April 2020 Dinner Meeting: Managing Aquaculture Projects at USM's Marine Aquaculture Center

Thursday, April 23, 2020 17:30 PM

705 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

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March 2020 Newsletter

Introducing our new chapter logo!  We were excited to reveal our new chapter logo at the February 20th dinner meeting! The lighthouse in the logo has been updated to be a little more streamlined, while still preserving the history of the previous logo and representing landmarks that are built into the fabric of the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Very soon this new logo and its style will be applied across our chapter website, newsletters, LinkedIn page, Facebook page, documents, shirts, pens and so much more! Be watching for the changes! And if this brand change isn’t enough, we are offering more exciting events in this newsletter—be sure to read about it all! Based on your survey feedback last fall, we’re holding quarterly dinner meetings (rather than monthly) and focusing on presentations that are most relevant to our profession. You also asked us to visit more areas, so our April dinner meeting will be in Ocean Springs—read below for the details! We still have a few seats available for the PMP boot camp in April (register below) so you can be prepared and sit for the exam before it changes in July. And biggest of all…we started planning a ½ day Professional Development Seminar to be held later in the fall—much more to come about that!  Because so much is headed your way, remember to stay connected with us by visiting our event listing page on our website to see what’s next! 

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PMP Boot Camp Registration Open!

REGISTRATION for our 4-day PMP Boot Camp is open!  Read all the details and register today so you are ready to take the exam before it changes (and you'll need to study new material) on July 1, 2020.

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PMIMGC Partners with IIL for Discounted Online Courses

PMI Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter is proud to announce that we have worked with the International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) to provide you 24-hour access to the latest content and courses IIL has to offer. All courses listed in our online catalog are available at the PMI Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter Member preferred pricing and include Live Virtual and Self-Paced Courses as well as Online Conferences. Check out our online catalog and discounts today! IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for many top global companies. IIL's core competencies include Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, Agile, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability.

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Welcome to PMIMGC!

Southern Mississippi's three counties boast some of the most diverse economies in the nation. Our strategic location and competitive advantages make South Mississippi an ideal business location. With the nation's low cost of doing business, a multimodal transportation infrastructure connecting the world, a productive workforce and other advantages, Southern Mississippi provides an environment that allows businesses to succeed. Members in the PMI Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter area come from a diverse background working in industries such as: defense, entertainment, information technology, ship building, engineering, education, and construction.

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Membership Statistics

Total Members 100
New Members This Year 11
PMP® Members 52
CAPM® Members 4
PgMP® Members 1
PMI-SP® Members 0
PMI-RMP® Members 1
PMI-ACP® Members 0
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 44
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 97
Student Members 3
Other Members 0
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

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Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

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Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

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