12th Annual PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter
Professional Development Day
Friday, October 11, 2019
Theme: Honoring Our Foundation, Leading the Way into the Future
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
A very special PMI 50th Anniversary celebration will be offered to all the attendees during the PDD this year.
Join us and get surprised!
This one-day program will enhance your project management skills and knowledge.
Early-bird rates until September 15th, 2019 11:59pm:
$129 Full Time Students — If you are also a chapter member, do not log in as a member, just enter "2019_PDD_Student" in the Coupon field in the Payment Section when you register to receive the discounted price. Note you must show your current student ID at the event.
$199 Eastern Iowa Chapter Members
Regular rates after September 16th, 2019, ends October 6th, 2019 at 11:59pm:
$149 Full Time Students — If you are also a chapter member, do not log in as a member, just enter "2019_PDD_Student" in the Coupon field in the Payment Section when you register to receive the discounted price. Note you must show your current student ID at the event.
$219 Eastern Iowa Chapter Members
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Morning Keynote Speaker - Michael Veltri
Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Nationwide Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices.
From ancient Japanese warriors to brain science, from business titans to academic research, Michael tapped wide-ranging resources to develop a groundbreaking model for better decision making that leads to exponential leadership growth and peak performance with balance, not burnout. Simple, elegant, and effective, Michael's approach has positively impacted some of the world’s most successful organizations, brands, and leaders.
Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his business savvy, martial arts discipline, and Marine Corps leadership to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.
Check out Michael Veltri's promotional video here.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker - Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D.
Ken Brown is Ralph L. Sheets Professor of Management and Associate Dean in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He also holds a complimentary appointment in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa. Brown has served as a Fulbright Specialist at Seoul National University and a visiting professor at Monash and Deakin Universities in Melbourne, Australia. He received a B.S. from University of Maryland College Park (1993) and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University (1999).
Ken has published numerous articles related to management learning and leadership. His articles have appeared in leading management journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, and Decision Science. He edited the Cambridge Handbook for Workplace Training and Employee Development, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. He is an elected fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and Association of Psychological Science.
Ken has won numerous teaching awards including the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, which represents the highest level of achievement in teaching given at the University of Iowa. His Great Courses lectures on “Influence: Mastering Life’s Greatest Skill” have been sold all over the world. His textbook (coauthored with Greg Stewart) is published by Wiley and is titled, “Human Resource Management: Linking Strategy to Practice.” Ken also consults with both for-profit and non-profit organizations on strategic planning and the strategic use of employee learning and development.
Morning and Afternoon Breakout Session Speaker - Leo Bertling, PMP
Leo Bertling has been PMP since Jan. 1997 and is a longtime member of the Eastern Iowa PMI chapter. He is currently employed by Pearson as a Manager in the Forecasting and Planning Group heading a database tools development team.His background which includes writing technical documentation, designing and conducting training classes, installation planning, onsite/telephone support for field techs and sales staff, flight training and search and rescue incident management.
Morning and Afternoon Breakout Session Speaker - Michael Perdunn, PMP
Michael Perdunn is a project manager, teacher, and speaker. He is leading OPPD's cybersecurity team through the vital job of protecting Omaha's electrical grid. Michael also consults with local companies on their cyber security effectiveness, facilitates training and development programs in project management, change management and team building, and is an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
He earned a Master’s degree in Communications as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certifications.
Outside of work, Michael is active in the community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children in the child welfare system. Growing up in the UK, Michael became an avid soccer fan and still plays and coaches whenever he gets the chance.
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We are looking for volunteers for our Professional Development Day! If you'd like to volunteer, please fill out this form.
Here is the latest info from PMI as of 8/29/19.
In April, we announced a significant change to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam, originally scheduled to take place 15 December 2019.
Over the last several months, chapter leaders and other stakeholders have communicated that more time is needed to prepare for this change. With that in mind…
The PMP exam is now changing 30 June 2020. You have six additional months to prepare your curriculum.
The last day for candidates to take the current exam will be 30 June. Starting on 1 July 2020, the PMP exam will reflect new exam content.
- PMP®Exam Content Outline Reflects Diverse Skills and Approaches to Project Management
Project management practitioners need more diverse skills and approaches to deliver outcomes and value to their organizations more than ever before. Our future-proof PMP®exam has arrived, with content to ensure our credential remains relevant to project management practitioners’ ways of working. Expect to see the following:
- ·More approaches to delivering outcomes. The exam will cover both predictive (~50%) and agile/hybrid (~50%) approaches to project management.
- ·Domains aligned to real-life practices. The number of domains will be reduced from five to three, which include People, Process, and Business Environment. Specific project management approaches will not be aligned to individual domains but will be incorporated throughout the exam.
PMI recognizes the need to support chapters in transforming their content to prepare candidates to succeed on this new exam, beginning with a revised Exam Content Outline (ECO). We are committed to sharing ongoing updates and additional information to support you in this journey, including new resources to help align existing content around the new exam, and identify gaps in content development.
- Exciting Updates for Existing and Prospective CAPMs
Our CAPM®will also see changes to better serve our customers on their career journeys. The changes, scheduled to go live inAugust of 2019, are designed to streamline the application process and create a powerful path from the CAPM to the PMP by allowing the CAPM to fulfill an existing education requirement. Learn more about the changes located in the Chapter & R.E.P. Update Center.
- PMI Delivers on Promise with Standards and Body of Knowledge Updates
Leveraging a collaborative approach with our stakeholders, PMI will be adapting both The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)– Seventh Edition to include the entire value delivery landscape of project management, recognizing that practitioners can use a broad range of methods and approaches, from traditional to cutting-edge, to deliver outcomes. Learn more about a volunteer opportunity to participate in the Development Committee or Review Team or just stay informed.
We are confident that changes like these will improve the customer experience and ensure that we are providing unparalleled value to our stakeholders over the course of their careers. To stay informed, please bookmark and periodically check the Chapter & R.E.P. Update Center as new information becomes available.
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter has partnered with PM Master Prep and we are offering the new PMP Live Online class to our Eastern Iowa Chapter Members!
Are you or your coworkers wanting to ace the PMP exam in 12 weeks without rote memorization from the comfort of your home BEFORE the PMP exam changes on Dec 15th!
PM Master Prep offers ongoing classes as well. Here is the flyer!
The classes defined so far are:
12-Week Guided PMP Training - Sept. 7th 2019 - Nov. 30th 2019, 8:00 am CST - 11:00 am CST (3 hours) every Saturday
12-Week Guided PMP Training - Dec. 7th 2019 - Feb. 29th 2020, 8:00 am CST - 11:00 am CST (3 hours) every Saturday
12-Week Guided PMP Training - Mar. 3rd 2020 - May 30th 2020, 8:00 am CST - 11:00 am CST (3 hours) every Saturday
12-Week Guided PMP Training - June 6th 2020 - Aug. 8th 2020, 8:00 am CST - 11:00 am CST (3 hours) every Saturday
12-Week Guided PMP Training - Sept. 9th 2020 - Nov. 28th 2020, 8:00 am CST - 11:00 am CST (3 hours) every Saturday
The PM Master Prep has already offered this to other PMI chapters such as San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Metrolina Chapter, Nuevo Leon Chapter and Northen Utah Chapter.
- Course Cost:
Non-member = $2,393
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Member = $895 (63% off)
- Course Structure: 12-week Live-Online Training (PLUS Weekly Live-Online Tutoring, Lifetime Access to PMP Success Masterclass eCourse, 1403 question simulator, and Online Study Resources)
- Course Dates: the next one is: September 7th – Nov 30th
- Project Management Education Hours: 35 hours
- Course Description:
o Best-Selling PMP author Scott Payne has created an easier and more logical way to study for the PMP exam. Instead of the traditional memorization focused PMP course, this course makes learning easier by teaching in the flow of a real project AND providing you Focused PMP Tutoring Sessions Weekly.
The course eliminates all PMP confusion by following Scott’s custom life-like case story of a Project Manager completing a real PMP project.
To fit your busy schedule the course will consist of focused three-hour training sessionsconducted live-online on 12 consecutive Saturdays (instant access from your home computer).
You also receive Scott’s best-selling PMP book, training slides, and a weekly workbook. The workbook builds your skills methodically by focusing your study on the exact PMP subjects you must know in a step-by-step process.
As a SPECIAL SUPPORT BONUS, Scott is providing every PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter Member registered with LIFETIME access to his PMP Exam Masterclass eCourse (150 training videos), 1403 question PMP exam simulator, Speed Study Tools, and PMP Shortcut Secrets Video Series.
The first class starts on September 7th; this allows you to get your PMP before the end of the year (the PMP exam changes on December 15th!).
Take advantage of 63% off the original price for all PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter members
Use the code “EasternIowa”
(Original cost: $2393, Eastern Iowa Member Price: $895)
- Every Student Receives:
o 12 weeks of Live-Online Instruction from Scott Payne (3 hours per week)
o 3 classroom support books
- §Best-selling PMP Exam Master Prep Manual
- §12 Week PMP Study Sprint Workbook
- §PMP training slides
o PMP Success Masterclass eCourse (150 training videos)
o Online Speed Study Tools
o PMP Shortcut Secrets Videos
o Live-Online Coaching EVERY week to answer YOUR questions!
How to Register: First we will need to validate your membership. Please fill out this form as the first step. One of our leadership team members will validate and will get back to you within 3 business days. Once your membership with Eastern Iowa Chapter is current, then we will provide you with the registration link and discount code so you will pay $895 instead of $2,393.
November 14th, 2019 Chapter Meeting
Program: More Effective Leadership through Solid Goal Setting
Description: This interactive program will review the lastest New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson about establishing short concise goals to maximize the communications between managers and employes and effecitive techniques to follow up on those goals.
Talent Triangle: Leadership
Presenter: Lisa Persels, PMP
Lisa holds a BA from the University of Iowa in English with a Communications minor and a Master's in Business Administration from Colorado Christian University.
She is a Senior Client Relations Analyst at General Dynamics Information Technology supporting the Contact Center Operations (CCO) which includes both Medicare and Marketplace contracts. Lisa became a certified Project Management Professional in November 2015 and is an Advanced Communicator and Leader in Toastmasters International.
Location: Comfort Inn & Suites Airport CID, 710 America Drive, SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Chapter Members: $13.00
Check in 7:15 AM
Program begins 7:30 AM
Program ends 9:00 AM
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You are encouraged to bring your business cards with you if you have them!
Pre-registration Expires: 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, November 11th
Cancellation/Refund: Cancellations must be received by 11:45 AM CT on Wednesday, November 13th to avoid being charged as a no-show for this chapter event.
To obtain a refund for a cancellation made before the deadline, send a request to the VP of Finance, Please note your name, event, event date, and payment amount in your e-mail.
Please note that since September 2018, due to PMI process change in reporting PDUs, we will not be reporting PDUs on behalf of members for Chapter Meetings. The members will have to claim on their own manually. We still plan to do for Yearly Professional Development Day (PDD). Please refer to the link for more info.
PMI Educational Foundation's Eastern Iowa Chapter's scholarship has been given to Joshua Beck.Thank you for the PMI members' support and congratulations to Joshua! PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter is delighted to introduce you to our mobile app! You can check on our monthly chapter meetings and the annual PDD, and register for them the same way you would on your computer.Just go to your app store for iOS or Android and download "mypmichapter", and start connecting!Testimonial from one of our leadership team members: "Super easy to set up. I really like being able to pull up chapter meeting location, time, date information in an app instead of having to copy it to my calendar or looking it up on the web day of the event. Kudos!"
Membership News - September 2019
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter welcomes our new members!
Julie Oriano, Stanley Consultants
Connie Snitker, Mercy Medical Center
Wenting Wu, ESP International
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter welcomes our new PMPs!
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