October
2017 

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BLUE MOUNTAINPRESIDENT'S LETTER

 
 

Hello again!  Chapter President Stephen Wilks

Hello again! This time of year marks the beginning of learning new skills for many of us.  

 
 

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ARTICLES

 
 

One on One with Line Morkbak

Join me in a post-session interview with Line Morkbak at the 2017 PMI Portland Annual Conference. We explore further concepts on self-organizing teams, cultural awareness, and management 3.0

One on One with Terry Schmidt

Catching up with Terry Schmidt and the Logical Framework Approach at PMI Portland’s Annual Conference 2017 

 

 

BLUE MOUNTAINEVENTS

 

 

Operations & Technology Management Symposium

October 19, 2017

Hosted by University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business on October 19th from 4-7pm. A great career building opportunity!

For more info contact Lilia Grundy, Director of Graduate Recruitment and Corporate Partnerships, grundy@up.edu • 503-943-8724

Next Chapter Meeting

October 17, 2017

Keynote Presentation

Leading with Dignity: The Surprising Truth about Engaging Culturally Diverse Stakeholders with Samad Aidane, MSc. PMP

Educational Presentation

Neurodiversity: How Culture Shapes the Brain and Implications for Leading Across Cultures with Samad Aidane, MSc. PMP

PMP/CAPM 4-day Boot Camp         

Daily, Tuesday, November 28 through Friday, December 1, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This four-day “Boot Camp” will bring the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology and real-world experience into focus for project managers aspiring to become certified project management professionals (PMP) or certified associate in project management (CAPM).

Message from the Director of Workshops

I’m Leonie Alesci, PMP, the incoming PMI PDX Director of Workshops.  I think the PDX Workshops offer a great opportunity for current PMP or prospective PMP candidates to further their education, network and earn PDU. We have some great workshops lined up with the next one on October 20th titled Leading with Cultural Intelligence. Having lived in 4 countries and having worked as part of a global team for more than 15 years, I can attest to the importance in having the skills to manage and leverage cultural difference.

I look forward to seeing some of you at the upcoming workshops and also welcome any ideas for new workshop topics or interests you may have.

Leonie Alesci, PMP

Contact me at: workshop@pmi-portland.org

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

As globalization continues to gain speed and strength, the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to leadership is no longer sufficient to effectively engage increasingly diverse, multicultural, and international project stakeholders. More than ever before, the capacity to manage and leverage cultural differences is vital at all levels of the organization. Sign up for this dynamic leadership training opportunity.

Roundtable Meetings

Use the link above to see info for all current roundtable meetings.  In addition, please note these new locations, and bring your toughest project issues for consideration among our colleagues. PDUs are available for each meeting, and the discussions provide a wealth of perspectives and experience to all levels of analysts, engineers, and project managers.

New Location - Downtown-Agile Round Table

Time/Date: 2nd Wednesday, noon -1 p.m.

Location: The Standard: 900 SW Fifth Avenue | Portland, OR 97204

Meeting Rooms are on the lower Level by OutTakes Café

Class Rooms 1&2: Oct. 11, Nov. 15, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14

Tree Room: Dec. 13 (located on the concourse level down the escalator)

Moderators: Jason Pompel, Brian Kronstad, and Jean Richardson

Entry: North side from SW Taylor or east side from SW 4th

Parking: Street parking ($2/hour) or Smart park at SW 4th and Taylor ($1.60/hour)

Max: For all lines, get off at Pioneer Courthouse Square and walk south and east to 4th and Taylor

Food: Available for purchase from the OutTakes Café; large selection of grab and go and make to order food for reasonable prices (lunches, $5-$10). Also Pete’s Coffee for coffee and snacks.

New Location - Marylhurst University Round Table

New Venue:  Marylhurst University in the evening – First meeting October 18th (south of Portland)

Time/Date: 3rd Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Marylhurst University - 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR 97036, old library location

Moderators: John A. Erickson, Program Director of Hospitality Management, School of Business, Susan Marcus

Campus map:  http://docs.marylhurst.edu/mu/pdflibrary/UNI-campus-map.pdf

 
 

BLUE MOUNTAINCOMMUNITY

 
 

Academic Outreach

Welcoming George Fox University, the PMBOK - Sixth Edition, and supporting NGOs through the PMIEF.

Volunteer of the Month

The Volunteer of the Month award recognizes a volunteer who has been nominated by their peers for their outstanding work.  Nominate someone for this prestigious award!

Chapter Toastmasters Club 
Volunteer Opportunities 
Job Opportunities 
Welcome New Volunteers

Editors:  Matt Hoffman, PMP, ITIL, Asst. Director of Content Marketing, and Kerry Sharp, CAPM
 
 

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