Chantilly Local Community

Each month the PMIWDC Chantilly Committee volunteers bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. Meetings are held at the Sully District McDonnell Community room at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly VA 20151. 

Registration is free to PMI-WDC members and friends. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 and presentations begin at noon, lasting 45-50 minutes, allowing 10 -15 minutes for Q&A.  Each PMI member receives 1 PDU for attending.

This is an opportunity to network with other professionals.  Pre-registration is recommended. Presentations are usually scheduled the second Thursday of the month. If you are interested in presenting or volunteering with the Chantilly committee, please contact the PMIWDC Staff, at info@pmiwdc.org, who can put you in touch with the Chantilly Committee Volunteers. 

  • Virtual: Curiosity, Conflict, and Communication

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    Stress is especially high these days! If you believe that miscommunication within your project team is a source of stress, this interactive online workshop will help.

    Conflict is both common and uncomfortable. Even the most close-knit teams will encounter conflict on occasion. In some workplaces, conflicts are resolved quickly and easily; in others, it seems like disputes and arguments happen all the time - and fester, contributing to distrust and more conflict, in a vicious cycle.

    There are multiple steps project managers can take to create a culture where conflicts are minimized. Just as important, there are simple tips managers can follow to handle the stress of a conflict with grace and fairness, and model curiosity to help teams build a more collaborative culture.

    Virtual: Curiosity, Conflict, and Communication

  • The Workplace Project: Repopulating Today's Workspaces in a post COVID World

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    William Hendrix, Workplace Practice Leader for Little Diversified Architectural Consulting and Lindsey Walker, a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner will help you navigate re-populating and re-engaging your team and employees in a post COVID-19 world. Adjusting personal workspaces and also collaborative team and conference areas calls for creative thinking along with awareness of current, often dynamic guidelines. Join us virtually and see how these experts are "changing spaces" to accommodate our new reality. No mask required!

    The Workplace Project: Repopulating Today's Workspaces in a post COVID World

  • Virtual: Getting to Published: A Panel Discussion on Book Publishing

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    Ever thought about writing a book? Maybe you’ve had an amazing experience or know of a great story that needs to be told! Join local authors and a publisher for this panel discussion as they share their experiences and the journey they took to complete their individual publishing projects.

    Virtual: Getting to Published: A Panel Discussion on Book Publishing

  • The Organization Project: Organize Everything - Simplify Life

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    There are only a few steps to a basic residential organizing project. Add emotions and personal history and the job gets more complicated. We will explore the process of how to go from chaos to clarity in a residential space. Learn ways to challenge yourself to let go and then what to do with the items you no longer need. Consider the factors that determine how much time a project will take. Gain understanding of how to set up your space to better maintain the organization you put into place.

    The Organization Project: Organize Everything - Simplify Life

  • The 2020 Census Project! Communications from the County

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    Every 10 years, the Census Bureau is required to count all residents of the United States. This information determines how many representatives we have in state and federal legislatures and guides funding allocations for education, healthcare, and infrastructure. In Fairfax County, a Complete Count Committee is mobilizing efforts to reach Hard to Count communities like renters and caregivers of young children. Join us to discuss ways you can use information from the Census to advance your own projects and how you can get involved in making sure that we can an accurate count.

    The 2020 Census Project! Communications from the County

  • Risk Management in Real Estate: The Role of the Title Company

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    You'll learn about the important role of the Title Company in real estate transactions. Each transaction is a project for the title company, with each 'project' having a definite start and finish. You'll hear about the processes of determining title validity, title Insurance for Owners vs. lenders, the importance of secure communications, wire fraud avoidance, secure escrow, communications with other process stakeholders, including: Agents/Realtors, Buyers, Lenders, Sellers, and County recorders. Great information for all consumers and business owners who may ever buy real estate.

    Risk Management in Real Estate: The Role of the Title Company

  • Home Flipping: A Project Management Approach

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    Have you ever thought about remodeling and "flipping" a house for profit? Come and learn first hand how Schroeder Design & Build team has incorporated home flipping as a profitable portion of their business. Project management processes and software tools are used to track requirements, resources, schedule and budget. You'll see some great before and after photos of some of their best projects.

    Home Flipping: A Project Management Approach

  • Economic Development - A Project Management Perspective

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    Jan Mul, Director of International Marketing for the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (EDA) shares his approach to managing projects. Jan will share stories of how Fairfax County has attracted world class business to the area. Jan's primary role is to assist foreign firms with their market entry into the U.S and Fairfax County.

    Economic Development - A Project Management Perspective

  • Changing Spaces

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    Two IT Professionals have transitioned from the corporate IT world to owning and operating their own "space based" logistics based businesses: Office Evolution Herndon and Staged Interior, Chantilly. Hear which project management skills these entrepreneurs are finding most useful in their new careers.

    Changing Spaces

  • How to Pass the PMP (or any) Certification Exam

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    • Are you dreading taking (or re-taking) the PMP exam?
    • Do you have difficulty memorizing formulas?
    • Would you like to add additional certifications to your resume?

    The PMP exam is a valued certification and a requirement for many positions. The exam itself, however, can be challenging. Many people struggle with the exam, despite knowing the material. This session will help you understand the basics of learning the material for the PMP exam, memorization techniques, and ways to improve your chances of passing the exam on the first try. The techniques can be applied to any certification exam, and will help you manage your time, focus your attention and reduce test anxiety.

    How to Pass the PMP (or any) Certification Exam

  • Transportation Projects in Northern Virginia-Scoring, Prioritizing and Funding

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    Jason Stanford, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA) will inform the Chantilly community about the Commonwealth of Virginia’s process to score, prioritize and fund transportation projects across the state. Participants will hear what projects have been funded and NVTA's recommendations for improving the process. Jason will also provide an overview of NVTA's approach to organizing stakeholders around transportation initiatives in Northern VA, and we'll learn what priorities NVTA has identified moving forward into 2019 and beyond.

    Transportation Projects in Northern Virginia-Scoring, Prioritizing and Funding

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