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Be Resilient

As Project Managers, we are resilient to challenges and often rise to the occasion through plan B's and C's. During this uncertainty time of our skewed social and business norm, you can still learn and keep your PM knowledge sharp. Visit our PMISV Events page for available virtual events and the following resources shared by PMI Board of Directors.
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  • Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent (on demand) opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management
  • Come to SeminarsWorld® for live interactive learning in a classroom environment
  • Based on your interests and goals, Navigator creates a personalized action plan to match you with the perfect growth opportunities
  • Virtual Resource Hub
  • New Resources for Your Toolbox in the Months Ahead - by Sunil Prashara, President & CEO at PMI

Upcoming Events


The Silicon Valley Project - The Why, How to, and What’s Next of Going Virtual - Dec 2020

12-01-2020 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
The Silicon Valley Project - The Why, How to, and What’s Next of Going Virtual - Dec 2020
The Silicon Valley Project speaker series present:

The Why, How to, and What’s next of Going Virtual - 

Learning the technology behind a great virtual meeting

 ♦♦ Preceding by PMISV Annual Business Meeting ♦♦

calendarDate: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 |

6:00pm - 6:15pm - PMISV Annual Business Meeting

6:15pm - 8:30pm - Silicon Valley Project December Event

 computerLocation: Virtual

speakerSpeaker: Chuck Hooper

   Event Focus:

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Event Description

In this virtual world we live and work in how are you delivering impactful content, managing all the technical challenges and conducting meaningful meetings for your valued clients and prospects?

In this online presentation, Chuck Hooper, recent dean of the Speakers Academy, gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the equipment, techniques, and best practices to manage virtual meetings confidently and competently. Join us to learn tips, tricks, and back-up plans for when your sound is not working or your internet connection suddenly drops and you, the meeting lead, are booted off the call.


Your takeaways

1. A checklist of affordable tools
a. Lighting: ring, box, small or large, color or white, placement
b. Microphones: WiFi, wired, or Bluetooth vs. ear pods vs. yelling!
c. Cameras: computer. DSLR, webcam, iPhone
d. More Advanced: switching controllers, eye glasses

2. Presentation skills needed to maintain audience or employee attention
a. Polls: size, timing, what to do with the results
b. Chats: good or bad?
c. Breakout rooms: when do they work?
d. Backgrounds: Follow the K.I.S.S. principle
e. Internet failure: Now what?

3. COVID-19 changes that have and might occur and how you might take advantage of them
a. Staying virtual as an option
b. Using more virtual after going live
c. New opportunities for different business models





Chuck Hooper
Dean of the Speakers Academy for the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association



 Registration (virtual access details to be distributed upon registration)

  • PMISV Members: Free for December
  • Non-members: Free for December
  • UCSC Active Students: Free for December
  • Veterans: Free (Request a veteran code to attend all PMISV events for free.)



It is traditional that our Chapter will hold a short Annual Business Meeting at the beginning of the December event. Please note that the first 15 minutes of this webinar is dedicated for our Chapter President to present our 2020 annual business report and announcements.

Annual Business Meeting Agenda: (December 1, 2020 6:00 - 6:15PM)

  • Annual Report on the State of the Chapter
  • Introduction of the recently elected 2020 Chapter Board of Directors
  • Q & A

 Our SVP event speaker, Chuck Hooper, will seamlessly start his webinar in the same Zoom meeting session immediately following the Annual Meeting.


Additional Information

Meeting Leader: Contact Gail Ferreira, PhD

PDU: 2.0 (Technical)

♦PDU claiming instruction



PM Breakfast Meeting - Mountain View/Sunnyvale - Dec 2020

12-04-2020 7:30 am -9:00 am
When:  December 4, 2020  7:30am - 9:00am  
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader) 
Monthly the chapter holds seven geographically dispersed (Project Management) PM Breakfast Meetings in San Francisco’s Peninsula, South Bay and East Bay. Each of these is a small gathering (10 to 15) project managers for a discussion of the current PM environment, sharing of information, and brainstorming of current challenges. The meeting's agenda is the topics brought by the attendees. Every meeting is facilitated by a chapter volunteer.

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Total Members 1961
New Members This Year 288
PMP® Members 1205
PMI-ACP® Members 87
Members with no Certification 710

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