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February 2023

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Need to Know
Need to Know

Welcome:
Welcome from NJ Chapter President Mark Barash. Read his latest welcome at the link above. View his latest video welcome on YouTube.

Alert:
Our PMINJ chapter continues to follow the virus protection measures and strategies recommended by the CDC. We are returning to some in-person meetings, and we are following recommended guidelines to protect the health of the attendees.

Updated Chapter Website:
The new website is a fitting showcase for the many ways members and the wider community are supported by our dynamic chapter.  Under Events: links to all events, Speaker Solicitation, and past event information with links to slides and recordings.

Chapter DEI Pledge:
When visiting the chapter DEI page, members can read about PMINJ’s commitment to inclusion, link to resources, and view recent events.  This month celebrations:
  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • Feb 11 - International Day of Women in Science

Support the Children of Ukraine:
PMINJ is supporting the children in Ukraine by supporting Save the Children Federation. This organization works to give children a healthy start in life by delivering essential humanitarian aid. The chapter has set and exceeded several fundraising goals. Please consider continuing support of this charity.

What’s New At PMI:
Keep up with the latest news and developments from PMI. A range of specific and useful topics, video series, and certification courses are listed on the chapter website. View the page to learn what’s new, how to earn PDUs, and how to be involved with the PMI profession.  See the PMI Culture Values & Behaviors recently added.

Membership Milestones:
We congratulate PMINJ members who have reached another milestone of partnering with us to continue growing the Project Management profession.

Student Membership:
Do you know a student who will benefit from being a part of the PMINJ chapter? If so, tell them that students can join the chapter for a zero-dollar fee after joining PMI at the $32 student rate. Also see if your college supports the Group Student Membership program.

New Certificate Holders:
Let’s convey our congratulations to those PMINJ members who have recently attained new PMI certifications. You did it! Let PMINJ help you take your career to the next level. 

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Programs, Seminars, & Meetings
Programs Seminars Meetings

February Chapter Meeting:
The February seminar is one of the most popular of the year. It celebrates the Project Manager of the Year. Registration opened on 01 February. The seminar will be conducted at 7PM on Tuesday, 21 February, so be certain to register for this virtual event. Click the link above for more info and details about PDUs.

LifeSciences LCI:
PMP Bruce Fieggen, who has over thirty years within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, will speak about Project Prioritization Case Study in the Life Sciences Industry. This virtual meeting will take place via Zoom on 17 February. Among the many engaging topics detailed on the description page above, will be how Project managers can effectively manage projects when so many projects have been authorized, and how to handle those excess projects. Registration is open.

Symposium 2023 with Sunday Seminar:
Registration is open for this year’s Sunday Seminar and Symposium. Commit to one or both days of virtual professional development, learning, and socializing with attendees and speakers. The new agenda for 2023 follows a single-track format with the speakers increased to eight engaging sessions.

This year’s Sunday Seminar will be held on 30 April, “Emotional Influence for Managing Hybrid Teams.” The Symposium will be held on Monday, May 1: “Today’s Disruptions – Tomorrow’s Skills” Click above for details including keynote, speakers, PDUs and registration info.

PMINJ Chapter Calendar:
You can plan ahead and view the full list of PMINJ events by reviewing the chapter’s Google Calendar. Add the chapter calendar to your Google Calendar or consult it regularly for the latest information.

Partnering Chapter Calendar:
For information about other partner meetings and happenings, visit the useful online calendar for the most up to date information.

Speaker Solicitation:
Do you have original information to share with an engaged and curious audience of Project Management professionals? Whether it’s at a monthly meeting or symposia, the PMINJ chapter is always on the lookout for speakers who can share original Project Management related content. Submission requirements are detailed on the chapter website.

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Professional & Personal Growth
Programs Seminars Meetings

Support For Job Searches:
The PMINJ chapter has two types of job support:
  1. The site provides a listing of current opportunities available. If you join the Networking email list, your will get an email notice when new opportunities are posted.
  2. Chapter members can post their resumes on the website. Send your resume to webmaster@pminj.org.
Work Search Buddy:
The Work Search Buddy program helps ease the “lonely” aspect of the job search process by providing the ability to partner with another PMINJ member who is also in the hunt for a new job. The program helps concentrate on supporting the search and is a great way to connect and learn from another chapter member.

Mentors Program:

PMINJ offers free and personalized mentorship to PMINJ members. The program provides short-term guidance to working project professionals and is available to all chapter members. Benefits include expanding your professional network and earning PDUs. Click the link above to learn more about being a Mentee or Mentor.

Join the Veterans LCI:
The Veterans LCI will work in cooperation with the PMINJ Chapter to provide value to Veterans as they pursue project management careers. The LCI will provide a forum to share common interests and challenges. Learn more about the LCI by visiting the chapter web page or by emailing VeteransInfo@pminj.org.

Volunteering:
Our PMINJ chapter is strong because of its nearly 5,000 members. We need you more than ever to stay healthy and to help the chapter where you can. Be involved in supporting the important work of this chapter. Visit the redesigned chapter web page and you’ll see that it’s easier than ever to learn about our volunteer opportunities – and how to create your own opportunity!

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Expand Your Knowledge & Skills
Expand Knowledge Skills

Chapter Volunteerism:
Read how PMINJ chapter members supported the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) this past December and learn how you can help combat food insecurity.

Member Article:
Life Sciences LCI continues its engaging work inside and outside the chapter. Read Kim Azzinaro’s contribution, an article titled the “PM Power Skill of Trust Building.” In the article, Kim highlights and explains the “trust equation” model. 

Career Panel Discussion:
LCI Chairperson Claudia Campbell reports on a recent Project Management related career panel at Rutgers.

Member Article:
Chapter member Larry Furman connects hostage negotiation tactics to Project Management processes demonstrating how PMs share several of the requisite skills to help them manage not just projects but life and death situations too.

Past PM Articles

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PMINJ is supported by actively engaged sponsors which offer informative and supportive industry content. Follow these links to learn more about their professional development opportunities and additional services: 

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