PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2018 March Meeting

20 March 2018 - Morristown - Madison


PDP Information

Program Number: C020-20180320
Yes! PMs need it too.  Networking for Fun and Profit
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.75
Strategic - 0.75
Technical - 0.0


As a Project Manager, you may tend to stay behind the scenes and let sales and marketing focus on networking.  Think again.  Everyone needs networking skills no matter what their job title or position.  Networking skills open doors that were locked and even some that were hidden, and provide another way in which you can provide value to your employers, As a Project Manager you can build your reputation as the “Go-To” person when there is a crisis at your company if you have access to the experts who can help you get resolution fast.

Worried that you could be passed up for that promotion because someone else in the office has all the right connections?  Are you looking for a new job and hoping to stand out among the hundreds of other applicants?  Both of these issues can be easily overcome with some basic networking skills and techniques.

And having the right networking skills and techniques can also help at social events like cocktail parties. 

Don’t get caught with your network down.  This session will help you get ahead!


Monthly Speaker

Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects. In these roles, Heath has served as the Contractor, the Architect/Engineer, and even represented the Owner.

Working for some great leaders, and some horrible managers, has helped Heath realize some of the subtle nuances in attitude that can make the difference in turning a manager into a leader. Having had the opportunity to be a manager and a leader himself, Heath had the opportunity to not only become a student of leadership, but a practitioner as well.

He learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and Toastmasters International. In his work with Toastmasters International, Heath served in roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors during a significant restructuring.

His bestselling book, “The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership,” has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place. Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs. He has been featured in many publications on the topic of how to engage teams, including Engineering News Record, CFO Magazine, Bloomberg Business, and Fast Company. Heath has presented to audiences all over the world who have included Bechtel Corporation, AECOM, Skanska, The Project Management Institute, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and the Construction Specifications Institute.

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Career Networking LCI

Topic: Open Networking with TEKsystems

TEKsystems is positioned not only to offer the best IT job opportunities-contract, contract-to-hire or direct placement - but also to invest in building your career. The TEKsystems model differs from other recruiting agencies by relying on building a lasting relationship with each candidate. That means prioritizing your satisfaction over short-term interests. and focusing on understanding what you offer beyond a resume and where you want to take your career before seeking to match you with a position.

 TEKsystems recruiters focus on recruiting specific IT skills, allowing them to deeply understand your expertise. Their presence at more than 100 offices in North America offers in-depth knowledge of the employers and the labor market dynamics in the region of your choice.

 Come meet with local TEKsystems Account Manager, Kacey Woods, and Recruiters Jordon Oxford, Greg Stengel, and Jake Healey- all of whom specialize in recruiting top IT Talent in the NJ area across various industries- to have career conversations, network, and leave knowing you will have a local resource who will keep you up to date with market trends and relevant job opportunities.


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