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Miss our March 22nd Chapter Dinner? Here’s what you missed!

by Programs Director - March 30, 2017 | No Comments

Miss our March 22nd Chapter Dinner? Here’s what you missed!

Wednesday March 22nd was our Chapter Dinner held in the Reading Room at the Union Club. Paul Latour and Pete Smither from HeroWork spoke about how they use the PMBoK to plan and execute their “modern day barn raisings” in the not-for-profit environment. Their inspiring talk helped remind all the PMs in the room, regardless of their industry, that project management is about people at its core. When you put people first, your project is sure to be a success and you will have earned a dedicated team for many projects to come.

Paul Latour presents to the audience

President's Chapter UpdatesWe were joined by members of our PM community all the way in Whitehorse! We are in the process of creating a branch chapter in their community and used our March dinner as a test run for some conferencing technology. Stay tuned as we continue to evolve our technical abilities with the hope that we will soon be able to offer virtual attendance at all of our events!

Do you have skills that you’d like to share in this department? Email our Programs Director here

 

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As members of the Union Club, our chapter events will be hosted in their various rooms for the foreseeable future. Next time, join us and enjoy their dynamite buffet dinner with a wide selection of sustainably caught seafood, a Chef carved Prime Rib, a plethora of salads and other bites – and a crème brulee finish! There were options for all diets including vegetarian, gluten free options and special plates for those with allergies.

Missed out on this dinner? Our next will be our AGM on May 24 in the Centennial Ballroom at the Union Club. Details here.

 

New MP gets his pimp name tagHere’s our Membership Director, Liam McKeracher, presenting a newly certified PMP member (who happens to be our Volunteers Director, Dumitru Streza) with a certificate and high quality name tag. Our Membership Recognition Program rewards newly certified PMPs and CAPMs with acknowledgement at our dinners and a free dinner of their choice within one year of gaining their certification. That’s in addition to the PDUs earned for attending! Are you newly certified and haven’t received your invitation yet? Email our Membership Director today!

 

Region 1 Conference Photographs @ PMI-VI

by Information Technology - April 21, 2016 | No Comments

Hi All,

Please find the link to all the photographs taken during the three days of the Region 1 Conference held here on Victoria. If you would like to add a few more to the pool, please feel free to send it here and we will be able to add it to the pool of pictures.

Regards,

PMI-Vancouver Island Chapter

PMI-VI 20th Anniversary Gala!!!

by Information Technology - March 24, 2016 | No Comments

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It’s time to celebrate a milestone for our Chapter!

This year we turn 20 and we’re celebrating with a party!

Let’s all come together for the PMI-VI 20th Anniversary Gala on April 16, 2016 at the Empress Hotel. Featuring an exciting evening with: 

  • Special guests from the Project Management Institute and chapter leaders from across the Northwest;
  • A celebratory toast;
  • Premier of our commemorative video featuring past presidents; 
  • Sit down dinner; and
  • Dancing with DJ music by Sound Choice

Guests and non members welcomed. 

Act soon before this event sells out! Click here for tickets.

 

Professional Development Workshops
scheduled Feb 9 – 10, 2016

by Information Technology - December 20, 2015 | No Comments

Our Chapter is pleased to announce an amazing collaboration that brings you the Agile Project Management 101 – Best Practices for PMP®and Masters Course in Estimating & Risk Management from the experts at GR8PM.

This Agile 101 Course is your chance to test drive Agile and see if it might be the next big wave to hit your career. This is an opportunity for you to clarify if, when, and how you should use Agile.

The Masters Course is a 1-day, 10 PDU powerful immersion into Estimating as a “Science” as well as Estimating as an “Art”. It includes loads of practical information on:

  • Concepts applied and proven at Intel©Corp. and Siemens
  • Techniques that systematically align results with key objectives
  • Procedures for creating “Derived Schedules” that automatically correct estimation errors

Each class provides world-class instruction and extra PDUs for completing the Prework. They will be delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9th and 10th, 2016. But you may want to hurry because the Early Bird registration price expires on January 7th or when sold out. We have also arranged a Member’s coupon code (pmivi0216) for $100 USD off at checkout.

For more information please visit EM1 Blurb, Flyer – Agile 101 for PMPs 2016-02 VI, and Flyer – Masters Course in Estimating & Risk Mgt 2016-02 VI to download flyers for both classes.

PMBA Conference, Vancouver – Early Bird Rates

by Information Technology - June 26, 2015 | No Comments

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September 14-17, 2015
Vancouver, BC
Early Bird Rates EXPIRE Friday, June 26th

Registration is now OPEN.
Register now to take advantage of the up to $500.00 in savings.  Hurry, Early Bird pricing ends Friday, June 26th!

November Dinner: Projects in the film industry – NEW VENUE!

by Information Technology - November 7, 2014 | No Comments

Join your fellow PMI members to hear about the exciting film industry in the Greater Victoria area (Gracepoint anyone?) and how these projects bring economic benefit to the region.

Also, join us in the new venue selected for the Dinner Meetings. The beautiful Inn at Laurel Point is a classy venue with some of the most beautiful views and recognized food in town. Do not miss the first taste of this great location.

More information and registration here

September 2014 Dinner Meeting Announced

by Information Technology - August 29, 2014 | No Comments

Join your fellow Project Managers in the first dinner of the series “Major Projects”. In September, Ocean Networks Canada will present Smart Oceans BC.

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Slides for PMBOK 5 Lunch and Learn available

by admin - February 28, 2013 | No Comments

The slides for the PMBOK 5 Lunch & Learn presentation with Ivan Rincon have been posted on our website. You can find them on the event details page under the Resources section, or by following this link.

Registration Open for the PMI Global Congress 2012

by Robert Randall (President) - July 10, 2012 | No Comments

The registration for the PMI Global Congress for North America held in Vancouver this year during October 20-23, 2012 is open. Go here for more details.

As we indicated in a previous post this is a tremendous opportunity for the members of our Chapter to take part right here in our back-yard in one of the most energizing events that PMI organizes throughout the year. Moreover, we have been selected to be co-host Chapter along with our colleagues from the Canadian West Coast Chapter from mainland.

Call for Papers – 2012 Leadership Institute Meetings

by Communications Director - February 5, 2012 | No Comments

The PMI Leadership Institute Team is accepting presentation proposals for the 2012 Leadership Institute Meetings that will be held in Marseille, France in May and Vancouver, Canada in October. Read more »