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As a valued member of the ProjectManagement.com community, we wanted to let you know of some upcoming webinars that may be of interest to you! In addition to providing insights from the industry's most respected voices on the most relevant and important topics today, these webinars also help you earn PDUs.

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Please feel free to view any of these webinars in the event you are unavailable to attend the NWA PMI Monthly Chapter meeting.  

NOTE: At this time,  we do not have online video streaming for our monthly meetings   We presently provide opportunities for face-to-face networking and fellowship but are working towards a viable alternative fto support our valued remote membership base.    

April 16

Innovation on a Burning Platform

Apr 16, 2019 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM WEBINAR

Necessity is the Mother of Invention. But research shows us that creativity emerges from time to think, backing off, having some slack in the system. In 1999 Coleman was on the ropes. The business had been sold and then sold again. Everyone who could leave had left. Imagine that you return to take over as President to see what you can do to salvage the situation …and then Walmart calls asking to see the plan. No plans exist. No one is home to make a plan. What are the rules when all of the rules are broken? How to be strategic when survival is the only strategy that makes sense? How to be customer centered when the customer is out of patience? Innovation doesn’t have to take the usual amount of time when you have an unusual amount of focus. We will see what we can learn from the extraordinary Coleman case study with examples from other burning platform cases (Hershey’s Dessert Bar, Johnson Controls Automotive and DuPont-Merck that we can apply to everyday business processes).



April 17

The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Techniques for Bringing the Best Out in Virtually Any Senior Leader

Apr 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM WEBINAR

While many professionals are learning the power of managing up, some mistakenly think it's exclusively focused on managing difficult senior leaders...it's not! Whether your boss is a true gift, a nightmare or somewhere in between, you should be managing up! Managing up can be a critical tool for helping a great boss be even better or preventing potential problems with those more difficult senior leaders personalities as well. This presentation explores how managing up techniques can be used proactively to help you anticipate and navigate workplace barriers, communicate more effectively with senior leaders, deliver difficult messages to hierarchy, and enhance your credibility in the workplace.


 Upcoming Webinars

3/28/19 2:00 PM Interactive Visual Project Communications
4/1/19 10:00 AM Mastering the Art of Having Difficult Conversations – Part 1
4/3/19 2:00 PM Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2)
4/5/19 9:00 AM The Agile Enterprise: The Role of the PMO in Agile Transformations
4/9/19 12:00 PM Better Project Outcomes by Communicating for Understanding
4/17/19 1:00 PM The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Techniques for Bringing the Best Out in Virtually Any Senior Leader
4/30/19 10:00 AM Mastering the Art of Having Difficult Conversations – Part 2

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PMP Exam Update

Five exams changed in 2018 including the PMP and PMI-ACP.  Additional information is here, https://www.pmi.org/update-center

  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition Updates
    • Content on Agile throughout the Guide and in an Appendix
    • Four New Sections in each Knowledge Area:
          Key Concepts
              Trends and Emerging Practices
              Tailoring Considerations
              Agile/Adaptive Environments
              Greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge

                                                     

 

MAY 2019 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING

May 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Bentonville, AR 72712
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MAY 2019 MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING

May 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Center for Global Business Development - Peterson Auditorium
1 College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
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 2019 NWA PMI Officers

  • President: Christine Bartell, PMP

  •  VP Administration: Pench Batta, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPC4

  • VP Finance: Mitchell Hasler, CAPM

  • VP Programs: Manos Stergen, PMP

  • VP Membership:  Cindy Ragan, PMP

  • VP Communications: Cynthia Cooper, PMP, CSM

  • VP Education: Ajay Joshi, PMP

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