As I mentioned last month, the Phoenix Chapter sponsored a Project Management Professional Development opportunity on Conflict Management and Leadership skills, given by Dr. James Brown. I have reviewed the comments from attendees, and both classes received exemplary reviews For those that attended I appreciate your feedback, for those that missed this opportunity, there are more professional development opportunities coming. The chapter is working on finalizing more Professional Development opportunities for later in 2018. And we have several PMP and PM classes scheduled throughout 2018. Please review the website for specific details.
Our July Dinner Meeting speaker will be Steve Fullmer, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CQ, a local expert in Project Management who will discuss “Funnels and Logjams, Why You Don’t Make Progress According To Plan”.
Our membership continues to hold steady at 2,392 members, with 1,655 of those members PMP’s.
I will mention that the North American Global Congress and Leadership Institute meetings are being held this year in Los Angeles. Your chapter will be represented again this year. Once it is determined, I will announce the attendees from the Chapter.
It is election time for 2018, and we are looking for candidates for the following Board of Director positions:
VP of Programs
VP of External Relations
VP of Communications
If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the nomination form on the website. We cannot maintain our chapter without solid representation on the Board of Directors.
This month, I would like to take a moment and focus on Volunteers, specifically the volunteers onboard that make this chapter run. PMI is a huge volunteer based organization with apps. 10,000 volunteers worldwide. I, personally, have been volunteering for the institute since 2001, in many capacities. The chapter, due to the volunteer base, is able to provide membership with Project Management information, classes, meetings, social networking and social media, and professional development to assist our members in their careers. We cannot do this without volunteers. They are the backbone of the institute. We always have a need for more volunteers, so if you have any time available to help the chapter, please contact me.
As I close this month, I would like to recognize Jon Nairn, VP Professional Development, Nicole Langston, VP Marketing and Ron Askew, VP Programs for their hard work and diligence in making Dr. Browns class such a success. It is the hard work and dedication of all our volunteers that allow us to continue to offer value to our members. Thank you.
John C. Baley, MBA,PMP
PMI Phoenix Chapter