May 2014 Chapter Meeting - Bootstrapping Your PMO With PMI Standards

The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of the PMI Chapter is pleased to welcome

Andy Burns


Bootstrapping Your PMO With PMI Standards

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

5:30p - 8:00p

Abstract: Bootstrapping Your PMO with PMI Standards


In May we welcome one of our chapter champions, Andy Burns as our keynote speaker.  He will be sharing “Bootstrapping your PMO with PMI Standards”.   Andy’s light hearted approach is geared to helping us leverage the repository of PMI to meet the needs of our programs and portfolios.  



Professional Development Day - Spring 2014

April 9th, 2014 is Dayton PMI Chapter’s Spring Professional Development Day. Need Professional Development Units in a hurry? Our daylong Professional Development Day (PDD) is about Communication Power for Leaders!

Date: April 9, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Early Registration Bonus Webinar (1 PDU) March 28, 2014 12:00p.m - 1:00p.m. EST. NOTE: if you register after the March 28 date, you can still get the recorded version of the webinar to get the PDU!!

Post Event Bonus Webinar (1 PDU) Time/Date TBD by group attending event


Sinclair Community College, Room 12116
Sinclair Community College, Room 12116
301 W. Fourth Street
Dayton, OH 45402


Registrants get the full 8 hour day plus a 1 hour PDU Webinar before the event. All registrants can attend a bonus 1 hour PDU webinar follow-up post PD Day. Registrants can earn 10 PDUs for the entire event!

Registration ends April 7, 2014 at midnight!

Dayton PMI Members: $250 for full day (8 PDUs)

NonMembers: $280 for full day (8 PDUs)

Online Registration

NOTE: Please make sure to login (in the top right corner of the site) to receive the member discount! 

Space Limit: 55 seats

Presentation: Communication Power for Leaders



Skip Weisman, The Leadership & Workplace Communication Expert, spent the first 20-years of his career serving as CEO for five different professional baseball franchises, during which time he and his team’s were honored with one “Executive of the Year Award,“ one “Organization of the Year Award” and one league championship.

Since 2001 Skip has been working with organizational leaders, and their teams, to create high-performance results by transforming interpersonal communication skills.

Since 2011 and the release of his signature white paper report, The 7 Deadliest Sins of Leadership & Workplace Communication, he has presented to more than 10,000 people at national and international conferences for the Project Management Institute, The Society for Human Resource Management and many business and trade organizations across the United States and Canada.

For more details on Skip, go to:  http://www.skipweismanspeaks.com/about-skip/




This interactive session introduces powerful communication concepts that allow project managers to thrive by focusing on how to communicate to influence at any level, at any time. Participants will be engaged in group activities that offer powerful learning opportunities providing immediately applicable skills.

Specific learning objectives for this session include:

  • The 7 biggest communication miscues and habits project managers allow to get in their way.
  • The 7 most critical interpersonal communication skills of the most impactful and influential leaders.
  • The 2 critical components most project managers ignore when trying to communicate to influence.
  • How to develop the 2 critical components and apply them to specific situations.
  • “The 4 Project Conversations” and why 75% of them keep projects stuck, behind schedule and over budget and what to do about it.
  • Two potential ways to influence and the one that makes the difference every time.
  • 3 power beliefs of high-influence communicators
  • A “communicate to influence” model that be applied to any situation.
  • Specific language and scripting to apply to any influencing situation.
  • Assessment of present “sphere of influence” with specific strategies to apply for each.
  • Strategies to create a project team of “high-influence” communication all around.
  • Role playing real-time influencing conversations to immediate application.


Program Level:

  • Senior Executives
  • Project Managers
  • Project Teams
  • Mid-Level Managers
  • Entry level managers
  • Frontline employees or anyone else impacted by “interpersonal communication” in the workplace (or their personal life)
  • Pre-program registration launch promotional preview webinar (PDU opportunity)
  • Post-program follow up Q&A Coaching webinar offered to all registrants as a way to increase the program tuition by offering added value for the event and an additional PDU.


Professional Development Units: All attendees will earn eight (8) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for the all day session, plus the opportunity to attend two bonus webinars for 1 additional PDU for each webinar

Spring 2014 PMP Prep - Volunteers Needed!

The Dayton Miami Valley PMI chapter Fall Course will be taught over five Saturdays starting March 1st and ending on March 29th 2014.  We are looking for volunteers to help make the PMP Preparation Examination Course successful. There are critical roles/positions we need filled and would like YOU to volunteer. It’s a fun and easy way to earn PDUs and help your fellow project managers earn their certification.

If you are interested in joining the PMP Exam Prep team, please respond by Friday February 21st, 2014. State the role assignment(s) you want to be considered for (in order of your preference) and the email address you would like the team to use. If you wish to teach or shadow, please also let me know which class (classes identified below – subject to change). If you have already sent an email expressing your interest, please respond again. Also, if you know someone else who would be interested, please forward this email to them and copy me.

If you have shadowed before but have not taught – please consider teaching!!

NOTE: You will be required to sign an agreement stating you have read the job description for your role and that you will fulfill that role or find a replacement if you cannot attend.

The team needs at least 43 volunteers to cover the various assignments.  These are the critical positions to be filled:



Class Instructors (14)

Review and enhance presentation material for their subject and teach one subject on one Saturday

Class Shadows (14 or more)

Learn how to teach a subject, help facilitate a Saturday session and summarize class evaluations. There can be more than one shadow for each session.

Purchasing Manager (1)

Manage procurement and purcahasing of all course materials

Purchasing Assistant (1)

Assists in managing procurement and purcahasing of all course materials

Game Manager (1)

Lead setup of review question and answer games for each of the 5 Saturday Sessions, host several and train team

Game Assistant (2 or more)

Assists with setup of review question and answer associated witht the games for each of the 5 Saturday Sessions and hosts on or more sessions

Publishing Manager (1)

Manage editorial and publishing process for all presentation materials

Publishing Assistant (2 or more)

Assists in managing editorial and publishing process for all presentation materials

Session Manager (5)

Manage an entire Saturday session

Course Director (1)

Plan and direct entire project to setup and deliver course

Course Assistant (1 or more)

Assists in planngn and directing the entire project from setup to deliver of course materials

We will be using the 5th Edition for conducting the course. Many of the sessions have been updated for the 5th Edition changes. If you have not already reviewed the new PMBOK 5th Edition, I recommend you do so ASAP. It will provide you insights into the 5th Edition changes that are very valuable. Appendix X1 provides a section by section detailed explanation of the changes. A separate team has been formed to build the new material that will be used in the course. However, all instructors, shadows, etc. will still need to be responsible for the material being presented at each session.

Thank you and I’m looking forward to a great course!

Larry Sweeney

VP Certification

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PMP/CAPM Certification Exam Review Course - Spring 2014


PMP/CAPM Certification Exam Review Course –Spring 2014

Do you need to take the PMP or CAPM certification exam?  If so, we recommend all PMP/CAPM applicants take advantage of the excellent PMP Exam Prep Course offered by the PMI Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter. If you know someone else who could benefit from this training, please forward this information to them. Please sign up immediately as slots are filling up rapidly and we can only accommodate a limited number of students for this session.


This hands-on PMP Certification prep course concentrates on exam content from the New Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), 5th Edition, plus other sources. The course features 35 hours of accredited class room training taught by certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). It is supplemented with detailed presentation materials and a wide variety of proven learning tools, study aids, practice tests and a treasure trove of tips and techniques.  The course prepares students to pass the Exam when augmented with additional outside study.  It also helps students become the best Project Manager they can be.


The 35 hours of class time will be taught over five Saturdays starting March 29th , April 12th, April 26th, May 3rd, and ending on May 10th. Note: These are new dates. The course has been rescheduled. Please mark your calendars appropriately. All classes are scheduled on Saturdays. There will be no class on April 5th or April 19th.


Fee for this course is only $698 for PMI Dayton Chapter members and $850 for non-members.  When compared to commercial providers, you will find that the chapter’s fee is less than half the going rate and no travel or lodging expenses are needed.  The course fee provides each student with the following: 

  • Tuition for 5 full days of training
  • Copy of PMBOK® Fifth Edition
  • Study Aids (Rita Mulcahy, PMI Q&A, Practice Questions, etc.)
  • Hardcopy of all Presentation Materials
  • Free Parking
  • Food (Continental Breakfast, Hot Lunch and Snacks during breaks



No formal prerequisites exist. Anyone can attend.  We do suggest, however, that prior to registering for this course, all class attendees become a member of PMI and the Dayton Ohio Chapter. The cost to join is only $154.  If you are a member, PMI will give you a $150 credit toward your exam fee plus the cost of this course is $152 less.  You get all the benefits of being a member and save $302. If you currently are not a member, simply go to the website: http://www.pmi.org/Pages/default.aspx and click on “Become a Member” > Individual / Chapter / United States / Ohio / Dayton/Miami Valley, Ohio Chapter and join our local Chapter.


All classes are held at Sinclair Community College, Building 12, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460


9:00am to 5:00pm each Saturday, with 7 hours of training, two 15 minute breaks and 60 minutes for lunch.  A Continental Breakfast is available starting at 8:30am



Registration is now open and will close 3/28/2014.  Class size is limited to 36 students. The course tends to fill up so we suggest you register early. 

Please note that while the "Pay Later" and "Pay at the Door" options displays for this event, these are not options that should be selected when registering for this event. In order to hold your seat for this event, you must complete payment at the time of registering for the event. Please ensure you select the PayPal option when prompted.

If you do not select the PayPal option, you will be contacted to make payment and your seat will not be held until we have received your payment. Thank you for your cooperation.



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