WELCOME TO PMI COASTAL BEND CHAPTER
The PMI Coastal Bend Chapter chapter was incorporated on August 30, 2000, and charterd on July 20, 2001. We are here to serve you, the Corpus Christi area and the entire Rio Grande Valley (zip codes 78300-78599). The chapter’s primary mission is to:
- To foster professionalism in the management of projects.
- To contribute to the quality and scope of project management.
- To stimulate appropriate global application of project management for the benefit of general public.
- To provide a recognized forum for the free exchange of ideas, applications, and solutions to project management issues among its members, and other interested and involved in project management.
- To identify and promote the fundamentals of project management and advance the body of knowledge for managing projects successfully.
- To partner with the Coastal Bend community to promote the project management discipline through relationships with industry and institutions of higher education.
Connecting to Communicate: Critical Skills for Leaders in a Changing World.
The people who can make their ideas heard and understood and inspire others to follow them are the ones who will have the biggest impact - especially now in the ever-evolving marketplace. Online meetings allow us to connect in ways that were not possible just a few years ago, but they require a different way of thinking and communicating. And the challenge is even greater for leaders, who must keep the lines of communication open while navigating a hybrid workspace and a team that may be spread worldwide. The good news is that it doesn’t require a huge shift to adjust the way you interact. Join us to learn the most effective communication strategies to keep your team interacting and performing at their best.. You will learn how the sound of your voice and the words you choose can impact the quality of your team interactions, and how even small changes in the way you connect and show compassion can reduce workplace stress and increase your team's effectiveness.
Jim Benvie PMP, “The History PM”, believes that project managers can learn valuable lessons from history. Many of his presentations combine elements of both history and project management, with topics as diverse as a medieval struggle for independence to a 20th-century humanitarian operation.
In this presentation Jim examines The Berlin Airlift and the lessons for today’s project managers.
The Berlin Airlift was the first round of the Cold War, and a shooting war with the Soviet Union was a very real possibility. In early 1948 the Soviets closed off all land and water transport routes to Berlin from western Germany. This left only a slender air bridge to supply the western allies and 2.4 million German civilians in West Berlin. The western political and military establishments believed the airlift would fail. But one man had done this before and believed that an airlift could succeed. This is the story of one of the most difficult but ultimately successful projects of the 20th century.
By the end of this session, attendees will have an enhanced understanding of:
- The importance of collaboration between all organizations involved in the project.
- The need for a balance between structure and innovation.
- The importance of the human factor.
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
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|Members with no Certification||43|
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Members in Spotlight
New Members This Month
- Devon Godinez
Renewing Members This Month
- Susana Narvaez
- Russell Young
- Curtis Gimbel
- Cory Taylor, PMP
- Lyndon Smiling, PMP
- Jose Lamboy, PMP
- Cristelia Hinojosa
- Andrew Bennett
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. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
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 E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
Our PMI Chapter 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.