We had a great time at the monthly dinner meeting with Cindy Lewis. The first part of the meeting she shared with us some really cool tips when using Microsoft 365, Microsoft Project, and PowerPoint.
The beginning of the meeting dealt with accessibility. What does accessibility mean to you? Depending on who you are, this means something different to almost everyone. Could be location, time zone, language, speech, sight, mobility, etc.
Did you know that newer versions of Microsoft products have ways to get past some of these challenges? Word can speak to you! It can also translate for you to another language. How about being able to do research while working on a document?
PowerPoint can attempt to make you a better speaker by listening to your presentation, making suggestions, how many times have we all been told that um’s, yea’s, uh’s etc. kill a presentation? This will count those annoying bad habits for you, time your presentation, tell you that you are talking too fast or too slooooowww.
After the break, members had the opportunity to share their own little secrets. Great meeting!
Please be sure to provide your feedback on the October dinner meeting by completing the electronic survey. Your feedback is needed so that we can continue to improve!
The November chapter dinner meeting is going to be exciting. We are expected record crowds for retired USN Capt Paul Rinn's presentation worth 2 strategic PDUs. Please make your reservation for the November 18 meeting early:
Please join us on Monday, December 9, for our holiday social and PMI 50th Anniversary Celebration. Lots of networking and social time, games, appetizers, and cash bar. Bring a friend or significant other and get to know some new friends!
If you are interested in getting involved in the PMI 50th Anniversary, here are some suggestions:
Some of our local NE Florida chapter board members attended the global conference held in Philadelphia at the beginning of October. From all of the pictures posted on the PMI site, it looks like everyone had a great time. Did you all know that there is a new logo or notice the new logo or website color scheme? What do you think? It has caused quite a stir on social media!
Meanwhile, here are some faces that may look familiar to you:
It wasn't all fun and games though. Here are the most exciting things Shelon Pounds, VP, Military Relations, PMI-NEFL, learned.
Also in October, VP of Military Relations, Shelon Pounds, MBA, MA, PMP, taught the Project Management Foundations class for the 4th time this year to transitioning veterans and spouses enrolled in Onward to Opportunities (O2O) 15th cohort.
The class was held at the Wounded Warrior Building on Jacksonville’s Southside. She said it was a privilege and honor!
The students, from varied military service and professional specializations, participated in lively learning and discussion of project management from a business context. They learned how their in-demand skillsets developed during service transfers effectively into business organizations.
Much appreciation goes to the O2O JAX leaders, Patricia Piazza and Anthony Bush. Also thank you to fellow PMI NEFL Military Liaison, Bravell “Joe” Dodd, Jr., MBA, PMP, for his continued support of our veterans and event! And from all of us we thank everyone for their support of our country!
Congratulations to our next CAPM scholarship winner! Your 50/50 raffle funds at work! John Luker presented the check to Mr. Uche Onyibe at our October chapter dinner meeting.
Do you know or work with a local professional, senior PMP colleague, or community/business leader that you would want to hear give a presentation on project leadership, skills and techniques, or a specific knowledge area within the project management profession? If you answered “yes,” we would love to hear from you!
If you have attended previous chapter events, remember to claim your PDUs!
Find out how to claim your PDUs here.
Crystal Ponder - CAPM
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.
Interested in Volunteering?
Have you thought about volunteering with PMI NEFL? Here are some of the key benefits of volunteering: