August 2018 Print

President's Report

While it is back to school for many, the start of August brings many new opportunities to start new projects or learn new skills. In some cases, this means finishing that project that you started some time ago or to finally sit for that certification exam. Remember to keep your own professional development in mind as you think about what should happen through the end of the year. So many times, we tend to put our needs last on the list which is a sign of servant leadership. However, we must also remember another aspect to ensure we are continuing to learn grow. I encourage you to take a class, watch a webinar or read a book that will let you learn something new and share it with others. 

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” - Phil Collins

August also means PMI Elections are here. There are elections for both PMI’s Board of Directors as well as our Metrolina Chapter’s Board of Directors. Both elections will be executed via email with a link to your email address of record in order for you to cast your vote for our new leaders. Locally, we are electing three vice presidents representing finance, marketing and professional development. Each of these positions are vital in creating the future of your chapter. Please take the time to vote in these important elections.

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant." - Max DePree

 

Sincerely,

John A. Rush IV, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA

John Rush


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Highlighting Chapter Members

Volunteer of the Month

Rick Sabedra has been a member of the Metrolina Chapter since 2016 and volunteered in a variety of roles (previously with NJ PMI).  He is a US Marine Corp veteran and currently serves as the Military Liaison Director.  In this capacity, he travels throughout the Metrolina footprint to meet with active and retired servicemembers to spread the word about PMI, our chapter, and the many opportunities in project management.  Rick is a proud father (son also serves in the Marine Corps) and accomplished professional (extensive Fortune 500 consulting experience and holds numerous certifications). 

Now he can also claim “volunteer of the month!”  Thank you, Rick! 


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Highlighting Chapter Activities

Uptown Community had an enlightening session with Kimberly Porter as she discussed the trends in quality within the realm of project management.  She had wonderful insights into how quality methodologies could apply to professional project managment.  Thanks for joining us!


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Volunteer Opportunities

To apply for any of the open volunteer positions, please visit PMI VRMS


Finance:
There are currently no open volunteer positions within finance.  If you are still interested in volunteering with the Finance Team, please contact vpfinance@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


Marketing:
If you are interested in volunteering with the Marketing Team, please contact vpmarketing@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Sponsorship Volunteer -  Assist the Marketing Team in identifying and recruiting sponsors for Chapter events including Monthly Meetings, Workshops, and Annual Conference (PDD), as well as other activities as needed

Membership:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpmembership@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Director of Membership Services -  This position conducts outreach activities ot existing members and prospects.
  • Membership Outreach -  The position conducts outreach activities to existing members, prospects, and lapsed members via phone and email.

Professional Development:
There are currently no open volunteer positions within Professional Development.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpprofessionaldevelopment@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


Programs:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpprograms@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Programs Chair for Fayetteville Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.
  • Programs Chair for Hickory Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.
  • Programs Chair for Uptown Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.
  • Programs Chair for West Lake Norman Community - act as liaison between the community, members and chapter and have primary responsibility for the operation of the assigned community.

Administration:
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact vpadministration@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.

  • Army Liaison Fayetteville Community -  responsible for promoting membership benefits of PMI and the chapter to the local members of the military installation or organization.

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Announcements

Meet Recruiters – Be Discovered!

Join us for an evening of PM skills/job networking – FREE to PMI Metrolina members and now open to GUESTS!!!!!

Here is how it works:

  • Register via pmi-metrolina.com
  • Send your resume and member designation (member/guest) to: skillfest@pmi-metrolina.com
    • Resumes are due Thursday, August 9th at Noon EST to be sent for review
  • Local and national recruiters will review resumes
  • Join us for an evening of complimentary heavy appetizers and cash bar

Explore employment opportunities, learn how to enhance your presentation and meet companies who are actively hiring.  This is a relaxed setting; you do not need to bring copies of your resume if you have met the deadline above. 

Soul Art Photography will be onsite to provide professional headshots for $25.00 for our membership.

If you have questions, please contact Dani Beckman at skillfest@pmi-metrolina.com.


Saturday PDU

When: August 25th, 2018
Time: 8:30
Location: AvidxChange (Music Factory) 
 
Join our Saturday PDU session for FREE!  A complimentary breakfast will be provided and 3 PDUs will be awarded. 

Professional Development Day

When: September 22nd, 2018
Time: Registration Starts a7am, Event Starts at 8am
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton at Ayrsley 
 
Join us on Saturday, September 22th as PMI-Metrolina's "PDD" returns better than ever!  In addition to the 7 PDUs you earn on the day of the event, you can earn up to 16 additional PDUs by watching the remaining sessions online!

Support Laps for Life Blood Drive

The Cabarrus County Community will be providing support for the Laps for Life – American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 11th.

If you are interested in working in the canteen during the drive, please contact debradonaldson@carolina.rr.com.   Additional information will be provided about how to make an appointment to donate blood, for those interested.


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Administration & Governance

 Military Outreach 

If you are a veteran and have not self-identified in your PMI account, we encourage you to do so.  When you do, you’ll be part of veteran’s email communications that come out to help you know what is going on in the veteran’s community, special opportunities for veterans, and what our Metrolina PMI Chapter is doing to assist veterans in getting connected with and supporting the PM community!

If you are active duty or retired military and interested in supporting this program, reach out to the militaryliaisondirector@pmi-metrolina.com for more information.


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Calendar of Events

Asheville Community Meeting
August 20, 2018 (5:30 PM to 7:30 PM) 
Community Chapter Meeting to Share Lessons Learned
Location: Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

Greetings Asheville Community!

Your local co-chairs and the Metrolina Chapter would like to ensure that we are providing value to our community and its members.  With over 400 PMI members residing in the Asheville area, we have a great opportunity to learn from each other and support our local community as professional PMs.  How we do this is up to you!

Please take a few minutes to answer the 8 questions and please add any additional comments not covered.  Deadline for completion is 8/10 @ 6pm. We'll compile the results and use them to inform future decisions.

Survey: 2018 PMI Asheville Community Survey (click here to access)


Ballantyne Community Meeting
August 7, 2018 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM) 
Team Building, Motivation, and Agile
Location: Bank of America - Sherrill Building


Cabarrus County Community Meeting
August 16, 2018 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Agile Transformations
Location: Captain Steve's Family Seafood Restaurant


Fayetteville Community Meetings
August 14, 2018 (5:30 PM to 7:00 PM)
PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Location: Memphis BBQ Company


Hickory Community Meeting
August 22, 2018 (5:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
Community Chapter Meeting
Location: Blowing Rock Draft House


Huntersville Community Meeting
August 27, 2018 (6:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Back to School Time
Location: Primal Brewery


Jacksonville Community Meeting
August 7, 2018 (5:30 PM to 7:30 PM)
Project Planning
Location: Carolina Ale House


Mooresville Community Meeting
August 2, 2018 (6:30 PM to 7:30 PM) 
A PM's Role in Agile 
Location: Brooklyn Boys Pizza (Pizza will be served!!!)


University Community Meeting
August 21, 2018 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM) 
A Night at the Museum
Location: Discovery Place


Uptown Charlotte Community Meeting
August 21, 2018 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM) 
A Night at the Museum
Location: Discovery Place


West Lake Norman Community Meeting
No August Meeting - Stay tuned for our next great meeting!


Wilmington Community Meeting
No August Meeting - Enjoy Summer Break!


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PDU and Educational Opportunities from our Partners

Below you will find links to upcoming PDU and educational opportunities that are offered by our partners. Many of these partners offer discounts to PMI Metrolina Chapter members and participants. Please visit the Educational Opportunities page on the chapter website for discount codes and offers that might apply to the courses listed below.  

Catawba Valley Community College:
To register for any courses, visit www.cvcc.edu or call 828.327.7000 ext. 4294


Coastal Carolina Community College:
To register for any courses, visit www.coastalcarolina.edu or call 910.938.6294.


Central Piedmont Community College:


 Agility IQ:

  • Stay tuned for new opportunities soon!

Lean Agile Training:


Northeastern University Charlotte:


Project Management Training:


Sherpa LLC

Check out http://www.sherpallc.com/events/ or follow Sherpa llc. on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sherpa/ to learn more about future training and events for PDU credits.


UNC Charlotte:


Wake Forest University:


Western Carolina University:


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Professional Development

Project Management Point-Of-View (PM-POV)

The PMI Washington DC chapter has started a podcast called Project Management Point-Of-View containing 12-13 minute interviews with various executives and thought leaders about their "point-of-view" on a wide range of project management topics.

Each podcast is worth .25 PDUs (Category A) and can be found in one of the following ways:


Want to be certified?

If you are interested in attending a prep course, please contact vpprofessionaldevelopment@pmi-metrolina.com or visit our Certification Training page.


Virtual PMP Offering

We are currently exploring offering our PMP class virtually to those located too far from Charlotte to participate locally. If you would be interested in taking the class using this option, please contact vpprofessionaldevelopment@pmi-metrolina.com.


Chapter Mentoring Program

"Have you ever said to yourself, I wish someone had told me that when I started?"

Here's your opportunity!!

Become a Mentor for the Metrolina Chapter Mentorship Program and you will have the unique experience to:
  • Recieve PDUs
  • Participate in the development of your mentee's career
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Share lessons learned 
  • Be a part of an exciting team
  • Build your network


You don't need all the time in the world or all the answers . . . . just the will to lend a helping hand!

If you are interested, please email mentoring@pmi-metrolina.com

 

The mentoring program for PMI-Metrolina provides an expert opinion concerning projects for working professionals, provides guidance for getting involved with PMI or PMI-Metrolina, and offers advice concerning marketable skills for project management domains. The mentor/mentee relationship will be a three to six month engagement requiring between ten and twenty hours per month from both volunteers. The engagement will be a one-to-one match and will follow specific guidelines to completion to meet the needs of the mentee. 


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New Chapter Members

Olusanmi Adeniran, PMP Walnore Johnson
Katherine Alderman Justin Kaufmann
Anthony Alston, PMP Evelyn Kibwana
Brook Babcock Jeffrey Kuk, PMP
Lee Barnes Tracy Libertino
Amanda Brennan Jennifer Liverman, PMP
Thomas Broaddus, PMP Marsha Mccarthy, PMP
Janae Brown Marsha Mello
Michael Caplis Jennifer Meza
Anthony Chang, PMP Eugene Moore, PMP
Angela Clements William Moore
Thor Coole, PMP Somer Ocana
Patricia Crawford Michael Page
Leslie Dancy Patrice Patterson
Brian Davidson Silvio Pellegrini
Jonathan Davidson Patricia Pierce
Linda Davis, PMP Chelsea Portwood, PMP
Richard Davis, PMP Thomas Rogers, PMP
Pete Dunfee Michelle Sage, PMP
Chris Durante Jr Tiffany Settles
Michael Eby Tanisha Smith, PMP
Anas El Kabir Gregory Spicer
Monica Farell Anita Staton
Josiah Goins, PMP Teresa Symanowski, PMP
Wallace Gordon, PMP Ramona Truss, PMP
David Heard, PMP Wil Van Der Walt
John Hollingsworth Lauren Watson
Susan Johnson, PMP  

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New Certifications for Chapter Members

Nicole Austin, PMP Brian Malella, PMP
Lindsey Forte, PMP Jennifer Ornelas, CAPM
Jesse Gibbs, PMP Michelle Sage, PMP
Scott King, PMI-ACP Amaris Serracin Babstock, PMP

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