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

Sep 8, 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

Presidents Message Aug 2015


karen kempe

At our annual membership meeting and ice cream social in July, the board presented the state of the chapter. In attendance were several of you who regularly attend the monthly meetings, many members whom we’ve not seen in a while, and some new attendees. We then opened the floor to invite questions and discussion, which turned out to be quite lively. Many good ideas were brought to the fore that we will explore and build on for the future. We thank everyone who participated.

One surprise that evening was finding out that some people didn’t understand what project management is exactly, or why PMI exists. To the uninitiated, project management is a specific job practiced in a specific field, such as construction. While it may be that, it is also prevalent in a wide array of industries and fields of practice, and weaves its way into many jobs and professions. Examples of industries that use project management are:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities

PMI’s core purpose is to advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscious and proactive manner. PMI believes that project management is a critical competence that has a positive influence on organization results and society, believes in accountability and ethical behavior, and that bringing members of the global PM community together is the best way to facilitate their growth and to advance the PM profession. One thing to remember is that all of us practice project management in our lives, whether we know it or not. We are all involved in planning and organizing our everyday tasks, career, and work responsibilities. PMI provides a structure by which we can plan and work and communicate. That’s the nutshell. For more details, contact us.


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

Click Here for More Info






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.