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PMP Exam Application Guidelines and Exam Administration -Sept 22

Topic: PMP Exam Application Guidelines and Exam Administration
Speaker:Svetlana Averbukh
September 22
5:00 - 6:30 PM
PDU Category:  Technical/ 1.5 PDUs


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The Humor Formula - Sept 29

Topic:The Humor Formula
Speaker: Katie Munoz
PMI Category: Strategic / PDU  1
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Event Description: 
Ever wish you could get people to remember what you said? Learn how you can share factual data, while keeping your audience engaged. Funny folks get remembered!

  • Four Humor Mistakes that will tank your story, and how to avoid them,
  • The Essential Element of Humor, so that you can quickly find humor relevant to your subject,
  • Disaster Recovery Techniques to bulletproof your talk -- because, yes, stuff happens.

Perfect for quiet, serious, professionals who want to feel more confident, become more approachable, and command more respect. Yes, introverts can use humor -- no personality transplant required.


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PMI-SVC Design Thinking Workshop - Oct 6th & Oct 7th

Event Title: PMI-SVC Design Thinking Workshop

Date: Wednesday October 6th & Thursday October 7th, 4:30pm-6:30pm - via Zoom

Event Overview:   During the free 4 PDU virtual workshop, attendees will learn about and experience the Design Thinking process.  The very interactive and collaborative event will step every participant through each of the Design Thinking modes while working through a current problem that the chapter is attempting to resolve.


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PMI-SVC Design Thinking Workshop - Oct 23

Event Title: PMI-SVC Design Thinking Workshop

Event Date: Saturday October 23rd, 8:30am-12:30pm – TBD (we will attempt to make this an in-person event if we can find a location near Rancho Cordova.  Otherwise, this will be a virtual event).

Event Overview: During the free 4 PDU virtual workshop, attendees will learn about and experience the Design Thinking process.  The very interactive and collaborative event will step every participant through each of the Design Thinking modes while working through a current problem that the chapter is attempting to resolve. 


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PMO Forum- October 27

Topic: Status Reports:  How to give your boss the best update, ever!
Speaker:  Peter Tyson
Where: Virtual Meeting

.5 Strategic & .5 Technical PDU

In the Status Reports webinar, you will meet EFAR (Enemy, Friendly, Administrative needs, and Request), the time-tested-and-true recipe for composing status reports.  EFAR is based on the military Situation Report (SITREP) and will work wonders in helping you keep your reports on point, give necessary and relevant information to the right people, and get the right results.  During the Status Reports webinar, EFAR will be explained, unpacked, and practiced.  After the webinar, attendees will look for opportunities to exercise this powerful tool via any communication channel:  spoken, written, or electronic.

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PMBoK7 is Here!


The new PMBoK is out and available.

Go to PMI.ORG under the PMBoK Guide and Standards tab for access to your downloadable copy today.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events


Government Forum

12-16-2021 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Government Forum:
When: 3rd Thursday of the month 
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting

Register in advance for this meeting:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Monthly Dinner Series

12-16-2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

We'll be holding Monthly Chapter Meetings beginning in April.  The Chapter meetings will be held on 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. 

These meetings are scheduled from April 2021 thru March 2022.

Register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




New Member Orientation

12-17-2021 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:

Projectmakers Toastmasters Club

12-21-2021 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

ProjectMakers Toastmasters Club
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Where: Virtual Meeting




Monthly Board of Director Meetings

12-23-2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Contact the board for information

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New PMPs this month

  • Laura Dunn
  • Nicole Tracy
  • Maria Malapaya
  • Ben Millam
  • Lorena Fernandez
  • Muhammad Hanif

Alban Nganbou - Volunteer Of The Quarter - July 2021 - September 2021

The PMI Sacramento Valley Chapter thanks and recognizes you for your outstanding efforts!
1.  How long have you been volunteering for PMI-SVC?
     For 8 months (since December 2020)
2. What do you enjoy about being a volunteer for the Chapter?  
     Learning, respect and motivation from members, networking with others, and an inclusive leadership management.
3.  What do you like to do in your spare time?
     Cooking, playing soccer, travelling and computing.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 1521
New Members This Year 108
PMP® Members 1042
CAPM® Members 24
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 5
PMI-RMP® Members 9
PMI-ACP® Members 55
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 2
Members with no Certification 459
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1485
Student Members 23
Other Members 13

  • Maria Malapaya, PMP
  • Lorena Fernandez, PMP
  • Laura Dunn, PMP
  • Ben Millam, PMP
  • Muhammad Hanif, PMP
  • Nicole Tracy, PMP

Chapter Guest Pass Program

WHAT - What is the Chapter Guess Pass Program?  PMI SVC has partnered with PMI Global to offer members who are not current PMI SVC Members an opportunity to try out Chapter Membership for free for 1 year.

HOW - If you do decide you would like to try out PMI SVC Membership for free for a year, contact the Vice President Member Relations at  to get a unique code that you will enter at checkout.

WHO - Eligibility to participate requires that you be a PMI Global Member, but have not been a past member of the local PMI Sacramento Valley Chapter.

WHEN - We are offering a limited number of passes and we will be offering this program till all the passes have been distributed.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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For Sponsorship/Partnership Information contact

Get Involved

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of
Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge)
Category E: Volunteer Service (by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others).
Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

PMI-SVC welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.