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Nominations required for PMI OVOC Board Election

(Deadline: Jan. 9, 2015)

Make a difference in your profession, meet influential community members, and get involved to help shape the future of PMI OVOC! The final day to submit your name for election to the OVOC Board of Directors is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

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

Click here for the Board of Director Organizational Chart to give you an idea of who is responsible for all the wonderful things the Chapter does.
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 Upcoming Events

Event Date More Information

PMI OVOC Fall Weekender PMP Prep
Dec 5-7 & 13-14, 2014
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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
Details

PMI OVOC Lunch Seminar

TOPIC: "The Governance of Major Public Infrastructure Projects in Quebec"
SPEAKER: Sean Murphy

Feb 18, 2015
Details



Interviews with the OVOC Board

In the series "Know the members of the board" at the Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter (OVOC), I have been asked to interview each of the board members, and will be bring you those interviews over the following week. I'm Rahul Majumder, one of the many volunteers that make PMI OVOC so successful.

I recently interviewed Sharon Burke, our President at OVOC. Click here to read interview.

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PMI OVOC Strategic Plan for 2015

The PMI OVOC board has been developing the Strategic Plan over the last month. On Saturday Nov. 1, and Monday Dec. 1, the PMI OVOC board met to refine our core purpose:

To advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the Ottawa Valley and Outaouais region in a conscious and proactive manner by engaging all existing and potential members, relevant professional communities, and businesses and by providing current information, resources, and activities.

The various activities developed for 2015 revolve around the following four values found by clicking here.

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PMI OVOC sponsorship opportunities

PMI OVOC welcomes partners and sponsors to become involved in our exciting programs and events. PMI OVOC has established a sponsorship program that supports sponsors and delivers benefits to members through membership discounts, financial donations, service donations, and donation in kind.

Click here for detailed information on our many sponsorship opportunities.

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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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