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2015 President’s Message

President's Message
vish.png Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous new year!!!

New Year is already here, and along with the New Year we’ll have new  topics for the dinner meetings, top notch speakers for ½ day and full day workshops, boot camps for PMP and ACP exam prep, new matches for mentoring program, and many other activities for you! This year, focus will be to quality speakers from out of town, increase the attendance for our dinner meetings, and seek feedback from our members to improve the quality of our offerings.

This is YOUR chapter!!! We want to offer services which are of your interests.

New board for year 2015 is already working towards these goals. They had a 4 hour budget planning session on December 06, 2014. A board orientation session was also held on December 9th for new board officers. Entire board is meeting all day on January 31st to work on strategic planning goals for 2015 & 2016.

I would take this opportunity to thank Anne Haltenhof, outgoing president, and 2014 board officers for their service and dedication to make local St. Louis PMI chapter one of the best chapters in North America.  We have achieved so much under Anne’s leadership. In 2013 under Anne's guidance, Metro St. Louis PMI chapter was awarded with “Chapter of the Year” from PMI. STL PMI was the only chapter in North America to receive this kind of recognition. Past year, our chapter had received “Member Services” award from PMI for providing outstanding membership and professional development opportunities to its members.

If you have ideas for dinner meeting topics, speakers or any other topic --- I’d love to hear them.  This year, we are specifically looking to offer topics based on soft and hard skills, Agile Project Management, Big Data, Servant Leadership, and Social Media etc. The goal is that you would really find these topics useful to increase your skills in a worthwhile fashion.  What would help YOU be a better project management professional or get to the next level?  Shoot me an email at president@pmimsl.org with your ideas!

Finally, I must say that as a 100% volunteer-run organization, the Metro St. Louis PMI Chapter relies on volunteers, who dedicate their time to help advancing the profession through the various opportunities available. Please login to VRMS (http://vrms.pmi.org/) or contact any of the board officers to find out these opportunities. These are opportunities which will help you to learn and grow in leadership, teamwork, networking, and business skills. I hope we'll have the pleasure to count you as a volunteer

We are here to provide services which matters most to YOU!!!

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