July 2018 Print

From the President's desk

To our Valued Members,

I hope you and your family are enjoying the beautiful summer and would like to take this opportunity to share our chapter's accomplishments as well as all the upcoming exciting initiatives.

It is our chapter's 20th anniversary this year.  What a great achievement for PMI SWOC!   Thanks to all our dedicated members and volunteers for your continuous support and hope to see you at our upcoming events so we can continue to celebrate with you. 

 Accomplishments to date:

  • 2017 member survey - 72% overall member satisfaction that is increased by 15% from 2016.
  • 15th annual Symposium - great turn out and feedback.
  • 1st joint chapter event with PMI Toronto - a fresh approach, 2 speakers in 2 cities presenting over the internet in the same event.
  • Partnership with various like-minded organizations to promote Project Management skills and knowledge of members and community.  
    • ASQ (American Society of Quality)
    • APICS (The Association of Operations Management)
    • University of Windsor
    • St. Clair College (Windsor)
    • International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)
  • Successful academic outreach - Introducing PMI and PMI SWOC to the class of University of Windsor Master Program
  • Completed 2015 to 2017 financial auditing.  Please log in to the membership area to review the 2018 AGM meeting minutes and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 audited financial statements.
  • PMI SWOC board members participating the 2018 PMI Region 3 Summit - Great collaboration with the other region 3 PMI chapter leaders to add value to your membership.

In flight and upcoming 2018 initiatives:

    • Chapter Website Refresh - kicked off this month
    • New Member Orientation (July 30Sept 22 (see Meet & Greet below) & Dec TBD)
    • Chapter Member Experience Committee Meeting (Q4, 2018)
    • Monthly events - several planned for Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec
  • Annual Chapter Meet & Greet and New Member Orientation- Sept 22

2019 business planning will start in September.  Your input is key to enhance your  membership experience. Email us at info@pmiswoc.org with ideas and suggestions.  

We are always looking for new volunteers.  Please check out  PMI VRMS for the current volunteering opportunities (select "South Western Ontario Chapter under "Chapters/Global Operations Center" drop down box) or email David Sumpton, VP Volunteer (david.sumpton@pmiswoc.org).

Check out our chapter’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter frequently to keep track of what's going in our chapter.

Thank you so much for your continuous support!

Yours truly,

Emily Chan, PMP

President, PMI SWOC

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2018 Symposium

Here are some of the 2018 AGM/20th anniversary celebration and the 2018 - 15th Annual Symposium moments captured in pictures.

2018 - AGM & 20th anniversary celebration: https://pmiswoc.starchapter.com/gallery.php?id=8&draft=1

2018 - 15th Annual Symposium: https://pmiswoc.starchapter.com/gallery.php?id=7&draft=1

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PM Community news

Visit Project Management.com to expand your network and connect with PM Professionals!

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We now have the IIL and PMI SWOC co-brand website for the online PMP and CAPM prep courses and IIL conference courses effective July 1 2018. Follow the links below for more information.



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Welcome New Members

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New Designations

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Member's Anniversary

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Volunteers opportunities

We are looking for professionals who are engaged, committed, take their commitment seriously, take pride in being part of a team to deliver value to other professionals, who want to learn and grow.  Potential volunteers should expect a time investment of on average 2-3 hours a week, depending on the chapter activities. 
Benefits they receive personally include:
  • Real practical experience 
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from experienced professionals 
  • Opportunity to take on a role they wouldn’t normally be able to in their paid job
  • Opportunity to try new ideas in a ‘safe’ environment 
  • Experience on resume (to that end we’re changing titles to Marketing Specialist with focus in the different areas )
  • Access to chapter events free or at reduced rates
  • PDUs if anyone is PMI certified 
Become part of an amazing global organization that’s volunteer-driven, with opportunity to become one of thousands of volunteer leaders who gather for conferences to learn and share every year

Cindy Avrith

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Save the date


Saturday, Sept 22, PMI SWOC Annual Members & Volunteers Meet and Greet at London Life Recreation Ground, 11am to 2pm

Tuesday, September 25, PMI SWOC Speed Networking event - Look out for more details!

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Contact us

Contact us at: membership@pmiswoc.org

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