2017 Professional development workshops coming soon!
Congratulations to our 2017 Elected Board of Directors!
The elections have been completed and here are the results:
If you're interested in volunteering on the PMI-LA BoD Leadership Team, for any of the open positions, please contact our Nominations Committee --> firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University Center at the College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita
Speaker: Vu H. Pham, Ph.D.
Topic: Non-Verbal Nuances
Even more than words, non-verbal communication can influence your audience tremendously. These non-verbal nuances can entail physical objects, clothing, body language and external surroundings. Learn how to leverage these non-verbal elements to boost your persuasion skills. Join thousands of professionals who have attended Dr. Pham’s presentations and continue to advance their careers. This fun and interactive session opens doors that will increase your influence and improve your non-verbal communication skills.
Open House - Recap
We tried out a new type of event recently – a free Open House, where PMI members and non-members could drop in and speak to a Board member and find out more about the LA Chapter.
George Cassar engages the audience with Dale Carnegie’s 5 Drivers of Success
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Speaker: Randy Hartshorn
Topic: The Power of Ethos: How Elite Performing Organizations Turn Challenge into Advantage
The pace, complexity, and volatility of business continue to accelerate, making it increasingly challenging for most just to keep up. No longer can any of us ‘do it all alone’. But whom do you turn to? As your challenges grow, you must also retain top talent, keep teams engaged, and help develop new leaders. These factors are prompting many successful organizations to shift from past ‘leader-follower’ management tactics, to a leadership model based on a culture of purpose, lived values, and distributed responsibility; a model that many employees (particularly top talent) increasingly demand. Our discussion will show how this approach converts these challenges into advantages. Through the integration of Character, Empathy, Trust, Ownership, & Learning, we offer both a framework and cultural blueprint to help your organization successfully manage any project, program or objective.
Wednesday, December 14th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Club: "Illuminate – Ignite Changes Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols" by Nancy Duarte & Patti Sanchez
"THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO."
With these words, Apple Inc., and its leader, Steve Jobs, catalyzed a movement. Whenever Jobs took the stage to talk about new Apple products, the whole world seemed to stop and listen. That’s because Jobs was offering a vision of the future. He wanted you to feel what the world might someday be like, and trust him to take you there.
As a leader, you have the same potential to not only anticipate the future and invent creative initiatives, but to also inspire those around you to support and execute your vision.
PMI-LA Chapter Volunteer for Service Works
PMI-LA Project Managers had the opportunity to participate as volunteers for Service Works, a national program that shows 16-24 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities how service can be a part of a pathway to career and college success. In addition, the Project Managers taught basic project management skills such as, setting goals and backward planning to prepare them for their future. We had such a wonderful time teaching young adults and the next generation of PM's. We are excited about rolling the program out next year.
Thursday, December 15th, 7:30 am – 8:50 am
Location: Behind the Valley Water Company, 4524 Hampton Road, just north of the Flintridge Prep parking lot
No registration required!
Speaker: Pam Wiedenbeck
Topic: 2016 – On-site milestone review for “Backyard Rocketeer” Tournament of Roses Float
Back in May we discussed the milestone management necessary to get an all-volunteer float into the Tournament of Roses Parade. December 15, 2016 gives us a chance to review the December and January milestones in person.
Join us as the experts on Float Construction and Decorating take you through a summary of the remaining steps along with the challenges they present for getting “Up a Creek ...” onto the parade route on January 2, 2017.
PMI-LA North LA Mixer
*No Registration Required*
New Member Orientation Announcement!
For those who missed the New Member Orientation, we’ve posted the PowerPoint slides used during that presentation:
pdf PMI-LA Volunteer Orientation Presentation Slides
The presenter for this event was Evelyn Brooks, MSM, PMP, SSGB, who is also the PMI-LA Director of Membership. Evelyn discussed PMI, the LA Chapter’s programs, benefits and other topics including the following:
• Chapter meetings, locations, and schedules
• Career development opportunities
• PDU earning and reporting changes
• And more...
Evelyn then opened it up for participants to ask questions and join the discussions.
If you have any questions after viewing the presentation, please send them to Membership@PMI-LA.org