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PMI OVOC thanks Algonquin Corporate Training

Algonquin Corporate Training is one of the key sponsors for PMI OVOC and the National Capital Symposium for a number of years. Algonquin College Corporate Training supports the success goals of individuals and organizations across a broad spectrum of disciplines including project management, business analysis, leadership and communications, and is a PMI® Global Registered Education Provider. This year, as a "Project Sponsor," Algonquin Corporate Training is an advertiser for the Leader, our weekly newsletter, and is providing meeting facilities for our Board meeting.

The PMI OVOC board of directors appreciates their support, and asks our members to visit our Project Sponsor by clicking here.
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 Upcoming Events

Event Date More Information

PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar

TOPIC: "Unleashing the Leader within the Project Manager" (condensed version)
"Project Approval within the Federal Government"
SPEAKERS: Su Soloway & Catherine Ella
Mar 25, 2015
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PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar

TOPIC: "Unleashing the Leader within the Project Manager" (extended version)
SPEAKER: Su Soloway & Catherine Ella
Mar 28, 2015
Details

PMI OVOC May 5-Day PMP Prep
May 4-8, 2015
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PMI OVOC May ABM & Dinner

May 7, 2015
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PMI OVOC 2015 ABM registration now open

Reserve your seat for the 2015 PMI OVOC Annual Business Meeting & Dinner! Please join us to help celebrate our 30th anniversary on May 7. Network with follow members and meet the new board of directors. Find out what we have been up to and what we have planned for 2015.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Darrell O’Donnell. For over 15 years, Darrell has been creating technologies used in the fields of search & rescue, situational awareness, and incident management for the private and public sectors.

Click here to Learn More/Register.

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PMI OVOC Mentoring Program: Update

It is with great anticipation that we are launching the PMI OVOC Mentoring Program to open registration by March 20, 2015. The intent is to host the kick-off event at a local sponsored location on April 30, 2015.

The value of the OVOC mentoring program with allow protégés to achieve their career goals and to personally develop in Project Management. The mentors will have an opportunity to step forward to help develop the future talent in the profession and we look forward to an overwhelming response. At a $15 to cover the facility and coffee break, all attendees will get a chance to understand and contribute to the program expectations.

We look forward to your interest and contribution. Click here for more information.

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PMI OVOC 2015 Social Media Team

PMI OVOC is serious about communicating clearly to our members. Our social media is being reworked to provide more value to your our members, and to our sponsors. Our first step was to create a PMI OVOC Marketing account used for all official announcements, and for you to communicate to our board through social media.

Marketing@pmiovoc.org is our official voice on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Our team includes:
• Gary Scherling - Director of PR and Marketing supported strongly by our volunteers:
• Bashar Al-Dosary
• Jean-Michel Bastien
• Ahmad Chabanari
• Carrie Diamond
• Peter Karwacki
• Chiranjeev Kumar
• Heidi Theleen

Our Social Media includes:
• LinkedIn company page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/pmiovoc?trk=company_logo
• LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1865749&trk=anet_ug_hm
• Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pmiovoc
• Twitter account: @PMIOVOC

Looking forward to your comments, ideas and support.

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PMI OVOC opportunity to advance your career: Call for Speakers

Are you looking to advance your career through a forum that provides a channel for exchange of information between project management professionals? Are your topics timely, enlightening and relevant to the project management industry? We would like to hear from you!

PMI OVOC is always in search of presenters who can deliver seminars or workshops that provides value added content for our community and its members. Contact us at info@pmiovoc.org if speaking at a PMI OVOC event is an opportunity you want to explore.

Remember that PMI OVOC is a volunteer organization, and doesn't pay presenters.

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PMI OVOC pre-paid credit card giveaways: Latest winner!

As part of our 30th year celebrations, Kathleen Murphy was the lucky winner of a $50 pre paid credit card at our March 12 Kingston Seminar, just for attending the meeting. We are giving away these paid credit cards at each of our events. But you have to be there!
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PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar: March 25, 2015 (1 hour condensed version)

Join Presenter, Su Soloway for her presentation "Unleashing the Leader within the Project Manager" which begins with a look at what leadership is and is not, and focuses on the unique elements of project management leadership. It also identifies a common set of leadership pitfalls, and how to recognize and avoid them.

Su is a current member of the PMI OVOC Board of Directors. Passionate about project management leadership and active in the PM community, Su has organized PM Leadership forums, and regularly coaches and provides mentoring to help others grow and expand.

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PMI OVOC Saturday Seminar: March 28, 2015 (extended version)

Note Location for this event: Holiday Inn and Suites Ottawa Kanata, 101 Kanata Avenue, Kanata, ON K2T 1E6

In this extended version of "Unleashing the Leader within the Project Manager," our Presenter Su Soloway, will have more time to delve into examining leadership within the context of project management.

Su is a Project Executive with over 15 years of experience helping clients in the public and private sectors to develop strategies and roadmaps, and to deliver strategic business transformation initiatives. Her focus is ensuring that organizations manage business change through the effective use of people, process, data and technology.

Click here to Learn More/Register.

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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
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• 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.

We have new volunteer positions! Click here to learn more.

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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