December 2018 Print

From the President's desk

Dear PMI SWOC members and friends,

Welcome back from your summer break.

It was so great to meet some of our new members in the July new member orientation and networking event.  Our chapter’s 20th anniversary celebration will continue at the members and volunteers annual meet and greet on September 22nd.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun networking event. I hope to see you there.

It is time to think ahead to PMI SWOC 2019.  The board will start the annual business planning shortly.  Your input is key to enhancing your membership experience. Email us at with ideas and suggestions.  

I am so excited to let you know that the Chapter Website Refresh is progressing well, and we will kick off PMI SWOC Mentorship Program, Chapter Member Experience Committee and PMI SWOC Habitat Build Day this month.  Look out for the announcements.

2019 PMI SWOC board nomination will begin in the Fall.  The open opportunities include:

  • 2 years term (Jan 2019 to Dec 2020)
    • VP Volunteers, VP Professional Development, VP Marketing & Communications
  • 1 year term (Jan 2019 to Dec 2019)
    • President Elect and President

This is your opportunity to become a better leader, help improve your chapter and give back to our community.  

Our chapter is growing stronger and better - together we can make the difference to our PM community in South Western Ontario.

On behalf of the board, thank you all for your continuous support!

Yours truly,

Emily Chan, PMP

President, PMI SWOC

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Upcoming Events

Strategic & Business Management

Activity Date: September 10, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Venue: Peddle Pub


2018 PMI SWOC Annual Members & Volunteers  Meet & Greet

Activity Date: September 22, 2018


10:30 - 11:00 - New Membership Orientation

11:00 - 2:00 - Meet & Greet

Venue:  London Life Recreation Grounds

Dress Code: Picnic casual and please bring your chair


Your Perfect Match – Speed Networking

Connect with partners in the non profit sector who are looking for help running small projects.  Come earn hours towards certification, collect PDUs, gain valuable experience, make connections and give back to your community.

Activity Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Venue: Innovation Works

Lord of the Risks - The Legend of Middle Management

Activity Date:  October 11, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue:  Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard - D1041
London, ON N5Y 5R6

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My On-Going Education

 Scrum Master Training

If you have heard about the role of the Scrum Master and want to get to know the Scrum framework better, this class is for you. The session combines hands-on simulation with the deep-experience of the accredited trainer, to provide a highly engaging and effective learning event!

Innovation Works London - BERTEIG OFFICE
201 King Street
London, ON N6A 1C9

September 18, 2018
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Register now and use the exclusive code for PMI SWOC - PAR-PMI-HD1C

Western Continuing Studies - PJMG6208 PMP Exam Preparation Course

If you are  getting ready to take the PMP exam, this course is for you!

Date: November 17, November 23, 24, November 30 and December 1

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Western Continuing Studies

Register Now!


Kristin - Any information on IIL?

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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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Kristin - do you have anything to go here? Can we remove this??

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