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PMI OVOC Quarterly Volunteer Recognition Award Winner

Congratulations to Henriette deVette - the Quarterly Volunteer Recognition Award Winner for June!

Click here for Henriette'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 Summer 5 Day PMP Prep Aug 18-22, 2014
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PMI OVOC Fall 10 Week PMP Prep Sep 10–Nov 12, 2014
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2014 National Capital PM Symposium
THEME: Beyond Gantt - the four P's of success
Oct 14 – 16, 2014
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PMI OVOC Fall Weekender PMP Prep Dec 5-7 & 13-14, 2014
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PMI OVOC 1st Website Upgrade Completed

These are the two main important changes that you’ll notice:

Single sign-on: If you are a member of the OVOC you will no longer need to have a separate user id/password for the OVOC site. You can now login using your PMI.org userid and password. This gives you access to both OVOC and PMI content with just one login. Just go the PMIOVOC.org and click the normal Login button. Two sites for the price of one login!

Responsive Website: the new website engine will automatically scale the website for all of your devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, and smart phone) and their varying screen sizes and resolutions.

The second upgrade which has yet to be scheduled will include changes to the site format and content. Stay tuned for more news!

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2014 PMI OVOC Symposium Call for Speakers — Deadline Extended to July 15th

Speakers are invited to submit the online Abstract Submission Form for review by July 15, 2014. PMI OVOC welcomes speakers to take part and get involved in the most exciting chapter event of the year. Gain market visibility in the PM community as a Symposium or Workshop guest speaker. For full details click here.
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2014 Symposium Early Bird Registration Draw — Hurry this deal is about to expire!

Register by July 11, 2014 and your name will be entered into an Early-Bird Registration draw for a "TABLET." That's right! One lucky registrant will win a TABLET! For more information about event details and registration, please click here.
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PMI OVOC Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Current Positions:

170a-Social Media Content Manager
171-Social Media Analytics Manager
189-PR and Marketing SME
190-Marketing Lead

Please click here for the application form.

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

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