PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter June 18, 2018 Print


Welcome to PMI Austin Chapter's weekly newsletter. Great things are happening! Bestselling author, coach and speaker, Dr. John C. Maxwell is coming to Austin PMI Chapter this September.  Keep reading to find out more.


Hey difference makers!

Welcome to a new week, a new excitement, and another edition of our newsletter!

I would like to share that our chapter has been nominated for a PMI global chapter award. It is a great honor to have received this nomination. We just had a great social gathering for PMI Austin Small Business group and there are more to come. Last month, we had an outstanding second Community Spotlight event featuring industry leaders—with 98% customer satisfaction and a Net Performance score of above 8 on a scale of 1-10. You are exceeding our expectations and we are grateful for your support!

On September 21, 2018, we are convening about 1,000 practitioners for our Fall Symposium with Dr. John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and international mega speaker who has sold more than 26 million books in fifty languages. History is being made here y'all! There’s no better time to be a PMI Austin member and volunteer. We are expanding our offerings beyond our monthly dinner meeting and Lunch N Learn. In 2018, we want to double the value we offer to you, our greatest stakeholders. Tell others about it! Enjoy the newsletter.

Benjamin Anyacho, PMP, President

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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines


Date and Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5:45 – 9:00 PM
Location: Norris Meetings and Events Center 2525 West Anderson Lane, #365 Austin, TX 78757

Join us for a fun-filled evening of entertainment with PMI Austin Chapter Casino Night! Test your luck at blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, and more! Capture your memories in the photo booth! Enjoy live music! Network with fellow professionals in a social setting! Win prizes!

PMI Austin Chapter values its members, so this event is for you. Friends and family welcome.

Registration Deadline: Special early-bird member price $15 and guests $30 before Thursday, June 21. Student and military discounts available!  

Click on the Register Now button for more details.

Register Now


Date and Time: Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 AM – 5:15 PM
Location: Sheraton Georgetown 1101 Woodlawn Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78628

Spread the word—this will be an epic event!

Guest speaker: Dr. John C. Maxwell, New York Times #1 bestselling author, coach and speaker. This will be our largest and greatest event of the year and you don't want to miss it. This will be an exciting day with dynamic keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Earn 7 PDUs as you join us for this event filled with learning, networking, great professional development and fun! 

Early-bird rate ends Sunday, July 15 at 6:00 PM.  Student and military discounts available! 
Click on the Register Now button for more details.


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Chapter News

job board for employers and job seekers!

PMI Austin Chapter is proud to offer a job board as part of our commitment to provide value to our members. This is a free service to both employers and to current Chapter members. 


Job Seekers must be current chapter members and login to review job postings.  

Employers do not have to be chapter members, nor do they pay a fee for this service. How to post a job: Complete and submit the job listings form. Once it is reviewed and approved, the position will then be posted on our job board.

Please visit our career development page for more information.


Austin PM Toastmasters is a local club looking for new members! Toastmasters is a great way to develop self-confidence by improving your communication and leadership skills. The first step is to visit a Toastmasters club in person during the free open house. Toastmasters clubs conduct meetings for members to support each other in reaching personal and professional goals. You can also earn PDU's by giving a presentation, sharing knowledge, and volunteering with Toastmasters (a non-profit organization).

The next FREE Open House is on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 P.M.
Visit the Austin PM Toastmasters website for more information. 


The PMI Austin Small Business Network is a new initiative with the goal of creating a fun, supportive group for entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and very small businesses (~10 employees or less) in Austin. We gather once a month to explore ways to collaborate, learn, and support each other.

For more information, contact coordinators Stacey Berlow, PMP at and Don Sesler, PMP at


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Education Opportunities

PMI Austin Chapter


Registration is now open for Saturday exam preparation courses designed to help students pass PMI's PMP® or CAPM® exam. The 40-hour course, based on the newly-released PMBOK® Guide 6th edition, is taught over five Saturdays and meets the 35-hour requirement for PMP® certification

Cost: $995 for PMI Austin Chapter members and $1095 for non-members. Ask about our military, student, and group discounts at

Upcoming Session: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18

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Banyan Group


PMI Austin Chapter has partnered with Banyan Group Project Management Solutions to offer PMP® and PMP-ACP® Exam preparation courses, as well as an Intro to Agile class. Weekday courses will be available both in the classroom and online.

Upcoming Classes:
July 18 - 20 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam Prep
July 30 - Aug. 2  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Aug. 27 - 30  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Sept. 4 Intro to Agile Project Management
Sept. 5 - 7 Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam Prep

For information about cost, schedule, and to register, visit the Banyan Learning Austin PMI Chapter page


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Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved. Make a difference. Be a volunteer.

We have volunteer opportunities to fit everyone's busy schedule and skillset. Find out about the benefits of being a volunteer and search all available opportunities through our Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) at

Positions include:
PMIeF Liaison - Promotes awareness of PMI Education Foundation scholarships and awards to the local community and chapter members.

Mentors and mentees - Develop relationships to exchange knowledge and set goals to advance careers of mentees.

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Job Postings

Visit the chapter website for details on job postings, a benefit of membership.

Position: IT Manager I (IT Project Manager)
Texas A&M University

Position: Project Manager I
Texas Health and Human Services Commission


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