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President's message - May 2023



Hello NCPMI!

One of the main objectives from the board is to provide value to our membership. We strive to do that by creating opportunities for career and professional development along with networking opportunities with your fellow members. If you were in attendance at the last chapter meeting, you saw this first hand. There were headshots being taken by a wonderful photographer (Lindsay Aikman), paid for by the chapter as a service to our membership, and after time for networking with our peers we were treated to a fantastic presentation by a local speaker, Lt. Col Mike Erwin. Events that provide this kind of value to you are our goal, and we hope to continue doing this with the various programs and events we schedule going forward.
In addition to the chapter meeting, NCPMI has a number of programs that we hope provide value to you, our membership. Among those are the following:
  • Communities of Practice - check the calendar! (link)
  • Certification courses - PMP-ACP in September, PMP in October
  • Social good events - Food bank Sat May 20th 
  • Career Development - Annual Conference Aug 29th at NC State
  • NextGen - contact if you are interested in leading this passionate team!
  • Veterans - contact for information
If you're interested in learning about our programs, I encourage you to attend a monthly Membership Orientation session. These are virtual and are a great place to network in a small group and ask questions about the chapter. The next one is May 8th. (registration link)
In addition, NCPMI participates in the Club 500 program with PMI. This program offers an initial membership to those in our community that are interested in determining if the chapter meets their professional needs. If you, or someone you know, is interested, I'm happy to chat to see if we're a fit!
NCPMI is here to support your professional needs. The board, the extended board, and all of our many volunteers are working tirelessly to provide more and more of these opportunities to you, both in-person and virtual. We hope that you'll join us at an upcoming event soon!
Patty Dennis-Jones
VP, Membership NCPMI

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Communications and Public Speaking CoP: The Decision to Win

06-27-2023 5:45 pm -8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Speech Title:  The Deicision to Win


In 1996, I competed and finished as one of the Finalists at the International Speech Contest. We compete in business, school and life everyday... often with the thought of being #1 in our industry, class or surroundings.… What does it take to win? Is it focus... skill… spirituality... luck… or is it something we decide to do everyday -- make life choices based on who we are? Allow me to share the real lessons learned from going to and competing in the Finals in the International Speech Contest. Lessons that will help you move forward in your life and career as the winner you are.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leaders will better understand their personal impact on their team success. I call it a Personal WIN (What I Need)
  • People will come away with a sense of responsibility and self-worth that facilitates cooperation at a new level
  • An immediate positive change in atmosphere in your group

Jul Virtual Member Orientation Session

07-10-2023 5:30 pm -6:00 pm

July Virtual Member Orientation Session

NCPMI Member Orientation sessions are being offered in a virtual setting. Join us to find out about the benefits of being a Chapter member. The session will introduce you to the various program offerings and you can see how to best use your membership. Member orientation sessions are for:

  • all chapter members who are interested in learning more about the opportunities and benefits the chapter provides
  • new and existing members who want to find out how to get more involved.

Chapter Meeting – July 2023: Decision-Making in the Age of BIG-DATA

07-20-2023 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting
FREE for all NCPMI members and non members
Chapter Meeting – July 2023: Decision-Making in the Age of BIG-DATA


Today, in the face of information overload, and choice overload, our decision-making tends to become overly influenced by personal biases, intuition, prior experience, illusions, and perception.

This workshop will help you recognize, and identify the Perils & Pitfalls of Decision-Making; and make you aware of the Decision-Contamination, and Decision-Manipulation. Finally, we will get an insight into Analytical Decision-Making, as a remedy. We will also present the tools, and techniques, available to make decisions that are timely, consistent, optimal, and defensible.

The greatest misunderstanding about negotiating is that it is adversarial in nature. In reality, it is a problem-solving process where each side sees the other as a potential partner – it is not designed for those with a trial or debating mentality.

After this one-hour session, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize human irrationality and illusions that creep into decision making
  • Understand key factors that impact decision making
  • Make bid-evaluation and vendor-selection defensible

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Membership Statistics

Total Members 3697
New Members This Year 335
PMP® Members 2536
CAPM® Members 102
PgMP® Members 10
PMI-SP® Members 5
PMI-RMP® Members 13
PMI-ACP® Members 145
PfMP® Members 3
PMI-PBA® Members 7
Members with no Certification 1061
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 3612
Student Members 54
Other Members 31
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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