PMI NL November 2016 Newsletter
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) President's Message
2) New Board Member
3) PM Symposium 2016
4) Prep Course Update
6) PMI NL Membership Update
7) Chapter Sponsors
It's been a busy fall for everyone here at PMI NL as we have just capped off the season with two major events. On November 03rd we hosted our annual PM Symposium in partnership with Gardiner Centre. The event was a great success and is a credit to those who volunteer to organize the event every year. We are currently reviewing your feedback and we are looking to improve the event next year. If you have any thoughts or recommendations, please feel free to send them to us.
Our second major event that wrapped up this fall was our PMP study group. The classes were full of seasoned project managers looking to earn their PMP certification. Based on the classes that I attended, it won't be long before we have the opportunity to congratulate each of them on their success. For anyone interested, we will be hosting our winter PMP study group in early 2017, and planning is nearly complete. Please stay tuned for more details on this in coming weeks.
And now, as we prepare for the upcoming 2017 events and expect that life can't get any busier, surprise, Christmas and the holidays are just around the corner. Let the holiday planning begin.
Mark Fahey, PMPPresident, PMI Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
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New Board Member
PMI NL Board of Directors is please to welcome Mr. Mujtaba Shareef as its new Director of Professional Development. Mujtaba replaces Cory Kavanagh who has resigned from the Board due to personal reasons. We would like to thank Cory for his service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Project Management Symposium 2016
Unfortunately we are not ready to provide deatils on the success of the 2016 Project Symposium in this edition. We would however like to thank our partner, The Gardiner Institute, and our Sponsors Bluedrop ( Silver), Crosbie Group (Silver) and ZedIt(Bronze) for their hard work and contributions to making this year's symposium a success.
Stay tuned for more details in next months newsletter.
PMP/CAPM Prep Course - Update
As mentioned in previous e-news, our PMP/CAPM Prep course is currently underway. Planning for our next course is already started and we are pleased to advise that we have 6 students already registered. Stay tuned. We will provide more details on dates and registration in next months newsletter.
If you are interested in registering for the course, or volunteering as an instructor for one or more sessions - feel free to contact Mujtaba Shareef firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS)
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce VRMS. VRMS is a dedicated volunteer website that provides easy access to volunter opportunities around the world. To get started, interested persons are requuired to log-on or register at www.vrms.pm.org Once logged on, you can select " Find an Opportunity" link and search for chapter, community or global volunteer opportunities. Your specific search results will provide you with the details that outline the requirements and skills needed to qualify for each opportunity.
Currently, PMI NL has one opportunity posted on VRMS. You can search for the position under Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter, or by entering application ID 8448. So please, if you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, update your profile in VRMS and stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities from PMI NL in early 2017.
PMI NL Membership Update
PMI continues to have a strong presence in NL as we currently stand with 237 members. These include the following credential holders:
PMI NL is pleased to profile The Gardiner Centre as a corporate sponsor of the PMI NL Chapter. The Gardiner Institute would like to highlight the following new program offering:
Influence, Negotiation, and Conflict Management Program
The Influence, Negotiation, and Conflict Management Program is designed to address challenges that arise as a result of differing views, goals and/or objectives. During this 5 module program, you will develop strategies and techniques to positively influence others, negotiate to achieve mutually beneficial goals, and manage conflict, all while maintaining healthy business relationships.
If you are interested in more information concerning this program, please contact Amy Norman at the Gardiner Institute at email@example.com
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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