2019 February Print

Speaker Information

JL Booker

Wednesday, February 13th 
Dinner Meeting
Crescent Club
6pm - 7:45pm

Jozelle Luster Booker
President & CEO
The MMBC Continuum
Topic:  Change Agents: Transforming Our Community”


Jozelle Luster Booker
President & CEO, The MMBC Continuum

Jozelle Luster Booker can be described as a strategic thinker, goal setter, an activator ready to begin work, researcher/data collector, and storytelling style communicator. Over 33 years ago, her employment journey began at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW), the City of Memphis’ municipally owned utility company. MLGW is the largest three-service municipal utility in the nation. Her tenure began as a clerk typist with ManpowerTemporary Services. She was soon hired full-time as a clerk typist and over the years held positions in several departments including Energy Services, Human Resources, Community Relations, Government Relations, and Economic Development. In 1998, she was selected as the first Supplier Diversity Officer for the utility where she became the author and architect of the award winning MLGW Supplier Diversity Program. Later, she served as the Manager of Procurement and Contracts responsible for approximately $150 million annually for the procurement of goods and services with the exception of purchased power. In January 2017 - 20 years after the inception of the MLGW Supplier Diversity Program, the utility celebrated over a half billion dollars in spend with minority-owned, women-owned and locally-owned small business over the life of the program.

Ms. Booker retired from MLGW in February of 2017 after 30 years of service and the joined the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum as president. Today, she serves as the President and CEO of the organization, a minority economic development membership organization that is the Economic Accelerator for Stage II MWBEs. Ms. Booker earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Jackson State University and an Executive MBA from the University of Memphis. She is active in a number of service organizations committed to improving the human condition. She is married to Wayne Booker and they have three daughters and four granddaughters.

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Professional Development


February 26th - March 21st (4 weeks)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
5:30 to 9:30pm

Embry-Riddle University

3221 Players Club Pkwy
Memphis, TN 38125

Course Description

PMI Memphis, TN Chapter’s PMP Exam Prep Course provides practicing project managers with focused, effective guidance for mastering the PMBOK6 curriculum and obtaining PMP or CAPM Certifications. Each instructor is a PMP-certified, practicing project manager with significant experience in applying core concepts to large scale and high risk projects.

The Exam Prep Course should not be viewed as an introduction to project management. Its sole purpose is to familiarize practicing project managers with core PM concepts and processes, optimizing exam preparation by providing multi-format coverage of both PMBOK and non-PMBOK material. Students also have the opportunity to network and to create study/support groups. The 24 hour course runs from 5:30 to 9:30 pm for eight evenings and includes classes covering the PMBOK knowledge areas and the Professional Responsibility curriculum. Seating is limited to the first 20 applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. The course includes all course materials.

Course Requirments

There are no formal requirements for attendance, but it can be helpful for participants to read the PMBOK (version 6) before attending the course. It is also a good idea to verify eligibility to take the exam by reviewing the application process on At minimum, prospective students should review the application guidelines before making a significant investment in exam preparation. Please know that 3 years of project management experience is required to apply for the exam.

Another eligibility requirement for the PMP Certification Exam is documented completion of 35 hours of project management course work. Students who complete our Exam Prep Course will receive documentation for 24 hours of course work. The student materials will give you online access and test banks to get the remaining 11 hours.

Student Materials

Each student receives a kit of amazing prep materials written by Andy Crowe and published through Velociteach. We believe these materials, when used for all they have to offer, will more than adequately prepare any project manager to pass the PMP or CAPM on the first attempt. Between the textbook and online materials, each student will enjoy well over 1000 unique practice questions. The materials include:

  • Textbook covering the most frequently tested content
  • Workbook of all the instructor slides
  • Access codes for a phone app for flash cards
  • Access codes for conversations between Andy Crowe and others (aids in understanding and retention of concepts)
  • License keys for 3 months access to video training content, study aids, a 500-question test bank, and three (3) 200-question test simulations


Early Bird Discount

Receive $50 off if you register on or before 11:45 pm for the given early bird date. Late fees apply for late registrants.

Payment Terms

Online registrations must be paid-in-full at the time of registration.  Absolutely no exceptions!  Our current registration system does allow you to bypass the online payment process.  However, we reserve the right to unregister you if you register and and bypass the payment process.

 VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express is accepted. 


$795.00 Member Price
$845.00 after February 5th
$745.00 Earlybird rate on or before February 4th

$845.00 Non-Member Price
$895.00 after February 5th
$795.00 Earlybird rate on or before February 4th

Learn about the PMI-ACP and PMI-RMP Certifications

Like the PMP certification, these two hold a great deal of value because of the work experience required to apply for the exams. One can get other certifications that do not have that requirement. Which do you think is better? A certificate backed up by qualifying, related experience or one that is not?

More about these valuable certifications:


Got Questions? Contact [email protected]

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PMI in the news

PMI Engages Global Industry Leaders in Davos

PMI Senior Vice President, Administration and Interim Executive, Joseph Cahill was in Davos, Switzerland this week along with Murat Bicak, Senior Vice President, Strategy, and Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director, the Brightline Initiative, during The World Economic Forum (WEF) discussing the impact of the digital revolution on project management and how project leaders can prepare for the future. Davos has attracted global leaders from governments and corporations for almost 50 years and this year was no different. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were among some star CEOs that attended sessions focusing on this year’s main theme, “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

On Tuesday, Joe kicked off a panel discussion for senior leaders titled Humans 2.0. The Brightline Initiative, PMI and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) hosted The Economist Events panel discussion, which addressed how business leaders can sharpen their ability to respond to the inevitable challenges that will arise as a result of disruptive technologies. Weren’t able to watch the panel live? Watch the entire discussion here.

Joe and Ricardo also participated in a television interview featured on Reuters: The Business Debate where they discussed the digital revolution, AI and how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect project management as well as the gap between strategy and implementation. View Joe’s interview here and Ricardo’s interview here.</span


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Membership Corner

Active Members: 606

Welcome New Members!

Debra Corcoran  
George Czeiszperger Allen Combined Cycle
Anthony Domingos U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Hughetta Dudley Stragistics Technology Inc.
Sharath Jagadeesh EVRY India Pvt Ltd
Monica Jean Normil MJN Advisors Group, LLC
Miles Mason IV FedEx
Michelle Page Alcatel-Lucent
Jill Reynolds Jabil
Charles Scott Jr. Charles Scott Enterprises
Timothy Smith MLG & W
Elisabeth Wade  


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Calendar of Events

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Job Postings

More avenues to look for jobs related to Project Management

1. Check out the latest Jobs in Memphis Area

2. PMI - Carreer HQ:  PMI Career Headquarters is the premier electronic recruitment resource for your industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool of Project Management Professionals to meet their staffing needs.

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