As we cruise through fall and enter the Holiday season, it’s hard to believe we have almost completed 2019. All the personal and professional goals that donned our smartphones, pin-up boards and refrigerators come into focus. How are we progressing?
I would like to enthusiastically state that it has been a banner year for NCPMI! Our global PMI organization and new CEO Sunil Prashara has lead us on a transformational journey this year culminating in a global branding refresh. As VP of Programs, I’m happy to recognize my team for outstanding leadership and for partnering with NCPMI to accomplish their personal and professional goals this year. Some of our volunteer accomplishments include:
- Chapter Meetings – 9 have been held in 2019 and we have served over 1,800 attendees in total; Many of our speakers have received high compliments based on your feedback and we continue to develop improvements to attendee meeting experience.
- Career Events – The Careers team, led by Mike Rock, has delivered 8 Career events including workshops and Career Connections; Mike and his team have a goal to assist the PM community with all items related to career development including connections with employment opportunities as well as personal growth
- Outreach – The Outreach team led by Lene Omoh and includes Charitable, Academic and Corporate functions. Lene and her team have successfully implemented the Susan Komen Walk for the Cure, Kramden Institute Mini Geek-A-thon and Habitat for Humanity build. In addition, the outreach team is developing even more creative ways to give back to the community and promote growth for our membership.
- NCPMI Programs Core and Extended Services – As you can imagine, it takes an extraordinary group to execute the programs deliverables. Our Director of Programs Communications, Trupti Patel is in charge of various communications tasks and leads the implementation of our PDU filing process. Team Leads Delores Ali (Chapter Meeting Operations), Charles Good (Surveys), Sandy Wan (Voice of the Customer) and Terri Boykin (Chapter Meeting Presentations) are key in leading our awesome group of volunteers each month. We look forward to further building our team in 2020 and implementing new membership. Come join us!
It is my pleasure to be part of this organization and to have the opportunity to work with an enthusiastic group of volunteers. My peers on the NCPMI Board of Officers share the vision that as promoters of the Project Management profession, volunteers and members development are at the forefront of our priorities each year. We also aspire to be great citizens and in alignment with PMI’s 50th anniversary Global Celebration of Service initiative, NCPMI’s Social Good programs, led by our Director-at-Large Myriam Augustin with support from our President, Denise Baker, have blazed a trail of accomplishments. Please join us at the November Chapter Meeting as we celebrate our giving campaign with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. All proceeds raised from Chapter Meeting registration fees during the month of November will be donated to this important cause.
I wish the NCPMI membership, business partners and volunteers a happy and safe holiday season. Let’s set more outstanding goals for 2020 as PMI launches into the next 50 years of service to the Project Management Profession!
Robert (Bobby) Robinson PMP, PfMP, ITIL
NCPMI VP, Programs (2019-2020)