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1 Welcome! KC PMI Chapter Meeting July 16, 2012 In Your Face-On Your Space: The World of Mass Media, Social Media and Cyber Fraud - How to Safely and Effectively Deliver Your Message in a New Age of Communication Guest Speaker: Jeff Lanza

2 July 16, 2012 Chapter Dinner Meeting Agenda KnowledgeXchange 5:00 - 5:45 Registration5:30 - 6:00 Happy Networking5:30 - 6:00 Buffet Dinner5:45 - 7:00 Sponsors Speak & Giveaways6:15 – 6:45 Chapter Updates Minute to “Win It” Guest Speaker: Jeff Lanza 6:45 – 7:45 Thanks & Recognition7:45 – 8:00 “End-of-Meeting” Grand Prize Meeting Adjournment8:00

3 Premier Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors:

4 Gold Sponsors: Silver Sponsors:

5 “Learn and Earn – Leadership Q&A Series” Questions? Contact Steve Gorman at Have you ever thought about what is really involved in being a KCPMI Mid-America Chapter Officer?  Join former and current board members for the “Leadership Q&A” seminars on what it’s like to be a member of the Kansas City Mid-America Chapter of Project Management Institute’s leadership team.  We are offering four easy to attend seminars that you can take from the comfort of your home!  Each session will focus on the roles and responsibilities of an office. The sessions are designed to be interactive – allowing you time to ask questions on the “life of a chapter board member”.  For your trouble, we will award you with a PDU! So what do you have to lose? Start your fact-finding now by attending one of the following sessions (all sessions will be by conference call - +1-800-444-2801 Code 4933265):  Tuesday, July 17th –6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Tuesday, July 31st –6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Tuesday, August 14th –6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Help define the future of KC PMI - 2013 nominations now open!

6 KCPMI PMO Executive Roundtable First-ever Executive Roundtable held July 12 Executives from 6 organizations participated Targeted at those responsible for setting PM policy and direction in their organizations Executives discussed PM practices, benchmarking, ideas and common problems Next quarterly forum scheduled for October Contact Heath Starr, Director of Marketing at to learn more

7 Stay Connected with OUR Chapter! Visit and join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Click here To Join Us

8 Looking for Employment Opportunities? Our Chapter offers FREE CAREER SERVICES! Log on to our website  click on Home > Career Center or Recruiter Resources Questions? Contact VP Communications or Director of Human Resources.

9 Chapter Marketing is Increasing Targeted effort to increase awareness of the PM profession and our chapter Activities include: Participation in key events in KC Connecting with professionals and organizations Strategic placement of information with various media outlets Social media content and coordination Great opportunity for volunteers Contact Sharon Valasek at to get more information

10 PMP Exam Prep Is 2012 the year that you’ll earn your PMP? Participate in KCPMI’s PMP Exam Prep classes and you’ll be well on your way to being ready to take the exam. The Last PMP Exam Prep Class for 2012 Fall Session: August 23 – November 15 at Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Registration is now open on the chapter’s website: Contact Cindi Carter for more information at

11 PMP Study Group PMP Study Group Session Designed for participants who are in the final stages of studying for the exam. The Summer session is in progress through July 31 st at DeVry University at 11224 Holmes Road, KCMO Planning is now underway for the Fall session Check for details Questions?? Contact Hal Weintrub at

12 Congratulations Newly Certified PMPs! Rebekah AndersonWilliam Lederer Daniel SweetenTravis Reno Christopher HollarsGreg Belshe Dennis Villasenor Marlene Sohl

13 KnowledgeXChange Program KnowledgeXChange: A forum to exchange information and expertise based on deposits and withdrawals of information. Logistics Sessions precede chapter meetings from 5:00-5:45 pm The next regular session will be in November, watch for more details. Planning is underway for a stand alone session in October in a more northern part of the city. Contact Charna Bean if you would like to help with this session. Earn one (1) free PDU per session Questions?? Contact Charna Bean at

14 Professional Development Workshops Workshops 2012 Wonderful professional development classes are being offered this year to enhance your PM knowledge, as well as help you earn PDUs. Registration is now open August 18 – Communicating and Dealing with Difficult People, presented by Dr. Keith Mathis. Registration is open Coming soon, but not finalized: October 26/27 – Agile Certification Program December 1 – Advanced MS Project 2010 Details will be posted at Questions? Contact

15 Volunteers Needed Questions? Contact Tom Milner a t Volunteer Now Fill out the form at the registration table or chapter website, and we will contact you when a new volunteer position comes available. Most volunteer positions are not posted ahead of time. When we need someone, we grab a name from our list. We Want You

16 Volunteers Needed Volunteer Now The Chapter is always looking for qualified, enthusiastic volunteers! Don't hesitate to contact any of the active directors and VP's to ask questions and discuss your interest areas. Current Openings: Social Media Lead Director of Publications (newsletter) Marketing Team Members with media / ad agency / PR skills Director of Programs to host chapter meetings and events Program Planners to assist Director of Programs Director of Receipts for 2013 with background in Finance Director of Disbursements for 2013 with background in Finance

17 Professional Development Scholarship We are offering a $500 scholarship to one recipient for the upcoming PMP Prep class that starts August 23, 2012. Applications are due by July 20 th. Applicant Qualifications: 1. Member of KC PMI Chapter 2. Currently unemployed 3. Active Chapter volunteer 4. Must meet PMI's eligibility requirement to sit for the PMP exam Candidates will be notified of the results by August 2, 2012. *** Look for additional information on our website or contact for details ***

18 Do you enjoy reading? Join our Book Club! Next Meeting: July 18 th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Location – Johnson County Community College Regnier Center, Room 234 PDUs for book club meetings is considered Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For questions, contact

19 New Member Orientations *** We’d like to hear from you *** Do you like the idea of having an orientation for new members? We are currently in the planning process to establish an orientation schedule for new members. If you have any suggestions in terms of any specific topics and / or activities that will help our new members to learn more about our Chapter and stay engaged, please feel free to contact

20 Registered Company Coordinator (RCC) Program Our Chapter is extending our Corporate Outreach effort in 2012 through our RCC Program! If your company is currently considering or in the process of establishing a PMO or project management practice as a whole, please feel free to contact! We'd love to hear from you and help you out! Benefits to Participating Companies Utilize free PM resources in local community through KC PMI Chapter Share experiences and become part of the PM community Earn recognition and PDUs at the end of the volunteering term

21 PDD 2012 Climbing Higher Professional Development Days - 2012 September 10 and 11 Overland Park Convention Center Same prices as last year! PDD will be worth 16 PDU’s again this year!! Registration will open within 24 hours of this meeting See our web site for information on our financial assistance and our group discount programs.

22 PDD 2012 Our Emcee Brad Meehan Stacy Allison First American woman to reach top of Mt Everest Anthony Reed Running to Leadership Lee Lambert Developer of PMP certification Yoram Bauman Economist

23 PDD 2012 Follow us on Linked in – KC PMI PDD group: Follow us on Facebook – KC PMI PDD group 188970785 Note to last year’s sweepstakes winners – You will be contacted with a special code for your registration a few days after registration opens.

24 “Meet Me at the Fair” August 11 Members and Guests Special Event 10 am – 12:30 pm (or end of tour) Tickets $15 for Members and Guests Bring Spouses, Friends, and/or Potential Chapter Members

25 Upcoming Chapter Meeting Dinner Meeting Dates November 12 Volunteer Recognition Topic: Leadership Guest Speaker: Harry S. Campbell Location Doubletree Hotel Overland Park 10100 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 2013 Dinner Meeting Plans to be Announced

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