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February 2017

Lunch and Learn: Identify Your Leadership Strengths

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Getting a Seat at the Table: Identify Your Leadership Strengths and Understand How to Sharpen Them for Career Growth and Success From entry to middle to senior levels of experience, we all are challenged with how to manage our careers and achieve our goals and aspirations. In this program, marketers and business developers will connect 5 Pillars of Leadership, 67 Leadership Characteristics, and Strengths that lead to enhanced career success. From the initial identification of traits to effective ways to…

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January 2017

CPSM Bootcamp: Domain 4

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Corporate Woods Bldg 6, 8900 Indian Creek Parkway, Ste 450
Overland Park , KS 66210
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Date & Time: Thursday, January 26, 5:00 p.m. This session we will discuss the various chapters and sections from the reading list that cover proposals with a focus on what are the industry best practices (as opposed to maybe how we do things day-to-day) to set you up for success in answering exam questions. We will also take sample test questions and discuss answers. Suggested Reading: • Marketing Handbook for the Design & Construction Professional – Part 4 • The Architecture…

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December 2016

Holiday Happy Hour

December 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maloney’s, 7201 W. 79th Street
Overland Park , KS 66204
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Mingle with your fellow SMPS-Kansas City members at this year's Holiday Happy Hour! Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:30-6:30 pm Maloney’s -- located in downtown Overland Park Drinks and appetizers provided. $10 for members/$20 for non-members Register here: https://smpskc.ticketleap.com/holiday-happy-hour/  Special thanks to our sponsor Drexel Technologies!  

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November 2016

Taco Bar & Webinar: Secrets of the Selection Committee

November 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
JE Dunn, 1001 Locust St.
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States
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Join us for lunch on Monday, November 29 and get an insider's guide into the secret world of selection committees—what they really look for and how they evaluate proposals and presentations. Learn what goes on behind closed doors and which factors influence the final selection. You'll hear valuable insights plus tips and recommendations for improving writing and presentation skills. Examples will include proposal and presentation successes and failures. “Little Piggy Proposals," “The Cram," and “Death by PowerPoint" are all covered…

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CPSM Bootcamp: Domain 3

November 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18001 W. 106th Street, Ste 300
Olathe, KS 66061
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Domain 3 is 20% of the CPSM exam, so we are going to take this domain at full speed. PRE-WORK: Please complete the practice exam questions for Domain 3 and come prepared to share any challenges. After a review of the key knowledge areas, we will dive into questions that were the most challenging for everyone. The second half of the session we will establish a case study scenario and discuss solutions as a group. Light food and drinks provided.…

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October 2016

SMPS October Luncheon: Basics of SEO

October 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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BASICS OF SEO presented by Ben Seidel, CEO of Igniting Business October 27th, 2016 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm Grand Street Café - 4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112 What good is a website that looks good, but can’t be found easily on search engines for your targeted keywords? Ben Seidel, Founder and President of Igniting Business, will guide you through the basics of website SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in this interactive seminar including how search engines index and rank websites…

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CPSM Bootcamp – Domain 2

October 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Domain 2 Study Session will review what a Marketing Plan is, the four main tasks in developing a plan, and implementing steps for implementation. We will have a brief power point on the sections and recommended reading, complete sample exam questions and scenarios, and review key terms and concepts. Participants of this session will have an overview of the Domain and resources to further their study. Light food and drinks provided. Drill Sergeant: Marie O’Quinn, CPSM, Marketing Team at Garver…

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September 2016

CPSM Bootcamp – Domain 1

September 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7920 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO United States
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At the Domain 1 Study Session we will cover a brief introduction into the CPSM registration and eligibility process, review study tricks and lessons learned, review required reading, and points of contact for the Kansas City Chapter and for National SMPS for the CPSM Exam. We will discuss what motivates you to become a CPSM and your expectations of the process. We will have a brief power point on the sections covered in Domain 1 and work as a group…

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July 2016

Panel Luncheon – Revitalization of the West and East Bottoms

July 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Join us at Grand Street Café to hear from a group of panelists who have dedicated their time and energy into bringing KC's West and East Bottoms to back to life! $40 for members | $60 for non-members Register Here.  

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May 2016

Adobe Indesign & Business Writing Workshop

May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
MW Builders, 13725 W. 109th Street
Lenexa, 66215
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Join us at MW Builders next month for this workshop focusing on tips, tricks and lessons in Adobe InDesign. The session will be paired with a lesson and discussion on Business Writing in the A/E/C industry. Stay tuned for details on designated speakers and more information about this event. Speakers: Autumn Morningsky, MetroWireMedia, Business Writing 101 Katie Hilty, MMC Corp, InDesign $60 for members | $80 for non-members Register Here.

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