Happy 2nd quarter PMI Hudson Valley, NY chapter members!
It was a busy, beneficial and educational 1st quarter for PMI Hudson Valley, NY chapter. It began with our 2-Leadership-PDU January Program Meeting event on Project Management Volunteerism, member volunteers giving back to PMI, to PMI Hudson Valley, NY chapter, to the local PM community in general and to each other. We were able to provide and fill some volunteer opportunities and roles and are grateful to all those that stepped up! Our needs aren’t completely met yet though, so if you have an interest in giving back let me or your favorite Board member know! We have more opportunities available and would love to expand our circle of active volunteers! And PDU’s? You bet!
In February our 1-Technical-PDU Program Meeting focused on Managing Risk, as presenter Tom Gezo took attendee’s through a collaborative 5-Step approach to identifying, categorizing, defining and planning for risk factors and how to address them within our projects.
In March our 1-Strategic/Business-PDU Program Meeting addressed the topic of moving between industries as a Project Manager. Greg Dallari, who has worked as a practicing Project Manager in the Information Technology, Academia and Healthcare industries spoke with attendee’s regarding his experiences changing industry, the crafting of unique position-specific resumes and how a Project Manager may Brand themselves to bring greater value to prospective employers.
Rounding out the quarter our VP of Education, Amy Kentera, and her team of volunteers delivered a wonderful full day 8-Technical-PDU workshop on Project Scheduling – “On Time and On budget – Get Done and Get Gone”, presented by instructor Heath Suddleson, PSP, certified expert in the area of project scheduling. The workshop was held at the beautiful Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa and was, indeed, a very special and worthwhile event.
Finally, a reminder also, that PMI Hudson Valley, NY chapter has reinstituted and relaunched the Project Management High School Awards program so, if you are a chapter member in good standing with a dependent who graduated June, 2016 or will be graduating June, 2017 with plans to attend an accredited college in Fall, 2017 please see the main chapter website for more detail.
Well, that catches us up for now. So, stay active in your chapter, stay involved, have a wonderful and success filled 2nd quarter and hopefully we’ll be seeing you around the chapter events!