Dear PMI NEFL Members & Project Management Professionals
The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the Chapter is busy working on exciting opportunities for you our members!
The planning for the Oceans of Opportunity Conference to be held September 17 & 18th continues. We are on target with our milestones. The team was able to secure the venue: One Ocean Resort in Atlantic Beach. I realize we all live close to the beach, but seeing the water and beach each day is refreshing and rejuvenating! We are planning to provide you Oceans of Opportunity to refresh, update, and rejuvenate your Project Management and Leadership skills.
Our keynote speaker is Jones Loflin. Several members of the 2014 Board heard him speak at the PMI Regional Leadership meeting, he is a fantastic motivational speaker. He is so passionate about success, his wit will have you smiling (and probably laughing) from the start, and he delivers real tools and thought provoking topics for our profession. We are excited to have Jones kick off the Oceans of Opportunity Conference for us with his Getting to It! Presentation.
We are excited about the Conference! The registration for the Conference will be available on our website shortly. There will be an iPad Mini Drawing! for the first 100 conference registrants. Once registered you are automatically entered for the drawing and the iPad Mini will be presented to the winner at the Conference.
In addition to the conference, we have just finalized our contract with the Sheraton for our Dinner meeting location for the next year. The staff at the Sheraton has been fantastic and your feedback has been positive. Thank you Todd, VP Operations, for getting our “home base” locked down!
PMI has just announced changes to the PDU reporting requirements starting in December 2015. Check your email. The Board had heard about a change last year at the Leadership Institute Conference, for the PDU reporting requirements. The Chapter will align with PMI and adjust our offerings (if necessary) to continue offering you Oceans of Opportunities (I had to work that in there!) to obtain PDUs to obtain renewal of your PMP.
Sharon Weatherly, PMP, PMI-ACP
President, PMI Northeast Florida Chapter