Welcome to PMI Durham Highlands Chapter!
Dear PMI-DHC Volunteers,
On behalf of the PMI-DHC Board of Directors, I would like to extend my personal and heart-felt appreciation to all of our amazing volunteers who selflessly devote their personal time to support the chapter’s initiatives.
We are only able to carry out our strategic plans and attain our goals because of the selfless contributions of dedicated volunteers like, you. This week, April 18-24, 2021 as we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we wanted to say a “BIG THANKS” to you and highlight your contributions.Although we have not been able to meet in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to complete our goals this year while working in a virtual environment, because of you. We recognize that being disconnected from social interactions might have been challenging and we are sincerely grateful that you have continued to share your time and support. We have been able to plan and implement new initiatives, events, and strategies because of your commitment and tireless efforts.
We are grateful for your dedication and generosity in helping us make a difference for the Project Management profession in the Durham community, and once again, thank you for volunteering with us!
Kerith Hamilton-Pearson, PMP®
Learn and grow with us.
PMI-DHC is dedicated to advancing the practice, science, and profession of project management in the Durham region and surrounding area. We provide opportunities for continuous learning, personal growth, professional networking, and community service activities.
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Be part of an inner circle of local project managers
PMI-DHC holds monthly chapter meetings and you'll want to attend every one. Our meetings are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. and they are always informative and fun—we get a great turn out every time. Meetings include a guest speaker presenting on leadership, strategy, and/or technical topics, allowing members to earn up to 1.5 PDUs by attending, as well as time to network with project managers in the Durham community. Don't miss out, registration closes at noon the day of our meeting.
New from PMI-DHC—PDUs on-demand
Missed an event? That's okay. New from PMI-DHC—our professional development on-demand Learning Centre. We're building a library of post-event recordings to help you keep up-to-date on the latest from PMI-DHC. We want to provide you, our members and guests, with the opportunity to access affordable, just-in-time eLearning and earn self-directed PDUs when it's convenient for you.
An exclusive PMI-DHC member-only benefit—ProjectBites, a series of 20-minute video and audio bites featuring various topics of interest, for free project management inspiration and PDUs.
Your path to success.
Internationally respected certifications demonstrate your ability to face and conquer complex challenges in the world of project management. They're your path to success.
Hey, Credential Holder
You're a project manager and you need to stay relevant, so you may be thinking “what’s next for me?” PMI® has certifications, including new Agile certifications that target many skills and interests. And, along with the new PMBOK® Guide—seventh edition hitting your desk August 1st, 2021, you'll see a few new, cool credentials, like the "Agile Hybrid Micro Credential" and programs like "Wicked Problem Solving."
This video highlights the new Agile certifcations joining the PMI-ACP®
BROADCAST YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Your badge is a digital version of your certification, skills and qualifications. You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it in a website. Share your accomplishment with anyone, anywhere—it’s up to you!
GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR WITH KICKOFF
Kickoff is a free, 45-minute digital learning tool for members that guides anyone associated with a project through the basics of project management, so teams can successfully launch projects—from start-to-finish—as an effective unit. This unique product is complete with both agile and waterfall tracks, bite-sized content, downloadable templates and useful questions to ask stakeholders. Kickoff is the fastest way to kick-start projects the right way.
PMI® GLOBAL STANDARD
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
The seventh edition is in draft form and is now scheduled to come out August 1, 2021. The next edition will focus on project outcomes and deliverables. The standards are shifting from process groups to principles, and the guide is structured around project performance domains instead of knowledge areas. The video below, about the seventh edition, is part of Out of the Box Video Series and is under five minutes—it's an interesting watch!
A series of videos spotlighting new and interesting developments across the global PMI® community.
March Episode 2: Enabling Changemakers to Make an Impact Early On
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It's March and Spring is Springing!
MARCH 2021. We have made it through the winter and there is much to look forward to. We are over the hump of the second wave, kids are back in school and the vaccine roll out has begun. I know that I am feeling a little pep in my step and looking forward to warmer weather, more outdoor activities and seeing familiar faces in the near future (even if those faces are partially mask covered!).
Our chapter is also geared up for the spring with many fresh new initiatives. We have introduced a few new and very exciting offerings:
- PROJECT BITES: these are FREE 'bite sized' learning tools offered to our membership via the Members Only access feature of our website.
- THE ON-DEMAND LEARNING CENTRE: Members are able to access recorded events; some for free and others for a small fee.
- THOUGHT LEADERSHIP FORUMS: FREE 1-hour Member-lead forums, each with a unique and specific focus.
- CLIC: Our annual networking event will be back in May with an exciting twist.
- THE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES—TOOLS WITH ELLIE: will also continue with various offerings (so, it's never too late to sign up).
We are also so happy to share that we have collected almost $1,000.00 over the last quarter for our charity—Durham Outlook's St. Vincent Pallotti's Kitchen.
I look forward to the next few months of activities, learning and networking! Until we are able to see each other in person, stay safe and be happy.
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