PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter June 11, 2018 Print


Welcome to PMI Austin Chapter's weekly newsletter. Don't miss out on our upcoming chapter events, highlights, deadlines, training opportunities, volunteer positions, and more!


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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!  

Read more about this great event!

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June 12 Lunch N Learn

Title: 10 Day Career Cleanse (1 Leadership PDU)
Speaker: Dr. Lynn Chang

Begin to find your Zen today, no matter where you are. Based on Dr. Chang's book, this presentation experientially walks you through how to infuse more joy and light into your work day while feeling more relaxed and productive! Each moment is a choice and we can choose joy, even if our current work situation is stressful. Dr. Chang has compiled and created mind-body techniques for an office setting and invites you to try them for 10 days. These techniques are fun and easy. Uplift your career to a whole new level!

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Location: Meals on Wheels Central Texas 3227 E. 5th St., 2nd Floor, Board Room 232, Austin, TX 78702

Registration Deadline: Today, June 11 at 7:00 PM.
$15 (includes lunch and your PDU credit) 

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
We are convening about 1,000 practitioners for this event, featuring New York Times #1 bestselling author, coach and speaker Dr. John Maxwell.  This is unprecedented, y'all! There’s no better time to be a PMI Austin Chapter member and volunteer. This will be our largest and greatest event of the year and you don't want to miss it. Mark your calendars and tell others about it!

Registration details coming soon.


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Chapter News


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 infomration, contact coordinators Stacey Berlow, PMP at and Don Sesler, PMP at


Ready, Set, Refer!

Our Member Referral Program will award a $50 gift card to three members with the most referrals during calendar year 2018. For a chance to win, recruit as many new members, past members and/or student members to join/re-join the Austin Chapter from now until December 2018. All you have to do is send an email to with the names and PMI ID numbers of the new members you have referred. Winners will be announced at the January 2019 monthly chapter meeting.  


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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:
June 19, 21, 26 and 28 PMP® Exam Primer Online (PMBoK 6th Edition)
June 25 - 28  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
July 30 - Aug. 2  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)

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

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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
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Position: Project Manager I
Texas Health and Human Services Commission


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