Happy Holidays & A Prosperous New Year!
The PMI-NEFL Board would like to thank all of our members for your continued support of the Chapter, and we hope that you enjoy some time with loved ones over the holidays. We hope you had a successful close out to 2018 and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
We are pleased to introduce our new member of the PMI-NEFL leadership team, Shelon Pounds who will serve as our Chapter Military Liaison.
Shelon proudly served 9 years in the U.S. Navy as both a Supply Corps Officer and Training & Administration of Reservists (TAR) Officer, and in March 1996, had the distinct honor of being the first woman crewmember onboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
In 2003, Shelon transitioned from military to the private sector, and later to the Fortune 500 company, Whole Foods Market, climbing from an Assistant Department Manager to the Florida Region Customer Service Program Director in just 2 years, 9 months through effective leadership, innovative team development, and on-time project management.
We are excited to have Shelon on board and look forward to the expertise and enthusiasm which she will bring in leading our military outreach initiatives.
By popular request, January 29 2019 will see your PMI chapter beginning a series of networking events to join professional recruiters who know the Jacksonville market with chapter members looking to grow their career opportunities.
Hosted by PMI Northeast Florida at Dave and Busters, an ideal central Jacksonville location right next to I95, SkillFest will comprise an in-formal “speed-dating” format with recruiters located on their own tables and members invited to network throughout the evening with them and each other.
The cost will include a light buffet and non-alcoholic drinks, you are also welcome to enjoy the games and cash-bar. Formal attire is not required, casual or business-casual is welcome and do please bring plenty of business cards.
Classes are now open for up to 30 students who wish to participate in our highly successful, local PMP Exam Study Group. Sessions begin on February 7th and continue until May 9th, and are held every Thursday evening from 6pm - 8pm at Nova Southeastern University's Jacksonville Campus.
Pricing for PMI-NEFL Members is only $200, and there is a hardship program for eligible participants.
Business leaders, corporate decision makers, and PMO executives from across Northeast Florida are welcome to join our round table discussions.
Facilitated by Susan Daniels, MBA PMP
Vice President of Corporate Relations, PMI-NEFL
Council meets monthly for lunch to network and:
The PMO Leadership Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month. The current location is Brio’s Tuscan Grill in the Town Center. PMI-NEFL will provide lunch options for you from a custom menu. Please note that a special code is required to register.
For our January 21st Chapter Dinner Meeting, we are really excited to have John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP to present on the topic "Accelerated Change: Project Management in 2025 and How to Be Prepared" at the Aloft Hotel 6pm - 8:30pmThis session will be worth two (2) PDU's in the PMI PDU category of "Leadership". Cost for members is $30 if you register before Jan. 17th ($35 for non-Members). Want a sneak peak at our speaker and the topic? Check out this short video.
Important note: we have changed the venue for our monthly chapter meeting to the Aloft Hotel in Tapestry Park off of Southside Blvd.
PMI requires that each chapter review its By Laws periodically. Your Board of Directors has recently completed this review. Proposed changes have been reviewed by PMI and are reflected in the 2018 Chapter By Laws document. Significant Changes:
Thank you to all who voted. The updated ByLaws were approved via the vote process facilitated by PMI Global.
If you would like to expand your leadership skills, give-back to your profession, and expand you network of local, regional, and national project management professionals, we encourage you to seek a position on the Board. In 2019, the PMI NEFL membership will have the opportunity to elect a Vice President of Sponsorships. The Vice President of Sponsorship will be responsible for working with our local community for opportunities to partner with corporate, higher education, recruiting, and other not-for-profit organizations to provide value to the PMI NEFL Chapter.
Are you a recent College Graduate? Are you beginning your journey in the PM profession and want a career boost without adding to your Student Debt?
The PMI North Florida Chapter can help. Any Chapter member who passes the CAPM exam can apply for a Scholarship to cover the exam fee. You can also help by participating in our monthly 50/50 raffle at our Chapter Dinner meetings.
Does your employer offer you a volunteer PTO Day? Do you have a spare Saturday to help a local family? The North Florida Chapter is looking to organize two volunteer dates with Habitat for Humanity in 2019. One weekend day in Spring and a week day in Fall for networking and team building, all in aid of a great cause.
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Congratulations - New Certifications!
Debbie Michala - CAPM
Cynthia Sesnick - PMP
Erik Horbeek - PMP
Theresa Bonner - PMP
Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!
Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary!
Partner With Us
The PMI North Florida Chapter is seeking long-term partners to sponsor events, including Dinner Meetings, Cocktail & Learn Seminars and the 2019 Quarterly SkillFest recruiting sessions.
Does your company want brand exposure in a growing market and access to a professional and diverse membership? We would like to hear from you.
We are also looking for volunteers in a Director role to act as an Account Manager for each partner. Responsibilities will be to engage at periodic intervals and ensure the value we provide exceeds their expectations.
Want to give back to our profession but do not have time for a VP or Director-level position within the Chapter? We are looking for volunteers in a Mentoring Program to generate experience for PM Rookies.
Interested in Volunteering?
Have you thought about volunteering with PMI NEFL? Here are some of the key benefits of volunteering: