A Word From Our President

Dear Members and Friends,

November brings a time to be thankful and serves as the official start of the holiday season. It seems like only a few months ago we were welcoming in a New Year, and now we are on the brink of kicking off 2019. Before we get into the new year we still have few opportunities for everyone to participate in training, social events, and the sharing of thanks for all the work being completed.

We have two great opportunities for everyone over the next two months, and one is free to all members whom register. The 2018 Annual Vendor Showcase will occur on November 8 in lieu of our monthly dinner meeting. Further details are provided below. The event is free for all members and only guests only pay a small fee. Plan to come and have some fun!

For the December Meeting, we will host our Annual Awards Ceremony. If you have not nominated a company or individual for one of our awards, we have extended the timeframe to November 15, 2018. Consider this an opportunity to reward someone with a token of gratitude for the work they have completed.

If you have an interest in Servant Leadership then plan to join me at the Breakfast Meeting on November 10, 2018 at the Marriot Courtyard Legacy Park. I will be sharing the importance of leadership and Project Management and discussing in detail Servant Leadership and Project Management.

This month we also have a many more events for you to attend. The Education team is offering an Agile 101 course November 17th, for everyone interested in Agile practices and principles. We also have for two Lunch & Learns, for those interested in a networking lunch break with other project professionals. This month the L&L is scheduled for November 30, 2018 in Dallas/Addison and Plano.

These events are completely free, as each person purchases their own lunch at one of the two locations and sits with the group to discuss interesting project management topics.

Finally, if you are looking for ways to better communicate to your project team and/or your management team, you should check out our PMI Dallas Toastmasters Club which meets every month. This month’s meeting is scheduled for November 17, 2018 and it is an excellent way to hone your public speaking capabilities in front of an unbiased audience. The Toastmasters Club always provides participants with great feedback.

I hope to see you at some of our events this month. If there are any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at president@pmidallas.org.


Joe Carson, PMP
PMI Dallas President