Fort Worth Chapter PMI - Volunteer of the Quarter, 3Q2019
Juliana Terssariol is being recognized as the Fort Worth Chapter PMI Volunteer of the Quarter for the invaluable service she provides to our membership in filing PDUs. Juliana's role on the Professional Development team is to record PDUs in the PMI CCRS for certification holding members who attend our events. This year for the first time, we recorded PDUs from our professional development conference for all our attendees.
In years past we have asked members to self-record their PDC PDUs since it was so tedious for the chapter to do. This proved challenging for some of our PDC attendees because they are unfamiliar with the PMI CCRS system used for tracking PDUs and they had to find the specific code for each of their sessions. We always received lots of "cry for help" feedback. With the decision to take this on for members this year, we added this as a valuable service. The amount of work for Juliana was equivalent to recording 20 different chapter dinners + 3 large (200+ attendee sessions) all at once - plus the up-front work of interfacing with PMI to get these sessions set up in the CCRS beforehand.
This new service for our members aligns with our mission of providing high quality educational events, and our vision of providing value. Our chapter is constantly looking for ways to provide value added services to our members and local community and Juliana's tireless efforts on this new endeavor are a great example of that.
The results of Juliana’s efforts are the embodiment of our Chapter’s Mission, our Vision and our Value Proposition to deliver a service that is beneficial to the PM's in our area.
Juliana has been a PMI and Fort Worth Chapter volunteer for 2 years. When asked, What do you enjoy most about being a Fort Worth PMI Chapter volunteer? Juliana shared:
“What I enjoy the most is interacting with people from different professional areas and very experienced in their fields, as well as the friendly environment and commitment from members investing their time and efforts in benefit of the Chapter.”
Please join the Fort Worth Chapter Leadership team in thanking Juliana Terssariol for her contribution and congratulating her for recognition as the Fort Worth Chapter PMI Volunteer of the Quarter for 3Q2019!
We Appreciate Our Volunteers!
As part of PMI’s 50th Anniversary, the FWPMI chapter was able to do something extra special to show how much we appreciate our volunteers! On October 24th some of the chapter’s valuable volunteers attended a volunteer appreciation event with chapter Board members at the Main Event in Grapevine. These volunteers represented the Community Outreach, Military Outreach, Academic Outreach, RCC, Professional Development, Finance and Internal Relations teams.
Everyone had a great time bowling, playing laser tag, arcade games, eating, and getting to know each other better.
If you want more information about how you can volunteer with the chapter, go to the Volunteer Page on the FWPMI web page. You can also go directly to the VRMS to see available volunteer postings for the chapter: Click Here(enter your PMI credentials, click on “Find an Opportunity” and select the Fort Worth chapter). You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions about Volunteering with the chapter.
Volunteering within PMI and the Fort Worth PMI chapter can be an essential component to your career growth. You will have the opportunity to develop new skills working on types of projects not available to you in your current position.
FWPMI is a professional organization driven by (volunteer) professionals. Volunteers like you help us grow and serve our profession and the community at large. This is your chance to give back to your profession while gaining valuable experience, knowledge and recognition. Whether you are interested in a little or a lot, we need you!
Why should you volunteer?
* Get more involved. Learn more about PMI and the chapter
* Make new friends and professional networking contacts
* Improve your project management and leadership skills
* Mentor someone and share your knowledge
* Make a difference within our community
* Help to improve or add events and resources for the chapter members
* It's an opportunity to give back to the profession
See where your gifts and talents may be used by contacting the volunteer management team at Volunteer@fwpmi.org for further information.
Volunteer Management Model
The Fort Worth PMI chapter has developed a Volunteer Management Model. This model defines four levels of volunteers. As a volunteer grows, the next steps in the ladder have been defined.
There are benefits associated with each level and increase commensurate with your investment. These include discounts, leadership development and of course - resume enhancers!
Where should you start?
Why not select a level one or level two opportunity first? Get to know some of the terrific volunteers and chapter members. Once you have completed your volunteer assignment or project, we'll be happy to work with you on your next opportunity!
Share your knowledge or expertise
: We are always looking for high quality presenters for our lunch and dinner membership meeting events. If you have a topic relevant to project management that is educational, please let us know!
: Every month we strive to provide educational workshops on a variety of project management related topics such as soft skills, technical skills and tools training. If you are a qualified instructor, we'd love to hear from you.
Fill out the speaker application form
and email it to the Director of Speaker Management
Interested in working on a team?
Registration management: help us onsite working the registration table. Choose events throughout the year that you'd be willing to staff the registration table at either lunch or dinner meetings.
Event management: help us with planning and set up prior to a meeting or closing out the meeting. Possible assignments include creating the agenda, calling in meal guarantees, filing PDUs and administrative closeout.
Membership team: would you like to help our new members learn about the chapter at an orientation? Staff a membership booth at a meeting? be part of the welcoming committee?
Volunteer Management: we need more recruiters and help place volunteers in volunteer roles; onboarding specialists and manage the volunteer opportunities or help run the volunteer orientation webinars.
Communications team: write articles for upcoming newsletters; update / add new website content; manage the communications calendar and prioritize new development for website.
Teams meet as needed to work on tasks. This may be once a month or several times/year. Send an email to the volunteer management team if you'd like to work on a team.
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