A Word From Our President

April, 2021

Spring is here! If you were unable to attend the recent PMI PMXPO on March 25, mark your calendars for a another opportunity to meet and collaborate with thousands of project management professionals around the world beginning on June 2, 2021, as part of PMI’s Virtual Experience Series 2021.

PMI Global HQ and PMI Dallas are both evolving and leveling-up and I want to thank each of our Members who have stood by us during this challenging time, supporting, and participating with us to do more and evolve our programs to serve you.

Like many professional organizations that depend on volunteers and membership renewals, we have been impacted negatively due to Covid as many of our members have experienced hardships resulting in renewals being down. We certainly empathize and hope those among our members and friends who have been impacted are finding paths forward securing employment and stabilizing finances.

On the positive side, however, we have developed the capability to offer virtual events at reduced prices enabling the Chapter to increase the reach of PMI Dallas overall by enabling anyone to attend our events.

And we didn’t stop there either. Our volunteers keep going! When reviewing the 2020 members survey, overall member satisfaction is up 9% from 2019 and 12% up from the survey in 2018. We are also 6% higher than the other Chapters within PMI Region 6 which includes Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

On the behalf of the 2020 Board, THANK YOU for your commitment to PMI Dallas!

For job seekers in Dallas County, PMI Dallas held a webinar on February 24th in partnership with Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas to teach and explain Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), which provides resources for individuals seeking employment, education, and training. Speakers explained the program and also assisted with re-branding professional social media profiles.

Members who live in Collin County can contact the Plano Workforce Solutions Center where there are many virtual offerings.

Steps for enrolling WIOA:

  1. Register in WorkInTexas.com
  2. Attend a virtual WIOA orientation. Note: The PMI Dallas session is not the full WIOA orientation, but you can reach out to the presenter for the Academy access free of charge
  3. Complete the required documents
  4. Meet with a Workforce Team Member virtually to discuss your potential eligibility detail and career goals
  5. Receive WIOA support

Next up is the PMI Professional Awards. Nominations for 2021 are open to recognize outstanding contributions in the Project Management Community.

For those who lead a PMO, you are already familiar with PMO Global Alliance. The PMO Global Alliance has just begun their starts their 2021 PMO Global Awards selection process. The PMO Global Awards event is the world’s largest professional awards event for Project Management Offices (PMOs) and PMO professionals.

Beyond our PMP certifications, PMI offers Micro-Credentials to enhance achievements in specific skills, knowledge, and competencies. Micro-Credentials differ from high stakes certifications, like the PMP, by focusing on industry specific topics and emerging trends.

Please check those out and let us know how to support you in your professional career.

Feel free to contact me directly through email or LinkedIn if you have any questions about the Chapter.

All the best!

Mei Lin
President, PMI Dallas Chapter