The following are those individuals up for election and the position they would like to fill. Please "READ MORE" on each candidate's bio!
President: Jon Hicks
Vice President of Administration (2 candidates):
Eduardo Henriquez, Pam Meador
Vice President of Communications: Steve Marlin
Vice President of Finance: Dave Lyman
Vice President of Marketing: Lorena Palacios
Vice President of Membership: Asad Iqbal
Vice President of Programs: Parash Sharma
Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DeVry University; Sherman Oaks
***Special Extended End of the Year Dinner Meeting***
Speaker: Kimberly O'Hara
Topic: Storytelling in Project Management
Presenting Your Vision with Concise Communication
Communication is key in Project Management. We all have stories in us, and our pasts are a story. It’s natural to assume Storytelling and Project Management don’t go hand in hand. They are in fact generated by two different parts of the brain. That is why Storytelling to effectively deliver messages on projects has been underused... but that is changing. Understanding the unfolding of the project story with the right skills will position you as a standout leader for any project’s vision and successful completion.
Learn how to apply Storytelling tools to your profession in this 60-minute lecture and Q&A session with former Movie Producer and Screenwriter Kim O’Hara, a Book and Story Coach with A Story Inside. (www.astoryinside.com)
Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Club: "Networking for People Who Hate Networking” by Devora Zack.
Shows how the networking-averse can succeed by working with the very traits that make them hate traditional networking. Written by a proud introvert who is also an enthusiastic networker. Includes field-tested tips and techniques for virtually any situation. Are you the kind of person who would rather get a root canal than face a group of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Does traditional networking advice seem like it’s in a foreign language?
Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and a successful consultant who speaks to thousands of people every year, feels your pain. She found that most networking advice books assume that to succeed you have to become an outgoing, extroverted person. Or at least learn how to fake it. Not at all. There is another way.
PMI- Los Angeles
2016 Student Writing Competition
Deadline November 1st, 2016
Win a scholarship for a preparation course to the CAPM certification, get published in our website and other PMI Chapters in Canada and the Arabian Gulf.
The Project Management Institute- Los Angeles Chapter (PMI-LA) seeks entries for its 2016 Student Writing Competition. The competition is open to students of Los Angeles County universities and academic institutions enrolled in a project management program. The winner will receive a scholarship for a prep-course for the CAPM Certification. An awards reception will take place in January, 2017 and the winner’s article will be published in PMI-LA’s website, PMI Newfoundland’s website and PMI-Arabian Gulf’s website.
Announcing 2016 Vijey Kumar Scholarships!
PMI-LA Chapter announced the four recipients of the Vijey Kumar Scholarship at the October Flagship Dinner Meeting in Culver City. Nishant Kumar, Vijey’s son (far left) awarded certificates and backpacks to Nareg Tovmassian, Meeta Lulla and Liliya Bilpuch (the 4th recipient Chris OConnell was away on business).
Bon Voyage Nazy!
On behalf of the PMI-LA Board of Directors, President Keith Birch thanks Nazy Aslani, at the Flagship Dinner Meeting, for her outstanding contribution to the Chapter. Nazy will be moving out of the Los Angeles area at the end of October and going to Atlanta.
Nazy has been a volunteer at PMI-LA since 2012. She was Associate VP of Professional Development and then stepped up to the role of VP for 3 years. She is currently the VP of Administration: keeping the Board members in check, all our documentation in order, overseeing the Disaster Recovery Plan, and the update of our Operations Manual. She has promised to keep us on track and continue her term of office remotely! We wish her well with the next phase of her professional and personal life. Thank you for a great job Nazy!
Do you want to be the liaison between PMI-LA and your organization? Put in practice your leadership skills or develop new ones by representing the chapter while creating new connections within the chapter and at work. There are five Outreach Areas where you can get involved and become an influential leader and advocate for the project management profession. Learn more about the benefits of joining the Outreach Ambassadors Program. We provide training and materials!
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMI-LA Chapter New Member Orientation Webinar
Held monthly, the PMI-LA Membership Committee conducts a "New Member Orientation." This virtual session provides new and existing PMI-LA members an opportunity to learn about PMI and the LA Chapter's programs and benefits.
New Member Orientation - Second Tuesday of Month 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
***The first 25 to register may attend this webinar (due to licensing limitation).