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 Providers 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 Team

 

 

 

Catherine Kolecki

Vice President,
Professional Development
 

Susmita Sharma

Director,
Professional Development
 

Kiki Chamopoulou

Project Manager, 
Professional Development

Sean Moran

Project Manager, 
Professional Development

Mark Rybicki

Webmaster, 
Professional Development
 
 

Ahmed Ausef

Project Coordinator,
Professional Development
 

Catrina Franklin

Project Coordinator,
Professional Development
 
 
 

Professional Development Channels 

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Type Duration Description Benefits PDU
60-90 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 

per hour

60-90 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

per hour

 60-90 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

per hour

4/8/12hr events 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

4/8/12hr events 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

4/8/12hr events 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

 

 

2021 Programs & Registration

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Event Presenter Topic Date/Time Status / Registration Information
Broadcom    Power your Organization with Enterprise Agility using Rally and Clarity January 29
9:00am-10:30am CST
Closed
Andrew Webster    Meeting Madness! Recovering the biggest waste of time at work February 12
12:00pm-1:15pm CST
Closed
Moshe Gotesman    Self Reflection (Retrospective) February 20
9:30am-11:30am CST
Closed
Sutanu Ghosh
Oliver Gildersleeve
   Fundamentals With MS Project (Part-1) March 20
9:00am-6:00pm CST
Closed
Sean Moran Optimizing your Projects using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Office 365 March 27
9:00am-10:30am CST
Closed
Sutanu Ghosh
Oliver Gildersleeve
   Managing Projects within an Organization - MS Project (Part- 2) April 17  & 18
9:00am-1:30pm CST
Open / 15-50 Seats
Ravi Avasarala The Art & Science of Servant Leadership

April 24
8:30am-9:30am CST

 

Open / Unlimited Seats
Sutanu Ghosh Scheduling Essentials for Executives May 22
8:00am-9:15am CST
Open / Unlimited Seats
Andrew Webster    Mastering Meetings. Ensuring your meetings deliver the highest value June 12
9:00am-1:00pm CST
Open / 5-25 Seats
Lisa Hammer 
David B. Newman
The Servant Leader: The True Essence of Leadership June 25
12:00pm-1:30pm CST
Open / Unlimited Seats
Joe Perzel The Dark Arts of Project Management: Influence and Politics July 24
8:00am-5:00pm CST
Open / 10-35 Seats
Lisa Hammer 
David B. Newman
The Servant Leader: The True Essence of Leadership August 14
8:00am-5:00pm CST
Open / 40 Seats
Moshe Gotesman Conflict Management in Agile Settings August 27
12:00pm-1:30pm CST
Open / Unlimited Seats
         

 

 

Additional Resources

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PMI
Project management learning resources
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 - Social  Outreach
Promote the benefits of project management methodology to the people at non-profit charitable and philanthropic organizations in the Chicagoland area
Springer
Machine Learning and Data books
Note: Download 65 Machine Learning and Data books for free
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Study Groups
Groups to prepare for PMI exam preparation
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Professional Outreach
Provide members with knowledge of other professional associations and their events
Project Management
Project management learning resources
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Job Posting
Free resume and job posting services
PMI Chicagoland Chapter - Mentoring Program
Share best project management practices, methods, and processes which have been recognized as best-in-class by PMI Leaders
MindEdge
Online Project management courses
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 - Toastmasters Club
Enhance public speaking and leadership skills using the time-proven Toastmasters formula
IIL
Live and Self-paced Online Courses
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 - Dinner Meetings
Monthly dinner meetings for the purpose of networking and learning for project management professionals