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The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI chapter C191) is a dynamic organization of Professional Project Managers dedicated to serving the Ohio community through the advancement of project management.  In association with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Dayton / Miami Valley Chapter's mission is to:

  • Promote the profession of Project Management, practicing in a variety of applications, industries and organizations
  • Promote the principles of Project Management
  • Share project experiences
  • Promote project management certification and training
  • Provide opportunities for professional development


Professional Development Day - April 8, 2016

Effective Decision Making

 Program Overview

Stripped down to its essentials, projects are about one thing – making decisions that impact time, cost and quality. What does it take to make effective decisions? Project managers and project teams are constantly making decisions, but few examine the process and assess the quality of their decisions. In today's business environment, the impact of a poorly made decision on a project can be costly. On the other hand, a great decision can produce results that will move a project forward. This one-day program focuses on helping participants learn and apply a proven process for making effective decisions through the use of group exercises, real-world examples and a team case study to help participants analyze and improve their decision-making skills. We’ll also discuss some of the hidden traps to avoid when making decisions.

 Learning Objectives

  •   Four styles of decision making and when to use them.
  •   The important elements of an effective decision making process.
  •   How to decide who should decide.
  •   How to apply a six-step decision making process.
  •   Tools and techniques that facilitate decision making.
  •   How to determine the "Return on Decision".
  •   How to "sell" your decision to others.
  •   How to lead others through a decision making process.
  •   Six common decision making traps to avoid.


 This class is worth 7 PDU’s 

 Join us on Friday, April 8, 2016 for this informative event to learn about making better decisions as an individual and as a project team leader.

 The event hours are:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Morning Break and Afternoon Break

Lunch on your OWN from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

There is a cafeteria at UD and maps to many restaurants in within 1 mile of the River Campus 

 This event will be held at the University of Dayton River Campus (former NCR World headquarters) at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd, which is located across from Carrillon Park.

 Event attendance is limited to first 25 people who register for the class.  The event will NOT be open to walk-ins the day of the event. 


Chapter members: 

February 1, 2016  – February 12, 2016  $175

Feb 13, 2016 – March 15, 2016  $190

March 16, 2016 – March 31, 2016  $210


Non- Chapter Member:

February 1, 2016  – February 12, 2016  $190

Feb 13, 2016 – March 15, 2016  $205

March 16, 2016 – March 31, 2016  $220

 Facilitator Bob Jewell is President of the Omega Leadership Group LLC, a consulting/training organization he founded in 2000. Bob’s thirty years of hands-on leadership experience ranging from engineering to senior executive responsibilities combined with his facilitation and communication skills creates a dynamic, real-world learning environment. His work has earned the respect of clients such as Toyota, Federal Express, General Electric, Cleveland Clinic, Sherwin-Williams and Ohio National Financial Services as well as participants in the executive education programs at Kent State, Dayton, and Miami Universities. Bob has a degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University and is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. He is also the author of the soon to be published book “Pursuing Project Excellence: Six Ideas to Improve Your Projects”.

Leadership Excellence Course | Dayton | April 5-7

PMI registered education provider, Academy Leadership, is bringing their intensive three-day leadership workshop back to Dayton this April. Completing the course will net 36 PDUs from PMI.

The Leadership Excellence Course empowers project leaders with new skills and a contemporary leadership perspective. Thousands of corporate managers have graduated as confident, productive, and effective leaders. Make a difference in your professional life this spring. Course includes 3-day workshop, continental breakfast and lunch each day, and one-on-one follow-on executive coaching to keep you focused on improvement.

Mark the dates: April 5 - 7, 2016


Special Discount: PMI Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter members receive a $400 discount. Use this discount code during registration: PMIDAY

PMI Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter members who took the course last fall had this to say:

The best course I have had on leadership/management, very personal, and really taught me a lot.

“I came out a different person. There was huge value added. I'm more relaxed about my leadership style.”

“Intensive 3-day course on the facets of leadership and the actions you can take to become a better leader.”

“Informative, enlightening, fun!”

Class sizes are strictly limited, so act soon!



Phone: 719-337-0521


The Academy Leadership Advantage

The Leadership Excellence Course in Dayton will be led by Steve Alltop and Bob Mason, leadership trainers with decades of military and corporate experience. They are Affiliates of Academy Leadership LLC, a nation-wide organization of leadership development trainers, all of whom have experience in both the military and the business worlds. Through its network of leadership training experts, Academy Leadership offers open-enrollment and private in-house training programs throughout the United States and in some international markets.

The creation of a group of West Point and Naval Academy graduates who became successful business leaders following their military careers, Academy Leadership seeks to convert managers at all levels into passionate leaders who create a positive, enthusiastic, and supportive environment in which their team members can be successful. The methods used are based on service academy leadership development programs combined with today's successful corporate leadership philosophies, resulting in corporate and individual leadership training programs that produce results.

Volunteers Needed - Miami Valley TechFest 2016

Volunteers Needed 

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Miami Valley TechFestTM 2016

The Fourteenth Annual Affiliate Societies Council (ASC) TechFestTM 2016 will be held at  Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and  14. Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event.

January Package and deliver flyers for delivery to over 400 schools in Miami Valley. Specific dates for packaging and delivery to be negotiated after January 14.  Advocate for TechFest at your local school building or school district.  Choose your school.  Schedule your own time for phone calls or visits.  

February 9-12  Package door prizes or assemble handout bags with programs and maps. 

February 13-14  (Sat 10-6) (Sun 11-5) Greet youth and their parents, register youth and handout program bags, enter registration data, hand-out door prize, support speakers.  Serve as PM Wizards in the chapter hands-on exhibit on the fundamentals of project management. 

After TechFest :Later February  Compile data and analyze post project data and lessons learned.

Volunteer Registration is on EventBrite  URL  Password:  TechFest_2016. Free volunteer tickets are in 2 hour blocks.  “Buy” what you want.  All tasks are defined in detail and you will receive a ticket with instructions.   Certificate of participation will be sent after TechFest. 

Go to for more information about TechFest. Invite all youth k-12 and their parents.  I

For assistance Call Lyle Lockwood937.613.3645 or send e-mail