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1 MAY 12 th 2014 PMI KC MID-AMERICA CHAPTER DINNER MEETING Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers Paula Switzer, CEO and President, VESECA WELCOME! Key Learning Points: The importance of helping project managers balance SMART with HEART Major components of Emotional Intelligence Explore applying Emotional Intelligence as a Project Manager 1

2 AGENDA Knowledge Xchange 5:00 – 5:45 Registration and Networking 5:15 – 6:00 Buffet Dinner 5:45 – 7:00 Sponsor Messages 6:15 – 6:30 Chapter News: Yawen Brown 6:30 – 6:45 Guest Speaker: Paula Switzer 6:45 – 7:45 End-of-Meeting Prizes 7:45 – 8:00 2



5 NEW CHAPTER MEMBERS New Chapter Members for March/April 5

6 NEW CERTIFICATIONS New Certifications for March/April Congrats to All! 6


8 MARCH CHAPTER DINNER MEETING Check out the photo gallery on our Chapter website: 8

9 MARCH DINNER MEETING FEEDBACK See full list of responses at Member Area (upper right menu) Go down the left side and select Dinner Meeting Feedback – March 2014 Did you receive value from the meeting? Yes 17 80.95% No 4 19.05% Would prefer more vegetarian options. Location is perfect. DoubleTree: "We always try to make the pasta dish the vegetarian choice, so along with salad and vegetables, would often be sufficient." Could you please list on the website what will be served? This was done in past years, but I haven't seen anything but 'buffet' listed recently. We went to buffet style to consistently offer more choices. DoubleTree: "We design the menu shortly before the event. Not soon enough to post on line." Topics more applicable to the PM profession. Felt like speaker was only there to promote herself Bring another ethics speaker in. Much of her talk was about how great she was in her former role. I am fairly new to the PMI organization. This was my 3rd dinner meeting to attend. I have been very impressed with the programs and venue. Good job!! Good speaker, good food, good community of professionals Great Speaker! FOOD SPEAKER *** Note dietary needs in REGISTRATION comments *** 9


11 APRIL CAREER FAIR Just Happened … We had our Membership Table at this event! National Career Fair April 15 th 2014 Embassy Suites Overland Park One of the leading face-to-face hiring events! Over 250 companies in the top 50 markets in the United States participate. 11

12 MAY 21, 2014 CAREER FAIR Date: Tuesday, May 21st Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM Location: Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand, Kansas City, MO AdamsGabbert Adaptive Solutions Group APEX Systems Avila University Advantage Cerner Corporation ECCO Select Experis (formerly COMSYS) Genesis 10 Goshen Services, LLC KU Edwards Campus Multi Service RiverPoint Group LLC Robert Half Technology Sprint TEK Systems Your Clear Next Step 12

13 JUNE 22, 2014 PROGRAMS EVENT Meeting While You’re Eating! Sunday, June 22 nd 11:45 – 2:30pm $25 / Buffet Brunch Lydia’s Italy KC Crossroads Art District Etiquette is part of your image. When you follow the rules of etiquette, you can concentrate on the business at hand and have a more effective meeting. What are your responsibilities as a host or guest of a business meal? What clues to your behavior are others looking for in your table manners? What do you order when you are out on business? What to do when thin gs go wrong. Callista Gould, MBA, NSA, is a Certified Etiquette Instructor and Founder of the Culture and Manners Institute. She is an award-winning speaker providing humorous presentations on etiquette. 1 PDU applicable 13

14 JULY 14, 2014 CHAPTER DINNER MEETING Speaker: Larry Krakow, Owner Kansas City Priority Management Franchise. Priority Management is an International Training Company with over 75 offices around the world. They deliver high level training. Influencing helps project managers: Build better relationships Communicate with confidence Expand information you need to make better decisions Use effective communications to build a stronger team Cultivate "buy-in" Influencing Skills for Project Managers July 14, 2014Double Tree Hotel 14

15 2014 PDD September 23 – 24 Overland Park Convention Center Registration opens July 8 15

16 UPDATE YOUR PROFILE Changed jobs lately? 1.Log into 2.Go to the Member Area (upper right menu) 3.Go down the left side and select Member Area 4.Select My Account Information 5.Scroll down to Business Information, update your place of employment 6.Save 16

17 MINUTE-TO-WIN Need a Job? Looking to Hire? The PMI KC Mid-America Chapter provides a free job posting service for the benefit of our members. Our website provides exposure to over 1300 people 1.Log into 2.Go to Home 3.Select Career Center or Job Postings Follow links at the bottom to contact our Chapter Director Human Resources 17

18 PMI-ACP CERTIFICATION PREP 18 Professional Development **NEW** PMI-ACP Certification Prep Class Congratulations to those who made the decision to participate in the Chapter’s first PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class. The class launched April 29th and it’s now in progress.

19 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS 19 The **First** scholarship was successfully awarded to Amy Weston, PMP PMI-ACP Prep Class Spring 2014. New Scholarships will soon become available for Exam Strategies, PMI-PMP Prep Class Fall 2014 and Workshops.

20 UPCOMING CAREER FAIR EVENTS Diversity Catalyst Career Group Tuesday May 20 th Embassy Suite Overland Park Cumulus Job Fair June, 2014 Overland Park Ritz Charles National Recruitment Services August 20 th 2014 Embassy Suite Kansas City, MO Sponsored by our Local Chapter and Managed by our Volunteers 20

21 KCPMI CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP 2014 Chapter Membership Count  April = 1404  March = 1414  February = 1399  January = 1406 21

22 NEW MEMBER INCENTIVE New Members who sign up with our Local Chapter within 30 days of registering your visit at our Chapter Membership Table, will receive two free dinner coupons! Non-Members Come Visit our Table! 22

23 CHAPTER BOOK CLUB 23 DateBook May 14 The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson Jun 11 The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year (Agile Software Development Series) by Mitch Lacey July 9 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcom Gladwell Aug 13 The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford Sep 10 Best Business: The Agile PMO - Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office, a practical guide... by Michael Nir Oct 8 Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban by Henrik Kniberg Nov 12 Speaker’s Choice Speaker’s Choice: the book club will select a book by a program speaker TONIGHT TONIGHT - After the Dinner Meeting: Book Information Session @ Membership Table

24 NEW: BOOK REVIEWS FOR PDUs !!! Review a Book and Receive PDUs! Choose a Book Write a Review within 45 days Receive up to 10 PDUs Visit our Membership Table at a Chapter Dinner Meeting for book selections and DETAILS … Benefits to Reviewer: Free book to keep for your personal library Up to 10 PDUs, based on one PDU per hour for reading book and preparing review Visibility on KC Mid America Chapter Website when book review is published Benefits to Chapter: Service to chapter members, including free books and new way to earn PDUs at no cost Goodwill from chapter members who receive free books and PDUs Chapter visibility when people come to our website to read reviews Benefits of Internet Exposure: Honest but Positive Reviews Positive relations with authors and publishers of the books, who like the publicity when positive book reviews are published Positive visibility within PMI KC- Mid America Chapter and across the Internet! 24

25 KCPMI CHAPTER BANNER What’s New…  NEW Chapter Banner  For use in building our identity at upcoming Events  Look for it at upcoming events! 25

26 NEW HONOR The KC Mid America Chapter of PMI will be receiving the Professional Partner of the Year Award from the Kansas City Chapter of the DeVry and Keller Alumni Association on May 17 th at their Annual Alumni Awards Banquet. The Professional Partner of the Year Award recognizes an organization that has shown tremendous support of the University’s academic programs, students, and alumni. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CHAPTER! 26

27 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH WINNERS 27 Questions? Contact February Tonya Woods – Programs Team March Srik Ravikanti – Webmaster Congratulations! We appreciate all you do to serve chapter members.

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