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Benefits of Joining PMI Tulsa

If you’re here, you’re probably looking for ways to enhance, grow and/or compliment your existing project management repertoire. And we’re so glad you found us! Through this blog, our learning courses, social channels and more, we’re continuously working to help this community learn more about the many opportunities and resources that can help amplify your skills and knowledge in Project Management. One of these key resources happens to be right in our backyard- the Tulsa Chapter of the Project Management Institute.

“The Tulsa Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is part of a global organization that serves over 265,000 members around the world.  With a reach of over 1,000 professionals in Northeastern Oklahoma, we are dedicated to serving the career development objectives of Professional Project Managers. Our chapter provides all of the resources you’ll need to get your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, refine and grow your skills through lecture and discussion, and build relationships with others in the profession at one of our many hosted events.” – via PMI Tulsa online.

Arrowhead Consulting is proud to announce our partnership and sponsorship of the PMI Tulsa Chapter in 2018! We look forward to sharing more about their events, opportunities as the year progresses. Thinking about joining PMI Tulsa yourself? A few major benefits to consider:

Learning Opportunities Through Workshops

As project managers our industry is constantly changing and being updated. Through your membership with PMI Tulsa, you gain the opportunity to stay on top of the newest best practices by attending workshops and professional development seminars.

Upcoming workshops from PMI Tulsa are as follows:

  • April Chapter Meeting – Ryan McDonald presents “Cloud Technology and Digital Transformation”
  • May Chapter Meeting – April Jorgensen presents “Establishing a PMO”

An Abundance of Free and Discounted Online Materials & PDU’s

As a member of PMI Tulsa, you will save money on otherwise costly materials such as a free digital copy of the PMBOK Guide, various PMI published research papers as well as a discounted price on the PMP Certification Exam. This all adds up to over $185 in savings, exceeding the $139 cost of joining.

Additionally, PMI has an abundance of free webinars that can be viewed to earn unlimited numbers of Category-A PDU’s. Upon completion of a webinar, the PDU’s are automatically reported to PMI, eliminating the need for you to report them yourself.

A Chance to Share Knowledge

As subject matter experts with a combined 100+ years of experience in project management, we’d like to believe we have some valuable information to pass along. Last month, Kris Reynolds did just that by presenting at PMI Tulsa’s monthly chapter meeting on Strategic Thinking for Today’s Leaders.

The session was designed to help participants change their focus from day-to-day issue management to a long-term, strategic perspective. It involves the use of case studies and real-world examples that encourage non-linear thinking and help participants “look around the corner.” The learner outcomes were as follows:

  • Improve critical thinking skills
  • How to make strategic decisions amidst uncertainty
  • Understand the symptoms of the Circle of Habit and how to break free
  • Learn techniques for analyzing and justifying strategic decisions at all levels of an organization

If you would like to view the presentation, follow this link:

https://youtu.be/sojacoYCMVA

Networking with Decision Makers

Perhaps the most important benefit on joining PMI Tulsa is networking with other professionals in project management. So much can be gained from expanding your network, including lessons learned on exams or projects, and even potential business partnerships. Through monthly chapter meetings, members enjoy built in time to expand their network and become more involved in the PM discipline.

To learn more about becoming a member of PMI Tulsa, visit their website at: pmitulsa.org.  And whether you’re ready to join or not, be sure to follow them in the social sphere on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Stay connected to stay in the loop; we look forward to bringing you more news, updates and chapter happenings from PMI Tulsa throughout the year!

 

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