I hope you continue to be well and safe as the Space Coast begins to reopen. As a reminder, PMI continues to support its practitioners and members in this time of disruption. As part of this commitment, PMI has instituted a Membership Hardship Policy - Unemployed Members with 3 years of good standing membership are qualified for membership hardship grant by calling PMI Customer Care.
Our next Virtual Happy Hour is June 18th at 6:00 and we are looking forward to playing a really fun online trivia game called Kahoot. Please pour yourself a drink and plan to play along - we even have a prize for the winner! Please see this link to register.
We are also happy to announce our Quarterly Virtual Dinner event "Leadership So You Can Sleep at Night" on June 4th at 6:00 PM. Captain Flip Capistrano, U.S. Coast Guard Military Attaché to Brazil, defines guidelines founded on three tenets; Know Your Job, Know Your People, and Know Yourself, and describes how it can be applied to leadership opportunities at your workplace, at home, or in your community. We are honored to have him join us. Please plan to attend this great event and earn 1 Leadership PDU.
Thank you to Jana Jenkins for delivering our May Interactive Webinar: "Hoshin Kanri - A Lean Strategy Planning Tool". We had a great turnout and appreciate the time and effort that Jana put into sharing her knowledge with us. We always welcome the opportunity to support our members who are willing deliver presentations and webinars so please let us know if you would like to do a webinar or presentation.
Details for all of these events are in this newsletter and on our Events page.
Earning PDUs is a necessary aspect of maintaining your PMI certification. To that end, we have instituted a monthly Webinar Spotlight to direct you to webinar content that we think is specifically relevant to the Space Coast and that you can access free of charge.
Today, change is occurring at breakneck speed and an increasing number of organizations are being challenged like never before. New technologies, new business models, new threats, globally expanding competition and so much more are combining to create an environment that challenges even the best organizations and professionals. At this point there is no end in sight to this trend. It is all about strategic innovation. The current and near-term operational environment demands a number of critical abilities if anyone is to survive and function at the needed level of global operational success. This is a far greater challenge than most realize. Is anyone well positioned to win the global competitive race to lead and dominate the business world in the rapid adoption and strategic innovations that is enabled by the use of one or more of these high-impact emerging technologies? Or will the leadership role in these emerging technologies be distributed around the world between global competitors and new and existing strategic partnerships? The challenge could not be greater! Get the insights into some of these technologies.
Professional Development Day
Join us Saturday, August 29th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our annual Professional Development Day.
This one day event is a great, cost effective way to add to your annual PDU requirements! Earn 2 PDUs in each of the required areas while networking with local colleagues. Our panel of excellent local Project Management experts will be led by Jonathan Reed of Strategy First, Inc.
$30 for members, $40 for non-members, which includes 4 excellent sessions as well as coffee, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Click this link now for more information and to register for this exciting and informative event.
This event will be held at:
Florida Institute of Technology, Denius Student Center 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne FL, 32901
Presented by Captain Flip Capistrano, U.S. Coast Guard Military Attaché to Brazil
June 4th at 6:00 PM, 1 Leadership PDU
A healthy and productive tomorrow is often dependent on a good night’s sleep. As a leader, the decisions you make during the day can greatly impact the evening’s restful slumber, putting your tomorrow in jeopardy. After over 25 years as a Coast Guard officer, CAPT Capistrano has learned a thing or two about making those tough, moral, and ethical decisions and how to ensure they don’t keep you tossing and turning all night.
In this virtual keynote, CAPT Capistrano illustrates how he’s attained this capability by sharing his leadership experiences and anecdotes from his time driving cutters, conducting counter-drug operations, flying Search and Rescue missions, instructing pilots, building Coast Guard aviation strategies, and strengthening international partnerships. From a Coast Guard Academy Cadet to an advisor at an American Embassy, he has learned to adjust his “leadership view” to meet new levels of challenge.
CAPT Capistrano defines guidelines founded on three tenets; Know Your Job, Know Your People, and Know Yourself, and describes how it can be applied to leadership opportunities at your workplace, at home, or in your community. At the end of the day, every decision you make impacts lives around you. Most to a minor extent, but some with major consequences. Are you confident you’ve made the right decision, and will it let you sleep peacefully tonight?
PMI has also published the following:
PMI is offering free project management courses during COVID-19 quarantines. Click herefor details.
Please note that PMI will be extending eligibility for all exams for up to 6 months, until 18 January 2021 - If this applies, your exam eligibility will automatically be extended via PMI systems, so you are not required to contact us for this request. Please note that new eligibility dates may take a few days to become updated in our system.
PMI is extending access to the current PMP® exam until 31 December 2020 and postponing the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021