The Leader
Oct. 14, 2014

2014 National Capital Project Management Symposium: Beyond Gantt — the Four P's of success

The Symposium starts today, Oct. 14th! Onsite check in and hot breakfast starts at 7:00 am. Opening Ceremonies start at 8:00 a.m.

Missed registration? We welcome you to walk-in and register on-site.

There's lots of free parking at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre at the Hampton Inn Hotel (previously the Hampton Inn & Conference Centre)

For Symposium information please click here.More

PMI OVOC Kingston Networking Event: Join us for this complementary Meet and Greet

Date: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Time: 5:30- 9:00 p.m.
Location: Kingston Brew Pub — upstairs — 34 Clarence Street, Kingston


This is a networking event where you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the Kingston program for future events.

All Project Management Professionals and those wanting to learn more about project management are welcome!

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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar: Oct. 29, 2014: 'Networking to Advance Your Career'

This session will cause you to think about your current professional network and how to grow it. We will present practical strategies for overcoming networking inertia and establish momentum toward moving your career forward. Our presenter, Kevin Schafer is a Career and Leadership Coach, founder of Cardinal Career Management Services, and an Ambassador for Career Professionals of Canada. He has worked in the Career Management field for 10 years, helping over 500 clients — from executives to students, spanning all industry sectors.

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2014 Membership Survey

Your membership in the PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter is very important in continuing to make this Chapter a vibrant and dynamic organization in the support of Project Management in the National Capital Region. The Chapter strives to provide the best services for your membership and your feedback is very much appreciated.

We are asking you, our members, for only two minutes of your valuable time to complete a survey with regards to your satisfaction with services received from PMI OVOC and how they can be enhanced. Please take the time to provide your feedback.

The survey can be accessed via the Members Only PMI OVOC site (scroll to the bottom of the main page) or by accessing the link below (you will be prompted for your PMI OVOC Members Only log-on credentials). More

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PMI OVOC volunteer opportunities

Members — join the volunteer team and start earning PDUs, enhancing your skill development and of course, having fun!

Click on the open positions below to learn details:

170a - Social Media Content Manager
189 - PR and Marketing SME
190 - Marketing Lead

To learn more about the PMI OVOC Volunteer Program, click here. More

The state of project management in 2014
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