In this issue: Upcoming Events | Membership & PDUsMeeting Recap | Military Opportunities | Our Sponsor

 Welcome Fall!

FallFall is a great time of year for anything pumpkin, apple cider, taffy apples, and football! This month, some also celebrate the Halloweeen holiday with their children. As adults, we typically don’t get a chance to go “Trick or Treating.” To spice things up, we are having a promotion to share Project Management “Tricks and Tips.” If you have a great trick or tip for Project Managers, please post on our Facebook page. At the end of October, we will select four people to receive a special “treat”! We have some upcoming events planned so please be sure to review details below or check the website: We are continuing with our virtual meetings to keep everyone safe.

Requesting Your Patience and Some Assistance


In mid-July, our VP of Programs, Valorie Stoeber, sustained a broken ankle and required surgery. She is on the path to recovery, though it is slow. Valorie is stable and has the assistance she needs for her recovery.

Following in early August, our VP of Technology, Amanda Johnson, sustained two broken wrists and also required surgery. She is on approximately a 6-month recovery path from date of surgery. Amanda’s injury limits her capacity to a much greater extent, and daily life function is a severe challenge, although improving slowly.

Amanda has significant physical assistance for her recovery, as well. However, she could use an extra hand in one area. Her brother setup the following page with more details and how you can assist her, if you are willing and able:

Additionally, the Tech Team has had two key resignations, leaving one person to cover web content. Needless to say, we are doing everything we can to help alleviate excess load for him.

In light of these unfortunate events, we ask your patience with the chapter’s leadership as we adjust and continue to make every effort to provide you, our members, every opportunity to network, learning new skills and information, and gain PDU’s.

We are planning to continue with our virtual meetings to keep everyone safe. We wish our two injured leaders graceful and speedy recoveries, and we hope our full membership is doing well and wish you all good health!

St. Augustine Regional Meet and Greet


Wednesday, October28th 6:00pm – 7:00 pm

Presented by: Shawna Flager

Shawna has over 20 years of IT and project management experience. She started her career in 1995 working her way up from hardware and software technical support, until she found her love for software development and IT based Project and Product Management. In recent years, she has enjoyed coaching teams and people on the agile values and practices. Through education and experience, she knows how valuable agile practices can be for organizations.Shehas a BS in Computer Science and is currently working towards a master’s degree in Information Technology at Florida State University. She is experienced in motivating teams, solving complex problems and welcomes every challenge as an opportunity.

The cost of this event is only $10 for Members and you will earn 1 Strategic PDU.

Please use this link to get more information and to register


Free Event for PMI Student Members


PMI student members can attend the 20 October Virtual Experience Series for free and take advantageof the student and emerging professionals track. Students will get career boosting tips, meet next generation leaders who are transforming the world, and network with like-minded individuals. Don’t miss our featured speaker Malala Yousafzai, world-renowned thought leader and Nobel Laureate, whose non-profit organization, Malala Fund, is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead. PMI student members will need to identify themselves as a student member during registration. Not a student member yet? Join when registering.
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PMI Global Virtual Experience Series

Thursday, November 12, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 A Deep Dive in Business Analysis – Drawing a Map to the Future


Setting a Game Plan for Business Resilience

In this fast-paced world, alignment between business needs and the recommended solutions is essential for efficiency, benefit realization, stakeholder management, and client satisfaction.

Creating a resilient enterprise with the collaboration between project managers and business analysts has never been more important. It’s time to ask new questions, explore new ideas, and apply new hybrid approaches to our projects.

This virtual event will attune project managers to the cutting edge of business analysis while delivering essential tools for advancing your career and enhancing the success of your projects.

This seminar is free for PMI Members, so don’t miss out! Click here for more details and to register:

PMI Annual Membership Meeting

PMI global will be hosting a virtual 2020 Annual Membership Meeting. They will be discussing the work over the past year and welcoming new and returning Directors and Committee members.

Date: Tuesday, 27 October at 9:30am ET. Register here:

To access webinars, articles, events and other Project Management information, be sure to check out the Project Management website for valuable and useful resources.

Below is a list of upcoming webinars:

11/4/2020 1:00 PM Using Agile to Stay Resilient During Challenging Times
11/6/2020 9:00 AM The Agile Enterprise: Using Agile to Deliver Large Cross Departmental Projects 
11/6/2020 2:00 PM Coaching – Calling the Right Play
11/11/2020 1:00 PM How To Become A Team Lead Superhero
11/12/2020 11:00 AM Total Benefits Management from Planning to Successful Delivery - Applying Earned Benefit Principles
11/12/2020 12:00 PM A.L.M.A. The Essence of Your Company - a Framework to Agility
11/16/2020 11:30 AM Procurement Management – Review of Important Concepts
11/18/2020 10:00 AM Honoring PM Aspirations during Challenging Times with Stakeholders
11/19/2020 3:00 PM Project HEADWAY: Practical Change
11/20/2020 9:00 AM The Agile Enterprise: Using Agile to Drive Culture Change in Organizations
12/2/2020 10:00 AM Toxic Teams: What to Do
12/2/2020 2:00 PM Digital Transformers: Are You Sure About What You Do?
12/4/2020 10:00 AM The Ingredients of a Successful Professional Services Firm
12/17/2020 3:00 PM Project HEADWAY: What I Have Learned About Volunteer Leadership

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New Renewal Process for Chapter Membership!cart

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 for

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. 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

 September Meeting Recap – Mindful Leadership presented by Arihant Jain


Our September monthly meeting featured Mr. Arihant Jain who helped attendees learn how to be mindful leaders in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world.

Especially during these times of COVID-19, most of us are experiencing blurry lines between life and work. Mr. Jain explained that we need to have a healthy awareness of our thoughts and a present-moment of awarenees with acceptance. He shared techniques to help us practice being mindful along with 12 steps to happiness!

Thank you Mr. Jain for this insightful presentation!





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: PMI-NEFL Events.

Use this link for instructions for claiming your PDUs. Our provider # is C079.




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:



Do you know or work with a local professional, senior PMP colleague, or community/business leader that you would like to give a presentation on project leadership, technical skills, or a specific knowledge area within the project management profession? If you answered “yes,” we would love to hear from you! Email: Valorie Stoeber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject, “I Know a Speaker.”

If you have topics you would like for us to present, along with new ideas on how you would like tocollaborate with the chapter our “new normal”, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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 informaiton and to submit an application.

Here is a list of the current positions:

Technology Team:

  • Virtual Events Host
  • Virtual Event Co-host
  • Digital Content Coordinator

Programs Team:

  • 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.

We aim to reach, educate, and support our military community members.Military service is NOT a requirement to join our team.A passion to support our Military Community is!If you’re interested to join our team and can volunteer between 10-20 hours per month, contact Shelon Pounds, MBA, MA, PMP, VP of Military Outreach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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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.

Responsibilities will be to engage at periodic intervals and ensure the value we provide exceeds their expectations. Please contact Jason "JD" Dillaberry for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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