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Featured Articles

Find your Dream Job for project manager - Part 1-June 22

Date: June 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST     
Presenter : Maura Lemon

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PMO Forum- June 23

Topic: Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
Speaker:  Jag Nagendra
Date: June 23
Time: 12:00 -1:00 PM
1 Leadership PDU

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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PMI-SVC Mentor Program Announcement - June 2021

Dear PMI-SVC Members,

PMI-SVC is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the Summer
2021 iteration of our Chapter’s Mentor Program!

This is the opportunity for our chapter members to mentor those new to project
management or to learn new skills from others in the field with more experience.
Summer 2021 iteration of the mentor program is scheduled to kick- off on July 13,
2021. Once applications are received, the Mentor Program Team will get in touch with
applicants on mentor/mentee assignments.

If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee, please fill and submit the form below
by June 30th, 2021:

Click here to apply

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Design Thinking: An Innovation Tool for Turbulent Times -June 23

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 and Friday, June 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST     
Presenter : Rod Githens, PhD and Shelby Pierce

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Find your Dream Job for project manager - Part 2 - June 29

Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST     
Presenter : Maura Lemon

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Book Club - July 6

Date: July 6th - First Tuesday of the Month
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 PM PST

Presentation Title: Well-Read PM Book Club
This month’s book: Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein



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Unmasking Unrest – Exploring Root Causes of Workplace Conflict -July 7

Date: Wednesday 7/07/2021
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm PDT
Presentation Title: Unmasking Unrest – Exploring Root Causes of Workplace Conflict
PDU Category: Leadership / PDU (Professional Development Units): 1.5

Cost: Member / Non-member: Free


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Mentor program Summer 2021 Kick-off meeting- July 13

Date: Monday 7/13/2021
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM PDT
Mentor program Summer 2021 Kick-off meeting marks the beginning of our 4th iteration of the program for professional development.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events


Design Thinking: An Innovation Tool for Turbulent Times

06-25-2021 9:00 am -11:00 am

Presentation Title: Design Thinking: An Innovation Tool for Turbulent Times

Presentation Date:  Wednesday June 23,2021 & Friday June 25,2021
                       Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00AM PDT    

PMI Category:  Leadership: 2 hours 
                             Technical: 1 hour
                              Strategic: 1 hour

PDU (Professional Development Units): 4.0

Event Description: Do you need a customer-focused way of reimagining internal and external services? Design thinking provides an approach for deep understanding of service recipients’ needs. Organizations can use design thinking as a human-centered approach to transforming programs and services.

Design thinking arose out of product design with its deep focus on user needs and empathy. Today, it also provides a powerful method for transforming service delivery. As organizations grapple with pandemic and post-pandemic needs, they face massive challenges in delivering essential services. Design thinking offers a structure for purposeful redesigning for the user. We can use it to help our stakeholders reimagine services from the perspective of the person who experiences the services.

In this hands-on course, we’ll give you foundational knowledge and skills to facilitate basic design thinking processes.

Zoom Registration link:

Cost: PMI Member: $105 with PMI discount Coupon code: PMI-SAC 
   Non-PMI member: $110

Presenter Biography:
Rod Githens, PhD - Rod has led innovation processes for the last 15 years as an internal and external facilitator.  He began using design thinking in 2015 and successfully led the creation of a new set of academic programs using design thinking as a core methodology.  Eventually, he became Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Innovation, facilitating these processes throughout his school at University of the Pacific.  Currently, he teaches innovation and organization change as the Alexandra Greene Ottesen Endowed Chair.  Rod has also owned a consulting business since 2011, Githens and Associates. With a team of colleagues, he helps organizations serve their customers at levels they did not realize were possible through innovation, design, and strategy.

Shelby Pierce - Shelby helps groups and organizations that traditionally met in-person to create meaningful and productive online experiences. Prior to becoming a full-time facilitator, she had 10 years of experience in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Shelby has a rich background in community organizing and serves on the executive committee for several nonprofit boards. Since the start of the pandemic, she has worked with over 40 different groups around the world, ranging from local community initiatives and nonprofits to nationwide groups including healthcare, government, education, and international development.


Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Live Bootcamp - June 12 -July 3

06-26-2021 6:00 am -10:00 am
Virtual Event
845 / 945 Member/Non Member

Date: June 12 - July 3,  2021 (Saturdays) 4 sessions
Time: 6:00AM – 10:30AM PST     
Presenter : Barb Waters


PMP Exam Prep June 19 - July 17

06-26-2021 7:00 am -2:00 pm
Virtual Event

Date: 19 June to 17 July 2021 (5 Saturdays) 5 sessions
Time: 7:00AM – 2:00PM PST
Presenter: Harri Emari       

This PMP Exam Prep course will be delivered online
For more information:

To Register:
Go to, select the date, add it to cart, enter coupon code pmp445, and “place order

Retail price: $1,495 /
Member price: $1,050 / Non-member price: $1,295 (use coupon code pmp200)
(Other schedules with discounts offered by PMI-SVC are available - see


Find your Dream Job--Part II

06-29-2021 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Presentation Title:

 Find your Dream Job for project managers - Part II

 PMI Category: Strategic

PDU (Professional Development Units: 1.0

Presenter Biography Maura Lemon, Career Coach at Lee Hecht Harrison. Experienced coach and recruiter.


Event Description: 

Create a systematic plan of action to propel your career forward and produce results!

  • Get in the career fast lane and do the work you love
  • Create a job search strategy that is guaranteed to produce results
  • Tap into the tool 98% of recruiters use
  • Gain high visibility with recruiters
  • Present your best resume

Take the first step to your dream job and register for both workshops today!



Transformational Leadership Course

06-30-2021 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Date: May 12 – August 18, 2021
Time: 5-7pm, every other Wednesday

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New PMPs this month

  • Qayamuddin Usmani
  • Joseph Leppek
  • Damionne Reed

John Burbank: Volunteer Of The Quarter - April 2021 - June 2021

The PMI Sacramento Valley Chapter thanks and recognizes you for your outstanding efforts!

John Burbank

How long have you been volunteering for PMI-SVC?

I have only been a volunteer for a couple of years. I started out helping on a few technical issues that Viji and Brad needed assistance on. After that, I started doing the PMI submissions for the meetings, which is what I am doing now.

What do you enjoy about being a volunteer for the Chapter?

I really want people to be successful, so I do what I can to further the organization and the people within it. The PMI-SVC is a great organization with a large base of volunteers at various levels that make this organization grow and thrive. I am proud to be part of a group that has so many volunteers, bringing together their talents to build the PMI-SVC into a great organization.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife of 42 years, traveling, reading, or just hanging out together. I can also be found in my workshop making sawdust. I like working with wood, discovering new and interesting things to make.


Membership Statistics

Total Members 1581
New Members This Year 81
PMP® Members 1072
CAPM® Members 28
PgMP® Members 2
PMI-SP® Members 7
PMI-RMP® Members 9
PMI-ACP® Members 57
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 1
Members with no Certification 488
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1542
Student Members 28
Other Members 11

  • Qayamuddin Usmani, PMP,CAPM
  • Joseph Leppek, PMP
  • Damionne Reed, 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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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.