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December 2023

Need to Know
Need to Know


Welcome from NJ Chapter President Mark Barash. View his latest monthly update video on  YouTube.

What’s New At PMI:
Stay up to date with the latest news and developments from PMI. A range of useful topics, video series, and certification courses are listed on the chapter website. Visit the page to learn what’s new, how to earn PDUs, and ways to be involved with the PMI profession.

Chapter DEI Pledge:
When visiting the chapter DEI page, members can read about PMINJ’s commitment to inclusion, link to resources, and view recent events.

Corporate Advisory Board (CAB):
Convening to support the chapter’s educational programs, networking events, with relevant and valuable skills, the chapter’s Corporate Outreach team is actively recruiting project management executives and leaders to serve on their corporate advisory board. Consider joining the NJ Chapter’s Corporate Advisory Board or encourage those you think would make a good candidate. Click the link above to learn more about this important role and join the CAB! 

Although the chapter is returning to some in-person and hybrid meetings, we are following recommended guidelines to protect the health of the attendees. The chapter continues to follow the virus protection measures and strategies recommended by the CDC.

Membership Milestones:
We congratulate PMINJ members who have reached another milestone of partnering with us to continue growing the Project Management profession. 

New Certificate Holders:
Congratulations to those PMINJ members who have recently attained new PMI certifications. You did it! Let PMINJ help you take your career to the next level.     

Student Membership:

Do you know a student who will benefit from being a part of the PMINJ chapter? If so, tell them that students can join the chapter without a fee.

Programs, Seminars, & Meetings
Programs Seminars Meetings

Meetup Trivia Night:
Join on 06 Dec for a Trivia Night at Charley Restaurant in Harrison, NJ, organized by Jersey Cares to raise funds to support their work to address critical needs across communities in NJ. Your support allows Jersey Cares to provide essential school supplies to students, serve meals to individuals experiencing homelessness, clean-up our local parks, and much more.

Career Networking LCI:
Perhaps you’re familiar with SMART goals. The term refers to goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-framed. Job seekers can adapt this mindset to their job search for 2024 and beyond. The 19 Dec End-of-Year Networking presentation by Career Transition Coach, Terry Seamon, will help provide structure to your job search. Click the link for more info about event registration, meeting time, breakout rooms, and the opportunity to share ideas about career transitions.

Community Food Bank of NJ Volunteers:
More than 1.2 million people in New Jersey struggle with hunger. Community partners are crucial in helping to get healthy food to the people who need it most. Join fellow members as a volunteer for the Food Bank of New Jersey, 20 Dec. The volunteers will sort food, assemble food boxes, pack pasta, or prep food to be distributed to network partners and members of the community. Volunteers will be assigned to specific activities upon arrival. Click the link for more information and to register as an individual or as a group.

FutureCity Volunteer Opportunities:
The PMINJ chapter continues its partnership with NJ Future City, in support of its mission to provide fun and exciting STEM-related learning in Middle Schools. This year’s challenge: Electrify Your Future (Design a 100% electrically powered city), Saturday, 13 Jan from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (times approximate) at Rutgers (Piscataway Campus). You can help sustain this partnership by volunteering. Click the link above to learn more about how your presence will support the Future City initiative, or write to or  Mentor volunteers are needed NOW!

Monthly Program:
Mark your calendars for 16 Jan. That’s the date of the next chapter program. Registration opens 1 Jan. For additional information about the speaker, Don Nusser, meeting time, registration deadline, and program PDUs. follow the link above.

PMINJ Chapter Calendar:

You can view the full list of PMINJ events, Meetups, and other important dates, by reviewing the chapter’s Google Calendar. Remember to add the chapter calendar to your Google Calendar or consult the calendar regularly for the most up to date info and events.

Partner Calendar:
For information about other chapter's meetings and happenings, visit the useful online calendar for the most up to date information. 

Speaker Solicitation:
Do you have original information to share with an engaged and curious audience of Project Management professionals? Whether it’s at a monthly meeting, symposia, or the LCIs, the PMINJ chapter is always on the lookout for speakers who can share original Project Management related content. Submission requirements are detailed on the chapter website.

Professional & Personal Growth
Programs Seminars Meetings

PMINJ Chapter Social Media:
Connect with PMINJ on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! Ensure that you’re staying up to date with the latest chapter news via popular social media channels to ensure next-level member engagement that highlights our chapter’s exciting events and accomplishments. These social channels feature our inspiring members, promote engaging events, and share a variety of opportunities for learning, connection, and growth!



Have an event to highlight via these social channels, send your content / event to:

Support For Job Searches:

The PMINJ chapter has two types of job support for members:
  1. The site provides a listing of current opportunities available. If you join the Networking email list, you will get an email notice when new opportunities are posted.
  2. Chapter members can post their resumes on the website. Send your resume to the Webmaster,
Work Search Buddy:
With many of our members in transition, the chapter recognizes that a job search can be a lonely process. The aim of the Work Search Buddy program helps ease the “lonely” aspect of the job search process by providing the ability to partner with another PMINJ member who is also in the hunt for a new job. The program has been modified to allow more concentration on the support of the search and is a great way to connect and learn from other chapter members.

Mentors Program:
PMINJ offers free and personalized mentorship to PMINJ members. The program provides guidance to working project professionals and is available to all chapter members. Benefits include expanding your professional network and earning PDUs. Click the link above to learn more about being a Mentee or a Mentor.

Join the Veterans LCI:
The Veterans LCI works in cooperation with the PMINJ Chapter to provide additional value to PMI members and people in the community with a specific focus on Veteran’s activities. The LCI will provide a forum to share common interests and challenges. Learn more about the LCI by visiting the chapter web page or by emailing:

Our PMINJ chapter is strong because of its committed members. More than ever, we need you to stay healthy and to help the chapter where you can. Be involved in supporting the important work of this chapter. Visit the redesigned chapter web page and you’ll see that it’s easier than ever to learn about our volunteer opportunities – and how to create your own opportunities!

Expand Your Knowledge & Skills
Expand Knowledge Skills

December’s Article of Interest:
Chapter member Larry Furman takes another look at AI and Big Data, discussing how it is leveraged at American Express, the City of New York, Con Edison, and Netflix. Stay tuned for a deeper dive in how to plan an AI / Big Data project.

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