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 30, Sept 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
    • Chapter Mentorship Program (Q3, 2018)
    • PMI SWOC Habitat Build Day (Q3/Q4, 2018)

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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Upcoming Events

School's Out!! Networking & New Member Orientation Register here

Monday, July 30 @ 6:00 - 9:00 pm Join us for the latest new member orientation and a fun speed networking evening!   

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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: 

2018 - 15th Annual Symposium: 

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PM Community news

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

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Your time is valuable. You want to take courses when you want, read white papers, participate in blogs and check out webinars on your time. All from one click. 

The new PMI SWOC and IIL partnership offers you online PMP and CAPM prep courses, conferences and much much more!

Check it out now

Other education opportunities coming soon include...

  • Western Continuing Studies...PMP Exam Prep Courses
  • Berteig Consulting Inc. ...Scrum Training and Agile Certification offerings

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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

Do you take your commitments seriously, take pride in your achievements? Are you looking to engage with an amazing global organization that’s volunteer-driven? Look no further than our own PMI South Western Ontario Chapter! Roles are open in every area similar to running a small business...
  • professional development - planning/delivering products/services through events and learning experiences
  • marketing & communications - planning/promoting said events and learning experiences
  • membership - taking care of our customers (you and other professionals like you)
  • volunteers - taking care of the people that work to bring you great events and experiences 
  • sponsorship & partnership - working with others to bring you good value
  • technology - ensuring the tools we use to deliver value meet our needs
  • finance - managing the funds to ensure we can deliver great value in a cost effective way
If you're already a chapter volunteer - THANKS we appreciate all your efforts! Spread the word for your colleagues, friends and family to join us!

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Save the date


Saturday, Sept 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Join us for the PMI SWOC Annual Members & Volunteers Meet and Greet at London Life Recreation Ground
Tuesday, September 25 PMI SWOC is once again participating in a Speed Networking event with non-profits in the community - Look out for more details!

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Contact us

Contact us at: membership@pmiswoc.org

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