Summer is ending, and I hope you have created some great achievements professionally, and also had some time-out with family and friends to recharge your batteries.
During the break, the chapter’s volunteers have worked together to prepare us for a feature-packed 2014/2015 chapter year. Here are some of our Summer event highlights
- Kim Mangan and I joined leaders from chapters in New York, Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan at the PMI Region 4 Leadership Meeting, hosted by the PMI New York chapter. While there I had the pleasure of facilitating the Chapter President’s Forum, and we all came away with techniques to improve the value experienced by our members.
- The Pittsburgh chapter board and directors met for our twice-annual strategy review and planning session, focusing on topics such as opportunities to support professional development of chapter members, improving networking events, and working with local organizations to deliver value through effective project (and program and portfolio) management
- We also had a great time celebrating the contributions of our volunteers, at the annual volunteer appreciation dinner. Many thanks to Joanne Sarachine for organizing this fun event. The appreciation speeches were a little tricky, in the midst of the 80’s metal cover band warm-ups.
- Each of the teams have been planning and booking events for you, including chapter meetings, training, forums, coffee talks, and the very successful professional development day.
So we return to our calendar of events with a great start, welcoming Carl Pritchard back for our September Chapter meeting next week, as well as Jesse Fewell, a leader in the Agile world. Please review this newsletter for a taste of what’s coming. If you are a new member to the organization, welcome aboard! If you’re an old-hand, but have been a little quiet, please speak up and help us deliver great content and opportunities to make you more successful in the project management world.
All the best,
PMI Pittsburgh Chapter President