Improve your skills by attending chapter meet-ups and special guest talks where you can learn how to approach new challenges from people who have faced similar obstacles in the past.
2022 Volunteer Appreciation Event
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Event Name: Technology Forum
Date: 4th Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
PDU Category: Based on content (# of PDUs: 1-2 PDUs depending on duration)
Description: The Technology Forum provides everyone – Chapter Members and Non-Members – with opportunities to attend presentations from industry experts on topics related to the use of Technology, Technology Trends, and Project Management Methodologies to enable success in Project Management. Industry experts with specialized knowledge and experience are invited to make these presentations in an interactive, learning environment.
Where: Zoom Virtual - Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Description: The PMI-SVC Agile Forum is intended for anyone involved with or interested in Agile Methodologies and how they relate to Project Management. The Agile Forum is free to attend, and PMI membership is not required. Currently, this is a virtual forum, and registration is required.
Meeting Frequency: The Agile Forum will meet monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please check the events calendar for more information.
Where: Virtual Meeting
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Description: This is a facilitated roundtable discussion on agenda topics solicited from the attendees during introductions. The intent of these meetings is to promote an informal gathering of a dozen project managers, working in commercial and private sector organizations to discuss current topics related to project management. Participants will receive suggestions from the other attendees on current challenges, and share information on items of interest. These meetings are open to anyone who is interested enhancing their project management knowledge and meeting other PM professionals. A Chapter Volunteer facilitates every meeting.
What can you expect to gain from attending this meeting?
The intent of the meeting is to add to each participant’s knowledge of project management and provide an opportunity to network with other PM professionals from a wide variety of vocational disciplines.
We will spend about 10 minutes at the beginning of each discussion on a monthly kickoff topic of general interest. You are welcome to share your ideas, expertise, and experience in this field. As always, please bring your own topics of interest for sharing with your colleagues. We are always happy to help with networking.
Cost: The only cost is what you order form the menu, separate checks.
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Forum Chair : Chris Ignasiak
When: Saturday, July 8
Where: Brookfields Restaurant, Rancho Cordova.
Please register in advance for this meeting.
PDU's Earned = 1
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.
New PMPs this monthThere are no new PMPs this month.
Evelyne Konedeng Volunteer of the Quarter: July 2022 to September 2022
1.When did you first join PMI-SVC?
I joined PMI-Sacramento Valley Chapter in September of 2021! In reflection, it is one of the best decisions I have made!
2.What were you looking for when you joined?
Once I learned that PMI chapters are volunteer-run communities that allow you to connect to other project management professionals, develop your skills and give back to your local area, I knew as a PMP Certificate holder, this might be the perfect community for me. I needed to find a structure and viable schedule to encourage me to continue to build on my PM discipline outside my typical work week. Discovering that many members, directors and board members have day jobs, I wanted to learn more intimately what Chapters offered those types of individuals. It has always been intriguing. What drew me in was the Guest Pass Program at PMI-SVC. It allowed me to get in and explore opportunities with no risks.
3.What have you learned (professionally and personally) through your volunteering journey?
Through my volunteering journey, I have learned a large amount about what a Chapter does for a community of peers and how these connections amplify one’s professional development. PMI-SVC’s calendar of events is jam-packed with options. The Board of Directors is highly active and engaged considering they are all volunteers as well. This experience has added a confidence level based on the trust learned in the best practices and integrity of those in the same discipline across all industries. While we all have niches, the core of our discipline is undeniably: project management and servant leadership. The lessons combined continue to polish my outlook, approaches, and playbook strategies. On a personal level, I sincerely and genuinely enjoy giving back when I can, while making a commitment to contribute.
4.What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer for the Chapter?
What I enjoy most about being a volunteer is working with our Vice President of Member Relations, Adam Schmidt. His leadership style, flexibility, agility, and delivery are exemplary in my opinion. The projects I am assigned align well with what I enjoy working on, passionately. The pressure is different when volunteering. I truly appreciate being able to explore new interests and datasets while applying my existing skillsets and toolbox to achieve the tasks at hand to practice and apply new skillsets while learning different software solutions “for fun”. Volunteering has expanded my technical horizons in various ways. Always learning, keeping things fresh and exciting. I love change and variety!
5.Please complete this sentence: Being a volunteer for the Chapter has given me the opportunity to: keep my mind sharp in different avenues of Project Management and Leadership. It places me in realistic scenarios to be part of problem-solving efforts for an entity that is all about giving back to its community.
6.What would you advise PMI-SVC members that are considering volunteering?
If you’re considering volunteering, just inquire within! As the Capital of California, belonging to the Sacramento Valley Chapter is an obvious choice if you are within your personal acceptable distance. Between virtual and in-person events, there should be plenty for you to pick from. Someone (including myself if requested) within PMI-SVC will be more than happy to spend some time with you to intimately discover what you could contribute towards while simultaneously receive the priceless return of giving back to our PM community as PDUs and other non-monetary fulfilling rewards!
7.What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy getting lost on my Can Am Ryker 900 Sport! When possible, I plan and love to travel to new locations. Some of my favorite local places include Monterey and Big Sur, even Hawaii. I’ve traveled to several states and plan to do several more. I hope to make it back to France this April 2023 and go even further eventually! I love visiting my friends and family as often as I can. Some of my other hobbies include interior design/décor and event planning!
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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
email@example.com 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.
Our Current Corporate Partners
The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. The Sacramento Chapter of PMI was established in 1989 and proudly serves Greater Sacramento and surrounding areas. We currently have 1,860+ members - over a third of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 100s of unique companies and the public sector ( state & local governments, universities)
For Sponsorship/Partnership Information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.