A Word From Our President

Dear Members and Friends,

Happy belated Labor Day. While Labor Day signals an end to the summer it also serves as the delineation to the beginning of Fall. This fall the board of directors is excited to bring back the vendor showcase.

The 2018 Annual Vendor Showcase will be free for all PMI Dallas Chapter members and is open to our guests for a small fee. The showcase will occur on November 8 in lieu of our monthly dinner meeting. Further details are provided below.  

For September, our Monthly Dinner Meeting will be September 13, 2018, and the topic is Innovation Hour. As project managers we deal with challenges and opportunities every day, this session focuses on sharing ideas between project managers. Some of the topics scheduled to be discussed are dealing with difficult clients, how to deliver bad news, managing with scare resources, and trends in project management. Also, this month, we have a good list of free and paid events which are available for you to gain PDUs and network with other project managers.

Our Breakfast Meeting is on September 8, 2018, and the guest speakers are Susan Kennedy and Khlood Elsayed, whom will be talking ethics in project management.

We have a 1-Day PMP Exam Review on September 15, 2018. Please make sure that you register for this course if you are interested.

We also have two Lunch & Learns, (L&L) each month for those interested in a networking lunch break with other project professionals. This month the L&L is scheduled for September 28, 2018 in Dallas/Addison and Plano. The 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. For those that have other obligations on the evening of our dinner meeting, this is a great way to network and gain PDUs. We do ask that you register so we can ensure we have space for everyone.

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 September 15, 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.

Thanks,

Joe Carson, PMP
PMI Dallas President