 and is part of PMI Region 7, an area that covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. We are the 18th PMI Chapter chartered in Region 7. We cover the geographic area denoted by the following zip code prefixes: 936, 937, 938, and 961.
The primary focus of the California Central Valley Chapter is to advance the capability of its members to practice their profession of project management for the benefit of other project managers, themselves, and for whom they do project management work while building professional relationships in a fun and learning environment. Our vision embraces, values, applies, and attributes its success to professional project management leadership and practices.


The Chapter's mission is to promote project management as a profession to the community by:

  • Providing a forum for exchanging project management knowledge & expertise
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Supporting professional development
  • Advocating PM excellence
  • Recognizing PM success in achieving results
  • Supporting current and new PM forums


Upcoming Chapter Events

Aug 11, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Fresno State University Business Center

Aug 20, 2015
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: DeVry University

Sep 14, 2015 - Oct 21, 2015
Time: 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Fresno State University Business Center

Chapter Dinner Meeting 

Darrick Duerksen

Successfully Implementing Healthcare Technology in a Rapidly Changing Environment

With Darrick Duerksen, Director, Clinical Systems Group
Community Medical Center 

Darrick Duerksen is the Director of the Clinical Systems Group in Community Medical Center’s Corporate Information Services Department. In his role Darrick oversees a staff of over   60   professionals who support all of Community Medical Center’s clinical applications.

Darrick will be sharing with us his experience and insight on the dynamics of implementing healthcare technology and the factors that contribute to a successful implementation.

Darrick has been involved in healthcare technology for 40 years on both the vendor and hospital side. He has held numerous positions ranging from programmer to Chief Information Officer. During this time Darrick has participated in the phenomenal growth of technology and the significant changes in healthcare. 

Meeting Agenda

August 20th, 2015

5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking, Dinner, Check in

6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome, Presentation

7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Additional Networking



Upcoming Bakersfield Events

Sep 9, 2015 - Oct 19, 2015
Time: 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: DeVry University Bakersfield
Bakersfield PMP Prep Course Fall 2015

pmp prep course

Designed for Project Managers who meet, or close to meeting, all qualification requirements for scheduling their PMP® Certification Examination. The course will take place over eleven (11) Mondays and Wednesdays nights from 5:30pm - 9:30 pm September 9, 2015 through October 19, 2015.

 Course Instructors: 

• PMP® -credentialed PMI® California Central Valley chapter volunteers 
• Accomplished PMs with the experience of having gone through the PMP exam process

Course includes: 
• Face to face presentation 
• Supporting exercises during the course 
• Memorizing tools and techniques 
• What to expect during the test

Course materials provided: 
• A copy of the PMBOK® 
• Crosswinds “PMP® Exam Success Series: Certification Exam Manual” with accompanying CD download containing hundreds of sample test questions

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The Board of Directors and all of the members of the PMI-CCVC wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Country.

To find out more about how your organization can become a chapter sponsor, and learn how you can benefit from sponsorship, please contact our VP of Marketing.