March 2019 - News from the President

Cory Smith

Dear Members,

I wanted to focus on PMIEF this month, there is a change in their strategic direction. I Just received a link to the strategy, and I am excited to share:

The focus has changed from working with schools on project management education to working with children’s organizations programs to spread skills in the community. What does that mean, it opens doors to work with youth outside of school curriculum.

In addition, the PMI Phoenix Chapter Academic Scholarship is accepting applicants to further academic and professional development education in project management. Don’t wait to apply, the application deadline is May 1st.

This scholarship is administered through Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Our academic scholarship program supports both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in project management or a related field. This scholarship and 40 other scholarships are available at https://pmief.org/scholarships.
Students complete one application for a $2500 award and PMIEF will match and consider them for all academic scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

What’s Happening?

The March 20th evening chapter meeting will be in Tempe this month and streamed to our virtual locations. Join us, we have a private room and a great program planned.
Your executive team is participating in the annual Region 7 gathering of chapters representing the Southwest. We are eager to collaborate with our neighboring chapters to discover new approaches and best practices that maybe of benefit to you, the members.

The board is dedicated to a continuous improvement journey using Kanban in our efforts of being relevant and focused on you, our members. Join us as a volunteer, we are accepting applications for all team roles. You can improve your skills and develop new ones. If you do not see the position what you are looking for ask me.
If you do not see the event you were looking for, let us know. Continue to submit surveys, they are actioned and appreciated. It is your voice and your chapter.

Cory Smith, MBA, PMP, CSM
PMI Phoenix Chapter

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