Chapter Events


Project managers must keep their skills sharp and their professional network active.  The Fort Worth PMI chapter provides a variety of volunteer-run programs and events each month.  These are designed to keep you informed and up-to-date so that you are prepared to navigate the ever-changing job market. It's our mission to be an essential resource for our community by incorporating educational and networking opportunities.
 
All events are posted on the calendar and in the bi-monthly e-newsletter.  To ensure you get notified about upcoming events, please sign up for our mailing list.  We hope to see you at an upcoming event soon!
 
Below is a summary of the types of events offered:

 
Event Name / Frequency Description PDUs
Dinner Meeting
Monthly (except December)
Educational program, dinner and networking event; held on the third Thursday of the month. 1
Lunch meeting
Monthly
Educational program, lunch and networking event 1
Workshops (general)
monthly
Project management skills/knowledge development; training events (members only) varies
Workshops - Certifications
2-4/year
Preparatory courses for PMI certifications such as the PMP (members only) varies
Book Club
every 6 weeks
Small discussion groups; networking 2
Toastmasters
monthly
Improve communication and leadership skills (members only); typically first Tuesday of each month 2
Professional Development Day (PDD)
Annually
Multi-track conference event up to 8 PDUs

  
Networking Opportunities
 
In addition to the events, the FWPMI chapter is an excellent place to network with other like-minded professionals.  Come early to events and network with others.  Join our LinkedIn and Facebook groups.  Volunteering is also a great way to meeting people and expand your professional network.  Share your skills or learn some new ones.
 
Register for an Event (Members)
 
You may register for any event via the online registration process.  Each event registration is handled separately and requires the creation of a simple login profile.  When you become a chapter member, you'll receive a welcome email with your login ID and temporary password automatically.  Guests may attend many of the chapter events and will also require a login profile.  This expedites the check-in process onsite.
 
Pricing for events varies and is shown in the event description.  We offer early bird and member discounts for most events.  You must login and pay in advance to take advantage of eligible discounts.
 
1.  Login to the chapter website
2. Select the desired event from the calendar.
3. Click the "register" button and provide requested information.
4. Payment step (if applicable): you have the choice of paying now or at the door.
    * Pay now with your credit card using PayPal's secure service.  There's no need to have a PayPal account.
    * Pay at the door with either cash or check.
5. Process complete!
 
Credit card payments are only available when registering online.  Eligible discounts are applied based on when payment is processed.
 
Advanced registration is strongly encouraged so that we can make sure there's plenty of food, seats and materials for everyone.  Walk-ins (attempting to attend an event without registering in advance) run the risk that they'll be turned away at the door if the event is sold out. 
 
There are additional benefits for registering in advance:
 
* Speeds up the check-in process.  Go directly to the "Paid in Advance" table, sign the sign-in sheet, collect your receipt and you're done
* We'll file your PDUs for you (if certified).  Walk-ins are responsible for filing their own if they cannot provide adequate documentation (1-2 PDU events only)
* All of your events are captured so you have a historical record conveniently stored under the "My Events" section of the website.
* You'll have a pre-printed name tag and receipt waiting for you.
 
Register for an Event (Non-Member & Guests)
 
Our registration system requires that every attendee has an ID established.  You will be greeted at the sign-in desk, your name will appear on the sign in sheets and we'll have your name tag and receipt ready for you.   The first step is to select the event that you wish to attend.  There are two ways to select an event.  There are links to upcoming events on the Home page or you can click "calendars" and access it from there.
 
Click on the event and the registration link will appear.  Click on "Not a member?" and you will be asked to complete a simple form that will create a guest ID and password for you.  Once complete, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the register button.  You will be able to complete our registration and payment process as outlined in the Member section above.
 
NOTE:  If you are a member trying to register a guest remember to log-out and then proceed as outlined above to register your guests so that they will have their own unique guest ID.

  
Cancel a Registration
 
Sometimes plans change and you'll need to cancel an event registration.  Login to the chapter website and select the event.  You'll see the "cancel registration" button.  Click to cancel.  Refunds may be issued in accordance with chapter refund policy.