President’s Corner – People.  Purpose.  Passion.

May 2019


I would like to take this opportunity to announce that this year’s FWPMI Professional Development Conference is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.  To register, go to http://www.rsvpbook.com/PDC2019 .

The title of the conference this year is Pathways to Success; People. Purpose. Passion.  Our Keynote speaker is Kari Mirabal, who is a dynamic fireball of a speaker and owner of a consulting firm specializing in teaching people how to “network smarter.”  As always, the conference will feature four sessions and five tracks covering leadership, strategic & business management, technical project management, industry framework, and soft skill topics.  During the lunch break, you will have the opportunity to earn PDUs during 2 separate segments – a table topic discussion hour, following by a challenge workshop clinic.  You don’t want to miss this great day of networking and education so be sure and sign up before the early bird registration date of May 23rd.
 
People, purpose and passion is indeed an important theme for PMI worldwide this year.  PMI is celebrating its 50th year and with that has defined a new aspiration: Empowering people to make ideas a reality.   PMI is emphasizing a celebration of service and encouraging all chapters to log social good outreach service hours towards a goal of 50000 worldwide by the end of the year. You can read more about this on the PMI website: PMI Global Celebration of Service.  The Fort Worth chapter has several initiatives planned to contribute towards this goal and we encourage everyone to participate in these outreach activities:
 

  • We continue our award-winning work twice a year teaching project management at the Sanders Estes men’s prison facility as part of the Prison Entrepreneur Program.  If interested in how you can participate in this program, please contact me at president@fwpmi.org

  • We are encouraging chapter members to register to volunteer for the Senior Synergy Expo being held May 9th at Will Rogers Memorial Center.  This is an individual volunteer event.  Details can be found on our community outreach page  FWPMI Community Outreach

  • Please sign up to join us for an evening of sharing food and love with some families in need at the Ronald McDonald House on June 8th.  The first time we did this last October was such a success and we had so much fun, we have scheduled a repeat performance.  You can also sign up for this team project from the community outreach page  FWPMI Community Outreach.  The link for this opportunity will take you to the VRMS where we have a volunteer position for you to apply to, in order to track your service with PMI.

  • On the community outreach page  FWPMI Community Outreach , you can also read about the upcoming Give Camp opportunity later this year, where we will partner with the Dallas chapter to participate in a weekend of technology projects for non-profits.

 
I wish you all a wonderful month of May expressing your purpose and passion!