Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI


SM-Share-AdobeStock133776549The PMINEO website pages now have social media buttons, making it easy for members to share PMINEO content to their own social media accounts. 

The buttons are under the title of the individual website pages and are easy to use. The buttons provide users with instant access to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and a large list of other social media sites under the More button.

Posting PMINEO content to your social media accounts is a great way to keep your accounts fresh, while helping “spread the word” about PMINEO and the value of project management. 

The new button tool makes it fast and easy to leverage social media – so give them a try! 



Many thanks to PMINEO Webmaster, Jessie Stanton, and the technical team at Proteon Software for installing this great tool for PMINEO members to build their social media brand.


Leveraging Technology to Engage Chapter Members in
PMINEO’s Mission, Vision and 2017 Strategic Focus

On February 22. 2017 over 130 PMINEO members participated in the chapter’s first 100% virtual chapter meeting.  PMINEO members logged in from all over Northeast Ohio to learn from PMINEO chapter  leaders about PMINEO’s programs, vision, and 2017 focus.

Judging from the feedback from chapter members, the virtual meeting was a great way to engage PMINEO’s members.  Participating members also got the added benefit of earning 1.5 PDU’s!

The presentation slides are available for download by PMINEO members HERE.

Highlights of the meeting included:

  • PMINEO Chapter President Paul Allen’s overview of PMINEO’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Focus for 2017.
  • Reports from the PMINEO Operations Board on Key Projects for 2017
    • Joe Anastasi reported on Outreach intitiatives
    • Jim Stremple reported on Operations initiatives
    • Todd Jones reported on Member Services initiatives.
  • A review of upcoming 2017 events, including:
    • Seminars and PDU opportunities
    • Job seeker events
    • Networking opportunities
  • A virtual Q&A session (see questions and answers below)

A complete list of PMINEO’s 2017 events is available on the PMINEO website HERE.  

Chapter meetings and events are a great way for PMINEO members to connect with their fellow professionals, while advancing the project management profession.  Please join your fellow members at our 2017 chapter events and get in on the fun!

2/22/17 Virtual Chapter Meeting Q&A

Q: What is the current membership volunteer rate if the goal is 10%?

A: Current rate is 6%, just short of 80%.  Volunteers serve in different levels of commitment.  Come to a meeting or two.  146ish people

Q: What's the theme for the May PDD?

A:  No specific theme for PDD, we will have multiple speakers. More to come 

Q: A few years ago we hosted meetings at various locations - one was U of Akron. Are you considering having any sessions in Akron again for those of us who live a little further south.

A: We are hosting are next meeting at Walsh University. 

Q: What percentage of the membership is IT related versus construction of other areas of project management?  - Engineering, construction, banking, insurance, health.

A: Jim will be doing additional research and will be able to provide information at a later date.

Q: How do we get PDUs for volunteering – there is a maximum of volunteer hours per year (24 per cycle)

A: Take part on a committee you earn volunteer hours.

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*Register by midnight Saturday, 4/18*

Topic: Discussion of Ethics - Performing Under Pressure in an Uncertain World

Summary of Presentation:

Join us as we welcome Dr. Peter Rea, an internationally-acclaimed speaker and co-author of several books. Dr. Rea teaches a “Power & Ethics” MBA course at Baldwin Wallace University, with an emphasis upon a foundation of personal values and integrity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, share ideas and learn from an authority on Ethics!

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Lee R. Lambert is coming back to Cleveland with a BRAND NEW workshop you can't afford to miss! These 8 hours may seriously change your life!

Don't Worry, Be Happy! A PM Oxymoron? Not-so-Secret Tools for Efficient Productive PM (With or Without a PMO)
with Lee Lambert, PMP, CEO
8 PDUs

Start/Event Date Finish Date    Activity Owner
  12/3/2013 Newsletter December 2013 Publish Communication Team
12/6/2013  12/6/2013 Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
12/6/2013  12/6/2013 How to Get R Done Seminar Lambert
12/9/2013  12/9/2013 PM Overview for Students Seminar Student Leadership
12/9/2013  12/9/2013 Kerzner Dinner Meeting Email Blast includes Community Service gathering Communication Team
12/10/2013  12/10/2013 Registration Demo Conference CG
12/11/2013  12/20/2013 WLE Chapter PDD Email Blast
12/11/2013  12/12/13 Chapter Leadership Meeting Email Blast JK
12/15/2013  12/20/2013

Board and Planning Meetings Schedule, Create Articles, Add to Calendar

12/18/2013  12/17/2013 Member Retention Email Blasts, Conferenced Demo of Mail Merge w CG, DS, JB
Diana Shall
12/20/2013  1/11/2014 Membership Vanity Email Routing Follow Up JB
12/20/2013  12/20/2013 Post Website Research to Skydrive JB


Kerzner Award Dinner Meeting Email Blast
Communication Team
1/8/2014  1/8/2014 RPYC Meeting, 1/23/14, Email Blast Communication Team
1/9/2014  1/9/2014 Lambert January Event Email Blast Lambert
01/10/2014  1/12/2014 Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
1/13/2014  1/13/2014 PMO Birds of Feather 2/12 Event, RPYC 2/27 Meeting, and March Chapter Meeting 3/20 Announcement Postings  
1/14/2014  1/14/2014 PMO Birds of Feather 2/12 Event, RPYC 2/27 Meeting, and March Chapter Meeting 3/20 Registration Set Ups - CG Set Up Registrations  
1/14/2013  1/14/2014 Board Meeting President
1/15/2014  1/15/2014 Newsletter January 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
1/15/2014  1/15/2014 Birds of a Feather 2/12 Event Email Blast  Kuster Jones
1/16/2014  1/16/2014 Chapter Meetings 2/20 and 3/20 Announcement Email Blast Communication Team
1/17/2014  1/17/2014 RPYC 2/27 Annoucement Email Blast RPYC
1/17/2014  1/17/2014 Review Live, SkyOutlook Account Communication Team
1/17/2014  1/17/2014 Newsletter January 2014 Draft to Leadership Team Communication Team
1/17/2014 1/17/2014 Social Media Postings (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)-Events dated 1/22/2014 to 2/12/14   Communication Team
1/18/2013  1/18/2014 Chapter Leader Meeting (In Person w Registration) President
1/20/2014  1/19/2014 Create and Post PDU Form for Kerzner Dinner Chapter Meeting, Add PDU Form to Event Article, Create Event Activity for PDU Claims with PMI
1/22/2014  1/22/2014 Kerzner Award Dinner Chapter Meeting Member Services
1/23/2014  1/23/2014 RPYC Meeting RPYC Team
1/24/2014  1/24/2014 DEP/Newsletter List Updates - CG Complete
Communication Team
1/25/2014  1/25/2014 Presidents Letter to the Chapter Email Blast -- added by CG on 1/14/14  Communication Team
1/25/2014 1/25/2014 PMP Study Group 1/28, Response to member email inquiries  
1/26/2014 1/26/2014 Roeder International Project Management Article Posting to Website  
1/29/2014  1/28/2014 Kerzner Award Dinner Thank You Letters and Batch PDU Claim Projected Due Date Communication Team
1/30/2014 1/30/2014 Volunteer Updates to Website Page  
1/30/2014 1/30/2014 Newsletter 2nd Draft to Leadership Team, One Last Look!  
1/31/2014  1/31/2014 Newsletter January 2014 Publish  
2/4/2014  2/4/2014 Orientation Materials for Communications Conference Call  
2/5/2014  2/16/2014 Membership Retention Lists Receive  
2/7/2014  2/8/2014 February Chapter Meeting, Email Blast Communication Team
2/8/2014 2/9/2014 RPYC Meeting 2/27, Email Blast  
2/9/2014 2/9/2014 Roeder E Training Posting to Website, Reponse to Emails  
2/10/2014 2/10/2014 Roeder E Training Email Blast Set Up  
2/12/2014 2/12/2014 Update Volunteer and Leadership Page with Open Positions  
2/12/2014  2/12/2014 PMO Birds of a Feather Event J Kuster and TR Jones
2/15/2014  2/16/2014 Newsletter February 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
2/18/2014  2/22/2014 Newsletter February 2014 Draft to Leadership

Communication Team

2/18/2014  2/18/20145 Vanity Email Updates  


Roeder E Training Email Blast  
2/19/2014  2/19/2014 June Chapter Meeting Registration Set Up  
2/20/2014  2/20/2014 February Chapter Meeting, Project Failure vs Success Member Services
2/21/2014  2/21/2014 Roeder International Project Management Email Blast - This Week  
2/26/2014  2/25/2014 February Chapter Meeting, PDU Form, Thank You Letters, PDU Batch Claim Projected Due Date  
2/26/2014  2/26/214 March RPYC Meeting Article/Registration  
2/26/2014  3/1/2014 May Chapter Meeting Article/Registration  
2/27/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
2/27/2014  2/27/2014 RPYC Meeting, How to Make Networking a Strategy that Works Communication Team


Newsletter February 2014 Publish Brad Kahn
3/2/2014  3/6/2014 2013 Volunteer Recognition Email Blast  
3/3/2014  3/6/2014 Membership Retention Email Blasts  
3/4/2014  3/8/2014 Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
3/3/2014  3/6/2014 2013 Volunteer Recognition Invitation  
3/5/2014   Receive Membership Retention Lists  
3/6/2014 3/8/2014 March Chapter Meeting 3/20 Email Blast  
3/8/2014 3/8/2014 Update JNew Leadership Team List  
3/9/2014   March RPYC Meeting 3/25 Reminder Email Blast  
3/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
3/11/2014 3/11/2014 April Chapter Meeting Article Posting, Registration Set Up  
3/13/2014 3/13/2014 April Chapter Meeting Annoucement Email Blast  
3/13/2014 3/13/2014 Communication Goals Information to Team  
3/14/2014   Update Communication Template  
3/14/2014 3/22/2014 Sponsor Event Posting to Event Calendar  
3/15/2014 3/15/2014 Leadership Page Vanity Email Review and Updates  
3/15/2014 3/16/2014 Resend Volunteer Recognition Email Blast  
3/20/2014 3/20/2014 March Chapter Meeting, Communicating Professional Brand  
3/24/2014   Newsletter March 2014 Draft to Leadership Team  
3/27/2014   March Chapter Meeting, Thank You Letters and PDU Processsing  
3/28/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates, Chris Gentry wil process Communication Team
3/28/2014   Roeder International Project Management Event Roeder
3/29/2014 3/29/2014 Lambert Blended Learning 3/29-5/3  
3/29/2014   April Chapter Meeting, An Agile Story Reminder Email Blast  
3/31/2014   Newsletter March 2014 Publish Communication Team
3/31/2014   PDD Email Blast #1  
3/31/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates  
4/9/2014   April Chapter Meeting, An Agile Story  
4/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
4/15/2014   Newsletter April 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
4/17/2014   Newsletter April 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
4/25/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
4/28/2014   Newsletter April 2014 Publish Communication Team
4/30/2014   PDD Email Blast #2  
5/1/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team5/
5/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
5/15/2014   Newsletter May 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
5/17/2014   Newsletter May 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
5/23/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
5/26/2014   Newsletter May 2014 Publish Communication Team
5/27/2014   Email Blast #3  
5/29/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
5/29/2014   Roeder Implement Strategy and Change Behavior Email Blast-This Week
6/1/2014   PDD Reminder Email Blast  
6/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
6/13/2014   Roeder Implement Strategy and Change Behavior Event Roeder
6/15/2014   Newsletter June 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
6/17/2014   Newsletter June 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
6/20/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
6/23/2014   Newsletter June 2014 Publish Communication Team
6/26/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
7/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
7/15/2014   Newsletter July 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
7/17/2014   Newsletter July 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
7/25/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
7/28/2014   Newsletter July 2014 Publish Communication Team
7/28/2014   Roeder Project Management Negotiation Email Blast - This Week  
7/31/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team
8/10/2014   Membership Retention Email Blasts Diana Shall
8/15/2014   Newsletter August 2014 Draft to CG Communication Team
8/17/2014   Newsletter August 2014 Draft to Leadership Communication Team
8/22/2014   DEP/Newsletter List Updates Communication Team
8/25/2014   Newsletter August 2014 Publish Communication Team
8/28/2014   Social Media Chapter Events Updates Communication Team

9/11/2014- 9/12/2014

  Roeder Project Management Negotiation Event - 2 Days


  Roeder Communicate with Competence and Confidence Email Blast-This Week  


  Newsletter September 2014 Publish  


  Newsletter October 2014 Publish  


  Roeder Communicate with Competence and Confidence Event  Roeder


  Newsletter November 2014 Publish  


  Newsletter December 2014 Publish  

Northeast Ohio Project Management Institute's Annual Professional Development Day  (4 PDUs)

Featuring: "Strategies for Successful Leadership" with Nationally Renowned Leadership Speakers

Presentation Summary: Please join the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute for its Annual Professional Development Day. Professional Development Day is open to chapter members and the general public. This exciting educational event will allow participants to expand their professional networks, sharpen individual skills, learn new skills in developing teams, and earn PDUs!

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Topic: Do you want to become a great leader? Success is born of behaviors and choices that lead to exceptional performance. Neal Whitten will reveal leading edge, best-practice, results-oriented behaviors and actions that will promote your professional and personal success. Ron Taylor will provide a unique approach that examines how we learn from leaders by what they do and what we see, and how to use this to improve our own leadership presence.

Meeting Presentation: PDD Master Presentation 6/5/2014

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  • Opening Keynote Speaker ~ Neal Whitten ~ Topic: “Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance”
  • Concluding Keynote Speaker ~ Ron Taylor ~ Topic: “What the Dog Saw: Improving Leadership Presence”

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Time: 7:30am -12:30pm

Location: Holiday Inn Independence ~ 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131


7:30am - 8:25am: Registration ~ Continental Breakfast ~ Networking

8:25am - 8:30am: Opening Announcements

8:30am - 10:30am: Opening Keynote

10:30am - 10:45am: Break

10:45am - 10:50am: Announcements

10:50am - 12:25pm: Closing Keynote

12:25pm – 12:30pm: Closing Comments - Raffle


Early Bird Registration, On or before May 5th, Member $100, Non-Member $115

After May 5th: Member $120, Non-Member $135

Registration: Register using the "Register Now!" button below. 

You will need to register with a valid PMI ID if you are a member of the local PMI chapter and want PDU's.

Refreshments: Continental Breakfast & Snacks

PDUs: 4 , Access PDU form here, or on the main website under Events Calendar>PDU Forms

Speaker Biographies:

Neal Whitten, PMP, president of The Neal Whitten Group, is a popular speaker, trainer, consultant, mentor, and best-selling author in the areas of leadership, project management, and employee development. He has written over 100 articles for professional magazines and is the author of seven books. With over 35 years of front-line project management experience, Neal has developed and instructed dozens of unique workshops and presented to many thousands of people from across hundreds of companies, institutions and public organizations. Neal is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has been a contributing editor of PMI’s PM Network® magazine for over 15 years.

Ron Taylor, MBA, PMP, is an internationally known leader, lecturer, author, and consultant, and is the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. He is Past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute, the largest PMI Chapter in the world, with over 11,000 members. During Ron’s tenure as President, the Chapter was named PMI Chapter of the Year and Ron became the only person in the 35-year history of the Chapter to be named Leader of the Year of the 500,000-person Project Management Institute.


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Overview:  Working with difficult people is not only frustrating and stressful; it can also cost you, your project and your organization time and money. This program will provide powerful insights into how to develop the interpersonal and communication skills you need to recognize and respond to difficult and non-productive behavior in project team members, co-workers AND managers. You will be able to separate people from problems, act rather than react, and shape and encourage acceptable, productive behavior. The emphasis is on understanding why difficult people behave the way they do—and how best to deal with them. Through the administration of a proven Personal Assessment Instrument, you will be able to determine your personal preferences in dealing with conflict and assess whether the use of your preferred style will lead to conflict resolution and project performance improvement.


Topic: Doing Project Management the Agile Way (What does Agile mean for a PM?)

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:00–8:30 pm
6-6:45pm Networking Opportunity; 6:45pm Announcements; 7-8:30pm Presentation

Location: Westfield Insurance - Blair Center: One Park Circle, Westfield Center, OH  44251 
Click here for driving directions.

Cost: Free for Students, Chapter Members, Speaker, Employees of host company, and Greeters. 
All others are charged a $5 fee. A valid PMI id is required if you are a member of the local chapter.

PDUs: 1.5   Download PDU form

Register: Click here to register for this event.

By the end of April 2011, PMI will send out a web-based survey to all of our chapter members to measure chapter member satisfaction with the core services provided by the Chapter. Examples of the Chapter's core services includes monthly meetings, Professional Development Days (PDDs), communications to new members, website content, new member recognition and Chapter marketing.  More information on our Core Services

Additionally, the survey will capture your recommendations on additional services you would like to see the Chapter provide and is input to the Chapter's Strategic Alignment Scorecard (SAS). More information on the SAS

When you receive this survey, please complete it as this information will be used by the Chapter's leadership team to continue providing the highest level of value to chapter members. If you have any questions on the survey, core services or SAS, click here to send your question via e-mail to the VP of Standards and Compliance for the Chapter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The chapter is offering to help start a user group for a Project Management tool, or any other tool such as MS Project, Clarity, Primavera, or MS-Sharepoint.   There would be one group per system type.  If you are interested, send an email to Bob Zoller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please provide your name, email address, tool name, and any comments about what you would like to see from the group.