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Mini-Courses

On a periodic basis, the Chapter offers a mini-course on the same night as the chapter meetings.  These popular one-hour sessions, available for a moderate additional fee, are held prior to the dinner meeting and enable participants to obtain an additional PDU as well as learn about another topic of interest.   Seats are limited and typically sell out, so early registration is recommended.

Registration

Advance registration for the mini-course is required.  Courses are posted on our website and registration can be completed securely via MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or DISCOVER card.   There are no early-registration discounts available for mini-courses.

After 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) on the day before a meeting, you may no longer register online.  You may however, still be able to attend the mini-course if it is not sold out.  It is recommended that you check via e-mail by 2:00 pm on the meeting day by sending a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to check availability.  You will receive confirmation via email that a spot is being held for you.   Only CASH and CHECKS are accepted at the door.

We are sorry, but we are unable to accept walk-in registrations.

Agenda

5:30 PM                Mini-Course Begins
6:30 PM                Mini Course Ends
6:30 PM                Dinner Begins for folks registered for Dinner at Chapter Meeting

Refunds

Although we understand circumstances arise which may require a registrant to miss an events, we are unable to offer refunds for mini-courses.    

Chapter Meetings

PMI Mass Bay holds monthly dinner meetings from September through June, typically on the third Thursday of each month.  The meetings are held in venues that can provide a first-class professional setting with full meal service and audio-visual support.  Meetings are held in different geographic areas to garner widespread participation of our chapter members.  In recent months our meetings have been held in Burlington, Newton, Wellesley, Cambridge, Boston, Woburn, Wakefield, Lexington, Dedham and Waltham.

Our chapter invites both our members and those interested in the project management profession to attend presentations from leading authorities on project management.

Speaking Opportunities

PMI Mass Bay welcomes speakers who can deliver interesting and insightful presentations on the application of project business-members.jpgmanagement techniques and methods.  Our monthly chapter meetings typically draw up between 90-150 professionals from a wide variety of industries and companies in the Boston areas.

The speakers and their presentation topics are advertised in our chapter newsletter, email blasts and on our website.  In addition, the chapter may share its upcoming events with other organizations,  advertise in local media or send postcards of upcoming events.   We serve a membership of over 2,500 and our mailing lists reach an extended community of over 5,000.

The Process

Interested speakers email our programs committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Our chapter representative will provide an overview of our audience and process and determine whether the speaker has a relevant and interesting topic.   Upon mutual agreement to proceed, we will obtain a bio and abstract of the presentation and begin promoting the event.  Prior to the presentation, we do require formal review of the presentation slides to ensure that the visuals meet our requirements the presentation and can be read by large audiences.

Meeting Date, Venue and Schedule

Our meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month from September through June.  Locations typically include major hotels located in suburban Boston (such as Burlington and Newton,) as well as Cambridge and Boston in the metro area.   Our meeting venues provide a first-class setting including full dinner service, environmental controls and full audio-visual support.

Meeting Schedule:

  • 5:30 Networking Hour with cash bar
  • 6:30 Dinner (normall sit-down)
  • 7:15 Chapter Announcements
  • 7:30 Formal Presentation
  • 8:30-8:45 Adjourn

Presentation Format

  • Formal interactive presentation for 45 minutes with a 15 minute Q&A closing
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Presentation will be loaded on the chapter's laptop (Windows PC) or speaker may provide their own.
  • Chapter provides: video projector with cables to laptop, 10 foot screen, and wireless lapel microphone or wireless hand held microphone.  Speaker provides laser pointer or other accessories.

Special Arrangements and Pre-approved Expenses

PMI Mass Bay does not generally provide compensation for speaker fees, copyright and licesense fees, etc.   The Chapter will reimburse reasonable travel fees including airfare and lodging when approved in advance.   PMI Mass Bay Chapter is not responsible for unapproved expenses incurred by the speaker or their company.   Dinner is provided for presenters.

Contact:
Programs Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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