October 2014 Chapter Meeting

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PMI-SNC Chapter MeetingJacqulineGrant

October 16th, 2014 5:30PM - 7:30 PM:   Register Here

(PMI-SNC members must log in to access the correct pricing.)

$25 for Members  - $30 for non-members 
*Registration ends: Tuesday October 14th at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Tuscany Suites and Casino

Presentation by: Jacqueline Grant, MBA, PMP: 

Your Career as a Project-Top 10 Best Practices for Your Next Career Move!

The rules of engagement for career growth have changed considerably over the past decade, especially how to work with recruiters! Whether you are new to project management or a seasoned professional, the economic climate and the way business is done today, demands that you are always seeking to professionally improve, advance, and strategically plan your next career move.


Ms. Grant is Owner & Director of The Management Academy, LLC. Her company currently serves entrepreneurs, medium, and large sized businesses, providing full circle business management consulting and professional development courses, workshops and seminars. The focus of TMA is to provide its clients with current project management, business, marketing, leadership, career development courses, and activities, to promote personal growth and professional advancement. Jacqueline is personally trained, coached, and mentored by Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, and author of 47 New York Times Bestsellers, including the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, and “The Success Principles.” As a professional trainer, speaker, author, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP), her passion and enthusiasm for teaching and life-long learning are the key elements, which make her effective with her clients.
Ms. Grant successfully served a two-year term as a leadership board member of Project Management

 Institute (PMI) Atlanta Chapter, where she was the VP of Professional Growth. She was responsible for providing professional development opportunities and resources for the almost 5,000 members of the professional association, and was the Program Manager for the chapter’s monthly Professional Growth Event.

Ms. Grant possesses over 20 years of experience working with several national non-profit organizations and substantial for-profit corporations, previously having worked as Director of Marketing for a New York based HMO, Consultant for the National Headquarters of the Girl Scouts of the USA and as Executive Director of a regional YMCA, where she was responsible for 13 locations. Ms. Grant has has provided business management and project management training to employees of corporate headquarters of Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, Coca Cola, as well as ATT, Verizon, and HP, to name a few. She has an extensive background in corporate communications, marketing, public relations, sales, and business development, across a number of business verticals. Her expertise lies in the areas of strategic development, recruitment, community development, vendor relations, and budget development/administration. This skill set has successfully achieved significant corporate goals and objectives, which increased profitability and visibility for a variety of businesses.

Ms. Grant is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Communications. She is also a graduate of Capella University, with a Masters in Business Administration. She specialized with a double major in Project Management and Information Technology Management, and earned a “Graduate with Distinction” honor. Ms. Grant is married with two children.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 17:29

Announcement for 2015 Board Nominations

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Hello Members & Guests of PMI-SNC:

It is time for our elections for the 2015 Board of Directors! As a PMI-SNC member, this is your chance to participate in chapter activities. As a member you can nominate someone (or yourself) for any open position and of course vote once the nomination period is over.  Voting will be done via Survey Monkey.  We encourage each and every one of you to participate in this year’s election process!

The positions that are elected are as follows.   All positions are for a one year term with the exception of the Executive Vice President, which is a two year term.   The 2015 Board term begins February 1, 2015 and ends January 31st, 2016.

If you are interested in any of these positions and want to know more about them, please see or e-mail any board member. The attached document details the responsibilities for each postion. The only requirement to serve on the board is that you must be a member of the Southern Nevada Chapter, in good standing.

Benefits of Serving on the Board

  • Gain invaluable leadership experience as a Board member. 
  • Expand your professional network in the PMI community and throughout Nevada.
  • Give back to the profession.
  • Earn PDUs through volunteer hours.
  • If possible, attend the PMI Region 7 or North America Leadership Conference.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing with PMI and the PMI Southern Nevada Chapter. Voting rights and the right to hold office are granted to regular members and student members.
  • Be willing to devote time and effort as a Director of the Southern Nevada Chapter
  • Have experience in the field of project management

Eligible members may nominate themselves, or be nominated by another Southern Nevada Chapter member.

Primary responsibilities for each position:

Executive Vice President, who becomes the president the following year.  This position fills in for the president when (s)he is absent.
VP of Programs, whose primary responsibility is to engage speakers for our monthly chapter meetings.
VP of Membership, whose primary responsibility is to take care of our membership by encouraging new members, planning events and activities for the membership.
VP of Public Relations, whose primary responsibility is to manage the chapter’s web page and advertising programs. 
VP of Finance, whose primary responsibility is to manage chapter finances.
VP of Education, whose primary responsibility is to manage the classes offered by the chapter.
VP of Communications, whose primary responsibility is to send out all communications regarding monthly chapter meetings, create and send monthly newsletters, and record minutes for board meetings.

The Election Schedule for 2015 is as follows:

Election Cycle was announced during our September chapter meeting.

Nomination Period: September 24 to October 15  

Election Period: October 15 to October 31 – via the PMI-SNC.org  website

Announce Election Results: November 20 – at the chapter meeting



Please e-mail your nomination(s) to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    


  • Nominee's name: 
  • Telephone Number:
  • Email address:
  • Position Desired:
  • A brief description on why you are nominating this person for this board position.   

*Feel free to nominate yourself!
*Each nominee will have the opportunity to write a brief bio for the October newsletter and the website.
*New board members will be invited to attend the board meeting that follows the chapter meeting on November 20, 2014.

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             Fall 2014
**PMP Prep Course**

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When:             All six dates: September 20-21, September 27-28, October 4-5

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                       650 White Dr Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89119

Directions:    Go north on Amigo at Warm Springs.  Road turns into White Dr,  
                       Building on your left

Times:            8:00am – 5:00pm


Prep for PMP exam on PMBOK, 5th Edition

This PMP Prep Course is offered by your PMI Southern Nevada Chapter and will help you prepare
for the PMP exam at an unbelievably low cost. This six day course held on weekends has a high
success rate of students passing the PMP Certification Exam. The course is
conducted by PMBOK knowledgeable instructors who are PMP certified with years
of practical project management experience. 

The PMP Prep Course covers the PMBOK processes and knowledge areas and
other information needed to pass the PMP Exam and qualifies for your needed
education units. This course will help you understand the PMBOK information and
what the test will cover as you study to prepare for taking your exam on the
PMBOK, 5th edition.

Included in the cost each student will receive:

*Andy Crowe’s Pass the PMP 5th Edition textbook
*Quick Reference Guide, Study Flash Cards
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PMI-SNC Members: $750*

Non Members:           $850

2014 Call for Speakers

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Attention Members!

We are looking to fill out the calendar with speakers!

Please see the 2014 Call for Speakers

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 18:31

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Please Welcome the 2014 Board of Directors

To contact a member of the board, select their name below:

President, Audry (JB) Batiste, PMP                          

Executive VP, Laura Okey, PMP                              

VP Communications, Heather Pelley-Hill, PMP       

VP Finance, Michael Brown, PMP                         

VP Programs, Jacqueline Landry, PMP                    

VP Education, Ricki Henry, PMP                             

VP Membership, Jermaine Dykes                             

VP Public Relations, Jason Kokoszka                      

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