The Leader
Jun. 24, 2014

2014 PMI OVOC Symposium Call for Speakers

PMI OVOC welcomes speakers to take part and get involved in the most exciting chapter event of the year. Gain market visibility in the PM community as a Symposium or Workshop guest speaker. More

PMI OVOC 1st Website Upgrade: Rescheduled for June 27-28, 2014

The PMI OVOC Website is about to have the first of two upgrades. The first upgrade is scheduled for overnight June 27-28th and will mean the site will be offline for about 3 hours starting at 1:00 am. We will be spending the day Saturday making sure everything is ok after the upgrade. This upgrade will include two new features of interest to the membership:

Single sign-on: As OVOC members you will no longer be required to use a separate set of user ids and passwords for and your PMI id and password for the website. Your PMI login id login will be used for both.

Responsive Website: the new website engine will automatically scale the website for all of your devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone) and their varying screen sizes and resolutions.

The second upgrade which has yet to be scheduled will include changes to the site format and content. Stay tuned for more news!More

2014 Symposium Early Bird Registration Draw

Register by July 11, 2014 and your name will be entered into an Early-Bird Registration draw for a "TABLET." That's right! One lucky registrant will win a TABLET! For more information about event details and registration, please click here. More

PMI OVOC Volunteer Opportunities

PMI OVOC continually works to enhance existing programs and build new ones for the benefit of our members. We are fortunate to have many capable and motivated members supporting the chapter as volunteers. There are many exciting opportunities to contribute and we welcome you to join our team to take an active role in supporting our mission to promote project management.

We currently have several open positions for Marketing and Social Media. For a detailed list of our volunteer opportunities, please click here. More

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