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A Message From Our President |August Cocktail & Learn | August Dinner MeetingPMP Study Group | PMI.orgPMO Leader Forum  | September Workshop 

A Message From Our President


My fellow PMI members, due to an extensive project with my regular job (U.S. Navy) I must resign my position as President. My commitment requires me to be on extensive travel out of the area. However, I leave you in good hands with our outstanding Board of Directors as John Luker steps up as President. I have enjoyed serving the fine members of Northeast Florida Chapter of PMI. I look forward to my return in about a year to continue serving the Project Management Profession and the chapter. John Luker takes over 1 August 2018

Ralph Lofton



August 15th Cocktail & Learn (1 PDU)

LinkedIn Cocktail LearnCAPM or PMP? India Pale Ale or Stout? Choosing from a wide selection of beers is a lot easier than deciding which certification path to follow. Join us at Intuition Ale Works Tap Room on Weds. August 15th at 6pm where you can get a small sample and consult with experts in this informal learning session to learn more, ask questions and network with peers. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided; beverages are available for purchase. 

Space is limited, so sign up asap to reserve your space for this insightful and fun session. Bring a friend and Register today!




Fall 2018 PMP Exam Prep Study Group

Thursdays from Aug 16th – Nov 15th Study Group Spring 2018

Know someone who is looking to take the PMP? We have a great group of local instructors and peers who will help you prepare for the PMP Exam. Our local Study Group is accepting registrations for the Fall session, which meets on Thursdays 6pm – 8pm @ DeVry University. Get the necessary contact hours plus learning from local experts and networking with peers. 

Cost is only $200 for PMI-NEFL members.



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August 20th Chapter Dinner Meeting

IMG 3768Managing Complex Construction Projects (2 PDU's- Technical)

Presented by John K. Briesemeister

We've heard from members that our presentations have been historically "IT-centric" and you'd like a more broad range of topics at our Chapter Dinner meetings. Asked... and answered! In August, join us for a topic which focused on the Construction Industry. John Briesemeister will provide insight from his years of expertise

For many Program, Project, or Construction Managers, a complex project seems to be a labyrinth filled with many hidden dangers and unknown risks. This discussion provides an overview of the navigational tools for this complex labyrinth. 

Register today and bring your construction friends!


pmo forumPMO Leadership Forum

The PMI-NEFL Board of Directors is launching a new networking and educational program for you.  The goal is to create a forum where you can informally consult with your peers about the challenges of managing at the program or portfolio level.   We are currently collecting program design requirements and need your input.  So, we created a brief survey to capture member preferences for times, locations, topics, etc. 

If you are interested in helping the PMO Forum come to fruition, please click here and let us know how to best serve you.

September PM Development Day: Sept. 28th

dokesRoot Cause Analysis for Project Management: Closing the Loop on Risk Management (7 PDU's)

Presented by Duke Okes, ASQ

Regardless of how well the project manager and team develop requirements, processes to meet them, and systems for measuring performance, things will go wrong.  This workshop will clarify the differences in approach for several situations. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply some of the learning to their own project experiences.





 Welcome New Chapter Members!

David Rasmussen
Tammy Benton
Holly McNally
Chad Alpaugh
Bryon Buesser
Melissa Doyle
Rose Mueller
Thomas Dennison
Elizabeth Tenorio
Michael Lee
Stanley Faulds
Kat Tuck
Kelly Cotner
John McCarty
Mark Easterday

 Congratulations -  New Certifications!

Lane McConnell  - PMP
Naveen Agarwal  - PMP
Purvi Bhatt  - PMP
Tasneem Hakim  - PMI-PBA

Celebrating 20-Year Anniversary!

Mark Wnuk

 Celebrating 15-Year Anniversary!

Robert Morris
John Ferry
Robert Uselman
Randall Kato
Peter Nash
Dawn Powell

 Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary!

 William Halstead
Michelle Merrell
Candace Toff-Ulecki
Kevin Johns
Karen Young
Tracy Raggins
Erin Vickory
Robin Scott
Lena Ford
Dan Undheim
Katherine Hagedorn
Larry Guevarra
Patricia Parker

 Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!

Kenneth Meyer
Brian Lord
Jamie Cuthbertson
John Mulkey
Cynthia Brackett
Catherine Jorgensen
Shannon Reed
Andrew Kaloupek
Patty Smith
Lisa Fewell
Peter Ossi
Scott Walker
Joy Thiele
Gary Greenewalt
Tracy Dixon
David Holden
Lavoshia McCracken
Michelle Thomas
Emily Shoup
Karen Klima
Juli Cahill
Melanie Johnson
Karyn Nesby
Charles Blumberg
Sravani Prayaga
Gauri Gupta
Yash Nath
Rodger Belcher
Bruce Meger
Buck Cassidy
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