A Word From Our President, May 2020

May 4, 2020

In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross postulated a series of emotions that comprise the five stages of grief experienced by the terminally ill in acceptance of their fate: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These five stages continue to be widely referenced throughout popular culture and remain important today. If you are under any kind of stress, anger, or frustration in this challenging time, I want to ensure that you are not alone.

There are hundreds of thousands of people being furloughed or permanently laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. In the past three weeks, I have personally learned of many Chapter members that have been impacted by this crisis, including some who have had family members pass away or are in the hospital due to the virus.

I don’t have an answer to what the future will be like post-COVID 19. However, life is better when the community can work together and support each other. We are all in this together. Please let us know how we can serve you better!

The Chapter will continuously support you and your success. Please join our Virtual Dinner Meeting on May 14: Creating High-Performance Project Teams through Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Rizwan Sheikh. The cost is free for members and guests. “Seats” are limited for this special engagement as we work to provide higher capacity virtual events.

In the meanwhile, each board member is doing their best to bring more courses, training, workshops, and special programs to support you. Please feel free to email me directly for any inquiries.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” This wonderful quote is particularly inspiring and provides encouragement for me to continue to work harder for our community.

I believe strongly in our members and you are in my thoughts and prayers through this unique and challenging times. 

Please follow our social media sites on FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram @pmidallas for the latest Chapter news and the Events Calendar for Chapter activities.

If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Mei Lin, PMP
PMI Dallas President.