PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter December 3, 2018 Print


Stay up to date with chapter news and upcoming events.  We've compiled all the information you need in this weekly newsletter. Please send us you suggestions/comments to  We want to hear from you. 


Welcome to December! The PMI Austin Chapter President, Benjamin Anyacho, has a special video message for you. 

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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines

When: Tuesday, December 11 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (1 Leadership PDU)
Location: Jeramiah Program, Community Room, 1200 Paul Teresa Saldana Street, Austin, TX 78702

Speaker: Melissa Love, Speaker, Improviser, Team Builder
Presentation Title: Networking for Business: How To Keep Breathing While Talking to Strangers

How do you get into a conversation with a total stranger? Have you opted out of a networking event because you don't know what to say? Business requires a consistent pipeline of contacts, prospects, leads and customers. But sometimes getting into first-time conversations with someone can be intimidating, even paralyzing. It doesn’t have to be painful! In fact, it can be fun. This quick-paced workshop equips you with simple, effective ways to jump into conversations and form connections. We utilize interactive improv, traditional instruction and practical models.

Registration:  $15 (Price includes lunch and your PDU credit)


Drop by to check out Austin PM Toastmasters.  Toastmasters is a great way to develop self-confidence by improving your communication and leadership skills.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). Join the club and reap the benefits!

Upcoming meetings:
Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 P.M.

Visit the Austin PM Toastmasters website for more information. 


Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Stay tuned for more details!

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Chapter News


Want to give back to the project management profession? 
Want to network with other professionals?
Want to earn PDU's?

Check out the open volunteer positions for 2019.  Details below in the Volunteer Opportunities section of this newsletter.


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.  

Ready, Set Refer!


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Education Opportunities

PMI Austin Chapter


Saturday exam preparation courses are 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: $1095 for PMI Austin Chapter members and $1195 for non-members. Ask about our military, student, and group discounts at

Next Sessions:
Session 1: Jan. 12 - Feb. 9
Session 2: Mar. 2 - 30
Session 3: May 4 - Jun. 1
Session 4: Jul. 13 - Aug. 10
Session 5: Oct. 19 - Nov. 16

Registration Questions: Contact Geoff West, Director of Certification Administration at

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:
Dec. 10 - 13
  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Jan. 14 - 17  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Feb. 11 - 14  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)
Mar. 11 - 14  PMP® Exam Prep (PMBoK 6th Edition)

For information about cost, schedule, and to register, visit the Banyan Learning Austin PMI Chapter page. Ask about our military discounts when you register or email us at


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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:

PMI Austin Mentors - Develop mentor-mentee relationships to share your knowledge with other project management professionals.

U.S. Chapter Military Liaison -  Serves as a guide and bridge to military personnel interested in project management for Q&A, membership benefits, as well as certification support, networking and career connectivity between local chapter board, members and local military installations, and veteran groups in the area.


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Job Postings

Visit the chapter website for details on job postings, a benefit of membership. You must sign-in with your PMI Austin Chapter credentials to view the list of jobs.

Position: Project Manager

Position: Project Manager
Ultra Electronics

Position: Senior Project Manager
Cubic Transportation Systems

Position: Senior Project Manager - Project Services Office
Whole Foods Market


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