The April Chapter dinner meeting was held on April 15th and featured a dynamic and interactive presentation from Jim Van Allan, PhD, called “Embracing the Power of Positive Leadership.” All attendees were engaged in this informative and high energy discussion and left with an appreciation and understanding of how positive energy and thinking impacts relationships and the organizational culture.
The May Chapter dinner meeting will be held on Monday, May 20th, at the Aloft Hotel from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This session will be worth two (2) PDU's in the “Technical” PMI PDU category. Our presenter will be Bud Relihan, PMP, and he will discuss “Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) for Lean Enterprises.” Please be sure to register by May 11th to receive the early bird discount and by May 15th if you want to secure a dinner reservation.
If you are preparing to take the PMP exam, please consider registering for the PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp. The 3-day boot camp will be held on Thursday, June 6th through Saturday, June 8th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Nova Southeasterrn University. Dr. Steven Onu, Professor of Project Management and Business Strategy, will lead the class. For more information and to register, please view https://pmi-nefl.org/events/event-list/education-events/bootcamp/june-2019-pmp-3-day-exam-preparation-boot-camp
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 contribute to our scholarship fund by participating in our 50/50 raffle at our Chapter Dinner meetings.
Registration for the PMI Global Conference has started! This year’s conference “Progress Made Possible by a Project Manager” will be held October 5th – 7th in Philadelphia, PA. This is a great opportunity to build instantly applicable skills, hear from high-energy speakers and form lasting friendships. Please check the website www.pmi.org/global-conference for details.
Did you know that the PMI Global organization will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year?
There are several ways you can get involved:
Here is a list of a few of the regional events planned by PMI Global:
We currently have two volunteer opportunities available.
In the role of Director of Chapter Engagement, you will manage interactions between the NEFL chapter and the other FL/GA Chapters to support smaller chapters, to share ideas and best practices, and to promote services to PMI members at a regional level. For more information and to apply please view the following: https://pmi-nefl.org/volunteers/volunteer-openings/specific-needs
If you have attended chapter events, don’t forget to claim your PDUs. You can find a list of the PDU categories from previous events on the Chapter website here: https://pmi-nefl.org/events/events-archive.
Use this link for instructions for claiming your PDUs: https://pmi-nefl.org/education/how-to-claim-your-pdus.
Our VP of Military Liaison, Shelon Pounds, MBA, MA, PMP had the privilege and honor of teaching the Project Management Foundations class to Jacksonville’s Onward to Opportunity’s (O2O) April cohort.
Supported by The Schultz Family Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USAA, Prudential, and a host of other private sector companies, O2O is a nationwide nonprofit organization with many locations near military installations across the United States that provides free, comprehensive civilian career training, professional certifications, and job placement support to transitioning service members, members of the selected reserves, veterans, and military spouses.
Every other month, Jacksonville’s O2O Directors, Patricia Piazza and Anthony Bush, facilitate weeklong classroom-based cohorts at the Wounded Warrior Project offices located on the city’s southside. Each group consists of approximately 60 to 80 transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and spouses - more than half of whom are pursuing Project Management careers and certifications.
As an additional benefit for completing the week-long program, O2O provides all study materials and fully funds students’ entire pathway to their first PMI certification (CAPM or PMP) including their first year of PMI membership.
PMI NEFL is a proud partner of O2O and is in their second year of teaching the PM Foundations class.
A special appreciation goes out to our Chapter President, John Luker, MS, PMP, MCTS, and Military Liaisons Steve Whitmore, MSISM, PMP, CSM, ITIL, and Joe Dodd, MBA PMP, for their contribution to the success of Project Management Foundations class with O2O
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Congratulations - New Certifications!
Hieth Gibler - PMP
Cynthia Ferguson - PMP
Celebrating 15-Year Anniversary!
John Richard Horne
Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary!
Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!
Rene Du Plessis
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: