President’s Corner – A Season of Thankfulness

November 2019


In this month leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to express gratitude on behalf of myself and all of the leadership team for all of you – our members, volunteers, and other curious event attendees – who come out each month to attend meetings, workshops, and just explore what we’re all about.  Please know that whether you are a tenured veteran of the chapter, certified practitioner or a first time attendee just exploring project management, all are welcome to our meetings and social events.

In an effort to give thanks, we want to make sure we in the chapter are providing the best services to our constituents – who are in many different chapters of their career and life journeys.  The best way to ensure that is to gather input from YOU – our stakeholders. 

Our November meeting is our second installment this year of WWYI v2 or We Want Your Input (version 2).  On November 21, at Texas Star. while a traditional Thanksgiving meal is served, paticipants use 3 different requirements gathering techniques to help gather input on professional development and other service needs:

  • Brainstorming
  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Nominal Group Technique

In addition to providing input, participants learn how to use these tools and methods to earn their PDU.

So as you prepare to embrace this holiday season, take a moment to pause, breath, and give thanks for that which matters to you.    Maybe explore some of the online workshops, book clubs or toastmasters meetings throughout the rest of the year.

From all of us in the Friendly Chapter,  We Appreciate you.

Happy Thanksgiving!