The BDPA Insider – July 5, 2010

Message from BDPA Philadelphia Chapter President

Please accept my invitation to come out and join us on Wednesday, July 28th for a day of golf, food, prizes, and networking at Seaview Golf Resort. This is the kickoff event for the32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference on July 28-31 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia.

Employment Resources for BDPA Stakeholders
The national Black unemployment rate is now 15.4% with no plan to reduce it in the near future. The economic crisis in America hit hard for many African Americans in the information technology (IT) industry over the past few years. Many are worried about being laid off.

Using Social Media to Market Yourself or Your Business (Nicole Newman)

Nicole Newman is passionate about seeing businesses grow using technology tools that increase productivity.

I strongly encourage BETF-Blog readers to make every effort to attend the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia on July 28-31, 2010. One of the great benefits of this conference will be the 58 world-class workshops. I’m looking forward to the workshop presented by Nicole Newman entitled, ‘Using Social Media to Market Yourself or Your Business’.

Drill Questions to Pass the PMP Certification Exam (Elaine Jackson, PMP)

There are over 50 workshops scheduled for the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia on July 28-31, 2010. One of the workshop presenters is Elaine Jackson, PMP. Elaine Jackson enjoys coaching people on how they can pass the Project Management Certification Exam. For the last six years, her style of coaching involved training individuals to understand the project management processes and knowledge areas, and explaining how to apply that knowledge toward passing the PMP Exam. Elaine perfected the study process to achieve a level where students pass the PMP exam on 1st attempt. Her closing rate is holding at 94%. Students followed her advice by studying hard to achieve improvements in practice tests.

BDPA IT Institute Fall Enrollment Opens

The Fall 2010 enrollment period is still open for theBDPA IT Institute. The course scheduled for the Fall term (September 6th through December 10th) is the PMP Exam Prep taught by Gregory Brown, PMP. The course has been updated to align with the 4th edition of the PMBOK Guide and awards all *35 PDUs* required to sit for the PMP Certification Exam.

Private Coaching Sessions at National BDPA Conference The 2010 National BDPA Conference is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for a limited few to receive a private 30 minute career coaching session for $75. Your assigned coach will assist in helping you adopt a leader’s mindset to develop new ways to transform old problems. You will learn to speak more confidentially and professionally about your accomplishments and expertise. Don’t delay! Sign up today and connect with an unbiased leadership expert who is already your advocate.

Please accept our invitation to join us in the City of Brotherly Love by registering for the 32nd Annual National BDPA Conference, ( ) July 28 – 31, 2010 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.

Hotel Rooms Are Now Going Fast: Please Book Now !!!

Reserve your room today by contacting the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1-800-266-9432 and ask for the BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) rate or register online.

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