Fort Worth Chapter PMI - Volunteers of the Quarter, 2Q2019

Devoting 6 to 8 months to plan the Professional Development Conference is one of the most time consuming volunteer efforts in our chapter and this year’s awesome event was a testament to the dedication, collaboration and project management skills of the 2019 PDC Core Planning team.  Led by Denise Stafford, the following volunteers worked tirelessly to make the 2019 PDC a valuable experience:

+Lance Beaty              +Andrea Benson         +Threta Davis          +Sandy Detter
+Karolyn Knight          +Glenn Mizell              +Lynn Robbins         +Cindy Vandersleen

This hardworking team executed many key activities required to achieve a successful event including:

  • appointing a keynote speaker (thoughtful research and evaluation of the candidates submissions)
  • appointing speakers to conduct breakout sessions with compelling topics that attract and educate attendees
  • identifying and setting up a user friendly registration system
  • marketing and communications for the event throughout the preparation phase
  • appointing volunteers who will assist the day of the event
  • maintaining financial data
  • working diligently with companies in the community to help to sponsor the event
The PDC is the biggest event of the year for the Fort Worth PMI Chapter.  PDC2019 was the most successful conference ever with an attendee count of almost 200 attendees.  Attendees noted 'This is the best run conference I have ever attended'.  This speaks volumes to the team’s tireless efforts and commitment to delivering this impactful event to the PM Community where attendees can earn up to 8 PDUs is a great return on their investment and solidifies the Chapter’s reputation for bringing value to the project management community in Tarrant County.
The results of this team’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. 
When asked, What do you enjoy most about being a Fort Worth PMI Chapter volunteer? One team member shared:

     “The thing that I enjoy the most is working with the variety of people that make up the Fort Worth PMI Chapter. We have the reputation of being the "Friendly Chapter" and we earn it every day by bringing our unique experiences together in a collaborative environment. We listen to each other and are willing to lend a hand with or without being asked without any judgments and I've seen this time and time again over the 11 years of volunteering.”
– Lance Beaty

And from another team member, who also volunteers at our Chapter Dinner Meetings, shared:

     “I enjoy meeting and talking to the chapter members at the monthly meetings.”
– Glenn Mizell

Please join the Fort Worth Chapter Leadership team in congratulating Denise Stafford, Lance Beaty, Andrea Benson, Threta Davis, Sandy Detter, Karolyn Knight, Glenn Mizell, Lynn Robbins and Cindy Vandersleen for their achievements and recognition as the Fort Worth Chapter PMI Volunteers of the Quarter for 2Q2019!
Volunteer Opportunities

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 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

Presenters: 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!
Instructors:  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.
Next step:
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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