Happy fall, Mississippi Gulf Coast! It’s a little hard to tell that fall has finally arrived since we still felt heat indexes close to 100* and 5,000% humidity recently, but the coming week promises a very different feel—FALL! Pumpkin-spice everything is everywhere, and Halloween decorations are too! We only have one dinner meeting left this year, but we are gearing up for an exciting 2019! Keep reading to learn more, and check out the event listing on our website to see what’s next!
We are also sad to let you know that Courage Klutse resigned as Chapter President at the end of September due to work and personal obligations. Per our chapter bylaws, the chapter President Elect, Jennifer Williams, assumed the vacated position in October for the remainder of the year. Courage was one of the founding members of the PMI Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter, and we are indebted to and thankful for his involvement and leadership! We wish Courage the best and look forward to his future involvement!
International Project Management Day 2018: We are pleased to share that we have finalized a discounted rate for PMI Mississippi Gulf Members to attend the IPM Day 2018 Online Conference, hosted by the International Institute for Learning (IIL). We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities offered by participating in this event, that, when successfully completed, will deliver significant benefits to you, our company, and our clients. Register by Nov 1 to enjoy our discounted rate (once you hit checkout a $10 discount will be applied). Starting Nov 2, the rate goes up to $79.
IIL’s annual International Project Management Day online conference brings together professionals from around the world that are passionate about change, our future, and the important role of those in the project management profession. THIS IS NOT JUST AN ONLINE CONFERENCE, THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE! Conference Features: 5 keynote sessions with speaker Q&A • 15+ video presentations • On-demand access for 90 days • 2 free online courses: Organization and People Change Management and Introduction to Program Management • Up to 26 PDUs to maintain certification • Earn Achievement Badges and win prizes • Networking, downloads, and takeaways! More questions? Refer to these additional details or check out the FAQ page on IIL's website. (To get the $10 discount, you must use the registration link provided above or enter promo code PMIMISSGULF during your registration.)
EVENT GOES LIVE NOV 1, 2018 at 8:00 am Central | EARN UP TO 26 PDUS | 90 DAYS ACCESS
November Dinner Meeting: Our scheduled guest speaker for the November Dinner meeting is Darryl Davis is the Director of Programs at Seemann Composites Inc., in Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Davis will be presenting “Managing Significant Small Business Growth,” in which he will address the potential risk of a significant spike in small business growth, how small business growth is different than large business growth, what factors are overlooked and what key elements of business growth should you monitor. Please register today and join us on Thursday November 15, 2018 at the Great Southern Club. Doors open for networking at 5:30 pm, chapter business will be presented at 6pm, and Mr. Davis will present at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you at there!
We are excited for your 2019 Board of Directors to begin their onboarding!
- President: Jennifer Williams, PMP, CSM
- Chapter Secretary: Courtney Hall, PMP
- Vice President of Finance: John Williams, PMP, CSM
- Vice President of Governance and Policy: Wendy Wagner, PMP
- Vice President of Marketing: Delia Zamarripa, PMP
- Vice President of Membership: Vicki Hackmann, MBA, PMP
- Vice President of Professional Development: Brenda Phillips, PMP
- Military Outreach: Lucas Applewhite, PMP and John Ascherl, PMP
All 2019 Board members will take their position on January 1, 2019. As part of transitioning into their position, they are shadowing the incumbent this fall and attending annual planning sessions before the end of the year.
Show your chapter pride! PMI MGC Logo Polo Shirts are still available. Order yours online today!
Also, don’t forget that PMI Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter is proud to work 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.
The 2018 Board of Directors thanks each of you for your continued membership and support, and we are excited for the upcoming 2019 Board members. We look forward to seeing you on November 15th at our final dinner meeting of the year!