As we begin 2019, and close 2018, I would
like to share a recap of the exciting news and events at
PMINJ from the past year.
PMINJ maintains its hold on being the second
largest chapter in the world with 5,457
members. In 2018 we added 1,212 new members.
All new members are given the opportunity to attend a New
Member Orientation hosted by the Chapter in
conjunction with the monthly meeting. Along with
your membership, new or renewal, you receive membership
to The Great IT Professional from CAI providing
access to knowledge and PDUs.
72% of our members hold a total of 4,205 PMI
certifications! In 2018 alone, 303 new
certifications were received.
PMINJ offered our signature PMP Exam Prep
class with all new material covering the updated
PMBOK. We released a step-by-step video explaining
how to complete the application for the PMP
certification, making it less intimidating to
Our mentor-ship program continues to grow in
volume due to popular demand.
For the sixth year, the New Jersey Chapter
participated in the NJ Future City Competition
for junior high students. This continues our
commitment to students and our profession as we expose
STEM students to project management and spark interest
through training classes and discussion.
We continued our community outreach to support
organizations within NJ by participating in the Tour
deFranklin, supporting local food banks and Habitat for
Humanity days of service.
We celebrated our 32nd Annual Symposium and
13th IPM Day with excellent reviews. We
held nine Monthly Meetings that included
up to 19 satellite sites! For all members that
attended events and reported PDUs, we claimed a total of
We honored worthy members for Project of the Year
and Project Manager of the Year awards.
In supporting our neighboring corporations, we
participated and presented at several Corporate
Project Management Day events.
We kicked-off a much-anticipated Corporate
Advisory Group with executives from Merck,
Prudential and Becton Dickinson – and we are most
appreciative of their insights and experience.
By popular demand in our non-program meeting months,
we offered lunch or Breakfast with a Board Member.
We provided tutorials on using social media to work to
the members’ benefit.
Two sell-out Career Fairs were held in the
spring and fall – not to mention the continued support
from the Career Networking Group.
We appreciate our Sponsors for their
participation in the Chapter events.
We openly share our knowledge with other PMI
Chapters via presentations at PMI events or
I wonder sometimes how we accomplish all that we do,
but we have close to 300 Volunteers that
dedicate their time and efforts to make it all happen.
My thanks to their commitment to the profession and
chapter. If you have been thinking of volunteering
– please join us – there is so much more to accomplish
In 2019, look forward to working with us in building the
Project Management Community of Tomorrow
I hope you look back and feel proud of being part of such an
organization as PMINJ and look ahead at all that you can
achieve with the PMINJ Chapter!
Happy New Year!!