PMI Austin Chapter Weekly Newsletter - May 13, 2019 Print


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Upcoming Chapter Events and Registration Deadlines

MAY Chapter Meeting & Community Spotlight: Construction in Austin and leadership

Date: May 28, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm 
Location:  The Norris Center, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, #365, 78757
Menu: TBD  *Gluten-free and vegetarian options available
PDUs: 2.5

Fueled by Austin’s recent growth, the construction marketplace is robust. The technologies needed to support this growth are developing at a rapid pace. This month's chapter meeting will focus on Austin Construction as it interfaces with with project management, technology, leadership, and academia.  This month's Community Spotlight's panelists include local representatives of:

  • Austin Bar Association
  • The Association of General Contractors
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Construction Industry Institute
  • Novack Brothers
  • University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute

Community Spotlight Panelist:Chris McMillian Headshot
Chris McMillian, LEED AP
Council Member 
Austin Bar Association,
Construction Law Section (ABA)

Chris applies his background in construction project management and design to advocate for prompt and equitable resolution of complex multiparty disputes involving private and public works projects. Click here for more information about our Community Spotlight panelists.

Community Spotlight Panelist:Timothy Pellowski headshot
Timothy Pellowski, AIA, LEED AP
President & CEO
American Institute of Architects

Throughout his 25 year tenure at STG Design,Tim has been responsible for navigating clients and multi-disciplinary project teams through the full range of architectural design and planning services for a wide variety of private development, corporate, and institutional projects. Click here for more information about our Community Spotlight panelists.

Our dinner events have been selling out, so please register early! 

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 27 at 5:30pm

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Lunch N LearnLunch N Learn Asset

Date: May 15, 2019
Jan Goss-Gibson
Topic: How to Show Up Well for Success
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Cost: $15 (Price includes lunch and your PDU credit) 
Location: Dress for Success, 701 Tillery Street, Suite A-5, 78702

Bring a new mascara, eyeliner, or lipstick item as a donation. Bring unwanted items you purchased or were gifted so that someone in need can get a hand up!  

Register now!  On-site registrations will not be accepted.

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Education Opportunities


Saturday exam preparation courses are designed to help students pass the PMP® or CAPM® exam. The 40-hour course, based on the PMBoK® Guide ed.6, is taught over five Saturdays and meets the 35-hour requirement for PMP® certification.  Click here to learn more about Balakrishnan Thiagarajan, PgMP, instructor for Austin's PMP Preparation course.

2019 Course Dates: 
July 13 - August 10
October 19 - November 16
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location:  Staybridge Suites Austin North - Parmer Lane, 13000 N. IH35, Bldg 9, 78753

Cost: $1,095 for PMI Austin Chapter members ($1,195 for non-members)


The PMI Austin Chapter Scholarship includes three academic scholarships valued at up to US $2,500 each and is sponsored by the PMI Austin Chapter. 

In order to be considered eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying to a project management degree program or a related field.  For more information, visit PMI Austin Chapter Scholarship.


The Education Office of PMI Austin Chapter offers our unemployed members free tuition for our Saturday PMP® Exam Prep classes.  Only the material costs will be required ($250). Students are encouraged to pay the remaining tuition ($845) to the Scholarship Fund once they find employment. To apply, contact Geoff West at [email protected]

Be sure to ask Geoff about the military, student, and group discounts offered through PMI Austin.

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


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Volunteer Opportunities

PMI Austin Chapter has opportunities to fit everyone's busy schedule and skillset. Find out about the benefits of getting involved. Search available opportunities at our Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) at

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

PMI Austin Mentees. Provide an opportunity to develop a relationship with a more experienced project management professional to guide and support you in your career goals.


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Networking for Project Managers in Austin

If you are hosting a local group designed to improve, educate, or coach local project managers, send detailed information to [email protected]. We will help you get the word out.

Greater Austin PMP/CAPM Study Group Meetup

Looking to get certified as a Project Management Professional or Certified Associate Project Manager? Join us every Thursday night at WeWork North Domain to prepare for the PMP® or CAPM® exam. All levels of PMBOK® knowledge welcome.

Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Topic: PMBOK® Project Communication Management
 WeWork Domain, 11801 Domain Blvd, Room 31, 78758.  NOTE:  Please bring a picture I.D. to check in at WeWork reception.  Enter from top level of "Green Garage"on Rock Road.

Space is limited. Please RSVP: Greater Austin PMP/CAPM Exam Study Group Meetup.

Small Business PM Meetup

Meetup Small BusinessPMI members of Austin's Small Business Network is a fun, supportive group of entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and the owners and employees of small businesses in Austin. Many of our members are PMP® certified. All are welcome!

For more information, join the PMI Austin Small Business Network Meetup.


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Job Postings

Blue Dot / Green dot Employment Program

Special thanks to the following companies for your participation in the Austin Chapter's Blue Dot/Green Dot program:


Experis Manpower Group

Central Health


university of texas


Contact Luis Peña if your company would like exclusive access to our PMI project managers at the monthly chapter meetings.

Current Job openings

Position: Project Manager
Company: Zilker Partners

Position: Implemention Project Manager

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.

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