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Message from our President: ABM on May 7

The ABM on May 7 will mark my final meeting as President of PMI OVOC. I've had an incredible journey with this chapter over the last 13 years and I'm sure it's not done. When I arrived on the board in 2003, I came in as secretary, never having been on a board before. I had made a promise to someone to "pay-it-forward" in the PM community for an earlier professional break I had received. Being secretary seemed like a great place to start. Little did I know it was going to be the start of a 13 year journey!

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 Upcoming Events

Event Date

Annual Business Meeting and Dinner with Guest Speaker
May 7, 2015

Saturday Seminar Series: Navigating Change to Success
May 23, 2015

Lunch Seminar Series: Developing Creativity as a Core Competency
May 27, 2015

PMP Exam Prep Series: 5 Day Weekender Format

Jun 5-Jun 14, 2015



PMI OVOC member discounts from Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group

PMI OVOC is pleased to announce a partnership with Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) that will provide our membership an exclusive ticket discount offer for a number of Fury FC, Ottawa Redblack and Ottawa 67's tickets in 2015. Members, please log in first and then check the members discount page.
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PMI OVOC pre-paid credit card giveaways: Latest winners!

As part of our 30th year celebrations, two more people won $50 pre-paid credit cards just for attending our April Seminars. Corinna Ienna was the winner at the April 25 Saturday Seminar and Kim Faulkner won the draw at the April 29 Lunch Seminar. 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 volunteer opportunities

We currently have the following exciting volunteer opportunities open. We welcome you to join our team to take an active role in supporting our mission to promote project management.

30-Programs Strategist

OVOC Mentoring Coordinator


Sponsorship Volunteers

Click here to see our volunteer positions.

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

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

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