Professional Development Update July 2017

Friends, Project Managers, Program Managers...lend me your ears!

Earn your PMP before testing standards change: If you (or a colleague you know of) have not yet earned your PMP certification but have the requisite experience, NOW is the time to take it!  PMI releases the new 6th Edition of the PMBOK later this summer and is expected to close testing by the end of the year.  When testing re-opens in early 2018, it will apply new 6th Edition standards.  PMI Heartland offers one final CAPM/PMP Exam Preparation class on Monday evenings for 12 weeks from 14 Aug - 30 Oct 2017.  At 1/3-1/4 of the price of most boot camps, PMI Heartland partners with VelociTeach to provide a more thorough and effective PMP preparation class than these more expensive boot camps offer.  Registration is open - details at

Cultivate your leadership abilities: leadership is a skill, and effective leadership requires an ongoing commitment to improve.  Join us for our next workshop and cultivate your leadership skills as NK Shrivastava from RefineM leads us through "Leadership Skills for Project Managers" at the Midland University MBA campus on Thursday, 17 August.  Registration is open - details at

Learn from Best Practices (Members only):  Join us on Thursday afternoon on 27 July at West Corporation for our next Shoptalk.  The staff at West have invited us inside to see and hear about their best practices and culture.  This event is only available to PMI Heartland members.  Registration is open - details at

Invest in Omaha's future as a Mentor: PMI Heartland partners with Midland University (Hybrid MBA Program) this October-December in order to mentor students enrolled in the BUS 672 Global Business & Consulting Capstone Class.  If mentorship is a calling, join us at the July monthly luncheon where Midland University's Andrew Sherwood will provide more information about this new opportunity.  Additional details will be posted online shortly.

Mindset: these and other emerging opportunities are designed with an eye towards our chapter's mindset: "PMI Heartland is a professional volunteer organization.  We operate to serve our members who serve in our community to deliver the value of project management."  Please continue to enable us to invest in you in a manner that benefits our whole community! 

Kirk Nothelfer, PMP

VP Professional Development

Chapter Membership

Total Members 714
PMP® Members 460
CAPM® Members 7
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 4
PMI-ACP® Members 27
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 2
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 686
Student Members 26
Other Members 2
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