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Volume 1 | Issue 4 | Summer 2019

Hello PMI-HVC members!

Your chapter is officially on summer break until September.

Belonging to PMI-HVC is a great opportunity to network with others in the PM field, deepen your project management knowledge, and earn PDU’s. Thank you for choosing PMI-HVC as your chapter!

PMI’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

This is PMI’s 50th year anniversary and PMI-HVC wants to help celebrate too!  Heather Benson is planning a special celebration for October and looking for volunteers to help. If interested, please reach out to Heather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Announcements

Welcome to our newest volunteers!

Smitha Shetty is helping with volunteer management with Grace, VP Membership.

Raveen Prabakaran is serving as PMIEF Liaison. Raveen is the chapter’s communications and activities link between PMI’s Educational Foundation and our chapter.

Samhar Hoz is our new Corporate Sponsorship Manager serving to establish, maintain, and execute the chapter’s corporate sponsorship program.

Kurt Donovan is helping Heather with coordination and set up at our chapter meetings.

Chapter Meeting Programs

VP Programs, Heather is pleased to share that our Chapter Meeting calendar for the 2019-2020 program year is filling up fast! Here’s our fall lineup:

9/19/19 - Speaker: Rich Sheridan – Chief Joy Officer

10/21/19 - Chapter Open House & PMI 50th Anniversary Celebration

Speaker: Bob Sloma – Manufacturing & Cyber Security: Is Your Plant Floor Vulnerable?

11/21/19 - Speaker: Rich Weller – Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

You can register today for the meetings on the Chapter Events page on PMI-HVC.org

Training

The PMP examination is changing December 16, 2019. If you’re currently pursuing the PMP, you’ll want to make sure you are on track to take the exam before December 16.

The PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition is not changing and the exam will continue to utilize the PMBOK Guide as one of the key sources for the exam content. There’s still time to get this done with the help of PMI-HVC. The chapter is offering two PMP Certification courses this fall (see below). Each course will meet for 5 Saturdays.

9/21/19 to 10/19/19 at Washtenaw Community College

10/26/19 to 11/23/19 at Eastern Michigan University

Registration for the courses is open on PMI-HVC.org Events page. If you know of someone who may be interested, please share. Questions? Reach out to Bob Sloma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to get to know new people, network, take on new challenges, further develop your leadership skills, and to know you’ve help your chapter get better.

Chapter Bylaws Committee Member

There will be a review and update to the PMI-HVC Chapter Bylaws starting this fall. If you are interested in serving on the Bylaws Update Committee, please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Instructor(s) PMP Training Class

Prepare and deliver assigned course presentation materials to class for one or more instructional modules corresponding to PMI Knowledge Areas. Preferred skills include experience or comfort presenting live before a class or group of project managers.  

Volunteer at Large

Perform a variety of important roles in support of chapter programs, events and functions. Your efforts are essential for the chapter's operation, enabling the chapter to provide the value that you and other members expect.

2020 Nominations & Elections Committee

Looking for two volunteers to serve on the Nominations & Elections Committee to deliver an efficient, effective, professional, and transparent nominations and elections process.

Other volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Grace Verville at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reminder, keep your PMI.org profile up-to-date when you change companies, mailing address, phone, or email address.

Please follow our social media sites on Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest news and the Events Calendar for chapter activities.

If there are any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Have a great summer and thank you for supporting your chapter. On behalf of the PMI-HVC Board, we hope to see you all in September!

All the best,

 

Christine Blair, PMP

President