The June Chapter dinner meeting on June 17 saw a last-minute change in speaker and topic and featured Grant Zemont, discussing Resource Management for Project and Programs. We hope you enjoyed the presentation and came away with some good information.
This session is worth two (2) PDUs in the “Strategic” PMI PDU category.
Please be sure to provide your feedback on the June dinner meeting by completing the electronic survey. We need your feedback in order to continuously improve!
Special thanks to our sponsor, QED National!
The July Professional Development event will be held on Monday, July 15, at the Aloft Hotel from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Our featured speaker will be Eric Williamson, and he will present “Managing Global Teams”.
This session is worth two (2) PDUs, one in the “Strategic” PDU category and one in the “Leadership” PDU category.
Please be sure to register by July 6 to receive the early bird discount and by July 10 if you want to secure a dinner reservation. Be sure to login with your PMI credentials when registering in order to receive your PMI_NEFL member discount.
We are excited to share that our April dinner meeting speaker, Jim Van Allan, PhD, will be hosting a Professional Development Day on Friday, July 12, at Nova Southeastern University.
This full-day training will help project managers alleviate the stress and anxiety that comes with working with others to achieve project goals. Team communication skills are critical components to a team’s success. This training will teach you practical skills in reading nonverbal communication, as well as diffusing and managing conflict on a team.
Additionally, we will cover the art of reading someone’s personality in order to better engage and connect with them. This day will include stimulating discussions, interactive activities, and genuine conversation about how to make your teams stronger and more efficient.
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.
If you are in the job market or just looking for an opportunity to network, please mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 24, for our quarterly Skillfest Recruiting event! The event will be held at Dave & Busters from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Recruiters will be onsite, and you will have the opportunity to chat with them and other members. The cover charge will include an optional professional headshot photo session, a light buffet, and non-alcoholic drinks. You are also welcomed to enjoy the cash bar, games, and even have a fun evening with the family.
If you are traveling and would like to stay connected to PMI, here is a list of upcoming events from nearby chapters:
The Central Florida Chapter in Orlando will be celebrating 25 years of Service to the Project Management Profession on August 6 at the Orlando Science Center. The meeting registration is limited to 200 Attendees. Register here
The Florida Suncoast and the Tampa Bay Chapters will be hosting an “Across the Bay Networking Event” on July 25 at the St. Petersburg Marriott. Find out more
The South Florida Chapter will be hosting a Palm Beach Mixer on July 25 at the Yard House in Palm Beach Gardens. Check the South Florida Chapter calendar
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!
Registration for the PMI Global Conference has started! This year’s conference "Progress Made Possible by a Project Manager" will be held October 5 – 7 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 PMI Global website 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:
If you have attended previous chapter events, remember to claim your PDUs!
Find out how to claim your PDUs here.
Are you looking to get involved with the chapter? If so, you are in luck! We have opportunities available.
We are seeking Regional Coordinators for our Pizza, Pints, & PDUs events to be held in various areas of Jacksonville and surrounfding areas.
For more information and to apply, please see our current needs page.
Faye Middleton is our June Member Spotlight. Faye has been working as a Project Manager since 2000 and acquired her PMP in September 2005. The day she took her PMP exam, she arrived early and while waiting in a New York City park, a pigeon decided to relieve himself on her silk shirt. It must have been good luck as she passed on her first attempt along with the five coworkers from her study group.
Since becoming a PMP, she has worked for Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley) wealth management delivering their quarterly glossy investment report covering 16 products. Although the quality of paper has been reduced, the report is still distributed today!
Faye made the move from New York City to Charleston, SC, where she lived and worked for the next 10 years. It was quite a culture shock for her! She took a role for Blackbaud, which is primarily a software development company for nonprofits, as the first PM for their Hosting Department. As the company acquired competitors, she managed a broad range of IT projects and began managing audits.
She recently started a new job in the healthcare industry and credits her PMP certification for opening doors in her career. When not working, Faye enjoys working on home improvement projects where all her time and money goes!
Thanks for being our June member spotlight Faye!
Our very own VP of Marketing, Eddie Sumner, has been honored with a selection for the PMI Leadership Institute's Master Class of 2020.
This is a year-long leadership development program that combines interactive learning, experiential activities, case studies, and personal assessments to equip PMI leaders with the techniques and frameworks to work with and through others to drive organizational success in their chapters and companies.
Please be sure to pass on your congratulations to Eddie!
Welcome New Chapter Members!
Congratulations - New Certifications!
Michael Register - PMP
Benjamin Young - PMP
Olivia Pitts - PMP
Marghani Reever - PMP
Rose Mueller - CAPM
Kat Tuck - PMP
Caitlin Iwanowski - PMP
Elizabeth Raynor - PMP
Brian Lenhart - CAPM
Celebrating 10-Year Anniversary!
Celebrating 5-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: