PMI Chicagoland Professional Development

 

Mission

The primary mission of PMI Chicagoland is to provide opportunities for project management professionals to learn about the profession, improve their skills and stay current with new trends of everchanging landscape in this area. We are focused on providing learning and development opportunities to the project management professionals who are interested in continuing education and obtaining PDUs to maintain their certification.

Goal

Our goal is to establish partnerships with reputable Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) who will give our members discounted pricing on all courses which extend to both classroom or Online. These offerings bring significant educational value and access to a variety of additional opportunities for expanding their knowledge.

Targeted Participants

  • Mid-level and senior leaders who are interested to learn the latest concepts, strategies and experiences
  • Management professionals at portfolio and program level
  • Beginners to experienced project and program managers
  • Professionals who are transitioning to project management profession

 

Professional Development Channels 

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Type  Duration Description Benefits PDU
Breakfast Meeting (In-person/Virtual) 60 Minutes

Presentation on a topic within project management and followed by question & answer session

  • Exposure to PMI Community.
  • Professional development by learning new concepts and helpful practical tactics to make you more effective at work.
  • Networking with peers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.
  • Earn PDU to maintain certificate/s.
 1 PDU
Lunch & Learn Session (In person/Virtual) 60 Minutes Presentation on a topic within project management and followed by question & answer session
  • Exposure to PMI Community.
  • Professional development by learning new concepts and helpful practical tactics to make you more effective at work.
  • Networking with peers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.
  • Earn PDU to maintain certificate/s.
 1 PDU
Panel Discussion (In person/Virtual)  60 Minutes Live or virtual discussion about a specific topic amongst a selected group of panelists along with a moderator who share differing perspectives
  • Exposure to PMI Community.
  • Highlight the multi-dimensionality of the topic under discussion.
  • Exposure to variant points of view on the selected topic.
  • Networking with peers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.
  • Earn PDU to maintain certificate/s.
 1 PDU
Professional Development Series (In person/Virtual) Series of half-day/1-day/2-day development sessions An intensive and collaborative development program designed to give exposure to the participants on different project management professional aspects. The goal is to keep participants up-to-date on current trends as well as help them develop new skills for the purpose of advancement in the field.
  • Exposure to PMI Community.
  • Earn PDU to maintain certificate/s.
  • Networking with peers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.
  • Develop participants skills and offer the opportunity to learn something new.
  • Keep participants up to date and guide them from losing touch with industry-niche and disruptive changes.
 1 PDU   per hour
Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Half-day/1-day/2-day event with break out sessions on currently trending topics within the project management. Educational opportunity for the participants on a specific theme with the aim of providing an indepth knowledge & understanding into the subject.
  • Exposure to PMI Community.
  • Earn PDU to maintain certificate/s.
  • Networking with peers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.
  • Increase awareness of new trends happening in the project management profession.
  • Gain inspiration from fellow participants. 
 1 PDU  per hour
Webinar Half-day/1-day event with break out sessions on currently trending topics within the project management. Online event to engage participants with a group of speakers. Participants can submit their questions online on the tool  what Chapter is using and speaker will provide answers.
  • Exposure to PMI Community.
  • Earn PDU to maintain certificate/s.
  • Networking with peers to build relationships and learn from their experiences.
  • Increase awareness of new trends happening in the project management profession.
  • Upgrading skills at lesiure without stepping out of home.
 1 PDU   per hour

2020 Programs & Registration

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Event Presenter Topic Capacity Registration Information
Training
(Virtual)
Seyi Kukoyi

Microsoft Project Essential Training

May 30, 2020
9:00 am  - 12:30 pm CST

14 - 25

Event Closed

 

Breakfast Meeting
(Virtual)
April Callis-Birchmeier

READY, Set, Change! Accelerate and Simplify Organizational Change Management

June 19, 2020
8:00 am - 9:15 am CST

Takeaways:

Unlimited Event Closed
Training
(Virtual)
Seyi Kukoyi

Microsoft Project Essential Training

June 27, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Takeaways:

14-25 Event Closed
Lunch & Learn
(Virtual)

Michael Frenette

Sandy Farnan

What to expect when you are expecting: PMBOK 7th Edition and PMIstandards+™

July 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Unlimited

 

Event Closed
Breakfast Meeting
(Virtual)
Sutanu Ghosh

The Six Essentials of MS Excel

August 22, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am CST

 

Unlimited Register

Workshop 
(Virtual)

Sutanu Ghosh

Virtual Workshop - MS Excel: Data Management Tips and Tricks for Project Management Professionals

October 10, 2020 

9:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

 

 

14-25 Register

Workshop 
(Virtual)

Dr. Prasad S. Kodukula

Next Generation Project Risk Management & Estimation of Project NPV, Cost, Schedule and Reserves

Oct 23 -24, 2020

8.30 am – 5:00 pm CST

 

10-25  Register

Workshop 
(Virtual)

Oliver Yarbrough

AI and Project Management in Practice

November 14, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

10-25 Register

Additional Resources

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Source Available Resource Description Notes
PMI Project management learning resources  
Springer Machine Learning and Data books Download 65 Machine Learning and Data books for free
Project Management Project management learning resources  
MindEdge Online Project management courses  
IIL Live and Self-paced Online Courses  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Knowledge Sharing Meetings Facilitated roundtable discussion forum to discuss and share key experiences and network with fellow project managers  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Study Group/s Groups to prepare for PMI exam preparation  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Job Posting Free resume and job posting services  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Corporate Ambassador Program Empower Company Ambassadors to fulfill their mission and develop Roundtables program based on the needs of the PMI Chicagoland organizations.  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Academic Outreach Advance the practice and profession of project management and provide resources to academic and research institutions throughout the greater Chicagoland area  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Social  Outreach Promote the benefits of project management methodology to the people at non-profit charitable and philanthropic organizations in the Chicagoland area  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Professional Outreach Provide members with knowledge of other professional associations and their events  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Mentoring Program Share best project management practices, methods, and processes which have been recognized as best-in-class by PMI Leaders  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Toastmasters Club Enhance public speaking and leadership skills using the time-proven Toastmasters formula  
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Dinner Meetings Monthly dinner meetings for the purpose of networking and learning for project management professionals