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OVOC Board Election: Nominations needed

(Deadline: Feb. 6, 2015)

There are four Director positions open this year. This offers an excellent opportunity to shape and participate in the future of OVOC as well as meet and network with industry, government, and academic professionals involved in our program management community.

If you are interested or wish to nominate someone, please contact Colette Martin, Chair, 2015 OVOC Elections Committee, at Elections@pmiovoc.org.

For more information, click here for the 2015 elections webpage.
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 Upcoming Events

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PMI OVOC Kingston Seminar

TOPIC: "All about PMP Certification and how to get it"
Jan 15, 2015
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PMI OVOC Winter 5-Day PMP Prep
Jan 19-23, 2015
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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar

TOPIC: "Beyond Soft Skills — New Business Skills for Growth and Expansion"
SPEAKER: Angela Cheng
Jan 28, 2014
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PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar

TOPIC: "Part 2 — Revealing the secrets of exceptional leadership at the workplace"
SPEAKER: Sam Halwani
Jan 31, 2015
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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar

TOPIC: "The Governance of Major Public Infrastructure Projects in Quebec"
SPEAKER: Maude Brunet

Feb 18, 2015
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PMI website's technical issues

Some recent technical issues with links from the volunteer and the elections pages on the website may have resulted in emails submitted through the website being lost. If you did send any emails, and did not get a response, please email directly either volunteer-program-manager@pmiovoc.org, elections@pmiovoc.org or marketing@pmiovoc.org.

Thank you for your understanding.

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PMI OVOC Kingston Seminar: 'All About PMP Certification and How to Get it'

Kick off 2015 by attending this free Networking Seminar in Kingston. Learn all about PMP Certification and get all your questions answered. Al Carl, Director of Professional Development will review the requirements to be eligible to write the PMP exam, provide some insight on how to prepare for the exam, and review what services are available from PMI OVOC to support Project Managers preparing for the PMP Exam.

Click here to Learn More/Register.

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PMI OVOC PMP Winter 5-Day Prep: Jan. 19 - 23, 2015

Join the OVOC's first Exam Prep course for 2015 offered in the popular format of five days. All OVOC courses provide the minimum requirement for 35 contact hours of training. As part of these courses, the OVOC makes available a 10 week subscription to online exam questions and detailed solutions. Subscription extensions are available by contacting the PMI Registrar (registrar@pmiovoc.org).

To help ensure your goal of successfully passing the exam, the OVOC now offers a "Guarantee." If you are unsuccessful on the exam, the OVOC will reimburse you the value of the exam retake(s) up to the three exams allowed by PMI Global. However you must retake the exam within the timelines and provide additional information as identified in the detailed description of the terms and conditions, outlined on the PMI OVOC website at the link below.

To view the 2015 PMP Prep course schedule, and to check out more advantages to joining the OVOC courses, click here.

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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar — Jan. 28, 2015: 'Beyond Soft Skills — New Business Skills for Growth and Expansion'

Our Presenter, Angela Cheng, will provide an overview of the seven skills that can be used for transformation and expansion. The application of respect and appreciation, learning to apply less judgment, of becoming less rigid… these are some examples of what lies "Beyond Soft Skills."

Register now for this exciting seminar to meet and hear Angela speak.

Angela is passionate about becoming more conscious in everyday life, and has dedicated herself for the last 17 years to uncovering a set of skills she believes are keys to living more expansively.

Click here to Learn More/Register.

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Volunteers welcome

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 opportunities to contribute and we welcome you to join our team to take an active role in supporting our mission to promote project management.

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

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