As the year moves forward into August, it is Election time for the Phoenix Chapter. The ballot will be out soon for the positions of:
VP of Programs
VP of External Relations
VP of Communications
This year we have one candidate running for each position but it is still important that each member vote, so please watch for an email explaining the voting process and ballot. Each member is entitled to vote, it is part of membership’s voice to elect the Board that will govern the chapter.
Our membership continues to hold steady at 2,425 members, with 1,673 of those members PMP’s. The Phoenix chapter also has at least 1 member holding each of the remaining PMI certifications with PMI-ACP at 69 members and CAPM at 37 members.
As I mentioned last month, the North American Global Congress and Leadership Institute meetings are being held this year in Los Angeles. We have determined we will send 11 volunteers to this event this year including Board members, newly elected Board members, and AVP’s.
This month, I would like to focus on Chapter Visibility. It is our role as Board members to ‘make our chapter visible’ to our membership, but also visible to the business, academic and military communities in almost the entire state of Arizona. I say almost the entire state because there are only two chapters in Arizona, the Tucson Chapter supporting Tucson, and the Phoenix Chapter that supports the rest of the state. So under visibility, the Phoenix chapter has been working with Chandler, Buckeye, Prescott and Flagstaff to broadcast our Dinner Meeting presentations. We hope to expand that to more areas of the state as we continue forward. And we hope to make our Chapter more visible in the state by offering video education, professional development and meetings to these and additional locations in the future. We have also kicked off a Corporate Ambassador program to help us be more visible in the corporate world. Our Corporate Ambassadors will be the ‘face’ of PMI Phoenix inside their Corporation. These initiatives and others that I have not mentioned yet are some of the initial steps we are taking to enhance the Chapters ‘Visibility’ within the entire state of Arizona.
One more accomplishment in July was a full day of Leadership training for our volunteers. Our volunteer base is the glue that holds together the chapter, and as I have said before, without our volunteers, the chapter would fail. That is why I cannot thank all our hard working volunteers enough because without them, we would not be where we are today. All PMI Phoenix volunteers, thank you!
John C. Baley, MBA,PMP
PMI Phoenix Chapter