I am extremely pleased by the confidence that Board has expressed in me to take PMI-GLC to next level of volunteer and stakeholder engagement, trusting me with opportunity to formulate and lead operational vision, strategy and direction while working on to provide higher membership.
Last night at Skyline Club in the board meeting, I was elected president for 2012 term by Board of Directors of Great Lakes Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI – GLC), one of the largest project management member association in Michigan. I will serve as President Elect for 2011. I have been involved with the chapter earlier as Direct of Webservices and then as Vice President of Communications.
I look forward to enhancing our strategic relationships with organization and businesses leaders to highlight the importance and benefits of Project Management and role PMI-GLC plays in the region. I hope to engage more stakeholders to broaden our network of practitioners, while continuing to support a passionate and dedicated volunteer community.
I would encourage all professionals to get involved in their community or professional organizations, it benefits both, the volunteer and the community/organization. And, if you are a professional living/working in Michigan or Metro Detroit area, please get in touch with PMI-GLC at www.pmiglc.org. Let find out how can we make project and program management work for your community, organization or for you.
When I checked my inbox this morning, I found an official email from PMIGLC election committee congratulating me that I have been elected as Vice President – Communications for the 2009-2010 term.
Some of you might know that I volunteer at Great Lakes Chapter of PMI (Project Management Institute) in Detroit. I started volunteering as ‘Director of Webservices’ almost over 2 years ago.
It is very unique and enriching experience when you are leading a team of volunteers for an organization that is non-profit; and I hope I will be learning much more next year when my term begins as Vice President.
I am delighted that I will have the opportunity to work with highly accomplished professionals at the board-of-directors and to contribute to the project management community.
I volunteer at my PMI (Project Management Institute) local chapter called Great Lakes Chapter (www.pmiglc.org). I enjoy the benefits of PMI membership in form of monthly magazine called PM Network and accompanied paper called PMI Today. Both are informative and I have gained a lot by reading both publications.
Many people join organizations enthusiastically and then with very little involvement and different priorities, fail to renew annual membership and later claim that they did find not much benefit of membership. Becoming member in your professional organization and participating actively gives you opportunity to network with best people in your trade and increase your domain knowledge.
I found couple of interesting benefits while reading PMI Today paper and thought of sharing it with you. Here are the benefits-
- Attend PMI meetings/events at discounted price;
- Networking opportunities with professionals in management;
- Read PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge);
- Read business books on-line;
- Download a global standard;
- View the results of PM research projects;
- See articles from PMI publications for the last 7 years;
- Search for jobs, consult with a career coach and have your resume critiqued;
- Request a custom research;
- Order books and other materials at a discounted price;
- Use a career framework to help guide your career; and
- Get PM Network and PMI Today publications.
I would suggest that if you are in project management, get involved with www.PMI.org, join your local chapter and participate in making project management indispensable for business results.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!
Referenced – PMI Today – April 2008