MPI Potomac FYI
A Message from our Leadership
The MPI Potomac Nominations & Governance Committee is pleased to announce the call for applications to serve on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

As the third largest chapter in MPI, we rely on the passion and dedication of you – our members – to assume these leadership positions. Serving on the MPI Potomac Board of Directors is your incredible opportunity to expand your network, distinguish yourself from your peers and contribute to the ongoing success of the Potomac chapter.
MACE! 2019
  
I often struggle with words like success, comfort zone and focus. When trying to set goals, one of my biggest challenges is understanding how all of these words fit into my journey. As it pertains to goal setting, I find when I am able to visualize these words in picture form, the words and my goals become a lot clearer to me. If a picture is worth a thousand words ... today's post is the fastest 3,000 words you will ever read.

Doug Sandler
www.DougSandler.com
Upcoming Events
  
Like you, Walter Bond knows what it is like to be discounted by everyone around you. To run against challenges that feel insurmountable. And to have moments where challenges were winning. But then Walter recognized a single truth that changed everything: Peak performers have no excuses for failure; only reasons for success.

When:
Thursday, January 5, 2017
4-7:30 p.m.

Where:
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
806 15th Street NW
Metro: McPherson Square
Washington, DC 20005
  
When:
Saturday, January 7, 2017-Sunday, January 8, 2017
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The MPI Potomac CMP Winter Boot Camp is a two-day course facilitated by local, experienced CMPs. The course includes handouts for each domain, complete information about the exam, and test taking tips. Some of the many benefits of being a part of the study course include:

* Clarification of complex material and concepts
* Great time management assistance
* Learning CMP test-taking tips
* Support and encouragement
Galveston Island CVB
MGM National Harbor
Volunteer Spotlight
  
MACE is right around the corner and we can’t wait to see you all there to witness MACE: The Next Generation! Join us in DC on February 22-23, 2017, at the Washington Hilton for an incredible day and a half of education and networking, right in your backyard!
The Kimpton George
News & Announcements
Presented by Visit Alexandria and MPI

When:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where:
Visit Alexandria
625 North Washington St., Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
  
Consider participating in our MPI Potomac Chapter's CMP Winter Boot Camp. This two-day course facilitated by local, experienced CMPs is intended for those that have read the materials and are ready for the exam, but want that extra push ... a cram session! The course includes handouts for each domain, complete information about the exam, and test-taking tips.

Upcoming CMP testing dates:
January 20-29, 2017
May 5-14, 2017
August 4-13, 2017
November 3-12, 2017

Our next CMP 11-week Preparation Course:
February 21-May 1, 2017

Where:
Office of ASSHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)
444 North Capitol St. NW, Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001

If you or anyone you know is interested in acquiring their CMP we encourage you to participate in on or more of our courses. While attending a course doesn’t guarantee passing of the exam, it increases the chance of passing.

Subject matter experts are always needed! Do you have a passion for a particular domain? The Career Development Committee is always in need of Domain facilitators for our CMP 11-week Courses and Boot Camps. Help support the next generation of CMPs by volunteering your time.

Contact: Melissa Goodwin, Career Development Chair, melissagoodwin@live.com
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Monterey County CVB