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PMI OVOC Quarterly Volunteer Recognition Award Winner

Congratulations to Connie Hart — our Quarterly Volunteer Recognition Winner for January 2015!

Click here for Connie's bio and get details about the Quarterly Volunteer Recognition program on the PMI-OVOC Website.
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 Upcoming Events

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PMI OVOC March 5-Day PMP Prep

Mar 9 – Mar 13, 2015
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PMI OVOC Kingston Seminar

TOPIC: "The Sixteen Principles of Portfolio Management"
SPEAKER: Gary Scherling
Mar 12, 2015
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PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar

TOPIC: "Unleashing the Leader within the Project Manager"
SPEAKER: Su Soloway
Mar 28, 2015
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PMI OVOC Election News

The board has completed reviewing the candidates and are contacting them directly with the next steps. Look for an announcement next week.
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PMI OVOC 30th Anniversary Giveaways

The PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter can trace its beginnings to 1984, when Don Chutter proposed creating a new PMI Chapter to PMI members in and around the National Capital Region. The Chapter was officially chartered by PMI in 1985. More details are on our website under "About Us."

The most important factor in the success of PMI OVOC over the last 30 years? You, our members. In recognition of your contributions, we are holding a giveaway at every PMI OVOC event for the remainder of 2015. Every attendee at our events in Ottawa and/or Kingston will be eligible to win a $50 pre-paid Visa or Mastercard. Draws will be made at the events and you must be present to win. This is just one of the ways we will recognize our 30th anniversary. Keep watching our newsletter and our website for more information.

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PMI OVOC 5-Day PMP Exam Prep: March 9 - 13, 2015

Consider some of the advantages of joining one of our PMP Exam Prep courses — Our Guarantee, 10-week subscription of online practice exams for self-testing and Study Group Sessions led by one of our Instructors. To view the 2015 PMP Prep course schedule, click here.

Click here to Learn More/Register for the March 9-13 PMP Exam Prep Course.

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PMI OVOC ABM 2015: Save the Date!

On May 7, 2015, OVOC will hold their Annual ABM and Dinner!

Registration will open after the elections are complete.

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PMI OVOC 2015 Symposium: Save the Date!

This year's Symposium/Workshops will be held at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, Oct. 13-15, 2015. Once again we will have:
• Inspiring keynote speakers
• A program filled with over a dozen professional speakers
• Up to 20 registered PDUs for certified PMPs
• Delicious buffet style meals and coffee breaks
• Networking with fellow project managers and PMI OVOC members
• Various door prizes and gift bags

Note: The Call for Speakers will be released by the end of March.

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PMI OVOC 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 exciting 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.

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, you can contact volunteer@pmiovoc.org.

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