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President's Message August 2014

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A Message from our Chapter President… “Service and Gratitude”

Our chapter kicked off a new fiscal year on July 1st. Where does the time go?

I started attending dinner meetings in 2009, and kept on coming because I enjoyed meeting every person who came. Then I volunteered to help out wherever help was needed because I like the core values of this organization and I like the people in this chapter. I want to see it continue to do the good work that will support its members. I believe that every one of our members feels the same way. I have witnessed amazing dedication and endeavor by many people who have advanced our cause and made us stronger. I am more grateful than I can say for the service of all those people, and for each and every one of you who show your support by renewing your membership and attending meetings when you can.

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September 18, 2014 Dinner Meeting

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“Principles of Leadership vs Project Management”

Effective leadership and project management employ mutually exclusive knowledge, skills and abilities. One motivates, the other inspires. Each function uses seven traits that are opposite in their very foundation. Yet altogether these 14 traits are essential to the life of an organization. What are these traits, how do they work together and can they be learned? When is the best time in the life cycle of your organization to use these principles? A general overview of principle based leadership, its foundation, and application will be discussed.


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September 17, 2014 Bakersfield Branch Dinner Meeting

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"Certified to Strategize: Becoming PMP Certified and Succeeding as a Strategic Project Manager”

The first part of this two part presentation provides an outline of the requirements and steps to becoming PMP certified. Emphasis is placed on walking attendees through PMP application requirements; documentation and categorization of project experience; and completion and submission of the application form online.

 The second part focuses on strategy as a key component in succeeding as a project manager. Since all projects are never the same and project environments are ever changing, a sound strategy becomes imperative for success. A common sense approach to developing a sound project and organizational strategy will be presented in this section, with the aim of empowering PMs to be more strategic with project execution in their organizations.

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PMP Prep Course - Fall 2014 (Bakersfield)

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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 six (6) consecutive Saturdays from September 27, 2014 through November 1, 2014.

 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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Fundamentals of Project Management Fall 2014

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Two-Day Workshop 

Presented by Dr. Don Stengel 

Brought to you by the Craig School of Business 


Fundamentals of Project Management (I) – Friday, September 19th

The first session will provide a presentation of the key concepts and techniques of project management. The processes of initiating, planning, executing, and finishing projects will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on describing a step-by-step approach to initiating and planning a project. We will discuss factors that lead to successful projects and barriers to implementation. This portion of the workshop will introduce basics of the project management methodology (including the triple constraint of time, scope, and cost), classic project manage-ment techniques such as Gantt charts, activity network diagrams, and PERT/CPM, and certification opportunities such as the PMP®.


PMP Prep Course - Fall 2014

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PMI-CCVC holds a Spring and Fall PMP Exam Prep Course every year.  PMI-CCVC is proud to be working in collaboration with the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. The course will be held at the University Business Center on the Fresno State campus.  The Craig School of Business is now a Registered Education Provider with PMI having been reviewed and approved after meeting the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) rigorous standards for quality as a provider of project management training.

This is a 6-week 12-session course designed to help get you ready to take and PASS the PMP exam. Each session is taught by a Certified PMP with real-world experience, who can help you to understand the application of the concepts, and provide valuable tips and tricks for studying for the exam. In addition to getting you ready to take the exam, this course also meets the PMI requirement to obtain 35 hours of project management education.

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Online Courses Offered by MindEdge, Inc.

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ONLINE PM TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE!  We have partnered with MindEdge to offer you an alternative method for Project Management Training.  Now earn your PDUs from the comfort of your own home and on your schedule.  Members will receive a 10% discount on all courses and Simulations by entering Discount Code CCVC10 in the Discount Code field when registering. 

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A Call for Volunteers!

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Get involved.  Make a difference.  Be a CCVC volunteer.

Make your mark on PMI and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and lead activities that advance the PMP profession and your knowledge as a project manager.  Volunteering is an excellent way to expand your contact network and increase your skills and qualifications as a leader.  

Meet your peers, share ideas and solutions, enjoy activities and events.  Become part of the action! 

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Students Attend for Free!!

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Major Announcement from PMI-CCVC

That's right students!

Register online for our Chapter dinner meeting, in advance, and the meeting is FREE!  

PMI-CCVC is happy to announce that all students who register online (at least 48 hrs in advance) for the monthly dinner meetings will pay exactly zip...zilch...nada...nothing!

New reduced price of only $5 for walk-ins or late registrants.

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Become a PMI Member

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To join our chapter, you must first join the Project Management Institute.  You may join the California Central Valley Chapter when you join PMI or you may add the Chapter to your membership at any time.

There are many benefits of membership including the option to join our chapter or one of the many other chapters around the world.

Here are step by step instructions on joining PMI and/or adding our chapter to your membership:


About Us

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Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries. PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by their globally-recognized standards and credentials, their extensive research program, and their professional

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Career Corner Job Bank

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Welcome to our Job Bank.  As a service to our Chapter members, we are providing this forum to post employment opportunities for professionals in the project management field.  Click here to see the current job openings.  Note: In order to access this list of employment opportunities you must first log into our website.


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