PMI NL October 2015 Newsletter
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) President's Message
2) October Breakfast and Learn
3) PM Symposium 2015 - Register Today
4) Prep Course Update
5) Changes to CCR Incoming - PDU Impacts
6) PMI NL Membership Update
7) Chapter Sponsors
I trust everyone had an enjoyable summer holiday, despite the up and down weather we experienced in the province.
Our board has begun meeting for the Fall and is actively planning ways to help support our project management community.
Please review our e-news for the latest programming information and follow up with our website for more details.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our opcoming events this Fall.
Rick Nolan, PMPPresident, PMI Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
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October Breakfast and Learn
PMI NL Chapter is happy to kick off the Fall with our first Breakfast & Learn event, scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th at the Johnson GEO Centre.
Peter Madden, the Regulatory Compliance Lead with the Lower Churchill Project (LCP) will be leading a session called: All Aboard! The Importance of Organizational Culture in Project Management.
Peter has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Behavioural Neuroscience, Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, and Masters Certificate in Project Management. Peter obtained his Project Management Professional designation in May 2015. He has 10 years of experience in environmental assessment, regulatory compliance and environmental project management. Peter’s primary responsibilities with LCP include implementation of the LCP EMS, regulatory stakeholder management, and management of project environmental effects monitoring and mitigation programs.
The event gets underway at 8:00am and is $20 for PMI NL Chapter members or $25 for non-members. Registration for the event is now available on our website.
Project Management Symposium 2015 - Register Today
Continuing with Professional Development and PDU opportunities for members, PMI NL Chapter is pleased to partner with Memorial University's Gardiner Centre to host the 2015 Project Management Symposium (PDU Value = 6). The event is Thursday, November 5th 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, which is also International Project Management Day. This year's event features another strong lineup of speakers and project managers who will share their knowledge and experience with attendees.
The day is headlined by keynote Benoit de Grace who will focus on Project Initiation followed by Tom Cooper who shares strategies on how to Influence without Authority. Brian Groves of Deloitte and Dean Brinton of the Rooms share their experiences with recent projects while Jim Case of Lat 49 leads this year's session on Lessons Learned. Our panel of seasoned Project Managers will again be hosted after lunch.
The full speaker lineup with bios and event registration is available here. This year's registration deadline is November 2nd so be sure to book your seat soon!
If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PMP/CAPM Prep Course - Update
As mentioned in previous e-news, planning is underway for our next session, after a successful offering in the spring. Given the upcoming changes to the CCR program (see update below) the board has decided to wait until the new year to offer its next prep course. More details will be provided in upcoming e-news regarding dates and fees.
If you are interested in registering or volunteering for the session - feel free to contact Cory Kavanagh, email@example.com.
Changes incoming to PMI CCR Program
PMI is changing their Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) this Fall which has implications for how you earn and report PDUs. The new format is aligned with a 'Talent Triangle' and has new requirements which may impact how you maintain your accreditation.
Click here to view more information about the new CCR program. PMI NL Chapter is considering hosting an information session later this Fall to help you transition to the new CCR requirements, so stay tuned to future newsletters on this topic.
PMI NL Membership Update
PMI continues to have a strong presence in NL as we currently stand with 221 members. These include the following credential holders:
PMI NL is pleased to profile BrenDaniel Productions Corp. as a corporate sponsor of the PMI NL Chapter.
BrenDaniel Production Corp Presents
PMP Preparation Course
October 26-30, 2015 in St. John's, NL
Includes PMBoK, Study Guide, two months of practice software, 35 hours of PM education and assistance preparing your application.
For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PMI NL is still building its social media presence. We are happy to share however that our Twitter account is now live and will begin sharing content in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow @PMI_NL_Chapter on Twitter to receive our updates.
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