Goodbye July, hello August!
The month of July fizzled out with the fireworks and we are already headed into the month of August! Where did the time go? With the Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in Florida, we hope that you all are staying safe and enjoying the warm weather as much as possible. At this time we are continuing with our virtual meetings to keep everyone safe. One positive is that you are saving money on gas! Please be sure to check out the chapter website to stay informed of upcoming events and chapter news:pmi-nefl.org
August 2020 Professsional Development Meeting
"Being an Inspiring Leader in Business and in Life"
We are excited to present two dynamic speakers that will come share and their unique blend of skills and experience, to help both individuals and organizations learn how to thrive, especially through uncertainty by creating a people first organization. When you invest in the development of your employees, you invest in the opportunity for your organization to grow.
Please use the Event List link to get more information and to register today!
Your PMI membership provides you with access to webinars on ProjectManagement.com. Don’t forget to take advantage of this access. Below is a list of webinars scheduled for August.
Other Chapter Events
We are pleased to annouce a Fall 2020 PMP Exam Study Group! If you or someone you know is planning to take the PMP exam this year, you should consider signing up for this study group.Registration is currently open and has a limited class size of 30, so don’t delayy!
|| Class Details:
|PMI NEFL Members - $200
||Meets on Thursday - August 13th thru November 19th
|Non-Chapter Members - $400
||Meeting time is 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) 6th Edition. (PMI members can download an electronic version of the PMBOK for free at pmi.org)
- PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy 9th Edition (Students responsibility to obtain text)
Dr. Tom Henkel, PMP
Cheryl Reynolds, PMP
Kevin Johns, PMP
Ken Perry, PMP, PMI-ACP
Indu Jain, PMP
Kathy Markwith, PMP
Scott Markwith, PMP
Victoria Ogaga, PMP
Ready to take your PMP or CAPM exam after months of studying? Even under quarantine, you can!
PMI.org has announced that certification seekers can begin scheduling proctored online tests.
Stay safe and get certified!
New Renewal Process for Chapter Membership!
PMI global recently launched a new online commerce platform in order to offer PMI products to customers more seamlessly. Members on Auto-Renew will not be affected. For new members or members that self-renew each year, the process for their PMI.Org memberships will not automatically have their Northeast Florida Chapter membership appear as an option. You will have to add your membership at checkout. Your PMI and chapter membership expiration dates will be the same regardless of when you add or renew your chapter membership. Want to avoid this extra step? Sign-up forauto-renewal.
Remember, your local chapter membership provides the discounts for events, monthly development meetings and networking opportunities here on theFirst Coast. You will need to manually add your Northeast Florida chapter membership to your cart. See Become a Member for more information.
On PMI.Org, under Membership, simply naviagate to Chapter Memberships, search and select “Northeast Florida Chapter” and continue to checkout. This process will be done annually in conjunction with your PMI.Org membership renewal date. You can find your annual date at my.pmi.org/
If you have attended previous 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: Events Archive. Use this link for instructions for claiming your PDUs: education/how-to-claim-your-pdus. OurProvider # is C079.
July Meeting Recap: “Contracts 101 and COVID-19”
In our July chapter meeting, James O. Birr, III, Esq. presented the topic"Contracts 101 and COVID-19". One interesting fact about Mr. Birr is that he played baseball at UNF and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinalst.
Mr. Birr shared the requirements for forming a legal contract which must contain an offer, acceptance, consideration, legal capacity, legal purpose and mutual agreement. Mr. Birr also shared that Letters of Intent are not always enforced as binding contracts and are typically used as negotiating tools before creating a formal contract. Other legal terms were explained such as Impossibility of Performance and Force Majeure. During these times of COVID-19 he explained that it is critical to beware of notice provisions (termination for convenience and termination for cause).
Thank you, Mr. Birr, for sharing your expertise with contracts with our chapter members and guests!
Shelon Pounds, our VP of Military Liaison (ML) and her team are continuing to engage and inform our brave men and women in uniform of how to become PMP certified. If you are active military or a veteran, please check out our Military PMP Toolkit.
Are you looking to be more active in the chapter and to earn additional PDUs? If so, please consider volunteering with the chapter! You will be able to network with other volunteers and earn PDUs for your volunteer hours. If you are interested then check out the “Get Involved” tab on the chapter website for more information and to submit an application: Volunteers!
- Virtual Events Host
- Virtual Event Co-host
- Digital Content Coordinator
- Regional Coordinator – Region 3 – Orange Park
Military Outreach Community:
- Director of Community Outreach
- Director of Digital Outreach
- Director of Military Base Outreach
Our mission is to bridge the transition between military service and project management careers and certifications to our local military community including active duty, retirees, reservists, guardsmen, veterans, and military spouses.
Please stay connected and follow us on Social Media.
Stay Safe and Be well.
Thank you to our sponsor, Nova Southeastern University - Jacksonville Campus!
Robert Black - PMP
Bert Dumars - PMP
Freddy Gonzalez, Sr. - PMP
Krunal Mevada - PMP
Matthew Stubbs - PMP
Rolanda Walton - PMP
W. Todd Robertson
Partner With Us
The PMI North Florida Chapter is seeking long-term partners to sponsor events, including monthly Meetings, Cocktail & Learn Seminars, and 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.