Project management has been referred to as an "accidental profession". The role of project manager often falls to a technical practitioner who is appointed and then, because they were a capable contributor on previous efforts, is now expected to lead the project and team with little or no formal project management knowledge or skill.
Professional Development (PD) strives to promote project management professionalism and advance the knowledge and skills of practitioners by providing training programs, workshops, forums, dinner and luncheon meeting presentations, and seminars.
Our membership as well as other project management practitioners throughout Northern Nevada span the experience spectrum from aspiring "want-to-be" PMs to those who are well-seasoned by many years in the PM trenches. We endeavour to meet the educational expectations of this varied community by offering a broad range of high quality, low- or no-cost practical, learning opportunities.
Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination Preparation
PMI was the first organization to offer a credential specifically for project managers, and our certification program remains the global standard. Developed by practitioners for practitioners and representing our diverse global audience, PMI certifications give you a technical and financial edge.
PMI-NNV offers a comprehensive PMP Exam Prep Course each year. The purpose of the exam preparation course is to provide a learning framework to participants as they prepare for the PMP Exam. Each session of the course is facilitated by a certified PMP in good standing with the Project Management Institute. The course includes instructor presentations and class exercises. Students receive a “certificate of completion” indicating the number of contact hours of project management education they have attended that are suitable for fulfilling the educational requirements for either PMP or Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®) certifications.
Dinner Meeting Speakers
Monthly Chapter dinner meetings feature speakers from local businesses, government agencies, educational institutions or community organizations who share their project management experiences and project "war stories". Presentations are always educational, often humorous, and give us in-depth insights into the real world challenges and rewards of project management. Dinner meetings are also excellent networking opportunities!
Lunch Round Table Forums
Each month we hold two open-forum lunch meetings, one in Carson City and one in Reno, with a moderator leading a round-table discussion on varying topics of current interest. Participants share real-life work experiences, tools, lessons learned, and the opportunity to build professional friendships in the process.
Other Professional Development Opportunities and Contacts
In our continuing commitment to advancing project management professionalism, knowledge and skill, we will offer additional training programs, seminars and workshops as indicated by needs of our members and the project management community at large.
These are just a few of the opportunities provided by the PMI-NNV Professional Development Team. Please speak to any of the team members and let us know how we can help you achieve your project management professional development goals!
You may contact the 2011 Professional Development Team.