A Word From Our President

May 2017

Dear Members,Susan Kennedy, PMP

Career Networking

Last month we launched a renewed focus on our Career Networking Program also known as the Green Dot/Blue Dot Program. Come out to Brookhaven again this month to talk with recruiters and pick up info on job opportunities. Look for Lois Montague or Donna Morrow in the Fireside Room 5:30-6:30 pm, Thursday, May 11.

May 11 Dinner Meeting
"The Dark Arts of Project Management" is the topic featuring Joe Perzel, Partner at JPerzel Inc. and Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. Joe will discuss how to become a Master Magician: Winning at Politics, Control Others through Influence, Communicate & Motivate and Why You Need to Market the Project.

Before dinner we'll hear from Talibah Adenouga and a student from Skyline High School who completed the PMI Dallas Chapter project management course this year. This year's high school project supported the Children's Medical Center Foundation with a deliverable to engage hospital children.

Conrado Morlan will be offering the PMI Dallas Chapter Orientation presentation from 5:45 to 6:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to get a refresher on the programs and people of the chapter. Pre-register now.

Golf Outing May 22
We're offering a unique opportunity to "Golf with a Board Member" or "Golf Lesson with a Board Member." At the May Dinner we'll see a demo of Board member's putting skills to help you decide which Board member's team you'd most like to be part of.

The Golf Outing gives provides a unique opportunity to spend the afternoon networking with project management professionals, talk with recruiters and earn a PDU at the Career Reception.

Don't play? Register for a 1-hour lesson 5:30-6:30 pm or the Career Reception 7-9.

The Golf Outing is designed for networking and fun and supports the great cause of Children's Medical Center Foundation and PMI Dallas Chapter outreach programs.

$75 makes playing this top-rated Brookhaven course very affordable, and it's structured for "Best Ball" play to keep it moving fast. Only $25 for the Lesson, or $20 (thru May 8) to see Absolutely Abby and earn 1 PDU at the Career Reception.

Register now.

April Dinner Meeting
Jon Davis, Executive VP for MATRIX, discussed his Top 10 Tips for Career and Job Search Success at the April 13 Dinner, and challenged us all to manage our careers like a project.

Our PMO Spotlight was Dave Kurima, sharing PMO insights from Jack Henry & Associates, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services. Dave talked about portfolio management, scorecards and executive dashboards used at Jack Henry & Associates.

Andreas Rueters facilitated a warm-up project management discussion from 6-6:30 pm, for a free ½ PDU. Frank Zaber of Franklin Photography offered Professional Portraits to help update your business profile.

At the April Dinner Doulos Training gave away a special door prize worth $695. Crestcom raffled 3 classes worth $525 each.

Want to get the most from your PMI Dallas Chapter membership? Join us at any event, volunteer to help with one of the programs and let us hear from you.

Be sure to check out the chapter on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Susan Kennedy, PMP

The PMI Dallas Chapter President is always interested in hearing from you.
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