PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

The next dinner meeting is
Wednesday, June 1st.

Topic: " Go with Your Gut: Effective Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World"

Presenter: Ms. Shelley Row, PE

Presenter Bio: A professional engineer and former senior executive, Shelley Row, P.E. is a leadership decision-making expert...and a recovering over-thinker. Today, she speaks and writes on infotuition® - the intersection of business pragmatics and gut feel. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post and Smartblog on Leadership. She studied with the NeuroLeadership Institute and is certified with Business DNA Behavior Assessment. She is the author of four books including her latest, Think Less, Live More. Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker.

Presentation Learning Objectives:
1.) Learn to stop over-thinking by leveraging subtle clues from your experience.
2.) Analyze the source of knee-jerk decisions and how to recognize the early warning signs.
3.) Discover techniques to slow a knee-jerk reaction so that rational thought returns.
4.) Increase innovation and creativity by enabling more aha moments.

Location: Normandie Farm, Potomac, MD

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Also, don't forget to register for our June 1, 2016 PMI Project Showcase!

Topic: “Event Based Project Management in Philanthropy”
Presenter: Ms. Jackie DeCarlo -  Executive Director, Manna Food Center


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Table Sponsorships Now Available for Monthly Chapter Dinners

After a successful pilot, the Montgomery County Chapter is now offering Table Sponsorships at our monthly dinners at Normandie Farms Restaurant in Potomac, MD. Monthly dinners are held the first Wednesday of the month eight times per year.  

For a full table sponsorship, the cost is $500, and offers 10 seats to be used by guests of the sponsor, regardless of whether or not the guest is a member of the chapter. In addition to the seats at a table, recognition of the support for our chapter by the sponsoring organization will be included in announcements and table signs.

Members and friends of the chapter - in order to make this program a success, please encourage your employer to become a sponsor. You may even be included in their guest list!

To sign up as a sponsor, please contact the VP of Communications by email

Many upcoming training opportunities are available and are located under Education.

PMI-MC Toastmasters Club #1163128: PMPs - See How Fun Earning PDUs can be!
Our Toastmasters Club is sponsored by PMI-MC and is intended for PMPs. We are approved by PMI to issue PDUs. Meetings are at Walter Johnson High School at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Earn 1.5 PDUs per meeting.  For more information see the Toast Masters site.

2016 PM Day of Service Wrap-Up
Our chapter had the highest member participation rate of the 5 local chapters that co-sponsored the event. Our VP of Communications Matt Lowy served as one of the team leads in the PMO, and we greatly appreciate his great representation of the chapter.

If you have any suggestions or questions please contact

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